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|November 27, 2008
Take A Historic Trip On Hong Kong's Trams
More than 100 years old and known locally as 'Ding Dings', Hong Kong's trams offer an unforgettable insight into the history and continuing evolution of this favourite destination. Now the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched an online guide to exploring Hong Kong Island by tram, detailing more than 150 restaurants, shopping opportunities and cultural attractions easily accessed along the six main tram routes. Available online, the guide also showcases the story of Hong Kong's trams. I...
|November 27, 2008
both feet walking lodge -- Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia Opens
Leading Victoria-based walking tour operator, both feet, has opened its purpose-built eco-lodge on the Great Ocean Walk, designed exclusively for both feet guests. The lodge combines state of the art, best practice sustainable design, a serene bush setting and the finest regional food and wines to perfectly complement the experience of one of Australia's best walking trails. both feet founders Dana and Gavin Ronan have worked closely with award winning architect Stephen Sainsbury to produce an i...
|November 19, 2008
Palau: The World's #1 Dive Destination
Transparent waters bequeath underwater visibility beyond anyone's imagination. So much so that from the most immaculate shorelines in the world, a boat 50 meters beyond creates the magical illusion that it floats merely on air, with its conspicuous shadow cast on a translucent seabed a few feet beneath. A prism of colorful coral reefs and a virtually limitless variety of sea life set the stage in this tropical paradise. From beginners and intermediate to expert divers, there are over 50 exis...
|November 18, 2008
Southern Star Observation Wheel Puts A New Spin On Melbourne
The largest observation wheel in the southern hemisphere is opening in Melbourne on Friday 28 November 2008. A stunning addition to the city's landscape, the Southern Star Observation Wheel is expected to become Melbourne's most popular tourist attraction, operating 365 days a year and expected to attract 1.5 million guests in the first 12 months. Modelled on the hugely successful London Eye -and only 15m (50ft) smaller- the Southern Star will provide 360° breathtaking views over the city's...
|November 18, 2008
Ritz Tours Debuts New 14-Day Thailand & Angkor Wat Excursion
In response to growing consumer interest in exploring Southeast Asia, Ritz Tours has debuted the new 14-day Thailand & Angkor Wat excursion priced from $2,997 per person, based on double occupancy, for travel in 2009. To encourage advance bookings of its 2009-2010 vacations, Ritz Tours is offering an Early Booking Offer of $200 off per couple ($100 per person) on the 14-day Thailand & Angkor Wat itinerary. The Early Booking Offer is available on bookings made by Dec. 15, 2008, at least 60 days i...
|November 06, 2008
The Luxury Collection: Epicurean Expeditons & Destination Discoveries
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, an ensemble of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries, has announced the launch of Epicurean Expeditions and Destination Discoveries -- one-of-a-kind destination experiences, exclusively curated by world-renowned chefs and local travel experts. Through the launch of these exceptional offerings, guests are invited to unlock a world of discovery, featuring unique, authentic and enriching experiences at the The Luxury Collection's awa...
|October 30, 2008
CC Africa Changes Its Name...
Luxury safari group, Conservation Corporation Africa (CC Africa), has changed its name to &BEYOND and announced a global expansion that will span three continents. In an unprecedented move, &BEYOND is taking its safari and responsible tourism model beyond Africa and India and into Central and South America. "Our former name, CC Africa, was far from ideal," explains Steve Fitzgerald, Group CEO &BEYOND. "'Africa' no longer accurately reflected the company's operating regions; 'Conservation' i...
|October 23, 2008
Inka Terra Association Opens Rolin Island Fauna Rescue Center In Peru
Inkaterra, through its partner NGO, Inka Terra Association (ITA) has launched a rescue center on a secluded island across the Madre de Dios River from Inkaterra's Reserva Amazonica. The 55-acre island has been developed into a rescue, rehabilitation, and re-introduction facility for wildlife confiscated by INRENA (National Institute of Natural Resources), Tourism Police, and the National Ecology Police of Peru (formerly Green Police). The island refuge - also known as Isla de los Monos or...
|January 30, 2008
Trafalgar Offers Special China Tour Packages With Victoria Cruises
Victoria Cruises, the pre-eminent cruise company sailing China's Yangtze River, has partnered with Trafalgar, one of the most trusted tour operators with more than 60 years experience in escorted vacations, to offer a special 10-night Highlights of China & the Yangtze itinerary in 2008. For those looking to extend their travels with additional stops in Guilin and Hong Kong, Trafalgar has also created an expanded 15-night Majestic China program new for 2008. "Being the exclusive Yangtze River...
|January 14, 2008
Palau's Micronesian Shark Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Shark Week
Shark enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a shark themed week full of adrenalin-packed activities as the Micronesian Shark Foundation (MSF) holds it 6th annual shark week at the Fish n Fins dive shop, in Palau between March 27 and April 3 2008. The Micronesian Shark Foundation is a Palauan-based, non-profit foundation whose goal is to research and monitor the many sharks of Palau as well as scientific shark data collection. Between February and April, hundreds of grey reef sharks migrate to...
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