Travel Agenda: Luxury Travel Fair; W's little sibling Aloft; Gleam: Festival of Light; Tokyo to Kagoshima
Saturday 06 November 2010
Today: The Luxury Travel Fair at Olympia in London brings together high-end exhibitors, expert talks (Dan Cruickshank, Graham Bell), competitions, an exhibition of vintage travel posters, global food market and Elemis spa bus; ends Sunday (
This week: W's little sibling Aloft is opening its latest outpost in Harlem, New York on Thursday, complete with loft-style design and free Wi-Fi ( starwoodhotels.com). Back in the UK, Derby will be viewed in a new light from Friday. The week-long Gleam: Festival of Light sees the city lit up dramatically with projections, installations, music, lantern parades and more. ( derbyquad.co.uk/gleam).
In The Diary: From March 2011, an extended bullet-train network will open up new possibilities for travellers in Japan, with accelerated services south from Tokyo to Kagoshima and north to Aomori ( jrkyushu.co.jp).
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