9 Highlights Of Adelaide’s Boundary-Pushing OzAsia Festival

OzAsia Festival 2019 Australia’s leading arts festival engaging with Asia presents an eclectic and surprising program of contemporary performance from all across the continent. From J-pop parties straight from the Tokyo underground to immersions into the golden age of Beirut, and plenty of family festival fun to boot, here’s what not to miss. Major international arts festivals in Australia have traditionally fixed their gaze on Western Europe for inspiration, but – as the country’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia – OzAsia Festival flips the script and looks to our closest continental cousin. The Adelaide festival is now in its 13th year and when artistic director Joseph Mitchell joined five years ago he sensed an opportunity to push it …

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The Business Traveller Awards 2019

The 2019 Business Traveller Awards were announced at a lunch at London’s Royal Garden hotel on Monday, October 7, by the publishers of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media, and presented by special guest John Pienaar. Sponsored by Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), Puente Romano Marbella and Panasonic, the Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company, and are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. A fixture of the business travel and hospitality calendar for more than 30 years, this year’s hotly contested awards were attended by more than 250 industry leaders. Qatar Airways took an impressive four awards, being named Best Airline, as well as winning in the Best Long-Haul Airline, …

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Busan’s Film Festival 2019

Busan International Film Festival: 3 Oct – 12 Oct 2019 This year, Busan International Film Festival is celebrating its 24th edition with a new programming team, new-look sections and outreach initiatives for the local community. A total of 299 films from 85 countries will be featured including 145 World & International Premieres Over the past few years, Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has been making its way out of a long tunnel in the aftermath of a national-government blacklisting and filmmaker boycotts, as well as recovering from the loss of its highly respected co-founder and Asian cinema programmer Kim Ji-seok. Joan of Arc Bruno DUMONT The Cave Tom WALLER The Garden of Evening Mists Tom Shu-Yu LIN Guests set to …

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Celebrate 20 years of Jazz in the City in Salzburg

Jazz in the City, Salzburg: 16 -20 Oct 2019 5 days. 30 stages. 70 concerts. Free admission. When the stars of the jazz scene gather in Salzburg, “Jazz & The City” is not far away. The more than 30 stages are distributed throughout the Old Town and present a musical diversity that is hardly known from Salzburg. The Jazz, World & Electronic Music Festival puts Salzburg’s old town in a state of musical dereliction for 5 days. Visitors can drive through the city and enjoy concerts with free admission. At Jazz & The City, local sounds and baroque organ sounds are as much at home alongside improvised music as DJ sets and musical city tours. A splendid variety of tradition …

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Rosewood Guangzhou – World’s Tallest 5 Star Hotel Deal

Located in China, Rosewood Guangzhou soars some 1,740 feet high and boasts the world’s fastest elevator, traveling almost 70 feet per second Late last week, Rosewood Hotels opened the tallest five-star hotel in the world in Guangzhou, China. Their second hotel in mainland China, located in the heart of Guangzhou’s chic Tianhe District, the hotel is situated on the top 39 floors of the 108-story CTF Finance Centre, the seventh-tallest building in the world. Soaring some 1,740 feet at its highest point (which is the highest point of the building), Rosewood Guangzhou also earns the status as the world’s tallest five-star hotel. Stephan Tschuppik, managing director of the Rosewood Guangzhou, spoke to us about how the hotel’s soaring heights reflects …

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Party in Singapore with the F1 Grand Prix

Like they say the partying never stops in Singapore – in fact it is getting even hotter this September when the annual Singapore F1 Grand Prix takes center stage from 20 – 22 September 2019. Check out the event’s highlights below for where to hangout after you have seen the daily races: 20 SEPTEMBER Swedish House Mafia International superstars Swedish House Mafia will bring their incredible live show to the Padang Stage on 20 September in Zone 4. Swedish House Mafia consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso are the trio behind global hits such as “Don’t You Worry Child”, “Save The World” and “One (Your Name)”. 22:15 – 23:45 Zone 4 Padang Stage Wolfgang Flür [Ex-Kraftwerk] Electronic music …

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Welcome to Toronto’s International Film Festival

From September 5 to 15 – Toronto’s already sparkling personality gets even brighter as movie stars descend on the city for the highly acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival. The hundreds of thousand of film buffs who attend the event will discover a metropolis abuzz not merely with Hollywood glamour and gossip, but also with an array of restaurants, attractions and high-end hotels that boast their own indelible allure. Here’s the best things to do, eat and where to stay in Toronto during TIFF. What to Do in Toronto From new hot spots, to festivals, to long-standing favs, Toronto has lots of activities to keep cinephiles busy in-between films. For those who get here early, one event not to miss is …

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