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Annual Events in Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando

Orlando, the name is enough to create a sense of vacation, fun, excitement and adventure. Holidays in Orlando are not only limited to thrilling slides and jaw dropping rides. The city also hosts large number of events all through the year. Some of the most important annual events take place in Walt Disney World Resort. Arguably, the most popular event that takes place at the Walt Disney is July 4th.

On Independence Day i.e., on July 4th major events take place in Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The former features spectacular show of fireworks at 9 PM. The show is known as “Celebrate America Fireworks.” Similar show takes place on July 3rd as well. The firework show is followed by Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade consists of groovy music and spectacular lights. This parade was first started in 1972. If you are planning cheap holidays to Orlando to be a part of the Independence Day celebrations, don’t miss out on visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

At Hollywood Studios, fireworks takes place on the beats of a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack. The show starts at 9:50 PM. Later in the night, you can be a part of Light and Laser show Fantasmic. This 25-minute show consists of performances of 50 artists which is well complemented by colorful pyrotechnic explosions, dazzling special effects, notable Disney characters and evergreen Disney melodies. If you want to go back to your childhood with characters like Mickey Mouse, plan Orlando holidays and spend July 4th at Disney World.

If you’ve planned holidays to Orlando for the month of November, make sure you are going to be a part of Festival of the Masters that takes place in Downtown Disney. If you are an art lover, you would love to be a part of this event as it features original creations of over 150 artisans. The creativity ranges from painting to sculpting, jewelry designing to photography and glass painting to digital art. Apart from arts and creativity, you can also enjoy live music.  If you are visiting with your kids, they can have great time at the interactive Kid’ Zone.

Another popular annual festival takes place in Epcot theme Park. Name of the festival is Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. As the name suggests, the festival is full of delicacies from around the world. First event took place in 1995 and since then large number of novice and professional chefs participate in the festival to showcase their skill and creativity. While enjoying cheap holidays in Orlando, don’t miss out on being a part of this festival as number of celebrity chefs offer guests to enjoy dishes prepared with immense creativity. Besides variety of dishes, you can also taste variety of wines.

Music lovers should plan cheap Orlando holidays for the month of September so that they can attend musical event Night of Joy. This contemporary Christian music event is taking place since 1983 in Magic Kingdom. Usually, it takes place in the first or second week of September.  

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World Travel Fair ? Shanghai’s Annual Tourism Expo

The Shanghai skyline, seen from across the Yangtze River at night, is like a stunning picture from a postcard. The neon skyscrapers are a sign of the rapid growth the city has undergone in the past few years. But evidence of the city’s heritage lingers in the architecture of buildings and the local cuisine. It is Shanghai’s blend of eastern and western culture that makes it an attractive place to do business while still drawing tourists who come to enjoy the city’s exotic charms.

Shanghai is at the forefront of business and tourism in China. The World Travel Fair is one of the leading tourism sourcing fairs held in the country. The fair attracts tourism professionals from all parts of the world with its many programs. This year, the focus of the fair will be Honeymoon Vacation, Eco and Green Trip Health and Medical Tourism, to reflect the changing reasons why people travel today. The fair will also hold a special awards ceremony as well.

The 8th Annual World Travel Fair will be held between the 12th and 15th May. The exhibition will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. There are over 500 listed exhibitors and visitor projections are over 20,000. The bulk of visitors will be those from the travel and tourism industry hoping to better understand the trends of Chinese tourism.

After a tiring day at the expo, Shanghai offers the visitors the perfect way to relax and unwind. It might be difficult to choose a Hotel in Shanghai because of the many options. But the Langham Yangtze Boutique Shanghai is a good choice. It is located in Shanghai’s business district with facilities that can satisfy both businessmen as well as tourists who like to stay in style. The hotel offers fine private dining Shanghai styled at its exclusive restaurant, the T’ang Court. After a scrumptious dinner at the hotels restaurant, you can go out for a stroll along Nanjing road. Considered the best commercial street in China, it caters to all shoppers. The hotels location will ensure that there will be a new experience waiting for you every night.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

Yearly Galway Horse Race Meeting Is One Of The Biggest In The World

The Galway Races is an Irish festival that is famous as one of the best horse-racing events in the world. It starts on the last Monday of July each year and is held at Ballybrit race course in Galway, Ireland, over seven days. It is the longest race meeting in Ireland or Britain and combines Flat Racing and National Hunt, attracting some of the best horses from Ireland and Britain.

The biggest race of the week, The Galway Plate, which is a steeplechase run over two miles and six furlongs is run on Wednesday and it attracts the biggest crowd of the festival. This race was first run in 1869 and has produced numerous famous winners. The only horse to win it three times was Tipperary Boy at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The race meeting is now a seven day festival but it was not always so. When it started out at the same Ballybrit track in 1869 it was only for two days. In 1959 it was extended to three days, in 1971 to four days, in 1974 to five days, in 1982 to six days and it has been extended to seven days since 1999.

The race meeting is a massive bonanza for local businesses especially in the hospitality and catering industry. Hotels and bed and breakfasts all over the region are usually full and pub , restaurants, clubs and shops take full advantage of the influx of huge crowds for that week.

The city and surrounding areas is abuzz with activity throughout the week and the streets are full of music, street theatre and vendors of all kinds of goods. A carnival atmosphere permeates the whole area with celebration and revelry continuing into the early morning.

2010 was a year which saw Ireland suffering from a severe recession and banking crisis but this was not evident in Galway during the festival. Millions of euros were gambled on the races and prize money was a healthy 1.5 million. Many more millions was spent on food, drink and entertainment.

Businessmen and politicians ahave been availing of the race meeting to get together and do some networking. There has been no difficulty in getting businesses to sponsor races as they see it as a great opportunity to advertise their products to a worldwide audience. The seven days of racing is viewed by an audience of tens of millions since it is broadcast live on television’s racing channels.

Like many of the top race meetings worldwide, Galway has a ladies day when women dress in their finest outfits in a bid to win the prize of “Best Dressed Lady” There is also a prize for the “Best Dressed Man” but this does not usually get as much attention.

The Galway Races have been the subject of numerous poems, songs and stories over the years and continue to generate a wealth of popular tales and folklore even to this day. Stories of heroism and tragedy, romance and reality, and fortunes gained and lost are the stuff of many a saga related to captive audiences in the late nights in many a bar in Galway and beyond each year.

Jared Sarkey writes about accommodation in Galway for Galway Hotels website. Book your Galway Hotels or Galway Bed and Breakfast for the Galway Races well in advance