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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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

September 20, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off

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 [...]

September 20, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel ideas Comments Off