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Trans Bhutan Trail welcomes first hikers in half century on new multi-day walk

The Himalayan Trust has rebuilt schools in earthquake-hit Nepal. Video / supplied On Wednesday, His Majesty the King of Bhutan officially declares the Trans Bhutan Trail open to the public. At a ceremony in Thimphu, the first international hikers on a sold out itinerary by operators G Adventures will receive a special welcome to the …

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Disney down under: Plan expressed to bring theme park to Aus

The Disneyland Park, in Anaheim California. Photo / Disneyland Resort, Supplied prominent Australian winemaker and businessman has shared his vision that could see a Disneyland open down under. Warren Randall – who runs the Seppeltsfield and Penny’s Hill wineries – has called on business owners and government departments to join his bid to bring the …

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Akbar Group all set to open new branch at Ruwi | Times of Oman

Akbar Group will open their new IATA registered branch in the Sultanate tomorrow (16th Sept) at Ruwi. This will be their fourth branch in Oman, the others being located in Muscat and Ghubra. Akbar Travels, with a global network of 155 branches worldwide and other network arrangements is India’s largest Travel Agency in terms of …

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NZ Travel: Yet to open Kaikōura hotel taking bookings off Marlborough

Destination Marlborough general manager Jacqui Lloyd said Marlborough is already losing business to a new hotel in Kaikōura that hasn’t opened yet. Photo / Brya Ingram A new hotel in Kaikōura that has not opened yet is already taking bookings from Marlborough, the region’s tourism boss says. It comes as Destination Marlborough general manager Jacqui …

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Cruise holidays: 5 reasons there’s a cruise ship for everyone

The Pacific Explorer, the first cruise ship in two and a half years into the Waitemata Harbour, received a warm welcome to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Video / NZ Herald Cruise holidays can be a divisive issue. Advocates sing their praises – the romance of life on the open waves, the convenience, the value. Others scoff. …

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Venetians ‘suffocated’ by mass tourism as population reaches record low

travel Aug 17, 2022 06:30 AM3 minutes to read The ‘Canalazzo’ Venice’s Grand Canal is the main thoroughfare through Italy’s floating city. It’s exceptionally busy in the February carnival season, as gondolas of couples descend on the most romantic stretch of water in the world Residents in Venice’s historic center have expressed concern they will …

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In my kitchen with… Kinloch Manor head chef Norka Mella Munoz

Chef Norka Mella Munoz. Photo / Val Burns The borders are open, and Norka Mella Munoz, head chef at Kinloch Manor & Villas in Taupo can’t wait to welcome back international visitors. “I am looking forward to showcasing so many of the smaller local producers I have found over the past couple of years. Now …

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Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort set to open on September 1, 2022

Facade (Day) Lobby Reception Area 5 Cien Buffet Area 5 Cien Dining Area 5 Cien Glasshouse Meeting Room – Classroom Set Up Executive Suite Living Area Executive Suite Dining Area Executive Suite Bedroom Executive Suite Bathroom King Room Ocean Wing Junior Suite Bedroom Double Room Ocean View Double Room Courtyard View Double Room Bathroom AS …

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Liam Neeson Narrated IMAX Movie “Ireland” from Tourism Ireland

New York City was abuzz for the premiere of Tourism Ireland’s exciting new film “Ireland,” which was screened on the largest IMAX screen in America at the AMC Lincoln Square on Wednesday, March 2. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the film follows writer Manchán Magan in the company of four Irish teenagers as they crisscross Ireland …

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Bay tourism businesses prepare for return of cruise ships as borders open

How a hockey stick prevented a robbery, four-day working week trial begins and the latest move from text scammers in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald Hopes are high for a strong return of cruise ship passengers this season as local businesses welcome back the much missed overseas visitor dollars. Companies …

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