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Four Brazilian cities compete for title of UNESCO Network of Creative Cities

Laboratory of innovative ideas and practices for sustainable development is the goal of the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities, which has four Brazilian cities for this year’s titles.   Belo Horizonte (MG) competes in the category Gastronomy, Cataguases (MG) in …

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Investe Turismo program launched in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Cuiabá, Nobres, Poconé, Chapada dos Guimarães and Cáceres will be the first municipalities of Mato Grosso to be included in the Investe Turismo program. Developed by the Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with Embratur and Sebrae, the project was presented in …

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Brazil Tourism Ministry reopens registrations for free tourist assistance course

Workers who already work or intend to enter the tourism sector will have a new chance to improve knowledge, curriculum and contribute to the development of the travel market in Brazil. The Ministry of Tourism has reopened the registrations for the …

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Brazil and Bahrain to have Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

Brazil and Bahrain will have a Chamber of Commerce and Tourism that will discuss the attraction of investments to the sector in the country.   The decision was reached last week in Manama, Bahrain, during a meeting between representatives of …

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Malaysia’s Malindo Air commences flight to India’s Varanasi

Malaysia’s Malindo Air has launched its inaugural flight to the Varanasi, India yesterday evening.   The OD290 flight was flagged off by Nishit Kumar Ujjwal, Counsellor (Community Affairs, Education & Labour) and Mark Anthony, General Manager of Operations, Malindo Air …

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Auckland hosts Jungle Jambo, exciting interactive musical stage show for kids

Jungle Jambo, an exciting interactive musical stage show for kids, comes to Auckland. This brilliant family entertainment is perfect for kids aged 5 to 12.   In this event, the audience becomes the stage and integrates fully with the show …

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Auckland shines with New Zealand International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) kicked off yesterday in Auckland.   The Festival is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities and is one of the longest-running annual festivals in the country.   NZIFF makes …

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New South Wales: Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends

Grab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate interactive event at Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends in New South Wales.   For the first time ever, see fearless Moana on a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui. …

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Sydney Tower Eye transforms into Sydney’s Highest Playground

This July and August, Sydney Tower Eye is transforming into Sydney’s Highest Playground – the ultimate throwback event, where embracing your inner-child is a must! Offering fun, games and views from the Observation Deck of the tallest building in Sydney, …

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Roller coaster gets stuck for 2 hours on Six Flags in Maryland

BOWIE, Md. — Revellers on a roller coaster were stuck atop a hill for nearly two hours at a Six Flags amusement park in Maryland when the machine malfunctioned.   News outlets quoted Six Flags America spokesperson Denise Stokes as saying …

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Waiheke’s Christmas Festival to take a new direction this year

Waiheke’s Christmas Festival will take a new direction this year. Te Ara o te Kirihimete: the Path of Christmas, promises to be a unique Waiheke celebration for people of all ages.   Based in and around Oneroa, the event will …

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Auckland Transport trains rolled out with new look and message

One of Auckland Transport’s trains is being rolled out with a new look and new message.   The electric train has been wrapped in a new design by artists Flox and Trustme, incorporating the safety message ‘Look Both Ways’ which …

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Record heatwave fuels wildfires in Israel

As record temperatures fuelled wildfires across the country, Israel sent teams of firefighters and planes to contain a blaze near Jerusalem, Bernama News reported.   The Israel Meteorological Service reported record high temperatures on Wednesday, saying Sodom, near the Dead …

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ACT delegation visits Singapore, London to pitch tourism

With a focus on furthering Canberra’s relationships with Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines to further grow inbound international tourism, the ACT Government delegation headed by the Chief Minister visited Singapore and London last week.   The visit also aimed at focusing on attracting …

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Mystic poet Rumi’s museum becomes 3rd most popular museum in Turkey

A museum in central Anatolia dedicated to Mevlana Rumi, the famed 13th-century Muslim mystic poet, has become the third-most popular museum in Turkey, Bernama News reported citing Anadolu Agency.   The Mevlana Museum, located in Konya, occupies third position in …

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Sydney sports enthusiasts gear up for rugby series against Japan

The Buildcorp Wallaroos will be playing Japan tonight at North Sydney Oval.   “Tonight’s second game is a great opportunity to witness some phenomenal talent and support our national women’s rugby union team,” Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said.   …

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Royal Caribbean Int’l cancels Puerto Rico cruise stop amid unrest

Royal Caribbean International has cancelled a planned call of its cruise ship in San Juan, Puerto Rico, amid protests against the governor in the capital of the U.S. territory.   “In view of the current unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we …

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Virgin Trains and Cherry Healey launch ‘Train Jotting’ to help children reimagine train travel

This summer, Virgin Trains is launching a competition encouraging young people across the UK to get creative and reimagine train travel by drawing the ultimate dream train journey. ‘Train Jotting’is a brand-new initiative open to children aged five to 12 …

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Boeing Dedicates $50 Million of Pledged $100 Million to Near-term Relief for Families of the Victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Accidents

Boeing announced that it has dedicated $50 million of a previously announced $100 million fund to provide near-term financial assistance to families of the victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Flight 302 accidents. Boeing also announced that it has retained Kenneth Feinberg and Camille …

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Cross the Party Line: Newly Reimagined W Washington DC Debuts This Month

Revelry versus rivalry is what’s in store at the newly renovated W Washington DC. Officially unveiled today, the Beaux Arts landmark located a stone’s throw from The White House completed a $50 million floor-to-rooftop redesign. Led by famed architecture and …

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