100 places to see before you die….loop takes travel agents on a journey to most fascinating destinations on the planet


FRANKFURT, Germany – From 10th to 13th of April 2016 Frankfurt will transform into a mecca for the international luxury tourism industry. Germany’s only luxury exhibition “loop – luxury on our planet” opens its doors for 100 international renowned hoteliers, hotel owners and providers of tourist luxury products to meet with 100 interested buyers from the German-speaking markets. The exhibition has established itself over the past two years as the most important B2B event in the German luxury tourism market, with the goal to increase revenues targeted to both suppliers and retailers.

Four out of one hundred highlights at loop:

Greece: Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Overlooking a sparkling blue bay, Blue Palace is nestled between the famed coast of Elounda and the relics of historic Spinalonga Island. Each of the 251 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, comprising elegant bungalows, exclusive suites and four stunning private villas, overlooks the incandescent Aegean Sea, whereby 142 of them boast private pools that appear to flow directly to the sea. Premier facilities, unbeatable service and a romantic atmosphere set the idyllic resort apart. Showcasing exquisite cuisine in myriad magical settings, Blue Palace features five exclusive restaurants offering a variety of cuisine from traditional Greek to Asian Fusion, Italian delights and the Steakhouse Flame. Leisure facilities include a private beach with comfy sunbeds and umbrellas and three outdoor swimming pools, as well as water sports and the world class Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy.

Unfold your senses at the Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa in Spain

Hacienda Zorita is situated just 10 minutes from the historic city of SALAMANCA surrounded by countryside and vineyards. This ancient Dominican monastery, located on the river Tormes, is now a unique Wine – Hotel & Spa, with its’ history stretching back to 1366. Our guests can enjoy the traditional hospitality of the haciendas, all its comforts and opportunities for relaxation and experience the extraordinary estate wines and natural food products such as extra-virgin olive oil, cheeses and Iberian ham. The Hacienda has many hidden nooks and crannies to explore and offers a personalized advice service – global concierge service- to make your stay an exclusive and unforgettable one. Enjoy the country-chic style and the experiences during a stay that is both simple and yet sophisticated – the luxury of simplicity.

Hacienda Zorita has 23 suites and villas and 17 rooms, with beautiful views onto the river or vineyard, in the countryside of the Duero Valley. The monumental style with Dominican overtones, contrasts with the modern facilities and country-chic decor based on quality materials and modern art. The villas, which are named after the different varieties of grape in the Duero Valley, have their own private terrace for the greater exclusivity of our guests.

Explore Machu Picchu with Inca Rail – One of the last treasures on earth

INCA RAIL runs a fleet of nine trains: seven in Executive Class with a capacity of 42 passengers each; one in First Class with a capacity for 30 passengers; and one Presidential carriage, with a capacity of 8 passengers.

Unlike those trains that are propelled by locomotive engine, each of the carriages possesses its own engine, which works in synchronization when a convoy is formed. This allows to create convoys to suit demand, with the added advantage that all service classes can be offered in all of our itineraries. Each of the carriages has been equipped with passenger safety and comfort as a foremost concern. The interiors have been entirely fitted out by local technicians and carpenters, who have worked painstakingly to ensure the total comfort of passengers throughout their trip. Accommodating seats, collapsible tables, panoramic windows, and stunning views of the Peruvian Andes are just some of the features common to all of Inca Rail’s trains. For the external design, carefully selected natural tones ensure that the trains harmonize with the Andean scenery. Finally, in homage to the ancestors, each of the trains is named after Inca emperors and princesses.

Inca Rail was very proud to launch a new service known as Machu Picchu Train. It started to operate since last June. The train has six railcars which have been designed to offer a nice ride at a very affordable price.

Modern interiors with colorful pictures of the Andean world, combine comfortable seating and fold-away dining tables to ensure an amazing journey to the magnificent Machu Picchu.

Enchanting Austria: Tradition, culture and charisma at Castle Esterhazy

The charismatic Esterházy Princes played a prominent part in European history for centuries. Being important magnates, diplomats and military leaders, they were also avid art collectors leaving behind a legacy of legendary treasures and rarities. Around an hour’s drive from Vienna, the Esterházy family’s palaces, castles and natural landmarks are enchanting cultural attractions set in the unique scenery.

Discover architectural gems, historical treasures and natural monuments. Whether your trip leads to Forchtenstein Castle, Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, the Renaissance estate at Lackenbach, the quarry at St. Margarethen or to the modern Esterhazy winery at Trausdorf- Esterhazy is always worth a visit!

Exhibitions, concerts, opera productions, tours, wedding celebrations and further special events – a wealth of experiences awaits you!