New Maldives resort just 15 mins from international airport
SO/ Maldives is opening a luxury resort in the heart of the islands of Maldives. It’s been the talk of the town as it’s only 15 minutes away from an International airport. The resort lies within the Emboodhoo Lagoon, with access to the Male Velana International Airport via speedboat. This luxury opportunity upholds amazing experience for couples and families looking to unwind and relax in style. The resort has a variety of suites with the classic overwater villa being a key feature.
Boring Museums? Not in Japan!
One of Japan’s coolest museums recently reopened to public. teamLab’s digital art collective has an array of immersive art installations which operating using cutting-edge technology. International tourists are drawn to teamLab’s art exhibitions and museums for the awe-inspiring and memory making experiences. It’s a definite Must-Do!
Living life on the rails.
The world’s most famous train has just opened a brand new route. Crossing from Paris to Portofino, the 2 day journey won’t only give you an experience of a lifetime, it will also set you back $8,500 one way. The heritage and prestige onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has never seen the Ligurian coast in its lifetime. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience which should not be overlooked.
LAS VEGAS PASSES A CONTROVERSIAL NEW LAW
You can indulge in a lot of vices in Las Vegas but you can no longer stop on a strip pedestrian bridge or near escalators, elevators, or stairways connected to the bridges. Violating this new Las Vegas law, which bans stopping on foot bridges, overpasses, or pavement, may result in tourists facing substantial fines of up to US$1000 ($1600) or a potential six-month jail term.
NEW HIGH-SPEED RAIL SERVICES TO LINK TO MAJOR UK CITIES IN 2024
Currently, the average rail journey from Edinburgh to London takes around 5.5 hours, and some speedy trains can do it in just 4.5 hours. Hold onto your seats, though, because a thrilling route overhaul is in the works. Set to take just four hours and five minutes, the journey would be quicker than flying and is set to roll out by the end of 2024.
BALI TOURISM TAX 2024
From 14 February 2024, there will be a Tourist Fee for all international visitors to Indonesia (Bali), including children. The fee will help preserve the heritage of Bali, assist with moving towards a more sustainable tourism model, and improve safety, service and conveniences for tourists. The fee is IDR150,000 (approx. NZD$15.00) per person. This is a one time fee required to be paid prior to entry.