How do our cities welcome the New Year?

Some of the world’s most iconic hotels will reopen in 2019 after undergoing extensive renovation works to bring in a fresh look and smarter technologies as part of an effort to keep up with the ever-changing tastes of discerning global travelers

January 02, 2019

Kiribati, in the central Pacific Ocean, is the first inhabited to kick off the New Year followed an hour later by Auckland in New Zealand and moving round the world to end with the US minor outlying islands of Baker Island and Howland Island.

With fireworks, music and street parties often combine to spectacular effect in the world’s big cities, we take a look at some of the biggest and brightest celebrations.