Tag: Living

Hong Kong government forced to shelf China extradition bill amid huge street protests

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 16:10

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader, has announced that her government is suspending the plans to introduce a controversial extradition bill, caving to popular opposition that saw mass street protests ... Read More

Kimpton Glover Park Hotel appoints new senior catering sales manager

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 15:47

Kimpton Glover Park Hotel announced the appointment of Renee Rothschild to the executive team as senior catering sales manager. Since opening in 2016, the four-star hotel located just north of ... Read More

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau appoints Kara Franker, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:55

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) has announced the appointment of Kara Franker as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, effective immediately. Ms. Franker will lead ... Read More

African Tourism Board and Africa Tourism Association join forces to support World to Africa’ Tourism Conference in Johannesburg

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 22:24

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa’ Tourism Conference. The event in Johannesburg is organized in partnership with South Africa Tourism. ATA's conference is ... Read More

World’s largest steam locomotive is returning to the rails

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:32

The 150th anniversary celebration of the transcontinental railroad's completion isn't over yet. Union Pacific is just gathering steam following its May 9 ceremony in Ogden, Utah, commemorating the anniversary. The newly restored Big Boy ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:15

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the world’s most expensive cities, with 11 European cities dropping out ... Read More

Best and worst airports in the world: In the same city

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 18:39

First ever Fodor's Travel Awards cover categories important to today's modern traveler, including foodie airports, best booze cruises, and biggest social media travel influencers. The awards, chosen by the Fodor's ... Read More

Accor hospitality group: Significant growth in North & Central America

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:53

Global hospitality group Accor continues to present record growth figures in North & Central America, a key region for the Group’s global development strategy. Accor’s North & Central America portfolio ... Read More

Seabourn cruise line new interior design unveiled

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:36

Seabourn, a cruise line, is giving travelers yet another look at more stunningly designed guest suites on its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, ... Read More

‘America’s Favorite Town’ new hotel

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 19:53

 The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International,  welcomes the Beaufort Hotel to its portfolio of boutique and historic hotels that reflect their surrounding community. The brand's newest addition, situated on the idyllic Crystal ... Read More

Hangzhou House in LA

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 18:35

"Hangzhou House in LA" is an immersive activity held in Los Angeles on June 3rd by Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV and Tourism. In Pasadena, Tim Clancy and his wife Samantha Chen from Hangzhou acted as the hosts of a house ... Read More

World unites to fight against cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- June 11, 2019 18:25

Thousands of people across the globe have come together protesting against the potential building of a controversial cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, a World’s Heritage Site. In March 2019 Tanzania’s ... Read More

W Hotels debuts newly reimagined three Atlanta hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:35

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide revealed major upgrades to each of the city’s three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and W Atlanta ... Read More

World Fusion Tours: African Tourism Board’s newest member

editor editor- June 10, 2019 23:54

The African Tourism Board (ATB) welcomed World Fusion Tours as its newest member. The Kigali-based tour operator recently won the World Travel Awards category for “Rwanda’s Leading Operator 2019.” “We ... Read More

W Hotels: Updates in Atlanta

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 18:58

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide is excited to reveal upgrades to each of the city's three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and ... Read More

10 most accessible cities in Europe named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 16:15

While many of us would love to travel the world, it’s not always easy for those with limited mobility and rely on assistance from others. Accessible travel is a hotly ... Read More

120,000-year-old fossilized prehistoric whale bone found at Oceanside Beach Resorts in California

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:26

After the groundbreaking of Oceanside’s two beachfront resorts marked a milestone for this Southern California city’s tourism industry. The project is the largest beachfront development on the San Diego coastline ... Read More

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 9, 2019 19:10

It is a cool 98 degrees today.  For this part of the desert this is cool and it reminds us of Shavuot of the miseries of our forty years in Sinai. ... Read More

Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat announces new leadership appointments

editor editor- June 7, 2019 23:39

Canyon Ranch today announced new hires for its forthcoming brand extension - Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat, opening in Woodside, California, in 2019. The new team consists of deeply-connected and wellness-minded ... Read More

The Most Luxurious Features Found On Airplanes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2019 06:13

Flying first class on a luxury airline and experiencing the glam that comes with it is truly a dream come true. To some business people though, this is a weekly ... Read More

Hotel Bella Grace under new management

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 21:03

Hotel Bella Grace is situated in the historic Ansonborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston, S.C. The 50-room luxury boutique hotel is an artistic blend of preservation and modernization, steps from the ... Read More

Ascend Hotel Collection expands in San Francisco

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 20:15

The Ascend Hotel Collection, by Choice Hotels International, Inc., is a portfolio of unique, boutique, and historic hotels and resorts that reflect their surrounding community. The latest hotel joined the ... Read More

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts: Innovative programming in celebration of Global Wellness Day

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 18:41

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® today debuts the innovative Global Wellness Day programming, which includes a variety of engaging, family-oriented health and wellness activities across the brand's properties worldwide. In celebration ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to restore Cartagena’s architectural gems

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:57

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and San Francisco Investments, a subsidiary of Valorem, a business group with ownership of Colombia's leading players in media, entertainment, retail and renewable resources, announce ... Read More

SB Architects Unveils Seven New Hospitality Projects  in North America and Mexico

editor editor- June 4, 2019 01:37

Full-service global architecture firm, SB Architects, has been breaking ground in hotel, residential and mixed-use design for almost 60 years, and is delighted to announce seven new hospitality projects that ... Read More

Trump Hotels™ identifies luxury meetings trends

editor editor- June 4, 2019 01:27

Trump Hotels™, the luxury brand of five-star hotels and resorts known for its exceptionally designed properties in iconic locations, shares insights on luxury corporate and incentive meetings and details how ... Read More

Houston Pop-Up Hotel is announced by WhyHotel

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 01:10

WhyHotel announced plans to launch a new pop-up hotel in Houston, Texas. It is the company's first location outside of the east coast. The pop-up is scheduled to begin accepting ... Read More

Transplant Tourism equals murder in some countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 22:12

When the alternative is get an organ or die, it's human nature that people become desperate and become a transplant tourist, regardless of the desired outcome is legal, questionable or ... Read More

IATA sets trends for Global Aviation on Environment, Slots, Baggage Tracking, One ID and Disabled Passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 03:55

IATA's 75th Annual General Meeting in Seoul, South Korea passed five important resolutions setting the trend in the global aviation industry The International Air Transport Association (IATA) at their annual ... Read More

Wyndham Destinations is opening new resorts

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 19:01

Wyndham Destinations  launches new club brand identities, and shakes up timeshare with urban resort openings and evolution across the company. Wyndham Destinations is leading the evolution of the industry by ... Read More

Brussels by bike: European capital celebrates cycling and honors its cultural heritage

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 17:15

2019 is a year like no other for Brussels. This year Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France victory of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx, ... Read More

National Tourism Authority Kiribati appoints new Chair: Kiribati is for travelers!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:57

Danial Rochford was appointed as the  inaugural Chairperson of the new National Tourism Authority in Kiribati He said in a post on Linkedin:: "This is a massive honor and I ... Read More

Who is the new Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Nkhensani Kubayi-Nguban?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 02:34

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has named Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane as the new minister of tourism to replace Derek Hanekom. Until her appointment, Ms Mmamoloko "Nkhensani" Kubayi-Ngubane was the Minister of ... Read More

Mexican Caribbean revolutionizes tourism through sustainable initiatives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 18:55

Boasting turquoise waters, lush wild jungle and historic Mayan architecture, the Mexican Caribbean has implemented revolutionary sustainable practices to maintain those natural riches, now reflected in the third annual Sustainable ... Read More

Rescue on Maui: Many Heroes, their Aloha Spirit, her Yoga Training and Love for Nature saved Amanda’s life on a Hawaiian Island

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2019 23:57

Yoga techniques came to the rescue of 35-year-old Dr. Amanda Eller in Maui, allowing her to survive 17 days when she got lost on a hiking trail deep in Maui's ... Read More

Rideshare an Uber Submarine: Soon available at Great Barrier Reef

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 07:15

Now tourist can explore an incredible underwater at Great Barrier Reef in Australia with the Uber app.  scUber will showcase the world's largest living structure as a biodiverse playground, rich ... Read More