Wednesday, October 26, 2016

57th Hamburg International Boat Show Sat 29th Octo - Sun 6th Nov

The Hamburg International Boat Show or Hanseboot offers water sport professionals and newcomers a wide range of attractions. New product innovations in the categories of sailing boats, and motor boats will be on display from a wide range of worldwide exhibitors. The show affords plenty pf hands-on opportunities to test craft within the Port of Hamburg. Convenient Hotel Accommodation is still available on the following link > Hamburg Hotels


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism Barometer international tourism experienced an upward trend during the first half of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Worldwide destinations received 561 millions tourists, 21 million more than in 2015 with the Asia Pacific region recording the highest growth of 9% compared to the other world regions -

The Scott Monument on Princes Street Edinburgh - Image from

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Dubai Tourism is launching a marketing campaign aimed at the UK traveller and aptly named Here Today, Dubai Tomorrow. This innovative idea will focus on the transformation of Waterloo Railway Station into a 'living' recreation of some of Dubai's top city attractions and experiences including virtual reality displays and optical illusions. Interested in Dubai hotels and accommodation? >Click Here...

All roads are leading to Rio de Janeiro the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and the 2016 Summer Paralympics. A record number of counties are taking part in a record number of sports. Over 10,000 athletes are scheduled to take part including first time participants from South Sudan and Kosovo. Rio will become the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics, and the 2016 games will be the first to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country. Interested in Rio hotels and accommodation? >Click Here...

London Gatwick Airport LGW has recently opened a leading edge security area as part of the upgrade of the North Terminal, this follows a similar upgrade of the South Terminal. It is calculated that this will halve the time that passengers take to pass through security with no reduction in safety screening measures. The young lady is looking forward to a stay in the Bloc Hotel conveniently located within the South Terminal.

Abu Dhabi national carrier Etihad Airways has officially opened its brand new flagship First Class Lounge & Spa at the Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3. The lounge features 16 unique zones which have been designed to ensure that travellers can relax, and be entertained in complete luxury before boarding their flights.
easyJet Airbus A319 Takeoff from Edinburgh Airport EDI to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG Terminal 2D on Friday 3rd June 2016. This HD video clip was taken from an easyJet standard class seat, just behind the left wing. The takeoff took the aircraft eastwards over the Firth of Forth with nice views of the 3 bridges – Forth Railway Bridge, Forth Road Bridge, and the under construction Queensferry Crossing.
Flight Details:
Airline: easyJet
Flight Number: EZY6955
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016
Departure Airport: Edinburgh (Scotland) EDI
Arrival Airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) CDG
Departure Time: 13:25 (GMT)
Arrival Time: 16:20 (GMT + 1 Hour)
Flight Time: 1 Hr 32 Minutes
Aircraft: Airbus A319 Twin Jet with Winglets
Seating: 156 Standard Seats
Weather: Sunny, blue skies, and light clouds

Qatar Airways is opening a new Premium Lounge at Dubai International Airport, which will offer passengers travelling between Qatar and the emirate an exclusive retreat while waiting in the new Concourse D. Presently, Qatar Airways flies 133 times weekly to Dubai’s two airports Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International (DWC), with 15 flights daily from Doha to Dubai International Airport.

Qatar Airways Logo featuring the Oryx antelope
Dubai National Carrier Emirates plan to add a 10th daily flight to London Gatwick commencing 1st October 2016. The Dubai-London Gatwick will be serviced by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which will include 8 Private Suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class. The feature hotel is the The Burj al-Arab (Tower of the Arabs) hotel is one of the tallest hotels in the world. Click here for room availability...

Australian national carrier Qantas will begin construction on a new premium lounge at London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3. The lounge will have a split level design with capacity for 230 passengers and will afford views of the airfield. Work will commence in September 2016 with a opening anticipated for early in 2017. The image shows the impressive Terminal 5 T5 at Heathrow.

US carrier United Airlines will introduce non-stop flights between San Francisco International Airport and Changi Airport in Singapore. Subject to official government approval it is planned that the new flights will commence on June 1st 2016. United will claim an important double success with this initiative - namely the first non-stop service between San Francisco and Singapore, and  the only non-stop service to the U.S. from Singapore. The image below shows the magnificent frontage of the famous Raffles Hotel

Emirates has launched daily flights to Sabiha Gökçen Airport - located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Emirates have been running a scheduled service to Atatürk Airport - the city's main airport - for over 28 years and the airline are confident that passenger and cargo potential is strong enough at Sabiha Gökçen Airport to justify operating flights to both airports.