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The Coastal Paradise of Ein Sokhna Joins whl.travel Egypt

  • whl.travel
  • 7 October 2011

Only an hour east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo lies the coastal paradise of Ein Sokhna. Spend the morning taking in the majestic wonder of the Egyptian pyramids and then make the short drive for an afternoon dip in the crystal-clear waters of the northern Gulf of Suez or a visit to some of the oldest monasteries in the world.

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Travel the Colombia Coast the Green Way with Las Pleyades

  • Victoria Okoye
  • 30 May 2011

The alluring city of Santa Marta is located on Colombia’s northeastern coast. Affectionately named ‘the pearl of the Colombian Caribbean,’ Santa Marta’s backdrop is blessed by gorgeous natural scenery, a powerful draw to travellers. Key to preserving the area’s beauty for future generations is a strong environmental conscience, like the one exhibited by Las Pleyades, a local tourism company setting green trends with its eco-conscious transfer and ground transportation services.

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Malta Spas: Both Natural Pools and Luxury Treatment Centres

  • Vanessa Marino
  • 26 April 2011

As a tiny group of islands in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a water-lover’s wonderland, where some people’s idea of a good soak is in the crystalline seawater itself, admiring the underwater marine life through the lens of goggles and with a snorkel. For others, a relaxing dunk means indulging in the creature comforts of luxury travel; they head straight to the Malta spas.

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One of the World’s Most Important Coastal Ecosystems: Paraná, Brazil

  • Guilherme Mendes Thomaz
  • 7 April 2011

Curitiba, the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná, is the biggest city in Southern Brazil. Despite its size, it is considered by some people to be an ‘unknown’ destination. Most travellers also do not even imagine the exuberant flora and fauna found in the city and its surrounding areas, especially the wonderful islands on Paraná’s coastline, a land of amazing landscapes, rich animal and vegetation biodiversity, spectacular bends, canyons, gorges, waterfalls and a lot more.

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The Red Sea Resort of Safaga, Egypt, Joins whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 17 December 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC. The Egyptian port city of Safaga, built on the black sands of the Red Sea shore, offers a welcoming, friendly retreat from the hectic pace of life in the country’s major tourist hot spots. Two lengthy coral reefs skirt the coastline and promise plenty of great dive sites, while the engulfing waters are internationally renowned for both their perfect windsurfing conditions and their healing properties.

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Autumn Is the New Summer: Browsing the Best Off-Season Beach Breaks

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 14 September 2010

If you too are still a little peeved by the summer washout and aren’t yet ready to batten down the hatches in preparation for another gruelling winter, fear not! There are still plenty of places to replenish that flagging vitamin D. And better yet, you won’t have to break the bank or fight tooth and nail for your patch of sand. Bliss! Here we check out which whl.travel (www.whl.travel) destinations have the best beach-break ability to blow away those autumn cobwebs.

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The Soneva Gili Resort, Maldives: A 2010 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • Melissa Cornejo
  • 13 September 2010

With the finalists of Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Award now announced, the honourable endeavours of six small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators that champion responsible practices in the travel industry are being celebrated. The second of the finalists to have received a visit from the Wild Asia team was the Soneva Gili resort, the first all-over-water lodge of the Republic of Maldives.

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The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malaysia: A 2010 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • WHL Group
  • 6 September 2010

With the finalists of Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Award now announced, the honourable endeavours of six small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators that champion responsible practices in the travel industry are being celebrated. The first of the finalists to have received a visit from the Wild Asia team was the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa in Malaysia.

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Photo of the Week: A Wandering Hermit Crab, Los Cabos, Mexico

  • Jacqueline Baleon (photo), Karem Matamoros (text)
  • 6 June 2010

Los Cabos, Mexico, is blessed with an enormous biodiversity, which has earned it several labels, such as The Desert of Eden. This picture was taken on Bahia de Los Sueños (Dream’s Bay), a beach located directly southwest of the city of La Paz in Baja California Sur and known for its solitude, marine wildlife, crystalline waters and white sand.

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