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STR: Middle East And Africa Hotel Performance For February 2019

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed February 2019 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Middle East, Middle East And Africa


Travel News: March 25, 2019

Indonesia’s Garuda airline cancels order for 49 Boeing 737 Max jets Washington Post Indonesia’s national airline Garuda Indonesia is moving to cancel an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the deadly crashes involving two of the aircraft, a spokesman for the company said Friday. The decision comes less than two weeks after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people onboard. A flight of Lion Air, a low-cost Indonesian airline, crash...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Washington Post, Africa, Ethiopia, Norway, Boeing, United, Jakarta, Federal Aviation Administration, News And Deals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Lion Air, Horn of Africa


What’s Still On My Own Travel Bucket List

People ask me a lot of questions about travel which is fine, that’s my job. However, many of the questions are somewhat repetitive. Strike that, most of them are repetitive. I don’t mind though, most folks are curious about the same things hence the friendly interrogations. I thought I’d take just one of those queries though and expand it into a post all about my bucket list. For a long time I hated the term bucket list. I thought it was too self-limiting since, at least in theory, I want to go...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, Chicago, Arctic, Antarctica, South Pacific, Tasmania, Galapagos, Top Travel Tips, Santa Monica California, Samoa, Guam


History of popular condiments

Condiments can make or break a meal. They’re the addition that saves a dry sandwich and the extra touch that spices up a bit of sushi. No matter what you’re eating, there always seems to be a condiment on the side that is there to at least improve a dish, if not save it entirely. It’s something that has been done throughout history — something that’s immediately clear as soon as you take a deeper look at where your favorite condiments come from. This is how your favorite condiments came to do...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Florida, England, Africa, US, America, Spain, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vietnam, North Carolina, Heinz, Caribbean, All


Jesus statues around the world

Everyone knows about the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but there are actually a number of dramatic statues depicting Jesus Christ around the world. Christ the King in Poland wears a gilded crown. Vietnam’s Christ of Vũng Tàu overlooks the ocean. In Nigeria, Jesus de Greatest is carved from white marble and is the largest statue of Jesus on the continent of Africa. In honor of Easter, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest Jesus statues around the world, be they un...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Nigeria, Africa, US, Spain, Grenada, Chile, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Argentina, South America, Jesus, John, Vietnam


I Took My Mother-in-law on Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania is a great place to take your Mother-in-law for her bucket list safari, viewing the wildlife and meeting the people in the Serengeti, Tanzania.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Tanzania


Best ways to donate when travel

There are many ways to make a positive impact when you travel — buying local, eating local, staying in a mom-and-pop guesthouse instead of the towering big-chain hotel. Voluntourism can also be a great way to use travel for good (if done the right way), but if you’re on the road with a set agenda — for work or a sporting event, for example — this isn’t always a viable option. A number of travel brands have developed ways for the casual traveler to leave a place better than they found it by do...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, Ebay, Africa, Local, Indiana, New Zealand, Patagonia, Virunga National Park, Giving Back, Vegas, Svalbard, All, Cirque Du Soleil, Palms Casino


Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, today’s were split across two stages (“Pioneer” and “Mission”) running in parallel — so even if you were there, you couldn’t see everything alone. Here are all o...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, Craigslist, California, Stanford, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Disney, US, San Francisco, Usda, Google Analytics


Save Up to 25 Percent Off Room Rates in Europe, Middle East and Africa With Hilton Spring Sale 2019

You can save up to 25 percent on room rates for stays during weekends at participating hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of Hilton in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through Sunday, September 8, 2019 — except as otherwise indicated... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 25 Percent Off Room Rates in Europe, Middle East and Africa With Hilton Spring Sale 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Hilton, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Europe Middle East, Hilton Honors


New Research Shows South Africa As Africa’s Largest Travel & Tourism Economy In 2018

Travel & Tourism in South Africa contributed 1.5 million jobs and ZAR425.8 billion to the economy in 2018, making it the largest tourism economy in Africa, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector released today.
Tags: Travel, Africa, South Africa, Travel Tourism, Wttc, World Travel Tourism Council, New Research Shows South Africa


MOVES- #UAE's Dhabi Group chief executive resigns | Reuters

MOVES-UAE's Dhabi Group chief executive resigns | Reuters:The chief executive of Dhabi Group, owned by a prominent member of the royal family in Abu Dhabi, has resigned. Adeel Bajwa who took over as chief executive of the diversified investment group in 2016, told Reuters on Sunday he had resigned and planned to take up a new and challenging assignment.Prior to being the chief executive of Dhabi Group, he was general counsel and board member of several of the group’s companies. Bajwa was involve...
Tags: Travel, Africa, United States, Abu Dhabi, Uae, South Asia, Reuters, Bajwa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dhabi Group, Adeel Bajwa, Warid Telecom Dhabi Group, Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak al Nahyan


5 modern-day African festivals

Africa is known for some amazing traditional festivals that showcase the rich and diverse cultures found across the continent. But it is also home to a growing number of modern-day festivals, created in the current era and celebrating the vibrancy of music and arts in Africa now. In this blog, we are taking a look […] The post 5 modern-day African festivals appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Events, Uganda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Regions, Travel Miscellany


Best places to travel in May

We’ve finally reached the light at the end of the winter tunnel. Daylight savings is over and the sun is shining, and all is right with the world. No? Still not in full-on summer mode yet? Well, that’s ok — May is a mere two months away, bringing with it the unofficial start of summer at Memorial Day. It also brings music festivals, barbecue festivals, and even a camel-riding festival. Plus Cinco de Mayo and the general relief that we don’t have to think about winter again until football is b...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Kentucky, Africa, US, Alabama, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Atlantic, New Jersey, Italy, Bastille, Monaco, Newark


Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera: 5 luxurious Somabay hotels

The sun almost always shines on the Somabay peninsula, a welcoming sub-tropical finger bathing in the warmth of the Red Sea. Even in the depths of the cold and dark European winter visitors still pick-up a tan on the shores of the Red Sea. Hurghada’s modern airport quickly sends visitors on their way on a […] The post Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera: 5 luxurious Somabay hotels appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Egypt, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Spas & Pampering, Red Sea Riviera, Red Sea Hurghada


10 cookery schools to discover around the world

‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’… George Bernard Shaw Food is humanity’s greatest connection with each other. One of travel’s enticing rewards is the discovery of new cuisine and exploring the soul of a place through its dishes. We have handpicked 10 of our favourite culinary experiences to delve into; food […] The post 10 cookery schools to discover around the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, India, Africa, Thailand, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Laos, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, George Bernard Shaw Food


Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla


5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip

It’s crazy to think we’re already nearing the end of March. With the months flying by and Ramadhan just around the corner, before we know it the summer holidays will be here. Take it from experience, planning the summer holidays equates happy kids. It’s like scheduling your work day, like having a monday.com app for […] The post 5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Africa, Turkey, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Resorts, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Regions, Ramadhan


Can there be too much competition between startups?

Competition is the core of capitalism. Competition between companies lowers prices — on average — and ensures that they are forced to innovate lest they lose their markets to others. Competition between workers ensures that people strive to do their best work lest their jobs go to more qualified or faster or cheaper replacements. Obviously, there is a spectrum here from lethargic monopoly to cutthroat competition that causes more problems than it’s worth (environmental damage in the hopes of cut...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, China, Nigeria, Africa, Palo Alto, Alibaba, Venture Capital, JD.com, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Travis Kalanick, Naspers, Reuters


Payments processor Network International readies London listing | Reuters

Payments processor Network International readies London listing | Reuters:Network International, the largest payment processing firm across the Middle East and Africa, plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, it said on Thursday.The Dubai-based company, jointly owned by Dubai bank Emirates NBD and private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic, said it would trade on the LSE’s main market and have a free float of at least 25 percent of its issued share capital.The initial public off...
Tags: Travel, London, Africa, London Stock Exchange, Middle East, Dubai, General Atlantic, Lse, Warburg Pincus, Reuters, Emirates NBD, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Network International, DWF Group


It’s 2019! – These are the Upcoming Destinations & Travel Trends

The travel landscape is changing dramatically each year. Having moved online, there are seemingly unlimited endless to make travel easier and more accessible all over the world. Ideas such as Airbnb, Uber, Get Your Guide and even Instagram have bridged information and communication gaps, reaching global audiences. Old-school travel methods such as travel agents replaced by more interactive platforms, giving travelers greater power of choice, as well as the ability to make live inquiries and b...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, UK, Instagram, Nigeria, Africa, Spain, South Africa, Ryanair, Cape Town, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kalahari Desert, Lagos, Durban, Mpumalanga


Morocco’s Women-Only Off Road Rally, The Rally of Gazelles

Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles Du Maroc is an all-woman road rally in the desert of Morocco that pits woman against woman in high speed road rally racing.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Morocco, Western Sahara, Womens Travel, Alternative Travel, Transports, Rallye Aicha des Gazelles du Maroc, Gazelles Road Rally, Rally of Gazelles


Sierra Leone: Surprising New Travel Destination

Sierra Leone, after decades of war and strife, opens its arms to tourists who can enjoy unique wildlife experiences, history tours and tasty cuisine.
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Africa, Sierra Leone, FREETOWN, Outdoor Adventure, Historic Travel


Top 5 funky hotels in Cape Town

Cape Town is on the must-see list of many travellers. With its buzzy cosmopolitan culture, balmy Mediterranean climate, trendy neighbourhoods and a truly remarkable history, Cape Town is one of the world’s most enchanting cities.  It’s a city that is very easy to fall in love with, and is frequently voted among the top 10 best […] The post Top 5 funky hotels in Cape Town appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Cape Town, Mediterranean, Regions


9 Reasons To Fall In Love With Morocco

9 Reasons To Fall In Love With Morocco Fall in love with Morocco – Located at the intersection of Africa and Europe is the world’s most amazing country for tourism. Warm waters of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean, sky-high green mountains, unique civilization, and friendly environment of Morocco make it an unbeatable destination for tourists. Surf camp Morocco presents to you some major […] The post 9 Reasons To Fall In Love With Morocco appeared first on As We Travel - The World - Travel, T...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Morocco, Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, Morocco Fall, Morocco Located


AHIF Books Addis

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier tourism and hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers, will return to the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa in the last week of September, 23-25, 2019. AHIF was previously held in Ethiopia's capital city in 2014 and 2015; the following two years, the conference moved to Kigali and last year to Nairobi.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Ethiopia, Kigali, Africa Hotel Investment Forum AHIF, AHIF Books Addis, Sheraton Hotel Addis Ababa


Nigeria’s Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement

Nigerian startup Gloo.ng is dropping consumer online retail and pivoting to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its new name. The Lagos based venture has called it quits on e-commerce grocery services, shifting to a product that supplies large and medium corporates with everything from desks to toilet paper. Gloopro’s new platform will generate revenues on a monthly fee structure and a percentage on goods delivered, according to Gloopro CEO D. O. Olusanya. Gloopro, which raised around $1 million i...
Tags: Travel, TC, Uber, Business, Nigeria, Africa, Articles, Spokesperson, Unilever, E-commerce, Economy, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Kenya, Online Retail


Save Up to 30 Percent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa With Radisson Hotel Group March Sale 2019

You can save up to 30 percent on room rates at greater than 350 participating hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of Radisson Hotel Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for stays between Monday, April 8, 2019 and either Sunday, May 12, 2019 or Thursday, May 30, 2019… …but you must... The post Save Up to 30 Percent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa With Radisson Hotel Group March Sale 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Radisson Hotel Group, Radisson Rewards, Africa With Radisson Hotel Group


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Morocco, Cuba, Caribbean, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Road Travel


Paris vs Malawi – Confronting Traveler’s Privilege

I am transfixed by the vignettes of life unfolding on the parched dirt road in front of our simple brick home. The reed fencing around the house frames a patch of Malawian road. Life is never hurried or particularly orderly here, but so compelling and textured in the harsh African sunlight. Groups of children proudly drag or roll toys made out of packing crates or discarded bicycle tires, shouting and waving when they see me, leaning back to stay in the frame as long as possible, even popping ba...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Africa, America, Netflix, Paris, Chanel, Malawi, Caribbean, Charles de Gaulle, CANCUN Mexico, Lilongwe, Edwin, Chichewa, Church of Central Africa Presbyterian CCAP, Transformational Stories


India Targets #Saudi Investment in Building Strategic Oil Reserve - Bloomberg

India Targets Saudi Investment in Building Strategic Oil Reserve - Bloomberg:India is seeking investment from Saudi Arabia to build emergency crude reserves that will act as a buffer against volatility in oil prices and supply disruptions for the third-largest oil consumer.Saudi’s participation in the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve program was discussed at a meeting between the kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih and his Indian counterpart Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi on Saturday, a...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, India, Africa, Narendra Modi, Middle East, New Delhi, Khalid al Falih, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dharmendra Pradhan, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co, Building Strategic Oil Reserve Bloomberg, Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Saudi Arabian National Oil Co



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