Do good as you globetrot
ANIMAL lovers will be able to take part in new Humane Society International tours to sanctuaries housing rescued animals such as ostriches, giraffes and elephants next year, starting with a tour to South Africa in January.
Guests will spend seven days at SanWild wildlife sanctuary near Johannesburg, viewing rescued African wildlife including lions, hippos and zebras.
They will also spend a day on safari at Kruger National Park, one of the largest national parks in the world.
The six-night trip costs $ 2500 a person, twin share, excluding flights, with travel fees going towards local animal protection groups.
The society is hoping to introduce similar trips to Bhutan, Canada and Guatemala.
The Oscars of travel
MAURITIUS was named the world’s leading island destination in the 2010 World Travel Awards, while the Maldives was the most romantic.
Montego Bay in Jamaica won the title of leading beach destination and Pacific Resort Aitutaki in the Cook Islands was the leading boutique island resort.
The awards, which are known as the ‘‘ Oscars of the travel industry’’, were announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House hotel this week.
Etihad was named the leading airline at the awards, but Singapore Airlines took the title for the best inflight entertainment.
Buri Al Arab hotel in Dubai received the award for the world’s leading hotel, Royal Caribbean was named best cruise line, and Dorint Vital Royal Spa Seefeld/ Tirol in Austria was the leading ski resort. February. Dinner with NFL great Joe Montana is included.
The luxury tour costs $ 14,750, land only. It includes accommodation at five-star hotels and access-all-areas tickets to the game.
Ultimate Sports Tours will also lead another seven-day tour to the Formula 1 in May
Costing $ 16,500, the trip will include dinner with Mark Webber, arrival on race day via helicopter and watching the qualifying race aboard a luxury yacht.
TOP SPOT: Mauritius was recognised in the World Travel Awards; and ostriches at SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary.