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Virgin Galactic relocates to Spaceport America, New Mexico as it edges closer to commercial space travel

Some of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are customers of Spaceport which houses both 12000 foot vertical launch pad and 200 foot horizontal runway.   Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program had advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, California to their commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico.

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John Farnham headlining The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine at the 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

John Farnham and his iconic voice are slated to headline The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine at the 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.     Over 10 days, close to 300,000 people will attend more than 77 events taking place including a floral street procession.   The 70th program launch was officially unveiled last week by  Cr Geoff McDonald with some very special people in attendance.

Toowoomba City Cr Geoff Mc Donald said, “What makes Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers so special is that there is so much to experience – if you love emerging music, we have that.   If you are a gardener, we have plenty! I  f you are a foodie, then prepare for flavour overload.   If you love a low and slow BBQ with a beer to match, that’s easy! If you are here for gardening tips and tricks, then take a seat.   If wine is your thing, then choose a colour!   If you want to learn the history of our classic pubs, take in a steam train ride, experience a Tombstone Tour, be wowed by an amazing teapot exhibition or be surrounded by hanging flower baskets, then we also have all that!”

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10 events to experience in Outback Queensland

More than 20 different event organisations, shires and local groups, from Longreach to Winton, Paroo, Birdsville, Roma, Cunnamulla, Charleville collaborated to promote Outback Queensland’s destinations.

Cunnamulla’s world-famous Saddle Bronc cowboy and famed Indigenous horseman, Angus Mitchell were there on his beloved rodeo horse, as well as the Boulia Camel, a whip cracking goanna, cowboys from the Isa Rodeo, LIVE MUSIC from band Open Season, an original Cob & Co wagon, the world famous Outback Racing Loo and the racing team, an Outback BBQ which was free for the first 250 people, hosted by much-loved chef Matt Golinski serving up Queensland Outback beef and more!

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Game Night at Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore

It is a Ritz-Carlton hotel’s first customised Monopoly board game.  The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore debuts a bespoke edition of Monopoly, the world’s favourite board game. While playing this exclusive edition of Monopoly, guests can learn about Singapore as a destination, and the unique guest experiences available in our luxurious five-star property in Marina Bay.

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15 of the world’s newest 5-star hotels

The 2019 award recipients of Forbes 61st annual Travel Guide recognized the world’s finest properties and rewarding gracious, intuitive service.  210 hotels across the globa achieved the coveted Five-Star Award.  It included 21 new Five-Star hotels, 49 new Four-Star hotels and 62 new hotels in the Recommended category.   Other first-time recipients include six Five-Star restaurants, eight Five-Star spas and 21 Four-Star spas.

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80 Arty Things To Do across Eight Cultural Trails in Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven Tourism has launched eight arts & cultural trails throughout the stunning coastal region, with each unique trail highlighting the charm of the South Coast.

“We are so lucky to have such a vibrant arts and culture scene in the Shoalhaven, with many talented makers as well as great places to see and engage with art. Art is an important part of any city and it reflects the diversity, creativity and history of this wonderful place we live in.”  said Shoalhaven Mayor, Amanda Findley.  Presented in a new 32-page Art and Culture Guide, the eight trails showcase a diverse range of the top 80 fun things to do across the region in the following categories:
Shoalhaven Art and Culture Guide

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Public Art
  • Heritage
  • Craft & Artisan
  • Music & Performing Arts
  • Events & Festivals
  • Workshops & Talks

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A taste of Grange at 40,000 feet: High Altitude Wine Tasting

Qantas_150626_43182In what may be a first in aviation, luxury tour operator Constellation Journeys will host a premium Penfold’s wine tasting at cruising altitude of 40,000 feet, on board the company’s privately chartered Qantas Boeing 747.

Guests travelling in Business Prestige and Business Class on Constellation Journey’s
2019 Around the World journey will have time to sample a range of Australia’s finest wines including among others, Yattarna Chardonnay, St Henri Shiraz and the legendary Penfolds Grange.

 The tasting, including wines selected by Qantas Sommeliers together with specially prepared tasting notes, will be conducted with expert guidance from Qantas’ highly trained inflight hospitality team.

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