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U.S. State Department Removes Playa del Carmen Security Alert

Getty Updated March 19, 2018. On Friday the U.S. State Department lifted the travel alert for Playa del Carmen, just in time for spring break crowds to descend on the popular beach destination on Mexico's east coast. The updated statement credited new security put in place by Mexican officials in t

MSN.COM - 2018-03-19 17:38:56

How Hotels Are Making Family Travel Way More Fun

Los Angeles, or LA, is commonly known around the world as the home of Hollywood and the second largest city and metropolitan area in the United States behind New York. The LA panoramic skyline is composed of Wilshire, Century City and Downtown. The tallest buildings are found in one central area wit

MSN.COM - 2018-03-19 16:13:47

Six Senses Laamu Offers Out of the Ordinary Experiences

Six Senses Laamu! has launched two new sustainability and wellness programs that include providing guests organic eggs and restoring local corals damaged by bleaching events. (photo via TPopova/iStock/Getty Images Plus) WHY IT RATES: Six Senses Laamu is engaging in a variety of unique efforts to not

TRAVELPULSE - 2018-03-19 12:25:00

Emaar Hospitality Group Launches Global Hunt for 'World's Greatest Hospitality Talent' for Under 26-year-olds

(Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/655533/Emaar_Hospitality_Group_Dubai.jpg ) Open for all below the age of 26 years from anywhere in the world, the talent scouting competition aims to identify and nurture the most talented individual for a senior position through a three-year all-expenses p

BENZINGA - 2018-03-19 09:00:00

Government of Maldives issues statement in response to EU Parliament resolution on the situation in the Maldives

The Government of Maldives has issued a statement in response to the EU Parliament resolution passed today, on the situation in the Maldives. The statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads as follows: "The Government of Maldives notes the EU Parliament resolution on the Situation in t

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Belize Is Not Just for Backpackers Any More

For all of Belize's cultural diversity-the country's melting pot heritage is equal parts Mayan, Creole, Mestizo, Spanish, Lebanese, Chinese, British, Indian, and Mennonite-its tourism scene is surprisingly one-note. Nearly three-quarters of its 1.4 million annual visitors arrive by cruise ship, dock

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-19 07:00:18

Four Seasons Los Cabos: The Best Luxury Hotel Opening For 2018

I have fallen in love with the Four Seasons Los Cabos and I haven't even been there (yet). If you are a Four Season's fan, this brand new Four Seasons simply must be added to your bucket list. Set to open in 2018, it is in fact just down the beach from the new Amanvari Los Cabos in the 1,000-acre be

LUXURYTRAVELDIARY.COM - 2018-03-18 07:11:54

Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule

MALE (Reuters) - Police in Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high security zone in capital Male. Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has extended the state of emergency

YAHOO! - 2018-03-18 02:59:28

Egypt eliminates lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week that Egypt eliminated lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem.Image/CIA This is a first in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Egypt's success comes after almost two decades (2000) of implementing sustained control and prevention mea


Mass arrests in Maldives as activists defy emergency

Colombo (AFP) - Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a state of emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen, the opposition said Saturday. Thousands of supporters poured into the streets of the capital island Male on Friday nig


Qatar Airways looks back on a successful trade fair appearance at the ITB Berlin

At this year's ITB Berlin, the world's leading tourism trade fair, Qatar Airways announced 16 new destinations to be served in 2018/2019. In addition, she announced her five-year partnership with FC Bayern Mnchen AG, the leading football club in Germany, to consolidate Qatar's global leadership in s


How To Get An Upgrade & Free Breakfast At A Six Senses Hotel

Benefits such as room upgrades, free breakfasts, offers, discounts and credit to spend in the bar, restaurant or spa are easy to book at Six Senses Hotels & Resorts if you know how. You would be amazed how many luxury travellers miss out on these free hotel perks. In this article, I share my very si


Competition between China and India heats up in the Maldives

"India First" to "China First" policy A power struggle in the South Asian country of the Maldives, could set the stage for competition between India and China. During former President Mohamed Nasheed's term, the Maldives aligned itself with India's strategic interests through its "India First" poli


Travelling With a Disability: Meet the Voyager Who's Re-Writing the Rule Book

Angus was working in London in investment banking, an avid traveller in his spare time, when he received the news that changed his life. At the age of 23, he was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy that would alter his course and all his plans but ultimately, he hopes, re-shape what it means


ABA calls for release of detained Maldives Supreme Court judge and chief justice

ABA President Hilarie Bass is calling for the release and reinstatement of the chief justice and another judge on the Maldives Supreme Court. Bass says in a statement that Maldivian Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Judge Ali Hameed were detained without due process. According to news co


AFC Cup 2018: Ali Ashfaq hat-trick floors 10-man Aizawl FC over at New Radiant SC

The 2016/17 I-League champions had a forgettable maiden AFC Cup group stage game over at Maldives... Aizawl FC could only return home with a 3-1 defeat over at New Radiant SC in their very first 2018 AFC Cup Group E game at the National Stadium in Male on Wednesday. The Reds did find the opener


AFC Cup 2018 Preview: Bengaluru FC vs Abahani Limited - Hosts confident of extending unbeaten run

The Blues face the Bangladeshi champions in the AFC Cup two days before the ISL final... Bengaluru FC will look to extend their five-game unbeaten run in the AFC Cup intact when they take on Group E rivals Abahani Limited at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, on Wednesday night. The JSW-own


AFC Cup 2018 Preview: New Radiant vs Aizawl FC - Santosh Kashyap's Asian test

New Radiant are set to host India's Aizawl FC in a Group E AFC Cup 2018 fixture to be held at the Rasmee Dhandu Stadium in Male, Maldives, on Wednesday. The hosts opened their campaign with a win over Bangladeshi side Abahani Limited in Dhaka last week, courtesy a solitary striker by Ali Fasir's 58t


#WaterCrisis court bid against Zille fails

Provided by Independent Media The Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward dismissed the application by a member of the ANC Youth League as 'urgency was of self-importance'. Picture: Michael Walker/African News Agency (ANA) Cape Town - The Western Cape High Court on Monday dismissed an urge


Dear Passport, why does thou punish me ?- Traveling with a Nigerian Passport

Useless Passport I had a post a couple years ago aptly titled 'What is more useless than a Nigerian Passport?' http://naijaexplorer.tumblr.com/post/88532708317/what-is-more-useless-than-a-nigerian-passport Part rant, part frustration, wholly true. Side note, I need to update that travel blog. I real