Dominican Republic Carnival Masked Character at
WTM November 2008 – To showcase their annual vibrant
carnival, Dominican Republic will have a carnival masked
character on display at WTM on their stand CA8000.
The character depicted, called "Diablo Cojuelo" is the main
attraction at the "La Vega Carnival", which is the most
popular of the carnivals held in Dominican Republic.
Carnival also takes place in other towns such as Santiago,
Santo Domingo and Bonao.
Carnival is celebrated during the entire month of February
filling each weekend with parades, events and competitions.
Each town offers their own twist to the event. The
celebration climaxes on or near the 27th of February,
Dominican Independence Day. The celebration brings with it
much colour and tradition from the vivid colours of the
costumes, the spirited music and lively dancing.
The use of masks to symbolize spiritual, supernatural and
unknown spirit world entities has been used since before
recorded history to either depict, get the attention of, or
to hide from a higher or more spiritual being.
No matter where one goes to see Carnival it is a true fusion
of culture and religion Dominican style. Always a grand
blend of colours, music, wild activities and exciting
dances. The “Diablo Cojuelos” come out into the streets
swinging their weapons and cracking their whips.
Come and meet "Diablo Cojuelo" at WTM and collect a
miniature mask from him......
About Dominican Republic:
Rich in history, the Dominican Republic’s first tourist was
Christopher Columbus in 1492. Since then, it has developed
into a diverse and luxurious destination offering both
Dominican Republic and European flavours to more than
220,000 British visitors each year. A leader in eco-tourism,
the Dominican Republic created the world’s first Whale
Sanctuary and has established protection zones for more than
20 percent of its land and coastal areas. The country boasts
some of the world’s best golf courses and beaches, the
largest marinas in the Caribbean and is a chosen escape for
celebrities, couples and families. Visit the Dominican
Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official Web site at:
or call +44 (0)20 7242 7778.
Last year Jamaica was named Leading Caribbean Destination
and Leading Cruise Destination by the World Travel Awards.
In 2007 it was also lassified by the World Investment Report
as ‘an over performing foreign direct investment location,
offering a variety of opportunities for investment’. In
addition, over 3 million tourists voted their feet last year
by choosing to“Make it Jamaica”.
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Barbados company has won the 2008 World
Travel Awards accolade for the Caribbean's Leading Travel
The announcement that TotallyBarbados.com copped
the award for the second year in a row was made Tuesday (November
11th, 2008) at the annual World Travel Market in London, England
which features over 5,000 exhibitors from 200 countries.
TotallyBarbados.com beat out travel websites from Jamaica,
Antigua-Barbuda, St. Kitts-Nevis, Aruba, Bermuda, the British Virgin
Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
TotallyBarbados.com features more than 3,000 pages of information on
the island and uses search engine optimization to improve the odds
of swiftly finding the articles, events and other listings on the
Brett Callaghan, owner and Managing Director of TotallyBarbados.com,
who was in London for the 2008 World Travel Market, was elated at
winning again: "It's amazing to win for the second year in a row,"
he said after the announcement at the ExCel centre in London, in the
presence of officials from the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA).
Callaghan, 34, is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and
lived in Canada for 12 years before returning to Barbados to set up
the company in 2005.
"I think it's because we are very informative and the most
up-to-date; and TotallyBarbados.com is one of only five per cent of
websites that conform to World Wide Web design standards," he added.
Callaghan thanked all who voted for Totally Barbados, including the
nearly 100 commercial premium supporters of the TotallyBarbados.com
website, in particular the retail jewellery chain Diamonds
International, which has been a "platinum supporter" since the
website's inception in 2005.
The 2008 award for the Caribbean's Leading Travel Information
Website was voted on by over 160,000 travel professionals and
organizations from more than 160 countries.
The World Travel Awards were initiated in 1993 to celebrate
professional excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry.
Travel professionals and discerning travelers have come to regard
the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel
product could hope to receive.
Totally Barbados Inc.
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WEDDINGS AND GOLF PACKAGES
Jamaica Tours is pleased to announce our Weddings and Golf Packages.
We create affordable weddings that will make this a memorable day
for you. Whether it’s barefoot on the beach, or on the lawns of the
Greenwood Great House overlooking the Caribbean Sea, or at Dunn’s
River River Falls, with its magnificent 600ft., waterfall, we will
make it very special for you.
"54 Holes, One Destination" The perfect place for that perfect Game.
Escape in the island paradise of Jamaica and experience the perfect
place for Golf. Our special golf package includes golfing at the
three (3) premier Golf Courses in Rosehall and roundtrip
transfers.We can help you make the right choices!
Safaris in Mozambique.
ONE AFRICA owns, manages and markets two unique safari experiences
in Mozambique. Although not a traditional safari destination,
Mozambique’s national parks and reserves are re-emerging from their
turbulent past, revealing a handful of wilderness gems that
perfectly complement the more established marine treasures along its
coastline. As such, ONE AFRICA’S unique safari experiences in
Mozambique are not your two game-drives a day, tick off the Big 5,
anyone-for-Belgian-truffles-type safaris… Far from it, in fact, with
travellers these days being smarter and far more value-driven than
the same-old, same-old caters for, we believe that the difference
between a ONE AFRICA experience and your more typical photographic
safari is all in the approach. We like to approach each of our
safaris as a personal and real encounter between our guests, their
hosts, and the surrounding environment. We are inspired by
Mozambique’s wild places, her lively people, and most of all, her
MOJA SAFARI WILDERNESS - NIASSA NATIONAL RESERVE
We have been extremely fortunate to secure a stunning private
concession within the vast Niassa National Reserve in the far north
of the country. In close proximity to both Lake Malawi as well as
the regional coastal hub, Pemba and the nearby Quirimbas
Archipelago, MOJA SAFARI WILDERNESS is one of the first ecotourism
concessions made available within the Niassa Reserve. More than
twice the size of South Africa’s Kruger National Park, the Niassa
Reserve’s 42 000 kms2 make it not only by far the largest
conservation area in Mozambique, but also one of the most extensive
protected areas in Africa, especially with recent efforts to
establish a wildlife corridor between it and the Selous Game Reserve
to the north.
Due to the nature of the reserve, and in keeping with the ideals of
the classic wilderness experience, our launch product, MOJA EXPLORE
MOBILE SAFARIS is a memorable walking and canoeing safari along the
magical Lugenda River. Our simple, open-plan tented camps are
supremely comfortable, with hot water, cold drinks, delicious meals,
and cosy beds. However, our guest will be encouraged to immerse
themselves in Niassa life, feeling part of something rather than
feeling disconnected from it. Niassa is not the place to visit
hidden behind the safe confines of a gin-and-tonic-flavoured
Hollywood re-interpretation… It is raw, beautiful, and truly
inspiring. Niassa provides a glimpse of Africa as yet untainted by
mass commercialisation, bad media, and ineffectual politics. MOJA
EXPLORE MOBILE SAFARIS present an adventurous and realistic insight
into this truly magical region. Niassa is a place of extreme sensory
inspiration and emotional attachment, and we at MOJA SAFARI
WILDERNESS invite you to come walk, paddle and explore it with us,
and learn to love it as we do…warts and all!
EXPLORE GORONGOSA - GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK
The exciting news that we will share further with you at WTM this
year is that we have just entered into an exclusive agreement with
the management body of Mozambique’s flagship conservation area,
Gorongosa National Park, to operate luxury walking safaris within
this wholly unique and visually spectacular national treasure. Under
the operating title, EXPLORE GORONGOSA, we invite you and your
guests to join us on a one-of-a-kind luxury walking safari
experience, providing a unique insight into the Park’s visionary
restoration project aimed at re-establishing the natural wonders of
this awesome wildlife sanctuary. Our exclusive safaris will be lead
by top regional professional guides and will be based from our
quirky semi-permanent tented camp situated on our very own private
operational area within the Park.
One Africa. Inspiring unique safari experiences.
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