Stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and beyond, Asia is steeped in spirituality and Oriental hospitality. From the temples and Buddhas of Thailand to the pretty cherry blossom of Japan and the tropical beaches of Hainan Island in China, the sights never fail to delight. And traditional lifestyles meld with the modern in the bustling cities.

The Americas

For world-class dining, entertainment, shopping and service, North America is unsurpassed. Experience the buzz of New York or the New England charm of Boston and Washington D.C., epicentres of history and politics, respectively. Or pursue the Pacific to happening San Francisco, or head to the bright lights of Vegas. If beaches beckon, think Bermuda or Miami.

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Separated by history, architecture, culture and language, the countries of Europe form a tight patchwork of neighbours with fascinating capitals. As hotbeds of fashion, music and art, London and Paris lead the way; Prague enchants with its Gothic spires; and Barcelona draws in visitors to a Gaudí wonderland. For Alpine adventure, try Geneva or Munich.