by Hugh Morris, The Telegraph, March 14, 2019 Visitors to Cape Town next winter will have more opportunity to tack on a trip to St Helena, one of the most remote islands in the world and site of Napoleon’s imprisonment after the Battle of Waterloo. The Atlantic outcrop and British Overseas Territory will, in December 2019, welcome a second weekly flight from the South African city, raising the prospect of a dual-city break, St Helena’s tourist board says. The new SA Airlink six-hour service will fly there and back on Tuesdays, via Walvis Bay, Namibia, in addition to the existing Saturday flights. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings together world-class travel agency owners and managers with the most opulent, luxury suppliers to cultivate collaboration, share insights, and help carve a path into the future of luxury travel. The route … [Read more...] about Could New Flights Make St Helena an Unlikely Mini-Break Destination?
An african city
By R.A. Schuetz Updated 8:49 pm CST, Sunday, February 17, 2019 Yolanda Ford, mayor of Missouri City, waves as she enters on stage for her inauguration ceremony held at Thurgood Marshall High School Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. She is the first woman and African American ever elected for the city's highest office. less Yolanda Ford, mayor of Missouri City, waves as she enters on stage for her inauguration ceremony held at Thurgood Marshall High School Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. She is the first woman and African American ever ... more Photo: Melissa Phillip, Staff Photographer / Houston Chronicle Photo: Melissa Phillip, Staff Photographer / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Yolanda Ford, mayor of Missouri City, waves as she enters on stage for her inauguration … [Read more...] about Joyous ceremony ushers in a new era in Missouri City
Updated on February 11, 2019 by Sarah Lee Tuscany brings together everything that we love about Italy. There’s the aforementioned landscape of course. But even this is worth mentioning again as mere changes in light can create dramatic views.Then there are the towns that hug its hilltops. Thick stone walls, fortresses and towers have evolved over centuries – they no longer defend their towns but are among the very reasons people visit them.Then there is history in Tuscany – Roman, Phoenician, Renaissance and more shaping the region and its people, culture and food. And let us not forget the food – and for that matter, the wine – Tuscany excels at both.Table of ContentsThings to do in Tuscany – city, coast and countrysideGet a taste of Chianti with our favourite tour in TuscanyDays 1-2: Historic, art and cultural things to do in FlorenceDay 3: City of horses and history – trot around SienaDay 4: Great gelato in a towering town … [Read more...] about Things to do in Tuscany: an unforgettable 7 day itinerary
What have the Hapsburgs ever done for us? OK, so the answer to that question is perhaps not quite as humourously self-evident as the list of Roman achievements summarily dismissed by John Cleese's disgruntled leader of the "People's Front of Judea" in Monty Python's Life of Brian ("All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"). But it is one which bears closer analysis - as, the chances are, evidence of it is sitting in front of you as you read this piece, its familiar aroma giving your nose a playful pinch. The ruling family of Austria was Europe's main power player for the best part of half a millennium - from 1438 to pretty much the final artillery blasts of the First World War. It was a dynasty which wielded emormous power, to the extent that, when the emperor coughed in Vienna, the effect was often felt not just in Hungary and Germany, but … [Read more...] about The unheralded Italian city that put the coffee in your cup
South Africa celebrates 25 years of freedom and democracy in 2019—which is just one of many reasons to keep an eye on the country this upcoming year. South African Tourism is encouraging travelers to make 2019 the year they discover everything that the country has to offer from its wildlife, natural beauty and coastlines to its world-class restaurants, art galleries and culture. South African Tourism says the 25th anniversary is a good time to reflect and acknowledge the country’s socio-economic progress since the end of apartheid and its journey to becoming one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. Here’s what to expect in 2019: Reviving Cape Town Thanks to innovative solutions put in place earlier this year to combat the drought in Cape Town, the city is open for business and looks towards a positive 2019 with water levels stabilizing and significant efforts continuing to play a key role in conversation. The city’s diverse range of … [Read more...] about South African Tourism Highlights What to Watch in 2019