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November 9, 2019

Warren Buffett tops up cash pile to $128 billion, Solvay shakes up structure and management against headwinds, Hays family tout capital reinvestment and the personal touch in Thomas Cook takeover.

Warren Buffett tops up cash pile to $128 billion

The family office of prolific US investor Warren Buffett (pictured) has conserved $128 billion in cash in its third quarter, up from $122.4 billion in the previous quarter, backing up a recession-warning trend revealed in The Global Family Office Report 2019.

October 9, 2019

British family business Hays Travel says it will buy the entire property portfolio of the collapsed travel group Thomas Cook and save up to 2,500 jobs.

British family business Hays Travel says it will buy the entire property portfolio of the collapsed travel group Thomas Cook and save up to 2,500 jobs.

The UK’s largest independent travel agent announced today they had agreed to acquire Thomas Cook’s 555 high street stores for an undisclosed amount. The 39-year-old company already owned 190 shops across the country and employed hundreds of homeworkers.

March 20, 2018

Global wealth-holders increasingly want secondary passports and residencies, but a new report is warning of the risks to reputations from citizenships on sale.

Global wealth-holders increasingly want secondary passports and residencies, but a new report is warning of the risks to reputations from citizenships on sale.

Just over one-third (34%) of ultra-high net worth individuals already possess a second passport and more than a quarter (29%) were planning to buy one, while one-fifth (21%) are considering emigrating permanently, according to Knight Frank’s annual Attitudes Survey, produced for The Wealth Report.

October 16, 2015

Getting gloomy about the winter soon to hit the Northern Hemisphere? Time to escape to some of the world’s top wine retreats and pamper your palate with a gewürztraminer, shiraz or whatever takes your fancy.

March 23, 2015

Bring the right kind of drama to your holiday with the breathtaking scenery of a national park.

October 16, 2014

No need for Swiss Army knives and trail mix, glamping takes the traditional camping holiday to a five-star level. CampdenFB takes a look at some of what's on offer, including underfloor heating, private hot tubs, and turndown service. 

No need for Swiss Army knives and trail mix, glamping takes the traditional camping holiday to a five-star level. CampdenFB takes a look at some of what's on offer, including underfloor heating, private hot tubs, and turndown service.

April 30, 2014

Whether it’s a commercial art fair or a thought-provoking biennale, art events around the world provide a buzzing mix of glitz and culture. CampdenFB takes a look at the festivals to add to your art calendar

June 23, 2010

Luxury is back, but with a difference, writes Margie Goldsmith. Ultra-high-net-worth travellers are spending again, although this year, says Matthew Upchurch, CEO of global luxury travel network Virtuoso, “their travel decisions are more value driven rather than price driven.”

Luxury is back, but with a difference. Ultra-high-net-worth travellers are spending again, although this year, says Matthew Upchurch, CEO of global luxury travel network Virtuoso, "their travel decisions are more value driven rather than price driven." It would appear that the ego has gone out of the market and travellers are no longer taking extravagant, showy vacations, writes Margie Goldsmith.

May 7, 2009

Family-owned luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has a history of offering access to places and experts that are largely inaccessible. Think of an expedition to the South Pole with the man described by the Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer” Sir Ranulph Fiennes as your guide.

Family-owned luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has a history of offering access to places and experts that are largely inaccessible. Think of an expedition to the South Pole with the man described by the Guinness Book of Records as "the world's greatest living explorer" Sir Ranulph Fiennes as your guide. Or take a photography master class at dawn while touring Siem Reap, Cambodia, in the company of a professional photographer.

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