Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Orlando Magical Dining returns in the Fall

FROM internationally renowned chefs to home-grown venues, #Orlando is a destination where the culinary possibilities are both fresh and seemingly endless. Theme parks restaurants keep Central Florida on the map with award-winning dining, and independent restaurateurs bring fresh concepts to the table. Whether locally owned or part of expanding franchises, many of the destination's newest restaurants mirror the national trends: American cuisine, farm-friendly menus and simple food with regional accents. Nationally, Orlando has emerged as a prominent dining destination, and continues to grow in both quantity and quality of flavors.

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, returns Aug. 25 - Oct. 1 with an unprecedented number of restaurants - more than 100 - each offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person. 

Celebrating its 12th year, the popular dining initiative provides a variety of options for local foodies or visiting gourmands who are looking to try out a local favorite or one of the hottest new venues added to Orlando's growing culinary scene. For the first time, six restaurants from Walt Disney World Resort hotels join the program's growing line-up.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Hiking in Madagascar: an authentic experience in a preserved nature


CALLING all nature lovers. The Analamanga Regional Tourist Board is organising a hike in Tsiazompaniry, #Madagascar on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017. It is located 90km south-east of the center of Antananarivo.

After about 20 km of hiking, the local bush taxi will rock you on a string of paved roads and tracks. During the journey, you can admire a peaceful landscape of well-landscaped land and buildings with a variety of colors. You will also have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the local population at the market, a true theater of country life.

Once you arrive in Tsiazompaniry you will be amazed by the tranquility and natural beauty of the landscape as well as the fresh air of the forest and the lake. In short, a trip to the heart of an authentic nature. Prepare for an experience of simplicity, while supporting the economic development of the local community, which manages the region's natural resources.

This trek that combines escapism in nature and ecotourism, will be punctuated by several stops in the small villages of the regions, such as Antovontany renowned bamboo items, its blacksmiths and weavers, or Ambohidralambo famous for its basketry. And to immerse yourself in the country life of Tsiazompaniry, hikers will stay in a cottage and discover the joys of the country meal and a campfire evening.


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Three Thailand water parks named among top 10 in Asia

THREE of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards.

The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin taking sixth spot. Also in Pattaya, the Cartoon Network Amazone is making a splash and was named the seventh most popular water park in Asia.

TripAdvisor users praised the Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya for its “beautifully clean water” and “excellent rides” while Black Mountain Water Park was reviewed as “safe,” “family-friendly” and “a great day out”. Cartoon Network Amazone was called “state-of-the-art” with both “simple and daredevil” slides.

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Safety upgrades at Concord Waterfall Grenada

THE Government of #Grenada, through the Ministry of Tourism, continues to make every effort to enhance and to improve safety at our various attraction and recreational sites. As such, work was recently completed at the Concord Waterfall to improve the experience for both locals and visitors, particularly as it relates to safety at the site.

Through collaboration with our various stakeholders improvements included installation of new railings and the erection of a multilingual sign which serves to remind all users to exercise a level of responsibility and safety when enjoying the falls.

Adding to the enhancement and safety of the premier tourist attraction is the inclusion of two inflatable lifeguard rings to assist in cases of emergency. While the physical and safety amenities have been upgraded, quality service delivery will also be addressed.


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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Ghana launches campaign to develop domestic tourism

AS part of its objective to develop domestic tourism, through Ghanaian culture and creative arts, the #Ghana Tourism Authority under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and its partner agencies has outdoored the “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana” campaign in a bid which also aimed at igniting the ‘’I am Ghanaian’’ spirit.

The campaign which was launched in the gardens of the Christiansburg castle, a former slave holding and administrative seat of colonial government in demonstration of Ghanaian ownership of her heritage and destiny, seeks to invoke the spirit of nationalism through sounds, distinct sights and the fusion of traditional food drawn from each of the 10 regions of Ghana.

The multimedia integrated campaign is expected to provide a platform for existing cultural and historic events such as traditional festivals and new initiatives like PANAFEST.

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Fly & Win

FRAPORT #Bulgaria has launched its sweepstakes campaign at the two Black Sea airports of Burgas and Varna. The Cool Airport Summer campaign aims to boost the mood and improve the experience of all passengers during their stay at the airport. 

Travelers will be able to win attractive prizes while shopping in the designated airport facilities. The diverse range of awards include Vespa mopeds, smart phones, electronic readers, discounts of up to 50% of the next purchase, refreshments, products from the available store selection and much more.


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