Travel

Hotel perfection: Here are some important factors to look for when booking a stay

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22 Apr 2017
Cleanliness and comfort outweigh little luxuries like a solid breakfast, pool or in-room deluxe coffee machine for hotel guests at the end of their stay.    That’s according to the number crunching of online reservation...
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Island named after 'Roots' rebel slave Kunta Kinteh puts Gambia on historical tourism map

The descendants of slaves are urging action to preserve historial sites on Gambia's Kunta Kinteh island; named after the rebel slave who defied his captors. Kunta Kinte, immortalized in print and on screen in the series "Roots", put Gambia on the map for historical tourism (Photo: AFP). 
21 Apr 2017
As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinteh, immortalized in print and on screen in the series "Roots", put Gambia on the map for historical tourism. Now, the descendants of slaves are urging action to preserve...
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World's most stunning Photo Safari in Mauritius

While postcard-perfect beaches and mountains are among the attractions on Mauritus, Manglaviti's safaris explore a different side to the island. 
15 Apr 2017
Downtown Port Louis always feel hotter than the rest of Mauritius, maybe because this is the only place in the country where people are in a rush.   Sidewalks are full, and cars jam both broad boulevards and narrow side streets. But...
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China is building new replica of the Titanic ship


The Chinese movie poster for the film Titanic. Photo: AFP

 
 
15 Apr 2017
Construction of the world’s first full-size replica of the Titanic has begun in China, state media reported, where it is expected to enjoy smoother sailing as a lakeside tourist draw than its namesake.   The 269m long, 28m wide...
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Ancient sacred art resurrected in city of Jesus' birth

Luke the Evangelist painted the first Christian icon in 60 AD; today Bethlehem is seeing renewed interest in the art formas students learn the historic art of Christian icon painting (AFP Photo/Thomas Coex / AFP Photo).
13 Apr 2017
Down a Bethlehem alleyway, sunlight illuminates a golden icon of the Virgin Mary and Jesus, signalling the revival of an ancient art being practised in the workshop inside. The building near the Church of the Nativity -- the site where...
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Horse riding in the sea attracts tourists in Hurghada

Horse riding in the sea attracts tourists in Hurghada
12 Apr 2017
Twenty years ago, three brothers from Fayoum Governorate came to Hurghada to work in tourism, wishing to have a project of their own and an extension of their favorite hobby, experience and their work in the breeding and training horses....
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UPDATE: Passenger dragged off overbooked United flight is a Vietnamese-American physician

Screenshot from You Tube video showing United Airline passenger being forcibly removed from overbooked  flight April 10th, 2017.
11 Apr 2017
A man's refusal to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight led to a disturbing scene Sunday that has travelers up in arms over airline policies. The Department of Transportation said it will review the incident, in...
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New York restaurant brings rapper Tupac's cafe vision to life

The Manhattan skyline may soon be altered by a new generation of New York skyscrapers. 
08 Apr 2017
A restaurant in New York has temporarily brought to life an eatery envisioned by Tupac Shakur, coinciding with the late rapper's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.   Sweet Chick, a Southern-style restaurant in...
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Emirates lends passengers tablets in US ban workaround

Emirates plane
07 Apr 2017
Emirates airline said on Wednesday it would start lending first and business class passengers tablets in response to the US ban on most personal electronic devices from passenger cabins of United States-bound flights. On March 25 the US...
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In photos: Egypt launches first 'Open-art-gallery' hotel in Nubia

On the bank of the Nile River in Nubia there is a small breathtaking village called Gharb Sohail where a group of youth decided to build a cozy hotel  where visitors can enjoy the glorious Nubian lifestyle with a relaxing view of the Nile surrounding the place.
 
06 Apr 2017
On the bank of the Nile River in Nubia, there is a small breathtaking village called Gharb Sohail where a group of youth decided to build a cozy hotel  where visitors can enjoy the glorious Nubian lifestyle with a relaxing view of the...
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