Thursday, 21 September 2017

Chile Celebrates



THE Chilean Tourism Board had cause for celebration recently after scooping the award for South America's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2017 at the 24th World Travel Awards. The event, which took place on 9th September 2017, recognises and celebrates individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.

This is the third year the accolade has been awarded to Chile and it’s little surprise why. #Chile has a wealth of adventure tourism for visitors to uncover from skiing down a volcano in Puc√≥n, scuba-diving off Easter Island and ice-field walking in Patagonia, to taking a hot air balloon flight over the Atacama Desert and white water rafting on the Futaleufu River.

In the competition, Chile defeated Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay. With this new recognition Chile will be part of the worldwide competition to become the World’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2017, an award that the country won in 2016. This year the global ceremony will take place in Vietnam on 10th December.


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Kick-start the festive season at the Victorian Festival of Christmas

THE largest Christmas festival on the south coast is set to return this December when Portsmouth Historic Dockyard welcomes back the ever-popular Victorian Festival of Christmas. Open 10am to 6pm between 1 – 3 rd December, the festival is the perfect way to kick off seasonal celebrations. 

The Victorian Festival of Christmas transports visitors to a bygone era where a cast of colourful characters roam the snow-covered cobbled streets, rub shoulders with a medley of street entertainers, enjoy seasonal refreshments and over 150 stalls.

Visitors can encounter the ever-popular traditional Father Christmas dressed in green, see Scrooge in his hand-drawn carriage, bump into young chimney sweeps, and enjoy street performances from Victorian magicians and musicians. To top off proceedings, there will be a 35-foot Christmas tree alongside HMS Victory. 


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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Vietjet connects Ho Chi Minh City with Phnom Penh

VIETJET has started selling tickets for the Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) route with prices starting from only VND199,000 (USD8.8 excluding taxes and fees). 

The new route will be put into operations as of November 24, 2017, looking to meet the trading and traveling demands between the two famous economic and financial hubs of Vietnam and Cambodia.



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Adventure ready in Eucador

WINNER of the 2017 “Motorcycle Tour Operator of the Year” award from Luxury Travel Guide, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental is the country’s first motorcycle tour operator. Working with local, professional guides they design and outfit tours for adventure enthusiasts who wish to explore #Ecuador on two wheels.

Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental, the most experienced #motorcycle #tour operator in Ecuador and provider of the most extensive fleet of rental motorcycles in South America, announced today that it is adding four new motorcycles from the Italian manufacturer SWM to its fleet. The two models selected – the RS 650R and the Gran Milano 440 - will add even more riding options for those seeking that rare combination of off-road / on-road excitement that has put Ecuador on the adventure-riding map.


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Sweden continues to grow in popularity

SWEDEN continues to be a popular #destination for foreign tourists. With 351,000 more international overnight stays through July this year, the strong growth for international tourism in #Sweden continues. In July, US and Indian travelers increased fastest.

Between January and July this year, more than 10 million international overnight stays were made in Sweden. With 3.6 percent or 351,000 more overnight stays so far this year, interest in Sweden is growing as a destination.

There is a great interest in Swedes' balanced lifestyle, active experiences in nature, modern and trendy cities, shopping and family attractions. A strong Swedish brand, new routes and a sigh for new destinations are some of the opportunities that Visit Sweden makes use of in marketing. 


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Not up in the air . . .

RYANAIR, announced on September 15 that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October) to improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September.

Through a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather disruptions and the impact of increased holiday allocations to pilots and cabin crew as the airline moves to allocate annual leave during a 9 month transition period.

By reducing its scheduled flying programme over the next six weeks by less than 2% (of its over 2,500 daily flights), the airline will create additional standby aircraft which will help restore on-time performance to its 90% average.


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Disneyland Paris Celebrates its 25th Anniversary



DISNEYLAND
 Paris has been celebrating its 25th Anniversary since March this year in fitting style with a host of new additions – a new parade, new day-time shows, a new night-time show and redesigned attractions.

This makes it the ideal opportunity to offer visitors an abundance of new events that will make their experience even more unique. There’s something for everyone – flowers, sports, culinary delights, the un-missable Halloween Festival, and to finish off, a breath-taking way to welcome in the new year!

The Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend – 21-24 September 2017After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the magical races are back, weaving an enchanting course through both Disney Parks. Take part in these unforgettable races with family or friends, cheered on by Disney Characters, who’ll be making a special appearance to encourage the athletes along the entire course!  run.disneylandparis.com

The un-missable Halloween Festival – Disneyland Park – 31 October 2017Disneyland Paris is still THE place to celebrate Halloween in style! As well as enjoying the Park’s attractions, experience special shows and parades, events, and meet ’n’ greets with Disney Characters who have come specially for the occasion. And it’s also an opportunity to dress up in your best Halloween costume!  Disneyland Park – From 8.30pm to 1.00am. Tickets on sale from 15 June. Events fee: 49€ per guest, free for children under 3.
www.disneylandparis.co.uk/events/halloween-party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve! New Year’s Eve Party – Disneyland Park – 31 December 2017In this 25th Anniversary year, New Year’s Eve will be one to remember at Disneyland Park. Featuring a unique parade, a dance party and fireworks, this extraordinary evening is full of surprises – it’s the most magical and unforgettable way to welcome in 2018!  Disneyland Park – From 8pm – Tickets on sale from 15 June – Events fee: 49€ per guest, free for children under3.
www.disneylandparis.co.uk/events/new-years-eve

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