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Hakkasan Group Announces Multi-Million Dollar Partnership in New Luxury Bali Resort

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The global hospitality company Hakkasan Group has announced it will be partnering with KAJA Group and Alila Hotel and Resorts to open two new venues at The Cliff at Alila Villas Uluwatu. The destination resort will host the world’s first OMNIA Dayclub and luxury Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana in Bali.

The developments …

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Tomatina Festival Gets Through 160 Tons of Tomatoes in Hour-Long Battle

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The annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, eastern Spain, took place on the 30th August, with thousands of people pelting one another with tons of ripe tomatoes.

The event is now paid entry, but was originally inspired by a food fight which took place between local children in 1945, during a parade. Initially authorities …

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Weak Pound following Brexit boosts Tourist Spending in UK

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The weakening of the pound after Brexit has led to an increase in tourist spending in the UK, with overseas visitors declaring 7% more in tax free shopping in July this year compared to the same time last year, according to retail analysts Global Blue.

Global Blue’s managing director for UK and Ireland, …

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Tech from the Rosetta Comet Mission Repurposed to Sniff Out Bed Bugs

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A British scientist who helped develop the Ptolemy instrument for the Rosetta mission to land on a comet has set up a company to use the same concept to look for bed bugs.

The insects emit pheromone chemicals, which the sensitive mass spectrometry technology can detect in the same way as it deciphered …

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Turner’s Paintings Return to Tate

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Having completed a tour of North America, the Late Turner: Painting Set Free exhibition has returned to its home at Tate Britain. The collection has toured over 12,000 miles on its international trip, stopping at galleries across America and Canada.

The exhibition features over 100 works by the painter including his …

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Around the World in a Solar Plane: 42,000km Without a Drop of Fuel

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The Solar Impulse, a record-breaking solar powered plane, has completed its historic journey of 42,000km (26,100 miles) around the world by landing safely at it’s final destination of Abu Dhabi this week.

The plane finished the journey without using a single drop of conventional fuels, relying instead on the huge wingspan lined with …

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