Princess Grace hotel suite in Monte Carlo is $48,000 a night

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(CNN) — You can do a lot with $48,000 -- pick up a couple of basic SUVs, acquire three Bitcoins or even buy a small house.Or, as of February 2018, you can drop the whole chunk of change on one night in what's being touted as the most expensive and exclusive suite on the French Riviera.The opulent two-bedroom Princess Grace suite is the centrepiece of four-year, multimillion dollar renovations at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo in the swanky Mediterranean principality of Monaco. Legacy of Princess GraceThe suite takes its name from Academy Award-winning actress Grace Kelly.Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesThe 910-square-meter luxury suite takes its name, and its style pointers, from celebrated US movie star Grace Kelly, who became a princess when she wed Monaco's Prince Rainier in 1956.It's claimed the Hotel…
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Best things to do in Boulder, Colorado

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(CNN) — From iconic rock formations to nationally acclaimed restaurants to a world-famous bike culture, Boulder sure has a long list of sterling credentials. Known for its easygoing attitude, hardcore athletes and quick access to all things outdoorsy, it's a high-altitude Colorado hotspot that invites you to linger once you travel here. Just ask filmmaker Ryan Van Duzer, who has lived there for 38 years: "We have a strong community, stunning mountains, a vibrant downtown, a fun university vibe, we're environmentally and socially conscious, healthy, quirky ... I could go on forever," he says. "I absolutely love it."Spend any amount of time there and you might agree, things just seem better in Boulder. Here are our recommendations for year-round fun in the People's Republic of Boulder.Cold weather funWinterSkate at Central Park…
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New Egyptian tourism minister appointed as industry seeks recovery | News

New Egyptian tourism minister appointed as industry seeks recovery | News

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The Egyptian parliament has approved the appointment of Rania Al-Mashat as the country’s new minister of tourism. The decision means Al-Mashat will become the first woman to hold the position and is now one of six women to currently occupy ministerial roles in the country – the nation’s highest ever proportion. Replacing Yahya Rashid, who took over the post from Hisham Zaazou in March 2016, the changeover is a result of a cabinet reshuffle, in which four ministerial posts have been filled with new faces. Al-Mashat brings a wealth of economic and political experience to the role, having previously served as a senior economic adviser to the International Monetary Fund and as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Egypt. She was the youngest person ever to hold such…
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Why Italy is going all out to win the Bocuse d’Or culinary contest

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(CNN) — From pizza to spaghetti, Italy has given us some of the world's best loved foods and many of its restaurants are considered among the finest on the planet. Despite its impeccable culinary credentials, the country has yet to secure one very important accolade in elite world cuisine, the prestigious Bocuse d'Or.In the 30 years since the biannual gastronomy contest was launched by French chef Paul Bocuse, there hasn't been a single Italian winner. But things could be about to change.A brand new gourmet academy, the Accademia Bocuse d'Or Italia has been created to support Italy's candidate Martino Ruggieri in his endeavor to conquer the Olympus of gastronomy.However he's not allowed to use Italy's best weapon -- pasta.Italy's great hopeItalian chef Martino Ruggieri, whose signature dish is this meat…
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New York City’s carousels: Where to find them

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(CNN) — Plenty of images and sensations come to mind when you think of New York City: skyscrapers, pigeons and the smell of hot dogs on a street corner. However, the Big Apple has another distinction woven into the fabric of the city which is less well-known: carousels. New York City is home to more than a dozen merry-go-rounds, more than any other location in the country. That includes Binghamton, New York, which calls itself the carousel capital of the world. "The thing about New York City is that the carousels there are so diverse," explains Patrick Wentzel, president and census chairman of the National Carousel Association. "You have such a great selection there that somebody traveling to New York City can see really all the major [carousel] manufacturers right…
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Overhaul for Reunion Ultimate Island branding | News

Overhaul for Reunion Ultimate Island branding | News

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The Reunion Island Tourism Board is giving its Ultimate Island branding a facelift. After more than a year of coexistence between the destination’s old visual identity and the pictograms used in the Ultimate Experience signature, the tourist arm of the Reunion Region has chosen the beginning of 2018 to breathe new life into its communications. The new logo is central to the process of modernising and restructuring the image of the destination, while retaining the visual elements that sparked such keen interest around the return of the Ultimate Experience signature. Through its missions, the RITB is required to communicate in two different capacities: the first as a destination, towards external markets, and the second as an institution, with its partners and the people of Reunion.The aim of this update is,…
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