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South Africa’s Blue Train offers complimentary hotel night promotion

South Africa’s Blue Train, renowned for its luxurious overnight service between Pretoria and Cape Town, has relaunched its popular complimentary hotel night program. Throughout 2014, travelers who book a trip in either direction receive one complimentary hotel night, to use either before or after their trip. Hotel selections in Pretoria include the classic Sheraton or stunning Castello di Monte, while the choices in Cape Town include the luxurious Taj or Westin, both set in ideal locations in the heart of the city.  The package also includes a hotel breakfast and a one way transfer to or from the train station.

The Blue Train is a fully inclusive luxury rail cruise, showcasing South Africa’s most spectacular scenery. Travelers are treated to personal butler service, elegant suites with en-suite bathroom featuring the option of bathtub or shower, two stylish lounges with full bar service, a lavish boutique, wi-fi, gourmet cuisine and a fine selection of unlimited South African wines and cocktails.

For more information, visit www.bluetrain.co.za


Montreal Lights Up the Night

Montréal en Lumiere, the city’s annual late winter arts extravaganza, culminates in “Nuit blanche,” a transformation of downtown streets into a gigantic nocturnal playground. This year’s  edition, sponsored as always by Hydro Québec, takes place Saturday, March 1 through Sunday, March 2. The massive event is bigger than ever, with more than 200 activities, most of them free.  Headquarters for the festivities is the outdoor site, Place des Festivals, at Esplanade de la Place des Arts and Ste. Catherine Street, with activities branching out throughout 3 quartiers and 2 pôles—including the newest pole, the Ligne Bleue.  In keeping with this year’s theme, “Spotlight on Montreal,” Nuit blanche will turn the city into Planet Montreal, inviting all to discover the creativity of the city’s artists and the wealth of local venues, sites and creative organizations.


Enjoy visual art, film, dance, comedy, theater, music, storytelling, special lighting effects and much more in an event so popular that the Montreal Metro stays open all night to accommodate the crowds.  For information on Nuit blanche and the entire Montréal en lumiere program, visit montrealenlumiere.com


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