Monday, 14 October 2019 / Published in Explore

LATAM Airlines is Latin America’s leading airline group, operating daily direct flights from London Heathrow to its hub in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. From there, the extensive network connects you to multiple destinations within Brazil itself, and onwards to several key South American cities throughout Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

A choice of three comfortable cabins


Relax and recline in your ergonomically designed seat, which features newly-updated upholstery and an adjustable headrest for maximum comfort in the sky.

Your individual entertainment system now includes even more options than ever before, with over 150 films for all tastes, as well as a wealth of television series and a variety of music that’s updated monthly.

On flights over seven hours, you can experience the airline’s new gourmet menu, which features both international and local dishes. On shorter flights, you’ll still be able to enjoy plenty of delicious meal, snack and beverage options, including fresh fruit, mouth-watering muffins and speciality coffees.

Passengers can elect to book a LATAM+ seat which comes with extra legroom, exclusive compartment for your carry-on bag and priority boarding and disembarkation.

Premium Economy

Only available on regional flights, LATAM’s exclusive Premium Economy cabin seats no more than 12 passengers and offers a whole host of added benefits, including more spacious leather seats, a Premium Business onboard service, increased baggage allowance, and priority check-in, boarding, debarkation and baggage collection.

When it comes to entertainment, you’ll enjoy all the perks of travelling in Economy yet with larger screens, charging points for your electronic devices, and an extensive selection of newspapers and magazines for you to choose from.

The Premium Economy dining offering allows you to indulge in a wonderfully-designed menu inspired by Latin American flavours, all paired with a selection of the very best wines and spirits.

Premium Business

For an unforgettable travel experience, fly in the luxury of LATAM’s Premium Business cabin (pictured). Relax in your spacious seat, which becomes a fully-flat bed when you’re ready to drift off into a restful sleep.

Your luxurious seat also comes with a charging point and USB connection, and features a high-resolution screen so you can watch your favourite film on the state-of-the-art entertainment system.

Tantalise your taste buds with an extensive gourmet menu that has been specially prepared by renowned chefs, whilst the remarkable wine list features the finest regional wines and has been curated by Héctor Vergara – the only Master Sommelier in Latin America.

New cabins available from Heathrow to Sao Paulo

LATAM are investing in new cabins which will be available on the London Heathrow to Sao Paulo International Airport route. The new premium business cabin is inspired by the essence of Latin America and its breathtaking landscapes. Features include granite cocktail tables, direct aisle access seats with increased privacy and the best in-flight entertainment in the region presented on the latest generation monitors.

The renewed economy cabin comes with larger monitors packed with the best content, award winning food service inspired by Latin American flavours and LATAM+ seats with all their additional flavours.

Exclusive VIP lounges

LATAM Airlines offers its customers five exclusive VIP Lounges in Sao Paolo, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Miami. Providing maximum comfort and a thoughtful selection of amenities, you can rest, relax or catch up on some work whilst you wait to board your flight.

If a dedicated VIP lounge is not available at your departure airport, there’s no need to worry, as you’ll also have access to a selection of partner lounges across the globe.

Monday, 14 October 2019 / Published in Explore

Australia is a vast land of discovery and adventure, with everything from incredible red deserts and rock formations to coastal beauty and thriving urban centres. Stretching from the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, Australia is divided into six states and two territories, each with its own amazing sights, sounds and scenery to offer. Australia’s six states are Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, which are joined by the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.

Australia’s eight states and territories are home to a plethora of UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites, cities jam-packed with global icons, shorelines studded with golden beaches stretching as far as the eye can see and stunning natural attractions including tropical rainforests and colourful coral reefs.

Monday, 14 October 2019 / Published in Explore

Here at Joylink Travel Consults we love luxury travel, and what better way to complement your opulent accommodation than with an all-inclusive plan. Enjoy your holiday stress-free, as there are no unwanted surprises or expensive bills waiting for you at check out. Here are a few of our favourite all-inclusive luxury properties:

Ikos Resorts

The multi award-winning Ikos Resorts have raised the bar when it comes to luxury all-inclusive beach holidays across the Mediterranean. Combining high-end service and modern amenities with a laid-back Mediterranean charm, the resorts’ signature Infinite Lifestyle programme promises an unrivalled level of opulence to guests.

A stay at Ikos is an opportunity to restore your wellbeing and rejuvenate yourself. Indulge in the signature spa treatments by Anne Semonin Paris, and let the experienced therapists soothe and purify your body with their collection of essential oils and minerals. The programme of wellbeing activities, featuring personal training and yoga, will ensure you leave feeling regenerated.

Set in the most spectacular locations, from the premier coastal destinations across Greece to the sun-soaked shores of the Costa del Sol, Ikos Resorts are expertly positioned and with the Ikos “Local Discovery” concept, guests can explore these magnificent surroundings with MINI Drive Adventures to local places of interest, dining at the best nearby restaurants, and trips to enable you to soak up the local culture with visits to museums, historic monuments and sightseeing opportunities, all at no extra cost.

Ozen by Atmosphere in the Maldives

Located in the exotic turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean sits the peaceful island of Maadhoo, home of the luxurious Ozen by Atmosphere resort.

The resort offers a uniquely exclusive holiday experience with The Atmosphere INDULGENCE Plan which encompasses all the elements of a luxury holiday in the Maldives with no hidden extras. This allows you to enjoy unique fine dining speciality cuisine spanning global culinary styles, accompanied by a premium selection of champagnes, whiskies, beers and branded spirits whilst taking in the magnificent surroundings. Guests on the plan can also enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of dining in the underwater M6m restaurant.

The INDULGENCE plan also extends to activities and adventure with a selection including sunset fishing trips, snorkelling excursions, non-motorized water sports and adventure excursions.

Secrets Resorts

Secrets Resorts & Spas are where adults can escape to for a secluded romantic retreat amidst the lush surroundings of the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, and bathe in the unique atmosphere of sophistication found only at Secrets Resorts. The elegantly appointed rooms and suites at Secrets Resorts all feature spacious living areas, ensuite bathrooms with jacuzzi and a terrace or balcony with tropical, garden, pool or ocean views.

The resorts’ all-inclusive plan allows you limitless access to gourmet a la carte dining options, top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room service, pool and beach wait service and a packed calendar of activities and entertainment.

To complement the Unlimited-Luxury package and enhance your stay to an uninterrupted experience of pure romance, Secrets presents the Preferred Club. With this, guests acquire Preferred status and amenities, access to the Private Preferred Club Lounge where they can receive continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, desserts and fine liquors; and upgraded mini-bar service and bath amenities.

Serenity at Coconut Bay, Saint Lucia

An exclusive hideaway for discerning adults looking for a romantic escape, the all-inclusive resort welcomes guests to indulge in their desires and find serenity.

The all-suite resort sits in a lush enclave of the tropical Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. With their stay, guests will have access to a dedicated butler who will oversee any arrangements to ensure that the stay is worry free and truly memorable.  This service extends from poolside service and transferral of luggage, to arranging private picnics on the beach and excursions around the island.

The all-luxury suites with butler service are an intimately private haven. Each suite is unique, yet all represent the resort’s dedication to personalised luxury. Spend long mornings laying in the comfort of your custom mahogany king-sized four-poster bed, before taking a dip in your very own sun-soaked plunge pool and spending an afternoon swaying gently in your hammock.

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

A global company with hotels across Europe, Asia, The Caribbean, and Central America, Banyan Tree hotels all feature a sleek modern design with the latest amenities yet manage to blend seamlessly into their surroundings by incorporating an appreciation for local architecture into their design.

Voted by Forbes as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali allows guests to escape to a paradise of white sand beaches and blue waters, near to the famed Uluwatu Temple.

With the hotel’s all-inclusive package, guests with children can utilise the excellent facilities at the Turtle Kids Club with its activities programme focusing on creative learning through arts and crafts, sports and games.

Dining across the hotel’s selection of restaurants is a delightful experience with a choice of international favourites at Bambu, traditional Balinese flavours at Tamarind, exquisite gourmet dining  at Ju-Ma-Na, sun dappled relaxation alongside light snacks and tropical cocktails at the Pool Bar and romantic in-villa BBQ dining in the privacy of your own accommodation.

Monday, 14 October 2019 / Published in Destinations
The Italian Riviera, synonymous with Italy’s Liguria region, is a crescent-shaped strip of Mediterranean coastline straddling between the south of France and Tuscany. Its eastern half, the Riviera di Levante, is defined by its rugged cliffs, turquoise coves and pastel seaside towns, including the colorful Cinque Terre fishing villages, as well as stylish resort areas such as Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.