15.08.2016
We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding getting married in Europe.   If you’ve always dreamed of a fairytale wedding then why not take a look through our list of uniquely lavish wedding venues? From classical stately homes and elegant chateaux to state-of-the-art Tuscan hilltop villas, we’ve put together the most romantic places to tie the knot in Eu
04.07.2016
The upper-upscale property is a semi-conversion and brings Rezidor Hotel Group’s portfolio in Turkey up to 23 hotels, with more than 4,000 rooms in operation or under development. Radisson Blu announced its latest addition in Ordu, Turkey. Located on the Black Sea and surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches, rivers and mountains on the coast, the hotel has opened its doors to
04.07.2016
Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated the global premiere of the first Mandarin production of Disney's THE LION KING Tuesday night in a gala affair at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. The premiere launched the Grand Opening festivities for the new resort, which officially opens on June 16. A red carpet entry to the new theatre welcomed celebrities, luminaries and Julie Taymor, the Tony-award winn
04.07.2016
Princess Cruises guests aboard Regal Princess sailing to Scandinavia and Russia this summer now have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the destinations with an impressive line-up of speakers who will come aboard overnight to share their personal stories, local expertise and passion for the places they call home. This unique speaker series, developed in partnership with Cruise B
04.07.2016
WOW air continues to expand its global horizon by offering direct flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Iceland for as low as $99* per flight, including taxes. Tickets go on sale today at wowair.com with flights from EWR to Iceland beginning in November 2016. Additionally for only $149*, travelers can continue their trip with a short one hour stopover in Iceland, to WOW
04.02.2016
Set in a luxury hotel in the heart of Milan, Italy’s largest penthouse suite is fit for a fashion mogul, supermodel or top footballer. The new 11,000 square foot Katara Suite at Excelsior Hotel Gallia – recently named the best suite in the world – boasts a private spa for its guests and two outdoor terraces where they can take in stunning views of the city. Priced from
25.01.2016
Now everyone can see a glimpse of the royal lifestyle with a virtual reality tour of Buckingham Palace in London.  The palace is the first UK landmark to be part of a virtual reality project with Google that is specially designed for schools. Google Expeditions is an app that brings students on a virtual field trip from anywhere in the world. The tour brings viewers through so
25.01.2016
The International Space Station is home to a new life form: a thriving zinnia with a beautiful orange-yellow bloom. Space station commander Scott Kelly showed off his gardening results, posting photos of the flower on his Twitter account. Last month, he had to fight off mould that threatened to kill all the flowers in the space station’s mini-greenhouse but he managed to save some
09.12.2015
In one great leap for artificial intelligence and perhaps one step back for the confused airline passenger, KLM Airlines has introduced Spencer, a robot who will guide hapless travelers around the airport.  Spencer will begin a test run at Schipol Airport during the first week of December.  KLM opted to donate money to the project because so many passengers were gett
09.12.2015
A dragon breathes fire from Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, Fla.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will include an immersive 3-D ride called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, along with an outdoor family coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff. The Wizarding World also features depictions of Hogwarts castle and the village of Hogsmeade,
17.11.2015
Royal Caribbean International has begun charging $4.99 on the Anthem of the Seas for radio-frequency identification (RFID) wristbands. Branded Wow bands by Royal Caribbean, the colored, rubberized wristbands are a substitute for SeaPass key cards. Royal said the charge is a test of a new pricing strategy for the bands, which had been distributed for free up to now on Quantum-class ships
03.11.2014
JUST GO TO YOUR ROOM Hotels don't want guests to have to linger at the front desk - or even stop by at all. New programmes are helping speed up the check-in process for busy travellers, or in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using their smartphone to unlock doors. The innovations are still being tweaked as hotels scramble to catch up to airlines. Fliers
03.11.2014
STARWOOD HOTELS is rolling out a robot to help fulfil room-service requests for its guests. The butler known as a "botlr" is being tested in its Cupertino hotel in Silicon Valley (naturally) with a view to expanding its presence worldwide. Botlrs come complete with bow ties and resemble a cutesy cross between Disney's Wall-E and R2-D2 from Star Wars. As well as having novelty valu
10.09.2014
Intrepid travellers looking for a new thrill might want to seek out these unusual beauty treatments. From vampire facials to ancient sand burials, the quest for beauty encompasses the weird and wacky.   1. The Vampire Facial - Hollywood, US One could say Kim Kardashian is famous for making things famous. From fashion lines to beauty products, she's been the face of many
10.09.2014
Kenya Tourism Board has successfully defended its title as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board as World Travel Awards winners in Africa & Indian Ocean are revealed. The organisation was among the most successful entrants at the 2014 awards, taking the prize for the third consecutive year, while South Africa Airways took the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airline. The presti
06.08.2014
Luxurious cruising is the trend of the season. With pristine destinations in the itinerary, cruise lines are offering lucrative packages this season to explore unconventional destinations. As tour operators and travel agents see margins being eroded by high taxation and increasing competition between online travel portals, the industry is looking forward to a new alliance among cruise professio
06.08.2014
A UK-based tour operator has started offering quick sightseeing excursions from London to Australia that depart Friday afternoon and return “just in time for work” on Tuesday morning. And this is specially planned for those with too much money but not enough time or common sense.     A specialist in Down Under destinations, Austravel says that the 33,800-k
06.08.2014
Voted the ‘world’s best airport’ earlier this year at the World Airport Awards, Changi Airport has unveiled the rendering images by the architect behind the £800m ($1.47m) project.       A five-storey structure will be built over the 3.5 hectares car park currently in front of Terminal 1 of the Changi Airport featuring a grand indoor g
22.07.2014
As the travel trend for fitness fusion holidays gathers pace, Belmond has launched the ultimate wellness escape – a week-long luxury fitness retreat at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Taking place from 30th November to 7th December, guests will train among ancient temples – the first time this has been allowed to happen – tuck into healthy go
22.07.2014
Summertime is a key time for family getaways. Whether for the whole summer or just for a weekend, spending time away from home can provide unforgettable memories. When settling into your temporary living space, whether it’s a summer home, hotel or rental, dangers exists that parents need to be aware of. The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) wants to remind parents that children are es
26.06.2014
'Space Adventures,' the space tourism company, has confirmed there are already two clients who have paid to reserve a flight around the moon on board the space ship Soyuz. This trip, predicted for 2017, costs some 110 million euros, being the most expensive trip this company offers. This offer, in addition to the expensive trip, requires important changes on the Russian
25.06.2014
In the middle of the group phase of the World Cup, the Museum in Santos was introduced. There are a total of 2,545 pieces on display that tell the story of the greatest Brazilian soccer idol. In the middle of the first phase of the World Cup that is taking place in Brazil, this museum opened its doors following an investment of 50 million reals—22.7 million dollars—
10.06.2014
Hilton Worldwide has announced plans with prominent Qatar investors Al-Rayyan Hospitality to develop a magnificent new Hilton Hotels & Resorts property at Salwa Beach in Qatar. The development, the largest of its kind in the Middle East and a first for Qatar, will claim 104-hectares of prime land and coastline in the southwest corner of Qatar for the introduction of an outstanding new r
09.06.2014
Take a wander down the pebbles of the custom built foot reflexology path and start a journey of self-discovery and holistic renewal with The Spa at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives. Taking a unique approach to health and beauty rituals, The Spa offerings include a myriad of treatments, many incorporating the island’s traditional therapies, based on treasured knowledge passed down through
27.05.2014
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority is planning to create a dedicated industry development committee for the emirate’s western region – Al Gharbia – as it looks to stimulate growth in the area. The authority is also planning to build a dedicated visitor centre in Al Gweifhat to better educate road travellers from Saudi Arabia on the region’s attraction as
27.05.2014
Guests are being offered an unforgettable holiday this year at Forte Village Resort, with its fantastic Barbie experiences. Set in 47 hectares of stunning tropical gardens and located in the heart of the beautiful South Sardinia, the renowned Forte Village offers girls aged from two to ten the opportunity to enjoy a special holiday; turning their dreams into reality and celebrating th
27.05.2014
MSC Cruises said the MSC Divina, a ship that was scheduled to sail year-round from Miami, will be moved to the Mediterranean for summer 2015 before returning for the winter of 2015-16 in the Caribbean. The ship began sailing from Miami in November and was the centerpiece of an MSC marketing campaign in North America. It will continue on current Caribbean itineraries for the rest of
27.05.2014
Europe’s first Hard Rock Hotel will debut this month on Ibiza, the Spanish island known for its music and dance scene. “Ibiza is the world’s electronic music capital and long regarded as being the stage for music legends, an almost obvious synergy for the Hard Rock brand,” said John Galloway, chief marketing officer of Hard Rock International. “The
14.02.2014
  Hawaiian Airlines today announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Air China, China’s exclusive national flag carrier, that leverages the reach of their respective hubs in Honolulu and Beijing to offer more options and a more streamlined experience for customers traveling to further destinations. The new partnership takes effect following Hawaiian’s launch of its