New sanctions will obstruct two-centre holidays combining Florida and the Caribbean’s largest island

British travellers hoping to combine the US and Cuba on the same trip face much tighter restrictions after Donald Trump announced he would reverse some measures introduced by Barack Obama. In a speech in Miami, the President denounced what he called his predecessor’s “terrible and misguided deal with the Castro regime”. Mr Obama had eased the economic embargo, which had been in force since the early 1960s, and encouraged “people-to-people” tourism to Cuba. American citizens and foreign travellers on US territory could access dozens of new scheduled flights to the island. Ordinary…

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Srinagar’s Siraj Bagh, Asia’s largest tulip garden, opens for tourists

Tourists at Asia’s largest Tulip garden on the foothills of Zabarwan range overlooking the world-famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. (PTI) With 20 lakh tulips of 46 varieties in its lap, Asia’s largest Tulip garden overlooking the world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar was thrown open to visitors on Saturday, marking the beginning of new tourism season in the Valley. The mega 15-day Tulip festival, part of Bahaar-e-Kashmir (spring in Kashmir) event, kick-started with the opening of the Tulip garden as authorities focus on revival of tourism which was badly affected…

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World’s largest privately owned yacht is headed for Australia

IT HAS a full-size tennis court, a resident sommelier and rooms going for $15 million — and now the world’s biggest privately-owned cruise ship is headed to Australia’s humble shores. Just shy of 200m long, the mammoth residential yacht, called The World, is in the midst of a non-stop journey around the globe. The ship is home to about 130 families who generally only spend between three and six months on board. Since launching in 2002, The World has taken its residents to more than 900 ports across 140 different…

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