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  • Keep city clean, Paris tells locals, visitors

    March 26, 2018 11:42 PM 13

    Paris is reminding locals and visitors alike to clean up after themselves. ― AFP picPARIS, March 27 ― The city of Paris is set to launch a major publicity campaign asking locals and visitors alike to keep the city clean, through a strategy of positive reinforcements. Like a teacher congratulating a child for good behaviour, campaign posters thank the public

  • Legoland opens first virtual reality roller coaster for kids

    March 26, 2018 12:28 PM 16

    The Great Lego Race turns its riders into race car drivers who compete against Lego characters driving rocket-powered windsurfing rigs, espresso-fueled scooters and canopy beds carried by mummy servants. — AFP picFLORIDA, March 26 — Legoland Florida Resort has launched a virtual reality roller coaster designed especially for kids, that whisks riders

  • The longest flights in the world

    March 24, 2018 1:17 PM 20

    Qantas launched the first non-stop passenger service linking Australia and Europe.― AFP picPERTH, March 24 — Qantas today launched the first non-stop passenger service linking Australia and Europe, with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner departing Perth for London on one of the longest flights in the world. The service makes Qantas one among a handful of airlines

  • ‘Penang Cun’ video launched to kickstart island’s new tourism campaign

    March 22, 2018 10:04 AM 26

    Penang recorded a double digit growth in international traffic. — AFP picGEORGE TOWN, March 22 — The Penang Government today launched a tourism video, to kick start a new tourism campaign, ‘Penang Cun’, which simply means ‘Gorgeous Penang’. Penang Global Tourism (PGT) chief executive officer Ooi Chok Yan said the long-term campaign was undertaken by PGT until

  • Val Thorens opens Europe’s highest-altitude escape room

    March 19, 2018 3:08 AM 18

    The Caron cable car at Val Thorens. — Picture courtesy of C.Cattin OT Val ThorensSAVOIE, March 19 — Voted World’s Best Ski Resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards, Val Thorens now has more thrills to offer skiers in this second part of its season, with an escape room adventure game set in a cable car cabin, suspended at several hundred metres’ altitude

  • Global landmarks to glow green for St. Patrick’s Day

    March 16, 2018 11:05 AM 16

    The Great Wall of China glowing green for St. Patrick's Day. — AFP picLAS VEGAS, March 16 — From Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi, and Rome to China, more than 250 landmarks and sites around the world will once again glow a shade of shamrock green for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Joining longtime participants like The Great Wall of China, the Colosseum in Rome and Niagara

  • Get Legoland’s Annual Pass for price of one-day ticket this school holidays

    March 16, 2018 7:32 AM 15

    In a statement today, the theme park said guests could own an Awesome Pass, which provides access to the theme park for one year, for RM199. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Due to popular demand, Legoland Malaysia Resort is offering the Annual Pass at the price of a one-day ticket offer this school holidays. In a statement today, it said at RM199, guests

  • Malindo Air launches Penang-Banda Aceh flight

    March 15, 2018 10:01 AM 24

    Malindo Air launches its Penang-Banda Aceh direct flights with promotional fares. — Picture courtesy Facebook/Malindi AirKUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Malindo Air today launched its Penang-Banda Aceh direct flights, with a promotional all-in-fare starting from RM189 for one-way travel, inclusive of a 15-kilogramme (kg) baggage allowance. In a statement today

  • Europe’s tourist hot spots look for ways to cope with the crowds

    March 10, 2018 12:18 AM 31

    A general view of Croatia’s Unesco protected medieval town of Dubrovnik August 28, 2012. — ReutersBERLIN, March 10 — Europe’s tourist hot spots are looking for new ways to cope with “overtourism,” where cities like Venice, Dubrovnik and Barcelona are struggling to manage huge crowds arriving daily on cheap flights and cruise ships. They are turning to smartphone

  • How to spend the summer getting paid to Instagram your European travels

    March 9, 2018 12:52 AM 32

    Busabout's contest pays winners to travel throughout Europe this summer. ― AFP picLONDON, March 9 ― Aspiring YouTube stars and Insta-happy influencers with no plans for the summer, there's a travel contest that will pay you to take a road trip throughout Europe and share photos and videos of your adventure with the world. Wannabe Casey Neistats of the world