Archive for February 2014

First-ever Gay Icons tour launched in Palm Springs

The Californian city of Palm Springs is bringing its LGBT history to life with a brand new open-air jeep tour aimed at the gay community. Award-winning local tour company, Desert Adventures, has introduced a new Gay Icons tour exploring decades of the city’s homosexual heritage, from the founding of this gay desert mecca to the Hollywood stars that lived there, including closeted celebrities.

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EVA recognised as wine lovers’ way to fly in two categories

Sipping a great glass of white wine or champagne at 30,000 feet is among the ultimate luxuries of travel and the UK’s Business Traveller magazine tests the best airlines have to offer every year in its Cellars in the Sky Awards. The international travel publication has just revealed its 2013 winners and singled out EVA Air in the Best Business Class White and Best Business Class Sparkling categories.

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MGTO launches its first walking tour app for iOS

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has launched an iOS app designed to complement four recently created walking tours that take visitors off the beaten tourist trail. The new app, titled ‘Step Out, Macau’, allows users to explore the walking tours in greater detail, while on the move, to give a greater travel experience.

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Malta Direct April Offers

Specialist tour operator, Malta Direct is offering some great value holidays in April and is delighted to be able to offer some exclusive deals at the Topaz Hotel.

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Elephant excitement at The Sarojin

Luxury boutique resort, The Sarojin, is encouraging guests to discover more about Thailand’s culture and its sacred animal, with a programme of activities to celebrate National Elephant Day. On 13th March, guests staying at the resort can bestow a family of gentle giants with their favourite foodie treats or take part in a special activity to learn how to care for these beautiful creatures in a caring and responsible way.

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Breaks for book buffs from Four Pillars Hotels

Oxford will soon be hosting its annual Oxford Literary Festival (22-30 March 2014) when over 350 writers will flock to this famous university city to celebrate all things literary. An exciting and intriguing programme of events is planned to suit all ages and interests so this is the perfect time to enjoy a great value break in the city with Four Pillars Hotels.  The group has four hotels in and around Oxford with breaks at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel – within walking distance of the city centre –  starting from just £49 person per night* on a bed and breakfast basis plus children stay and eat breakfast for free**.

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New Komodo dragon community found in Indonesia

Dragons are creatures of legend but in a landscape as spectacular and biologically diverse as Indonesia, myths become reality – as demonstrated by the recent discovery of several Komodo dragons (Varanus Komodoensis) living in Mbeliling Forest on Flores Island. Previously, it was believed that this ancient, endangered species could only be found in Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara.

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“Astro tourists” and science personalities to meet in Tenerife for the Starmus Festival 2014 this autumn

Tenerife will become the “centre of the universe” this September with the celebration of the second edition of the acclaimed Starmus Festival, which was presented at the AstroFest conference in London today. From 22 to 28 September 2014, “astro fans” will have the chance to learn and share their knowledge and experiences about astronomy and science, whilst enjoying the stunning skies and landscapes of Tenerife, accompanied by some of the greatest minds of our time.

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Travel Indochina celebrates Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year, leading Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, is offering its customers a tantalizing saving of £200 per couple on two of its most popular journeys to China. The offer is available on all bookings made throughout the month of February and with more than one option to choose from, represents a perfect way to see the highlights of this most formidable of Asian giants, in a small group of only 16 travellers.

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Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel Awarded the Gold Award for Green Tourism

The Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel is proud to announce that it has successfully been awarded the Gold Award for Green Tourism through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The hotel has received this prestigious award in recognition of its hard work and commitment to local sustainability and is the only hotel in Oxford to have achieved this outstanding accolade.

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