By Dian Hasan | May 27, 2009
Tag Archives: Travel Destination Marketing
By Dian Hasan | May 26, 2009
Prague: The City of 100 Spires
One of the most romantic cities in the world, with its ancient spires and cobbled streets, Prague is a lovers’ city.
Seville: The jewel in Andalucia’s crown
This beautiful Spanish city and her fine Moorish architecture has become a firm favorite with couples.
Venice: The City of Canals
Famous for her canals and romantic serenades on gondolas, Venice is the epitome of romance.
Rome: The Eternal City
From the Tiber River to the impressive Colosseum, there is surely none more romantic than the ancient city of Rome.
Paris: The City of Light
Stylish, sensual and sizzling with energy, it’s no surprise that Paris has topped every list ever compiled for romantic cities.
Florence: The Renaissance Stunner
An art lover’s paradise amid a magical setting, Florence has all the ingredients for some serious city loving.
Lisbon: Picturesque City by the Tagus
With horse-drawn carriages, cobbled streets and breathtaking scenery, Lisbon is a great choice for lovers.
New York: The Big Apple
NYC is one of the ultimate destinations for a romantic break. From Tiffany’s to the Empire State Building, the choice is yours.
Barcelona: Sparkling Catalan Gem
From stunning architecture to romantic candlelit dinners on Las Ramblas, Barcelona is made for romance.
Edinburgh: Scottish Beauty
Edinburgh Castle provides an impressive backdrop to a vibrant city that’s jam packed with romantic retreats.
Where to go green in style
green is not a new concept in the world of travel. For decades, resorts like Maho Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Turtle Island in Fiji have demonstrated that eco-awareness and sustainability can coexist with tourism. But in the past five years, the “eco” buzz has been amplified within the travel industry—and throughout popular culture as well.
“Being green has entered every part of many people’s lives, including travel,” says David Krantz, a coordinator with the Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development in Washington D.C. “Americans take their impact more seriously than ever before.” The result? Resort owners and developers around the world have tapped into the eco trend. Resorts such as the Black Rock Lodge in Belize and Ranweli Holiday Village in Sri Lanka are catering to the new ecotourism ethos through environmental conservation, light-on-the-land building techniques and the embracing of local culture at resorts. Sure to redefine eco architecture when it breaks ground in 2008, Star Island in the Bahamas is a private island resort being developed in a fully sustainable way using innovative technology and standards.
By Dian Hasan | May 18, 2009
Japan: the epitome of a surreal world, one that draws no parallel with any country in the world is a consistent image drawn by visitors who have always been captivated by the sheer difference from any country in the world.
This relates to its history of isolation. Breeding homogeneity and a single culture, with virtually zero contamination from the outside world. Only opening its “doors” and throwing its “tatami” (Japanese ubiquitous mat found in homes) welcome mat to the outside (read: Western) world in 1868. During the tumultuous Tokugawa regime, a period known as Meiji Restoration, with Admiral Perry’s historical visit that marked the beginning of Japan that has flourished into what it is today. Continue reading
By Dian Hasan | May 18, 2009
There are places that require very little introduction, as the mere notion conjures up images of a very distinctive identity. Prague is such a place.
The capital of Czech Republic lies in the heart of Europe, and its stunning setting of Prague Castle looming over shimmering medieval spires with Charles Bridge over the River Vltava is one of the most recognizable cities in Europe. Continue reading