Couple Travels the Globe to Say ‘I Do’ in 30 Exotic Locales
Wedding planning between an engaged couple that involves a “glass of wine or two” typically results in a decision to tack on a few extra names to the guest list, maybe go wild with chocolate instead of vanilla cake or forget the whole affair.
For Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant, a couple from Manchester, England, that planning session resulted in a change-your-life-forever decision to get married 30 times in 30 of the most unique and unusual locations they could find around the globe.
“As we looked for a place to get married before we left our lives behind to travel around the world for the years, the wedding opportunities offered to us in the U.K. did not suit what we wanted,” Pelling, 32, told Goodmorningamerica.com as the couple traveled through Uruguay to Brazil for ceremony number 24.
Tourism to Spain’s rescue?
Holidaymakers headed to recession-hit Spain in record numbers in July, official data showed Wednesday, propelled in particular by a boom in the number of German tourists. Foreign tourist numbers surged by 328,000, or 4.4 percent, from last year to an unprecedented 7.7 million in July, said a tourism survey released by the government. Tourism is crucial to the Spanish economy, accounting for 10 percent of gross domestic product.
A surge in the number of German tourists packing their bags for Spain was mostly responsible for the gains, but numbers were also up sharply from France, the United States, Portugal and the Nordic nations. But despite British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg taking their holidays in Spain, overall British tourist arrivals stagnated, rising just 0.5 percent.
Rio prepared to have enough hotels
Hotel shortages should not be a problem at the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Sports minister Aldo Rebelo says on Thursday that large investments are being made in the sector and there will be more than enough hotel rooms to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Singapore Airlines set to redefine airport lounge experience
Singapore Airlines has appointed renowned architectural and interior design firm ONG&ONG to develop a new design concept to be applied to all of the Airline’s airport lounges worldwide. The appointment is part of a more than $20 million investment program in SilverKris Lounges for the next five years intended to enhance the travel experience of our customers.
The new design concept will be rolled out progressively to the Airline’s lounges from the middle of next year. The SilverKris Lounge at Sydney Airport will be the first to be fitted out with the new design concept.