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Aug 16, 2019
Al Baleed Resort Salalah in Oman revealed a collaboration with Oman Expeditions to offer guests the very first luxury mobile camping experience from September to April. The service provides a few different itineraries that will take guests to visit the terrain of the Dhofar province in south Oman, including the desert, mountains, and sea. In addition, the expedition company will bring some of the best local guides, drivers, chefs, camel herders, artisans, and even a tribe named Mahrah, to make the experience much more enjoyable.
Aug 16, 2019
Vietnam Airlines received its very first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft that will be operating some of the carrier's busiest routes. The airline is expecting 7 more planes to complement its current fleet of 787-9 jets. According to a chairman of the board of directors of Vietnam Airlines, Pham Ngoc Minh, the aircraft will add a more competitive edge due to the "efficiency performance with reduced fuel burn and outstanding passenger comfort and amenities." The plane has only been in the market for a year, and during this time Boeing has already delivered over 30 of them to six operators.
Aug 16, 2019
Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic are partnering to boost their flights between the US and the UK to a daily service. The partnership will allow customers to have more options than ever and a better customer experience starting in the summer of next year. Both airlines together will offer a total of four flights every day to a few different American destinations, including New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles. The partnership also marks Delta's return to Gatwick Airport in London since it left in 2014.
Aug 16, 2019
British Airways is getting ready to operate flights to Dubai on its very first Airbus A350 plane. The carrier received the aircraft on July 29th, and ever since, it has taken passengers from Heathrow to Madrid in 40 different flights. 331 volunteers were part of a trial this week that simulated a long haul flight on the ground, allowing the airline's crew to analyze and evaluate all the aspects necessary before taking off to Dubai on September 2nd, including comfort and entertainment options. The director of the brand and customer experience of the carrier said in a statement that the team has done the most to ensure an excellent service for the upcoming route.
Aug 16, 2019
Taman Safari Indonesia, located in West Tava, will be holding a parade with animals to celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day on August 17th and 18th. According to the head of show entertainment at Taman Safari Indonesia, Heru Maryadi, the event will be a combination of art performances and a "carnival of animals." Maryadi revealed that the show would feature about 500 people and 50 animals, including camels, elephants, llamas, snakes, and eagles. The parade can be enjoyed from the roadside that stars from the parking areas A to D in Bogor.
Aug 16, 2019
A travel website has revealed which are some of the best spots in the Medina of Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage site that can be hard to navigate on your own without the help of an experienced guide. Visiting Fondouk el-​Nejjarine is a must-do due to its impressive architecture and exhibitions that are filled with history. Another spot that can't be missed is the popular "blue gate," Bab Bou Jeloud, which was recently restored and you can find Moroccan handicrafts. Lastly, M�din Art is a must-visit due to Le Jardin des Biehn that has beautiful landscapes, huge trees, and fountains.
Aug 16, 2019
A carrier based in Malaysia, Malindo Air, announced a new route that took passengers from Sidney, Australia to Denpasar, Bali. The first flight reportedly departed this Thursday at 12.40 pm, Australian time. The office general manager of the airline said that the addition would give Australian travelers wanting to visit Bali more options, as before this introduction, only four carriers were operating the route. He also added that the addition could attract around 23,472 travelers during the remaining months of the year.
Aug 16, 2019
Southwest Airlines has a flash sale that will allow customers to purchase one-way tickets to some new destinations that will be introduced next January for as low as $99, including Sacramento to Hawaii, San Jose to Lihue, Oakland to Kona and Oakland to Lihue. In addition, customers can also purchase $29 one-way tickets for flights between Honolulu and Lihue, Honolulu and Hilo, and Kahului and Kona. The discounted prices are only available for those that book their trip before midnight, for a Tuesday or a Wednesday between January 21st and March 4th.
Aug 16, 2019
Mount Everest is in the middle of a controversy after at least eleven people died on its slopes in the last season, including nine people that had received climbing permits from the government. The controversial situation may cause Nepal to change its strategy to stop over-tourism. The authorities of the country along with members of the mountaineering community have submitted a proposal that would make climbers scale a peak of at least 6,500 meters before even attempting to climb the highest mountain in the world. Also, the climbers would also have to pay a fee of $35,000 and obtain a "certificate of physical fitness," as well as hire guides with experience.
Aug 16, 2019
The new American Dream epicenter located seven miles away from New York City in East Rutherford is getting ready to open on October 25th. The epicenter will consist of a 3-million-square-foot location that will include a DreamWorks Water Park, a Nickelodeon Universe theme park, an indoor ski and snowboard center, an aquarium, a Legoland and a luxurious movie theatre. In addition to all the amenities, the American Dream will also feature luxury retail stores such as Herm's, Moncler, and Tiffany & Co, as well as over a hundred dining options.
Aug 15, 2019
A subsidiary carrier of Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, announced that it is launching a new low-cost flight that will take passengers from Banyuwangi in East Java to Denpasar located in Bali. The president director of the company said that the new route, which is the first one to connect the two cities, might contribute to the growth of the regions. The carrier will be operating the route with an Airbus A320 that can transport a maximum of 180 passengers at a time on a 40-minute journey.
Aug 15, 2019
British Airways announced that it is starting to test out virtual reality headsets designed by SkyLights. The lucky ones who'll get to try it are customers travelling on first class cabins departing from London's airport to New York. The headsets that will allow passengers to watch popular movies in 3D and 360 degrees formats will be tested from now until the end of the year. An executive from UK-based carrier said that the airline is always looking for ways to implement technology to improve its customer service.
Aug 15, 2019
The Federal Aviation Administration announced that some MacBook Pro models will be banned from flights due to their battery packs. The rule doesn't just apply for older generation MacBook Pros that were sold between September of 2015 and February of 2017, but also phones, toys, cameras, smart luggage and other items. According to the FAA, the batteries that a lot of these devices use are made with lithium, which could overheat in the middle of a flight, causing smoke or even fire. In the meantime, Apple is in the process of replacing the batteries of the older models.
Aug 15, 2019
Avani Hotels & Resorts is ready to open its two new Australian properties. Both of the facilities are set to open towards the end of the year. Avani Adelaide Residences will feature 76 rooms and suites with kitchen and laundry spaces, while Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences will have 75 rooms perfect for business and leisure guests. The chief operating officer of Minor Hotels & Resorts Australia and New Zealand said that the company is excited about the continous growth in the country.
Aug 15, 2019
Hotels.com has a really fun contest that will allow one lucky couple to get the honeymoon of their dreams for free. To honor the release of the newest episode of Mindy Kaling's Four Weddings and a Funeral, the company is giving away $15,000 to a couple. The couple will have to give a shoutout to the website during their vows and posts the moment on Twitter tagging @hotelsdotcom and with the hashtag #HotelsSponConVows. The winning couple will be chosen and announced on October 1st, and those planning to get married between September 15th and September 23th must submit a film of their vows where they mention "Hotels.com" if they want to participate.
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