Italy, UK and France among the most popular summer destinations for wealthy jetsetters

When money is no obstacle, and the world is your pearl-studded oyster, wealthy travellers are more apt to jet off to Italy than any other destination. That’s according to the luxury travel agency network Virtuoso, which looked at the most popular destinations sought by their wealthiest clients in the US at member agencies around the world. For the list, experts looked at bookings made for this summer through their network which, so far, total more than $39.7 billion in transactions. South Africa is also a favourite among travellers, notably for…

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Italy cracks down on obnoxious tourists

IT SEEMS the early bird no longer catches the worm. At least, that’s according to Italian authorities, who are cracking down on obnoxious tourists who hog prime beach spots, keeping them empty until their mates arrive. Getting a choice position is a top priority for many holiday-makers, and let’s be honest: most of us have guarded an empty stretch of sand with towels and umbrellas at least once in our lives. But in some parts of Italy, getting close to the water has become so competitive people have started sneaking…

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