Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year!


Wishing you wealth, health and happiness in your travels in 2018!

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Heathrow Enhances Service for Passengers with Hidden and Visible Disabilities

HEATHROW has announced a multi-million pound package of investments and tools to improve the travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions at the airport.

The number of passengers requesting special assistance at Heathrow is rising at approximately 8% annually, with over one million requests in 2017 alone – more than any other European airport. Following a report by the Civil Aviation Authority this year, Heathrow is taking proactive steps to transform its service for these passengers, backed by an investment of £23 million in a revamped, upgraded contract with its special assistance partner, OmniServ.

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Ananay Hotel Group to open new boutique hotel in Arequipa in 2018

LUXURY hotel group Ananay will be opening its fifth property in Peru in 2018 – a new boutique hotel called Palacio La Merced – built in a stunning historical building in Arequipa. The hotel will have 41 rooms and will also feature one of the most important colonial art collections in the city belonging to one of the owners of the hotel. The hotel will be strategically located near the white city’s Plaza Mayor and main tourist attractions and historical sites. 

www.ananay-hotels.com

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New museum opens at Ammunition Hill, Jerusalem

A new museum has been inaugurated at Ammunition Hill, Jerusalem, presenting insight from the Six-Day War, Battle of Jerusalem, in 1967. This includes information about the Israeli Air Force, the Jerusalem Brigade, the Harel Brigade and the Paratroopers Brigade who took major parts in the war. 

The museum covers the events surrounding the battle depicted through personal accounts both from local Israelis and visitors from abroad. The displays include items from the battle, such as illustrations by fighters, the prayer book of Rabbi Goren and other personal objects as well as 40 multimedia projector displays, showing animation films, music and a new of performance of the song ‘Jerusalem of Gold.’


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Friday, 29 December 2017

Chinese New Years Celebrations

AMARA Bangkok announces early-bird rooms offer for guests to plan their vacations during 2018 Chinese New Year.

Guests can start making reservations during January 1, 2018 to February 15, 2018 for stays during February 12, 2018 to February 25, 2018, to receive special room rate for Deluxe room, Executive Room and Club Room. 

In addition, guests can enjoy various perks such as complimentary breakfast, a Chinese New Year welcome gift, 1-day pass BTS Sky train ticket, a ‘Thai Passion at Element’ set dinner. 


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Tap Air Portugal, named Best Airline in Europe



TAP Air Portugal continues to expand its European network with the addition of daily service to one of Italy’s most romantic destinations, Florence, from June 10, 2018. TAP was named Best Airline in Europe, for the seventh consecutive year, on December 12 by the readers of Global Traveler Magazine. 

Florence will be TAP’s fifth Italian destination served from Lisbon, joining Rome, Bologna, Milan and Venice. Each Italian destination, along with TAP’s entire European and African route network, may be coupled with up to five days’ stopover in Portugal when flying from the United States, Canada or Brazil. 

More than half of TAP’s U.S. passenger traffic continues beyond Lisbon, on to Europe or Africa, and Italy is one of the most popular final destinations. 


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Kidz Paradise in Sanya Yalong Bay opens

HILTON Sanya Yalong Bay Resort & Spa announces the opening of its new Kidz Paradise.  An indoor game zones and a large outdoor water playground including a children's pool has been allocated to entertain youngsters from the age of 3 to 12.

Bright colored decor and soft furnishings in the French window game room, a separate entertainment area with soft toys for infants care, cushions and tables for craft use and art works. Children's slides and sea ball pools are connected like tunnels in the ocean. A reading room and movie displaying area for quieter activities is also available.

The Resort has also launched a 3-Day Winter Camp along with the opening of its new Kidz Paradise. The children will be toured with three themed activities on each day: Ocean World Safari, Fairy Forest Adventure and Flowery Wonderland Camping. Kids Ambassador will lead the "Scout" to discover salt making in ancient style, flower and soft clay art works. While a junior edition of You Are the Chef has been prepared for elder children.

Since the Resort launched its family rooms and suites, the new kidz paradise brings back quite a lot of grand and glorious scenes to the Resort located on Sanya's premier beach in Yalong Bay. It was awarded the Best Family Friendly Hotel by leisure media City Traveler and Voyage, and China Hospitality Industry Association.


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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Use Airbnb to fund your climb up the property ladder

NEW startup, Uppie, is aiming to help first-time buyers boost their deposit savings with up to £15,000 worth of Airbnb bookings.  The concept, which is the brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, George Rawlings (aged 25) and Jonathan Harris (aged 28), uses the income-generating power of Airbnb to help solve the first time buyer deposit problem.

Effectively, Uppie is buying home-rental days in bulk from new Airbnb hosts, paying the first-time buyer this income upfront, and then managing the bookings under a service agreement.

While buyers need to be prepared to facilitate a number of Airbnb stays in their property for an agreed period of time, Uppie can provide a calendar of dates of key events when owners can maximise their booking income.

The new business model is perfect for towns like Cheltenham, with its many festivals and race meets commanding a surge in demand for short-term rental accommodation, which can in turn generate high prices on Airbnb.


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Immerse yourself in the history of Rome


WELCOME To Rome is a new multimedia space where you can live a unique experience: to dive into 2700 years of history of the Eternal City. Through an exciting “time machine” you will be able to go through the fundamental stages that have brought #Rome to become the city we know today. Video projections on the walls, ceiling and floor accompanied by a narrative holograms, projections and interactive exhibits that tell the story of important monuments.

Narrated in eight different languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese), the enchanting projection, dedicated to the history of Rome, lasts 30 minutes.

www.vivaticket.it

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Skybus services now listed in Travelport’s airport express app

SKYBUS, operator of Australasia’s premier airport transfer service, has announced its arrival on leading travel commerce platform, Travelport, joining the likes of the highly popular Heathrow Express among others. 

The addition of SkyBus means travel agents using Travelport’s award-winning Airport Express App will be notified of the operator’s options; and can instantly book electronic tickets for SkyBus’ airport express services when they plan Melbourne travel itineraries for their customers.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

New Highway 1 Bridge Open in Big Sur

BIG Sur and Monterey County celebrated the opening of a new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on October 13. 

The new bridge has helped restore normalcy to the area, making it possible once again for visitors to drive along the 35 miles of California’s scenic Highway 1 between the Monterey Peninsula and Gorda.  

Highway 1 is not yet passable from Big Sur to San Simeon due to the Mud Creek slide. Caltrans expects to have that portion of the highway open in late-summer 2018.


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Welcome to Abu Dhabi




THE
opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island and the hosting of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix contributed to a dramatic surge in hotel guests staying in the emirate during November. 

The month saw a 16 percent rise in guests staying in the emirate’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments compared to the same period in 2016, according to figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism. 

With 4.3 million hotel guests staying in accommodation across #AbuDhabi city, Al Ain Region and Al Dhafra Region in the first 11 months of the year, the emirate has witnessed 9 percent year-on-year growth and is on target to reach a record 4.9 million guests by the end of December.

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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Seasons Greetings . . .


Seasons Greetings one and all and a Happy New Year!


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Go wild in Scotland



SCOTLAND'S international reputation as a key destination for experiencing world-class wild landscapes and outstanding wildlife is to be boosted by Trees for Life joining a prestigious and growing European association of rewilding projects.

The conservation charity was invited to become a member of the European Rewilding Network – placing its restoration of the globally unique Caledonian Forest in the Highlands, especially in Glen Affric and Glenmoriston, firmly on the European map.

A key focus of the network is to show how rewilding – the restoration of damaged natural ecosystems – can benefit economic development, including through nature-based tourism, wildlife watching and volunteering opportunities.

A review of Scotland’s wildlife tourism sector by VisitScotland this year highlighted how the country’s landscapes, nature and wildlife are key reasons for people to choose it as a travel destination. Research in recent years has also shown that wildlife tourism generates an estimated £276 million a year for the Scottish economy.


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Up in the air . . .

AIR Europa has announced the launch of a new service from London Gatwick to the Brazilian city of Recife travelling via Madrid due to start December 2017. The twice-weekly route will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays with the addition of a third weekly flight expected in 2018. Return flights are priced from £651 per person.

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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Chile and Argentina 2019 Solar Eclipse

SELECT Latin America has launched a new five-day ‘Chile & Argentina 2019 Eclipse’ tour which will take place during the next total solar eclipse visible in Chile in July 2019. 

The holiday includes travelling to La Serena, the Elqui valley, Limari Valley, the Cruz Sure and La Silla observatories, as well as visiting the port city of Coquimbo which boasts some of the clearest skies in Chile. The trip is priced from £3,113 per person excluding flights.

www.selectlatinamerica.com


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See in the New Year over Antarctica

WHAT are your plans for New Year’s Eve? How about sipping your drink as the sun is still shinning high in the sky, as you count down to 2018 on a sightseeing flight over #Antarctica? 

Antarctica Flights operate the world’s only ‘flight-seeing’ trips to the remote region and their New Year’s Eve departure surely is the world’s most unique party! Departing Melbourne mid-afternoon, the 14 hour return chartered QANTAS flight positions passengers over the icy continent right in time to ring in the New Year while witnessing glaciers, icebergs and lunar landscapes, as the sound of a four piece jazz band plays live in the cabin.

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BMI flies to Gothenburg

BMI has announced plans to launch a new route from Bristol to Gothenburg. Launching on 22 January 2018, bmi will be operating a twice weekly route between the two cities.

This brings the number of destinations served by bmi from Bristol to nine. The bmi network out of Bristol includes Paris, Milan, Munich, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Aberdeen. Bristol is bmi’s biggest UK hub and with onward connections via the likes of Munich, Brussels and Frankfurt, customers from the South West can travel further into Europe and other global destinations.

Gothenburg is the airline’s first Swedish route from Bristol. It is the location of Scandinavia’s largest port and is a hub for global trade, currently enjoying unprecedented economic growth. It is a popular mini break destination thanks to its fabulous food, eclectic culture and vibrant nightlife, as well as being the gateway to the stunning coast of West Sweden.


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Friday, 22 December 2017

Up in the air . . .

STARTING on March 25, 2018, Air France will offer its customers non-stop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle with up to five weekly flights connecting the two cities. The route will be serviced by a Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest generation long-haul travel cabins in Business, Premium Economy and Economy, with a capacity of 280 to 312 seats.


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A goal for London tourism

TO celebrate the 60th anniversary of the competition, UEFA EURO 2020 will be the first European Championship tournament to be held across multiple countries. Wembley Stadium is one of 12 venues across 12 different cities that will host the 24 nations competing in UEFA EURO 2020.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and The Football Association are now working to deliver a programme of community activity to capitalise on bringing even more fixtures of this global event to #London. The capital will now take centre stage for the duration of the month long tournament and Londoners will be given a variety of opportunities to become involved as this major global sporting event takes place on their doorstep.


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Groundbreaking Eco resort planned for South Yorkshire

AS a truly groundbreaking project, Tyram Lakes is utilising the latest cutting edge ecological and eco-friendly innovations as inherent parts of its designs and is the first of its kind, thus of particular interest to energy focused investors.

The Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa and Resort is set in the heart of the Humberside Peatlands, Hatfield Moor and the National Nature Reserve in South Yorkshire. Plans are already approved for 325 luxury eco-lodges set on and around 65 acres of lakes adjacent to 100 acres of natural woodlands, plus the hotel and spa.

Some of the lodges (125) will be floating structures, and the remaining 200 will be set amid the vast woodlands. Ranging from two and three bedrooms, as well as a number of larger four bedroom accommodations, all lodges will blend into the landscape providing a private gateway with natural spaces all around. Their attractions include rooftop gardens fitted with solar panels, decking areas with sunken spa bath and a choice of classic or contemporary interiors.


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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Celebrate the 'Year of the Earth Dog'

REGARDED as Hong Kong’s largest and most colourful festival, visitors and locals alike will be caught up in the energy and atmosphere of Chinese New Year, #HongKong style. 

Squeeze into temples to pray for good fortune, browse festive markets selling auspicious foods and blooms, take in the red lanterns that adorn the city or sit back and enjoy one of Hong Kong’s most anticipated annual events, the International Chinese New Year Night Parade. 

2018 is also regarded as the ‘Year of Earth Dog’, starting from Chinese New Year on 16 February 2018 until 4 February 2019.

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Rail journey through the Serra Do Mar Mountains

THE Serra Verde Express between Curitiba and Morretes in southern-eastern #Brazil offers magnificent views of mountain canyons, tropical green lowland and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The luxurious ‘litorina’ #train starts from Curitiba before travelling to the Morretes – a picturesque coastal city – where you can feast on a traditional Brazilian lunch of “barreado”, a type of slow cooked meat prepared in a clay pot. Then take a tour of Antonina – a city which was recognised as a National Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) in 2012. 

The train departs Curitiba daily at 8:15 returning at 19:15. A round trip on the train is priced from £44 per person based on travelling in standard economy.

www.serraverdeexpress.com

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It's great to be in the North

THE Great Exhibition of the North (22 June to 09 September 2018) will celebrate the North’s cutting-edge technology and inspiring culture that has defined the past and continues to shape the future. 

The free, family-friendly Exhibition brings together performance, visual arts and interactive experiences using the city as its stage, with activity in NewcastleGateshead’s world-class venues and outdoor spaces. 

Visitors can begin their journey at one of two Exhibition Hubs at the Great North Museum or Gateshead Quays (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Sage Gateshead), connected by three walking trails focusing on arts and culture, design and innovation.

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Udaipur’s City Palace Museum



ONE of India’s finest heritage destinations, the City Palace Museum in Udaipur, #India is unveiling a packed programme of events, festivals, celebrations and exhibitions for visitors. The schedule taking place in the heart of regal Rajasthan includes a recital by world-renowned French cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton and lecture by Professor John S. Hawley.  

Special exhibitions commemorating the bicentenary of the Mewar-British East India Company treaty, Eternal Mewar festivals, celebrations, guest lectures and youth events are all set to take place over the coming months in and around Udaipur’s spectacular 450-year-old palace complex, along the shores of Lake Pichola. 

The 200,000 sq ft City Palace Museum is hailed as a jewel in India’s heritage crown and is Udaipur’s prime tourist attraction. In 2014 a record-breaking one million visitors passed through its gates. The museum houses exceptional collections of paintings, photography, silver, armoury and textiles.

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Baby Boomers Top 10 Destinations


WITH an increasing number of baby boomers opting to travel later in life, new data from Emirates has revealed the top 10 destinations visited by this group of travellers. The top #destinations highlight the baby boomers’ love for all things European. On average, baby boomer’s trips spanned 20 days and they travelled twice a year.

The top 10 Emirates destinations for baby boomers are: 



1.   London 
2.   Rome 
3.   Paris 
4.   Dublin 
5.   Athens 
6.   Barcelona 
7.   Manchester 
8.   Amsterdam 
9.   Milan 
10. Frankfurt

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Count those Castles

RESEARCH has revealed that almost half (49%) of Brits have never visited a Scottish Castle, VisitScotland is encouraging visitors to get castle-bagging.

The research - which comes as the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology comes to a close - also reveals that the Queen’s Holiday Home, Balmoral Castle, is Scotland’s second best-known castle (53%) after the iconic Edinburgh Castle, which 80% of British people were aware of.

In total, #Scotland is thought to have around 3000 standing #castles, ruins and documented sites. Of these, about 1050 are merely sites, including those where a house has been built on the site of a previous castle and about 825 are standing ruins. At the last count, around 660 were in use (private house, hotel or wedding venue) and around 469 were open to the public, though some only for a couple of weeks each year.

Aberdour Castle in Fife and Castle Sween in Argyll are thought to be two of the oldest datable standing castles in Scotland, dating from around 1200 and the youngest castle in Scotland is thought to be Carbisdale Castle which was built in 1907.


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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

On the runway . . .

THE inaugural easyJet service between Edinburgh and Sofia is now in operation, opening up Bulgaria’s capital and biggest city to passengers.  The inaugural flight on Saturday December 16th marked the beginning of the twice weekly service which will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays and offers further choice to and from Scotland’s busiest airport.

Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar said:

“The beginning of this route is another positive step for Scotland’s busiest airport as we add another city to our roster, which is already impressive.

“Sofia’s stunning scenery and slopes will cater for those looking for a city break as well as avid skiers, and easyJet have again shown foresight in working with us to provide this for passengers.”


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A secret dinner in a noble palace


ENJOY the most romantic dinner experience on the noble floor of a historical palazzo, with stunning view of the Duomo with Four Seasons Hotel Firenze.

The venue is kept secret, so as to preserve the privacy of this family-owned palazzo dated from the 15th century, former residence of Leonardo da Vinci said to be the place where he painted his most famous piece of art, La Gioconda, also known as the Mona Lisa.

There, on the fourth floor of this historical Renaissance building designed by Giuliano da Sangallo and located steps away from the Palazzo Vecchio in the city centre, lays a spacious dining room with the most magnificent view on the Duomo. This stunning backdrop sets the stage of the new dinner experience launched exclusively for guests of Four Seasons Hotel Firenze.


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Jack Up The 80's

NOW in its sixth year, this will be the retro pop festival’s second year at Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde. Owing to the success of the event earlier this year which saw sell-out crowds, organisers have advised that 2018 tickets will be strictly limited. 

Jack Up The 80s will take place over the weekend of August 11-12. The highly-acclaimed event provides a family weekend of musical entertainment from chart names, food, attractions, kids arts and crafts and stalls.

Mainstream Early Bird tickets go on sale on Monday 22nd January and will be available to purchase from jackupthe80s.co.uk


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Monday, 18 December 2017

New for 2018 in Belize

A new resort called the Itz’ana Resort and Residences is set to open in the bustling coastal village of Placencia in #Belize. 

The resort is ideally located next to beaches, islands, rivers and the world’s second largest barrier reef, affording guests endless opportunities for adventure and exploring. 

The hotel boasts 66 luxury cottages and villas, 20 hotel ocean-view suites, a rum room, restaurant, and a salt-water pool. 

www.itzanabelize.com

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Hong Kong Arts Month



HONG KONG'S
flourishing arts scene comes alive in March and adds a unique edge to the shimmering city with an inspirational spectrum of events. From opera to ballet or art installations to seminars, there’s something to suit all tastes March 1-31.

Art Basel is an international art fair with three shows staged annually in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach, Florida; and Hong Kong. Each show is organised into sectors which showcase contemporary artworks by established and newly emerging artists. The 2018 edition will feature 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories. Underlining Art Basel’s commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists. March 29-31

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NSW banks billions from international tourism



NSW continues to lead the nation in attracting overseas visitors and the tourist dollar, according to new figures released today by Tourism Research #Australia.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said visitor expenditure in NSW was at an all-time high with record spending fueling the State’s visitor economy.

“A total of 4.1 million people visited NSW from overseas in the past 12 months and they spent a record $10.4 billion during their stay,” Mr Marshall said.“NSW is the first Australian State to ever achieve these numbers.

Rural and regional NSW recorded significant growth in both international visitors and expenditure over the last year, with 832,000 visitors who spent $1.1 billion – a growth of 30 per cent over the last 12 months.


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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Up in the air . . .

MALAYSIA Airports and Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) have announced that Condor Airlines, from Germany, will be commencing its Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur route during the Northern Winter in 2018. 

Condor Airlines’ decision to fly to Kuala Lumpur will facilitate European tourists to visit Malaysia. Malaysia Airports and Tourism Malaysia are keen to jointly promote the Frankfurt – Kuala Lumpur route with Condor Airlines and to ensure the sustainability of this new service. Condor Airlines currently operates 62 destinations out of a few cities in Germany including Frankfurt and Munich.


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10th Anniversary of dineL.A.



THE milestone 10th anniversary of dineL.A. commemorates the city’s diverse and distinctive chefs and restaurants that have earned Los Angeles the title of “most exciting food city in America" - Discover Los Angeles announces the dates of Winter dineL.A. 2018, taking place January 12-26, 2018. 

The 15-day dining event kicks off a celebratory year commemorating the program’s landmark 10th anniversary, showcasing the diversity of culinary talent and dining excellence across Los Angeles, spanning the last decade.

Visitors and locals can enjoy specially-priced lunch and dinner menus at more than 300 dineL.A. restaurants. The value-driven lunch menus range from $15, $20, and $25, with dinner menus priced at $29, $39, and $49, and beginning at $95 for the Exclusive Series. 

Back by popular demand, the Exclusive Series presented by American Express offers diners a chance to enjoy some of L.A.’s most luxurious restaurants across the city, including Providence, Spago Beverly Hills, The Royce, BOA Steakhouse, and The Arthur J.


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Lighting up London in 2018

ONE of the most spectacular free events to ever take place in the capital, #Lumiere was created by Artichoke in Durham in 2009, and took place again in 2011, 2013 and 2015, commissioned by Durham County Council.as In 2013, Artichoke produced Lumierein Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture. In January 2016, the company staged the first Lumiere #London, supported by the Mayor of London, attracting audiences of over 1 million over four nights Lumiere returns to London in January 2018.

Newly revealed artworks coming to London for the UK’s largest light festival include:

  • Interactive illuminated singing see-saws in South Molton Street in Mayfair
  • An immersive work that imagines a world under water at King’s Cross 
  • A meditation on time from the Industrial Revolution to the present day projected onto the iconic Hotel Café Royal building on Regent Street
  • Flamingos flying through Chinatown London 
  • A triptych of animated self-portraits in Leake Street 
  • Matisse-inspired animation dancing across the facade of the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly

www.visitlondon.com/lumiere


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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Immerse yourself at Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI'S leading creator of destinations Miral, announced today that Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will feature six immersive worlds: Metropolis and Gotham City, inspired by the universe of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains; Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, and Dynamite Gulch, themed after iconic animated brands such as Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera; and Warner Bros. Plaza, reminiscent of old Hollywood, where these seminal characters and stories were originally brought to life. 

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, which is located on Yas Island and set to open in 2018, will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination home to state-of-the-art thrill rides, interactive family friendly attractions, and unique live entertainment. From the action and adventure of DC to the wacky and wonderful world of Looney Tunes, this immersive and interactive new indoor experience brings some of the world’s most popular stories and characters under one roof.

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Ski green in Copenhagen

COPENHILL the artificial ski slope and recreational hiking area that is set to open in the autumn of 2018 – will be built on top of Copenhagen’s new green waste management centre. 

The building will stand some 85 metres high, and on the roof of the café at the top of the ski slope there will be a viewing platform with incredible views of the Danish capital. 

Ski equipment will be available to hire, and there will be a green adventure and play landscape on the roof where visitors can wander and explore.

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Three Wins for Sheraton Resort in Bali

THE Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort has been named the Country Winner for Best Luxury Rooftop Hotel at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards and also bagged 2 Regional awards : Luxury Ocean View Resort and Luxury Family Resort.

The resort is located right next to Beachwalk – a luxurious shopping destination, presenting over 200 retail outlets in an open-air style and designed architecture inspired by the design of Bali’s rice paddy field. The resort is also centrally located at the heart of Pantai Kuta and just five kilometers away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).


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Friday, 15 December 2017

Migrate to Africa



IT'S
never too early to book a holiday to see the great wildebeest migration. This 12-day migration safari follows the wildebeest migration route focusing on the 2 parks of Serengeti and Masai Mara. 

The package also offers the guests the rare opportunity of taking a night game drive on one of the 2 nights spent at Amboseli National park. There is also a chance to see the tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National park and a full day Ngorongoro Crater Tour, before venturing to the Serengeti and Masai Mara reserves.

Hallmark Travel Planners has released early bird offers and departure dates for anybody planning to visit #Africa and enjoy the great wildebeest migration. The safari trips, made up of 11 nights, will take place between July and October 2018.

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