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WHAT’S UP IN THE UK IN 2021 – AND BEYOND

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More than one in 10 Canadian travellers (12%) have Britain on the brain when it comes to planning their next international trip, according to data compiled by VisitBritain. And while the manifestation of that desire is still uncertain due to the pandemic, the UK’s national tourism agency is eager to re-enforce the messaging that there is a wealth of new events and opportunities for Canadians to…

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BREAK OUT THE BOURBON: Cruising Resumes on US Rivers

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As a US flagged company operating ships smaller than 250 passengers, American Queen is not restricted by the shutdown imposed on most cruise ships by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meanwhile, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said this week she’s unable to give a timeline for the move into a second phase of the conditional sail order and a gradual return to cruising for larger…

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ROUND-UP: March 22-26, 2021

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There was good news for travel and tourism in Ontario’s provincial budget; WestJet is rolling again, announcing a host of new and restored services; Royal Caribbean is Bermuda bound; and Canadians aren’t quite ready yet to welcome American visitors. NEWS Ontario’s budget promised $400 million in additional spending over the next three years to support the province’s tourism industry.

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Are Residents the New Tourism Ambassadors?

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, March 27, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Local people may be the best ambassadors for tourism in their home towns and cities, according to Ph.D. graduates Dr Philipp Wassler and Dr Liang Wang, and Dr Kam Hung of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Building a brand for a destination is an effective way of attracting tourists…

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Carlton’s Pastry Chef Extraordinaire Wins Iron Chef

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Bangkok, Thailand, March 27, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Pastry Chef Kritnakorn Rooplek or Chef Den from Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit won the Iron Chef Thailand Competition in the dessert category. Ripe mango, young coconut, lemon and manila tamarind were respectively the secret ingredients for the first four dishes. For the fifth dish, the secret ingredient (Bitter Gourd) was only presented in the…

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Alma Resort Launches Singalong Cinema, Community Karaoke

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Cam Ranh, Vietnam, March 27, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / In a country obsessed with karaoke, Vietnam’s Alma Resort is encouraging cinema-goers to disregard conventional cinema etiquette to be as quiet as possible and instead sing their hearts out. The five-star resort is this month launching its “Singalong Cinema” at its 70-seat cinema, complete with a popcorn concession in the lobby.

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BIG CRAIC ATTACK AT THE CROSSKEYS INN

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You’ve likely not been there, but if the image of the Crosskeys Inn looks familiar, it’s because the iconic pub in Northern Ireland is often used by tourism promoters, including Tourism Ireland, to represent the ideal of the pub experience on the Emerald Isle, which is a key driver of visitor interest. But the Crosskeys, located about half an hour outside Belfast, just north of Lough Neagh and an…

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Deepak Ohri Declines Invitation for lebua’s Dining Venues to be Included in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

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Bangkok, Thailand, March 26, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 was revealed at the first ever virtual announcement. The list includes seven new entries and one re-entry, from 10 countries. Two of the top fine dining venues in Asia are missing from the list, namely Mezzaluna and Chef’s Table at lebua luxury vertical destination in Bangkok, both restaurants have two…

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WorldHotels Launches WorldHotels Crafted Collection

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Phoenix, Arizona, March 25, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / WorldHotels announces today the official launch of its newest collection of hotels: WorldHotels Crafted Collection. Created last year, the collection now comes to life with a portfolio of specially curated and immersive independent hotels and resorts across the globe. WorldHotels Crafted Collection is an inclusive collection of hotels that capture…

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Fred Finn Joins Luxury Cruise & More as Global Brand Ambassador

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London, United Kingdom, March 25, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Fred Finn has joined Luxury Cruise & More as Global Brand Ambassador. Fred W Finn is a Guinness World Record Holder, with the honour bestowed upon him in 1983 when Guinness World Records confirmed he had flown 15,000,000 miles. “I am truly delighted to be part of the Luxury Cruise & More family. Your decision to appoint me as your global…

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