Author: Sharon Comrie

Silversea reveals enrichment opportunities

Opera and ballet fans, food and wine connoisseurs, bridge players, wellness enthusiasts and lifelong learners will appreciate indulging their passions with Silversea’s onboard enrichment programme in 2017. Included in the enrichment opportunities are opera cruises in partnership with La Scala Theatre Academy, ballet cruises with Russian ballet soloists and a collection of speciality voyages highlighting the culinary arts with guest chefs and...

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Kraken’s virtual reality experience Elevates thrill levels

Just in time for the summer holidays, one of the fiercest underwater legends has come to life in an entirely new way now that SeaWorld Orlando’s Kraken Unleashed opened on last week.  Kraken Unleashed is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality roller coaster in the United States, with fully integrated headsets. The completely immersive experience takes riders on an exploratory journey under the sea. As they sail along the coaster track, complete with deep dives, steep turns and seven complete inversions, a fully integrated story unfolds. The result is a fantastical voyage past sea monsters, and an unexpected, encounter with the...

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Increase in UK visitors to Balearic Islands

A total of 196,892 UK travellers visited the Balearic Islands in April 2017, an increase of 9.3% compared to the same month in 2016. There was an 8.3% year-on-year increase of UK visitors to Mallorca in April 2017, an increase of 9.1% to Menorca and a rise of 16.8% to Ibiza and Formentera. The increase of visitors during April is in line with the new tourism strategy from the Balearic Islands Tourism Board, which aims to attract more visitors to the island all year round. The ‘Better in Winter’ strategy places emphasis on the advantages of travelling to the...

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Blue Air launches Glasgow to Iaşi

Blue Air has operated the first flight from Glasgow to Iaşi. The new route will operate every Thursday and Saturday using a Boeing 737 aircraft. Blue Air currently operates a thrice-weekly service to Bucharest, which was introduced in December 2015. Tudor Constantinescu, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Air said: “This new route is aimed primarily at holiday-makers, considering the vast touristic potential of both Romania and...

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APT celebrates ‘significant growth’ in river cruise with offers

Tour operator APT has reported significant growth across its river cruise portfolio in the first quarter of 2017 with a 60 percent uplift in sales compared to the same period last year.  Much of the growth is attributable to the brand’s Luxury and Premium river cruise product in the Mekong and in Myanmar: To celebrate its strong start to the year and also thank industry partners for their support APT is launching a range of special offers across its most popular Asia tours and destinations. For example, travel agents can offer clients the chance to “Fly Premium Economy for...

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