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Virgin Galactic teams up with NASA to develop 'high-Mach' aviation that could transport civilians

By | 2020-05-06T15:59:25+00:00 May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Virgin Galactic teams up with NASA to develop 'high-Mach' aircraft that could eventually transport civilians at supersonic speedsThe partnership will look to develop supersonic vehicles for civilian useVirgin Galactic and NASA say the vehicles will emphasize sustainability Previously Virgin Galactic said it was interested in reaching Mach 3 or Mach 5By James Pero For Dailymail.com Published: 11:59 EDT, 6 May 2020 | Updated: 11:59 EDT, 6 May 2020

Himalayas visible in parts of India for first time in 30 years after Covid-19 sees pollution fall

By | 2020-04-08T15:39:47+00:00 April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Himalayas are visible in parts of India 125 miles away for the first time in 30 years after coronavirus saw pollution levels drop across the countryThe Asian mountain range can now be seen more than 125 miles away in the Jalandhar district of PunjabResidents say the air has cleared because of the country's 21-day lockdown, which was imposed on March 24They flocked to social media and posted pictures of the snow-topped mountains taken from their rooftopsBy Alice Cachia For Mailonline Published: 07:44 EDT, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 11:39 EDT, 8 April 2020

A wet winter has seen Britain's otter population flourish and they are raiding fishponds 

By | 2020-03-30T11:53:42+00:00 March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A wet winter has seen Britain's otter population flourish and they are raiding people's gardens and eating their fishOtters were a common sight across the United Kingdom back in the 1950sHowever, their numbers dwindled around 1970–80 due to pesticide usageNow these chemicals are banned and otters are protected, numbers are risingWinter rainfall has filled in ditches, allowing the mammals to travel more easilyBy Ian Randall For Mailonline Published: 07:37 EDT, 30 March 2020 | Updated: 07:53 EDT, 30 March 2020

Past Theme Park Guests Post Disney Experiences for Others to Enjoy Virtually

By | 2020-03-26T12:13:00+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

While Disney theme parks may be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they can still bring joy to the public with virtual experiences that families and individuals can enjoy from the comfort of their homes. Although the Disney parks are not currently providing official virtual tours, former guests are uploading video recordings of their own experiences for their fellow Disney-lovers’ viewing pleasure. Through these videos, many people stuck at home are learning the value of living vicariously through others. [embedded content] A quick search will provide plenty of ride-through videos taken at some of Disney’s most popular attractions. Thrill-seekers can stay dry while still enjoying the fun of Splash Mountain and then experience the rush of Space Mountain. Meanwhile, kids can see their favorite characters through footage of Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disneyland and Frozen Ever After at Epcot. [embedded content] While it is not the same as experiencing the Happiest Place on Earth in person, it offers a nice reprieve from the monotony of day-to-day life confined to the house. In fact, many people have taken to using virtual experiences in order to avoid contracting both the novel coronavirus and cabin fever. The fun doesn’t have to stop there either. Video-sharing websites like YouTube are full of ride-through videos from theme parks around the world. From the classic film-based rides of Universal Studios to the thrilling rollercoasters of Six Flags, amusement park-lovers can enjoy their favorite rides from their own couches. [embedded content]

When the coronavirus crisis is over there's going to be a stampede of bookings – so get in early

By | 2020-03-23T21:22:06+00:00 March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Blue sky thinking: When the coronavirus crisis is over there’s going to be a stampede of bookings - so get in early and you might not even need to pay a depositOn a trip to Central Asia, you could enjoy the countries of Georgia and Armenia  There is a deposit-free deal for an 11-day Inca highlights tour from Lima to La PazEthiopia's Simien Mountains are brilliant for hiking, thanks to rugged landscapeCoronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?By T.d. Isacke For The Daily Mail Published: 08:33 EDT, 21 March 2020 | Updated: 18:22 EDT, 23 March 2020

Bag a bargain British break and socially isolate in style during coronavirus crisis

By | 2020-03-21T15:43:09+00:00 March 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Suite treat retreats: British hotels are desperate for bookings - so why not bag a bargain in a top-class room?British hotels are offering discounts of as much as 50 per cent - and moreStay in a big, airy room, with room service ordered to avoid dining roomsBeleaguered hoteliers will be happy to see you - even if you socially distanceBy Kate Johnson For The Daily Mail Published: 08:53 EDT, 21 March 2020 | Updated: 12:43 EDT, 21 March 2020

Singapore, Osaka and Hong Kong are the most expensive cities in 2020, and Damascus is cheapest 

By | 2020-03-17T23:09:25+00:00 March 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Revealed: Singapore, Osaka and Hong Kong are the world's most expensive cities in 2020, while Syrian capital Damascus is the cheapestResearchers looked at the prices of 160 items in 133 cities around the worldOther costly cities include New York, Paris, Zurich, Tel Aviv and Los AngelesThe cheapest cities in the world are Almaty, Tashkent, Buenos Aires and KarachiBy Jennifer Newton for MailOnline Published: 20:01 EDT, 17 March 2020 | Updated: 20:09 EDT, 17 March 2020

Winning and shortlisted entries in a photography contest honouring the UK's national parks 

By | 2020-03-13T20:40:25+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The astonishing winning and shortlisted images in a photography contest honouring the UK's national parksThe competition saw 1,700 stunning images submitted that were all snapped in the UK's 15 national parks The dramatic winning shot shows a rare osprey swooping in on its prey in the Cairngorms National ParkShortlisted entries snapped in Wales include a picture of a greedy puffin and a shot of the Brecon Beacons By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline Published: 07:26 EDT, 13 March 2020 | Updated: 17:40 EDT, 13 March 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Expands Global Reach in 2019

By | 2020-03-10T14:57:00+00:00 March 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hilton Garden Inn experienced a stellar year in 2019. Not only did the upscale hotel brand introduce 48 new properties, but it also debuted in nine new countries. Of these nine new locations, Hilton Garden Inn was the first of any Hilton brand to open in Botswana, Latvia, Lithuania, Eswatini and Uganda. Some of these new lodgings include: Hilton Garden Inn Kampala Kira Road, the Hilton’s first hotel in Uganda. Guests can travel off the premises to explore the Uganda Museum, the Acacia Shopping Mall, Uganda Golf Club and Independence Park. Hilton Garden Inn Mbabane, the Hilton’s first hotel in Kingdom of Eswatini. This hotel inhabits Eswatini’s iconic building, the “Ship Out of the Ocean,” which sports an ultramodern design. Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb – Radnicka, the Hilton’s first property in Croatia. Located in the center of one of the country’s main cultural hubs, the hotel is within walking distance of the Croatian National Theatre, the Botanical Gardens and the Art Pavilion. Hilton Garden Inn Riga Old Town, the Hilton’s first property in Latvia. The hotel is located only minutes away from the grand building of the Riga Cathedral and House of the Blackheads. Hilton Garden Inn also saw steady expansion in the U.S., as more than half of the brand’s new 2019 properties opened in the states. The brand also expanded its on-property Garden Grille & Bar concept, in which a full-service restaurant and bar serve cooked-to-order dishes, sharable small plates, handcrafted cocktails and craft beers. There are now almost 600 Garden Grille & Bar locations across the country. The brand has also partnered with actress Judy Greer to create a new specialty cocktail, Judy’s Garden Gin, which can be found on all Garden Grille & Bar menus. As for 2020, Hilton Garden Inn continues to grow with anticipated opening all over the world. Some of these new upcoming hotels include Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands, Hilton Garden Inn Suva, Hilton Garden Inn Albany, Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao, Hilton Garden Inn Fremont in California and Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront.

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