You aardly see one for years, and then hundreds come along at once… It’s truly aard to believe. Our safari specialist client Expert Africa tells us that Samara Private Game Reserve in South Africa has had a record-breaking amount of aardvark sightings – with over a hundred sightings in the past few months alone. This
Monthly ArchivesAugust 2009
Kicking the seat in front of you, sitting behind undisciplined kids, being over-friendly with your neighbours, displaying poor hygiene and treating staff rudely – these have been revealed as the most irritating habits of airline passengers, according to several surveys by travel websites including TripAdvisor and Travelocity. It’s perhaps no wonder that that tolerance levels
We asked Paul Bondsfield at our clients Explore, adventure specialists that run nearly 50 annual group tours to Kenya, about the alarming news that the Maasai Mara’s rapidly-decreasing lion population could disappear altogether inside 20 years: “The situation for the lion population in Kenya is very worrying, especially as the fall in numbers is so
Caps off to Felipe Massa. After the freak accident in Hungary, several days in a coma and on a respirator, he has made a remarkable recovery. He will be missed this weekend in Valencia but here’s hoping for a comeback for the last race of the season in his birthplace of Sao Paolo, October, where
Advice on where to buy a particular brand of shoes in Italy is just one of the bizarre requests British holidaymakers have recently been making to embassies across the world. Other enquiries revealed by the Foreign Office included a jam-maker asking what ratio of fruit-to-sugar he should use, and a woman seeking help after becoming unhappy at the
Hot off the press from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) – golf is set to join the Olympics from 2016 onwards after a 112 year absence. The big question is if the big guns in the sport will be bothered to show up, is an Olympic gold medal enough of an enticement and has it become a world game?
So far 2009 seems have been a particularly cruel year for aircraft accidents; already there have been 10 major incidents that involved fatalities, six in the past 10 weeks alone and a number of people have asked me, just how safe are we when we fly?
The latest WTTC research indicates that Mexico’s Travel & Tourism Economy GDP growth will average 5% per annum over the next decade, generating 2 million direct industry jobs over the course of the ten years.
One of the most notable tenets of the Twitter boom has been the spree of Twitter-supporting applications launched to work with the networking site. Want to have your Twitter feed automatically update? Easy – use Twitscoop or iGoogle. Need to know when your client’s mentioned on Twitter? Tweet Beep ought to help. And so on, and on, and on.
We asked Steve Diederich, Managing Director of bespoke specialists Captivating Cuba, for his thoughts on the news that Cuba is facing a severe shortage of toilet paper: “Potential Cuba visitors worried about the reported shortages in toilet paper ought not to fret. Captivating Cuba uses only the best hotels, resorts and guesthouses, and these will be the ones