NYC & Company Spotlights events in 2018 – Silvija Travel Tips

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organisation, previews unique celebrations for global travellers to explore during the 2018/2019 holiday season. From the unofficial kick-off courtesy of the Rockettes and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular in early November to the various New Year’s celebrations and everything in between, New York City is once again primed for a festive season that is like no other in the world.

“The holiday season in New York City is a spectacle unlike any other,” said NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon “It is a time when the vibrant energy that makes up the very fabric of our city is magnified through the joy of dozens of multicultural celebrations among New Yorkers and global visitors who make the five boroughs a centrepiece of their annual festivities.”

Highlights include landmark events and first-time New York–style holiday celebrations of a nearly endless variety for travellers to enjoy this winter. Visitors will also find secular activities like historic new shopping destinations, world-famous department store window displays (Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue), unrivalled outdoor ice-skating rinks and more scattered all throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. The five-borough-wide season wraps up in a fashion as dazzling as ever with various New Year’s Eve celebrations.

As always, three iconic events bookend the introduction and conclusion of the holiday season in New York City:

Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Manhattan, November 28, 2018.  A line-up of live performers rivalled by few events all year will help light up New York City’s biggest and brightest home for Santa’s Christmas eve delivery again. The more than seven-story tree will spread holiday cheer to the millions of visitors it welcomes until the lights dim on January 7. rockefellercenter.com

New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop

Manhattan, 31 December 2018– 1 January 2019.   In 1904, the former New York Times owner convinced the City to rename Longacre Square in honour of the world-famous publication. In addition to the name change and the opening of NYC’s first subway line, that year marked the inaugural Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, and the “Crossroads of the World” has been the historic backdrop of the City’s New Year’s Eve celebration ever since. Approximately 1 million visitors are expected to gather to watch the ball drop in person again this year. timessquarenyc.org

 Outlined below are  more celebratory events, listed in alphabetical order, to be explored this holiday season in NYC.

23 Days of Flatiron Cheer

Manhattan, December 1–23, 2018.  The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership welcomes visitors this December to enjoy contests, performances, free neighborhood walking tours, giveaways from local businesses and an interactive installation in the North Public Plaza. Other unparalleled offerings can be found in the historic 103-block neighborhood stretching from 23rd to 28th Street, bordered by Third and Sixth Avenues. flatirondistrict.nyc 

A Slice of Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour

Brooklyn, December 1–30, 2018.  Every holiday season, more than 100,000 visitors descend on Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights neighborhood to view the most extravagant Christmas displays in the New York City area. This tour, operated by born and raised Brooklynites, stops by the most over-the-top exhibits of the season while telling patrons the story of how “Dyker Lights” came to be nearly 40 years ago. asliceofbrooklyn.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s Holiday Engagement at New York City Centre

Manhattan, November 28–December 30, 2018. City Centre’s 75th Anniversary Season will feature a wide range of performances including new productions, annual favourites, live music and Alvin Ailey’s feature performance Revelations. A special show on December 11 celebrates City Centre’s opening performance in 1943. alvinailey.org

American Museum of Natural History’s Holiday Season

Manhattan, November 20, 2018–January 7, 2019. The museum’s cultural celebrations begin with the decoration of the Origami Holiday Tree—complete with more than 800 hand-folded paper models created by local artists—and continue through the New Year. On December 29, the AMNH will host its 40th annual Kwanzaa celebration. The festival of African-American heritage celebrates the seven core principles of Kwanzaa while exploring the rich history behind its traditions. Family-friendly activities, musical performances and an international marketplace are also included. amnh.org

Apollo Theatre Presents “Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night”

Manhattan, December 29, 2018. The legendary Harlem theatre is celebrating Kwanzaa with visitors for the 12th consecutive year with a night of music and dance that honors the principles of Kwanzaa—family, community and culture. apollotheater.org

Brooklyn Ballet’s Nutcracker

Brooklyn, December 14, 2018.  The hip-hop and ballet infused replication of the holiday classic, reimagined in various Brooklyn neighbourhoods, is hosted by the iconic Kings Theatre, in Flatbush, for the first time this year. brooklynballet.org

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical: Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden

Manhattan, December 13–30, 2018.   Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic is sure to cause audiences hearts to grow at least three sizes when they watch the story of the true meaning of Christmas come to life in this limited engagement at the world’s most famous arena. msg.com

Empire Outlets Grand Opening * Editor’s note, Empire Outlets opening has been delayed until the spring of 2019.

Staten Island, November 15–18, 2018.  The first shopping outlet to open in the five boroughs is just a free 25-minute ferry ride from Manhattan. One hundred popular brand outlet stores such as Brooks Brothers, H&M, Nordstrom Rack, Nike Factory and Polo, as well as a terrific collection of waterfront food and beverage concepts will open just in time for locals and visitors to get in their holiday shopping. empireoutletsnyc.com

Gingerbread Lane at New York Hall of Science

Queens, November 10, 2018–January 21, 2019.  Since 2013, the edible village at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, has set the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of gingerbread houses and structures with each new instalment. The record is sure to be challenged again this year. (nysci.org)

Grand Army Plaza, Largest Menorah Lighting

Brooklyn, December 2–10, 2018.  With the help of local synagogues, the plaza has hosted the nightly lighting of the 32-foot menorah since 1984. Visitors are invited to celebrate the holiday with concerts and gifts for children through each day of the Jewish Festival of Lights. largestmenorah.com

Holiday Workshop Weekend at Wave Hill

The Bronx, December 8–9, 2018.  At this holiday craft fair, in addition to creating the usual wreaths and treasure boxes, families are invited to work on the feature project: the hamsa, or hamesh, the multicultural symbol of an open hand. Guests explore the spiritual side of the holidays as they make the palm-shaped amulets. wavehill.org

New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show

The Bronx, November 1, 2018–January 21, 2019.  The annual exhibition of classical model trains moving through a hand-crafted display of New York City’s built environment is back for the 27th year. More than 175 miniature iconic city structures such as Yankee Stadium, The Brooklyn Bridge and The Statue of Liberty are replicated entirely out of plant parts and will coincide with other holiday celebrations such as a cappella performances, Bar Car Nights and more at the New York Botanical Garden. nybg.org

New York Philharmonic Presents “Home Alone in Concert”

Manhattan, December 20–21,2018.  The acclaimed New York Philharmonic will perform John Williams’ score live to the classic Christmas film Home Alone, for a 2018–19 holiday season special event—booby traps and lovable bandits not included. nyphil.org

New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal Holiday Train Show

Manhattan, November 15, 2018–February 3, 2019.  A staple of Grand Central Terminal during the holiday season since 2001, the train show features a 34-foot-long track where vintage trains from the museum’s collection travel through a miniature New York City and countryside scene all the way to the North Pole. grandcentralterminal.com

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes

Manhattan, November 9, 2018–January 1, 2019  Everyone’s favourite high kickers dance their way from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve and champion the holiday spirit of New York City with their extravagant costumes and breath-taking state-of-the-art production. rockettes.com

 For more information regarding the most wonderful time of the year in the five boroughs, find NYC & Company’s official guide to the holidays in New York City at NYCgo.com/holiday

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Vietnam to welcome International Delegates to ATF 2019 – Silvija Travel Tips

The shimmering Bay of Ha Long, Vietnam with its magnificent limestone formations will form the backdrop of the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in January 2019. Ha Long city, the capital of the surrounding Quang Ninh province, is all set to welcome some 1,500 international delegates during the week-long event. This includes ministerial officials to the events formal meetings, as well as exhibitors from across ASEAN region. The event will also attract hosted buyers & media from around the world, as well as travel industry professionals to the TRAVEX trade show.

Official ministerial meetings will primarily be held at the FLC Ha Long Bay Resort while the 3-day TRAVEX travel trade exhibition from 16 to 18 January 2019 will take place at the Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center (QNEPEC).

The 21,000 sqm state-of-the-art venue modelled after a local pearl-making mollusk, has been the selected venue of choice for significant cultural, social, and economic forums in the city and can now add the ATF name to its list.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam, H.E. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, said “The people of Quang Ninh province are ready to welcome delegates and guests. We are honoured to host ATF and we invite all visitors to experience the natural beauty and warmth of our people. We are ready to embrace all ASEAN states to drive connectivity and sustainable tourism to Viet Nam and the region as one.”

In anticipation of ATF 2019, the city has undergone extensive developments to enhance connectivity to Ha Long city. A new highway connecting capital Hanoi with the province will cut transport time down to 1.5 hours from 4 hours.

For more information on the event visit: Visit  atfvietnam2019.com

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Explore Vibrant Vietnam – Silvija Travel Tips

Explore Vibrant Vietnam with TDactive Holidays, specialists in small group adventure holidays. Vietnam has so much to offer, from stunning white sandy beaches and bustling cities to spectacular countryside filled with rice fields and sleepy villages.

On this holiday-of-a-lifetime, you will embark on a cultural discovery tour of Vietnam from North to South as part of a small group.

Unesco World Heritage Site. Most popular place in Vietnam. this landscape you can seen from the island Titop

Experience Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo ride (a three-wheeled bicycle taxi that appeared in Vietnam during the French colonial period), spend a night on a traditional junk boat in the emerald waters of Halong Bay, cycle through the Vietnamese countryside in search of pagodas, explore the underground network system of the Cu Chi Tunnels, discover the charming coastal town of Hoi An, visit vibrant floating markets, explore the Mekong Delta’s warren of canals and immerse yourself in local the culture of Ho Chi Minh City.

This holiday combines culture, history, colour and independent discovery set against the most beautiful of scenic backdrops.

Prices start from €2,049pp for 15 nights, including return flights from Dublin, internal flights in Vietnam, 12 nights’ B&B hotel accommodation, overnight cruise in Halong Bay, 11 lunches & one evening meal, excursions, expert local guide and all taxes & charges, departing from February 2019.

For more information or to book, click here www.tdactiveholidays.ie/Explore-Vietnam

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Click&Go launch new city breaks to Lourdes – Silvija Travel Tips

Click&Go launch new city breaks to Lourdes. The leading online travel agent has added Lourdes to it’s range of destinations

19th November 2018 Click&Go, Ireland’s fastest growing online travel company, has announced new city breaks to Lourdes running from June to October 2019. The new offering from Click&Go comes as Lourdes celebrates the 160th anniversary of the first apparitions.

Welcoming five million visitors each year, Lourdes continues to be a must-visit for those in search of a religious experience. Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, this acts as a picturesque backdrop to the Basilique Notre Dame du Roasaire with the Gavee de Pau river separating the Sanctuary from Lourdes main town.


Beginning on June 3rd 2019, Click&Go are offering twice weekly Ryanair flights operating on Fridays and Mondays, with accommodation guaranteed within walking distance of the Sanctuary. Situated just a 15 to 20 minute drive from Lourdes/Tarbes, airport arrivals have the choice of taxi (€35 each way) or local bus for just €2 per person.

Once in Lourdes, travellers seeking physical, mental and spiritual healing can immerse themselves in a range of activities. These include daily 9am mass in the Chapel of St Cosmas and St Damian, a vigil mass every Saturday, and daily confession on the Chapel of Reconciliation. Those looking to participate in prayer and devotion can join in the Stations of the Cross and hear the Rosary said in the Grotto at 2.30pm daily.

Pilgrims can also look forward to the Eucharistic Procession, also known as the Procession of the Sick, each evening around the Sanctuary area or part take in an escorted tour. With a choice of a one or three day pilgrimage, and guided tours of the Sanctuary, there’s something for each visitor to explore and enjoy. Beyond the religious experience, there is plenty of history and nature to uncover such as Chateau fort de Lourdes, the fortified castle and botanical gardens, or take in the stunning 360 degree views of the Pyrenees from the observatory.

Paul Hackett, CEO of Click&Go, said, “We’re excited to be adding Lourdes to our wide range of city break destinations. With such an astounding history of visitor numbers, we hope the addition of this package will make the pilgrimage much easier and cost effective for those looking to travel.”

Hackett continued, “Lourdes is such a unique destination, particularly considering the healing and comfort it offers so many. Click&Go hope that even more Irish visitors can experience it’s incredible appeal next year.”

Prices for 3 night weekend breaks to Lourdes for June to October 2019:

June & October – B&B – €199
July – B&B – €249
August – B&B – €239
September – B&B – €209

Upgrade to full board available for €100pp

For more information on Click&Go’s new city break to Lourdes, please visit: www.clickandgo.com

Source: Click&Go

Cahernane House Hotel in Final 3 Best Dining Hotels in the UK & Ireland – Silvija Travel Tips

Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney has been shortlisted in the Condé Nast top 3 hotels for ‘Best Dining Experience UK & Ireland’.  Condé Nast is widely regarded as the ultimate globetrotting bible for even the most discerning traveller and features luxury hotels, restaurants and destinations from all corners of the world.  The leading lifestyle travel magazine will hold its ‘Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner’ at the glitzy May Fair Hotel in London on Monday, 5th of November 2018 when the overall winner will be announced. Cahernane House Hotel, General Manager, Emer Corridan will attend the black-tie awards ceremony to represent the property.

Cork native, Eric Kavanagh is the Executive Chef at Cahernane House and leads a talented team in the kitchen at the distinguished Herbert Restaurant in the hotel. Before starting at Cahernane House Hotel in 2017 Eric worked at Longueville House in Mallow, Marlfield House in Gorey and Sheen Falls in Kenmare. He also spent some time abroad in Canada and New Zealand where he was inspired by the many international chefs he worked with.

The Herbert Restaurant has two AA Rosettes and serves fabulous seasonal dishes prepared with flair and style by a hand that understands great technique with minimal fuss. The stunning, 40-bedroom Cahernane House Hotel is set on 6.4 acres at the edge of the Killarney National Park and lakes. This stunning manor house is steeped in history and was originally built in 1877 but has since been restored to all of its original grandeur by the PREM Group in 2016 after the hospitality giant bought the property.  In the past 18 months over €6.5 million has been spent on the property which has seen each of the manor rooms being completely renovated and restored. The renovation programme also included the complete renovation of the 26 guest rooms in the hotel’s Garden Wing and the complete refurbishment of the original Cellar Bar.

The Autumn Escape Break (From €94.50 per person sharing) includes one night’s accommodation with breakfast and dinner in the fine dining, critically acclaimed 2 AA Rosette Herbert Restaurant (you can also enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco when you book on www.cahernane.com). This lovely package also includes a complimentary art and history tour which runs each evening from 6.00pm.

For more information on Cahernane House Hotel or to make a booking see  www.cahernane.com  or call +353 (064) 663 1895

Source: O’Brien PR

Irish Tourism Comes Calling In Halifax – Unravel Travel TV

Irish Tourism is on the move. Inspired by a 16% increase in visitors in 2017, representatives from 13 partner firms hosted an evening for Halifax-based travel agents in the Great Hall of the Dalhousie University Club. The Great Hall was a fitting setting since its two-and-a-half-story-high vaulted ceiling and minstrel’s gallery has an old-world, medieval castle-like feel.

The message was Ireland is what you imagine and much more. And its growth in tourism shows how on-point it is for the prime travel motivators for all demographics.

Sandra Moffatt, director of marketing promoted the high access to the country, the volume of ready-to-sell packages and ability to customize itineraries, authentic experiences, and the wide range of local experts to enhance any experience, the food and hospitality. She also noted that Ireland isn’t a summer-, winter- or three-season destination. It’s a year-round destination. One of the presenting partners, Siobhan Byrne Learat, from Adams & Butler, told the group, “In Ireland we don’t have summer and winter clothes. We have clothes. We wear them year round.”

Moffatt also mentioned Conde Nast Traveler listed Ireland as number three in their top 10 countries to visit.

Among its attributes is golf. Ireland is home to a third of the world’s links courses. That’s an interesting selling point since Canadians have the highest golf participation rates in the world.

In July the Royal Portrush Course is hosting the 148th Open. For non-players, The Open is such a famous tournament it doesn’t need a fuller name. On the edge of the Portrush course is the ruined Dunluce Castle which has a funny story – funny in the context of Irish humour – about a storm that sent the castle’s kitchen, cooks and pots crashing into the sea.

For those with Downton Abbey-addicted clients, Ireland has 600 stately homes and castles. Many of these homes and castles accept guests. Some make their owners available for a special event or experience. Among the possibilities are having a glass of wine with the Honourable Desmond Guinness, tea with the Earl of Rosse at Birr Castle (as Lord Snowdon’s brother he is the Queen’s former brother-in-law) or sharing a whisky with the Jameson Family (of the distillery fame).

For the more adventurous there are unique experiences from cycling, climbing, traversing the Garrick-a-Rede swinging rope bridge and exploring the 40,000+ natural stone columns of the Giant’s Causeway. For man-made creations, the burial mount at New Grange predates the pyramids by 5,000 years.

The 2,500-km-long Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest touring route. Its success has spurred the development of the 314-km-long Causeway Coastal Route, which is rated one of the world’s best touring routes, and The Gobbins guided adventure cliff walk.

For city experiences, Titanic Belfast maintains strong interest and has been rated the world’s leading attraction. Dublin is promoting five-day St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and Waterford, which is best known for the crystal produced here, is central to Ireland’s Viking triangle. Waterford has more national monuments in a three-block area than are found in all the rest of Ireland. It also has a 42-km cycling route.

Armagh is the country’s ecclesiastical capital. With two St. Patrick’s cathedrals – one Church of Ireland (Protestant), one Roman Catholic – it is a popular destination for faith-based groups and individuals who follow a pilgrim route. St. Patrick was actually dean of the Protestant cathedral (which at the time was a Catholic church).

Amargh, which is where Gulliver’s Travels was written, is also a foodie city, a genealogical centre and home to many traditional Irish sports. Among those sports is Hurling, which is played here year round. Hurley-on-ice, which was played in Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1800, is considered the roots for hockey, so has that extra Canadian interest.

Screen tourism, driven by The Games of Thrones and Star Wars’ The Last Jedi, is drawing visitors on a type of cultural pilgrimage to locations where these productions have been filmed.

Some of the intense new travel experiences are the knitting tours. They’ve got the sheep and history and are drawing knitters from around the world who come to learn, experiment and pursue their passion.

Moffat’s colleague said they support agents and sellers with high commissions, value for money for visitors, authentic experiences, local experts, easy customization of packages and itineraries, a history of hospitality, and a real year-round destination. In addition to newsletters, e-zines, promotional literature, market advice, fam trips, workshops, trade shows, Irish Tourism will provide content for sellers’ social media accounts, as well as material targeted to client interest.

Another message was variation of price points. Ireland can provide luxurious five-star experiences in castle resorts, but for the price-sensitive also provide family-friendly-priced experiences.

The evening began with a reception-trade show, speed-dating-type-rotating table presentations, dinner and Irish music. Amongst themselves, the 70 Halifax-based agents considered it one of the better organized evenings they are invited to.

Participating Irish and Canada-based partners were B&B Ireland, The Griffin Group (small, Irish-owned hotel group), Visit Armagh, Waterford Treasures, Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site, Galway 2020 (when they are the European Capital of Culture), Adams & Butler, Moloney & Kelly, The Irish Tourism Group, Royal Irish Tours, Globus Family of Brands, CIE Tours and Collette Vacations.

Source: travelindustrytoday.com

Vilnius Historic Centre, Lithuania – Silvija Travel Tips

As the political centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the 13th to the end of the 18th century, Vilnius has had a profound influence on the cultural and architectural development of much of eastern Europe. The historic centre includes buildings in the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical styles which have been well preserved over time. It is also home to one of the greatest love stories in Baltic history.

At the height of its power in the 15th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe. Appropriately, its capital of Vilnius became a city of grandeur and harmony. The architecture of the historic centre left the deepest and most impressive mark as the city flourished during the peaceful period of the late 17th and 18th centuries.

Vilnius is an excellent example of a European city that grew with influences from multiple cultures, religions, and languages—and has been well preserved. In turn, it also influenced the cultural and architectural development of much of Eastern Europe.

For visitors and locals alike, one of the most important vehicles for discovery here—and throughout the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth—is the royal love story between the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, Žygimantas Augustas, and Barbora.

The Old Town of Vilnius follows the medieval layout and it’s easy to walk the streets and see the stunning collection of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical buildings. Up on a grassy hill near the river, visit Gediminas tower- a reminder of the first castle built here in the 15th century. On the ground below are royal palace buildings and the cathedral where Lithuania’s beloved Grand Duchess Barbara Radziwill was buried. If you are looking to visit Vilnius’ more alternative side, you can take a tour through the self-proclaimed ‘Republic’ of Užupis – the city’s Bohemian and artistic district. In the warmer months , festivals, music, art and theatre fill the streets, theatres and galleries of Vilnius.

Source:  visitworldheritage.com

American Holidays ultimate Christmas shopping breaks – Silvija Travel Tips

The ultimate Christmas shopping breaks with American Holidays

‘Tis the season to start shopping…. Yes, though Halloween may not have even arrived yet, now is the time to start booking that Stateside shopping trip to ensure you’re well stocked up for the festive season!

For some, Christmas shopping is a chore, trying to pick the perfect gifts for loved ones whether naughty or nice. So why not brighten up your shopping spree – while also saving on amazing USA deals and exploring one of America’s wonderful cities while you’re at it?

Nothing beats New York at Christmas. Shopping on 5th Avenue,taking in the extra festive lights of Times Square, ice-skating at Rockefeller Center. It literally is a Winter Wonderland! Add in the amazing post-Thanksgiving bargains to the mix and it’s a no-brainer! This is the perfect choice for a girls’ weekend away – shop ’til you drop by day, take in a Broadway show by night and be dazzled by the incredible NYC nightlife! A perfect pre-Christmas treat.

Boston is a city that is beautiful year-round but seeing it under snow really is something special. Out in the crisp air, wrapped up warm in a down jacket as you meander your way through the streets, the city just feels like Christmas! With many shopping outlets to choose from that transform into festive hives where you’ll not only make your purchases but also enjoy the extensive decor, displays and possibly even a touch of snow along the way.

If you’re looking for some serious shopping then look no further than Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – which you can rest assured is aptly named! With a wealth of both international and national brands on offer you’ll be spoiled for choice. If you want something more authentic then be sure to check out the markets further downtown where you’ll pick up some truly special handmade gifts.

If you want to add a bit of culture to your trip, or if you’re a bit of a politics buff, then combine your shopping break with a trip to the centre of political power, history and activity in America – Washington DC! Washington DC’s unforgettable skyline is marked by some of the world’s most iconic landmarks including the White House, the Capitol Building and the National Mall. Looking for a gift that will remind you of your time in the nation’s capital? Look no further than the White House Historical Association for their annual Christmas ornament.

Give both your loved ones and yourself an early gift this Christmas with these fantastic value shopping breaks from American Holidays.

New York
Spend 4 nights in the 3* Beacon Hotel from only €609pp.
Price includes: Return direct flights ex. Dublin, 4 nights’ accommodation as stated, taxes and charges. Based on four adults sharing.
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Boston
Spend 4 nights in the 3* Midtown Hotel Boston from only €690pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 4 nights’ accommodation as stated, taxes and charges. Based on two adults sharing.
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Chicago
Spend 4 nights in the 3* Felix Hotel Chicago from only €699pp.
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 4 nights’ accommodation as stated, taxes and charges. Based on two adults sharing.
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Washington
Spend 4 nights in 3* Fairfax at Embassy Row from only €671pp.
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Call American Holidays to book on 01 673 3804 or drop into their office at 18- 19 Duke Street – just off Grafton Street – where the expert staff will help you plan your holiday of a lifetime. For more information visit www.americanholidays.com

Source: Press Release TravelMedia.ieAmerican Holidays

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 Ha Long Vietnam 14-18 January 2019 – Silvija Travel Tips

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a cooperative, regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination where Asian hospitality and cultural diversity are at its best.

Each year, the hosting of ATF is rotated among the 10 member states: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

2019 marks the 38th Anniversary of ATF and Viet Nam will be the host country. Ha Long Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site is all set to welcome TRAVEX delegates from around the world.

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 www.atfvietnam2019.com

#ASEANTourismForum #ATF19