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Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will kick off its summer season with one of the world's most influential music industry gatherings, the Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS), for the third consecutive year from 25-27 May 2016. Now a major opening weekend on the island, IMS will bring together the most influential decision makers in electronic music at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza for three days of debates, workshops, panel sessions and afternoon mixers to set the agenda for the music genre for the year ahead.

A new tour focused on the wildlife of Madhya Pradesh – the area that inspired Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book has been launched. With the new live-action Jungle Book movie soon to be released in April, starring the voices of Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, they are predicting interest in the region to rise. The new itinerary, The Jungle Book: Wildlife of India is a 13 day / 11 night private tour.

Last Thursday at the Gran Kaz Casino and Slots in Victoria, a ceremony was held to start the countdown to the Seychelles carnival. Present were the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange; Principal Secretary for Tourism Anne Lafortune, and that of culture Benjamine Rose; and the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Naiken, and that of the Vanilla Islands, Pascal Viroleau.

Comair, the franchise of British Airways has agreed a code-share agreement with Qatar Airways, adding three new African destinations to the Qatar Airways map, providing additional flight options to travellers in Durban and Cape Town. Coming into effect on the 23rd February 2016, Qatar Airways will place its code on flights with British Airways livery, operated by Comair, between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Harare, Durban, Victoria Falls and Port Elizabeth.

There is hardly a global hotel chain that is not eager to gain entry into India, making the future of this industry bright. Chef Y. B. Mathur, Executive Director, Culinary Design and Application Group, who spent long years with the ITC company, says that the restaurant industry globally is evolving on highly-professional lines. Chef Mathur will be speaking at the Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) 2016 event being held in Singapore from April 12 to 15 where Mathur will discuss innovations and other subjects.

The ASEANA Gardens of Shreveport are located at the corner of Texas Avenue and Common Street in downtown Shreveport. The ASEANA Spring Festival is a free, family-friendly event celebrating Asian culture through food, dance, music, fashion and more.  Each year, the festival spotlights the culture of one Asian country in particular. The Ninth Annual ASEANA Spring Festival will celebrate Laotian culture with a traditional celebration entitled “Sa Bai Dee.”

Sultan Kosen, the man who holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the tallest living male, met Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at the circus grounds in the center of Victoria just days before the official opening of the Magic Circus of Samoa in Seychelles. Sultan Kosen is part of this year's circus delegation and will be in Seychelles until the third week of March.

It's  the last chance to see one of nature's most awe-inspiring sights – the majestic 'Aurora Borealis', or 'Northern Lights' – at their most spectacular until the next decade and a Fred. Olsen cruise aboard Balmoral, departing from Southampton could be your best bet. The intensity of the Northern Lights is based on an 11-year solar cycle, and NASA scientists have predicted that the current period of solar activity will start to decline in 2016, although this year still presents great potential for some very large solar flares.   

For the first time ever since the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) began keeping records, the Caribbean  outperformed every major tourism region in the world in setting new arrival and spend records in 2015 while exceeding expectations. International tourist trips to the region grew by seven per cent to 28.7 million visits, much higher than the projected four to five per cent growth. Visitors spent an estimated $30 billion, a 4.2 per cent rise over the $28.8 billion spent in 2014.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, will announce today how the Caribbean’s tourism sector performed in 2015. CTO’s secretary general Hugh Riley will reveal the numbers at a news conference at the organization’s headquarters in Barbados. An analysis of the numbers will also be done by the acting director of research, Ryan Skeete.

Bird watching in Grand Bahama has taken flight after 30 birdwatchers from the US and The Bahamas recently found 178 bird species in two locations on the island. Erika Gates of the Garden of the Groves organized a Christmas Bird Count that took place from December 15-January 4. The Christmas Count was established 115 years ago globally and has been conducted in Grand Bahama for the past 15 years.

In 2016, Wales celebrates its Year of Adventure and everyone is invited! What will be your adventure? Mountain-climbing, zip-wiring, conquering castles, trying new Welsh recipes, or celebrating the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth? Wales has three National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, over 600 castles, and 870-miles of Wales Coast Path – so there is plenty to do and explore.

The Samaya Ubud Bali is set in a tropical paradise alongside the Ayung River in Indonesia and has recently received Green Globe re-certification for the third time. Guests can relax in spacious villas and enjoy the gentle attributes of Balinese hospitality, while the acclaimed Swept-away restaurant attracts many patrons with its modern and eclectic dishes imbued with authentic flavors created from locally sourced produce.

An initiative of the Tourism Development Company Limited, the Visitor Guides Program is designed to meet the needs of our locals and visitors, more specifically; those who prefer to walk and experience the splendor of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival. Travelers to the City of Port of Spain now have the opportunity to explore a wealth of Carnival activities with the assistance of Tourism Visitor Guides, strategically positioned throughout the streets of Port of Spain, from February 5 to 9.

From tomorrow, Asia's World City will be an explosion of colour and energy as visitors and Hong Kong locals alike will welcome in the Year of the Monkey. From praying in the temples for good fortune, browsing the markets for auspicious foods and blooms, to admiring the red lanterns that cover the streets, Hong Kong is alive with celebration.