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Meet the Best whl.travel Local Travel Experts of 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 27 January 2012

With a steady eye on identifying fun, interactive and ethical travel experiences, the whl.travel global online travel-booking network taps into and magnifies the excellence of local tourism experts who. Alone, these experts are local leaders, but united they have become a forceful global presence for the right kind of tourism, sharing with major markets all…

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Travel Chat with Fabiola Duerig, a Local Expert in Colombia

  • WHL Group
  • 25 November 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. Today we talked to Fabiola Duerig of Las Pleyades Travel, the whl.travel local partner for travel in Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia, and the Green Path Transfers connection for private, responsible ground transportation on the Colombian coast.

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In Motion: Local Transport from Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 5 October 2011

We believe that the different forms of local transport are unique qualities of a place that, when experienced, are a vital part of a local travel experience. To know a place is to get around it the way local people do: cramming yourself into a chicken bus in South America, throwing caution to the wind in a tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia or boarding a ferry in Africa. We’re sure you will find these rides to be a brilliant bonding experience with locals.

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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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The Inside Word on… Santa Marta, Colombia

  • by Fabiola Duerig
  • 8 February 2011

Anyone who visits Santa Marta, Colombia, must visit Tayrona National Park, a natural paradise with some of the best beaches in the world, the mystical Lost City in the nearby mountains and the surrounding estuary mouths of rivers at the Caribbean Sea. It is also worthwhile to visit the small bays and towns nearby to interact with local people and to learn about their customs and culture. These are just some of the ideas revealed through the Inside Word, in which our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods.

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Top Five Picks for Off-Season Hotspots

  • WHL Group
  • 1 September 2010

School is back in session and summer is sadly coming to an end in the northern hemisphere. Luckily many holiday deals are commencing. To help you make a decision about where to go to satisfy any unfulfilled travel cravings, the WHL Group presents here five of its favourite off-season autumn holiday destinations in Antigua & Barbuda, China, Colombia, Lithuania and Tunisia.

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Opening the Book on Literary Locales

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 16 July 2010

Mention literary destinations and many people immediately conjure up images of 19th-century Britain – dingy Dickensian London and the rolling hills of Wordsworth’s beloved Lake District – or the United States, with its Beat poets in New York and San Francisco, and Mark Twain’s tales of life on the Mississippi. Of course, literature has left its imprint far and wide across the globe. Here is just a smattering of other novel (excuse the pun) locations.

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Cartagena, Colombia, Brings Caribbean Colour to the whl.travel Network

  • whl.travel
  • 31 May 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH, PORTIGUESE, FRENCH AND GERMAN. The Caribbean port of Cartagena, Colombia, is an attractive winter escape that lives up to its romantic reputation as a city of rich history interwoven with a vivacious culture full of music, tasty cuisine and good-humoured people.

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Photo of the Week: A Buritaca Sunset in Santa Marta, Colombia

  • Image by Carlos Martín, text by Fabiola Duerig, whl.travel local connection in Santa Marta
  • 13 December 2009

A Buritaca sunset is unique. Here, a local child basks in its glory while walking along the river of the same name that flows into the Caribbean Sea. Buritaca is located at the base of the northern foothills of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada, 50 minutes from Santa Marta. In recent years it has become a popular…

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Santa Marta Is whl.travel’s First Destination in Colombia

  • whl.travel
  • 3 September 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IS ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. Santa Marta, known for its beautiful beaches, thrilling festivals, great weather, good value and laid back vibe, is one of Colombia’s most popular resort towns, attracting tourist from around the world throughout the year.

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