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04 Sep 2019
Eiffel Tower tops Instagram charts after iconic landmark revealed as most tagged tourist attraction worldwide
Eiffel Tower tops Instagram charts after iconic landmark revealed as most tagged tourist attraction worldwide   The Eiffel Tower is the world's most popular attraction, according to Instagram, with the Paris attraction ranked as the social media platform's most tagged attraction. Ranking the most 'Instagram-worthy' tourist attractions, #eiffeltower was used 5,849,737 times, followed by #lasvegasstrip at 4,802,560 and .... More>>
04 Sep 2019
IOC Initiative To Help National Committees Cut Carbon Emissions
IOC Initiative To Help National Committees Cut Carbon Emissions   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set out to help the world’s 206 National Olympic Committees (NOC) reduce their carbon emissions. Working together with its carbon partner Dow, IOC will help its family of organisations to find different solutions to climate change. The new initiative is part of .... More>>
03 Sep 2019
Venetian to allow CBD exhibitors at ISPA
Venetian to allow CBD exhibitors at ISPA   The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, site of the upcoming 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, has agreed to allow exhibitors of CBD products at the annual trade show, reversing a stand set earlier this year. CBD, or cannabidiol oil, is an active yet non-psychoactive ingredient derived from the marijuana plant, and is .... More>>
03 Sep 2019
Architects AL_A reveal designs for 'world-class' £42m Paisley Museum
Architects AL_A reveal designs for 'world-class' £42m Paisley Museum   The transformation project designed to turn Paisley Museum, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, into a world-class tourist destination is moving forward, with the first images of the redesign produced by architects AL_A being released. The town of Paisley is best known for the pattern of the same name – an ornamental .... More>>
03 Sep 2019
Sedentary lifestyle "doubles risk of early death"
Sedentary lifestyle   People who lead a sedentary lifestyle are twice as likely to suffer premature death, when compared to those who are physically active. The finding comes from a large-scale population study by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST), which tracked more than 23,000 adults for more than two .... More>>
03 Sep 2019
Singapore Airlines partners with COMO for wellness cuisine
Singapore Airlines partners with COMO for wellness cuisine   Singapore Airlines (SIA) has partnered with wellness brand COMO Shambhala to launch a menu of specially curated wellness dishes on selected SIA flights from September 2019. The wellness dishes are part of SIA and COMO Shambhala’s partnership aimed at enhancing customers’ holistic wellbeing and travel experience. .... More>>
03 Sep 2019
Puy du Fou continues international expansion as operator arrives in Spain
Puy du Fou continues international expansion as operator arrives in Spain   Puy du Fou España has put on its first show, with a gallery of 4,000 spectators attending a spectacular 70-minute sprint through 1,500 years of Spanish history in the performance at Toledo, Spain. Titled El sueño de Toledo (The dream of Toledo), the show features 185 professional actors playing 2,000 characters, .... More>>
02 Sep 2019
New Botswana spa offers treatments based on Africa’s botanical heritage
New Botswana spa offers treatments based on Africa’s botanical heritage   Wilderness Safaris’ Jao Camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana has recently reopened after a redesign, which includes a rejuvenated health and wellness offering through its new spa. “Visiting Jao is therapy in itself, given its tranquil wilderness location in the heart of this World Heritage Site,” said Cathy .... More>>
02 Sep 2019
Armathwaite Hall to invest £100k in new gym facilities
Armathwaite Hall to invest £100k in new gym facilities   Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa in the Lake District, UK, is investing £100,000 in the redevelopment of its gym facilities. The new gym will place an emphasis on rehabilitation and performance and will offer a range of workouts and facilities to aid recovery from injury and burnout, as well as boost power and .... More>>
02 Sep 2019
YTL Hotels to open new hotel with in-house onsen
YTL Hotels to open new hotel with in-house onsen   YTL Hotels will add a new hotel to its Niseko Village in Japan this December. The Hinode Hills Niseko Village features 79 bedrooms and suites, and joins The Green Leaf Niseko Village, Hilton Niseko Village, and Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse. Named to pay homage to the rising sun, the luxury all-suite hotel is .... More>>
30 Aug 2019
'10-hour queues a sign of failure' says Disney's Bob Chapek
'10-hour queues a sign of failure' says Disney's Bob Chapek   Disney’s parks and resorts chair Bob Chapek has spoken out about smaller crowds at the operator's parks, saying that a 10-hour queue line should be seen "as a sign of failure". Despite its domestic parks achieving record revenue over the last three months, Disney's visitor figures fell well short of .... More>>
30 Aug 2019
Several hurdles to clear for proposed £75m Bournemouth waterpark
Several hurdles to clear for proposed £75m Bournemouth waterpark   A proposed £75m (US$91.3m, €82.7m) waterpark and spa near Bournemouth will be the biggest in the UK, if it's able to gain approval and raise the necessary funding. Projected to open in 2023, Elysium Water Park UK would be a year-round attraction, with both a tropical indoor and an outdoor waterpark. Featuring .... More>>
30 Aug 2019
Guests can take free classes in Thai massage, stretching, at Devarana Spa in the Maldives
Guests can take free classes in Thai massage, stretching, at Devarana Spa in the Maldives   The Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Maldives has launched a new wellness programme giving guests the opportunity to learn the secrets behind the spa’s Thai massage and Thai Stretching treatments. The classes are designed to allow guests to discover the healing benefits of the treatments, and to learn the .... More>>
30 Aug 2019
Dreamworld launches AUS$70m expansion plan
Dreamworld launches AUS$70m expansion plan   Australia's biggest theme park, Dreamworld, has launched the first phase of a planned AUS$70m (US$47.2m, €42.6m, £38.7m) investment, with the opening of Sky Voyager – a flying theatre built by Brogent Technologies. The AUS$20m (US$13.5m, €12.2m, £11m) ride is the 33rd such i-Ride flying theatre, with locations .... More>>
30 Aug 2019
Dr Sunita Shekhar Mahamuni joins Amatara
Dr Sunita Shekhar Mahamuni joins Amatara   Amatara Wellness Resort in Phuket, Thailand has named Dr Sunita Shekhar Mahamuni as director of wellness. With over 12 years experience working as holistic health manager at The Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai (previously operated by Mandarin Oriental Group), Dr Mahamuni possesses knowledge in holistic health .... More>>
30 Aug 2019
Six Flags Great Adventure announces plans for record-breaking coaster
Six Flags Great Adventure announces plans for record-breaking coaster   Six Flags has announced plans to build the world's tallest, fastest and longest single-rail rollercoaster, with the new attraction coming to the operator's Mew Jersey theme park, Six Flags Great Adventure, in mid-2020. The Jersey Devil Coaster – inspired by a centuries-old local legend of a beast with curled .... More>>
29 Aug 2019
Disney's Epcot transformation continues with new attractions unveiled
Disney's Epcot transformation continues with new attractions unveiled   Disney has promised the biggest ever transformation of any of its parks in announcing a host of new attractions and experiences for its Epcot theme park, many set to open in January or summer 2020. Among the new characters that will inhabit the park are Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, .... More>>
29 Aug 2019
Star Wars immersive hotel experience given name as Disney reveals new details for Galactic Starcruiser
Star Wars immersive hotel experience given name as Disney reveals new details for Galactic Starcruiser   Disney has unveiled new details for its hotly-anticipated Star Wars hotel at Disney World in Florida, revealing plans to host guests for two nights in a fully-immersive experience that takes them on a journey into the franchise's universe. Called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, guests will arrive and .... More>>
28 Aug 2019
GWS announces finalists for 'Shark Tank of Wellness' competition
GWS announces finalists for 'Shark Tank of Wellness' competition   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has named the three finalists of its annual 'Shark Tank of Wellness' competition. The finalists - who coincidentally all hail from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, US - were selected from 191 submissions from students across the globe. They are Jazmin Darling .... More>>
28 Aug 2019
International ban passed on trade of baby African elephants
International ban passed on trade of baby African elephants   A new ruling handed down by the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) has put a near-total ban on taking wild baby African elephants and selling them to zoos. The ruling significantly strengthens restrictions on elephant trade, with the animals now only able to be taken .... More>>
28 Aug 2019
World's tallest, fastest and longest coaster planned for Six Flags' Saudi venture
World's tallest, fastest and longest coaster planned for Six Flags' Saudi venture   Six Flags has announced new details for its long-awaited venture in Saudi Arabia, revealing among its planned attractions the longest, tallest and fastest rollercoaster in the world, and the world's tallest drop-tower ride. When it opens in 2023, Six Flags Qiddiya will be a key entertainment facility in the new .... More>>
28 Aug 2019
Archiplanstudio transforms 16th-century hydraulic water pump into eco-museum
Archiplanstudio transforms 16th-century hydraulic water pump into eco-museum   Italian architects firm Archiplanstudio has completed the transformation of a 16th-century building housing a hydraulic water pump into an eco-museum and visitor attraction. The Bondanello Chiavicone, near the northern Italian city of Mantua, was originally built in 1589 to prevent water running down from the .... More>>
28 Aug 2019
Blair Drummond safari park invests £1m for modernisation of Sea Lion Enclosure
Blair Drummond safari park invests £1m for modernisation of Sea Lion Enclosure   A new pump room and filtration system designed to enhance an existing sea lion habitat are part of a £1m (US$1.22m, €1.1m) upgrade programme announced by Blair Drummond Safari Park, in Stirling, Scotland. The family-owned park has invested more than £7m (US$8.54m, €7.73m) over the last ten years to ensure it .... More>>
27 Aug 2019
Burning Man 2019 features Finnish Sauna in the desert
Burning Man 2019 features Finnish Sauna in the desert   Revellers at Burning Man this week can get an extra dose of heat in the Nevada Desert as Helsinki-based JKMM architects bring the Steam of Life Pavilion to the festival. The circle-shaped Steam of Life Pavilion, co-designed by Sauna on Fire collective, has been built to offer the sequenced sauna experience, as .... More>>
27 Aug 2019
GOCO Hospitality leads spa concept, design and development for Australia's first Ritz-Carlton
GOCO Hospitality leads spa concept, design and development for Australia's first Ritz-Carlton   Australia’s first Ritz-Carlton, in Perth, is set to open this November with immersive experiences conceptualised around the history, culture and natural beauty found in the region. The hotel’s spa has been created with the guidance of international spa and wellness consultants GOCO Hospitality, Clad in 10,000 .... More>>
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