Weekly travel agenda: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Friday 22 October 2010
Boats of all shapes and sizes will go on display in Fort Lauderdale next week, at one of the world's largest boat shows. A series of international debuts are planned for the show, along with several family attractions such as the Blue Wild Dive Show, the School of Sportfishing and Hook the Future's Kids Fishing Clinics.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
October 28 - November 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
The Fort Lauderdale event celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and the 2010 show is likely to rank again with Dusseldorf and Genoa as one of the largest and most influential shows in the world. The show features everything from green boat technology to fishing tackle, and at 278,000 square meters, is thought to be the largest exhibition in terms of floor/dock space.
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New York, USA
Soaring 60 storeys above New York City, the Setai Fifth Avenue is the latest in a series of landmark hotels that have sprung up in the city this year. Owners claim that its 157 rooms will be among the largest in the city, and the property will also feature a restaurant, bar, fitness center and spa/salon.
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