The countdown has begun for the curtains to come down on 2017 and vacay plans are brimming over to usher 2018 is style. Our in-house survey clearly marks travel suggestions galore for go-getters this year-end.
Good news is that two long weekends that are upcoming with Christmas (Dec 25, Monday) and New Year’s Day (Jan 1, Monday) have
fuelled last-minute bookings within India and abroad.
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Party season is here and most travellers are opting for destinations that are popular as party hot-spots whilst also adding a twist of soft adventure and rejuvenation as an add-on experience.
Flip through our slick edition today and you will find camping getaways that are big with corporate travellers on Page 2.
Family-friendly activities that are integral for wholesome fun can make your year-ender holidays full of promise on Page 3.
Partying in style spills over from Page 1 to Page 4 with the world’s select getaways. We wish you Happy Holidays ahead.
TOP PARTY HOTSPOTS IN THE WORLD
London & Manchester
Mykonos & Thessaloniki
Berlin & Munich
Dublin & Galway
Amsterdam & Rotterdam
Tel Aviv & Hyarkon Street
Las Vegas & Miami
Ibiza & Mallorca
Koh Pha-Ngan & Phuket
Sydney & Melbourne
LAS VEGAS, USA
At the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas during the holiday season transforms into a winter Christmas garden. This year’s display has polar bears, fresh poinsettias and a X’Mas tree with over 2,000 ornaments and thousands of warm white lights. (Image: Agencies)
From daytime pool parties to night time super clubs, the fun never seems to cease in Vegas’ leading venues. There’s great fun in store at the Winter’s Village with 6,000-square- foot skating rink complete with real ice and an expanded view of the Las Vegas skyline. Also, Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will celebrate its 17th season as Nevada’s largest drivethrough holiday light show till Jan 7, 2018. Featuring more than three million lights over a 2.5-mile course, you can sing carols while sipping on hot cocoa this winter season.
FULL MOON PARTIES
Region: Koh Pha-Ngan
Apart from traditional dance shows, full moon parties are a big draw for tourists. (Image: Agencies)
South-east Asia’s Pha-Ngan Island is a world-famous one; especially Rin Beach where the well-known full moon party has been taking place every full moon night. Apart from a beautiful beach, Pha-Ngan Island boasts of natural attractions including waterfalls, mountains, lush coconut farms and fishery at Chokechalam Village. Located not far away from Samui Island, a leading tourist attraction, you can take a ferry to Tao Island to go sightseeing around the pristine coral reef and marine life. This year-end, enjoy musical performances from artistes and musicians with fireworks displays, and New Year countdown at Night Paradise Hat Yai Countdown 2017.
SILVESTER PARTY FUN
Region: Tel Aviv, Israel
LET’S GET THE PARTY STARTED: Enjoy a throbbing beach party at Tel Aviv. (Images: Agencies)
Party on at Tel Aviv’s bustling beachside promenade during the day, you could easily picture yourself in Rio de Janeiro or Barcelona, such is the laid-back, beachy atmosphere. And once the sun goes down in Tel Aviv, that feeling gets even stronger. This is a city that loves to party, and it seems to never shut down. The bar scene is constantly shifting, but you can’t go wrong in the district of Namal, or anywhere on Ben Yehuda Street. Tel Aviv also hosts a huge number of music festivals, from dance music to blues, jazz to rock, pop to reggae. New Year’s in Israel is known as Silvester, and parties are known as Silvester parties. From the bustling Silvester parties at many nightclubs to special concerts and local events, in recent years, New Year’s or Silvester has become incredibly big in Tel Aviv.
TRUMPETING ON AT WILD STREET SERBIAN CELEBRATIONS
Musicians and local performers are a big hit with revellers in Serbia. (Image: Agencies)
There’s been a handing over of leading party spot mantle from Prague to Belgrade in Europe, quip serious party-hoppers. Fast catching up, many musicians find great appreciation coming from patrons for their work here. Year-round, check out Sveta and KGB Caffe for the perfect kickstart to countdown tour. If you are keen to go clubbing then are many New Year’s celebrations organised in Belgrade cafes and boat clubs (splavovi) and restaurants in almost every nook of the city. We suggest you make reservations in advance, especially in Skadarlija. Many revellers look forward to even more fun on January 1st at the Open Heart Street that is located on Svetogorska Street. Here, traditionally, amazing concerts with varied artistic performances and local treats can be witnessed, all day long.