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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, or VSOE, is a private luxury train service from London to Venice that is popularly referred to as the Orient Express, its historic namesake.
  • Dubai Eye | Ain Dubai. - World's largest and tallest (250 m (820 ft)) observation wheel located on Bluewaters Island, near the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, or VSOE, is a private luxury train service from London to Venice that is popularly referred to as the Orient Express, its historic namesake.
  • Aquatica Water Park, 5800 Waterplay Way, Orlando, Florida 32821, U.S.A.
  • Fancourt Golf Resort, Montagu Street, Blanco, George, 6529, South Africa.
  • Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil.
  • NetJets private business jet fleet.
  • Singapore Changi Airport is voted the World's Best Airport 2013.
  • 'I spent 5 hours in the World's Best Airport and didn't mind the wait.'
  • Emirates' lounges at Dubai Airport.
  • The Wing is Cathay Pacific’s flagship lounge at the Hong Kong International Airport.
  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China.
  • The Mile High Club.
  • Concierge & hospitality services.
  • Quintessentially - Luxury Lifestyle Management & Concierge Services.
  • MS Oasis of the Seas.
  • Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.
  • Galena Street in downtown ski resort Aspen, Colorado, U.S.A.
  • Yuyuan Garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China.
  • Gardens of Versailles, Château of Versailles, Versailles, France.
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Ahu Akivi moai that face the ocean in Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile.
  • Redwood National & State Parks, Humboldt County & Del Norte County, California, U.S.A.
  • The restaurant car of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express.
  • Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200.
  • Saint-Tropez - in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France.
  • Pampelonne Beach, 83350 Ramatuelle, France.
  • Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  • Travel books & guides.
  • Giraffes being fed by visitors in the West Midland Safari Park, England, U.K.
  • Stockholm Tunnelbana, Sweden.
  • Principality of Monaco.
  • Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Place du Casino, Monte-Carlo, 98000 Monaco.
  • InterContinental Carlton Hotel, 58 La Croisette, 06414 Cannes, France.
  • Hotel Byblos, 20 Avenue Paul Signac, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France.
  • The Bahamas.
  • Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Travel & Holiday Resources | Cruise Lines and Ships

"To travel is to live!" - Hans Christian Andersen.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain.

"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see." - G.K. Chesterton.

"Never lose the urge to walk, if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right." - Søren Kierkegaard.


Super First Class:
The new Super First Class Cabins comprises of your own enclosed cabin complete with 6ft 7ins bed, leather interior, wash unit, 23-inch tv, inbuilt massager, a specially prepared menu and champagne and room service (offered only by: Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Emirates).

First Class:
Generally the most expensive and most comfortable accommodations available. Usually refers to a limited number (rarely more than 16) of seats or cabins located in the front of the aircraft which are notable for their comfort, service and privacy.

Business Class:
High quality, traditionally purchased by business travellers (sometimes called executive class).

Premium Economy Class:
Slightly better Economy Class seating (greater distance between rows of seats; the seats themselves may or may not be wider than regular economy class).

Economy Class:
(Also known as coach class or travel class - or 'monkey class'), basic accommodation, commonly purchased by leisure travellers.

"Some people TRAVEL on business, some in search of health, but it is neither the sickly nor the men of affairs who fill the Grand Hotels. It is those who travel 'for pleasure', as the phrase goes. What Epicurus, who never travelled, except when he was banished, sought in his own garden, tourists seek abroad.

And do they find their happiness? Those who frequent the places where they resort must often find this question, with a tentative answer in the negative, fairly forced upon them. For tourists are, in the main, a very glommy-looking tribe. One usually sees much brighter faces at a funeral than in the Piazza San Marco. One wonders why they go abroad.

The fact is that very few travellers like travelling. If they go to the trouble and expense of travelling, it is not so much from curiosity, for fun, or because they like to see things beautiful and strange, as out of a kind of snobbery. People travel for the same reason as they collect works of art: because the best people do it. To have been to certain spots on the earth's surface is socially correct; and having been there, one is superior to those who have not.

To justify this snobbery, a series of myths has gradually been elaborated. The places which it is socially smart to have visited are aureoled with glamour, till they are made to appear, for those who have not been there, like so many fabled Babylons and Bagdads.

The genuine Traveller, on the other hand, is so much interested in real things that he does not find it necessary to believe in fables. He is insatiably curious, he loves what is unfamiliar for the sake of its unfamiliarity, he takes pleasure in every manifistation of beauty." - Aldous Huxley.

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  • 23 Best Travel Gadgets That'll Make Your Next Trip Even Better - "For more organized, manageable, and unforgettable adventures."
  • Airline Frequent-Flyer & Loyalty Programs
  • IAPA | International Airline Passengers Association.
  • AIRLINE ALLIANCE - Wikipedia.
  • AIRPORT LOUNGE - Wikipedia.
  • FlyerTalk - the world's most popular frequent flyer community. An interactive community that provides up-to-date information on travel-related loyalty reward programs. It's the hub that brings everyone together - from leisure travelers to mileage junkies - to converse about programs, get the latest program buzz or discuss how to maximize points or miles.
  • List of frequent flyer programs - Wikipedia.
  • LOYALTY PROGRAM - Wikipedia.
  • One Mile at a Time - "Beginners Guide To Miles & Points: What’s The Point?"
  • - " helps you get the most from your loyalty programs - from your airline frequent flyer miles to your hotel points, from your credit card rewards to your gas and drugstore cards."
  • The Points Guy - "Maximize Your Frequent Flyer Miles & Travel Points."
    • American Airlines AAdvantage - "Frequent Flyer Miles. Travel Awards." Voted best airline affinity program in the Americas by FlyerTalk members. American also won for best airline program benefit.
    • British Airways Executive Club - "Seven million Members know the benefits of belonging." Joining the Executive Club is free for everyone and the benefits start the minute you become a Member. You can collect Avios, the Club’s currency, every time you travel with us and our oneworld airline partners.
    • Delta Skymiles - "Get up in the air with Delta's frequent flyer program, Delta SkyMiles. Manage your account, earn miles and redeem reward points. Go farther."
    • EXPERT FLYER - "Empowering the frequent flyer." Designed to meet the needs of the frequent flyer, the airline mileage program "elite tier" passengers, professional travel managers, and the occasional air traveler looking for the best values.
    • IAPA | INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE PASSENGERS ASSOCIATION - "Frequent Flyers count on us." Provides travel insurance, seating plans & other planning tools for all travelers. Over 300,000 frequent business travelers in 175 countries already enjoy the many benefits that IAPA membership brings.
    • Jet Airways JetPrivilege - JetPrivilege is Jet Airways' global frequent flyer programme in which members have access to unique privileges across five membership tiers: Blue, Blue Plus, Silver, Gold and the exclusive Platinum. If you are a member of frequent flyer program with Jet Airways, you qualify for online account access, additional baggage allowance, tele check-in, web check-in, and much more.
    • KVS AVAILABILITY TOOL - "The most powerful Tool for frequent flyers since 2004." Global flight availability, award availability, fares, timetables, seat maps.
    • ONEWORLD - the third largest airline alliance in the world. Founded in 1999 by American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Canadian Airlines and Qantas Airways. "Choosing to fly with oneworld has never been so rewarding for frequent flyers. Because as a member of a oneworld airline's frequent flyer programme, you earn credits towards your tier status every time you travel on an eligible oneworld flight."
    • Priority Pass - "The world’s largest independent airport lounge access program." Membership offers great value for money and allows you to use any of 700 airport lounges whenever you travel.
    • SKYTEAM - "One program has you covered." The second largest airline alliance in the world partnering eleven carriers from four continents.
    • STAR ALLIANCE - founded in 1997. "The Way the World Connects." The world's first and largest airline alliance. As the world's first airline alliance, we work behind the scenes to constantly improve your travel experience. Bringing you benefits to make your journey smoother and more relaxing. Extending our network to fly to new places where you’ll do business tomorrow. And creating ways to earn and redeem your miles, including our Star Alliance Upgrade Awards.
    Airport Lounges
  • Dubai Airport Lounges: Emirates.
  • AIRPORT ANGEL - "Airports are often perceived as a frenetic element of a journey, frequently thought of as noisy, busy, hectic and stressful places. Our Airport Lounge service aims to diminish some of this stress by offering somewhere away from the hustle and bustle to wait and relax before boarding a plane."
  • AIRPORT LOUNGE - Wikipedia.
  • PRIORITY PASS - "Priority Pass is the world’s largest independent airport lounge access program. Membership offers great value for money and allows you to use any of 700 airport lounges (300 cities, 100 countries) whenever you travel."
    • American Airlines Admirals Club, Miami International Airport, Concourse D, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
    • Admirals Club Lounge - "Within the airport, a quiet, relaxing oasis awaits you." American Airlines, Miami International Airport, FL, U.S.A.
    • ALASKA AIRLINES BOARD ROOM - Sea-Tac Airport International Airport, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
    • ASIANA LOUNGE - Incheon International Airport, Seoul, Incheon, South Korea.
    • Clubhouse - Virgin Atlantic, Heathrow Airport, London, U.K.
    • Diamond First Class lounge - Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
    • The Dilmun Lounge at Bahrain International Airport.
    • DILMUN LOUNGE - Bahrain International Airport. "The multi-awarded Dilmun Lounge which is also operated by BAS, offers an oasis of relaxation to premium-class passengers and has achieved numerous awards among them being the highly prestigious “Lounge of the Year - Middle East & Africa” award for the past six consecutive years."
    • Dubai Airport Lounges - Emirates, Dubai International Airport, Dubai, U.A.E.
    • FINNAIR LOUNGE - Terminal 2, Helsinki, Finland. Priority Pass Lounge of the Year 2011.
    • Galleries Lounge - British Airways, Heathrow Airport, London, U.K.
    • JFK Clubhouse, Virgin Atlantic, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 4, New York, U.S.A.
    • JFK Clubhouse - Virgin Atlantic, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 4, New York, U.S.A.
    • l´Espace PremiÈre Lounge - Air France, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France.
    • Millennium Lounge - Istanbul Ataturk International, Turkey, Turkey.
    • Premium Lounge - Lufthansa, John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY, U.S.A.
    • Red Carpet Club Lounge - United Airlines, San Francisco International, CA, U.S.A.
    • SilverKris Lounge at Singapore Changi International Airport.
    • SilverKris Lounge - Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore. "Whether you just want to relax over a drink or attend to urgent business before you begin your journey, you can enjoy world-class comfort and service in our SilverKris Lounges at Singapore Changi International Airport."
    • SUMAQ VIP LOUNGE & BUSINESS CENTER LOUNGE - Jorge Chávez International Airport, Callao, Lima Peru. Priority Pass Lounge of the Year 2010.
    • The Swiss Lounge at Basel-Mulhouse EuroAirport, Saint-Louis, France.
    • Swiss Lounge - at Basel-Mulhouse EuroAirport, Saint-Louis, France.
    • Terraces Lounge - British Airways, John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY, U.S.A.
    • The Private Room, Singapore Airlines, Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport.
    • The Private Room - Singapore Airlines, Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport. Meant for Singapore Airlines Suites and First Class passengers.
    • Cathay Pacific,'s Wing Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport.
    • The Wing Lounge - "The World’s Most Exclusive Balcony." Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong.
    Booking Services
  • AIRFAREWATCHDOG - since 2009. "Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets & Deals." Airfare deals & money-saving tips from our airfare experts. Get Lowest Fares and Top Hotel Picks.
  • BOOKING.COM - "Book at over 531,360 hotels worldwide online."
  • CLASSIC VACATIONS - "Defining Luxury Travel. The #1 rated vacation company by luxury travel agents."
  • ELEGANT RESORTS - "Beyond Luxury". Specialists in the field of luxury holiday travel: creating luxury, tailor-made holidays to hotels, villas and resorts in numerous, diverse locations around the world.
  • ELITE LUXURY TRAVEL - "For the discerning traveler." Specializes in luxury resort vacations in Europe, Central America and the U.S.
  • EXPEDIA - Internet-based travel reservation website based in the US with localized sites for 20 countries: airline tickets, hotels, car rental, airfares, vacations and rewards programs.
  • GOOGLE FLIGHT SEARCH - online flight booking service which facilitates the purchase of airline tickets through third party suppliers.
  • HOTEL CLUB - worldwide hotel booking service. Discount hotels worldwide. Fast secure access to over 60,000 hotels in 134 countries!
  • HOTELS.COM - "Over 200,000 Hotels Worldwide. Book Now & Save up to 50%." Leading provider of hotel accommodations worldwide. Deals and discounts for hotel reservations from luxury hotels to budget accomodations.
  • HOTWIRE.COM - discount airfare, hotel reservations, car rentals, vacation packes and cruises.
  • JETSETTER - get access to the world's greatest vacations at insider prices. Provides members with insider access, expert knowledge, and exclusive deals on the world's greatest vacations.
  • LASTMINUTE.COM.AU - last minute accomodation, flights and holidays. Save up to 70%.
  • MOMONDO - travel search engine for low cost and cheap airline tickets.
  • MY VOUCHER CODES - "UK's #1 Voucher & Deals Website. Never Pay Full Price Again! Select a retailer for Hotels and Accommodation from the list below to check for the latest discount and save money whenever you shop online."
  • ORBITZ - leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products: airline tickets, cheap hotels, car rentals, vacations and cruises.
  • Overseas Attractions - "We Get To The Point." Cheap Tour Deals & Activities. Find tour deals, attraction tickets, and travel packages for a special price. We'll show you the most popular, strange, and unique tourist attractions around the world.
  • Parnassus Travel Group - 'Unparalleled connections deliver exceptional possibilities across the globe'. Creating bespoke, tailor-made luxury holidays for discerning clients in all four corners of the world. We have a team of dedicated travel specialists who have up to date information and first-hand experience of their specialist areas. We provide exceptional attention to detail, to ensure that our clients have unique and unforgettable experiences.
  • SKOOSH HOTELS - hotel booking and reviews. "The search for your perfect hotel starts here." " offers significant savings on all sorts of hotel bookings across the world, and regularly undercuts, and by as much as 50%" (Times Online).
  • TABLET HOTELS - "Unique Hotels for Global Nomads." Members receive exclusive access to our weekly Private Sale featuring dramatically reduced hotel rates at Tablet hotels all over the world. Over 1,800 hand-picked hotels all over the world. The lowest rates available anywhere - guaranteed. No booking fees. Rewards program.
  • THOMAS COOK - book holidays, hotels, city breaks and cruise deals.
  • Travel Zoo - "Compare Multiple Travel Sites in One Search." The Deal Experts. Intelligent travel search powered by 3,708,963 user ratings. Used by over 27 million travelers to find discount airfare.
  • TRIVAGO - "714,409 Hotels From 202 Websites." The world's #1 hotel search. Compare 100's of sites to find the best hotel at the best rate. Read reviews, compare prices and find hotel deals.
  • VACATION OUTLET - travel deals, vacation discounts, cruise vacations.
  • VENERE.COM - hotels, apartments and b&b accomodation worldwide. 575,000 unbiased hotel reviews from luxury to cheap hotels.
  • VOYAGE PRIVÉ - the world's leading by invitation-only travel site. Membership is free. "Each week, we carefully hand select and negotiate the most exclusive, high-end travel deals for our members - at prices of up to 75% off."
  • WORLD EXECUTIVE - hotel and city guides for hotel reservations, travel advice, flights, car rentals.
  • WORLDHOTELS - book luxury 4, 5 star hotels, resorts at best prices.
    Business Jets & Helicopter Charter Services
  • Gulfstream G650 interior.
  • Air Charter - Wikipedia.
  • Air Taxi - Wikipedia.
  • Danish Airport is Best for Business - European Business Air News.
  • Fractional ownership of aircraft - Wikipedia.
  • How to Charter a Private Jet (Without Breaking the Bank) - Men's Journal.
  • Jetpooling - Wikipedia.
  • Private Jet Charter Primer - Gentleman's Gazette.
  • The Most Outrageous Requests Celebrities Have Made on Private Jets - Travel + Leisure.
  • Thirty Amazing Facts About Private Jets - Forbes.
  • 'Uber for private jets' launches on-demand service between London and Europe - The Telegraph.
    • ACS | Air Charter Service - "Founded in 1990 in London, ACS now arranges around 6500 charter contracts per year with clients ranging from private individuals, to some of the world's largest corporations, governments as well as Royalty and some of the world's best known celebrities."
    • AerCap - global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance. With $45 billion of assets, AerCap is funded by a robust long-term capital structure that produces industry-leading profitability. The AerCap fleet of modern fuel-efficient aircraft, one of the largest in the world, provides our customers with scope for improved operational efficiency and profitability. With increased demand for global air transportation, our modern fleet profile and extensive portfolio of valued customers, we are a driving force in the industry.
    • AIR CHARTER - since 1985. "Air Charter, Perfected." A leader in private jet charter since 1996, provides innovative Air Charter Services solutions to a worldwide audience of discerning traveler’s charter flights. Our state of the art online reservation system offers easy access to more than 9,000 aircrafts in the best positioned areas for your travel, for over 18,000 airports worldwide and a network of Wyvern and ARG/US safety-checked operators.
    • AIR CHARTER GUIDE - "The Air Charter Industry's Trusted Information Source Since 1986." Lists charter operators and charter brokers who can help you arrange charter trips to major destinations all over the world, from New York to London to Tokyo, and all points in between.
    • AIR CHARTER INTERNATIONAL - since 1994. Provides efficient charter and wet lease solutions to a varied client base including airlines, governments, NGO's, corporations, finance and banks, cargo agents, courier companies, medical and aid organizations, media, and freight forwarders.
    • ANTONOV AN-225 Mriya - world's largest cargo airplane. Available for charter.
    • ATXA | AIR TAXI ASSOCIATION - since 2007. Organization of next-generation air taxi providers that offer direct, on-demand flight service at business airline prices.
    • AZUR HELICOPTER - "Escorts you all year long during your transfers from the Alpes to the French Riviera. Our team based in Lyon, Cannes, Nice, Saint Tropez as well as Courchevel and Val Thorens during the winter, insures a quality and tailor made service."
    • BLUESTAR JETS - since 2001. "Any jet. Any time. Any place." We offer flexible access to over 4,000 aircraft - from helicopters to jumbo jets - with as little as four hours notice.
    • CELESTIAL JETS - provides a full spectrum of private aviation services for people who cannot afford to waste time. Celestial Jets provides private jet charter flights to nearly every destination in the world.
    • Central Jet Charter - is all about integrity and taking care of our clients. We will do what ever the client wants to make sure it is the best trip with the best Private jet.
    • Chapman Freeborn - "The Global Aircraft Charter Specialists." Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has four decades of experience providing specialised air charter solutions for both passenger and cargo movements. With more than 30 offices strategically located across 6 continents, our global coverage is unparalleled.
    • Charter Fleet International - since 2010, Providing private air transportation, aircraft charter, aircraft management and maintenance services to individuals, companies, and groups that require the flexibility that private charter affords.
    • Desert Jet - "Private Jet Travel - Your Way." Provides private jet charter flights and aircraft management services in Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs. Full-service aviation management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring, operating and generating revenue using private jet aircraft, and offers on-demand charters in its fleet of jet aircraft. Our services enable aircraft owners to offset their costs of ownership and allow travelers to fly via private jet without having to own an aircraft.
    • Diamond Jets - since 2003. "Private Jet Charter and Luxury Jet Hire."
    • DRAGON FLY - since 2004. "Fly wherever whenever you wish." Executive Air Charter. The company provides a highly efficient service to travellers who wish to avoid the tedium of travel on Britain's congested roads and inefficient railways.
    • ELITE JET - offer VIP charter services in 2005. We provide services to heads of state, government delegations, celebrities, sports teams, corporates and individuals who require their travel to be tailor-made and luxurious. Based in South Africa.
    • Elite Jet - "From air taxi to VIP airliners." For clients wishing to charter an aircraft for 1 to 580 passengers. You dictate your required schedule and routing, the EliteJet team will do the rest. Based in the U.K.
    • ElJet - "Elegant, Elevated, ElJet." Private jet charter, best private jet rental.
    • EXECUJET AVIATION GROUP - since 1991. Global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of tailored aviation services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management, executive aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions consulting and fixed base operations. Based in Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Executive Charter Services - "Executive Charter Services (ECS) is an exclusive private jet charter company that provides flexible travel alternatives to discerning clientele worldwide. We offer the ultimate travel solution for those who value safety, privacy and time."
    • FLEXJET BY BOMBARDIER - fractional aircraft ownership, jet cards, whole aircraft management and ownership, on-demand charter brokerage services.
    • GOODWILL - "L'aviation sur mesure." Better. Faster. Higher. Private jet chartering. Based in Paris, France.
    • GSTAAD AIR - provides clients the latest most luxurious Private Jets and Helicopters with high level of Air Charter Service first class flying experience Switzerland.
    • HELI AIR MONACO - since 1976. Helicopter service on the French Riviera: Monaco, Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, excursions & charter.
    • JET BIRD - since 2009. JetBird offer a point-to-point, on demand private jet service in Europe.
    • JETCHARTERS.COM - "Worldwide Air Charter Marketplace." Book private jet charters and air charter flights.
    • JetOptions Private Jets - leading provider of on-demand private jet charter services worldwide. We operate in all time zones 24/7 365 days a year, with offices in Dallas, Texas, Malibu, California and Miami, Florida. Our specialist can quote, dispatch and provide concierge services for your jet charter flight all within 2 hours OR LESS.
    • - "At 'The sky is yours.' Come experience being part of our family! We welcome you on your next trip to have the opportunity to fly with the operators that has aligned with so you can truly enjoy a seamless, flawless and most luxurious private jet experience of your life. Please contact Matt at 347.782.6033 or"
    • JumpJet - "Fly In A Private Jet For the Price of Your Favorite Airline." Jumpjet is the first and only private jet membership club offering leisure and business travelers a new way to fly for the approximate cost of first class airfare.
    • JumpSeat - "Fly with like minded travelers." Private jet sharing. Substantially offset your cost through our innovative jet sharing programs. Fly on your own terms, set your own schedule, select your own jets.
    • Las Vegas Jet Charter - "Offers Prestige Worldwide Charter Airline Services."
    • Liberty Jet - "Service Beyond Expectations." FAA licensed air carrier, has become a leader in the private jet travel industry. We are able to offer superior jet charter service across America and throughout the world.
    • LUXURY-AIR - "Exceptional Service to Satisfy Every Discerning Need." With Luxury Air, your flight can originate almost anywhere in the continental USA. We can land and take-off from most small airports and have the ability to originate flights from all the major airports across the US, Canada, Central and South America. One of our specialties is handling your complete pet travel needs.
    • Luxury Aircraft Solutions - "We're here for all your private jet & aircraft charter needs. We are an aviation organization specializing in jet charter flights, aircraft sales, plane charters, aircraft management, in-flight catering, and aircraft delivery services. As one of the leading aviation organizations, we supply aircraft for all types of clientele ranging from private individuals to Fortune 500 companies."
    • MARQUIS JET CARD - "This holiday season, count on NetJets to make every moment special. The Marquis Jet Card gives you easy, on-demand access to a jet, with direct flights to 3,000 airports nationwide. Simply prepay for 25 hours of flight time on the plane of your choice1, then renew or walk away when your hours are up."
    • NETJETS - established in 1964. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. "NetJets is the world leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that includes fractional ownership, jet cards, aircraft management and charter." NetJets manages more aircraft than all other fractional aircraft companies combined.
    • OneSky Jets - "We’ve created something special: a private jet alternative that offers the peace of mind and reliability of fractional ownership with the flexibility, simplicity and choice of private jet charter."
    • OPENSKIES - since 2008. Unique airline operating direct Business Class flights between Paris (Orly Sud), New York (Kennedy and Newark) and Amsterdam (Schipol) at very competitive rates.
    • Oxygen Aviation - "A global leader in Private Jet Travel." Since 2005 Oxygen Aviation has stood for the very best in private jet travel. By consistently providing a first-class customer experience Oxygen Aviation has become a dominant global player in the Private Jet market. Based in the U.K.
    • Paramount Businessjets - "Jet smart. Rule your world." Access any Size Jet, Anywhere in the World, At a Moment's Notice. A Global Private Jet Charter Service Built on Trust and Transparency.
    • PENTASTAR AVIATION - since 1964. "When choosing Pentastar Aviation for your private jet charter services, you are gaining valuable business tools. For nearly 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has delivered unparalleled travel and support services to the private jet charter industry in order to help get the most value from your corporate jet, or chartered business trips."
    • Presidential Aviation - "Presidential Aviation is an industry-leading boutique Aircraft Management, Aircraft Maintenance and Private Jet Charter company dedicated to providing the highest quality of personalized service to our discerning private jet owners and private jet charter clientele. The company also offers luxury private jet vacations to worldwide destinations."
    • Prestige Jets - "Private Jet Hire For Business & Leisure." We have access to the whole air charter market; over 5,000 luxury private jets available. We offer a completely luxurious, professional & confidential service. We only use aircraft operators who hold a valid AOC and are regulated by UK CAA. Our luxury private jets are second to none in terms of comfort and elegance. Travel in style. Our charter experts are available 24/7, 365 days of the year. We offer a simple booking process with fully inclusive price. No hidden extras.
    • Private Fly - "We deliver the lowest prices on the safest private jets." Global booking service for private jet charter and private aircraft hire. Launched in 2007, is the fastest growing private aviation company in Europe, combining award-winning booking technology with a dedicated 24/7 team of private aviation experts.
    • PRIVATE JET CLUB - "The Jetpooling Community." Website where private jet travelers can find listings of popular private jet routes from a range of charter companies. Website visitors also have the opportunity to connect with other private jet travelers interested similar flights who wish to "jetpool" and share the costs of a particular private jet flight.
    • PRIVATEJETS.COM - online charter marketplace brought to you by Sentient Jet, the largest arranger of private air charter in the U.S. Sentient was founded in 1999 and has over ten years of leadership and experience in private aviation. was created to provide a comprehensive online resource for all types of private jet travelers.
    • PRIVÉ JETS - founded in 2007. Leading provider of global private aviation and jet charter travel. We specialize in both leisure and corporate jet travel, and have a dedicated team of highly trained travel consultants and affiliates around the world available 24/7 to ensure a personalized, enhanced experience for every client we serve. At Privé Jets, we offer access to more than 6,000 aircraft and 50,000 airports worldwide, giving you the choice and convenience you need from a private aviation provider.
    • QA JETS - independent fleet management company for private & corporate jets for global charter based in London.
    • Royal Jet - since 2004. Award-winning international luxury flight services provider headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
    • SAG | SKYNET AVIATION GROUP - worldwide private aircraft provider with a network offering close to 400 different types of aircraft with thousands positioned globally, including helicopters and turbo-props, small, medium, heavy and jumbo jets as well as Air Cargo and Air Medical Transportation aircraft. We've created a unique business model which unites thousands of private aircraft owners and operators from all over the world into a cohesive and private network, providing our clients with access to the finest, safest and most luxurious private business jets and air cargo/medical aircraft.
    • Sentient Jet - "The Ultimate in Jet Travel." Sentient Jet has been providing the utmost service, quality and safety in private aviation since 1999. As the inventor of the jet card, Sentient offers the most sensible, intelligent choice in private aviation with hourly rates 10 – 30% lower than other national programs. The Sentient Jet 25-Hour Card is a sophisticated, flexible alternative to owning a jet, fractional jet ownership and other jet card providers. Our Client Management Team is available 24/7 to assist you with your travel needs, ensuring you have the very best experience and receive the most value from your jet card.
    • STA JETS - headquartered at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, specializes in executive charters, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions. With a diverse fleet of aircraft and superior flight crews, we offer a travel experience above and beyond the rest along with topflight support services.
    • Stratos Jet Charter Services - "Luxury private jet charter flights arranged to meet the demands of your schedule." Stratos Jet Charters clients are afforded the flexibility of choosing among many different aircraft for their personalized charter flights. With access to over 5,000 aircraft that meet the most rigorous standards of air charter safety, Stratos Jet Charters provides the highest level of aircraft flexibility and guarantees a private charter aircraft with as little as twelve hours notice.
    • SWISS HELICOPTER - 40 modern helicopters at 13 locations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
    • UNIVERSAL JET - "Global Leader in the private aviation industry since 1995. We have been the charter choice of Captains and Leaders of Industry as well as Hollywood’s most demanding personalities. Enjoy the Seamless, Turnkey On-Demand charter service that Universal Jet provides from anywhere to anywhere. Some of our existing clientele include: Royal Family members, former United States Presidents, A-List celebrities, athletes and others."
    • US JETWAYS - offers on-demand jet charter flight worldwide, any aircraft size, paid trip-by-trip with no commitment, no maintenance calls, no strings, taxes included.
    • V1 PRIVATE JETS - offers luxury-minded and high-profile clientele on-demand private jet charter services for both domestic and international travel. Our comprehensive suite of jet charter and concierge services means you won't have to look anywhere else for all of your travel arrangement needs. From ground transportation bookings to dinner reservations, no request is too big or too small for our privileged clients.
    • Wheels Up - "Wheels Up has developed proprietary cutting-edge applications that make travel simpler and give you control, while providing the ability to further reduce flying costs. Your Wheels Up membership gives you access to Wheels Down: an exclusive lifestyle and events service. We'll take you to the most in-demand events throughout the year - in the worlds of sports, music, art, entertainment, and business - and we'll ensure your interactions exceed your every expectation."
    City Passes & Travel Cards
  • CityPASS.
  • CityPASS - launched in 1997. "Up to 50% Off combined prices for admission to must-see attractions." Available in 11 North American destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto.
  • European City Cards - "Your Passport to Europe - See More and Pay Less."
  • Hillary Clinton’s MetroCard Adventure: Swipe. Wince. Repeat - The New York Times.
  • Travel card - Wikipedia.
  • world's most expensive public transport networks - Independent.
    • AMSTERDAM CITY CARD - "Your key to the city. Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, this card includes a detailed city map, unlimited use of the public transport system, free entrance to Amsterdam’s best museums and attractions, plus great discounts and free surprises."
    • BERLIN WELCOME CARD - unlimited travel within the public transport network for 48 hours, 72 hours or 5 days in Berlin or Berlin and Potsdam and allows discounts of up to 50% on more than 200 tourist attractions and cultural highlights.
    • Bordeaux City Pass - "All Bordeaux in one card. Discover more, spend less."
    • Copenhagen Card - "The easiest way to see and enjoy the city. Free transportation and admission to more than 75 museums and attractions in Copenhagen."
    • Dublin Pass - "See More, Save More." The only way to see the best of Dublin - over 30 tourist attractions, airport transfer and 24 special offers.
    • Firenze card - "Discover the city." The Firenzecard costs 72€ and grants admission to the major museums, villas and historical gardens in Florence.
    • Great British Heritage Pass - "Discover British heritage around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with the Great British Heritage Pass. Great tourist savings & best of British Sightseeing."
    • HAMBURG CARD - "Discover more - pay less!" Your convenient discovery ticket for free travel on public transport and discount on entrance fees. Use the Hamburg Card advantage its cheaper than a normal ticket if you visit one place of interest and a restaurant.
    • LONDON PASS - "London Sightseeing and Tourism for Less. Free entry to over 60+ top London attractions and tours." Sightseeing pass for tourists coming to London, the capital of United Kingdom. It consists of a smart card which entitles the holder to enter a number of tourist attractions in and around the London region having paid a set fee in advance.
    • Madrid card - "Admission included in over 50 museums and monuments."
    • Milano card - "The card entitles you to free travel on all Milan public transport for 24 or 48 hours, as well as discounts - or free access - to museums, monuments, restaurants, tours, shops, exhibitions and all other participating services. You are also entitled to free, 24-hour medical assistance during your trip."
    • New York Pass - 1 Pass to see 80 NY attractions. "Fast Track and Free Entry to over 80 attractions in New York City."
    • Oyster card - electronic ticketing used on public transport based in Greater London in England.
    • PARIS PASS - "Visit Paris for Less." 60+ Paris attractions & Metro Pass.
    • PARIS TRAVEL CARD - pass for the public transportation system in Paris and the surrounding Île-de-France region.
    • Philadelphia Pass - "Enjoy free admission and many special offers at over 40 of Philadelphia's top destinations."
    • PRIORITY PASS - since 1992. "The world’s largest independent airport lounge access program." Membership offers great value for money and allows you to use any of 700 airport lounges whenever you travel.
    • ROMA PASS - "The Cards that offers you Transport and 2 Museums free of charge as well as Reductions for all other museums and major events."
    • Travelcard - inter-modal travel ticket for unlimited use on the London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink, London Buses and National Rail services in the Greater London area.
    • Yorkshire Pass - "Discover over 2000 years of history as well as the best in entertainment, the arts and shopping."
    • ZÜrich card - "Holders of the city card ZürichCARD can enjoy the city to the fullest and at the same time get great value for their money. You profit from unlimited travel by tram, bus, rail, boat and cable car throughout the city of Zürich and its surrounding area, free entrance to most of Zürich's museums, a discount at selected Zürich shops, a culinary surprise at selected Zürich restaurants and other discounts."
    Cruise Lines
  • Cunard Line - founded in 1840. The most famous ocean liners in the world.
  • 7 Safety Tips for Your Cruise Vacation - The New York Times.
  • Berlitz Cruise Guide - since 1984. "The unique 'bible' of cruising."
  • Blue Riband - unofficial accolade given to the passenger liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean in regular service with the record highest speed.
  • Cruise Critic - "Cruise Critic Message Board Forums."
  • Cruise line - Wikipedia.
  • CRUISING - Wikipedia.
  • CRUISING HOLIDAYS - "Search thousands of cruises here."
  • POSH - 'Port out, starboard home'. Printed on tickets of passengers on P&O (Peninsula and Orient) passenger vessels that travelled between UK and India in the days of the Raj.
  • SHIP PARADE - "The online magazine dedicated to cuise ships."
  • What you didn't know about the golden age of the ocean liner - The Telegraph.
    • AIDA Cruises - since 1960.
    • AUSSIE CRUISING - "Australia ruises and World Cruising."
    • Azamara Club Cruises - since 2007. "You'll love where we take you." Luxury cruise vacations.
    • CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES - since 1972. "Cruise Deals: Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, Mexico."
    • CDF CroisiÈres de France - since 2007. Catering to the French cruise market, with French as the primary language used on board. The line offers cruises to the Mediterranean operating from mid-March until November.
    • CELEBRITY CRUISES - since 1988. "Celebrity Cruises is consistently voted among the top cruise lines in the world. And we didn't get there by luck."
    • CLEAN CRUISING - "Australia's Award-Winning Site for Cruises Worldwide."
    • COMPAGNIE DU PONANT YACHT CRUISES - "Spirit of yacht cruising." For over 20 years now, Compagnie du Ponant has embodied the art of Yacht Cruises, combining a sophisticated à la française lifestyle on board with exploration and discovery.
    • COSTA CRUISES - "All Inclusive Cruise Holiday."
    • CRUISES INC. - "Your cruise vacation specialists."
    • CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION - "Cruising. It's all about you."
    • Crystal Cruises - since 1988. "All Inclusive Luxury Cruises."
    • CUNARD LINE - founded in 1840. "The most famous ocean liners in the world. Enjoy worldwide cruise vacations and luxury cruises."
    • Disney Cruise Line - since 1996. "Vacations with unique cruise activities for children, families and adults to destinations across the globe."
    • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines - since 1848. "Cruise from the UK for Holidays to Europe and the World."
    • French Line - since 1861. In 1977, the company merged with the Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes to form the Compagnie Générale Maritime.
    • Hamburg America Line - founded in 1847. On September 1, 1970, after 123 years of independent existence, HAPAG merged with the Bremen-based North German Lloyd to form Hapag-Lloyd AG.
    • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - since 1970. "Great Moments. Truly Exclusive."
    • Hebridean Islands Cruises - "Luxury, small ship cruising as individual as you..."
    • HOLLAND AMERICA LINE - since 1873. "A Signature of Excellence." Cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and the world.
    • Louis Cruises - cruises from Athens and Istanbul, to Greek Islands and Turkey.
    • Mediterranean Shipping Cruises - MSC Cruises. Cruise to Mediterranean Italy, Greece, Spain, France.
    • MSC CRUISES - since 1987. "Cruise to your preferred destinations with Italian Style."
    • Nomade Yachting by Bora Bora Cruises - "Escape in style for a World of sensuality." Polynesian tropical paradise cruise in Bora Bora.
    • Norddeutscher Lloyd - founded in 1857. On September 1, 1970, the company merged with Hamburg America Line (HAPAG) to form Hapag-Lloyd AG.
    • North Star Cruises Australia - "Luxury Adventure Cruises."
    • NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE - since 1966. "Norwegian invites guests to 'Cruise Like a Norwegian' on one of 12 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships."
    • NYK Cruises - luxury cruises.
    • OCEANIA CRUISES - since 2002. "Your World. Your Way." Operates five premium luxury cruise ships on world-wide itineraries.
    • Ocean Village cruises - "Second to none."
    • ORIENT LINES - "The Destination Cruise Specialists."
    • P&O CRUISES - since 1837. "Discover a different world..."
    • P&O CRUISES Australia
    • PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES - since 1998. "The Gauguin is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific."
    • Peter Deilmann Cruises - German cruise company which has offered river cruises throughout Europe and several ocean cruises.
    • PRINCESS CRUISES - since 1965. "Escape completely."
    • Pullmantur Cruises
    • Red Star Line - founded in 1871. The company operated until 1935 when, due to the economic depression they ceased trading and its assets were eventually sold to the Holland-America Line.
    • REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES - since 1990. "All Inclusive Luxury Cruises To Over 300 Ports World-Wide."
    • Royal Caribbean International - since 1969. All ships under the Royal Caribbean International brand have had names ending in "of the Seas" since 1991.
    • Saga CRUISES - since 1996. "Ocean Cruises."
    • Seabourn Cruise Line - since 1986. "The world's best small-ship cruise line." Intimate luxury. Luxury cruises.
    • SeaDream Yacht Club - since 2002. "It's yachting, not cruising." Enjoy the difference. SeaDream Yacht Club is different from big ship cruising. Our philosophy of casual perfection runs through everything we do. With only 56 couples being pampered by an award-winning crew of 95, the level of attention and service we pay to each of our guests makes yachting aboard either one of our mega-yachts SeaDream.
    • SILVERSEA CRUISES - since 1994. "All Inclusive Luxury Cruises." Luxury cruise line that operates six luxury, all-suite cruise ships that sail itineraries all around the world throughout the year. Offers its guests with Personalized Voyages, a cruise industry first.
    • STAR CLIPPERS - since 1992. "Sailing Tall Ship Cruises."
    • Star Cruises - since 1993. "The leading Cruise Line in Asia-Pacific."
    • The American Queen Steamboat Company - since 1995. American Queen is said to be the largest river steamboat ever built. Mississippi River cruises.
    • The World - since 2002. "Residences at Sea." Private residential cruise ship serving as a residential community owned by its residents.
    • True North - "Luxury Adventure Cruises."
    • TUI Cruises - since 2007.
    • Victoria Cruises - "The Majesty of the Yangtze." Since 1993, Victoria Cruises has been the leader in luxury river cruising. Based in New York, Victoria Cruises established new standards of excellence for sailing China’s Yangtze River when its first ship edged out of port in 1994. Victoria Cruises has a fleet of seven Five–Star Ultra–Luxury vessels (as designated by the China National Tourism Administration). Their ships are all newly built or structurally rebuilt, and all refurbished with a modern blend of European–Asian design. The architecture emphasizes spacious rooms with modern amenities including private balconies, bathtubs, and cable TV. All ships are fully equipped with wi–fi and international telecommunications systems.
    • White Star Line - founded in 1845. In 1934 White Star merged with its chief rival, Cunard Line, which operated as Cunard-White Star Line until 1950. Cunard Line then operated as a separate entity until 2005 and is now part of Carnival Corporation & plc. As a lasting reminder of the White Star Line, modern Cunard ships use the term White Star Service to describe the level of customer care expected of the company.
    • WONDERCRUISES - "There's so much to sea."
    Ferris Wheels
  • London Eye, world's tallest Ferris wheel from 1999 to 2006.
  • 15 Best Ferris Wheels in the World - Fodors Travel Guide.
  • Ferris wheel - Wikipedia.
  • List of Ferris wheels - Wikipedia.
  • Record-breaking ferris wheel opens in Dubai - "Dubai officially opened the world's largest and tallest ferris wheel on Thursday, as part of an initiative to bolster the city's status as a major tourism hub. It's known as the 'Dubai Eye' and stands at 250m."
    • Bailang River Bridge Ferris Wheel - centreless non-rotating Ferris wheel built on the 1,771-foot (540 m) Bailang River Bridge that crosses the Bailing river in Weifang, Shandong, China. The structure has a height of 145 metres (476 ft) and when completed in 2017 became the world's largest centreless Ferris wheel. Comprising 4,600 tons of steel and a kite grid construction system, described as a 'dragon spine', the body of the Ferris wheel remains stationary while each of the 36 carriages takes 30 minutes to fully traverse its circumference. Each carriage can carry 10 passengers and has Wi-Fi and television sets. It is the fifth tallest ferris wheel in the world.
    • Bay Glory - giant cantilevered observation wheel located at Qianhai Bay, Shenzhen, China. It is operated by OCT and opened to the public on 18 April 2021. The structure has an overall height of 128-metre (420-foot) and the wheel has a diameter of 113.3-metre (372-foot). It has 28 gondolas, each gondola has a net area of 16.8? and can seat a maximum of 25 passengers. Passengers can see the scenery of Qianhai Bay and Pearl River estuary Lingdingyang from the gondola. It is the seventh tallest ferris wheel in the world.
    • Dubai Eye | Ain Dubai - opened on October 21, 2021. World's largest and tallest (250 m (820 ft)) observation wheel located on Bluewaters Island, near the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 250 m (820 ft) Ain Dubai (previously named the Dubai Eye or Dubai-I at Bluewaters Island in the United Arab Emirates was announced in February 2013. Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Starneth Engineering were appointed as the primary design and construction contractors. Construction began in May 2015, anticipating completion in early to mid-2019. Further delays pushed the target opening to October 20, 2020, in order to coincide with Expo 2020, but this itself was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wheel opened a year later on October 21, 2021. Ain Dubai is 82.4 m (270 ft) taller than the previous world's tallest observation wheel, the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller, which opened in Las Vegas in March 2014.
    • High Roller - 550-foot tall (167.6 m), 520-foot (158.5 m) diameter giant Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States. Owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, it opened to the public on March 31, 2014 and is currently the world's second tallest Ferris wheel surpassed only by Ain Dubai. It is 9 ft (2.7 m) taller than the 541-foot (165 m) Singapore Flyer, which had held the record since 2008.
    • London Eye - opened on December 31, 1999. Or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3 million visitors annually. It has made many appearances in popular culture. The structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 160 metres (525 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 165 metres (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 167 metres (548 ft) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel". The London Eye used to offer the highest public viewing point in London until it was superseded by the 245-metre-high (804 ft) observation deck on the 72nd floor of The Shard, which opened to the public on 1 February 2013. It is the sixth tallest ferris wheel in the world.
    • Redhorse Osaka Wheel - 123-metre (404 ft) tall, 118.3-metre (388 ft) diameter giant Ferris wheel at Expocity in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is the ninth tallest ferris wheel in the world.
    • Singapore Flyer - "A Moving Experience At Every Turn." Observation wheel at the Downtown Core district of Singapore. Officially opened on 15 April 2008, it has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers, and incorporates a three-story terminal building. The flyer has made numerous appearances in media and popular culture that features Singapore. The Flyer has an overall height of 165 metres (541 ft) and was the world's tallest Ferris wheel until the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller, which is slightly 2.6 m (9 ft) taller than the Flyer. Nevertheless, it remains the second highest.
    • Sky Dream - 126-metre-tall giant Ferris wheel in LIHPAO Discovery Land, Houli District, Taichung, Taiwan. It is the largest Ferris wheel in Taiwan being 126 meters (413 feet) tall. The Ferris wheel was originally built as Sky Dream Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan. It opened in 2001 and closed on 26 September 2009. It was sold and dismantled in 2010 and shipped to Taiwan. Reconstruction at Lihpao Land started in 2014. It started its operation on May 13, 2017. The Ferris wheel has a diameter of 126 meters and stands at an altitude of 384 meters above sea level. It has a total 60 passenger cars with each car can accommodate passengers up to 8 people. It runs at a speed of 25 minutes per revolution. It is the eighth tallest ferris wheel in the world.
    • Star of Nanchang - 160-metre (525 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel located in the eastern Chinese city of Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province. The Star of Nanchang opened for business in May 2006, having cost 57 million yuan (roughly $7.3 million) to build. Formerly the world's tallest Ferris wheel, it was succeeded by the 165-meter (541 ft)-tall Singapore Flyer which officially opened to the public on March 1, 2008. Now the fourth tallest.
    • The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando - 400 ft (122 m) tall giant ferris wheel in Orlando, Florida, United States. Opening under the name Orlando Eye, it opened on April 29, 2015. The wheel was reported to be in the early stages of planning in March 2011, at which point it was proposed for completion in mid-2014, but the opening date was subsequently delayed to late 2014 and then to early 2015. The attraction was renamed the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye in 2015; the ICON Orlando in 2018; and The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando in 2019. The most recent rename included a re-branding of the property to become ICON Park. It is the tenth tallest ferris wheel in the world.
    Golf Clubs & Courses
  • Old Course at St Andrews.
  • AMERICA'S 100 GREATEST GOLF COURSES - "The game's oldest ranking, established in 1966." Golf Digest.
  • Golf Around the World - October 9-31, 2014. "A Once-in-a-Lifetime Golf Adventure on Five Continents." Join us aboard a private jet on the Golf Around the World journey - sure to be the experience of a lifetime.
  • GOLF CLUB ATLAS - golf courses by country.
  • GOLF COURSE - Wikipedia.
  • GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the U.S.
  • List of golf course architects - Wikipedia.
  • List of golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus - Wikipedia.
  • TRUMP GOLF - "From Scotland to the Caribbean."
  • WHERE2GOLF - "Discover the best." Top golf courses for golf vacations of golf holidays around the world.
  • Abu Dhabi Argentina Australia Bahamas
    Barbados Bolivia China Czech Republic
    Denmark Dubai Egypt England, U.K.
    France Germany Ireland Italy
    Monaco New Zealand Portugal Scotland, U.K.
    South Africa Spain U.S.A. Wales, U.K.
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    • Yas Links, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
    • Yas Links - Yas Island, United Arab Emirates. Opened in 2010. Voted among the ‘Top 10 New International Golf Courses’ by the USA’s influential, Golf Magazine, and voted 'The 24th best course in the World outside the US' by Golf Digest Magazine, the Par 72 championship course stretches to a demanding 7,450 yards, while a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and luxurious clubhouse further complement the offering.
    • The Royal Melbourne Golf Club - founded in 1891. 36-hole golf club located in Black Rock, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. It is Australia's oldest extant and continually existing golf club.
    • THE ABACO CLUB - on Winding Bay, a Ritz-Carlton managed club. The Abaco Club's spectacular greens, designed by world-renowned links architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, offer a thrilling Bahamas golf vacation experience. The par 72 championship layout blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings, playing to a length of 7,183 yards.
    • MISSION HILLS GOLF CLUB - stretching across Shenzhen and Dongguan, China. Mission Hills is the World's No.1 golf club. Designed by 12 world-renowned golf legends. 216 holes.
    • Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club - opened in January 1993 to world acclaim and since then it has been host to numerous tournaments and events, including the Dubai Desert Classic on two occasions.
      England, U.K.
    • Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PB.
    • BROCKET HALL GOLF CLUB - Welwyn, Hertfordshire.
    • Ganton GOLF CLUB - near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Founded in 1891. "Ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It has played host to many Amateur and Professional tournaments. Following the staging of the Walker Cup, the Club has joined Royal Birkdale and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers as being the only clubs honoured to have also staged the Curtis Cup and the Ryder Cup."
    • QUEENWOOD GOLF CLUB - Surrey. Joining fee: £145,000. Membership list limited to 350. The most exclusive and the most expensive golf club in Britain.
    • ROCKLIFFE HALL - luxury golf and spa resort.
    • ROYAL BIRKDALE GOLF CLUB - Waterloo Rd Southport. "One of Britain’s finest golf clubs, has been voted the No 1 course in Britain and is among the best in the world."
    • Royal Liverpool GOLF CLUB - Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral. Founded in 1869 on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, and received the "Royal" designation in 1871 due to the patronage of the Duke of Connaught of the day, who was one of Queen Victoria's younger sons.
    • Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club - Links Gate, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. "Founded in 1886 and the present Course constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998. It is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to ten Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including the Women's and Seniors Open Championships."
    • Royal St. George's Golf Club - Sandwich, Kent. Since 1887. One of the premier golf clubs in the United Kingdom, and one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation. It has hosted 13 Open championships since 1894, when it became the first club outside Scotland to host the championship.
    • SAND MARTINS GOLF CLUB - Wokingham, Berkshire.
    • STAPLEFORD PARK HOUSE HOTEL, SPA, GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB - Stapleford, Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EF.
    • STOKE PARK CLUB - Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. "Encircling the club's 300 acre Buckinghamshire parkland estate, the famous 27 hole Championship golf course, is undisputedly one of the finest parkland courses in the country. Created in 1908 by eminent golf architect Harry Colt, the Stoke Park course has been the inspiration for many of the world’s most famous holes, including Augusta’s infamous 16th."
    • Sunningdale Golf Club - Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale, Berkshire. Founded in 1900 and has two eighteen hole golf courses: the Old Course, designed by Willie Park, Jr., and the New Course, designed by Harry Colt 1923.
    • Swinley Forest GOLF CLUB - near Ascot, Berkshire. Established in 1909 and is ranked as the best golf course in the county by the website Top 100 Golf Courses. The course measures a little over 6,000 yards (5,500 m) and was designed by Harry Colt.
    • THE GROVE - Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire.
    • Walton Heath GOLF CLUB - Deans Lane, Walton on the Hill, Surrey. Founded in 1903. "One of the world’s most famous and prestigious clubs." The club comprises two 18-hole golf courses, both of which are well known for having heather covering many of the areas of rough. The Old Course was the first to open in 1904, and (as of 2009) has a championship length of 7,462 yards. The New Course was initially opened as a 9-hole course in 1907, but was later extended to 18 holes, which were completed by 1913, and (as of 2009) has a championship length of 7,026 yards.
    • Woodhall Spa GOLF CLUB - the National Golf Centre, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Founded in 1891. "We enjoy sharing our two magnificent courses – including the Hotchkin Course, consistently rated among the world's finest heathland golf experiences and ranked 25th in Golf World magazine's World Top 100 Golf Courses."
    • Monte-Carlo Golf Club - opened in 1911. Route du Mont Agel, F-06320 La Turbie. France. 18-hole golf course.
    • PENHA LONGA GOLF COURSES - ranked in the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe, The Atlantic Course designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones jr, is escapist golf at its best. Sintra.
      Scotland, U.K.
    • Old Course at St Andrews, West Sands, St Andrews KY16 9XL, Scotland, U.K.
    • Carnoustie Golf Links - 20 Links Parade, Carnoustie, Angus. Founded in 1850. Its historic championship golf course is one of the venues in the Open Championship rotation.
    • Castle Stuart Golf Links - Balnaglack Farmhouse, Inverness. "Castle Stuart has been conceived to be for the Highlands - a beacon reaching out to golfers throughout the world. The centrepiece for this Scottish destination golf resort is Castle Stuart Golf Links, a championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle."
    • KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS - Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, Fife. Ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world.
    • Loch Lomond Golf Club - Rossdhu House, Luss by Alexandria, Dunbartonshire. Founded 1993. Located in Luss, Argyll & Bute, Scotland on the shore of Loch Lomond. The golf course is designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, the 7,100 yard course is considered to be among the 'Top 100' finest golf courses in the world (ranked by Golf Magazine) The course makes heavy use of natural hazards such as streams and marshland areas.
    • Muirfield - privately owned links which is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Duncur Road, Gullane, East Lothian. Founded in 1744 (891). One of the golf courses used in rotation for The Open Championship. Holds the claim of being the oldest verifiable organised golf club in the world, although the game of golf is several centuries older. The club's records date continuously back to 1744, when it produced thirteen "Rules of Golf" for its first competition which was played at Leith Links for the "Silver Club".
    • Nairn Golf Club - since 1887.
    • North Berwick Golf Club - Beack Road, North Berwick, East Lothian. Founded in 1832. It is the 13th oldest golf club in the world and only St Andrews hosts a club which has played continuously over the same course for longer. Although the NBGC was the first club in the world to allow female members, full membership rights were only granted to ladies in 2005.
    • OLD COURSE HOTEL, GOLF RESORT & SPA - St. Andrews, Kingdom of Fife.
    • Royal Dornoch Golf Club - Golf Road, Dornoch, Sutherland. It is claimed that golf was played in Dornoch in the early seventeenth century. The current golf club was established in 1877. It was made a royal golf club in 1906.
    • Royal Troon Golf Club - Craigend Road, Troon, Ayrshire. Founded in 1878. Initially with five holes. The club was granted its "Royal" accolade in 1978. Its Old Course is now one of the host courses for The Open Championship, one of the major championships on the PGA Tour and European Tour.
    • ST. ANDREWS LINKS - founded in 1754. "The Home of Golf." St. Andrews, Fife. Invented the 18-hole game in 1764.
    • THE GLENEAGLES HOTEL GOLF & SPA RESORT - Auchterarder, Perthshire.
    • TURNBERRY GOLF COURSE - located in South Ayrshire on the rugged coast, it comprises three links golf courses, a golf academy, a five-star hotel, designed by James Miller and completed in 1906.
      South Africa
    • Fancourt Golf Resort, Montagu Street, Blanco, George, 6529, South Africa.
    • Fancourt Golf Resort - Montagu Street, Blanco, George. "South Africa’s premier golf resort, with all three of our golf courses ranked in the Top 20 in South Africa".
    • LEGEND GOLF & SAFARI RESORT - golfers are invited to tee-off from the edge of the mountain in an attempt to hit a hole-in-one on the 19th located at the bottom of the cliff. A hole-in-one will soon earn the lucky golfer US$1 mio. Garsfontein, Tshwane.
    • Maidstone Club, 29 Maidstone Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937, U.S.A.
    • ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB - founded in 1898. Johns Creek, Georgia. World-renowned private athletic club. Offers two 18-hole golf courses, a health center, indoor and outdoor tennis, a par-3 course, Olympic-sized pool, as well as fine dining.
    • AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB - founded in 1933. Augusta, Georgia. One of the most storied and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ranked course in Golf Digest's 2009 list of America's 100 greatest courses and is currently the number ten ranked course on Golfweek Magazine's 2011 list of best classic courses in the United States (written from a golf course architecture viewpoint).
    • BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB - founded in 1895. Springfield, New Jersey.
    • Bandun Dunes Golf Resort - 57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, Oregon. Founded in 1999. Complex of five golf courses. In 2009, Golf Magazine named the three courses existing at that time to its list of the 50 best courses built in the last 50 years. Pacific Dunes ranked second, Bandon Dunes twelfth, and Bandon Trails as thirty-third.
    • BOCA RIO GOLF CLUB, PALM BEACH - Palm Beach, Florida.
    • Cypress Point CLUB - 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. Private golf club in California. The club has a single 18-hole course, one of eight on the Monterey peninsula near Monterey, California. The course is well known around the world for its series of three dramatic holes that play along the Pacific Ocean: the 15th, 16th and 17th, which are regularly rated among the best golf holes in the world. The 16th is a long par three that actually plays over the ocean.
    • HAMPTON GOLF CLUB - designed by Arnold Palmer. Fernandina Beach, Florida.
    • HERITAGE CLUB - Mason, Ohio.
    • Kiawah Island Golf Resort - near Charleston, South Carolina. Opened in May 1976 and has five golf courses, most notably the Ocean Course, added in 1991.
    • Liberty National Golf Club - Jersey City, NJ. Founded in 2006. Country club in Jersey City, New Jersey with a 7,346 yard course designed by Robert E. Cupp and Tom Kite. The club cost over US$250 million to build, making it one of the most expensive golf courses in history. Club designers added amenities such as an on-site heliport, yacht services, a spa and a restaurant. Liberty National is noted as a unique course because of its proximity to both the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan, as well as the fact it was built on a former landfill.
    • Maidstone Club - founded in 1891. Off Old Beach Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. Private country club. In addition to a private beach, pool, tennis house, and club house, Maidstone has both an 18-hole and 9-hole private golf course. From its earliest days, East Hampton’s Maidstone Club attracted New York’s oldest, most socially prominent families. Jacqueline Kennedy’s father, John Vernou “Black Jack” Bouvier III, who was a golfer, belonged to the club, along with other family members like "Little Edie" Beale, of Grey Gardens fame. Because of its extraordinary assets and aura of exclusivity, the club has been the envy of the East End’s socially ambitious for decades. Read more: Maidstone Club's Luxurious Links, Hamptons Magazine.
    • Merion Golf CLUB (East) - 450 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1912. The club has two courses: the East Course, and the West Course. The East Course has been consistently rated by Golf Digest among America's greatest golf courses, and it has hosted five U.S. Opens, most recently in 2013.
    • National Golf Links of America - 325 Sebonac Inlet Road, Southampton, New York. Prestigious links-style golf course in Southampton, New York, located on Long Island between Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and Peconic Bay. Though the course is noted for hosting the initial Walker Cup in 1922, which the United States won 8 and 4, it has never hosted a major men's championship. The Walker Cup will again be held at National in 2013. The private club has been called "America's snootiest golf course" due to its exclusive nature.
    • Oakmont Country CLUB - 1233 Hulton Road, Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1903. Country club and the "oldest top-ranked golf course in the U.S." With a USGA course rating of 77.5 and some two hundred bunkers it is generally regarded in the golf community as one of the most difficult in the United States. It features large, extremely fast, and undulating greens.
    • Pebble Beach Resorts - 1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach California. Founded in 1919. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of Carmel Bay, opening to the Pacific Ocean, on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula. In 2001 it became the first public course (i.e., open to the general public for play) to be selected as the No.1 Golf Course in America by Golf Digest. Greens fees are among the highest in the world, at $495 (plus $35 cart fee for non-resort guests) per round in 2008.
    • PINE VALLEY GOLF CLUB - Pine Valley, Camden County, New Jersey. Founded in 1913. Ranked the number one course in Golf Magazine's 100 Top Courses in the U.S. and the World in 2012.
    • Sand Hills Golf Club - Highway 97, Mullen, Nebraska. Founded in 1994. Currently ranked No. 8 in the U.S. and No. 11 in the world.
    • SHINNECOCK HILLS GOLF CLUB - 200 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, New York. Founded in 1891 it is the oldest formal organized golf club in the United States.
    • THE BEAR'S CLUB - Jupiter, Florida. Founded in 1999 by Jack & Barbara Nicklaus. Recognized as one of the world's elite private club experiences.
    • THE RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB - founded 1927. Pacific Palisades, CA. The Riviera Country Club's internationally renowned golf course was established in 1926 and has been open for play since 1927. Noted for its spectacular beauty and uniquely challenging design, the George C. Thomas masterpiece is perennially rated among the very finest in the world.
    • WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB - founded in 1921. Mamaroneck, New York.
    National Parks
  • Serengeti National Park, Mara Region, Tanzania.
  • 10 of the least-visited US national parks - The Guardian.
  • 100th anniversary of the U.S. national parks - The New York Times.
  • European National Parks Centre
  • NATIONAL PARK - Wikipedia.
  • NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • Why climate change will mean the end of US national parks - The Guardian.
  • World Database on Protected Areas - incorporating the United Nations list of protected areas.
    • Banff National Park - Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains, Calgary, Alberta.
    • European bison in Białowieża Forest.
    • BiaŁowieŻa NATIONAL PARK - ancient woodland that straddles the border between two countries, Belarus and Poland. It is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primaeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain.
    • Big Bend National Park - Texas, U.S.A.
    • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kanungu District, Uganda.
    • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Kanungu District, Uganda. The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds (such as hornbills and turacos). It is perhaps most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half the world's population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
    • Canyonlands National Park - Utah, U.S.A.
    • Crater Lake National Park - Oregon, U.S.A.
    • Death Valley National Park - California, Nevada, U.S.A.
    • Denali National Park and Preserve - Alaska, U.S.A.
    • El Yunque National Forest - Puerto Rico.
    • Everglades National Park - national park in the U.S. state of Florida that protects the southern 20 percent of the original Everglades. In the United States, it is the largest subtropical wilderness, the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River, and is visited on average by one million people each year. It is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states after Death Valley and Yellowstone.
    • Glacier National Park (Canada) - established in 1886, the park includes a portion of the Columbia Mountains.
    • Glacier National Park (U.S.) - located in the U.S. state of Montana, south from the Canadian borders of Alberta and British Columbia.
    • Gorkhi-Terelj National Park - Mongolia.
    • Grand Canyon National Park.
    • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - Arizona, U.S.A. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
    • Great Sand Dunes National Park - Colorado, U.S.A.
    • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - Hawaii, U.S.A.
    • IguazÚ National Park - Province of Misiones, Argentina.
    • Jotunheimen National Park - Jotunheimen, Norway.
    • Keoladeo National Park - Ghana, Bharatpur, Rajasthan 302001, India. Famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the summer season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species,7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates.
    • Kilimanjaro National Park.
    • Kilimanjaro National Park - Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. The park includes the whole of Mount Kilimanjaro above the tree line and the surrounding montane forest belt above 1,820 metres (5,970 ft).
    • Kootenay NATIONAL PARK - British Columbia, Canada in the Canadian Rockies.
    • KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa.
    • Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya.
    • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park - over 17 million acres. Colorado Plateau: western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah, and northern Arizona, U.S.A.
    • Nahanni National Park Reserve - Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. There are several different landforms in the park that have taken millions of years to form, and give it a diversity not seen in any other national park in Canada. Sediment left by an ancient inland sea 500-200 million years ago had since become pressed into layers of rock.
    • PERLIS STATE PARK - Malaysia.
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park.
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park - the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface.
    • Purnululu National Park - Kimberley region of Western Australia.
    • Ahu Akivi moai that face the ocean in Rapa Nui National Park.
    • Rapa Nui National Park - located on Easter Island, Chile. The island is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern extremity of the Polynesian Triangle. The island was taken over by Chile in 1888. Its fame and World Heritage status arise from the 887 extant stone statues known by the name "moai", whose creation is attributed to the early Rapa Nui people who inhabited the island around 300 AD.
    • Redwood National & State Parks.
    • Redwood National & State Parks - located in the United States, along the coast of northern California. The four parks, together, protect 45% of all remaining coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) old-growth forests, totaling at least 38,982 acres (157.75 km2). These trees are the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth. Redwoods have existed along the coast of northern California for at least 20 million years and are related to tree species that existed 160 million years ago. Coast redwoods are the tallest trees on Earth; as of September 2006, the tallest tree in the park was Hyperion at 379.1 feet (115.5 m), followed by Helios and Icarus which were 376.3 feet (114.7 m) and 371.2 feet (113.1 m) respectively.
    • Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado, U.S.A.
    • SKELETON COAST PARK - Namibia.
    • The Emerald Lake at Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu District, New Zealand.
    • Tongariro National Park - the oldest national park in New Zealand, located in the central North Island. The fourth national park established in the world (October 1887). The active volcanic mountains Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro are located in the centre of the park.
    • Udzungwa Mountains National Park - Tanzania.
    • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
    • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Northern territory, Australia. Location of a world-renowned sandstone monolith, which stands 348 metres in height and bears various inscriptions made by ancestral indigenous peoples.
    • Virunga National Park - province of North-Kivu and Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, U.S.A.
    • Yoho National Park - located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide in southeastern British Columbia.
    • Yosemite National Park.
    • Yosemite National Park - Tuolumne, Mariposa & Madera counties, California, U.S.A. Internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea.
    • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China.
    • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park - "China's National Park." Unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province in the People's Republic of China. In 1982 it was recognized as China's first national forest park with an area of 4,810 ha (11,900 acres). Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is part of a much larger 397.5 sq. km (153.5 sq mi) Wulingyuan Scenic Area. In 1992, Wulingyuan was officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park. They are the result of many years of erosion. The weather is moist year round, and as a result, the foliage is very dense. Much of the erosion which forms these pillars are the result of expanding ice in the winter and the plants which grow on them. These formations are a distinct hallmark of Chinese landscape, and can be found in many ancient Chinese paintings.
    Space Travel
  • Virgin Galactic.
  • Astronaut - Wikipedia.
  • List of private spaceflight companies - Wikipedia.
  • MOJAVE AIR AND SPACE PORT | IATA: MHV | ICAO: KMHV - also known as the Civilian Aerospace Test Center. Located in Mojave, California, at an elevation of 2,791 feet (851 m). It is the first facility to be licensed in the United States for horizontal launches of reusable spacecraft, being certified as a spaceport by the Federal Aviation Administration on June 17, 2004.
  • Richard Branson unveils new Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship - The Telegraph.
  • SPACE TOURISM - Wikipedia.
  • Space tourism: 10 ways you can leave planet Earth - The Telegraph.
    • Arca - founded in 1999. Non-governmental organization that promotes aerospace projects as well as other space-related activities. It is based in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania. "IAR-111 program aims to create a supersonic high altitude airplane intended to extend ARCA's HAAS II rocket launch capabilities in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, and for developing space tourism related technologies."
    • Bigelow Aerospace - founded in 1999. American space technology startup company, based in North Las Vegas, Nevada that is pioneering work on expandable space station modules. Bigelow Aerospace was founded by Robert Bigelow and is funded in large part by the fortune Bigelow gained through his ownership of the hotel chain Budget Suites of America. "For countries, companies, or even visiting individuals that wish to utilize SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, Bigelow Aerospace will be able to transport an astronaut to the Alpha Station for only US$26.25 million. Using Boeing's CST-100 capsule and the Atlas V rocket, astronauts can be launched to the Alpha Station for US$36.75 million per seat. In stark contrast to the short stays of a week or so aboard the ISS that we have seen wealthy individuals pay as much as US$40 million for, astronauts visiting the Bigelow station will enjoy 10 - 60 days in orbit."
    • BLOON - "Near-space flight experience." In the bloon you will enjoy a totally new way of being one with your home planet. Imagine your most graceful and pleasant journey. Imagine you are flying near space through the ozone layer and beyond till the edge of our atmosphere, bluish and thin - a delicate protection from the harshness of the Cosmos, but all caring for it. The most amazing views of our planet in her true glory from the edge of our world. You can already book your flight! The ticket price is €110,000.
    • Blue Origin - founded in 2000. Privately funded aerospace company set up by founder Jeff Bezos. "Reliable, cost-effective human access to space. We're working to lower the cost of spaceflight so that many people can afford to go and so that we humans can better continue exploring the solar system. Accomplishing this mission will take time, and we're working on it methodically."
    • Excalibur Almaz - founded in 2005. Private spaceflight company which plans to provide a variety of deep space crewed exploration missions, micro-gravity science, payload delivery and tourism.
    • GALACTIC SUITE - Barcelona based company, which creates oportunities around technology and people to promote a private access to Space. Founded in 2007 by Xavier Claramunt, the company creates and promotes cutting-edge concepts to foster alliances and help creating relationships among companies and research centres. Planned private space station intended for use as an orbital hotel. Packages start at £2.8m per person.
    • SPACE ADVENTURES - "The only company to have sent private citizens to space. " The world’s premier private space exploration company and the only company currently providing opportunities for actual private spaceflight and space tourism today.
    • SPACE X - founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. Founded with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both of which were designed from conception to eventually become reusable. SpaceX also developed the Dragon spacecraft, which are flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, initially transporting cargo and later planned to carry humans to the International Space Station and other destinations.
    • Starchaser Industries - founded in 1992. Privately owned company based in the UK whose principal aim is to become a viable business in space tourism.
    • STRATOLUNCH SYSTEMS - founded in 1982. "Pioneering innovative solutions to revolutionize space transportation."
    • VIRGIN GALACTIC - founded in 2004. On Monday 7th December, 2009 Virgin Galactic unveiled SpaceShipTwo to the world at Mojave Spaceport, California, U.S.A. "This is your first step to becoming an astronaut! All seats to fly to space are US$250,000 and deposits are refundable. The sooner your reservation is made, the sooner you will be traveling to space! The full payment is due at time of booking and will guarantee the earliest available seat. You will be joining our community of over 600 future astronauts which has become one of the most exclusive clubs in the world! Once confirmed, you're given priority access to a variety of Virgin Galactic events. Our future astronauts have visited Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson, completed G-force training, celebrated milestone powered test flights in the Mojave Desert and much more."
    • ZERO G - "The weightless experience." Float like an Astronaut and fly like a superhero in weightlessness. A ZERO-G Experience is the only one of its kind. US$4,950 + 5% tax: Weightless flight to include 15 parabolic maneuvers creating 20-30 seconds of weightlessness each. Includes ZERO-G merchandise, pre and post flight catering, professional photos of ZERO-G Experience®, video of weightless experience and certificate of weightless completion.
    Special Sights
  • Blue Lagoon, Iceland.
  • Lists of tourist attractions - by country.
  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE LIST - catalogues, names, and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.
    • BLUE LAGOON - geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.
    • Cappadocia - the rocks of Cappadocia near Göreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. Turkey.
    • DEAN'S BLUE HOLE - the world's deepest known blue hole with seawater. It plunges 202 metres (663 ft) in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas.
    • Franz Josef Glacier - a 12 km (7.5 mi) long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
    • Spiral Jetty - considered to be the central work of American sculptor Robert Smithson, is an earthwork sculpture constructed in 1970. Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point in Utah, U.S.A.
    • Uffington White Horse - highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long (374 feet), formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. Oxfordshire, England.
    Travel Books, Guides, Magazines & Websites
  • Louis Vuitton City Guides.
  • 10 BEST TRAVEL GUIDES - "Trusted Advice for Travelers."
  • 1000 Places to See Before You Die
  • 2015 The best new travel experiences - Free ebook: Lonely Planet.
  • A Traveler’s Guide to Taking a Smartphone Abroad - The New York Times.
  • adventurous kate - "The Solo Female Travel Blog."
  • ANDREW HARPER - the ultimate resource for the luxury traveller.
  • BAEDECKER ONLINE - Baedeker was and remains the world’s most famous guidebook for travellers. Since Karl Baedeker founded the company in 1827, Baedekers have set a benchmark for guidebooks.
  • BLACKBOOK MAGAZINE AND CITY GUIDES - hotels, restaurants, travel, nightlife, fashion, shopping, reviews, celebrities.
  • BOOTSNALL TRAVEL NETWORK - established 1998. "One-Stop Indie Travel Guide. We are community of travelers with a focus on Around the World Travel."
  • BUSINESS TRAVELLER - the latest business travel news, including hotel reviews, destination information, airline reports and the latest travel discount offers.
  • CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER - expert travel guides to the stylish destinations.
  • CNN BUSINESS TRAVELLER - hosted by Richard Quest.
  • CONCIERGE.COM - "Inspired travel starts here." Travel guides, hotel reviews, vacation ideas, and trip-planning tools.
  • ELITE TRAVELER MAGAZINE - the private jet lifestyle magazine.
  • EXPATIFY.COM - Inspiring Expatriatism. "We are the types of people who are always dreaming of living someplace else. It’s like dreaming about traveling, but more about dreaming becoming a part of a culture and experiencing what life is like in foreign (for now) places. With these dreams, we hope to inspire people to dream, investigate and experience what life is like in their choice of foreign country."
  • Fielding's Travel Guides Series - Barnes&Noble.
  • FODOR'S TRAVEL GUIDES - "Plan Your Trip Online."
  • FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE - "The Gold Standard of Travel Ratings and Reviews."
  • FROMMER'S - "The Best Trips Start Here!"
  • GAYOT - "The Guide to the Good Life: provides the latest up-to-date information on food, wine and travel."
  • GADLING - travel blog | news, stories, deals, and tips.
  • GOURMET MAGAZINE - focuses on good living, travel, entertaining, and culture.
  • HAMPTONS MAGAZINE - attempts to cover the best that the Hamptons has to offer.
  • JAUNTED - "Pop culture travel guide for globetrotters, business road dogs, and arm chair travelers who are too harried to sit down with a traditional travel guide, or wait for a monthly travel magazine. Our daily web magazine is a pop culture travel review for a generation that possesses a small attention span."
  • JETSET REPORT - "JetSetReport aims to bring travel back to its Golden Age. We keep you current with what is hot and new now."
  • LONELY PLANET - since 1972. The largest travel guide book publisher in the world. " is a network of connections between travellers. To get hardcore about travel. To dream about it, plan it, book it and talk about it. They come to shop, to read features, to enter competitions, to watch videos. They come to find a job, share advice, read reviews."
  • Luxury Travel Magazine - "Inspiration for Discerning Travelers".
  • MICHELIN GUIDES - since 1900. A series of annual hotel and restaurant guides published by Michelin for over a dozen countries.
  • MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE - reviews and ratings of the best hotels, restaurants, spas and other destinations from the most trusted name in travel.
  • MOLESKINE TRAVEL NOTEBOOKS - "Ideal for both visitors and city dwellers alike, this guidebook lets you organize things you want to keep for future reference or for your records such as the names and addresses of restaurants, shops, friends, hotels, or tourist sites. The Key Map summarizes the overall layout of the city, including large-scale maps of the city centre, an alphabetical street index, and map of the metro system."
  • PLANETWARE TRAVEL GUIDE - hotels, attractions, pictures, maps & more.
  • Purple Passport - "Our mission is to offer you the most honest, up-to-date, handpicked travel information for the world's most exciting cities." Web-based collection of chic, one-stop-shop guides to experiencing the world's cities in style. The site was born out of a passion for travel, a love of the world's great cities, and a desire to spread the word.
  • ROAD & TRAVEL MAGAZINE - automotive & travel resource for the non-enthusiast.
  • Rough Guides - since 1982. Cover more than 200 destinations. "Find a destination, look for inspiration, read features and get great travel advice, from Rough Guides – the leading publisher of travel and reference guides."
  • SATW | SOCIETY OF AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITERS - travel's most trusted voices.
  • SAVEUR - authentic recipes, food, drinks, and travel.
  • SPA FINDER MAGAZINE - the global spa & wellness resource.
  • T (NEW YORK TIMES) - a perfect-bound magazine dedicated to fashion, living, beauty, holiday, travel and design coverage.
  • T MAGAZINE BLOG (NEW YORK TIMES) - blog dedicated to fashion, living, beauty, holiday, travel and design coverage.
  • Temple Fielding - (1913–1983). Noted travel writer.
  • Time Out - since 1968. Includes magazines, websites, apps, guidebooks and other commercial products, is a global publishing and ecommerce business aimed at helping people to make the most of their city. The magazine, apps and sites contain information on events in film, theatre, fashion, literature, other artistic events, eating out and nights out. As of 2014 there were 46 editions in 30 countries, with a combined audience of 28m people.
  • TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE - vacation guides, travel articles, hotel recommendations, trip ideas, tips, and deals.
  • TRAVEL TO WELLNESS - the e-magazine for the wellness-minded traveller.
  • TRAVELGIRL MAGAZINE - leisure, travel and lifestyle advice for women.
  • Traveller - "Your destination for travel inspiration."
  • TRIPADVISOR - "World's most trusted travel advice." Holiday reviews: hotels, resorts and holiday packes.
  • TRIPWOLF - "Your worldwide travel guide."
  • TTG LIVE - the website for Travel Trade Gazette, the UK's top publication for travel agents and the travel and tourism industry.
  • TTG LUXURY - luxury travel news for premium travel professionals.
  • Travel Lady - "Since 1994 Travellady Magazine has published over 15,000 articles written by over 200 professional travel writer on five continents. Our writer have 'Been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt."
  • VAGABONDISH - "Essentials & ephemera for the curious traveler / The Travelzine for Today's Vagabond."
  • VIA MICHELIN - Michelin Guide hotel, restaurant and tourist recommendations and weather and traffic reports.
  • WANDERLUST MAGAZINE - British travel magazine, covering adventurous, cultural and special interest travel.
  • WHATS ON WHEN - worldwide event guide and travel inspiration.
  • WHERE TO STAY - Caribbean travel guide & reviews since 1995.
  • WIKIVOYAGE - Free travel information around the globe. Wikimedia's newest project
  • WORLD TRAVEL GUIDE - "Travel in style with the official World Travel Guide, the best destination guides from experts who hand pick where to stay, eat and visit plus how to get there."
  • World’s top 500 sights revealed in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist 2015
  • Your passport to a better trip - The Telegraph.
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