Headline News

France’s Robinson Crusoe Was A Woman

France Chateau le la Mothe at Nontron.rsz.WMTHE plight of Scottish seaman Alexander Selkirk who was abandoned on a South Pacific island in 1704, and which inspired Daniel Defoe’s classic Treasure Island (this column last week,) was not the first such case of a marooning on a proverbial desert island that was to go on to enthral the reading public.  … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Heathrow Terminal 2 Named World’s Airport Of The Year

London Heathrow and Star Alliance have won the World’s Airport of the Year at Air Transport World’s (ATW) 41st Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards, honoured jointly for their collaborative work on the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Delta to Upgrade In-Flight Wi-Fi and Expand Coverage Areas for Customers

Delta Air Lines will upgrade the in-flight Wi-Fi service its customers experience with broadband speeds and expanded coverage. The upgrades will extend Wi-Fi access beyond the shores of the North America for customers traveling between the U. S. and Latin America or the Caribbean. … Continue Reading

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Thales To Secure Critical Step For Onesky Delivery
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Appointments

Four Seasons Resort Maui At Wailea Introduces New Guest Experience Manager Position To Focus On Top Suite Guests

MAU_1261_aspect16x9Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has announced the appointment of Shermaine Rodrigues to the senior position of Guest Experience Manager (GEM), a new role at the Resort created to focus solely on handling the myriad needs of top-level suite guests.   … Continue Reading

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Apps

New Travel Health App “My Travel Health” Now Available on Apple App Store

Travel Health and Wellness LLC announced today a new iOS app, “My Travel Health,” on the Apple App Store. The app allows international travelers to learn about health alerts in their destinations, take precautions before departing and better address illnesses and medical conditions while traveling. … Continue Reading

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Car

Dollar and Thrifty car rental locations opened in Italy

The car rental brands Dollar and Thrifty, part of The Hertz Corporation, have opened 29 branches across Italy, replacing existing locations operated by a former licensee. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

The 24th World Economic Forum On East Asia Convenes In Jakarta

Underlining the country’s growing influence in the regional economy, the spotlight will turn to Indonesia this April as the 24thWorld Economic Forum on East Asia takes place from 19th to 21st April 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel in the capital city of Jakarta. … Continue Reading

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Corporate

Survey: Travel Managers Rate Traveler Safety Highly Important

Corporate travel managers rank traveler safety and security as important as savings and cost control, a recent survey conducted by BCD Travel finds. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

Other Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe

Juan Fernandez Islands_[Robinson_Crusoe Island)IT was back in December 1721 that the world lost Alexander Selkirk, the extraordinary Scottish seaman who provided the real-life story that was to be tweaked, played-with and immortalised by author Daniel Defoe into his classic tale for all ages,Robinson Crusoe. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

See, Touch, Hear, Smell at Taste of Sydney

110618_Taste_SF801Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux, sets itself apart as Sydney’s premier restaurant festival because it perfectly blends dining, learning, play and a touch of indulgence. … Continue Reading

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Destination Hawaii

Oahu Hotels Like Courtyard Marriott Waikiki Welcome Guests Who Come For Top Honolulu Events In March

Oahu Hotels, like Courtyard Marriott Waikiki, welcome March guests who come to enjoy the year-round perfect weather along with popular Honolulu Events in March. … Continue Reading

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Destination Japan

Tokyo Skytree Launches “Fast Skytree Ticket” for Foreign Tourists

Tobu Tower Skytree Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Sumida Ward, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito) has started selling “Fast Skytree Ticket,” the first admission ticket aimed at foreign visitors to Tokyo Skytree run by the company as part of its efforts to improve convenience and enhance services for foreign visitors to Japan. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

U.S. Citizen International Outbound Travel up 10 Percent in 2014

Annual 2014/2013 Comparisons

U.S. travel to overseas markets(1) totaled 30.8 million, up six percent for the year. Regional results were: … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

21st Annual “PHUKET BIKE WEEK 2015″ On April 11-19, 2015 At Patong Beach And Phuket Town, Thailand.

Discover-Thainess-LogoPHUKET BIKE WEEK 2015ASEAN Ride Together”, the biggest motorcycle event in Asia, will celebrate the 21st anniversary on 11th -19th  April 2015.  … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Hospitality

Bourbon O Bar at the Iconic Bourbon Orleans Hotel home to TWO ‘Mixologists of the Year’

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel‘s classy bar the “Bourbon O” located on one of the city’s most famous corners, Orleans Avenue at Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter historic district was recently the recipient  of an unprecedented honor.   … Continue Reading

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Sunriver Resort, A Destination Hotel, Splashes Into 2015 With A New Aquatic Facility And Expanded Dining Options
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Hotel Deals

Discover History & Culture in NYC With Wyndham New Yorker Hotels “Legacy Package”

New York City is rich with historic landmarks and unlimited things to see and do. For those, who are planning a getaway to the Big Apple can now easily build a memorable itinerary with the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel’s Legacy Package. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

The countdown begins: two weeks until Art Central is unveiled

Hong Kong Art Week is just two weeks away and brings the launch of Art Central, Hong Kong’s first satellite fair of international standards from 14-16 March. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle Feature

Buring’s Tassie Venture A Smart Move

Leopold RRP$39.99LEO BURING did a smart thing when it moved into Tasmania around a decade ago, with it’s top-notch Leopold label from the cool climate Tamar Valley in the island’s north stunningly rewarding for Riesling buffs. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo Debuts Completed Property Enhancements In 2015

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo announces a new era of luxury and style with the debut of the Resort’s multi-million dollar property enhancement.  … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

STR Global: Asia Pacific hotel results for January 2015

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced mixed results year-over-year in the three key performance metrics during January 2015 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global. … Continue Reading

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STR Global: Middle East/Africa January 2015 Results

Theme Parks

Everything Is Awesome! Merlin Entertainments Announces New 4d Film Based On The Lego® Movie™ From Warner Bros. To Launch Exclusively To Legoland® Parks And Legoland® Discovery Centers Worldwide

Merlin Entertainments announced today it is partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group to bring a new 4D animated film based on the popular characters of The LEGO® Movie™, from Warner Bros. … Continue Reading

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Weird & Wacky

STRUTH!

Wales PortmeirionIN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says it looks picturesquely historic Italian – but in fact this village is in the north of Wales, and was built over a fifty year period between 1925 and 1975. … Continue Reading

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