International Travel News
New travel partnership in Middle East
by Lauren Haigh on August 16, 2019 at 10:29 am
Company brief Travel management company American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has signed a deal with Kanoo Travel, which is a travel management network in the Middle East. It has been reported that GBT will acquire a controlling 65 per cent stake in Kanoo Travel through a joint venture with parent company YBA Kanoo Group and will operate business travel services from offices in Dubai. “Kanoo Travel has been a trusted, long-term partner for GBT in the region for many years and is known and respected by many of our clients,” said Elyes Mrad, […]
Malaria death toll in Burundi rises
by Lauren Haigh on August 16, 2019 at 9:45 am
Health The World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest weekly bulletin reporting on public health emergencies in the WHO African Region states that Burundi is continuing to experience a ‘very high incidence’ of malaria cases across the country. According to the report, from 1 January to 28 July, a cumulative total of 5,732,282 cases were reported across the country, and 1,855 deaths have occurred, representing a 105 per cent and 26 per cent increase in the number of cases and deaths respectively compared to the same period in 2018. The report posits […]
These Are the Best Times to Visit Aruba
by Josh Laskin on August 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
With white, sugar-sand beaches, turquoise waters and Divi-Divi trees on its western and southern coasts, Aruba is a beachgoer’s paradise. Or, there’s the wild side: the island is home to a cactus- and boulder-strewn desert, rugged volcanic cliffs lining the east coast and 617-foot Mount Jamanota, which is inhabited by wild parakeets, goats and rattlesnakes.
15 Best Apps to Download Before Visiting Madrid
by Lori Zaino on August 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Travel has never been easier thanks to apps. From booking last-minute flights to organizing all of your travel plans and getting around a new destination — even helping to fight jet lag, apps help people travel better in a myriad of ways. Some apps, though, can be particularly useful in specific destinations. If you have
Ljubljana, Slovenia – A Look at the City, Food and Region
by TravelDudes on August 12, 2019 at 9:31 am
Ljubljana, Slovenia took me by surprise. It had almost been a decade since my last visit and so much has changed in a positive way that I would like to share it with you. It was like visiting a whole new city but with its old charm feel still intact from my memories of exploring the city in the past. Ljubljana offers an unique cultural blend of Balkan, Mediterrenian and Alpine influences, and the city is nestled right in the heart of Europe. Ljubljana is not only the capital city of Slovenia, but you also have a whole region to explore from the city’s doorstep. Making it one of the most […]
The 10 Best Trips Outside of Prague
by TravelingAnge on August 9, 2019 at 8:19 am
General InformationSightsCzech RepublicPraguewhat to doday tripsCzech Republic What began as a 4-week TEFL Certification turned into a 15-month love affair with the Czech Republic. I had the good fortune of visiting Prague, the city of Spires and ‘the heart of Europe’, according to many. Three things made me stay longer than I had originally planned: getting a reputable teaching gig, making great friends with expats and locals alike, and the exciting opportunities for learning and growth that the Czech Republic has to offer. Prague alone is brimming with history and quirky fun […]
Asia & Oceania
SOLOMON ISLANDS – Savo Island day trip from Honiara (Guadalcanal)
A Savo Island day trip is a must-do if you’re visiting the Solomon Islands. The island is just 14 kilometers off the coast of Guadalcanal but is remote and has some unique features. These include megapodes which are a kind of oversized chicken that lay [read more] The post SOLOMON ISLANDS – Savo Island day trip from Honiara (Guadalcanal) appeared first on Chris Travel Blog | CTB Global®.
VANUATU – Chief Roi Mata’s Domain tour; must do day trip from Port Vila
A Chief Roi Mata’s Domain tour is a must-do day trip in Vanuatu. Roi Mata was an important person in Vanuatu’s history as he brought peace between the many tribes on the various islands. The site consists of three places: Mangaas (his home), Fels Cave [read more] The post VANUATU – Chief Roi Mata’s Domain tour; must do day trip from Port Vila appeared first on Chris Travel Blog | CTB Global®.
Unique Things To Do In Queensland
on July 2, 2018 at 9:09 am
Known for its stunning beaches and wildlife, Queensland in Australia is paradise on earth, and packed full of unique things to do. Queensland is somewhere that’s been on my bucket list […]
Six Of The Most Instagrammed Places In Australia
on April 15, 2017 at 10:26 am
It’s time to find out Australia’s top travel destinations, according to Instagram. If you didn’t Instagram it, then did it really happen? Err yes, of course. But we have […]
Where to Stay in Kyoto [4 Best Places to Stay for Tourists]
by asiatravelbug on June 16, 2019 at 1:12 am
Where to Stay in Kyoto Find out the best places to stay in Kyoto for tourists in this Where to Stay in Kyoto guide. To help you decide, I’ve… The post Where to Stay in Kyoto [4 Best […]
Where to Stay in Tokyo First Time
by asiatravelbug on April 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm
Where to Stay in Tokyo First Time Are you traveling to Japan soon and thinking where to stay in Tokyo first time? In this blog, I will… The post Where to Stay in Tokyo First Time […]
Other Travel News
Saving the planet: our top 5 eco-friendly hotels around the world
by Thomas Ryves on August 18, 2019 at 12:55 pm
With environmental awareness an increasing concern across the globe, especially when it comes to hot topics such as global warming and plastic waste, luxury hotels are also increasingly doing their […]
10 of Scandinavia’s top luxury hotels and experiences
by Dave Warne on August 18, 2019 at 5:25 am
Scandinavia has had something of an awakening over recent years, with adventure-seeking travellers being opened up to its innovative hotels, gourmet food and spectacular landscapes. Whether […]
Today’s Honeymooners Want Adventure Over Relaxation
by Justin Ocean and Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg on August 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Once, many honeymooners just wanted to relax at a quiet beach. But times change. Now it's all about adventure, experts say. And why not? In all aspects of travel, people are becoming more daring. […]
Travel Advisors Say Price — Not Pollution — Still Top Concern for Most Cruisers
by Maria Lenhart, Skift on August 14, 2019 at 4:05 am
While the cruise industry's dismal record on sustainability hasn't yet sparked concern among most cruise passengers or inspired major changes, small cruise operators are stepping up their game on […]
15 Things To Do in Halifax: Nova Scotia’s Waterfront Capital
by Dariece Swift on August 18, 2019 at 2:39 pm
Large enough to keep you busy for a week, but small enough that you don’t feel overwhelmed — Halifax may just be the perfect sized capital city. Wander aimlessly down the picturesque […]
Where To Go in Bali: 15 Best Places To Visit For Travellers
by Sasha Savinov on August 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Bali is one of the most talked-about travel destinations in the world, and for good reason. With hip beach towns, traditional villages, a couple of volcanoes, and even a few smaller islands off the […]
How Exodus Travels is supporting local communities globally
by Charlotte Flach on August 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm
The new Exodus Travels Foundation aims to drive sustainable change in tourism. Charlotte Flach hears more about its projects around the world
Nominations open for 2019 AWTE Awards
by James Chapple on July 31, 2019 at 7:57 am
The awards seek to recognise the achievements of women across the travel sector
7 Must-See Cultural Gems in Taipei
on August 8, 2019 at 8:30 am
With more than 15,000 temples across the country, you could spend a whole year visiting each one. But to make the most of your vacation... The post 7 Must-See Cultural Gems in Taipei appeared first on STA Travel Blog.
10 things that surprised me the most about Thailand
on August 7, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Whether you decide to attend Thailand’s annual Monkey Buffet Festival, or explore abandoned airplanes in Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard, this corner of the earth never fails... The post 10 things that surprised me the most about Thailand appeared first on STA Travel Blog.
ICYMI: Here’s Some New Articles and Interviews!
by NomadicMatt on August 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Posted: 8/12/2019 | August 12th, 2019 As you know, after eighteen months of writing and editing, my new book, Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home, came out last month. Unlike my previous books, this is not a “how to guide” but a collection of tips, advice, and stories from the road. It a […] The post ICYMI: Here’s Some New Articles and Interviews! appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
What Does Travel Mean to You?
by NomadicMatt on August 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Updated: 8/5/2019 | August 5th, 2019 A few years ago, I went around the world and asked people what travel meant to them. As I travel the country on my current book tour and hear everyone’s reasons for travel, I’m reminded of that experience. Travel means something different to every single person in the world. […] The post What Does Travel Mean to You? appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.