Friday, 16 November 2018

The NightGarden



THE first ever NightGarden makes its debut this holiday season to transform Miami's Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden into an illuminated wonderland at night. Locals, visitors and guests of all ages can journey through spectacular lighting displays, awe-inspiring special effects, motion-sensing technology, illuminated mazes, state-of-the-art outdoor holograms, sculptures and more unbelievable surprises around every corner. The experience opens to the public on Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 6, 2019.

The captivating experience will span 23 acres at Fairchild, featuring a collection of highly-interactive landscapes augmented by spectacular 360-degree lighting, illusions and special effects. Highlights of The NightGarden include talking trees, illuminated mazes, engaging scavenger hunts, a whimsical fairyland and growing dandelion field, among other supernatural surprises.




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No hassles, no lay overs, direct to Kenya from the U.S.

KENYA'S National Airliner Kenya Airways launched its direct flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 28th October, 2018 to New York John F. Kennedy Airport. This new route is intended to open up the 2 vibrant economies.

Travel from the USA to #Kenya will only be 15 hours or there about with no connection hassles, no lay overs and stop overs. Trade and investment, Horticulture, Technology and Tourism are the most key sectors that are likely to benefit from the introduction of this route.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

The World's largest observation wheel

SINCE Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, first made its appearance off the coast of #Dubai Marina, it has captured the imagination of the city. Making its presence felt, this new landmark-in-the-making has drawn attention to Bluewaters, the island #destination by Meraas that has opened its doors to visitors.

For visitors keen to get up-close to Ain Dubai and marvel at the spectacular engineering feat that forms the destination’s centrepiece, Bluewaters will provide access to awe-inspiring sights at its base. 

At 250 metres, it is taller than the 167-metre High Roller in Las Vegas and the 190-metre New York Wheel planned for Staten Island. Ain Dubai will carry up to 1,400 passengers at a time in its 48 double-glazed capsules, offering unforgettable 360-degree views of Dubai. Each leg of the observation wheel stands at a height of 126 metres and is long enough to fit 15 London buses.

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To go or not to go . . .





















TRAVEL is more than movement, greater than sightseeing. It opens our minds and keeps us alive – through the good and the bad. The transformative power of travel is the main theme of the 2019 Go List and No List unveiled today by Fodor's Travel, the leading name in travel recommendations for over 80 years.

Together, the lists provide comprehensive expert travel guidance for 2019, highlighting can't-miss spots that should be on every traveler's radar while identifying places to skip in the upcoming year.

This year's Go List includes destinations to suit every taste, trip length and budget – from the natural peaks of Bears Ears National Monument to the manmade peaks of Kuala Lumpur; from the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria, to the quiet refuge of Japan's Seto Inland Sea. This year, Fodor's editors paid special attention to those destinations recovering from the hardship of hurricanes: Puerto Rico, Key West, and St. Martin.

Last year, Fodor's editors expanded the Go List to 52 destinations from its traditional list of 25 destinations. The change proved so popular with the Fodor's audience that Fodor's editors have made the change permanent, meaning the 2019 Go List again comprises 52 destinations – one for each week of the year. www.fodors.com/GoList2019 


The highly cited Fodor's Travel No List enters its third year of surfacing destinations that should be avoided due to political, environmental, or social concerns. Seven locations make up this year's 2019 No List, including Acapulco, Ibiza, and Thailand's Maya Beach. 

Subsets of this year's No List include "Places That Don't Want You To Visit," which includes destinations that are overwhelmed by their own tourism industry and hoping tourists stay away. www.fodors.com/NoList2019


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Up in the air . . .

IN October 2018, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of nine percent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometres were up 8.9 percent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 9.4 percent.

The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried around 9.6 million passengers in October – 7.4 percent more than in the prior-year period. The strongest passenger growth of the network airlines was recorded at Vienna hub followed by Zurich.


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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Hotel news from around the world

THE Ritz-Carlton, Bali has been honored with a prestigious World Luxury Hotel Award. The acclaimed beachfront luxury resort in #Bali was named as the Best Family Resort in the Region at a gala event in Bali on 10th November 2018.

Established in 2006, The World Luxury Hotel Awards are the pinnacle of achievement in the high-end hotel market, offering international recognition to hotels around the globe, as voted for by guests, travelers and industry players. Over 300,000 international travelers make their selection each year.


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Seven Reasons to go on a Blind Date with the World



THE world travel championship, known as The Global Scavenger Hunt, will take place between April 12 and May 4, 2019. It may be the best travel adventure of 2019. Here’s seven reasons why:

1. A $50,000 winner-take-all cash prize awaits the world travel championship winners.

2. Adventurous Indiana Jones-types will not only circumnavigate the globe but take A Blind Date with the World visiting 10 mysteriously secret far-flung exotic countries.

3. The Global Scavenger Hunt is all about authentic, participatory and challenging site-doing, not passive sight-seeing.

4. This travel adventure competition crowns The World’s Greatest Travelers.

5. For 23-days travelers escape their daily grinds, living outside their comfort zones learning to trust strangers in strange lands.

6. This “Amazing Race for real people” tests their mettle and travel IQ against other great international travelers in a real-life adventure.

7. Imagine…a daily series of micro-adventures, from sunrise to sunset, that checks off priceless bucket list-worthy experiences creating thrillionaires out of its participants on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Event participation open—but limited; the $25,000 per team entry fee includes: all international airfare, First Class hotels, 40% of meals, and special event travel gear. All travelers are interviewed for suitability and single travelers are welcome to apply. 


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