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Not-To-Be-Missed Around The World
The world is such a magnificent playground for travel hounds and thrill-seekers.
Here are some must-see events and festivals that will take your breath away as you get jet-setting to feed that wanderlust.

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Surfest Newcastle Australia
Asia & Australia
Surfest Newcastle Australia

Celebrating its 34th anniversary this year, Surfest Newcastle Australia is the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere with over 700 national and international competitors, from more than two-dozen countries, competing in the event. The event features international fields of competitive surfers in the Burton Automotive Pro, the Holmes Civil Developments Women’s Pro and the Lake Mac City Pro Junior, along with a broad range of complementary surfing events.

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Salvador De Bahia Carnival
The Americas
Salvador De Bahia Carnival

Celebrated annually in the Brazilian state of Bahia (mainly in its capital Salvador), the Bahian Carnival thrills with fervent expressions of Afro Brazilian folklore, music and dance brought on by the Trios Electricos, which are motorised floats carrying musicians and singers, putting everyone into a festival trance. The festival kicks off with parades, parties, live entertainment and endless celebrations, day and night, taking place simultaneously in various sites.

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Carnevale Di Venezia
Europe
Carnevale Di Venezia

The Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia) is one of the oldest festivals held in Venice, Italy. It is world-famous for its amazing and unique masks that people wear during the festival, drawing approximately three million visitors to Venice every year. One of the most important events during the Venice Carnival is the contest for the most beautiful mask (la maschera più bella), which is judged by international costume and fashion designers.

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Perth Festival
Asia & Australia
Perth Festival

Celebrating Perth and Western Australia for 65 years, Perth Festival is Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festival and one of the greatest in the world, known for commissioning major new works, celebrating the unique qualities of Perth and engaging diverse audiences. It opens in spectacular style with the 2017 Festival hit ‘Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak’ returning by popular demand to transform Perth’s beloved Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland of Noongar culture and ecological awareness over four wonderful nights.

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Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
Asia & Australia
Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

Experience the magic of the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival when an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 glowing rice paper lanterns float up into the night sky above the small hillside village of Shifeng in Taiwan. The festival, which takes place during the first full moon of the Chinese Lunar New Year, was named one of the best festivals from around the planet by The Discovery Channel a few years ago, while in 2016 National Geographic listed it among the 10 best winter trips worldwide.

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Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Africa & Middle East
Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Once a year during winters, the sands around Jaisalmer come alive with the brilliant colours, music and laughter of the Desert Festival. Dressed in brilliantly hued costumes, the people of the desert dance and sing haunting ballads of valour, romance and tragedy. The fair has snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats and folk performers; camels, of course, play a stellar role in this festival, where the rich and colourful folk culture of Rajasthan is on show. The festival closes with an enchanting sound and light show amidst the sand dunes on a moonlit night.

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* All information on events are subject to change.

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