Category: Attractions

A new African safari resort in Taiwan

Asia’s only African safari resort has opened in Hsinchu County to offer visitors a unique African experience in north west Taiwan. The Leofoo Resort Guanshi boasts African-themed rooms and the opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with a variety of wild animals. The Leofoo Resort Guanshi has a total of 164 rooms […]

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

A new boutique holiday cottage has just opened in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. With Molton Brown cosmetics, beautiful decor and the option of a private chef, Moorland View offers “wall-to-wall luxury.” It’s made for lovebirds: romantic touches include a log fire, scented candles and a vintage copper bath for two. Complimentary membership of Bovey Castle […]

Scheduled for 2012: Shangri-La Hotel, Istanbul

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts‘ first hotel in Turkey, the Shangri-La Hotel, Istanbul is set to  open in April 2012. The hotel will be located between the Dolmabahce and the Maritime Museum on the European coast of the Bosphorus Straits, the 30km stretch of water separating Europe and Asia. Set within the Besiktas district, the shopping […]

Fitzpatrick Hotels Offer Package inspired by Irish History in NYC

Fitzpatrick Hotels Offer Package inspired by Irish History in NYC

The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group – the first Irish-owned hotel company to operate in the US – has introduced the “Visit Ireland in New York” package, giving visitors the chance to experience the extraordinary personal service, warmth and hospitality of its two luxury hotels, the Fitzpatrick Manhattan and the Fitzpatrick Grand Central, while learning about the […]

10 reasons to visit Toronto this Spring

10 reasons to visit Toronto this Spring

Toronto is the perfect destination for urban adventurers this spring. Whether hiking through Toronto’s best scenic trails or lively shopping districts, this year-round city rings in the season with heart-warming festivals, captivating cultural events and fun attractions. Come and see for yourself why Toronto is a celebrated cultural and entertainment capital of Canada. 1. This […]

Chopin Museum in Warsaw

2010 will signal a number of important cultural events in Poland, one of which is the opening of a new museum in Warsaw, dedicated to the life and works of Frederic Chopin. The world’s largest collection of Frederic Chopin related items includes musical manuscripts, printed scores, Chopin’s correspondence, personal items (such as cufflinks and diaries), […]

Cruise excursions to Russia’s top secret Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City

Crystal Cruises is announcing yet another industry first: one-night excursions to Russia’s former top secret Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City. From extreme G Forces and weightlessness to the “Final Challenge” in the world’s largest hydrospace laboratory, intrepid Crystal guests can train like modern Russian Cosmonauts on some of the largest, most advanced space equipment in […]

Hundreds rescued at Machu Picchu

Hundreds rescued at Machu Picchu

Tourists at one of the world’s most famous landmarks, Machu Picchu, have had to be airlifted from the site by helicopter.   Arouind 1,400 are said to have been rescued after floods destroyed road and rail links, but 800 are thought to be still stranded.  The area has experienced its highest rainfall in 15 years […]

Special feature: Gwel an Mor, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Gwel an Mor, Cornwall, UK

Last summer we enjoyed a very relaxing week at the five star  Gwel an Mor resort on the outskirts of Portreath in mid Cornwall. After a pleasant welcome, we settled into lodge number 40, also known as ‘Tehidy’.  All the lodges are named after the local area and Tehidy Country Park is a 250-acre estate […]

Bruges Ice Festival

Bruges Ice Festival

Bruges Ice Festival is just an hour’s train ride from Brussels and this year’s Ice Age theme means ice sculptors have been busy creating sabre-toothed tigers and nut-gathering rodents in this beautiful village complete with pub and funfair.  The display will remain open until 10th January 2010.

Terra Botanica: Europe's first horticultural theme park

Terra Botanica: Europe’s first horticultural theme park

Europe’s first theme park devoted entirely to the understanding and discovery of plant life, will open in April 2010. After 10 years in the making, this extraordinary project has been implemented by the Maine-et-Loire Departmental Council under the guidance of Christophe Béchu. Perfectly located near Angers in the Anjou district of the Pays de la […]

Reef and rainforest experience in Queensland, Australia

Reef and rainforest experience in Queensland, Australia

A visit to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a must-do on any East Coast Australian itinerary – and visiting is made even easier with a Reef & Rainforest four night accommodation and eco-activity package. The joint package, released by Kingfisher Bay Resort – Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Eco Resort […]

Rio - happiest city in the world... and with good reason!

Rio – happiest city in the world… and with good reason!

This year, Rio de Janeiro was named the happiest city in the world, according to a Forbes Magazine which surveyed 10,000 people throughout twenty countries. It also received the title of the most courteous city in the world, according to the Universities of Michigan and California. And one of the city’s major tourist attractions, Christ […]

Le Méridien in Panama

Le Méridien in Panama

Le Méridien – perhaps best known as a European brand – is to open its first hotel in Central America.  Le Méridien Panama is set in the heart of Panama’s cosmopolitan capital city, on the edge of the Bay of Panama, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Panama City skyline. Surrounded by […]

Afternoon tea in London - with a difference

Afternoon tea in London – with a difference

TLSee (Tea, London and Sightseeing) – a pun on TLC (tender, loving care) is the new afternoon tea concept at Swissôtel The Howard, London and  treats guests to edible versions of the famous sights of the city on the Thames. With TLSee, nine different London landmarks, some in 3D, are served up alongside traditional finger […]

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia, the Mediterranean’s newest luxury resort will open this Autumn, with a soft opening next month followed by an official launch in Spring 2010. Created by the owners of Masseria San Domenico, Borgo Egnazia is positioned to become one of the leading luxury family, spa and golf resorts in the Mediterranean, featuring a luxury […]