South Africa - Capetown

Cape Town has water!

The Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town, has of late been battling a terrible drought which resulted in negative press for the city and the perceived impact this could have on its tourism.

The positive news is that the city of Cape Town and its 4 million residents banded together and various water saving techniques were implemented.

As of August 2018, the dam levels of the Western Cape that feed Cape Town are sitting at 58,9% (up over 103% from the same time in 2017).  This is as a direct result of the local population taking water saving techniques on board, the hotels encouraging their guests to be more water minded, various desalination plants being implemented throughout the region coupled with the recent heavy rain and snow fall. By all accounts the drought’s back has been broken!

Cape Town will continue to implement water saving techniques, as should everyone on the planet, to protect this scarce and valuable resource and, we are sure, will be used as a benchmark for many other international cities moving forward.

 

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Atelier des Lumières, one of the newest venues in Paris

Discover Lafayette Group's latest recommendations:

Atelier des Lumières, one of the newest (and coolest) venues in Paris, is situated within a 19th century entirely restored foundry and is holding monumental immersive exhibitions. In an area larger than 1,300 m² , images and videos are showed, accompanied by music, covering a total surface area of 3,300 m² extending from the floors to the ceilings.

 

You can privatise one or several areas (the Halle, the Studio and the Mezzanine) and enjoy the projection of the 35 minutes current immersive exhibition during your cocktails and/or dinner.
The exceptional volumes and the equipment of the venue make it also the perfect place for presentations and conferences from 50 to 1,200 guests.

This industrial 19th century setting is also a unique atmosphere to host your products launches, with the option to create your own show in a creative and innovative way.

Discover their amazing video of the Guvtav Klimt exhibition here: http://bit.ly/2LwfhFf

 

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The latest hotel openings and experiences in UAE

 

 

For further information on Dubai or Abu Dhabi with Travco Events (a Pacific World alliance) or for a tailored proposal please contact us.


Train Collision on the way to Machu Picchu

An accident occurred this morning between two train coaches, belonging to PeruRail and Inca Rail, on the route between Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. No serious injuries have been reported.

Both firms immediately activated their emergency management protocols, providing first aid on-site to those passengers affected and transferring them to hospitals in the Urubamba Valley and Cusco.

Traffic to and from Machu Picchu is suspended until the tracks are cleared. Operations personnel in Lima, Cusco and Urubamba Valley are closely monitoring the situation and will advise an update once train operations return.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or doubts.

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The latest news from Dragonfly Africa

Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel Opening November 2018

The essence of the reinvented Stanley & Livingstone is ‘intrinsically historic’. Inspired by a contemporary take on colonial style, its character is classic – with a sense of adventure. While honouring the hotel’s rich heritage, their bold approach to its updated design plays with natural light and quirky features to create spaces that are engaging and inspiring.

Set within the 2 500-hectare (6 200-acre) Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore. Land safaris offer guests a unique experience, with the chance to see all of the Big Five – including the rare and endangered black rhino. Water safaris are operated too, and present an entirely different game-viewing experience of the reserve’s semiaquatic species, including crocodile and hippo.
A glimpse of the hotel:

  • 16 luxury suites each with a private terrace, en-suite shower and bath, air conditioning, minibar, satellite television and telephone
  • A gourmet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The outdoor terrace enjoys elevated views of the waterhole
  • The bar and lounge area open onto the outdoor dining terrace
  • The fully serviced swimming pool, set within the landscaped gardens, overlooks the waterhole

Gorilla numbers in East Africa are up!

A new census of the gorilla population in East Africa has revealed positive results. The number of mountain gorillas across Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to over 1 000. The Virunga Mountains, which straddle the three countries, are home to 604 mountain gorillas. During the last survey in 2010, the Virunga population was at 480. The remainder of the population calls Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home.

The rise in numbers has been attributed to the introduction of trained park guards, better veterinary care, community support projects and better regulated tourism. The survey also makes special mention of the tireless efforts of the guards and rangers in the area, a number of whom have sacrificed their lives in the name of conservation.

 

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india

The journey of a lifetime, everytime in India

 

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The 6th Annual Hosts Global Forum Exceeds Expectations in Belfast

Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner for destination management services worldwide, hosted over 200 clients and hospitality industry professionals for their sixth annual Hosts Global Forum. This invitation-only event occurred at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland from June 21–24, 2018 where attendees participated in on-trend industry discussions, educational sessions, networking events and memorable destination-specific activities.

Hosts’ 2018 conference highlighted the wide variety of hospitable offerings, venues and activities that are available for group programs, meetings and events in Belfast. This year’s event was made possible by platinum sponsors Moloney & Kelly, a Hosts Global member, Tourism Northern Ireland and Hastings Hotels.

Before the event even started, guests checked into the newly built Grand Central Hotel Belfast. Forum attendees were the first to stay in the luxury high rise hotel, as Grand Central opened their doors to Hosts before their official grand opening just for the occasion.

During the welcoming event, all attendees participated in a corporate social responsibility program organised by Moloney & Kelly that contributed to local non-profit organisation, The Wave Trauma Centre. The organisation is a grass roots, cross community, voluntary organisation formed in 1991 to support people bereaved of a spouse as a result of violence in Northern Ireland, and later expanded to incorporate the needs of child, youth and those injured or traumatised through “the Troubles”.

During the conference, Hosts proudly announced the winners of the annual Hosts Honors awards acknowledging DMC members who exceeded expectations in the following categories:

Critic’s Choice Award:
Ultimate Ventures, a Hosts Global Member based in Dallas
and
Hosts Southern California

DMC of the Year Award:
Moloney & Kelly, a Hosts Global Member

It wouldn’t be a forum for hospitality leaders without showcasing unique events. The opening session took place at Titanic Belfast, where attendees explored the Titanic story from a fresh and insightful perspective in the city where it all began, before stepping back in time for a Titanic era Belfast soiree. The city of Belfast welcomed Hosts Global attendees with open arms proving that they are #IncentiveReady.

Ireland- Belfast Titanic

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Ireland- Belfast Titanic

Top 10 Facts About Belfast You Didn’t Know…

Not only is Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, this city holds a wealth of history and fascinating experiences waiting to be explored.  'Ireland before you die' have compiled top 10 facts facts about Belfast to intrigue you:

1) Ireland’s tallest building, The Obel Tower, is located in Belfast.  It is a 28-storey residential tower and an adjoining six-storey office block.

2) The Novelist C.S Lewis was born here and the nearby countryside helped inspire The Chronicles of Narnia.

3) Led Zeppelin gave their anthemic Stairway to Heaven its live debut here, at the Ulster Hall in March 1971.

4) Belfast used to have a castle in the middle of the city centre, and ships in the middle of the high street.

5) Belfast’s Albert Clock tower is sinking – it leans by four feet.

6) The World’s Most-Famous Ship, The Titanic, was constructed here.

Ireland- Belfast Titanic

7) John Wood Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre in Belfast in 1887.

8) Van Morrison is from the east part of the city.

9) Belfast has the world’s largest dry dock.

10) The Holylands streets are named after places that the developer visited on a trip to the Middle East.

 

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Experience, Explore and Enjoy Peru

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Myanmar- Fishing

FRESH Ideas with Pacific World Myanmar

 

The Experience:

  • Immerse yourself in the local celebrations at the largest annual Pagoda festivals in the Shan State.
    This colourful festivity takes place over two weeks in October at Inle Lake. Give your guests the chance to enjoy Myanmar’s mystic vibe and magic in your next incentive.
  • Marvel at the beauty of each village and greet four Buddha images while on a tour round the Lake in a gilded barge pulled by hundreds of leg rowers.
  • Admire the Shan dancers and martial arts experts performing on a ceremonial boat. Watch and absorb from a private boat for your group, as the locals from different villages compete and show off their skills and strengths in the boat races.
  • After a day of festivities, take your guests to savour the flavours of a traditional dinner with views over the lake.​

 

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