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Inside the New Shimao Wonderland InterContinental in Shanghai

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This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler.
When the hotel is called ‘Wonderland' you can be sure something magical is in store. And you'll be heading down a rabbit hole of sorts, as the curious S-shaped structure is mostly underground - it was built in an abandoned quarry. The hotel has 15 floors, 14 of which are subterranean and two completely submerged inside a 33-ft-deep aquarium. The ambitious $555m project has been a decade in the making; built by Studio Jade+Qa (who also created the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai), the hotel's construction had...
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Fifteen Reasons Why You Should Head To New Zealand In 2019

Fifteen Reasons Why You Should Head To New Zealand In 2019

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It's always the perfect time to visit New Zealand. Here are 15 extra reasons why you should visit in 2019.
1. Rocket land
The first astronauts to land on the Moon in 1969 may have been American, but 50 years later New Zealand has its own thriving space industry. New Zealand scientist and engineer Peter Beck's Rocket Lab owns the world's only private orbital launch range on the tip of the Mahia Peninsula on the sparsely populated East Coast. Rocket Lab plans to revolutionise the ability of satellite companies to reach orbit by launching smaller, less expensive rockets more frequently. It...
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Interesting Facts About Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden - The World's biggest flower Garden located in Dubai. Plan your trip to Dubai & visit this garden. Before visiting go through these interesting facts... Read more ...

Interesting Facts About Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden - The World's biggest flower Garden located in Dubai. Plan your trip to Dubai & visit this garden. Before visiting go through these interesting facts... Read more ...

Experience the magical ambience of the fall season by visiting the best...

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ATEC: Welcome news as WA invests in international tourism marketing

ATEC: Welcome news as WA invests in international tourism marketing

ATEC has today welcomed the West Australian Government's announcement of an additional $9m investment of new marketing money to boost international visitation to the State. Read more ...

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Travel & Tourism adds more to the economy of South Africa compared to other countries in Africa

In 2018, South Africa's travel & tourism sector contributed 1.5 million jobs and ZAR425.8 billion into the economy, turning out to be Africa's largest tourism economy... Read more ...

Travel & Tourism adds more to the economy of South Africa compared to other...

Travel & Tourism adds more to the economy of South Africa compared to other countries in Africa

In 2018, South Africa's travel & tourism sector contributed 1.5 million jobs and ZAR425.8 billion into the economy, turning out to be Africa's largest tourism economy... Read more ...

WA Tourism welcomes funding boost

WA Tourism welcomes funding boost

Tourism Council WA today greeted an announcement made by Premier Mark McGowan of an additional $12 million funding to boost up the tourism industry of WA. This funding... Read more ...

Top 8 Destinations to Visit this Spring

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When that spring travel fever hits, it's time to plan a vacay. But with so many destinations to choose from, where do you go? That's where we come in. We're narrowing it down... Read more ...

Darius Rucker on Why Travel Matters, How it Connects to Music, and an...

Darius Rucker on Why Travel Matters, How it Connects to Music, and an Insider's Scoop on Charleston

Singer and songwriter Darius Rucker first shot to fame in the mid-'90s as the front man for the rock band Hootie & The Blowfish. Today he remains solidly in the spotlight, as... Read more ...

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CANADA GEESE ON OUR PARK'S POND THIS AFTERNOON Although we don't have an unobstructed clear view of morning's sunrise due to trees we can still see the orange, red, and yellow... Read more ...

From High Fashion to Funky Finds, Here's Where to Shop in Milan

From High Fashion to Funky Finds, Here's Where to Shop in Milan

Milan is a shopping mecca - many visitors come with the express purpose of scooping up the latest fashions straight from the source. But the city offers a wide range of shops... Read more ...

Gridiron Review: A Haven For London Meat Lovers

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Mortlach to Release $13,300 Single Malt Whisky

Mortlach to Release $13,300 Single Malt Whisky

Legendary Speyside distillery Mortlach is to release its oldest ever single malt Scotch whisky with a retail price of £10,000 . Only 94 bottles of Mortlach 47-Year-Old will be... Read more ...