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InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts reveals multi-sensory experiences in seven cities around the world that have been voted as InterContinental ICons 2020

• InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts unveils some of the most authentic ways to experience New York, London, Dubai, Paris, Mexico City, Sydney and Shanghai, inspiring and redefining travel in some of the world's most famous cities in 2020 • The curated selection was voted for by the public then ranked by leading travel experts including National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James • The InterContinental ICons 2020 will inspire bookable experiences at InterContinental Hotels & R...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Shanghai, Sydney, Dubai, National Geographic, West Village, InterContinental Hotels Resorts, Jumeirah Beach, Charlie Hamilton James, New York London Dubai Paris Mexico City, InterContinental Hotels Resorts the world, Karak Chai


London's childhood museum renovating

If you’ve already knocked out all of London’s must-see museums, there will soon be a reason to revisit the V&A Museum of Childhood. On May 11, the museum will close for a serious revamp, which will be aimed at making the space more child-friendly. “The new museum will be shaped in entirety around the way in which children aged 0-14 explore, play, and learn,” the museum’s website explains. Photo: V&A Museum of Childhood The V&A Museum of Childhood is currently home to 26,000 objects dating b...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, London, All, Museum of Childhood, V&A Museum of Childhood, London Museums, Children's Museum, Children's Museums, London childhood museum, V A Museum of Childhood Before


New York Magazine Calls Heavenly Reyna a Stylish Teen!

New York Magazine Calls Heavenly Reyna a Stylish Teen! Singer, Songwriter, Actress Heavenly Reyna was called a"cool teen" in New York Magazine Singer, Songwriter, Actress Heavenly Reyna was called a "cool teen" in New York Magazine today & she blogged about it! She was delighted that they asked her opinion on expressing herself and ways she keeps a positive attitude while creating songs, TikTok's and Instagram stories in her bedroom recording studio!  Heavenly grew up with sunflowers an...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Music, New York, Texas, London, France, Germany, America, Blog, Portugal, National Gallery, New York Magazine, Andalucia, Costa Brava, Santa Cruz


Global hotel technology leader SiteMinder opens Berlin office to unlock continental Europe

As a part of its stated growth strategy, SiteMinder, the global hotel industry's leading guest acquisition platform, is delivering on its international expansion goals with the opening of a Berlin office to unlock continental Europe. The office, located in the Mitte/Kreuzberg area, will provide sales support for hoteliers both across the DACH region and broader Europe alongside SiteMinder's offices in London and Galway.
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Berlin, Mitte Kreuzberg


No OPEC Decision Yet on Oil Cuts, #Saudi Energy Minister Says - Bloomberg

No OPEC Decision Yet on Oil Cuts, Saudi Energy Minister Says - Bloomberg:OPEC hasn’t made a decision yet on whether to extend or modify its agreement to cut oil output, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are to meet next week in Vienna to assess their global cuts and output policy. Prince Abdulaziz is confident of OPEC’s partnership with other producers including Russia, he told reporters in Riyadh.“We...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Vienna, Riyadh, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Abdulaziz, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman


Strange sex laws around the world

Sex is becoming less of a taboo topic here in the US. But while many of us are enjoying the liberation that comes with being able to express their sexuality, there are still many regulations around the world where something as innocent as sharing a kiss with your other half could land you in hot water. From illegal erotic music to jail time for doing the deed on a motorbike, the laws around the world are as varied as sex itself. Some rules are recent and in full force, whereas others are rel...
Tags: Travel, Japan, London, Indonesia, Australia, California, Singapore, US, Alabama, Eu, Uganda, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, Vietnam, Illinois


#Oman’s New Sultan Embarks on Long Road to Economic Recovery - Bloomberg

Oman’s New Sultan Embarks on Long Road to Economic Recovery - Bloomberg:Oman’s new ruler is embarking on possibly unpopular steps to improve the Gulf nation’s finances, in a test of his authority just weeks after succeeding a cousin who had ruled for five decades.The largest Arab crude producer outside OPEC plans to lower its debt and review state companies, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said said on Sunday in his first televised address. Oman has posted deficits since oil prices slumped in 2014, ...
Tags: Travel, London, Opec, Oman, International Monetary Fund, Gulf, Long Road, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Richard Segal, Economic Recovery Bloomberg, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Manulife Investment


Here's why Middle East investors are buying UK properties | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Here's why Middle East investors are buying UK properties | ZAWYA MENA Edition:More and more Middle East investors are being drawn to the UK market with a strong interest in central and outer London areas, real estate consultancy firm Knight Frank said.“We continue to see strong interest in central and outer London areas. Country houses with easy access into London have appeal as second homes, however, central London is where we see the most frequent demand for investment,” Henry Faun, Head of L...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Middle East, Knight Frank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Zawya Regional


Travel Trends For 2020: home swapping is always 'on trend'

Have you heard of undertourism (if it's even a word) or bleisure trips? No? Me neither! There are always predictions of trends in travel, whether it be that particular countries or areas grow in popularity or, now that we are more environmentally conscious of the impact on the climate of long-haul flights and wasteful hotels, with rail travel and holidays closer to home becoming more popular. I came across the puzzling terms (and others) in a recent article, 'Travel Trends For 2020', on Entre...
Tags: Travel, London, Los Angeles, Home Exchange, Buckinghamshire, Home Swap, Home Base Holidays, General Home Exchange Information, Travel Trends, Swapping Homes, Harlesden, Bleisure, Los Angeles View, Bleisure Trips, Leisure Trips, Undertourism


Sweden Stockholm

Dear AllGreetings from London towards the end of another February halfterm and just after another wonderful midwinter minibreak. Since Denmark this time last year I have been continuing with the Scandinavia theme for my February trip mainly fo
Tags: Travel, London, Denmark, Scandinavia, Sweden STOCKHOLM


How to Find a Job Teaching in Spain

Posted: 2/22/2020 | February 22nd, 2020 Teaching overseas is one of a great way to earn money while you travel, stay in one place longer, and get to deeply experience another culture. I spent years teaching in Thailand and Taiwan and they were some of the most impactful experiences of my traveling. Living in a foreign culture, trying to get by day to day, and learning to create a life for yourself is a surefire way to become a more confident you and give you a deeper understanding of yourself. ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, London, Interviews, Australia, Boston, India, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Spain, Barcelona, Taiwan, Chicago, Austin, Thailand


what i'm reading: syria's secret library: reading and redemption in a town under siege

Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege is a tribute to the power of books to heal, to offer refuge, and to nourish communities. It's also a tribute to the spirit of resistance to tyranny and oppression.In 2013, the Syrian town of Daraya was targeted by the country's dictator, Bashar al-Assad. Many residents managed to evacuate, but others stayed, determined to hold the historic and then-thriving town as a stronghold against the Assad regime.There, as their town was...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Human Rights, Obama, US, Syria, Bbc, United States, Banksy, Assad, Hiroshima, Trump, War And Peace, THOMSON, Bashar


Coronavirus and the Tokyo Olympics

With Japan being home to the second-highest number of people infected with the new coronavirus (there are currently 73 confirmed cases in Japan and 620 passengers tested positive aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently quarantined in the port of Yokohama), doubts about the safety of having Tokyo host the Summer Olympic Games are creeping in. In China, some Olympic qualifying tournaments have already been moved due to the virus, and with the Olympics starting on July 24, some are won...
Tags: Travel, Japan, London, China, Summer Olympics, World Health Organization, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee, All, Yokohama, Shaun Bailey, Tokyo Olympics, Coronavirus


Mind the lovely gap betwixt HS1 and HS2 | Letters

The walk between the end of HS2 at London Euston and the start of HS1 at St Pancras needn’t be irksome, writes Jim Grozier, but Christopher Nankivell thinks the plan to ‘level up’ the north hasn’t been thought throughSimon Jenkins is absolutely right, as usual – this time about the folly that is HS2 (Does HS2 ‘level up’ the north? Don’t be duped, Journal, 15 February). But it won’t be necessary for people arriving from Birmingham en route to the continent to “wheel their suitcases down the Eusto...
Tags: Travel, London, Rail transport, Channel Tunnel, Birmingham, North-south Divide, Hs2, Watford, Journal, North Of England, Simon Jenkins, Euston Road, Jenkins, St Pancras, London Euston, Crick Institute


Berlin: 10 tips for riding public transit like a local

Officially, the Berlin public transit goes by the rather daunting name, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe, but Berliners all lovingly shorten it to BVG (beh-fow-gey). The BVG includes the U-Bahn and S-Bahn, as well as hundreds of bus lines, trams (a type of street car only running in former East Berlin), and even ferries. Berlin’s transportation system is truly one of the best in the world. It will zip you through the city at pretty much any hour of the day. Berlin Public Transit Tips Here are 10 of ...
Tags: Travel, London, Abc, Germany, Berlin, US, Transit, Train, Paris, Machines, Bre Pettis, Tram, Dailycheapo, Planning For Berlin, Berlin Budget Tips, Don


Caledonia Sleeper: Scotland to London

Caledonia Sleeper provides a comfy scenic ride all the way from London to Scotland, enjoying fine food, sleeping bunks and the views of the countryside.
Tags: Travel, England, London, Scotland, Train, Railroad Travel, Caledonia Sleeper


#Dubai Islamic Bank hires banks to arrange dollar sukuk issuance - document - Reuters

Dubai Islamic Bank hires banks to arrange dollar sukuk issuance - document - Reuters:Dubai Islamic Bank, the United Arab Emirates’ largest shariah-compliant bank, has hired regional and international banks to arrange a potential long five-year or seven-year dollar sukuk issuance, a document showed on Thursday.The bank hired Bank ABC, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD Capital, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, ICBC, KFH Capital, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank to lead the potential Isla...
Tags: Travel, London, Reuters, Standard Chartered Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank the United Arab Emirates


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Thank you for sharing this good article, it was so good to read and very useful to update my skill as updated one.Cheap Business Class Flights To Dubai | Business Class To Mumbai | Cheap Business Class Flights To London [Author: Catherine Powell]
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Best shows to see in London in 2020

Putting on the world’s greatest shows since Shakespeare made his mark in the 1500s, London is right up there with Broadway as the most iconic place in the world to watch theater. If you’ve made your way through the long list of West End giants like The Lion King and Mamma Mia, don’t worry — you’re not done just yet. From the dark, heart-wrenching melodrama to the all-singing, all-dancing musicals, here’s our pick of London’s hottest new shows for 2020. 1. Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare’s Globe...
Tags: Travel, Elsa, Jessica Chastain, UK, New York, Hollywood, London, Theatre, Disney, Bbc, Julia Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal, New York Times, Stephen Sondheim, Yann Martel, Broadway


Notes on North Goa Beaches

Goa is the smallest state in India, with a coastline of approximately 160 kilometres facing the Arabian Sea. Despite its diminutive size its a bit of a pain to get around due to the roads and its geography. The state is comprised of two districts: North Goa, and South Goa. When people are planning a trip to Goa they are confronted with a decision of whether to stay in the north or south. I had this decision to make on my first trip to Goa. On that trip I was still undecided where to stay even ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Bali, Southeast Asia, India, North, Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, Travel Blog, Kerala, Bombay, Karnataka, Northern Thailand, Pai


The cheapest way from London to Paris: Planes, trains & buses from £10

 London and Paris are two of Europe’s biggest tourist destinations, just a few hours away from each other by road or rail; about an hour’s distance in the air. Barring car travel, there are three ways to make the journey from London to Paris: by air, by rail and by road. But what about the train-ferry combination, the one many may recall fondly from their childhoods? It is still feasible, but these days. it is not a streamlined option. You’ll need to purchase train and ferry tickets separately a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, France, Gare du Nord, Paris, Eurostar, Easyjet, Cheap Flights, British Airways, Megabus, London City Airport, London Gatwick, Budget Transportation, Dailycheapo


Oil Steady as Asian States Seek to Offset Virus Hit to Economies - Bloomberg

Oil Steady as Asian States Seek to Offset Virus Hit to Economies - Bloomberg:Oil steadied near $57 a barrel in London as China and others in Asia promised economic stimulus to offset the impact of the coronavirus, buoying the outlook for fuel demand.Prices recovered more than 5% last week, the biggest gain since September, as some of the fears over how far the infection will hurt the global economy abated. China, Hong Kong and Singapore have pledged extra fiscal stimulus to counter the economic ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, London, China, Singapore, Beijing, China Hong Kong, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Stephen Brennock, PVM Oil Associates Ltd, Economies Bloomberg


How to Become a Sustainable Traveler in 2020

Posted: 2/17/2020 | February 17th, 2020 After years on the sidelines, sustainable travel has made its way to the forefront of the travel industry. Environmentally friendly travel is now one of the fastest-growing movements in the industry, and I, for one, welcome this trend. It’s an incredibly important topic that I’ve been writing about for years. After all, why destroy what you love? No one wants to see paradise paved over. We all cringe when we return to an overdeveloped, polluted destinatio...
Tags: Travel, London, Craigslist, Barcelona, Thailand, Austria, Tokyo, Megabus, Hostelworld, Sustainable Travel, Don, Amazon River, Hallstatt, Eco-Tourism, Venice Amsterdam, USA Water


#SaudiArabia’s Dar Al Arkan appoints banks for potential sukuk offering - The National

Saudi Arabia’s Dar Al Arkan appoints banks for potential sukuk offering - The National:Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development, the biggest publicly-traded real estate developer in Saudi Arabia, appointed a group of local and international banks for a potential sukuk deal, just months after it raised funds from the debt capital market to meet its corporate requirements.The company mandated Alkhair Capital, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD Capital, Mashreq Bank, Nomura, Standard...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, US, Uae, Tadawul, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dar Al Arkan, Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development, Warba Bank


Escape to a hotel on an island in the middle of the Thames: Monkey Island estate review

This idyllic island retreat not far from London is rich in history and luxuryWhere is it? The Monkey Island Estate is over a bridge on a little, green private island in the River Thames, near Bray, Berkshire. Two Grade I-listed pavilions form the hotel, originally commissioned as a fishing retreat in 1723 by the third Duke of Marlborough.So what’s the pull? There’s the history: the Duke escaped to his fishing idyll for 20 years before dying in 1758, leading to one of the rumoured reasons for the...
Tags: Travel, London, Hotels, Life and style, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Duke, River Thames, United Kingdom Holidays, George III, Monkey Island, Monkey Island Estate, Bray Berkshire Two Grade


From horse marathons to Roman running: 11 great UK adventures

The euphoria of outdoor challenges – mainstream and eccentric – has proved life-changing for our fresh-air enthusiastsIt was completely accidental. Growing up in north-east London, I’d never even heard of the Three Peaks Challenge – entailing people climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales within a 24-hour window. But a friend was doing it for charity and asked if I wanted to join him. Without hesitating, I said yes. I’d recently had a gun pulled on me which misfired – twice. Th...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Wales, Cycling Holidays, Walking Holidays, Climbing holidays, Adventure Travel, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Scotland England


The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand

Posted: 2/15/2020 / February 15th, 2020 Thailand is an English teacher’s dream. With a low cost of living, incredible food, rich culture, plenty of partying, and a mai pen rai (no worries) attitude, the Land of Smiles is a very popular country for English teachers. For Thais, English is considered a necessity to work in the global market, so there is always a need for teachers. With language schools, primary schools, universities, and other locations offering English classes, there are numerou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, London, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Thailand, Portland, New Zealand, San Diego, Dublin, Seattle, Detroit, Bangkok


Airbnb has devoured London – and here’s the data that proves it

The number of Airbnb listings in London has quadrupled in the last four years as more and more of the city's housing stock has been gobbled up by short-term rental companies. As of May 2019, 80,770 properties in London were listed on Airbnb, with a staggering 23 per cent, or 11,200, of these thought to be in breach of a legal 90-day limit in the capital.
Tags: Travel, London, Airbnb



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