World Travel Awards lands in Seychelles ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015


World Travel Awards (WTA) has arrived in the paradise destination of Seychelles ahead of the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015.

The prestigious red-carpet ceremony will welcome industry leaders from across the regions to Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare on Saturday, June 20th.

The Gala Ceremony – which will welcome nearly 200 industry leaders to the luxury resort – will be hosted by the glamorous former Miss Seychelles, Sherlyn Furneau, and leading presenter Galen Bresson.

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Tutankhamun mask damaged, tourist may lose interest


The famous blue and gold braided beard, burial mask of Tutankhamun was damaged when the relic was being cleaned in the Egyptian museum where it lays. The bearded was knocked by a conservationist.

The mask among a few other contents is the top exhibit of the museum. It is a highly visited tourist site but not completely kept in full maintenance. Relic as important as the 3,300 year old Tutankhamun mask should be kept in great care feet expert conservationists.

The conservators from the museum have varied opinions on what actually happened with beard. They say that the mask was knocked off by accident while the mask’s case was being cleaned or removed when it was loose.

The beard was fixed quickly with inappropriate adhesive and irreversible material, epoxy which has a high property for attaching and is generally used on metal, stone but was in every way inappropriate for Tutankhamen’s golden mask.


WTM Africa 2015 expands to become a three-day event

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WTM Africa 2015 has been expanded to a three-day event, following the hugely successful inaugural show.

Following the success of WTM Africa 2014 – and in response to demand among exhibitors and visitors – the event has been expanded by a full day into a three-day event.

Furthermore, WTM Africa 2015 exhibition floor space will be 50% bigger due to increased interest from both private and public sector companies around the world looking to take part.

The 2015 show will again take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and will run from 15-17 April, 2015.

Sheree Simpson, WTM Africa Exhibition Manager commented, “WTM Africa 2014 attracted exhibitors from all over Africa and beyond, and is the only tradeshow of its kind on the African continent to focus on inbound and outbound travel, resulting in $314 million of travel industry deals.”

“The 2015 edition of WTM Africa will see a greater number of business deals and amount of business conducted over the event’s three days.”

The extended WTM Africa will include an enlarged events programme which will include the International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations – bringing together travel companies, organisations and individuals interested in mainstreaming sustainable practices in the travel industry.


InterContinental Bali Resort awarded leading family resort of Indonesia

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As the recent recipient of The Indonesia Travel and Tourism Award in the category of ‘Indonesia’s Leading Family Resort,’ InterContinental Bali Resort is pleased to confirm its ongoing commitment to the provision of top class family facilities as well as a wide and exciting range of activities aimed at parents, teens and children.The beachfront resort welcomes families with open arms with its extensive landscaped gardens offering a vast choice of leisure and recreational facilities, including six pools, tennis courts, a spa, and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Additionally, the beautiful beach environment is a natural playground for adults and children alike, lending itself to numerous recreational pursuits from beach volley ball to a diverse array of water sports.

The 35-metre Main Pool is especially family-orientated with a shallow water area for children; it is conveniently flanked by Jimbaran Gardens restaurant and Pool Bar, which makes for casual family-style poolside drinks and dining. Additionally the two Fun Pools are ideal for children with two water fountains providing – as the name suggests – lots of fun, while the Fountain Pool is especially suitable for adults and teenagers, and quality family time.