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Following the tragic and reportedly illegal killing of Cecil the lion, Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA today called on the US Government and European Union to take urgent steps to end the import of lion trophies and for an international moratorium on lion hunting. The global outcry following Cecil’s death has sent shock waves across the world and has further ignited the political and public debate on the plight of wild lions and the inhumane actions of sport hunters. 

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, North America was one of the main sponsors of the annual Chefs and Champagne event held at the grand Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons Long Island. Antiguan Chef, Melvin Myers of Success Catering was one of over 40 select chefs from across the globe featured at the culinary show.

The Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009, are one of the world's best-loved walking areas thanks to the dramatic scenery and wide range of routes on offer, from easy, family-friendly hikes to the challenging via ferrata (literally, iron roads, which were created during the First World War to assist troop movement).

After 15 years of trying, a white-bearded Florida man won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, a highlight of Key West's annual Hemingway Days celebration that ended Sunday, 26 July 2015.  Charlie Boice, 56, a retired air traffic controller from Palm Beach Gardens, triumphed over 121 other entrants in the final round of the contest that concluded late Saturday after a three-way draw. Preliminary rounds were held on Thursday and Friday last week.

Swim with whale sharks off the coast of Tanzania and Mexico with Aqua-Firma, the wilderness travel company who will host expeditions to dive with the biggest fish on the planet: Whale Sharks. This is a unique chance to experience marine life in some of the world's most exotic locations, led by some of the world's best experts in the field.

This week, the city of Santiago de Compostela celebrates St James' Day on 25 July with special church services, art exhibitions, theatre productions, street shows, concerts and processions. The patron saint of Portugal and Spain has also inspired pilgrims to flock to the city from many corners of Europe using the 'Way of St James' – probably the most popular long distance walking routes in the world with well over 200,000 people embarking on their own personal journey each year.

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, has launched two new destinations in Pakistan on consecutive days – Sialkot and Faisalabad. Beginning 16th July, the airline commenced four weekly passenger services to Sialkot where it already operates dedicated freighter services. A day later, on 17th July, Qatar Airways added Faisalabad to its Pakistan network with three flights a week.

The Nutmeg Princess has been added to the world’s first underwater sculpture park at Moliniere Bay in Grenada. The statue depicts Grenada’s first fairy tale princess emerging from a large nutmeg pod, reaching to the heavens with a handful of Grenada’s most famed spice, the nutmeg. The 11-foot tall sculpture was inspired by the 1992 book The Nutmeg Princess by Grenadian author/playwright Richardo Keens-Douglas and designed by artist Lene Kilde.