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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...

Autumn is one of the fascinating seasons for a holiday in Italy. This beautiful season comes with a round of fresh wine, delightful delicacies, and vibrant colors that will... Read more ...

Tourism is booming globally with China in driver's seat

Tourism is booming globally with China in driver's seat

While the world adjusts to the new world in global trade, tourism is flourishing with China in the driver's seat. As per data by Tourism Economics, 630 million foreign visitors... Read more ...

Tourism NZ announces its next installment of 100% Pure NZ campaign

Tourism NZ announces its next installment of 100% Pure NZ campaign

A new content series ‘Good Morning World Tourism' has been published by Tourism New Zealand, as part of its 100% Pure Welcome - 100% Pure New Zealand campaign, to “welcome”... Read more ...

Beirut has introduced a hop-on/hop-off bus tour service with huge growth in...

Beirut has introduced a hop-on/hop-off bus tour service with huge growth in visitors

Beirut has introduced a hop-on/hop-off bus tour service as the Lebanese capital witnesses a major visitor growth. The tourist numbers heading to Beirut has constantly increased... Read more ...

Indonesia and the Philippines can take benefit a lot from the vast tourism...

Indonesia and the Philippines can take benefit a lot from the vast tourism opportunities, Kadin!

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recently highlighted that Indonesia and the Philippines can take benefit a lot from the vast opportunities that exist in the... Read more ...

ATM 2019 sees 106% increase in visitors from China and 20% increase in...

ATM 2019 sees 106% increase in visitors from China and 20% increase in international visitors

This year's Arabian Travel Market saw a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors to the event. ATM was held at Dubai World Trade Centre... Read more ...

African Tourism Association preparing for World to Africa Tourism Conference...

African Tourism Association preparing for World to Africa Tourism Conference in July

New York-based African Tourism Association is gearing up for World to Africa Tourism Conference. The event in Johannesburg is organized in affiliation with South Africa... Read more ...

Gatwick served 46.4 million passengers for FY 2018-19, revenues hit £810.8...

Gatwick served 46.4 million passengers for FY 2018-19, revenues hit £810.8 million

U.K.'s second largest airport, Gatwick, served 46.4 million passengers for the year ending March 31, 2019. It included additional 1.1 million long-haul passengers. The income... Read more ...

Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists till March this year

Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists till March this year

The tourism in Victoria is breaking records and increased by unprecedented growth in international visitors drawn to country and regional areas. Tourism Research Australia... Read more ...

Moscow and Ankara enjoys tourism ties at a joint festival in St. Petersburg

Moscow and Ankara enjoys tourism ties at a joint festival in St. Petersburg

The two countries, Russia and Turkey agreed to increase cooperation in tourism and strengthen cultural ties at the opening of a joint festival in St. Petersburg. Speaking at a... Read more ...

The US has highlighted supporting tourism as a driver of sustainable development

The US has highlighted supporting tourism as a driver of sustainable development

The US has highlighted supporting tourism as a driver of sustainable development. A high-level delegation of the Government attending the World Tourism Organization Executive... Read more ...