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Cruise Industry bounces back

Cruise Line

WASHINGTON – The cruise industry has bounced back after some high-profile safety and health scares. In fact, this year’s passenger levels are expected to hit a record. To help travelers choose safe, high-quality cruise vacations U.S. News & World Report today released its ranking of the 2015 Best Cruises. For the second year in a row, Disney holds the lead as the No. 1 Best Cruise Line for Families and the No. 1 Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean. Silversea Cruises makes its debut on the list as the No. 1 Best Cruise Line for Romance. [Read more…]

National Geographic Legacy Finalists announced

National Geographic Legacy

The National Geographic Society announced today a roster of 18 travel experts from across the globe as judges for the inaugural World Legacy Awards. The awards are a partnership between National Geographic and ITB Berlin to showcase leading travel and tourism companies, organizations and destinations — ranging from airlines to ecolodges and from cities to countries — that are driving the positive transformation of the travel industry based on sustainable tourism principles and practices. [Read more…]

WHO allays fears about air travel

air travel

New York – The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) has allayed fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak, by sending out social media messages with assurances that “unlike infections like influenza and tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne”. [Read more…]

Baia do Sancho chosen as best beach

Baia do Sancho

This week Baia do Sancho beach on Fernando de Noronha was chosen as the best beach in the world on TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice best beaches list. [Read more…]

Trekking in Peru

In 1973, Hilary and George Bradt were told about an old Inca road leading from Cusco’s Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. [Read more…]

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival has been selected as one of the representative festivals in Korea by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korean Government on Dec. 16, 2013. [Read more…]

Botswana boycott at WTM

uk-bush-wtm

At today’s opening of the World Travel Market in London, supporters of Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, called on visitors to boycott travel to Botswana over its persecution of Africa’s last hunting Bushmen. [Read more…]

Moldova – The Vineyard Of Eastern Europe

Moldovia Monastry

Moldovia Monastry

Baltic Holidays are pleased to add Moldova to their list of destinations. This former member of the Soviet Union offers a holiday with a difference, and was known as the vineyard of the USSR. You can visit the hundreds of miles of underground wine cellars, only accessible by car, some stunning Monasteries where monks still live in caves underneath and  clients can visit the Soviet breakaway ‘non-country’ of Transnistria….not recognised as a country by the EU, yet has its own border and currency. [Read more…]

Roatan Demonstrates Sustainability

Island of Roatan

Island of Roatan

ROATAN, Honduras – The island of Roatán is the first tourism destination in Honduras to complete a comprehensive 360-degree assessment and action plan for destination-level sustainability. [Read more…]

HM Awards Finalists Announced

HM awards

HM awards

Finalists have been revealed in 24 categories for the 2013 HM Awards presented by Sealy.

Due to an overwhelming number of entries and the extra time being taken by the judging panels to select finalists, highly commended recipients and winners, the announcement of finalists this year will be staggered. [Read more…]