Weekly travel agenda: Marina Bay Sands official opening
Friday 18 June 2010
Next week sees the opening of the Marina Bay Sands, the second of Singapore's "integrated resorts." The complex includes the Sands SkyPark, a 60-storey high park containing restaurants, greenery, swimming pool and the largest observation deck in the world.
Marina Bay Sands Official Opening
Although partially open already, the rest of the enormous Marina Bay Sands will complete Singapore's second "integrated resort." An additional 2,560 guest rooms, more shops, restaurants and nightlife options and the Sands SkyPark will open.
Al Maktoum International Airport Opens
At ten times the size of Dubai's existing airport, Al Maktoum International airport is set to be the world's largest passenger and cargo hub. With six runways, the airport will initially open to cargo traffic and passenger operations will be phased in gradually.
Norwegian Epic July 4th Fireworks Display
New York, USA
The new Norwegian Epic is to host the annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks display, live from the ship's deck in New York's Hudson river at 9:00 PM EST. It will depart on its maiden voyage shortly after, carrying 4,200 passengers.
Nieuw Amsterdam Launch
The 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam will feature 11 guest decks, a cyber coffee house, a teens-only loft and space for 2,106 passengers when it is delivered in Venice.
InterContinental Times Square Opens
New York City, USA
The new flagship of the luxury InterContinental range will now officially open July 12, rising 34 storeys above the city. Facilities include the Ça Va restaurant by celebrity Chef Todd English, 607 guestrooms and a 371-square meter "Gotham Ballroom."
Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world's largest military air show and is held in Gloucestershire in the UK. Over 170,000 visitors are expected to attend to see displays from over 300 military aircraft from armed forces around the world.
Farnborough International Air Show
Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, United Kingdom
The Farnborough Air Show is a biennial exhibition of all things aviation, where major deals are often announced by the industry. For members of the public, the exhibition is also set to include some spectacular air shows on July 24-25.
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