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Viking ocean liner to winter in Mediterranean

Viking ocean liner to winter in Mediterranean

Viking Cruises said its first ocean-cruising ship, Viking Star, will stay in the Mediterranean for the Northern hemisphere winter season of 2015-16. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is constructing the ship, which is scheduled to enter service in May 2015. Viking had announced a limited number of maiden voyages, which are nearly sold out, according to the [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel ideas, Travel news Comments Off

Maldives Tourist Note: Gone on Strike

Maldives Tourist Note: Gone on Strike

Maldives – The scuba dive tanks will stay empty, the pool towels unchanged, and there will be nobody on hand to mix a cocktail. Tourists who have booked luxury holidays to the Maldives are facing the prospect of travel misery after an announcement by thousands of hotel workers that they are preparing for an unprecedented [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off

Allegiant Air fleet of MD-80s back in service

Allegiant Air fleet of MD-80s back in service

LAS VEGAS — Allegiant Air says its fleet of MD-80 aircraft is back in service after an overhaul of emergency exit slides. Company spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Monday that service was normal nationwide, with no delays or cancellations because of the maintenance work. About 10 percent of Allegiant passengers endured cancellations for several days after [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter Airlines, International, Travel news Comments Off

Made-in-China Bullet Trains to Run on Malaysia’s Railway Tracks

Made-in-China Bullet Trains to Run on Malaysia’s Railway Tracks

China’s CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive has recently sold 10 inter-city bullet trains to Malaysia. The trains, with 4G network coverage and eco-friendly equipment, will be used on a 900-km railway in Malaysia, China’s Xinhua news agency quoted the train manufacturer as saying. The trains will run at an average speed between 140 to 160 km [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off

Eurostar launches direct service to Amsterdam

Eurostar launches direct service to Amsterdam

Eurostar has signed an agreement with the Dutch railways to launch direct services between London and Amsterdam from December 2016. The service will feature its new e320 trains which will be inter-operable, and will be compatible with the Dutch high-speed signalling systems. Eurostar plans to run two services a day between London and Amsterdam via [...]

October 10, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off

Hainan Airlines Honored as Asia’s Leading Airline Economy Class by WTA

Hainan Airlines Honored as Asia’s Leading Airline Economy Class by WTA

The World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony, part of the WTA’s series of gala events, was held in Dubai on October 1. 230,000 industry judges voted and travelers awarded Hainan Airlines the Asia’s Leading Airline Economy Class at the 20thWTA. Xu Fei, general manager of the cabin service department at Hainan Airlines, attended [...]

October 6, 2013 travelwriter Airlines, International, Travel news Comments Off

Air New Zealand celebrates double win at 2013 World Travel Awards

Air New Zealand celebrates double win at 2013 World Travel Awards

Air New Zealand has been voted Australasia’s Leading Airline for the fifth year in a row at the World Travel Awards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its new Koru Lounge at Christchurch International Airport also scooped the prize for Australasia’s Leading Airline Lounge. Calum Laming, GM Customer Experience Air New Zealand attributed the awards to [...]

October 5, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off

Allegro Sale: Save up to 45% on St. Petersburg Helsinki trains

Allegro Sale: Save up to 45% on St. Petersburg Helsinki trains

New modern “Allegro” high-speed trains takes around 3 hours to travel between Helsinki and Saint Petersburg. They are, the most convenient way to travel between the two Northern capitals. You can book your “Allegro” Russian train tickets online! The good news for everyone traveling between St. Petersburg and Helsinki is that this amazing special offer [...]

October 5, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel specials Comments Off

The whales of Walker Bay

The whales of Walker Bay

Rosanne Turner (2013-09-19) wrote about the honour of seeing the Southern Right Whales each year. These majestic creatures journey 2 500km from the Antarctic to calve off the Southern Cape shores. They arrive early June and leave towards the end of November. To catch them at their most active, you need to visit in September [...]

September 20, 2013 travelwriter Domestic, International, Travel news Comments Off

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