Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Stunning Slovenian landscapes


SLOVENIA'S Julian Alps have been announced as one of the world’s top three must visit regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018. The Julian Alps feature alongside world leading regions including Alaska, Italy’s Aeolian Islands and Kii Peninsula in Japan.

Beautiful alpine landscapes with over two-thirds of the region protected by the Triglav National Park and one of the best regions in which to see wild flowers in Europe. The Triglav National Park, one of the oldest national parks in Europe, is renowned for its unique natural heritage with hikes taking visitors past sights including the Peričnik waterfall.



Home to some of the country’s most iconic sights including Lake Bled and its medieval castle, adrenalin seekers can explore the area via kayak or raft with the Soca Valley perfect for white water rafting and water sports. 

A haven for winter sports with impeccably maintained slopes and some of the best-value skiing in Europe. On the edge of the Triglav National Park find the picturesque resort of Vogel providing panoramic views over Lake Bohinj. On the outskirts of the National Park is Kranjska Gora, named the best value ski resort in Europe in the Post Office’s annual price survey, a resort perfect for families with a range of slopes.



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Glimp is Helping Kiwis Travel Cheaper

GLIMP'S website was founded in 2016, following a high demand from Kiwis wanting to compare prices on utilities, internet, credit cards, insurance and mortgages. Glimp now offers an easy and free solution to compare travel insurance providers and plans.

With the travel insurance comparison tool on Glimp, Kiwis can compare a range of options based on their destination and flying date. The comparison tool will then offer a variety of options likely to suit their travel needs, along with a full breakdown of what is included in the cover of each plan. The entire process of comparing travel insurance companies generally only takes less than five minutes.


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Monday, 21 May 2018

The Great American West




















ENCOMPASSING Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, the region was previously known as the Real America. Now with its official relaunch, The Great American West brand will be used to strategically market Wyoming to tour operators, consumers and media.

Formed as a multi-state international promotional cooperative in the early 1990s, the region has been marketing collectively for more than 27 years in seven key markets, including The United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, France, Italy, Benelux and Nordics.


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Slip sliding away in Brazil

IN the municipality of Estância Turística de Olímpia, 272 miles from the State capital of São Paulo, Brazil, you'll find Thermas dos Laranjais which is the most visited water park in Latin America, with over 2 million visitors in 2017. 

The park offers more than 50 different attractions, many of which are both exclusive and patented, from Water Slides to the Water roller-coaster, which passes 180º through the surf pool and along beaches and the slow flowing river. 

Opened in 1987 by entrepreneur Benito Benatti, the park occupies an area of 75 acres and is fed by the thermal Waters of the Guarani Aquifer – the main subterranean reserve of fresh water in South America, with temperatures ranging from 26ºC to 38ºC.

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Lighting up the night

WILD and exotic times ahead, when the lights go on at two of Vivid Sydney’s favourite precincts, Taronga Zoo and The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Taronga Zoo will shine a bold and bright spotlight on conservation and endangered wildlife with a family-friendly, spectacular display of giant animal light sculptures. As the Zoo’s permanent residents retire for the evening, Lights for the Wild will introduce visitors to fierce and friendly creatures, and take them on a colourful journey through fragile habitats — from the ocean, to the jungle and the Australian bush.

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

African expansion

AUTOGRAPH Collection Hotels , Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, today welcomed five African Pride Hotels to its growing global portfolio, marking the debut of the brand in #SouthAfrica. 

These hotels include, African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel, African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Arabella Hotel & Spa, Arabella Country Estate, and join the brand’s diverse portfolio of more than 135 one-of-a-kind hotels.

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Pop-Up BASE Dubai in Mosow



DUBAI'S leading home-grown superclub, BASE Dubai has revolutionized the Middle East's nightlife scene. This June, it will bring its incredible event line-up and luxury service to Moscow, Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The exclusive pop-up is the first dedicated nightclub to open specifically for the sporting event and promises to become a world-class late-night spot for the rich and famous.

Bringing state of the art production from Dubai to Moscow, BASE combines cutting-edge entertainment, art & live performances to create extravagant events. The opulent pop-up will launch on June 14 with American R&B star, Jason Derulo. Scheduled to open the official ceremony with his single 'Colors', written specifically for the tournament, Derulo will kick-start the BASE Moscow line-up with an intimate live performance.

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