Usain to Bolt down under after Olympics

first_imgUsain BoltImage Source: ABC Olympic champion Usain Bolt has expressed his desire to visit Australia this September. The four-time Olympic gold medallist told Channel Nine, “I want to say to the Australian people I’m coming to vacation in September. Look out!” after his victory in the 100m at London. Australian states have begun vying for the Jamaican sprinter to visit their respective capital cities. Fiona Telford, a spokesperson for Victorian sports minister Hugh Delahunty’s said the state would welcome Bolt if he decided to travel south.“It would be great to have him here and Melbourne is amazing at that time of year with the Grand Final. It’s the best time of the year so I am sure he would really enjoy it,” Ms Telford said.“Obviously (the win) has just happened so we haven’t had any contact with him, but if he wants to come we would welcome him with open arms.” Collingwood president and Melbourne Stars president Eddie McGuire tried to lure Bolt to Australia to play in the Big Bash during an interview in recent months. Bolt, a talented junior cricketer said he would like to play with Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Olympic silver medallist, Yohan Blake said he may join his training partner in Australia next month.“Yeah, he wants to come to Australia to play cricket with Ricky Ponting and those guys,” he said.“My vacation is different. I don’t know what I am going to do, but I will probably come with him. I am a big fan (of Australian cricket). I think he wants to watch the cricket and footy too.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >With an increase in arrivals to Ecuador, the country’s hotel development is rising to meet the extra demand. Pushed by a wide array of incentives generated by the National Government, hotel investment is booming in Ecuador in anticipation of increased arrivals, in particular of high-spending luxury tourists.The country is currently soaring over US$350 million in new hotel investment, mainly in first class hotels and accommodations, for a total of over 1,800 rooms to be added within the next 3 years.Among the projects expected for the coming years are the Swissôtel Guayaquil, the Wyndham Grand Condor at Quito airport, the Sheraton Cuenca and the Guayaquil Marriott.Quito’s airport – the Mariscal Sucre International Airport – was recently awarded South America’s Leading Airport at the World Tourism Awards 2015, attracting a number of important hotel projects. Upcoming hotel developments around Quito’s new international airport include:Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor – Wyndham Hotel Group’s hotel will offer a full-service, 146-room property in early 2016. Services and amenities will include an onsite restaurant, lobby bar, pool, gym and spa facilities, as well as four meeting rooms.Hotel Eurobuilding Express – Eurobuilding Venezuela will open its five-star hotel near the airport in early 2017. The property will include 14 deluxe rooms and a presidential suite, and further expand to 70 additional rooms and luxury services.Holiday Inn Quito Airport – Located less than two kilometres from the airport, the hotel will offer 130 rooms and will target both business and leisure travel. Amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, restaurant, fitness centre and 550-square-metres of meeting space. The hotel is scheduled to open its doors in 2016.Hilton San Patricio – The Hilton Group’s new hotel will be located in Cumbayá, an intermediate area between the airport and the city, the Hilton San Patricio is estimated to be finished between 2017 and 2018, and will boast 150 rooms.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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