Spreading across the global travel radar, Tasmania is pegged to be one of the hottest holiday destinations worldwide during the year.Drawn to its under-the-radar feel, upcoming art scene and pristine nature, the state located below the main Australian island is expected to draw a large number of visitors from across the world, according to research compiled by guidebook producers, Mr & Mrs Smith.Meanwhile London is also expected to win gold in travel this year with the 2012 Olympics playing its role in drawing travellers into the city, as Sri Lanka’s beaches and temples score international appeal from experience-seekers in 2012.Also making the hottest six destinations this year is Laos’ Luang Prabang for its off the beat track as well as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Fiji’s offshore islands. According Mr & Mrs Smith research, as well as flocking to undiscovered destinations, travellers are also expecting the travel industry to produce ‘more bang for a buck’.With the modern, cash savvy traveller making way across the globe, the guidebook company explained extra value expectations will become the key driver for holidaymakers.“It’s not about luxe for less, as such, more about seeking quality value-adds at all price points, and spending smarter, with resort’s touting ever-more appealing offers from free experiences to extra nights, half-board stays, gratis breakfasts, transfers and spa treats,” research read. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former San Diego Chargers head coach and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is expected to join the Arizona Cardinals as head coach Steve Wilks’ offensive coordinator, reports 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.The 18-year NFL coach is receiving a two-year deal from the Cardinals, according to Gambadoro.McCoy began the 2017 season as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator before he was fired in November after the team lost its sixth straight game. In that span that sealed his fate, McCoy’s Denver offense averaged 322.2 yards and 14.2 points per game. Before his brief second stay in the Mile High City, he served as the Chargers’ head coach from 2013-2016.McCoy’s first stint with the Broncos came from 2009-2012, when he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach before he dropped the quarterback job from 2010-2012.As a quarterback product out of Utah, McCoy played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe from 1997 to 1998 and Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 1999.McCoy will succeed Harold Goodwin, who spent 2013-2017 as the offensive coordinator under Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.