Australia, pyramids among Chinese travelers’ favorite countries and landmarks

Australia, pyramids among Chinese travelers’ favorite countries and landmarks

(Relaxnews) – Australia is the most popular dream destination among Chinese travelers in 2015, while the pyramids of Egypt has emerged as the most popular landmark they’d like to see before they die, according to a new report on the Chinese travel trends. In the fourth edition of the Chinese International Travel Monitor report by […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997.  Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most reliable and knowledgeable players in the travel industry with its trademark […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Lifestyle, Local News, Services ·
After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?

After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?

(Rome-AFP) – What could be more redolent of Easter than a sizzling piece of suckling lamb studded with slivers of garlic, crowned with sprigs of rosemary and roasted to a deep, golden hue? It is one of the jewels in the crown of Italian gastronomy, an Easter treat born of nearly 2,000 years of culinary […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Arab countries ban ‘Noah’ citing Islamic concerns

Arab countries ban ‘Noah’ citing Islamic concerns

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Three Arab countries have banned the biblical epic movie “Noah” because it contradicts Islam, while three more are expected to follow suit, a studio spokesman said Wednesday. Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates told Hollywood giant Paramount last week that the film, starring Russell Crowe, will not be released in their […]

13.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, World News ·
Katy Perry premieres Egyptian-themed ‘Dark Horse’ video

Katy Perry premieres Egyptian-themed ‘Dark Horse’ video

(Relaxnews) – After performing her single “Dark Horse” with Memphis rapper Juicy J live at the Grammy Awards last month, Katy Perry has premiered the video for the single. Perry announced the video premiere on Twitter with the message: “Make me your one and only. Check out the MAGIC that is the #DARKHORSEVIDEO.” The over-the top video, […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Facebook stats: is age really just a number?

Facebook stats: is age really just a number?

(Relaxnews) – Apparently, the cougar phenomenon is just a blip. Because according to Facebook, when it comes to coupling up, men average about two years older than their female partners internationally. In their latest post on love and relationships — part of their week-long Valentine’s Day series — analysts at Facebook Data Science combed through […]

Young American sings classical Arabic music, wows audiences

Young American sings classical Arabic music, wows audiences

(ZOUK MOSBEH-AFP) – Young American Jennifer Grout doesn’t speak a word of Arabic, but has taught herself to sing the Arab world’s best-known, most difficult songs, and could even win its major music competition. Her blonde hair loose and without a sign of make-up, the 23-year-old appeared before a panel of judges to audition for […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
Hotel-malls allow guests to shop ’til they drop

Hotel-malls allow guests to shop ’til they drop

(Relaxnews) – It’s the ideal scenario for jetsetting shopaholics: skip into a Louis Vuitton store or Zara one minute, and into your hotel room the next. Or at least, within the next five to ten. In a growing trend emerging out of the Middle East, hotel developers are partnering with major shopping centers to build […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Fox bets on series set in ancient Egypt for 2014

Fox bets on series set in ancient Egypt for 2014

(Relaxnews) – The channel has skipped the pilot and ordered a full 13-episode season of “Hieroglyph,” a new historical fantasy series. After coming close to getting greenlighted two years ago, “Hieroglyph” will finally hit the airwaves in the 2014-2015 season on Fox. The series will explore life in ancient Egypt through the lens of an […]

20.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The 2014 most endangered sites and landmarks in the world: report

The 2014 most endangered sites and landmarks in the world: report

(Relaxnews) – An international heritage group has placed 67 sites, monuments and landmarks on its 2014 World Monuments Watch list this year — a list that includes the cultural heritage of the entire country of Syria. According to the World Monuments Fund’s latest report released this week, conflict and escalating violence in war-torn Syria are […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, World News ·
Malacanang says travel advisories ‘right of any country for safety of their citizens’

Malacanang says travel advisories ‘right of any country for safety of their citizens’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacanang brushed off the latest travel advisory issued by the United States of America against travelling to the southern portion of the Philippines, saying it was the right of any country in order to keep their citizens safe. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson said in a press briefing aired over government-run radio station dzRB […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japan’s Mt Fuji to get World Heritage stamp: officials

Japan’s Mt Fuji to get World Heritage stamp: officials

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s Mount Fuji will likely be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites next month after an influential advisory panel to the UN cultural body made a recommendation, officials said Wednesday. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a consultative body to UNESCO, told the Japanese government that the almost […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
France losing its luster among Brits at Spain’s benefit

France losing its luster among Brits at Spain’s benefit

(Relaxnews) – France is slowly but steadily falling out of British tourists’ favor with visits to the country of eclairs and glittering steel towers declining for the fifth consecutive year. According to the latest figures out of the UK’s Office for National Statistics, the country that has traditionally been one of the UK’s favorite travel […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·