The port of Barcelona, Spain yesterday created a new record when more than 31,000 cruise passengers embarked or disembarked at its terminals, a new record for the largest cruise port in Europe. Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Barcelona.
The wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton during her marriage to Prince William earlier this year is presently on display at Buckingham Palace, with visitors now offered the chance to purchase a replica doll for the first time. Also in the UK today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.
New York Cruise Lines has announced the appointment of Gus Markou to the positions of president and chief operating officer, reporting to Samuel Cooperman, chief executive officer. New York Cruise Lines is the parent company of internationally celebrated tourism companies Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht.
Dusit Thani Bangkok has taken a lead role in showcasing Bangkok as the premier arts and culture destination in Thailand as part of a partnership with the annual Bangkok International Festival of Dance and Music. In an exciting period for the property, it has been confirmed the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony will take place on September 28th.
A high-rolling American gambler and business has spent £120,000 on a 30-litre bottle of Armand De Brignac Midas - the world’s biggest and most expensive bottle of champagne - at a nightclub in London, but sprayed most of it on the ceiling.
China has taken a major step in the roll out of high-speed rail with the completion of a test-run of the Beijing-Shanghai link, with the public launch set to take place this Thursday. However a former top office has expressed concerns over the safety of the trains, which can travel up to 350km/h.
Thousands more fans have been left disappointed after failing to secure tickets in the second round of balloting for the London 2012 Olympics. Some 200,000 of the 1.2 million that applied have ended up empty-handed, despite being told initially they had secured tickets.
Prince William has taken part in his first Trooping of the Colour parade to mark the Queen’s official 85th birthday celebrations. He rode on horseback for the ceremony at Horse Guards in London as his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge rode in a horse-drawn carriage with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cornwall.
London, voted “World’s Leading Destination” by World Travel Awards, is expected to notch up the highest number of international tourists this year, according to new research by MasterCard. Other leading lights include Bangkok, Istanbul and Dubai, which all experienced soaring arrivals.