The Stories

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Right now, we're confined to dreaming about travel rather than actually doing it. So what better way to transport yourself somewhere new than by getting lost in stories that capture the magic of it?

The Originals | To The Top of “Bad Boy Mountain”

Due to the unparalleled beauty and enchanting landscapes, exploring Greenland is a must for anyone after some out-of-the-ordinary adventures. From coastal glaciers and glacial lakes to the tundra, the environment boasts some of the most impressive natural sights you’ll find anywhere in the world.
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The Story of Luxury Bloc

The XO Private Founder, Yvan Vermeesch, sits down for the exclusive interview series with, Philip Michopoulos, Owner of the amazing Kivotos Hotels located in Santorini and Mykonos
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The Story of THRS

The XO Private Founder, Yvan Vermeesch, sits down for the exclusive interview series with, Yeishan Goel, CEO of the amazing THRS (India & Middle East), Travel & Hospitality Representation Services. THRS is the region's leading luxury hospitality consulting and representation firm, focusing on sales, media & communications, and integrated marketing for luxury tourism brands worldwide
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The Originals | Majestic Greenland

Due to the unparalleled beauty and enchanting landscapes, exploring Greenland is a must for anyone after some out-of-the-ordinary adventures. From coastal glaciers and glacial lakes to the tundra, the environment boasts some of the most impressive natural sights you’ll find anywhere in the world.
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The Future of Sustainable Travel

Sustainability and in all-new hotel developments is here to stay, they are not just a temporary trend. Read more about the industry trends and some of its more exceptional players and the masterminds that make it happen.
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A Duty of Care & Traveller Safety

The COVID-19 pandemic has made leaving home more concerning for everyone whether they’re travelling for pleasure, on business, for education, or, indeed any other reason. This has only served to sharpen the duty of care responsibilities that tour operators, travel designers and businesses and have to travellers.
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Fly Me To The Moon, Mastering Greece

The XO Private Founder, Yvan Vermeesch, sits down for the exclusive interview series with Elena Papanicolaou. Elena left behind a corporate career in the chemical sector, to unleash her passion and is now the proud Founder of Fly Me To The Moon
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The Magical Euphoria Retreat: The Story

The XO Private Founder, Yvan Vermeesch, sits down for the exclusive interview series with the mastermind behind the concept, Mrs Marina Efraimoglou, the owner of the Euphoria Retreat. Find out more about the story behind this mystical holistic property nestled on the pine-clad hillside of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras
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Meet the Morukuru Family

There are few things more precious than a sense of belonging, two of these precious notions are experiencing a deep connection a place, and to one another, This is what struck Ed and Anka Zeeman when they first started the Morukuru Family. Morukuru Family’s three exclusive-use houses in Madikwe Game Reserve, Morukuru Ocean House and AtholPlace House & Villa.
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