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Taiwan is famed for the spectacular New Year's celebrations which take place in Taipei. On the evening of the 31st December, the capital lights up as people across the city  take to the streets to welcome in the New Year with an impressive fireworks display which lights up the famous 101 building, making Taipei 101 the largest New Year's Eve countdown clock in the world.

Central America is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Home to picture perfect coastlines, luscious rainforests and vibrant cities overflowing with history and culture the seven countries of the Central American region are a perfect holiday choice for couples celebrating Valentine's Day.

NSW boasts 2,000kms of coastline, dotted with chains of tropical and native bush islands, six of which offer island getaways with a unique twist.  Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said, “NSW offers travellers some of the most unique island holiday experiences in the world, including the chance to stay on two UNESCO's World Heritage- Listed islands - Lord Howe Island, home to the world's most southerly coral reef, and Cockatoo Island which houses some of Australia's most important convict sites.”

Dedicated yoga and transformational holiday specialist, Soulshine Retreats, is introducing Can Shui as the new venue for their 2017 Ibiza retreats. The six-night Pure Ibiza and Dive Deep yoga and meditation retreats will run from April to November. 2017 also sees the return of Soulshine Retreats' popular Snow Yoga & Ski Adventure in the French Alps. The trip combines the restorative benefits of yoga, meditation and massage, with the cardio and excitement of skiing or snowboarding.

Kailasha means 'Paradise of the Gods' and if you don't think the villa lives up to its name, let us convince you. Villa Kailasha is situated in Bali's fertile Tabanan region, away from the hustle and bustle of Bali's tourist traps. The villa charms effortlessly with its blend of modern and classic Balinese architecture, elegant interiors and fragrant tropical gardens. A blend of antique, modern and Dutch-colonial-inspired furnishings, colourful fabrics and prized artwork flank the villa's stylish contemporary-tropical interiors.

Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming it will operate non-stop flights from Perth to London using the 787-9 Dreamliner. The 14,498 kilometre service will be the first regular passenger service to directly link Australia with Europe when it begins in March 2018. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the history-making route would be a watershed for travel, tourism and trade.

The Caribbean must ensure issues of critical socioeconomic importance are firmly addressed with the U.S. Congress and the incoming administration, according to Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Troubetzkoy commented on this during her presentation on the impact on the tourism industry of de-risking and correspondent banking relationships at the 40th Annual Conference on the Caribbean and Central America in Miami, produced by the Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) organization.

Whether you're longing for peace and quiet after frantic Christmas festivities, or ready to party like it's 1995 – a destination escape over New Year's is always a good idea. The TTC family of travel brands has a great selection of European holidays which depart after Christmas Day and set you up for a New Year's you'll never forget! 

The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has announced its program of sumptuous festive season dining and family events for December 19 to January 8. General Manager Pieter van der Hoeven describes it as a “relaxed but elegant” Christmas program. “Forget the dress code, enjoy the culinary offerings. The kids will never be bored. They'll make new friends. Parents will have plenty of private time. It's a real 'feet in the sand' Christmas experience.”

The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism made a strong foray into the Los Angeles, California market last week. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty stated that the U.S. Virgin Islands has been encouraged by the number of visitors from the California market in recent years, and the Department was hoping to grow this market. "Last year we welcomed more than 31,000 stay-over visitors from California and we will focus on increasing these numbers by pursuing a more active presence on the West Coast," the Commissioner noted.

The National Park Service celebrated 100 years in 2016! You are invited to kick of the start of the second century by visiting a park in 2017. All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone over the following ten dates in 2017. Start planning now to include a park in your vacation.

Tourists to Morocco can have peace of mind when booking their visit through a travel agency in Morocco, knowing that the country’s Tourism Ministry is working with these companies every step of the way to assure consistent quality. The Morocco Ministry of Tourism is working to build a strong and attractive tourist offering. Part of that goal includes the structure of the MTPA is based largely on the quality of tourism services provided by tourism stakeholders throughout the tourism value chain.

The demands on tour guides have become increasingly sophisticated and specific, so the need for Morocco to sustain a dynamic tourism industry is dependent upon these ambassadors delivering competitive services to satisfy all tourists and meet their requirements for quality service. Tourism guides play a key role in the development and promotion of natural and cultural heritage of Morocco. These guides take on the role of being cultural ambassadors of the destination as they interact with tourists.

With the news that more children are turning into David Attenborough's Planet Earth II than the X-Factor* (frankly, you'd have had to be hiding like a baby iguana under the hot Galapagos sand to have missed it), family travel operator, Stubborn Mule has compiled what their top global wildlife experiences are, according to passenger feedback (parents and children).