The Trees are Alive . . . with Slithering Snakes

Undara National Park is teeming with wildlife and, to get a sense of how much wildlife, I joined the Sunset Lava Cave Tour to discover what happens after the sun had dipped well below the horizon. Our guide, a 5th generation family member that had settled this land in 1862 – all 499 square miles […]

Kiwi Travel Guide App a Hit with Tourists

Tourists visiting NZ are now able to convert their smartphones and tablets into interactive audio tour guides thanks to a new free app. Dozens of tourism operators throughout the country who distribute the app have set up free Wi-Fi zones at their depots to facilitate downloads of the app to tourist’s devices. These partners along […]

UK Border Agency to be scrapped

The UK Border Agency is to be scrapped by the British government due to its poor performance. reports that Home secretary Theresa May made the announcement in the House of Commons and said that the agency’s responsibilites would be divided into two main functions: the visa system and the enforcement of immigration law. Instead […]

The Dubai Frame

Visitors will be able to view Dubai’s skyscrapers from atop a 150-metre-high glass bridge by the end of 2013 following government approval of the Zabeel Park tower project. The Berwaz or the Frame Tower is popularly known as the “Dubai Frame,” a window- shaped 150m x 150m structure, the concept model of which won the […]

Taj Mahal day trip by train

Only one day spare in Delhi? There is still time for to see the Taj Mahal and Agra’s impressive Fort. Exotic Holidays offers the opportunity to travel by train to/from Agra to view these famous sights. The colourful scenes at the railway platforms are, in themselves, a sight to behold and one you won’t forget […]

Singapore’s River Safari

Singapore’s newest visitor attraction, River Safari, soft-opens next week, showcasing flora and fauna from freshwater habitats inspired by eight of the world’s greatest rivers including the Mississippi, Nile, Mekong, Yangtze and Amazon rivers. The 12ha River Safari park will be home to over 150 plant species and 5,000 animal specimens representing 300 species, including one […]

Honours for Samoa resorts

Three tourism properties in Samoa have been honoured at the TripAdvisor 2013 Traveller’s Choice Awards. Seabreeze Resort, on the south coast of Upolu was chosen as one of the winners in the Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the South Pacific and the Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the South Pacific. Litia Sini Beach Resort, […]

Aga Reef Resort to open

Samoa Tourism Authority is proud to announce the opening of Aga Reef Resort – the newest 4 star resort on the picturesque south coast of Upolu. Aga Reef Resort, the brain child of former Samoan Trade Commissioner to New Zealand, Apete Meredith, is the newest addition to Samoa’s stellar line up of deluxe beach front […]

Kenya To Guangzhou Via Bangkok

Kenya Airways has announced the commencement on April 1, 2013 of daily flights between Guangzhou and Nairobi via Bangkok, boosting the connections between Africa and China. The daily flights will be departing from the airline’s hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

Auckland wins cruise award

Auckland has been named Best Turnaround Destination by the world’s leading cruise line executives, capping off a record cruise season. The award from Britain’s Cruise Insight magazine is based on a survey of industry leaders and ranks Auckland as the ultimate destination to start or end a cruise. The accolade was announced at the annual […]