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NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Readies for First Test Flight

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NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Readies for First Test Flight

NASA’s flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is ready to take to the skies from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, for its first engineering shakeout flight. The first launch opportunity for the test vehicle is today, June 3, when the launch window opens at 8:30 a.m. HST. The test will be carried [...]

Sydney Celebrates the Sixth Annual Vivid Sydney Festival

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Sydney Celebrates the Sixth Annual Vivid Sydney Festival

Vivid Sydney (23 May – 9 June) was officially opened by the NSW Premier Mike Baird, as the Sails of Sydney Opera House came alive with 3D–mapped projections, and the Harbour City was filled with colour and light. Vivid Sydney, claimed to be the largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere, and [...]

Air Canada’s Dreamliner Touches Down in Toronto

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Air Canada’s Dreamliner Touches Down in Toronto

Air Canada has completed its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight with the arrival of AC7008 at Toronto’s Pearson airport this Sunday afternoon carrying 100 of the airline’s employees on its maiden voyage. Air Canada is said to be the first Canadian airline to fly the new aircraft which, with its long-range and fuel efficiency, will [...]

How to Rock Your Disney Side at Disney Parks

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How to Rock Your Disney Side at Disney Parks

Disney Parks will kick off the summer travel season with a 24-hour, coast-to-coast celebration that invites guests to “Rock Your Disney Side” at three Disney theme parks. These are: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in California, and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. From 6 [...]

Biking to Work Increased 60% over Last Decade: Report

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Biking to Work Increased 60% over Last Decade: Report

The number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period. This is the largest percentage increase of all commuting modes tracked by the 2000 Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey. Many U.S. cities are [...]

Get Ready for the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

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Get Ready for the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, which turns five this year, aims to bring together writers, biographers, historians, environmentalists, scholars, photographers, poets, musicians, artists and filmmakers to engage in cultural dialogue, share stories, create memories for three days in the mountains. The festival is being held between May 22 – 24 in Thimpu Valley. The sessions will [...]

Opening the First Hyatt Place Hotel in the Middle East

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Opening the First Hyatt Place Hotel in the Middle East

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of Wasl Asset Management, announced Monday the opening of Hyatt Place Dubai / Al Rigga. It is the first Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East and the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel in Dubai. The opening of the 210-room hotel marks a significant milestone for the [...]

Arianna Huffington Joins Westin Well-being Council

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Arianna Huffington Joins Westin Well-being Council

On the heels of the recent launch of its global Westin Well-being Movement, Westin Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of Arianna Huffington to the Movement’s Well-being Council. The Well-being Movement is an ambitious $15 million campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world. Huffington’s role on the Council [...]

33 Best New Hotels In The World: Conde Nast Traveler

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33 Best New Hotels In The World: Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler’s 18th annual Hot List reveals the best new hotels and resorts in the world. This year, editors considered 510 hotels in 400 cities and 93 countries. The 2014 Hot List is stated to be the most selective ever, with just 33 Best New Hotels in the World. Hotels were considered according to [...]

Crystal Adventure for HBO’s TV Series Game of Thrones

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Crystal Adventure for HBO’s TV Series Game of Thrones

While fans immerse themselves in the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones television series, Crystal Cruises is unveiling a new Thrones-focused Crystal Adventure in the show’s key filming location, Northern Ireland. Crystal guests will explore several production locations near Belfast, where they will step into mythical medieval life, shooting arrows, taking photographs with show [...]

World’s Top Destinations Revealed: Where Do You Want to Go?

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World’s Top Destinations Revealed: Where Do You Want to Go?

Leading travel site TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations. The sixth annual awards honor nearly 500 destinations including the winners for the top spots in the world, and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, [...]

Hyatt Regency Chongming Opens in Shanghai, China

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Hyatt Regency Chongming Opens in Shanghai, China

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced Tuesday the opening of Hyatt Regency Chongming, located on Chongming Island in Shanghai, China. The hotel introduces the Hyatt Regency brand to Shanghai and the “first international upscale resort” to the island. Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River and the East China Sea, Chongming Island is the [...]