U.S.-based hospitality entrepreneurs John Russell, Chris Jones, David Klein and David Young are teaming up with Auro Hospitality Group, LLC, the visionaries behind one of India’s top lodging companies, Chennai-based Auromatrix, to create a company that aims to bring the next generation of lifestyle hotels and related products to major cities worldwide: Advaya. The name […]
This week, around the world, Muslims will celebrate Hari Raya Haji or the “Festival of Sacrifice.” In Singapore though, these celebrations were in dire jeopardy when ash from Mt. Merapi caused flights carrying livestock to be canceled. Only yesterday, Singapore Airlines rushed through two loads of animals for the festivities.m
An interesting political campaign in Warsaw reveals just how creative (and beautiful) Polish women politicians can be. Sarah May has turned to a sort of “Beach Blanket Bingo” style of campaigning for Warsaw’s upcoming city elections – posing in her bikini and proclaiming her competency. Now there is transparency in a politician if there ever where any. Warsaw governance may never be the same – and that could be a good thing.
Three Olympic hopeful cities met this weekend in Guangzhou, China to make their pitches to Asian Olympic delegates for the 2018 Winter Olympics. On the site of the Asia Games, the delegations form Annecy, Munich, and Pyeongchang spoke their piece. With the South Korean’s slightly bent over suggested conflicts of interest, and the French having technical problems, Katarina Witt had little trouble outclassing the other chairs easily.
Anime fans traveling to Singapore get a double treat this weekend as Anime Festival Asia 2010 kicks off today in the nation’s capital. J-Pop celebs to screaming animation fans, this year’s event has brought over 70,000 enthusiasts
A journey aboard Allure of the Seas will woo you every time: amazing entertainment, brilliant international cuisine, genuine and topped by superlatives…
The Savoy Grill still keeps the luxury feel that attracted customers like Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, but the dress code raises eyebrows.
The Asian Games get underway today with a great deal of fanfare. China Premier Wen Jiabao and a laundry list of dignitaries are scheduled to witness what could be China’s biggest light show ever. A river spectacle is set for the opening of the 16th contingent of the games.
India’s Chhath Puja Festival this year promises to be the biggest celebration ever. As river banks across India are decorate for the celebration’s finale this weekend, local authorities plan for handling the massive crowds. For tourists visiting India during this time, a real treat lays in store – and some possible wait time too.
At approximately 6 am Monday morning (U.S. Pacific Standard Time), a fire was detected in the aft engine room aboard the cruise ship Carnival Splendor. The fire has been extinguished. There were no injuries to guests or crew.
Orbitz released the Insider Index for Thanksgiving air-travel. This year’s index features both time-saving tips at the nation’s busiest airports, as well as a list of the least busy alternatives for Thanksgiving travelers that have not yet booked their flights
The trade event is expected to generate more travel industry business than ever before.