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Rail Europe – Experience The Beautiful Scenery of Bordeaux – City of Wine

Rail Europe – Experience The Beautiful Scenery of Bordeaux – City of Wine

Exploring France by train is easy and affordable. France launched its first high-speed rail route in 1981 and there are now fast TGV (Trains à Grande Vitesse) services connecting most major cities across the country, and the network is ever expanding.

Take a train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey

Visit La Cite Du Vin - Embark on a journey to explore wine cultures of the world. In here you can explore and experience a unique Permanent Tour which they offer to a visitor to have a great freedom where they can wander according to the particular interests and time that they have and for Travel Companion visitors are led on this odyssey by their personal digital guide. Together with innovative headphones offering ‘open’ ergonomics, the hand held travel companion triggers various multimedia animations throughout the tour, plays all dialogue synchronised in real time in one of the 8 languages available (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese), promotes accessibility of information for people with disabilities and offers a route tailored to young audiences.

Visit Wine Yard - Château Fourcas Hosten
At Château Fourcas Hosten, where you were given a simple brief about the wine and how they keep it after the process has been done.They are committed to an environmentally responsible approach that focuses on protecting our human and natural surroundings as a central objective in our everyday activity. We aim to reveal the qualities of our terroir in our wines, thereby underlining how essential itis to preserve it. Come and witness their practices and take part in the experience of tasting wines.

4 Must Visit Cities In Philippines

4 Must Visit Cities In Philippines

Metro Manila. It’s a megacity with a huge appetite for fun. From its historic neighborhoods to the outrageous housing developments, Metro Manila is a maze of vibrant energy with bits of calm in between. Weave your way through this mighty megalopolis, made up of 16 cities, one town, and 11 million people.

Indulge in world-class cuisine in Makati. Up for a cultural escapade? Visit San Agustin Church in Intramuros, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or check out Metal Age relics such as the manunggul jar in the National Museum. How about shopping? You can bargain your way through Greenhills and come home with a set of gorgeous South Sea pearls.

Out of all the islands in the world, Travel + Leisure Magazine chose to name Boracay as its Best Overall Island of 2012. Located in Malay, Aklan, Western Visayas, Boracay is just seven kilometers long, and less than a kilometer wide at its narrowest point – a postcard-sized tropical paradise.

The fastest way to get to Boracay is to fly to Caticlan. From there, you only need to take a 10-minute boat ride from the nearby Caticlan Jetty Port (the main entry point to Boracay) to get to the island.Alternatively, you may also take one of the many flights to Kalibo. However, the travel time to reach the Caticlan Jetty Port from Kalibo Airport is around 1 hour and 30 minutes by bus or van.

The city of Cebu is known as the “Queen City of the South” —and rightly so.

As the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, it has some of the country’s most iconic heritage spots. As a major trading port and site for some of the nation’s fastest-growing industries, it reinforces its multiculturalism with progression. This heady mix of urban vibes and casual provincial airs makes it a favorite destination of those seeking a showcase of the harmonious co-existence of history, culture and modernity

Clean. Progressive. Modern. If you’re searching for a city that capitalizes on the outdoors, you might just find Davao City a pleasant surprise.

The Davao Riverfront Complex houses the Crocodile Park, one of the city’s most popular attractions. The park showcases more than just crocs — it is also home to a variety of wildlife. Be sure to catch feeding time, educational talks and other shows. The complex also contains the Davao Butterfly House and the Tribu K’Mindanawan, a cultural village that holds an impressive fire-dancing performance. When you’ve worked up an appetite, try Filipino fare or exotic crocodile and ostrich-based cuisine at the RiverWalk Grill.

Plan your holiday now to discover the beauty of Philippines with Philippine Airlines

Maldives has been chosen as Asia’s Most Romantic Escape by Smart Travel Asia

Maldives has been chosen as Asia’s Most Romantic Escape by Smart Travel Asia

Maldives has won Asia’s Most Romantic Escape award in the first ever Best of the Decade Awards 2020 held by Smart Travel Asia.

The Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll is a market research exercise that has run uninterrupted since 2005. It is an independent, free and fair reader poll covering airlines, airports, destinations and hotels. With travelers having to press pause on their vacations due to COVID-19, Smart Travel Asia decided to tabulate a Best of the Decade Awards, drawn from their reader polls from 2010-2019, as opposed to previous years. The total scores were checked from over the years, as well as the rankings, reader comments, feedback from focus groups and critical input from journalists. This resulted in the formation of a range of newer categories for romance, adventure, rooms, hotels, and also a list of few products on a commendation list. The number of winners from their usual TOP25 was also cut down to 1-10, depending on the category. The range of winners closely mirrors age groups, changing travel habits and the hotel experiences now on offer.

Further to winning the Most Romantic Escape award, Maldives has won some more awards in different categories. They are:
● 3rd in Best Spa Hotels - Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island
● 4th in Best Luxury Hotels (Asia) - Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
● 4th in Top Rooms with a View - Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
● 9th in Best New Hotels (2017-2019) - Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

"First of all, I would like to congratulate all the winners from Maldives. As one of the most beautiful and romance-filled destinations in the world, we are honored to have received these awards. It is a very significant award as it comes directly from travelers and readers through a voting poll. This will definitely increase our brand presence among newlyweds and honeymooners in the region, as well as raise our destination profile globally. We hope to see a surge in their arrivals in the coming days,” stated the Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed.

Smart Travel Asia is an online travel magazine for Asian hotel reviews, airline seat surveys, shopping and spas. It has an audience of 1.5 million readers situated worldwide, who take an average of 14 air trips.

Europcar Mobility Group partners with Routes Car Rental in Canada

Europcar Mobility Group partners with Routes Car Rental in Canada

Europcar Mobility Group is proud to announce a new alliance partnership with Routes, one of the Premier Car Rental companies in Canada. With this partnership, both Routes Car Rental and Europcar customers will benefit from the same level of quality of service.

Routes Car Rental, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, offers a 6,000+ vehicles fleet across all categories and serves 250,000 customers a year. It operates at 9 Major Airport Locations in Canada and the United States with over 350 employees.

Routes Car Rental, founded in 1998 by Mr Hardeep Nagra with only 5 cars and a location in Toronto, expanded rapidly, thanks to a corporate culture which is built around investing in employees commitment and providing superior customer service. Today, it stands to be a trusted brand for car hire in Canada. Routes has plans for further expansion, by opening and operating new locations in Montreal as well as in Denver by December 2020. To foster this
expansion while ensuring the same and consistent level of quality of service, Routes has created a strong support network that is located in India and provide world class IT service, a dedicated Customer care team and a fully functional call center, all operational on a 24 hours and 365 days basis.

Europcar Mobility Group is active in more than 140 countries, serving more than 9 million customers with its network of 3500 stations worldwide, comprised of its wholly-owned subsidiary as well as sites operated by franchisees and partners. The Europcar Mobility Group has an average fleet of more than 330,000 vehicles* and operates through multi brands, meeting every customer specific needs ; the Europcar brand being the N°1 brand in vehicle rental services in Europe.

The partnership is due to start on 30th September 2020, under the Europcar brand for the mutual servicing of self-drive customers in the respective network of each partner. Routes customers will be able to access Europcar’s car rental services directly from Routes’ website ( or directly at Europcar stations and will be able to book all-inclusive packages outside of Canada throughout the Europcar Worldwide Network. In the same way, Europcar customers will have access to Routes’ services through Europcar’s website ( or directly at Routes stations and will be able to rent a car with them when travelling to Canada.

Fabrizio Ruggiero, Deputy CEO, Europcar Mobility Group, commented:
We are proud to partner with Routes, which has an amazing entrepreneurial story in the North American car rental industry. We share with them a common vision of the quality of service that our customers deserve. We were seeking for a key partner in Canada, which has become a prime travel destination, in order to adequately complete our worldwide network of alliances and partners. Now, we are eager to start working with them, as we’re actively preparing our companies for the future ».

« Partnering with a strong global brand like Europcar will provide mutual benefit for both companies that will ensure the continued success and growth of both organizations » says Mr Hardeep Nagra, President of Routes Car Rental.

Hawaiian Airlines – 5 Interesting Places To Visit In Haleakala National Park, Maui

Hawaiian Airlines – 5 Interesting Places To Visit In Haleakala National Park, Maui

Haleakala National Park and Beautiful Hana!

From the volcanic slopes of Haleakala, to the luxury resorts of Kaanapali, "The Valley Isle" blends the charm of the past with modern-day-excitement. Haleakala National Park is home to Maui's highest peak of the same name. Haleakala means, "house of the sun." Visitors flock to the park to see the magnificent not-to-be-missed sunrise.

Plan your holiday to Hawaii by flying into Maui with Hawaiian Airlines.

Cliff Dive Ceremony
As sunset approaches, get a front-row seat for this ceremony at the Cliff Dive Grill overlooking the sea. As a lei-bedecked youth lights torches throughout the hotel, a narrator takes you back in time to the 18th century, when Maui’s King Kahekili proved his courage and prowess by making numerous dives from the adjacent 40-foot promontory called Puu Kekaa (Black Rock).

Maui Ocean Center
With outdoor touch pools, interactive displays and a 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit with more than 2,000 fishes, it’s no wonder Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku is one of the island’s most popular attractions. About 400,000 people visit this $20 million state-of-the-art marine park every year, learning about the endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles or browsing the largest collection of live coral in the U.S.

Maui Pineapple Tours
Although pineapple is native to Brazil and Paraguay, it has become a Hawaiian icon. At one time, it ranked with sugar as the backbone of the Islands’ economy; since its heyday in the 1930s, however, production has dwindled to just two islands — Oahu and Maui, where Maui Gold Pineapple Company grows a variety that has been lauded for its sweetness, low acidity and juicy flesh. A tour of the 1,500-acre plantation, on the slopes of Haleakala volcano, covers the history of pineapple, cultivation techniques and what’s done to prepare the fruit for shipping.

Kaanapali Beach
The jewel of Kaanapali, a 1,200-acre resort community in West Maui, is its beach. This sparkling white sand beach stretches for three miles, with easy access from all the oceanfront hotels and resorts in this area. There are kiosks along the beach that rent out surfboards and other ocean gear and open-air restaurants where you can enjoy the view with a cocktail. Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock,

La Perouse Bay
Named for the French explorer who mapped the southern cape of Maui, this bay — Keoneoio in Hawaiian — is the gateway to six miles of South Maui’s pristine coastline. The island’s most recent volcanic activity took place here, and the area includes historical remains of ancient Hawaiian fishing villages, heiau (Hawaiian temples), salt pans, unique anchialine pools, and native coastal plants. A pod of spinner dolphins frequent this bay, which is full of fish, green sea turtles, and other marine life. The snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and kayaking are exceptional here.