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Landscape Paintings of Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano on Display at John Wayne Airport

Inspired by its rich heritage, natural scenery, and stunning architecture, the late landscape artist Sigrid “Jan” Mecklenburg was drawn to paint the “Jewel of the California Missions,” also known as the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Her artwork is on …

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Hainan Int’l Tourism Island Carnival to be hosted from Nov. 22

One of the most important tourism events in China, the annual Hainan International Tourism Island Carnival, will have its grand opening on November 22. Hainan Provincial Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television, and Sports is one of the organisers of …

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SACEOS, STB and WeChat join hands to launch the world’s first country-level WeChat Mini Program targeting Chinese MICE travellers

The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and WeChat announced the official launch of the MeetSG WeChat Mini Program (MeetSG) in Singapore yesterday (10 November), at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre. …

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New Zealand welcomes a new kiwi celebrity icon

In the early hours of November 13 2019, on a widely-and-intensely watched live stream the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa welcomed a fluffy new member to their whānau [family].   Cracking the record as the 2,000th chick to hatch at the National Kiwi …

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Two drunken tourists drown off Goa beach

There would be a crackdown on drinking alcohol on beaches after two tourists, who were drunk, drowned at Morjim beach recently, said Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday.   The Chief Minister said: “From now on, there will be …

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Toddler dies aboard Saudi Arabian flight

James Cadigan, a provincial police official with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, said that a two-year-old passenger on a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday was pronounced dead on arrival in a hospital, …

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31 international Media are invited to participate in reminiscence Cultural Heritage of Malaysia

A total of 31 international media from 14 countries are in Malaysia to participate in the Mega Familiarisation programme called “Reminiscence Cultural Heritage of Malaysia”.   The group, here by Tourism Malaysia’s invitation, will get a first-hand feel of the attractiveness …

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Sabah Masters Back in Asian Tour Calender 2019

Sabah Masters Championship is making an eventful comeback to the Asian Tour calendar, from 21 to 24 November 2019. This year, Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club will host the championship, rightly after the Sabah’s successful organization of 25th World Amateur …

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Media representatives explore the land below the wind in a programme organised by Tourism Malaysia

Tourism Malaysia is organising the “Ekspresi Media Kinabalu 2019” programme which will be held from 11 to 15 November 2019 where a total of 10 representatives from social media from various newspapers, magazines and social media platforms will be on …

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Governor Pritzker Announces Record Tourism Growth in Illinois

More than 117 million visitors traveled to Illinois in 2018, setting a new record number of visitors for the state, Governor JB Pritzker announced today.   Visitors to the state spent $41.7 billion, boosting Illinois’ economy by $2 billion over …

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New Tourism Ireland video invites visitors to explore the island of Ireland on foot

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online film showcasing our superb scenery and reminding prospective visitors around the world that one of the best ways to truly appreciate that scenery is to explore it on foot. With walks, trails and …

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Silversea Congratulates World-Renoweed Steve Mccurry on Being Inducted into Photography Hall of Fame

Silversea collaborator and world-renowned photographer, Steve McCurry was inducted into the prestigious International Photography Hall of Fame on November 1, 2019. Presented at an awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, the accolade is among the most momentous milestones reachable by …

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Six Ways to Enjoy Butcher & Sitll at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

There is something for everyone at Chicago steakhouse Butcher & Still at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi.  The talented culinary team, helmed by Chef Marshall Röth, has carefully crafted each occasion. Chef Roth invites guests to indulge in its tempting offers every night of …

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Castles, Culture and Cuisine: Discover The Secrets of Highclere Castle With Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

This autumn sees Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire partner with one of the country’s most iconic estates, Highclere Castle, with a new Extraordinary Experience that will transport guests to a bygone era.   Highclere Castle, designed by Sir Charles Barry (architect of the Palace of …

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Sexual abuse allegation against Lyft cab driver in Virginia

According to news reports, Lyft cab driver in Virginia has been accused of sexually abusing a passenger.   Citing a Chesterfield County police statement, news outlets reported that 51-year-old Robert W. Sauvager has been arrested on charges of aggravated sexual …

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BelugaXL receives EASA Type Certification

The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020.   The aircraft is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system and a key enabler for production ramp-up …

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Qatar Digital Government signs MoU with Huawei Technologies

DOHA- QATAR: In its bid to further support the national digital strategies and policies developed and promoted by the State of Qatar, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), through its Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP) initiative, has signed a …

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Thomas Cook India Recommends Affordable Destinations for Students to Travel on a Budget

Budget holidays have always been in high-demand, more so amongst Indian travellers. With travel increasingly becoming a non-negotiable for Indians, Thomas Cook India has observed a growing demand for pocket-friendly destinations, from students, in particular, to plan a trip that …

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ITB India 2020: ACTE will be the anchor strategic partner for Corporate Travel Day

Messe Berlin, one of the world’s leading trade fair companies, has announced a strategic partnership with global corporate travel leader, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). The agreement inks a significant partnership to be the 2020 Corporate Travel Day …

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WestJet and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada unite to share kindness

WestJet and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada together are celebrating World Kindness Day through WestJet Connections: Share kindness.   In hopes of inspiring and recognizing acts of kindness, WestJet Connections: Share kindness highlights the generosity and spirit of WestJetters …

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