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Prohotel International’s Winter Getaway Packages

It’s a new year and a new beginning. Shake off the winter blues by escaping to three luxurious properties nestled in Central America and the Dominican Republic for a week of detoxifying for a “Jungle Healing” or simply escaping for a male bonding experience in a bustling city.

The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito

The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito

Nestled at the base of Honduras’ second largest national park, The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito is a luxury boutique hotel on 400 acres of tropical wilderness. The eco-lodge invites health enthusiasts to detox their bodies and rejuvenate their mind, body and soul with a four days/three nights Jungle Healing package.

This offer includes three nights’ accommodation, a healthy meal plan, meditation sessions daily, two 50-minute facials treatments, two 30-minute massages, and two Temazcal steam baths. Price is $1,149 for a standard cabin and $1,255 for a superior cabin from now to April 15, 2017.

Cradled in the remote area of Las Terranas, D. R., Sublime Samana Hotel is an exclusive collection of 26 private suites and villas just steps from dazzling golden sandy beach. The Wellness a La Samana offer enables guests to soothe the senses by spending five days/four nights in a one bedroom suite with a healthy meal plan.

Guests enjoy yoga sessions daily, visit a local fish market and partake in an interactive cooking lesson, participate in a stand up paddleboard lesson and an Energizing Blue Sea Ritual massage. Price is $1,949 based on double occupancy from now to April 30, 2017.

For those seeking an escape to a vibrant city such as Santo Domingo, D.R., Casas del XVI, an exclusive collection of privately restored houses dating back to the first Spanish settlers, has a Mancation special for a male bonding experience.

This offer includes three nights’ luxury accommodations, a Rum and Cigar tour, dinner and show in Colonial City, breakfast daily and exclusive access to one of homes. Price is $1647 per person for a house with three bedrooms and $1457 per person for a house with four bedrooms from now to April 30, 2017.

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The Philippines lights up Rizal Monument in solidarity with Paris, rest of the world

The country’s Rizal Monument in Rizal Park lights up in French national colors in a display of support for France and unity with the rest of the world following recent events in Paris. The Rizal Monument stands as a visual icon of the Philippines proud heritage and is as a major tourist attraction in the City of Manila.

The Philippines lights up Rizal Monument
The Philippines lights up Rizal Monument

The inaugural lighting ceremony was held in the evening of 16 November 2015. Viewers will continue to witness the special lighting display everyday until 20 November 2015, with the following schedule: 6PM, 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM.

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Indulge Yourself with an Escape to Majorca

The white sandy beaches and fabulous climate of Majorca make it a hit with sun-seekers regardless of the time of year, but for a holiday to Majorca that’s a cut above; try an Indulgent Escape from Jet2holidays.

A portfolio of five-star hotels have been handpicked for their exquisite locations, as well as exceptional service and facilities that will make your Jet2holidays Indulgent Escape to Majorca one to never forget.

Wonderful Atmosphere

Your holiday should be something special, which is why Jet2holidays Indulgent Escapes hotels are truly unique.

From the effortless luxury of the adults-only Port Adriano Marina Golf & Spa, set above a sandy beach and the benefit of a sea view from every single room, to the lush Mediterranean gardens that surround the white-washed buildings of the boutique Melia Cala d’Or hotel, from the moment you arrive on your holiday to Majorca you’ll feel the worries of home melt away.

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The Hotel Es Moli in Deia, surrounded by vast mountains and green valleys, must be seen to believed, a 17th Century Manor House with all of its original, authentic Spanish charm, whereas every visitor falls in love with the idyllic Barcelor Formentor, situated on the unforgettably romantic Formentor headland and enjoying breath-taking sea views that make your holiday in Majorca worth every penny. Continue Reading

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Holiday Extras Reward Travel Industry High Flyers

Keeping the standard high in the travel industry is one of the most important things that you can do in order to make sure that the customers and travellers in the UK get the best customer service and value for money that they can. This is why customer feedback is vital to the success of the businesses that go that extra mile to make sure that their customers are happy.

This is why the Holiday Extras team have been working tirelessly on making sure that their customers get the chance to give their honest and truthful feedback about the travel companies that they have been using whilst they have be booking their trips away (whether it be for business or pleasure).

The Holiday Extras Customer Awards have been going for three years now and they are a great way to get the opinions of customers out into the open within the travel industry. The winners of the awards are chosen by the online voters who visit Holiday Extras and these are then compiled and brought together to celebrate those who are giving the best service and value for money to their customers in that year.

This year 66,000 people voted in the Holiday Extras Customer Awards and this figure is almost three times more than the number of people who voted last year. The way that these awards are growing in popularity just goes to show just how there was a gap in the market for such an event in the travel industry. Continue Reading

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A Photographer’s Dream At The Selous Safari Camp In Southern Tanzania

A picture is worth a thousand words and at the Selous Safari Camp in southern Tanzania, Camp Manager and successful artist, Jenny Hartree hopes to help her budding wildlife photographers capture the once-in-a-lifetime shot. With endangered species, prehistoric landscapes and magical lighting, the Selous Game Reserve guarantees an epic and memorable backdrop.

Tanzania Safari Photos by Jenny Hartree

On hand to offer tips and advice on how to set up the perfect photo by using the correct light, camera settings and lenses, British-born Jenny Hartree has an inherent love of nature and wildlife which exudes through her work and teachings. A semi-finalist numerous times for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, Jenny has explored Africa extensively over the past 25 years successfully transferring images captured on film in to detailed pencil drawings. Jenny’s top tips for the amateur photographer include: Continue Reading

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Summer Safety for Teen Travelers

Whether you are sending your child to a traditional overnight camp, on a school field trip or half way around the world, safety is always paramount in a parent’s mind. For 20 years a Chicago-based service adventure travel company called The Road Less Traveled has been providing teens and young adults the chance to embark upon unique, life-changing experiences in some of the world’s most incredible locations.

Whether participants are hiking the Andes Mountains in Ecuador or scuba diving and replanting underwater reefs in the Florida Keys, the programs’ first priority is always safety.

To ensure the best and safest journey possible, here are some safety tips for teens and parents from the staff of The Road Less Traveled:

For Parents…

Choose A Credible Company: With so many teen tours, adventure trips and service-focused programs available to teens these days it can be hard to know which one to go with. Select a program that has a great track record and an established reputation. Don’t be afraid to ask for references or testimonials from previous participants. Another consideration is to choose a program that is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). Continue Reading

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Mobile Wi-Fi to boost tourism on South Korea’s Jeju island

South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju will become saturated with mobile wireless internet, which will likely boost the island’s tourism industry, telecom titan KT Corp. said Tuesday.

KT installed mobile Wi-Fi (wireless-fidelity) services along major roads and at tourist attractions on Jeju island, Pyo Hyun-myung, president of KT’s mobile business group, told reporters.

Coverage will reach 95 percent of the region’s tourist attractions by the end of next month, he said.

It also plans to expand the number of Wi-Fi hotspots on the 1,848-square-meter island from 900 to 1,500 by the end of this year.

KT established a type of mobile Wi-Fi service called Wireless Broadband (WiBro) in 82 Korean cities earlier this year to meet explosive wireless data demand from data-gobbling smartphone users. Continue Reading

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World’s largest tourism fair opens in Berlin Germany

The 45th International Tourism Exchange (ITB) trade show opens here Wednesday with record numbers of exhibitors and emphasis on travel technology innovations.

As global tourism’s leading trade show and yearly forecaster, the ITB defines the trends for a mega industry that employs more than 100 million people.

“We are doing extremely well,” Christian Goeke, chief operating officer of Messe Berlin (Trade Fair Berlin), told reporters on Tuesday. “All the figures have reached new highs.”

In comparison to last year’s 11,127 trade exhibitors, this year there are 11,163 exhibiting companies from 188 countries. ITB director Martin Buck plans for around 170,000 visitors and 100,000 industry professionals. The 2011 official partner country is Poland. Continue Reading

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Carnival, Music and Adventure in Jamaica add Excitement to Winter Getaways

A spectacular roster of events makes Jamaica an exciting choice for travel this winter season. Following are highlights of the destination’s offerings that celebrate its fascinating culture, delicious cuisine, and legendary music.

Bob Marley Museum 2- Jim Smith courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board
Bob Marley Museum 2- Jim Smith courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board

Winner of three Grammy awards, the Maroon 5 band will rock the stage at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (Jan. 23 – 29, 2011). This globally popular event will be held at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, located just east of the island’s tourist capital, Montego Bay. Additional confirmed acts include: Air Supply, Laura Izubor, Regina Belle, SWV, Ron Isley, Alison Hinds, Brenda Russell, Phil Perry and Diana King: Continue Reading

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31st International Tourism Fair opens in Madrid

The 31st edition of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) opened here Wednesday at the IFEMA exhibition center.

10,500 exhibiting companies from 166 countries and regions are expected to participate in the exhibition, which will run until January 23. In addition, more than 124,000 professionals and about 7,500 travel journalists are expected to attend the fair.

This year, new exhibiting destinations such as the Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Pakistan, are making their first appearance, while New Zealand, Namibia, Lebanon and South Africa are among the destinations with new official delegations.

The exhibition is only open to industry professionals during the first three days, but the last two see the doors thrown open to the public, who can visit and perhaps discover a new and fascinating destination for their next holidays.

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Gyeongju’s Yangdong Village in Korea, epitome of Joseon beauty

As Korea’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site, Yangdong Village is no kitsch folk village of recently built traditional homes cobbled together to give domestic and foreign tourists a taste of old Korea.

Gyeongju's Yangdong Village
Gyeongju’s Yangdong Village

Located deep in the countryside northeast of the ancient Korean capital of Gyeongju, it’s a place that takes pride in its isolation, which has helped keep it as one of Korea’s largest and best-preserved Joseon-era (1392-1910) communities. Continue Reading

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Kona Village Resort Wins the Luxist Award for Best Luxury Family Vacation

Kona Village Resort, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is the winner of the Luxist Awards’ Readers’ Choice Award for Best Luxury Family Vacation. The pristine resort features serene lagoons surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping as well as dramatic, surreal, black lava cliffs that plunge to meet the ocean.

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Kona Village Resort

Guests stay in thatched roof hales (Polynesian-inspired bungalows) on 82 oceanfront acres. No televisions, telephones, radios, air conditioners are there to distract. Coconuts supplant traditional “no disturb” signs. Continue Reading

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