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Top 10 Travel Ideas for Single / Solo Traveller in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, 2019-Jan-09 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — The most preferred destination in Africa is Kenya. Travel plans your trips online or offline today. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya has had many years of experience and they are continuing to make more holiday makers achieve their dream of the ONLY BEST holiday!!!! Read their tripadvisor reviews for a start.

Below are selected suitable tours for single travelers or solo travelers for 2019.

Tours

  1. Elephant orphanage, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum
  2. Elephant orphanage and Giraffe centre
  3. Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum
  4. Elephant orphanage only
  5. Nairobi Safari Cat show and Dinner

Safaris

  1. Top Choice to Africa Safari for 5 days
  2. Samburu and Masai Mara for 5 days
  3. Masai Mara to eagle view Private Camp for 3 days
  4. Mara Serena Safari 3 days
  5. Governors Camp 2 Days Safari

About Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya
Cruzeiro-safaris.com is established in Kenya, incorporated in 2004. Its core business is Safari Packages and Day Tours complemented by air travel. It has a well-established wealth of experience in arranging memorable tours and safaris and has established a client base who provide with repeat business year after year. Join us on facebook, twitter and youtube. Safaris in Kenya may be tailored to the tourist taste and can extend to Tanzania and Uganda.

For further information and reservations, Contact;
Claudia Kabui
Mobile Sales : +254722370833 (Kenya)
Operations : + 254710729021 (Kenya)
Email: info@cruzeiro-safaris.com
Website: | https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com and https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/

Monterey County Tourism Makes Significant Strides Towards Destination Sustainability

Addressing plastics and measuring sustainability progress are critical steps in the path

Monterey County, CA, December 18, 2018 – The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) has joined two initiatives that will further its goal of ensuring Monterey County is one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations by both setting ambitious goals and measuring long term impacts.

The first is with Positive Impact, a global not for profit which exists to provide education and collaboration opportunities to create a sustainable event industry – and a vision to address the role of plastics in this industry. MCCVB is the exclusive destination partner for Positive Impact on this project which has already included collaboration with a number of United Nations bodies and in Spring 2019 will see the launch of materials to help the global industry measure and understand the role of plastics.

“MCCVB is already resetting boundaries for responsible tourism and by partnering with our organization they are taking a leadership position for the entire meetings industry,” said Fiona Pelham, CEO for Positive Impacts. She added, “Certainly understanding the role of plastics which will lead to its elimination from the future meetings and conference landscape is a considerable goal, but it is critically important and partnerships such as this with Monterey County are the building blocks of collaboration necessary to achieve it.”

Meetings and events are big business in Monterey County, which is a destination known for inspiration and innovation. “This partnership is completely in line with that legacy,” says Tammy Blount-Canavan, President and CEO of MCCVB. “Our tourism economy owes everything to our ecosystem, and so taking this bold step ensures further protection of our environment and further demonstrates the innovation of our region.”

Measuring success is also critical to MCCVB’s mission. The organization joined the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) initiative, an alliance focused on helping destinations, convention bureaus, and businesses promote sustainable practices. The GDS-Index does this by measuring and comparing sustainability strategies, policies and performance of participating destinations and by sharing best practices from around the world.

GDS-Index recently released its yearly survey of global destinations at the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) annual meeting in Dubai in November. Monterey County scored 52% on the sustainability index just behind Geneva and ahead of U.S. cities like Washington, D.C. and Houston. The scoring allows MCCVB to set a benchmark and improve in the coming years.

“Ultimately, protecting our destination is every bit as important as promoting it,” said Rob O’Keefe, Chief Marketing Officer for MCCVB. “These initiatives contribute to our long term viability as a top tourism destination plus they are essential to the balance we seek to foster between visiting travelers and the residents who call our beautiful region home.”

These latest partnerships align with the MCCVB’s Sustainable Moments Collective. The purpose of the collective is to share best practices from concurrent sustainability initiatives and use the group’s collective influence to reach visitors and residents alike. More information on MCCVB’s Sustainable Moments initiative and collective can be found at SeeMonterey.com/Sustainable. For more information on Positive Impact, go to PositiveImpactEvents.com. For more on the GDS-Index, go to GDS-Index.com.

About Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) is a 501c6 organization that drives tourism for Monterey County. Tourism is the largest industry on the Monterey Peninsula and the second largest in the County. The MCCVB is a partnership of the hospitality community and local governments that aims to drive business growth through compelling marketing and targeted sales initiatives that maximize the benefits of tourism to our guests, members and the community. Travel spending in Monterey County was $2.85 billion in 2017, representing a 3.5 percent increase from 2016. This $2.85 billion in visitor spending supported 24,990 jobs, contributed $255 million in total taxes and generated $127 million local tax dollars that directly benefited the community.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.seemonterey.com/Sustainable

A Sweet Spin on Moonshine for Bloomery Distillery

Charles Town, West Virgina, July 03, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel site TripAdvisor has published its list of the 50 most loved and most talked about food and drink tours in almost every state across the U.S. And in West Virginia, the winner is Bloomery Plantation Distillery.

Capitalizing on the craving for locally sustainable craft distilleries and the nostalgia for moonshine, Bloomery’s SweetShine line of naturally flavored liqueurs are handcrafted from farm-fresh roots, fruits, and nuts.

The freshness of the line’s ingredients cannot be questioned, with all agricultural ingredients grown at the distillery’s own farm, local neighboring farms or other small American farms.

To date, more than 60,000 premium drink devotees have toured the distillery to savor an artisanal cocktail – whether it’s the ‘moonshine milkshake’ innovatively called Cremma Lemma or the chilled Chocolate Raspberry (a shot in hot coffee is bound to change one’s morning routine). With more than twenty-one international awards and too many cocktail enthusiast praises to count, the company is doing its part to take the restaurant, bar and hospitality industries to tasty new levels.

The entire process of creating the SweetShine line is handcrafted – from the hand-zesting of every lemon to the hand-chopping of the ginger to the hand-making of syrups to the actual handwriting that goes on every bottle of every label. Company founder Linda Losey claims with pride, “Consumers like a little bit of the unusual and appreciate our whimsical approach, but quality and taste are paramount – this is why we grow our own Italian lemons and Hawaiian ginger as well as our own black walnuts, pumpkins, and raspberries. Losey goes on to say, “Our fans trust our brand…and are comfortable and confident that when they grab a bottle of SweetShine, they can add it to any of their current cocktails and they’ll create a fresher, higher quality, premium cocktail that was a breeze to make.”

Bloomery SweetShine is currently distributed to retailers, bars and restaurants in 42 states and is on the fast track to further expand distribution.

About Bloomery SweetShine
Since opening as a mini-distillery in the agri-tourism industry in September of 2011, Bloomery Plantation Distillery has been capitalizing on the craving for locally sustainable craft distilleries, the nostalgia for the prohibition-era and the explosion of fruit flavored liqueurs through its hand-crafted, award-winning SweetShine line. With a sweet spin on moonshine, the company makes moonshine drinkable through its award-winning liqueurs that are hand-crafted from farm-fresh fruits, roots and nuts. To date, more than 60,000 premium drink devotees have visited the distillery to enjoy a SweetShine artisanal cocktail of their own amid affable company.

The distillery boasts a wildly unique, imaginative and fiercely dedicated staff led by company founder, Linda Losey. For staffers, SweetShine represents far more than just a product line but rather is regarded as a foundational philosophy—an adventurous and even risk-taking way of doing things…a spirited and amusing outlook on life. This viewpoint guides everything the company creates, and Bloomery’s passionate one-of-a-kind team attracts customers from around the world who believe in, connect with and trust the SweetShine brand.

The distillery, located two miles east of Charles Town, West Virginia, is situated on a 12-acre parcel of land where they grow farm-fresh ingredients used in the elixirs, including ginger, raspberries and lemons, among others. Putting their unique spin on the process of making moonshine, Bloomery’s all natural SweetShine is crafted using time-honored recipes with 190 proof ‘shine, pure cane sugar and garden-grown ingredients. The entire process is hand-crafted—from the hand-zesting of every lemon, to the hand-chopping of the ginger, to the hand picking of raspberries, to the hand-making of its syrups, to the handwriting that goes on every bottle of every label. Each batch is individually proofed; the finished liqueurs range from 40° to 70°. Truly handcrafted. And it shows. Just a touch of SweetShine quickly creates a classic cocktail with a twist—goodbye to boring unadventurous drinking! Bloomery SweetShine is currently distributed to retailers, bars and restaurants in 42 states, and continues to expand distribution nationally.

Learn more about the brand and its admirable approach online at www.BloomerySweetshine.com

Contact-Details: Merilee Kern
Ascendant Group Branding
merileekern@ascendantgroupbranding.com
858-577-0206

“Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy” Report Released by Wellness Tourism Worldwide

Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW), a leading wellness tourism research, education and consulting business, is pleased to announce the release of “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy.”

Los Angeles, CA, USA (August 28, 2014) — Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW), a leading wellness tourism research, education and consulting business, is pleased to announce the release of “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy.”

Quoted below in italics is an excerpt from “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy” outlining who should be involved and why*:

• Medical professionals & wellness practitioners who understand the value of vacations in promoting mental health, physical activity and social engagement
• Parks and recreation professionals and outdoor outfitters who value nature’s solution to a sedentary and urbanized lifestyle
• Museums, cultural attractions and organizations that understand art’s important role to engagement, innovation, creativity and emotional, intellectual, physical and social well-being
• Farms, ranches and food related organizations and companies who seek to preserve local food culture and improve health & sustainability
• Travel businesses, organizations, associations and professionals that understand vacations are a need, not a luxury and that travel is a top contributor to the economy
• Meeting planners and human resource professionals who recognize the growing emphasis on a sustainable work-force and the need to maintain the health of meeting and conference participants
• Organizations that promote family values and understand the need for quality time, personal enrichment and memory making through travel
• Progressive business executives, managers & entrepreneurs who value vacations’ positive impact on productivity and work/life balance
• Labor unions & other organizations representing workers and advocate for employee rights, benefits and compensation
• Insurance companies seeking to reduce claims through wellness promotion and by encouraging physical, social and emotional well-being through an active and engaged way of life
• Teachers, schools, universities, colleges and institutions that promote life-long learning, social studies, creative arts, language skills and educational enrichment
• Social justice organizations that support fair trade and responsible community development
• Environmental organizations that understand that people’s health is tied to the environment in which they live and recreate
• All people who care about work/life balance, quality of life and well-being

Defining wellness has been a challenge to advocates, academics and businesses but even more formidable has been facilitating higher levels of individual, social and national well-being.

Wellness Travel in America: Shaping Health, Businesses & Economy provides unprecedented data on wellness travel in the United States, examining a broad spectrum of stakeholders and confluences between sectors affecting both population and economic health. A culmination of U.S. consumer survey data and extensive research across multiple industries, the report can be used to understand how wellness travel can play a significant role in disease prevention, workplace wellness, vacation policy development, tourism development and destination marketing.

Over 60 tables and figures are contained in this comprehensive 90-page document. The report includes an extensive review of wellness trends, workplace policies, and proprietary data collection and analysis of US consumers interested in healthy travel resulting in a data-driven profile marketers can use to promote their brand.

Epidemic levels of stress, obesity, sleep problems and lack of balance between home and work are drivers to the surging interest in wellness, affecting the way businesses operate. While wellness has garnered attention over the last several years, there has been very little discussion regarding what wellness travel means to U.S. consumers, businesses and the travel industry.

Concepts such as wellness vacations, healthy hotels, and business related wellness perks are on the rise as organizations seek to contain healthcare costs and drive volume and profits.

This report can be used to:

• Better integrate wellness concepts in leisure travel and business
• Gain understanding of wellness travel consumers, their interests, perceptions and needs as well as motivations, decisions and preferences in order to
• Better conceptualize wellness tourism as away to mitigate health, social and environmental problems related to an urbanized, industrialized world
• Improve, innovate and create travel products and services to positively impact health, happiness, productivity and ultimately strengthen America’s economy
• Promote healthy lifestyle vacation travel as an engine for economic growth, personal enrichment and better work/life balance

Wellness Tourism Worldwide Founder & CEO, Camille Hoheb, remarked, “Wellness tourism cuts across multiple sectors to stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and a more comprehensive approach to population health and financial stability.” Adding, “Wellness Tourism Worldwide is constantly seeking ways to help others achieve their professional success and personal wellness goals and we believe this Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy, provides ample recommendations to do just that.”

Those wishing to get involved in wellness travel are invited to contact Wellness Tourism Worldwide through the contact page http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com/contact.html.

The report will be available for purchase online September 2, 2014 at http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com.

* The excerpt from “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy” in this press release is the property of Wellness Tourism Worldwide and any reference, citation or quotation is to be credited as “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy prepared by Wellness Tourism Worldwide.”

About Wellness Tourism Worldwide: Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW) is a leader in education, development and promotion of wellness travel. WTW works with companies, destinations and travel entrepreneurs to deliver meaningful experiences and boost revenue by improving the well-being of guests and clients. (http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com)

Media Contact: Camille Hoheb | camille@wellnesstourismworldwide.com | 310-720-1755

Luxury Travel Ltd Reveals Hot Luxury Deal Holiday for Luxury Shoppers in Vietnam

Luxury Travel Ltd Reveals Summer Holiday Trends and Recomends Discerning Holidaymakers to Exotic Beaches in Vietnam.

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 30, 2012 — Travelers rave about Vietnam’s exceptionally friendly people, unique 54 traditions, stunning landscape and gorgeous beach locations. But, discerning visitors often plan a trip to Vietnam with a single question in mind, “Is the summer a good time plan a visit?” The answer is “Yes!”.

Traditionally, the summer time in Vietnam was regarded as the ‘low season’ for tourism. This was because numerous potential vacationers were put off since June, July and August are the monsoon months. However, recently, travelers have come to learn that the central coast of Vietnam is at its very best temperatures, with blue skies, reduced humidity and mild onshore breezes.

Central Vietnam is a succession of spectacular coral sand beach locations ranging from fast paced seaside resorts to deserted hideaways and idyllic tropical islands. However, the region is a lot more than a beach destination. There is also a wide array of cultures, retailers, cuisine and natural beauty.

Accommodations in Central Vietnam are also different. Escape the crowds at the ultra-luxurious Nam Hai Resort and stay in many new luxury resorts at My Khe Beach. There is also the Kiem Resort in Nha Trang and Six Senses Nha Trang, with a lot of choices in between. The Phan Thiet Beach or Phu Yen may be just right for you, or try Furama in Danang or the superior-value Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang overlooking Nha Trang Bay on a private island.

Phu Quoc Island and Con Dao are newly emerging destinations for seaside breaks and beach front vacations. While cruising around Halong Bay, spending a night onboard a boat and relaxing on the Cat Ba Islands in North Vietnam are also amongst the favorite excursions for water loving travelers.

“Vietnam, an exotic destination, appeals to travelers with its unspoiled islands and beaches for holidaymakers. We are seeing interest in the An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas near Nha Trang, as well as Hyatt Regency Danang, Intercontinental Danang Resort, Fusion Maia Resort Hoian, Ana Mandara Hue. The next upcoming destination in Vietnam is the archipelago of Con Dao where Six Senses has developed a resort. Con Dao’s beaches are undeveloped so you are among the first to discover it. And now, we are offering stays of five nights for the price of only three.” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Travelers will still need to take temperatures into account, as heavy rain has an effect on the north and south of Vietnam. Usually, clouds show up quickly, a solid breeze springs up, the sky darkens, and the rain pours down for about 20 minutes, leaving behind calm skies, and soon, the sunshine returns and the temperature rise once more.

“Try one of our summer vacation packages and get a nice price reduction. However, you will still receive superior service, as guides and customer service teams are readily available just about every minute of each day, to make sure that your trip goes off without a problem. This is all a standard part of Luxury Travel’s service as an award winning luxury travel provider!” added Pham Ha.

For more information, visit http://luxurytravelvietnam.com/special-offers/index2.htm

Media Contact:
Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120
marketing12@luxurytravelvietnam.com
http://www.LuxuryTravelVietnam.com

Luxury Travel Reveals Summer Hot Deals and Recommends Discerning Holidaymakers to Exotic Beaches in Vietnam

Luxury Travel Ltd Reveals Summer Holiday Trends and Recommends Discerning Holidaymakers to Exotic Beaches in Vietnam.

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 26, 2012 — Travelers rave about Vietnam’s exceptionally friendly people, unique 54 traditions, stunning landscape and gorgeous beach locations. But, discerning visitors often plan a trip to Vietnam with a single question in mind, “Is the summer a good time plan a visit?” The answer is “Yes!”.

Traditionally, the summer time in Vietnam was regarded as the ‘low season’ for tourism. This was because numerous potential vacationers were put off since June, July and August are the monsoon months. However, recently, travelers have come to learn that the central coast of Vietnam is at its very best temperatures, with blue skies, reduced humidity and mild onshore breezes.

Central Vietnam is a succession of spectacular coral sand beach locations ranging from fast paced seaside resorts to deserted hideaways and idyllic tropical islands. However, the region is a lot more than a beach destination. There is also a wide array of cultures, retailers, cuisine and natural beauty.

Accommodations in Central Vietnam are also different. Escape the crowds at the ultra-luxurious Nam Hai Resort and stay in many new luxury resorts at My Khe Beach. There is also the Kiem Resort in Nha Trang and Six Senses Nha Trang, with a lot of choices in between. The Phan Thiet Beach or Phu Yen may be just right for you, or try Furama in Danang or the superior-value Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang overlooking Nha Trang Bay on a private island.

Phu Quoc Island and Con Dao are newly emerging destinations for seaside breaks and beach front vacations. While cruising around Halong Bay, spending a night onboard a boat and relaxing on the Cat Ba Islands in North Vietnam are also amongst the favorite excursions for water loving travelers.

“Vietnam, an exotic destination, appeals to travelers with its unspoiled islands and beaches for holidaymakers. We are seeing interest in the An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas near Nha Trang, as well as Hyatt Regency Danang, Intercontinental Danang Resort, Fusion Maia Resort Hoian, Ana Mandara Hue. The next upcoming destination in Vietnam is the archipelago of Con Dao where Six Senses has developed a resort. Con Dao’s beaches are undeveloped so you are among the first to discover it. And now, we are offering stays of five nights for the price of only three.” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Travelers will still need to take temperatures into account, as heavy rain has an effect on the north and south of Vietnam. Usually, clouds show up quickly, a solid breeze springs up, the sky darkens, and the rain pours down for about 20 minutes, leaving behind calm skies, and soon, the sunshine returns and the temperature rise once more.

“Try one of our summer vacation packages and get a nice price reduction. However, you will still receive superior service, as guides and customer service teams are readily available just about every minute of each day, to make sure that your trip goes off without a problem. This is all a standard part of Luxury Travel’s service as an award winning luxury travel provider!” added Pham Ha.

For more information, visit http://luxurytravelvietnam.com/special-offers/index2.htm

Media Contact:
Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120
marketing12@luxurytravelvietnam.com
http://www.LuxuryTravelVietnam.com

Luxury Travel Vietnam Ltd to Support Responsible Tourism

The company celebrates WTM WRTD once again at WTM London 2012. Travel companies, destinations and professionals worldwide recognise that responsible tourism offers a valuable and exciting new dimension to travel and tourism.

Hanoi, Vietnam, March 30, 2012 — Luxury Travel Ltd is a long established Asian specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Celebrating WTM WRTD once again, Luxury Travel Ltd has launch a number of new responsible tours in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. The company will run in-house training sessions and workshops in their offices, highlighting to all their staff the variety of initiatives and organizations that they support throughout Southeast Asia.

Luxury Travel will also highlight WTM WRTD through their website (http://www.wtmwrtd.com), Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, monthly newsletter that goes out to all their clients and industry contacts will be telling their database contacts all about it.

They will also highlight their support by uploading information onto the home page of their website. Luxury Travel has launched a new website adventurevietnam.com to promote responsible tourism with a slogan creating better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.

“We are delighted to join World Responsible Tourism Day at WTM 2012. We are committed to making our business more sustainable and responsible. We believe that by taking measured steps to build corporate and social responsibility into every aspect of our business, we can reduce the negative effects of the travel industry on our environment, and accentuate the positive impact of tourism by working to preserve the destinations we love for future destinations” said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Luxury Travel Ltd (http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is a long established specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is excellent in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator in Vietnam.

Media Contact:
David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120
marketing@luxurytravelvietnam.com
http://www.LuxuryTravelVietnam.com

Hawaii: Home to One of the Most Amazing Volcanoes in the World

Mauna Kea typically is a volcano on the island of Hawaii. Standing four,205 m (13,796 ft) above sea level, its peak is the actual highest point within the state of Hawaii. Though, a great deal of the mountain is actually below water; whenever calculated from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea typically is over 10,200 m (33,500 ft) tall-significantly taller than Mount Everest typically is above sea level. Mauna Kea is regarding a million years of age, as well as has thus passed the actual many active shield stage of lifetime hundreds of thousands of many years ago. Within its present post-shield state, its lava is a bit more viscous, resulting in a steeper profile. Late volcanism has as well provided it a lot rougher appearance compared to its neighboring volcanoes; contributing factors include the particular construction of cinder cones, the particular decentralization of its rift zones, the actual glaciation about its peak, plus the weathering effects of the prevailing trade winds. Mauna Kea endure erupted four,000 to be able to 6,000 many years ago. Based on the USGS, because of January 2012, the Volcanic-Alert Level typically is “Normal”.
In Hawaiian mythology, the peaks of the island of Hawaii usually are sacred, plus Mauna Kea is actually the actual most sacred of every. An historic legislation permitted just high-ranking tribal chiefs to be able to go to its peak. Historic Hawaiians living found on the slopes of Mauna Kea relied on its extensive forests for food, plus quarried the dense volcano-glacial basalts about its flanks for tool creation. When Europeans arrived within the late 18th century, settlers introduced cattle, sheep and game animals, several of which was feral and even began to be able to damage the actual mountain’s ecology. Mauna Kea is ecologically separated into three sections: a great alpine climate at its summit, a Sophora chrysophylla-Myoporum sandwicense (or simply mamane-naio) forest about its flanks, and also a particular Acacia koa-Metrosideros polymorpha (or simply koa-?ohi?a) woodland, now mostly cleared by the actual previous sugar industry, at its base. In recent many years, concern over the particular vulnerability of the native species has led to court situations which currently have forced the particular Hawaii Department of Land and in addition All-natural Resources to be able to eradicate just about all feral species about the mountain.
Alongside its significant altitude, dry environment, plus stable airflow, Mauna Kea’s summit is regarded as the actual best sites within the world for astronomical observation, and also one of several most controversial. Because the creation of a great access road within 1964, thirteen telescopes funded by eleven nations have been designed at the particular summit. The actual Mauna Kea Observatories usually are used for scientific research across the actual electromagnetic spectrum from visible light with radio, and comprise the particular largest these center within the world. Their construction about a “sacred landscape”, replete with endangered species and additionally ongoing cultural practices, continues to be a topic of debate and additionally protest. Research are generally underway in order to determine their effect found on the summit ecology.
Mauna Kea typically is one of five hotspot volcanoes which shape the island of Hawaii, the actual largest and also youngest island associated with the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain. Of many of these five volcanoes, Mauna Kea typically is the actual fourth oldest and additionally fourth many active. It began because a preshield volcano driven by the Hawaii hotspot about one million many years ago, and also became extremely active during its protect stage until 500,000 many years ago. Mauna Kea registered its quieter post-shield stage 250,000 with 200,000 many years ago, as well as is currently dormant.
Mauna Kea typically is over three,200 km3 (770 cu mi) with regard to volume, and so massive it and its neighbor, Mauna Loa, depress the actual ocean crust below it by 6 km (4 mi). The volcano continues to slip and also flatten beneath its own body weight at a rate of less than 0.2 mm (0.01 in) per year. A great deal of its mass lies east of its present summit. Mauna Kea stands four,205 m (13,800 ft) above sea degree, really 35 m (110 ft) high compared to its neighbor Mauna Loa. Calculated from its base found on the ocean floor, it rises over 10,000 m (33,000 ft), significantly greater compared to the particular elevation of Mount Everest above sea level, and additionally is the particular highest point in the state of Hawaii.
Like just about all Hawaiian volcanoes, Mauna Kea has been created by the particular Hawaiian hotspot, as the actual Pacific tectonic plate has relocated over a hotspot within the Earth’s fundamental mantle. The actual Hawaii island volcanoes are really only the latest evidence of this procedure which, over 70 million many years, has built the particular 6,000 km (3,700 mi)-long Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain. The prevailing, though certainly not completely settled, view typically is that the particular hotspot happens to be mostly stationary inside the planet’s mantle for much, in the event that certainly not almost all of the Cenozoic Era. Though, whilst Hawaiian volcanism is well-understood and extensively studied, right now there remains no definite explanation of the system that causes the actual hotspot impact.
Lava flows from Mauna Kea overlapped throughout complex levels alongside all those of its friends during the course of its growth. The majority of prominently, Mauna Kea is built upon elderly flows from Kohala to the actual northwest, and in addition intersects the base of Mauna Loa in order to the south. The actual original eruptive fissures (rift zones) within the flanks of Mauna Kea were buried by its post-shield volcanism. Hilo Ridge, a prominent underwater rift zone structure east of Mauna Kea, had been once believed to be a part of the volcano; nevertheless, it is actually at this point understood in order to be a rift zone of Kohala that happens to be impaired by more youthful Mauna Kea flows.
The shield-stage lavas which built the actual massive key mass associated with the mountain happen to be tholeiitic basalts, like all those of Mauna Loa, created through the particular mixing of main magma and also subducted oceanic crust. They happen to be covered by the particular oldest exposed rock strata on Mauna Kea, the post-shield alkali basalts associated with the Hamakua Volcanics, which erupted between 250,000 not to mention 70-65,000 many years ago. The latest volcanic flows tend to be hawaiites and even mugearites: they tend to be the particular post-shield Laupahoehoe Volcanics, erupted between 65,000 as well as four,000 years ago. Many of these changes inside lava composition accompanied the particular slow reduction of the provide of magma with the summit, which led with weaker eruptions that afterward gave option to isolated episodes associated with volcanic dormancy. The Laupahoehoe lavas are far more viscous and even contain more volatiles compared to the actual earlier tholeiitic basalts; their thicker flows significantly steepened Mauna Kea’s flanks. In addition, explosive eruptions have built cinder cones close to the summit. Many of these cones tend to be the the majority of recent eruptive centers of Mauna Kea. Its present summit is dominated by lava domes and even cinder cones up to 1.5 km (0.9 mi) within diameter and even hundreds of meters tall.
Scoria and cinder cones on Mauna Kea’s summit inside wintertime
Glacial evidence on Mauna Kea, outlining terminal moraines (“m”) and even till (“w”)
Mauna Kea is actually the actual only Hawaiian volcano alongside distinct evidence of glaciation. Synonymous deposits most likely existed on Mauna Loa, however, have been covered by later lava flows. Despite Hawaii’s tropical place, during the course of many past ice ages a drop of only a degree inside temperature enabled snow with stay at the particular mountain’s summit via summertime, triggering the particular formation of an ice cap. There are three shows of glaciation that have been recorded within the last 180,000 years: the actual Pohakuloa (180-130 ka), Waihu (80-60 ka) plus Makanaka (40-13 ka) show. Many of these have extensively sculpted the summit, depositing moraines along with a circular ring of until and in addition gravel along the mountain’s upper flanks. Subglacial eruptions built cinder cones throughout the actual Makanaka glaciation, almost all of which happened to be heavily gouged by glacial action. The particular most recent cones had been built between 9000 as well as 4500 years ago, atop the glacial deposits, although 1 study indicates which the endure eruption will currently have been around 3600 years ago.
At their maximum extent, the actual glaciers extended from the summit right down to between 3,220 not to mention 3,800 m (10,500 and also 12,500 ft) of elevation.[23] A little body of permafrost, less than 25 m (80 ft) over, had been found at the actual summit of Mauna Kea before 1974, and also could still be present. Tiny gullies etch the summit, formed by rain- and even snow-fed streams that flow only in the course of winter melt and additionally rain showers. Found on the windward side associated with the mountain, flow erosion driven by trade winds has accelerated erosion inside a way synonymous to this on more aged Kohala.
Mauna Kea is actually dwelling to Lake Waiau, the highest lake within the Pacific Basin. At a great altitude of 3,969 m (13,022 ft), it lies in the Pu?u Waiau cinder cone and in addition is truly the only alpine lake inside Hawaii. The actual lake typically is pretty little plus shallow, with a surface community of 0.73 ha (1.80 acres) as well as a depth of 3 m (10 ft). Radiocarbon dating of samples at the base of the lake indicates it ended up being well-defined of ice 12,600 many years ago. Hawaiian lavas are generally typically permeable, preventing the formation of ponds due with infiltration. Here, either sulfur-bearing steam changed the particular volcanic ash with low-permeability clays, or alternatively explosive interactions between increasing magma and groundwater or alternatively surface drinking water (phreatic eruptions) formed exceptionally fine ash which also would lower the permeability associated with the lake bed.

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Luxury Travel Ltd’s Founder Suggests a Slogan for Vietnam Tourism

With 15 years of experience in the travel industry, Pham Ha (founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd) suggests a slogan inspired by what Vietnam has to offer and which sets Vietnam apart from other destinations in the region.

Hanoi, Vietnam, December 03, 2011 – With increasing profits from tourism, Vietnam is poised to seize the opportunity to maximize its potential as a premier destination in Asia.

For several years, Vietnam has been gradually increasing its popularity a tourist destination. With its booming economy, growing middle class and constantly improving standards of service, its profile as a bright new Asian destination has brought great rewards.

The current logo “Vietnam – the hidden charm” may be a key to further growth, and local authorities are looking for a striking rebrand which will open up the window of opportunity even further.

With 15 years of experience in the travel industry, Pham Ha (founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd) suggests a slogan inspired by what Vietnam has to offer and which sets Vietnam apart from other destinations in the region. Experience Vietnam! An Asian Charm

1. Thrills, 2. Nature, 3. heritage, 4. festival, 5. pristine, 6. enjoyment, 7. scenery, 8. essence

1. Thrills:
The thrills on offer are endless and span a wide range, including: hiking, trekking, biking, kayaking, climbing, rafting, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, hot air ballooning, camping, yachting and more. Some of the locations where these activities can be enjoyed include: Sapa, Halong Bay, Cu Lao Cham, the Central Highlands, the Mekong Delta, Phan Thiet, Con Dao, the Phu Quoc Islands and many more.

2. Nature:
The nature amazes, from the green beauty of the national parks, reserves and ramsars to the mountains, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and grottoes. Halong Bay is a new seven natural wonder of the world. Discover the natural allure of Vietnam by indulging in a wide array of accommodations, tour packages and attractions at places such as Mai Chau, Sapa, Ha Giang, Ba Be, Halong Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang, the òCentral Highlands, Nam Cat Tien and many more.

3. Heritage:
With its long history and unique way of life, Vietnam has a rich heritage. There are many interesting and diverse sites to be found around the country. In fact, Vietnam boasts 7 world natural and cultural heritage sites, not to mention many intangible heritages.

World Heritage Site List:

My Son Sanctuary
Hoi An Ancient Town
Complex of Hue Monuments
Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Ha Noi
Ho Dynasty Citadel
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park
Ha Long Bay

Other traditional elements of Vietnamese heritage:

Quan Ho Bac Ninh folk songs
The Space of Gong Culture in the Central Highlands of Vietnam
Nha Nhac Vietnamese Royal Court Music
Ca Tru singing
Hat Xoan Singing

4. Festivals:
Many colorful festivals can be enjoyed year round. The time after Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) is especially exciting. Festivals include the Perfume Pagoda, Hung King, Kate, Lim and Giay Festivals, just to name a few.

5. Pristine:
Many pristine islands and beaches are to be found in this tropical country. Vietnam has 3620 km of coastline, with beautiful white sand beaches and world class resorts. Of these, you should not miss the stunning sand and clear waters of My Khe, Cua Dai, Nha Trang, Ninh Van Bay, Quy Nhon, Mui Ne, Vung Tau, Phu Quoc and the Con Dao Islands.

6. Enjoyment:
Holidaymakers have the choice of new and trendy boutique hotels, spas, golfing, cruises, shopping centres, restaurants and nightlife. With new luxury hotels and world class golf courses having recently opened or set to open soon, and the introduction of luxury train journeys, exclusive cruises and upscale private tours spanning the length of the country, Vietnam is fast emerging as an exciting destination in Asia.

7. Scenery:
Spectacular scenery and a diverse landscape exist from North to South. Mountains, forests, nature reserves, rivers, beaches, and islands are all here to be enjoyed. Verdant patchworks of rice paddies and pointed lampshade-style hats are just a small part of what there is to be seen in this formerly war ravaged country. Visitors will see more than the economic repression often portrayed on worldwide television and in newspapers. There is also natural beauty, a harmonious array of ethnic cultures, imperial monuments, timeless traditional villages, idyllic sea resorts and dynamic cities.

8. Essence:
Vietnam boasts scores of traditions, lifestyles and religions. The friendly and hospitable population has been influenced by the cultures of China, France and America, and this is reflected in the country’s lifestyle, architecture, cuisine and art. Vietnam is a True Asian Charm. Experience Vietnam Now!

Contact:
David Nguyen
Luxury Travel Company
05 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist
Hanoi, Vietnam 71000
+84.4.3927 4120
phamha@luxurytravelvietnam.com
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Spain Visual Launches New Version Of Its Tourism Website And The New Advertising Campaign…

www.spainvisual.com launches new version of its portal with major graphical enhancements, content and navigability.

“Spain Visual”, tourism portal located in Barcelona, has incorporated into this new version links to blogs and social networks and Web 2.0 start. It also has added a new destination Asturias, being under preparation on Galicia and Castilla Leon.

Video contents have been hosted on a dedicated server in the U.S. of the renowned company specializing in network video Sorensonmedia to offer streaming video in a professional manner.

It also has integrated into the portal advertising banners AffiliateFuture that guarantee the best deals in the sector.

His slogan “Look, find & booking” sums up the philosophy of the portal, a tool to explore the core values of a destination from your PC, Iphone or mobile and be able to choose the more attractive, making available to the navigator also all tools necessary to book everything you need at competitive prices.

Company sources indicate that short-term goals are, on one side complete the presentation of the few brands and other tourist missing translation from Russian and Chinese portal at the time it is possible to boost the brand in Spain these markets in future.

As for other improvements, try to integrate into each brand booking engines presented the specific destination of the hotel association to help improve the margins of the sector.

With this platform “Spain Visual” hopes to bring added value and efficiency to promote the network of the Spanish tourist industry.

Contact Details: http://www.spainvisual.com
Arian Pombo
618334524

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