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Miltary Vet Gifted $25K Vacation from Villas of Distinction & Dream Vacations

Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier luxury villa rental company and leading home-based travel franchise Dream Vacations, both part of World Travel Holdings, made the holiday season a little brighter for a deserving veteran by gifting him and his family …

ITB Asia cements commitment – Asia Pacific through three-year partnership – Singapore Tourism Board

Singapore will continue to be home to the next three editions of the region’s leading travel trade show – ITB Asia.       Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of the event, have announced the extension of its milestone partnership …

Thailand continues to see record breaking visitor numbers as 32 millionth for 2016 arrives

Thailand’s visitor numbers continue to break records with the 32 millionth visitor of 2016 arriving today at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.       Mrs. Shelby Pastor from the USA was named “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor – The Amazing Smashing Success” and …

Asian Sweet Spots Increase Odds for Yes on Marriage Proposals

A recent survey of choice tables, inspiring balconies and powder-white sands across Asia has identified a number of spots where the odds of landing a ‘yes’ on a marriage proposal are higher than usual.   Surveyors have found that a …

Record number of Australian visitors converge on Brisbane

Brisbane’s winning tourism streak continues, with a record number of Australians visiting the city in the year ending September.   The latest National Visitor Survey from Tourism Australia released today saw overall domestic visitor numbers climb 5.3 per cent to …

  • Fall in Love With Finland

    Published on : Thursday, July 7, 2016

    In March 2016, Jiangsu Television Network’s wildly popular reality program We Are in Love, chose the northern Finnish region of Lapland as a the scenic backdrop for chronicling the budding romance of screen stars Chen Bolin and Song Ji-Hyo.   …

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  • VisitScotland CEO hails ‘absolutely fascinating new galleries

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, applauds the opening of the ten new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland on 8 July (see attached press release pdf), as a central part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. …

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  • Major New Galleries Open at the National Museum of Scotland

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Ten major new galleries open this Friday, 8 July, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, following a £14.1 million redevelopment in its 150th anniversary year. The new state-of-the-art galleries, which are dedicated to decorative art, design, fashion science and …

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  • Destination NSW Appoints New Regional Manager in China

    Published on : Monday, July 4, 2016

    “China is the largest inbound market for NSW and I am delighted to announce that Nathan Pei will be taking up this key position to promote NSW,” Ms Chipchase said.“Based in Shanghai, Mr Pei will lead Destination NSW’s operation in …

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  • Failte Ireland: Top German Media On Gardening Leave In West Cork

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    Cork will take centre stage this week as a group of top German journalists who have a combined circulation and online readership of over 6 million will get to see for themselves what the south west has to offer. The …

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  • Food for thought

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    The growing reputation of Scotland’s restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs resulted in a visitor spend of almost £1 billion on food and drink, the highest ever recorded, during the Year of Food and Drink 2015.   The figure is one …

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  • Transplant Games a boost to Western Sydney

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    Mr Ayres made the announcement at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, which will host the Dragon Boat events when the Games are held across a number of Western Sydney locations from 24 September – 1 October.   “The …

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  • New “One Love, Two Oceans” Wedding and Honeymoon Package Offers Best of the Caribbean and Mexico

    Published on : Friday, July 1, 2016

    Couples seeking the most unforgettable destination wedding and honeymoon need look no further. Four Seasons Resort Nevis and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita are combining the best of authentic Caribbean luxury and authentic Mexican hospitality into one extraordinary wedding and …

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  • CLIA to Host Third Annual Port & Destination Summit in Tenerife

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, announced its 2016 Port & Destination Summit, taking place on Tuesday, September 20 in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, one day ahead of Seatrade Cruise Med, …

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  • ‘One Good Thing After Another’ Lures Visitors To Canberra

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Australia’s capital is highlighting its unique selling point through a new global marketing platform, as the city prepares to welcome its first international flights in September.     Canberra’s refreshed creative positioning focuses on the region’s diversity of experiences and …

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  • Grizzly bear kills cyclist beside Glacier National Park in US

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Two cycle riders outside the Glacier National Park in northern USA have been attacked by an angry grizzly bear on 29th June Wednesday. One of the cyclists has died right at the spot of the attack.     The cyclists …

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  • Sky’s the limit for La Manga Club with new elite training system

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    The eyes of the sporting world will be on Rio de Janeiro when it hosts the Olympic Games this summer, and Spain’s La Manga Club is offering guests the exclusive chance to train like an Olympian after opening a new …

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  • X Ambassadors, Charles Kelley and Capital Cities to Perform at Safeway Open

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    The Safeway Open and Lagardère Sports announced today that the Safeway Open PGA TOUR event to be played at Silverado Resort and Spa this October 12 -16 will have three nights of amazing music featuring X Ambassadors, Lady Antebellum lead …

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  • Stoke Park Chef Is On The Menu

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    If the idea of golf club food conjures up images of nachos and club sandwiches, the appearance of Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel’s executive chef on the forthcoming BBC series of Great British Menu might change that perception. …

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  • Grilled, toasted and burgered at Wellington On a Plate

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    If a burger fuels your happy place, you might want to plan a New Zealand visit this August during the capital’s annual food festival – Visa Wellington On a Plate™ – on a 17-day burger trail with 116 burgers to …

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  • Korea – Now Top 2 in UIA’s Global Meetings Ranking

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Korea has been ranked the world’s top 2 destination for global congresses hosted in 2015, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released this week by the Union of International Associations (UIA). The findings show Korea achieving 2nd place …

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  • Euro 2016: significant accommodation price increase

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    According to a study conducted with the help of the consumers group UFC Que Choisir, the average room price in the ten French host cities of Euro 2016, during 10th of June – 10th of July, has risen up to …

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  • Special call for under-18s to enter Shutterfest – Port Stephens Photography Competition

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Organisers of Port Stephens’ annual Shutterfest photography competition are inviting budding photographers aged 18 and under – from far and wide – to enter the competition and try their hand at capturing the area’s natural beauty through their lenses. The …

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  • Fit for a King!

    Published on : Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Catherine Maxwell-Stuart of Traquair House receives the QA gold award from VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead.It was originally owned by the kings of Scotland, and today Traquair House near Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders was once again the location for …

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  • Isle of MTV press conference

    Published on : Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    While the last preparations are well underway for the tenth anniversary of the Isle of MTV Malta 2016, the Minister for Tourism Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis said that this massive annual event offers the finest opportunity to promote and elevate …

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