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Thailand: Pattaya International Fireworks to Light Up Skies for 2 Nights! - Accidental Travel Writer

Thailand: Pattaya International Fireworks to Light Up Skies for 2 Nights! - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Fireworks light up the skies over Pattaya Bay for 2 nights in late November 2014. The best spots to view the spectacular pyrotechnics performance are on the beach, in the bay on a boat, or at one of the many rooftop venues atop nearby hotels.
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Thailand: Festival of Lights - Accidental Travel Writer

Thailand: Festival of Lights  - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Celebrants releasing sky lanterns near airports could face the death penalty as the military junta ruling Thailand cracks down on the popular - but sometimes dangerous - practice during the Festival of Lights.
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Hong Kong: 800 Fashionistas Rock Till They Drop at Vertical Launch Party - Accidental Travel Writer

Hong Kong: 800 Fashionistas Rock Till They Drop at Vertical Launch Party  - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
South Island’s once gritty Aberdeen district draws more than 800 members of Hong Kong’s glitterati, who rock till they drop at what is surely one of the season’s grooviest launch parties. A first-hand account with my verdict ...
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Travelogue: Getting Up Close and Personal with Pachyderms - Accidental Travel Writer

Travelogue: Getting Up Close and Personal with Pachyderms - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Michael Taylor reminisces about the Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Taro, Bali, where he gets up close and personal with pachyderms, a.k.a. elephants
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China: Ritz-Carlton to Open Golf Resort on Hainan Island - Accidental Travel Writer

China: Ritz-Carlton to Open Golf Resort on Hainan Island - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Ritz-Carlton expands its Chinese footprint with the hotel group’s first golf resort in China. Located on the tropical island Hainan, The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills, opens in late 2015.
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China: Rosewood to Open Hotel in Beijing in October 2014 - Accidental Travel Writer

China: Rosewood to Open Hotel in Beijing in October 2014 - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Rosewood Hotels and Resorts opens its first hotel in China in mid-October 2014. The Rosewood Beijing offers ‘Time to Discover’ welcome package valid through February 2015
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Thailand: 17th Annual Charity Midnight Run to Be Held on 18 October 2014 - Accidental Travel Writer

Thailand: 17th Annual Charity Midnight Run to Be Held on 18 October 2014  - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Thailand: 17th Annual Charity Midnight Run to Be Held in Bangkok on 18 October 2014
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Thailand: King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament Raises Money for Charity - Accidental Travel Writer

Thailand: King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament Raises Money for Charity  - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
The 2014 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is held in Bangkok for the first time. The 5 day event begins with a colourful parade followed by matches, ceremonies, a fashion show, gala dinners, and mini concerts.
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Singapore: 55 Hours of Entertainment at 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix - Accidental Travel Writer

Singapore: 55 Hours of Entertainment at 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Sports car enthusiasts can expect more than race cars at the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. More than 55 hours of entertainment by 49 acts from 20 countries is also planned.
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Macau: 26th Annual Fireworks Competition Explodes over the Skies of Nam Van Lakes! - Accidental Travel Writer

Macau: 26th Annual Fireworks Competition Explodes over the Skies of Nam Van Lakes! - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
The first night of the 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest coincided with the Mid-Autumn Festival on Monday 8 September 2014.
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China: Sheraton Opens Hotel in Changde - Accidental Travel Writer

China: Sheraton Opens Hotel in Changde - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
The Sheraton Changde Wuling Hotel opens in the historic city of Changde in China’s Hunan Province. The city’s 1st internationally branded hotel, it is one of more than 60 Starwood hotels in Greater China.
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No. 1 Best Beach with Fastest Wi-Fi in the United States: Clearwater Beach, Florida - Accidental Travel Writer

No. 1 Best Beach with Fastest Wi-Fi in the United States: Clearwater Beach, Florida - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Top nine: the beach in Clearwater, Florida, has the fastest Internet connection in the U.S. with 2.9 mbps.
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Hong Kong: Hotel Restaurant in TST to Serve French Free Range Chicken Dishes in July - Accidental Travel Writer

Hong Kong: Hotel Restaurant in TST to Serve French Free Range Chicken Dishes in July - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
A dine dining restaurant in Kowloon will serve seasonal French chicken dishes in July 2014 using free range chickens from Eastern France. The chickens are protected under French law with Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée status.
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Serene in the city: relaxing in Hong Kong's best spas - Lonely Planet

Serene in the city: relaxing in Hong Kong's best spas - Lonely Planet | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Read Serene in the city: relaxing in Hong Kong's best spas by Lonely Planet
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China: Families Head for Hills and Visit Graveyards During Today’s Grave Sweeping Festival - Accidental Travel Writer

Today is the Grave Sweeping Festival,. On this day, Chinese families gather at the grave sites of their forebears for picnics and to engage in ancestor worship
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Maldives: Hotel Employees Get Intensive Training in the Art of Butlering - Accidental Travel Writer

Maldives:  Hotel Employees Get Intensive Training in the Art of Butlering - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Hotel employees at Anantara resorts in the Maldives have undergone intensive training in the fine art of butlering.
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China: Westin Opens Resort Hotel on Hainan Island - Accidental Travel Writer

China: Westin Opens Resort Hotel on Hainan Island - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Westin opens a 356 resort hotel on Hainan Island, which boasts a tropical climate, excellent beaches, beautiful scenery, and several world class golf courses. It is the latest of a series of Westin hotels to open in China.
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China: Ritz-Carlton to Open Golf Resort on Hainan Island - Accidental Travel Writer

China: Ritz-Carlton to Open Golf Resort on Hainan Island - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Ritz-Carlton expands its Chinese footprint with the hotel group’s first golf resort in China. Located on the tropical island Hainan, The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills, opens in late 2015.
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Beachfront Resort on Koh Samui Upgrades Beach Bar - Accidental Travel Writer

Beachfront Resort on Koh Samui Upgrades Beach Bar - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
One of Koh Samui’s most stylish resorts upgrades its Beach Bar with plush bean bags and tiki torches, which have been placed on the beach. Talk about the ideal spot to watch the sun go down or star gaze to the rhythm of the surf!
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Hong Kong: Trendy Boutique Hotel Gears Up for January Launch in TST - Accidental Travel Writer

Hong Kong: Trendy Boutique Hotel Gears Up for January Launch in TST - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Hospitality A trendy boutique hotel is under development in Kowloon’s trendy Tsim Sha Tsui district. With an anticipated opening date of 1 January 2015, it promises to offer budget minded travelers with a sense of style a great new option. Search 336 hotels in Hong Kong, Kowloon, and the New Territories. Superior Cube room at the Mira Cube in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo Credit: Miramar Hotel and Investment Co. Ltd. Mira Cube is situated in Kowloon’s trendy (and somewhat off-the-beaten tourism track) Knutsford Terrace district, which - if you don’t know - is chock-a-bloc with stylish eateries and pubs, and...
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China: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts to Open Hotel in Suzhou - Accidental Travel Writer

China: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts to Open Hotel in Suzhou - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
The Fairmont Suzhou opens in 2018. It is the latest property in the Canadian based hotel group’s growing collection of hotels and resorts in the world’s 2nd largest economy.
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China: St Regis to Open Hotel in Chengdu - Accidental Travel Writer

China: St Regis to Open Hotel in Chengdu - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
St Regis Hotels and Resorts opens a hotel in Chengdu in Southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. Several more St Regis hotels are planned in various parts of the country
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Hong Kong: Airline Spreads Its Wings to Sapporo Japan - Accidental Travel Writer

Hong Kong: Airline Spreads Its Wings to Sapporo Japan - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Hong Kong Airlines launches service to Sapporo, Japan, its 3rd Japanese travel destination. Sapporo is an important destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Service begins in time for sky season.
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Philippines: Hotel to Open in 68 Storey Manila High Rise - Accidental Travel Writer

Philippines: Hotel to Open in 68 Storey Manila High Rise  - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Discovery Primea opens in Manila’s Central Business District in October 2014. The hotel occupies the 1st 17 floors of a 68 storey tall skyscraper, one of the tallest buildings in the city.
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TripAdvisor: Top 8 Hotels in Hong Kong - Accidental Travel Writer

TripAdvisor: Top 8 Hotels in Hong Kong - Accidental Travel Writer | Asian Travel | Scoop.it
Readers of Trip Advisor have spoken, naming 8 hotels in Hong Kong as among the 25 best hotels in Greater China, with Hong Kong hostelries occupying the top 4 spots – and 6 of the top 10 spots. Two of top 3 hotels are teaching hotels!
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