Read All About It: Iceland’s Thrídrangaviti Lighthouse

Published on April 27, 2018

The quirky Atlas Obscura website — which deals in geographic and cultural oddities around the world — recently featured Iceland’s Thrídrangaviti Lighthouse. Quotable quote: “A cluster of slender rock pillars jut out from the ocean’s surface like fingers stretching toward the sky,…

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Read All About It: Five Luxurious African Safaris

Published on April 23, 2018, a lifestyle website dedicated to cocktails and culture, recently ran an article on five luxurious African safaris that combine wildlife and booze — a list that includes Elewana’s Kifaru House in the Lewa Conservancy of north-central Kenya. Quotable quote: ” The…

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Adventure Prep: Fit For Trips, Personal Trainer or Both?

Published on April 20, 2018

Why sign up for a safari, trekking or vacation training program with Fit For Trips (FFT) instead of a regular personal trainer before your journey? Marcus Shapiro, founder, owner and trainer extraordinaire at Fit For Trips, says there are many reasons why…

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India’s wildlife diversity is off the charts

Published on April 19, 2018

Calling all wildlife lovers! When planning your next animal getaway, consider the fact that a full 10% of the world’s wildlife species can be found In India, including 870 endemic species. Among these are: 15 species of cats (including tigers, lions and…

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India with kids — the Creative way

Published on April 16, 2018

From national parks with wild tigers and elephants to fairy-tale forts, colorful villages and adventurous waterways, India has something to entertain, inspire and educate your children. India is very family friendly and trips with Creative Travel are designed with your children’s interests…

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How to Choose an Ecologically Responsible Safari Camp

Published on April 12, 2018

With increased choice for upmarket safari camps and lodges, how can visitors and travel industry professionals differentiate between the truly responsible camps and the fakers? Cheli & Peacock Safaris says that one of the best ways are the eco-ratings determined by Ecotourism…

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Read All About It: Touring Darjani Market in Zanzibar

Published on April 9, 2018

USA Today showcased exotic Darajani Market on the island of Zanzibar with a feature story that ran with no less than 55 photos. Quotable quote: ” A walk through the market, its present structure dating to 1904, is like seeing ancient trade…

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Read All About It: Rajeev Kohli and Destination India

Published on April 7, 2018

MICE Insiders magazine interviewed Rajeev Kohli, the joint managing director of Creative Travel in India. Quotable quote: “India is a truly amazing destination for MICE, plus a vibrant, colourful and economically relevant destination.” Read the rest of the interview with Mr Kohli…

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Ocean Diamond Cruises Into Innovative Cuisine

Published on April 3, 2018

Ocean Diamond was selected to develop a case study on enhancing the onboard passenger experience with regional and farm-to-table cuisine to create memorable dining experiences for guests as part of Seatrade Cruise Global’s new Cruising Innovations Theater. New this year at Seatrade…

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Bröcker Speaks With Global Cruise News

Published on April 1, 2018

Ann-Cathrin Bröcker, general manager and owner of Iceland ProTravel Germany, was recently interviewed by Global Cruise News. Here are some excerpts from that interview: What makes the product so outstanding? Two-thirds of the people [in Iceland] live in and around the capital…

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Elewana Lewa Guests Witness Rhino Notching

Published on March 31, 2018

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) recently teamed up for a rhino notching exercise during which Elewana Lewa Safari Camp guests were able to witness this vital conservation exercise in person. Notching involves creating a unique pattern on the…

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Read All About It: Team Iceland gears up for World Cup 2018

Published on March 31, 2018

With Iceland’s first-ever soccer World Cup match scheduled for June 16th, the nation has kicked off the celebration with a Team Iceland digital hub and a special video message delivered by the president and the first lady. Quotable quote: “Iceland’s participation in…

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Read All About It: Bali’s Day of Silence

Published on March 29, 2018

Bali celebrated the Saka New Year with 24 hours of silence — from 6 a.m. on Saturday March 17 to 6 a.m. Sunday March 18 — as the island’s four million residents stopped routine activities for a day of meditation, fasting and…

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Wild Weekend: Three Days in Uganda’s Gorilla Country

Published on March 28, 2018

For those who don’t have a lot of time in their itinerary or who want to add a gorilla trek to their regular safari, Adventure Consults offers a “Weekend Getaway to the Gorillas.” Day 1: Entebbe to Bwindi Meet an Adventure Consults’…

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South Sulawesi Boat-building Earns World Heritage Status

Published on March 27, 2018

UNESCO’s Unique Cultural Heritage Committee has voted to add the art of boat-building in South Sulawesi to the global list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, recognizing the pinisi style boats used by SeaTrek Bali as the embodiment of this tradition. With that designation,…

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Read All About It: Iceland’s Summer Soltice Music Festival

Published on March 26, 2018

Iceland celebrates its midnight sun with one of the most unique events in the world — the 96-hour Secret Solstice Festival 2018. Taking place this year from June 21st to 24th, this fifth annual epic music festival features a diverse selection of…

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SeaTrek Explores Halmahera

Published on March 24, 2018

The SeaTrek team has just returned from an eight-day reconnaissance trip into the remote eastern bays of Halmahera Island, which lies halfway between Papua and Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia. They found some fantastic snorkeling sites, as well as relics from General MacArthur’s…

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Daytripping Uganda the Adventure Consults Way

Published on March 23, 2018

Extending your stay in Uganda before or after your safari or conference allows you to see and enjoy a different side of the Pearl of Africa. Adventure Consults offers a number of day excursions to suit whatever your interests. Depending on your…

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Snow Leopards and Brown Bears with Jungle Sutra

Published on March 23, 2018

Jungle Sutra’s “Snow Leopards and Brown Bears” safari introduces animal lovers to the exceptional wildlife of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of far northern India. The region’s extreme diversity results from the unique landscape and weather conditions. Rather than the animals…

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EcoTraining Success Story: Sophia and the Elephant

Published on March 21, 2018

Hungarian medical student Sophia recently qualified as a Field Guide with EcoTraining during a two-month break from her university studies. She decided to spend her school vacation taking the course after reading the book Frühstück mit Elefanten (Breakfast with Elephants) by Geza…

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