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|March 08, 2010
Kuoni Receives 'National Tourism Awards" From Indian Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. These awards recognise the outstanding performance of companies in the travel and hospitality industry in India. This year, Kuoni received two of these prestigious awards. For the 19th time, Kuoni Destination Management, India was awarded the National Tourism Award 2008/09 for 'Outstanding Performance" as an inbound tour operator. Kuoni as a G...
|February 23, 2010
Abercrombie & Kent Leads Travel Industry in Support for Earth Hour
Earth Hour brings together local communities, corporations and nongovernmental organizations to focus on climate change by inspiring consumers and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour, sending a powerful message about the need for action. In 2007, 2.2 million people took part in the world's first Earth Hour, which started in Sydney, Australia. Last year 4,088 cities in 88 countries "switched off" to show their support -- ten times more cities than the previous year - the largest v...
|January 06, 2010
New Southeast Asia Meta-Search Site To Benefit Travel Suppliers
A high-tech travel website, SoutheastAsia.org, will serve as the anchor for a new destination marketing campaign for Southeast Asia. When launched on January 25, 2010, the site will allow users to research, plan, and book multiple-destination trips to and within the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. SoutheastAsia.org will also have a special section ...
|September 29, 2009
Palau, Micronesia Is Home To The World's First Shark Sanctuary
The Pacific nation of Palau has created the world's first officially-recognized shark sanctuary, a biological sanctuary to protect great hammerheads, leopard sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and more than 130 other species fighting extinction in the Pacific Ocean. Johnson Toribiong, president of the island republic, said , "Palau will become the world's first national shark sanctuary, ending all commercial shark fishing in our waters and giving a sanctuary for sharks to live and reproduce un...
|September 15, 2009
Discover The Adventure Of A Lifetime In New Zealand
The people of New Zealand, affectionately known as Kiwis, are well-known for their adventurous spirit. After all, this is the place where commercial bungy jumping---the insane act of tying your ankles to a post and leaping off a bridge into thin air---was born. New Zealand is also the home of naked rugby (really) and zorbing -- an individual or group activity where you climb into a big plastic ball and bounce down a huge, bumpy hill. It's a travel destination where the extreme sport of whitewate...
|June 26, 2009
Palau, Micronesia Features Special Stay And Dive Packages
Palau is one of the wonders of the diving world, where large schools of sharks, manta rays, colorful soft corals, dramatic wall dives and adrenaline pumping drift dives are some of the features. And now, two U.S. based tour operators are offering special packages to accommodate those that want to take the ultimate plunge. Ultimate Dive Travel www.ultimatedivetravel.com/pages/specials.asp Resort and Dive Package: Valid for travel through December 20, 2009 Garden View Room = $1,740 per...
|May 19, 2009
Palau, Micronesia Boasts New Sense of Wonder Eco Tour
A naturally eco-friendly destination, Palau now boasts a new eco-tour, which was introduced March 31, 2009. The new Sense of Wonder ECO Tour is an environmental and education program supported by the Ebill Society in the Ngarchelong state. The tour includes kayaking through the mangrove forests, nature games and a tour through Palau's many historical remains, to name a few of the features. Guests will enjoy close encounters of Palau's endemic plants and animals; up close spiritual encounters;...
|March 13, 2009
andBEYOND Opens Fourth 'Tiger Circuit' Lodge In India: Banjaar Tola
Taj Safaris' fourth jungle lodge, Banjaar Tola, is now open, marking the completion of India's first tiger circuit. Situated on the edge of the Banjaar River overlooking Kanha National Park, Banjaar Tola was designed with a light footprint and the charm and luxury for which all andBEYOND safari lodges are known. Banjaar Tola is a collection of two camps (each with nine tented suites), spacious guest areas, swimming pool, comprehensive library and plenty of places for al fresco dining. Loca...
|March 11, 2009
The Great Ocean Road Marathon, Australia
The Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most spectacular costal drives, will be the backdrop for an adventurous distance running festival on 16 and 17 May 2009. The 2009 Great Ocean Road International Marathon will see participants running 6.5km, 14km, 25km or a challenging 45km of the snaky 300km (about 185 miles) iconic road, whilst enjoying a breathtaking array of natural treasures along the water edge. Open to runners and walkers of all abilities, this year's marathon promises to be...
|March 10, 2009
Abercrombie & Kent Supports Earth Hour: March 28, 2009 8:30 -- 9:30 pm
More than 1 billion people in 1,000 different places around the world are expected to participate in the biggest voluntary power down in history. The goal of Earth Hour is to make a powerful visual demand for action on climate change by encouraging people to demonstrate their concern by turning off their lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. that evening, no matter where in the world they are. Last year Earth Hour saw 50 million people participate in 370 cities, towns and municipalities in 35 countrie...
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