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The Painstaking Process of Preserving a 400-Pound Blue Whale Heart

In 2014, the carcass of a female blue whale washed ashore off the coast of Rocky Harbour, a town in western Newfoundland, Canada. The discovery quickly garnered headlines worldwide as locals scrambled to figure out what to do with the massive mammal that suddenly showed up on their doorstep. (It was one of nine blue whales in the area to perish after being trapped in ice—a tragic loss that resulted in a decrease of the species’ Northwest Atlantic population by 3 percent.) Now, three years later, that very same whale is…

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3 Extraordinary Hotels to Add to Your Bucket List

Jul. 21st, 2017 The world is home to hundreds of thousands of hotels, all offering their own unique style and brand of service. But very few have captured the hearts and minds of the travel community in such a way as these three hospitality gems. From the glittering lights of Saigon, to the winding souks of Marrakech and the icy horizons of Sweden, these properties are dubbed as some of the world’s most extraordinary.  The Royal Mansour, Morocco Owned by the King himself, this grand hotel is no stranger to royalty and…

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News: Work on state-of-the-art Delta facility at LaGuardia to begin this summer

New York government Andrew Cuomo has announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners have given final approval to a lease agreement with Delta Air Lines for its new $ 4 billion, 37-gate facility at LaGuardia Airport. This is the final component of the transformation of LaGuardia into a completely rebuilt, unified 21st century airport. The Port Authority has committed a fixed amount of no more than $ 600 million to the Delta project, with the airline providing $ 3.4 billion and assuming responsibility for…

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News: Café Pacifico to celebrate National Tequila Day in London

Café Pacifico will be hosting a celebration of National Tequila Day on Monday, July 24th. Tequila lovers are invited to unwind after the mad Monday rush and absorb the lively Mexican atmosphere, while sampling one of the 150 tequilas and 50 mescals stocked behind the bar. The evening, taking place at the UK’s first ever Mexican restaurant, will include a DJ playing some of the best Mexican tunes to get you in the mood. Guests will be able to customise their very own Paloma cocktail (a classic Mexican favourite!), by…

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News: Wyndham to acquire AmericInn for $170m

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to acquire the Minnesota-based AmericInn hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality. The deal is worth a reported $ 170 million. AmericInn’s portfolio consists of 200 primarily franchised hotels with approximately 11,600 rooms in 21 states, predominately in the Midwestern US, Ohio Valley, and Mountain states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and North Dakota. The brand’s US pipeline consists of 23 hotels. Committed to its asset-light strategy, Wyndham Hotel Group will explore options to divest the owned portfolio, which…

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News: UK government reveals aviation policy consultation

Manchester Airport will be expanded as the aviation sector develops in the UK Shaping aviation to help boost economic growth, connectivity and skills will be at the centre of a new strategy to prepare the industry for the next the decades and beyond, the government announced today. The public are being asked to have their say on how this vital sector should respond to a range of technological, security, environmental and customer service challenges. The review also looks at how the government can support future growth in an industry which…

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News: Earthquake kills two tourists on holiday island of Kos, Greece

Two people have been killed on the holiday island of Kos following a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea. The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12 kilometres north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, earlier this morning, with a depth of ten kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. At least 100 others were also injured at the popular tourist destination, while several people were injured as they tried to flee the quake in the Turkish city of Bodrum. The two deceased have not been named. However, local police have revealed that one…

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