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World Travel Awards headed to La Cigale, Doha for Grand Final

World Travel Awards headed to La Cigale, Doha for Grand Final

World Travel Awards has ended months of speculation by confirming its 20th anniversary Grand Final will be hosted by La Cigale Hotel, Doha on November 30th 2013. WTA was established in 1993, to recognise, acknowledge and reward the leading travel, tourism and hospitality organisations in the world, those companies which push the boundaries of excellence [...]

September 20, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off

IATA’s Bid to Reduce CO2 Emissions

IATA’s Bid to Reduce CO2 Emissions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and most of the world’s leading airlines, with aircraft and engine manufacturers, are working to reduce the industry’s carbon dioxide emissions. Among other measures, the newest aircraft are lighter and consume less fuel. Emirates president Tim Clark has contributed an article to a book being prepared for Expo 2020 [...]

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Virgin Returns

Virgin Returns

Virgin Atlantic airline, which flies nonstop to London from Joburg throughout the year, will return to Cape Town as usual for the summer season – this time with a larger aircraft, which will help to compensate for the loss of SAA’s direct flights from here to London/Heathrow, which it was feared would result in fewer [...]

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Elvis Presley-Visit the Sun Studio in Memphis

Elvis Presley-Visit the Sun Studio in Memphis

Kerry Crawford, (theguardian.com), reports Elvis fans will be in their element in Memphis, the apartment in which he grew up. Sun Studio should be the first stop on any Elvis fan’s list of things to see in Memphis. The recording studio where Elvis got his start is now a museum with tours led every hour [...]

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Meteora, Greece’s city in the sky

Meteora, Greece’s city in the sky

Meteora - Above the town of Kalambaka, on the north-western edge of Greece’s Plain of Thessaly, giant rock formations reach nearly 400m into the sky It’s a trip worth taking for the views alone. Balanced across 24 pillars are monasteries, visible through the clouds. Today, it’s a protected Unesco World Heritage Site. It is said that [...]

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About Mauritius

About Mauritius

Mauritius with its capital, Port Louis, is a volcanic island. The island is surrounded by a coral reef and lined by a few long stretches of white sand beach. It has no active volcanoes unlike neighbouring Réunion, although remnants of volcanic activity – such as Trou aux Cerfs crater in Curepipe and millions of lava [...]

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International data deal for SA

International data deal for SA

Duncan Alfreds (Cape Town 2013-08-30) reports a new package targeting international travellers who want the convenience of retaining their number, but want to avoid data roaming charges has been launched. “We’ve had a lot of interest in an uncapped product from our corporate clients who are looking for a fixed cost product that removes the [...]

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Gansbaai, Diving Shark Alley

Gansbaai, Diving Shark Alley

Selene Brophy reports (2013-08-21 09:53) world-renowned, Great White Shark expert Chris Fallows has an undeniable passion for marine wildlife. After she attended his latest talk one thing is clear – the oceanic reserve just off our False Bay coastline is a remarkable terrestrial environment. The Great White Shark is an endangered species due to overfishing [...]

August 30, 2013 travelwriter Domestic, International, Travel ideas Comments Off

Orlando Bloom on tips for avoiding jet lag

Orlando Bloom on tips for avoiding jet lag

Jetting from Cannes to Australia is all in a day’s work for Orlando Bloom. From avoiding the drinks trolley to his favourite hang-outs, the star tells us how he handles long-haul travel “The key thing for me is to avoid alcohol, drink lots of water and adjust my sleep to the time zone I’m entering. [...]

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Larapinta Trail: Walking through Australia’s Pure Desert Heart

Larapinta Trail: Walking through Australia’s Pure Desert Heart

With 223km of mountain trails, dusty desert tracks and narrow canyons, the Larapinta Trail offers travellers the chance to experience Australia’s pure desert heart in all its enormity. It can be walked end to end – a serious 18- to 20-day odyssey ? or it can be tackled in parts via any of the 12 [...]

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