mandona
Europe

Madonna arrives Marrakech for birthday party

Madonna, the Queen of Pop, appears to have travelled to the former imperial city of Marrakech in western Morocco to celebrate her 60th birthday on Thursday. “Walking thru the Labyrinth of the Medina during the Call to Prayer,” the American singer wrote on her Facebook and Instagram accounts on the eve of the big day. She posted a “birthday, magic, […]

Moussa
Europe

Moussa to lead Airbnb in northern Europe

Hadi Moussa has been appointed general manager for northern Europe at Airbnb, taking over the role from James McClure who departed earlier in the summer. Moussa will be responsible for overseeing local markets across northern Europe, including the UK & Ireland, Netherlands, and the Nordics. In his new role, he will be helping to create opportunities for Airbnb to grow […]

Austria
Europe

Oh, Vienna: City tops global liveability rankings

Vienna has been anointed the most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Releasing its annual Global Liveability Rankings, the organisation said the Austrian capital had overtaken Melbourne following a seven-year reign for the Australian city. The survey, which benchmarks challenges to lifestyle across 140 cities around the world, found that while in the past couple of […]

Cruises
Europe

Introducing Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises

Heralding a long-awaited return to dedicated Solomon Islands small ship cruise programs, newly-formed Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises (SIDC) has announced its plans to operate six adventure itineraries in 2018-2019. Operating ex-Honiara and timed to dovetail with Solomon Airlines’ Brisbane-Honiara services, SIDC has employed the 30-metre MV Taka to operate the six and seven-day cruises, each of which have been designed […]

paris
Europe

Visiting Paris? Hope you like smoking cigarette

According to the enviromental group Transport and Enviroment, breathing the air on a four-day visit to Paris is the equivalent of inhaling the smoke of two cigarettes. These figures are alarming, especially at the height of summer, when thousands of tourists, including families with young children, pour into Paris and Europe’s other popular capitals. For those that live in the […]

south
Europe

Cunard Queens meet Red Arrows in the Solent in Southampton

On the evening of August 10, 2018, Cunard’s three queens—Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth—sailed from Southampton and were sent off by the Red Arrows, The Royal Air Force Aerobic Team with a display of a flying formation The Cunard fleet set sail from Southampton at 5:30p.m., heading for the Isle of Wright. The fleet also received a […]

human
Europe

UK Raises Alarm on Human Traffickers Touting for Business on Facebook

Facebook is failing to prevent human traffickers from luring in victims through the social network, law enforcement officials in Britain said on Friday. Criminal gangs are openly advertising “travel agent” style services into Europe, which conceal the risk of death or entrapment, said Chris Hogben, who leads Britain’s Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce. “More often than not, these adverts are quite […]

francey
Europe

Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre opens in France

Bordeaux has welcomed its first Hilton Garden Inn property. The hotel joins an existing nine Hilton properties in France, which will be managed by Naos Hotel Groupe. Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre offers business travellers and holiday seekers access to Hilton’s globally recognised hospitality service in the heart of one of France’s cultural hubs. The 166-guestroom hotel located only three […]