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Travel agenda: From the highest cable car in the world to a new app tracking wildebeest migration

Where to go and what to know

1. Green shoots

The Royal Horticultural Society has teamed up with Wendy Wu Tours. The three new itineraries – all in China – include a 15-day "plant seekers" trip, led by RHS vice president Jim Gardiner, which visits Mount Emeishan, the Nine Villages Valley and the Ganhaizi Wetland. Departs 16 October; £4,999pp, with flights.


2. High point

The longest and highest urban cable car in the world has opened in Bolivia. The seven-mile Mi Teleférico connects the capital La Paz with the neighbouring city of El Alto – site of the country's main international airport offering a new transit between the two cities.


3. Join the club

British Airways currently has a sale on long-haul club- and first-class flights and holidays, running until 3 June. Examples of luxury breaks include a week's all-inclusive in Cancun from £1,759pp with club flights and accommodation at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in September or October.


4. Walk the walk

The Adventure Walks publishes a new illustrated map-guide on Monday, offering 20 sightseeing walks in Rome. The fold-out map offers an "I-Spy" game, recommendations of the best gelaterie, shops, museums and themed walks such as the Jewish ghetto and artisan Trastevere; £3.99.


5. Keep track

Discover Africa has launched a mobile phone app to track the wildebeest migration in real time. It also offers a monthly prediction of where the 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and impala are likely to be in Tanzania and Kenya as the herd moves north from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara.


6. Slicker city

Hotel G has opened in San Francisco, bringing Scandinavian-style interiors to a century-old building near Union Square. Rooms feature mid-century furniture, CO Bigelow toiletries, stacks of art magazines and Anglepoise lamps. Doubles from $203/£135.


7. Pitch up

Azura Retreats is opening a new property in Tanzania on 1 June. The Azura Selous Game Reserve is in Africa's largest game reserve. Pitched on the banks of the Ruaha River – home to hippos – it has 12 tented suites with private pools and a programme of walking and driving safaris.


8. Class act

Cirque du Soleil will perform a series of free, open-air shows in Andorra between 5 July and 2 August. Tickets for the Canadian theatre troupe's "Scalada" production will be offered by application, with 2,000 seats and a further 3,000 standing places for each show. Apply for tickets at: