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Jul 19, 2019
The Taj Mahal was ranked the most famous wonder of the world after Taxi2Airport analyzed the social media engagement such as hashtags, likes, and tags with the "7 wonders of the world." The ranking had a 100-point scale, and according to the platform, the Indian wonder ranked at the top with a total of 94 points. With 92 points, Chichen Itza became the first runner up, while the third spot went to Machu Picchu with 89 points, the fourth position was for the Colosseum of Rome with 88 points, followed by The Great Wall of China with 81 points, Christ The Redeemer in Brazil with 81 points, and finally, Petra located in Jordan ranked last with 77 points.
Jul 19, 2019
Inspirato has a new subscription that allows its members to get unlimited access to over 60,000 accommodations around the world for a montly fee of $2500, which doesn't include incidentals or transportation. The use of the pass is very simple, as its holders just have to choose an accommodation or trip from the company's list and book it. The list is constantly being updated and more and more options are added each day. The luxury travel company doesn't just offer its pass holders unlimited stays in hotels and resorts, but it also offers safaris and trips on cruises.
Jul 19, 2019
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, five accommodations on Airbnb are offering a deal that allows travelers to rent the place for $11 per night. One of the homes is located in New Zealand, and it was created with a resemblance of the Apollo Lunar Module. The second home is a cabin that can accommodate up to 6 guests in Twentynine Palms, California. The third house is located Redberth, UK, and it has a design inspired by UFOs. The fourth accommodation is a Moon Camp located in Joshua Tree, California, and the fifth one is a luxury camp in Scotland.
Jul 19, 2019
Cathay Pacific is re-inaugurating its Lounge in Shanghai Pudong located at the airport's terminal two, near the D69 gate. The lounge is reopening after extensive renovations by Studioilse. The spot is 970-square-metres featuring a stylish and warming design. The lounge counts with a self-service bar where guests can mix their own cocktails. Its highlight is the terrace that features dining tables, solo chairs and fresh food such as cheese and baked treats, where guests can enjoy a great view. According to Cathay Pacific's chief customer and commercial officer, the airline is excited to bring the lounge to many of its loyal customers' favourite destination.
Jul 19, 2019
Travel + Leisure has launched its new "Operation Vacation" that allows customers to get great discounts on their travel expenses. The wesbite is offering its readers a 30% off discount on rooms at the Sofitel Roma Villa Borguese, a hotel in the beautiful city of Rome that just reopened after extensive renovations by Jean Philippe-Nuel. The hotel's original price goes for 442, including a glass of wine at the property's restaurant and bar, and a room upgrade (if available), but with the deal offered by T+L, guests can pay $330 for the same package in all reservations made for dates until December 30th, as long as the user reserves with 30 days in advance.
Jul 19, 2019
The interior ministry from Serbia revealed that a plane from Lufthansa had to be evacuated on Thursday morning after authorities received a warning call saying that there was a bomb on board of the LH 1411 flight. All 130 passengers and the crew members were immediately taken out of the plane as police units searched it. The interior ministry said that the bomb was bound for Frankfurt, where the plane was heading, and that the case is being investigated as authorities try to identify the caller.
Jul 19, 2019
In order to make Dubai more tourist-friendly, authorities are giving visitors the option to get a license that would allow them to purchase alcohol at 17 of the MMI liquors stores in Dubai, as long as they are over 21 and non-Muslim. The license has no cost and users have the option to apply for it online to pick it up at one of the retailers, or with a passport at any of the MMI stores upon arrival. Before this license came into play, tourists were only able to purchase and consume alcohol at specific places such as clubs, restaurant and hotels that had licenses.
Jul 19, 2019
Air Serbia recently introduced a new route that takes passengers from the Hahn Airport in Frankfurt to Nis, a university city located in the south of Serbia. The plane that has been used to operate the route since July 17th is the Airbus A319s, and it will be taking 144 passengers to the third-largest city of the country twice a week. The COO of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Christoph Goetzmann, said that the new route is an excellent implement to the existing services and that he is pleased to have the "rapidly expanding airline" in his facility.
Jul 19, 2019
The director of Quintana Roo's Tourism Board, Dario Flota Ocampo, said that Mexico Caribbean isn't just beaches, but it also offers every type of travelers unique and unexpected experiences. The popular destination is filled with delicious cuisine, rich Mayan culture, and new adventures such as excursions to historical places and magnificent landmarks. Some of the most popular attractions in the area cenotes, which are perfect for swimming in the crystal clear water and performing other water activities. Other popular attractions that are relatively new are the Woodward at Hard Rock Riviera Maya, a place where visitors can enjoy of indoor and outdoor activities and Xavage, the perfect park for those wanting to pursue more challenging entertainment.
Jul 19, 2019
Delta is implementing a new feature so passengers can widentify sign language speakers whithin the crew members. Flight attendants will wear a pin that will display their language skills so passengers with communications disabilities can interact with them easily. According to the CEO of Delta, Ed Bastian, the addition is a small step on the company's journey, but it seeks to make the world a more inclusive place for everyone. The new system makes Delta the first airline in the US to implement this service.
Jul 18, 2019
Yotel announced it is openning its first hotel in Australia, which will be located on 69 City Road in Southbank in Melbourne. The hotel was signed under an agreement with Cornerstone Parners Groups, and its set to be inaugurated in 2022. The property will feature 244 rooms, a gym and a deck with a bar and a restaurant with a gorgeous view. The chief executive of Yotel, Hubert Viriot, said that he is thrilled to be partnering with Cornerstone on the project. According to Viriot, the hotel group is focusing on finding the gaps that will make the accommodation stand out in Asia Pacific.
Jul 18, 2019
A U.S. District Judge sentenced Australian model Adau Mornyang to three years of probation and a hundred hours of community service after slapping a flight attendant during a flight that was taking her from Melbourne to Los Angeles this January. According to Mornyang, she is very sorry about her behavior towards the crew member, and she has learned to deal with her emotions appropriately. The Associated Press reported that the model was drunk due to the excessive amount of wine she had ingested during the flight when she harmed the attendant.
Jul 18, 2019
Disney vacations are a lot of people's favorite, but sadly, the price of going to the "Happiest Place on Earth" tends to be very high. However, every year towards the end of summer the company offers great deals. This year, the company is offering 3 deals, one that will allow guests to book a room in any of Disney's resorts and save 20%. The second deal is a free dining experience with a non-discounted 5-night package, and the 3rd deal is a "One World Ticket" that can be used to go to all Disney parks and two water parks for $444 per adult and $414 per kid.
Jul 18, 2019
Uluru, also known as "Ayer's Rock" is scheduled to get banned from visitors this October. The ban will be taking effect since the area is considered part of a "delicate ecosystem" that is important to the indigenous Anangu community. Despite authorities' efforts to keep visitors away from Uluru, a lot of people still are attempting to climb it, which has caused many deaths. According to Stephen Schwer, the CEO Tourism Central Australia, it is mainly happening among locals and people from the country, while international tourists seem to be scared of climbing the giant rock.
Jul 18, 2019
Barcelo Budapest is opening its doors to visitors in the historic centre of the city, near some of Hungary's most popular attractions and landmarks such as the Cathedral, Budapest Synagogue, the Danube shore and the parliament. Barcelo Budapest is becoming the first hotel from the Spanish hotel group in the cosmopolitan city. The property features 179 rooms, a lounger bar, a buffet restaurant with some of the most amazing food in the city, several rooms dedicated to meetings, and a spacious fitness center.
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