Travel Agenda: Fresh look for Independent Traveller; Te Waonui Forest Retreat opens in New Zealand; Lake of Stars in Malawi
Saturday 29 August 2009
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This week: The South Island of New Zealand gets a new luxury hotel on Tuesday. The Te Waonui Forest Retreat opens in the rainforest of Franz Josef with cool, contemporary design ( scenichotelgroup.co.nz). From Wednesday, all Delta and Northwest services from Heathrow will be on Boeing 767-400s with lie-flat beds in business class and video-on-demand in both cabins ( delta.com). And on Thursday, Peoplestravel in Baker Street, London will be hosting a "Wild Sri Lanka: an Island Safari" evening, with photography and food ( peoples.travel).
In the diary: Head to the Lake of Stars in Malawi. The bill of the eclectic music festival, 15-18 October, features the Maccabees and a host of soon-to-be-announced African musicians ( lakeofstars.org).
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