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Uttarakhand warns tourists as heavy rains continue to lash the state

The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) has issued a warning for the tourists visiting the state to stay away from the rivers, streams and water bodies due to the continuing rain. The advisory from the tourism board comes after India …

  • President Obama offers his condolences after the Turkey nightclub massacre

    Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

    In the unfortunate attack at a nightclub on New Year’s Day in Istanbul this year which claimed 39 lives, the former U.S. President Barack Obama offered his condolences to Turkey’s President. Turkey’s state-run news agency has said that the police …

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  • Violent storms kill four in Alabama

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    A suspected tornado killed four people in a trailer in Rehobeth, Alabama, after violent storms brought a tree down on their mobile home while three others who were also there escaped uninjured, local media report.   In Florida, a 70-year-old …

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  • Dubai to build largest marina in Middle East and North Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Dubai is all set to build the largest marina in the Middle East and North Africa with 1,400 berths named Dubai Harbour. The “Dubai Harbour” will also feature a cruise ship port and a terminal that can accommodate 6,000 passengers …

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  • Peru’s Junin region to attract thousands of visitors for Huaconada festivity

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Junin region’s La Concepcion province in Peru expects to welcome thousands of visitors from Jan 1-4 for the traditional Huaconada, an ancestral dance included in UNESCO’s National Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2010.   According to UNESCO, Huaconada is a …

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  • Toyota’s Slide the Square launched in Melbourne to help tourists beat summer heat

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Toyota’s Slide the Square has been launched in Melbourne’s Federation Square today by Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis helping tourists and locals alike to beat the heat of summer.   “Slide the Square is yet another …

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  • Horsham’s May Park in Victoria receives make-over to attract more travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Horsham’s May Park, a well-known rest-stop and community park on the Western Highway, midway between Melbourne and Adelaide, is undergoing upgradation to make it even more comfortable and appealing for travellers.   By improving the facilities within the park, travellers …

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  • Injured tourists figures in Iceland way up in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The number of foreign tourists who are seriously injured in automobile accidents in Iceland have increased by about 80% during the initial ten months of 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015.   The head of the Icelandic …

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  • New research from London City Airport suggests airports could be one of the most active workplaces

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The annual Christmas binge is complete and New Year resolutions are being drawn up. It’s a time when many people look to the lifestyle changes and fitness regimes they can adopt to wipe the slate clean.     With the …

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  • Exotic Spa experiences in Florida

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    A vacation to Florida conjures up images of surfing, sand, shopping and sizzling nightlife. After a few days of exploring, take some time to relax. The spas in Florida are top-notch and promise transformational indulgence. You can choose from rejuvenating …

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  • 7.2 magnitude Fiji earthquake triggers tsunami threat

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    An earthquake measuring about 7.2 magnitude has struck at a distance of nearly 284 km off the coast of Fiji. The quake had hit the region around 10.52  a.m. local time, according to the US Geological Survey.   Initially, a …

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  • Paul McGinley Among Star Names At The 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational At Yas Links -January 28-29, 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Ryder Cup legend Paul McGinley will lead a host of star names at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational at the award-winning Yas Links on Yas Island from January 28-29, 2017.   The Irishman, who played in three consecutive victories for …

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  • Sofitel Queenstown relaunches lavish Penthouse No.10

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Queenstown’s award-winning Sofitel Hotel has unveiled a lavish new-look top suite, Penthouse No.10, following an impressive NZ$2 million upgrade completed to coincide with the destination’s peak summer season.Sofitel General Manager Vincent Macquet is “delighted” by the result and expects the …

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  • Bali named as one of the finest honeymoon destinations

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    There are very few honeymoon destinations that can match up to the exotic and magical quality of Bali, with its soothing vistas, towering volcanoes and dense jungles. And when this natural beauty meets a rich culture and lively nightlife, you’ve …

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  • Massive wildfire destroys homes in Chile tourist city

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    A massive wildfire devastated 50 hectares of woodland and also destroyed several homes in the tourist city of Valparaiso that is located in western Chile. This has driven the authorities to evacuate a large number of people.   Reportedly, one …

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  • Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg paves way for Snow Carnival

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg and other higher reaches of Kashmir started this morning while many parts of the valley were lashed by light to moderate rainfall. This weather has come as a boon for winter sports and tourism-related activities in …

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  • TappooCity Lautoka in Fiji adds new dimension to tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The opening of TappooCity Lautoka will improve their ability to provide entertainment and world-class services to tourists coming from cruise ships, as said by Lautoka City Council CEO Jone Nakauvadra.   His comment was in response to complaints by tourists …

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  • Harry Potter theme park to be graced by a new nighttime show

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    In the initial half of the year 2017, a new nighttime show would grace the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the Universal Studios Orlando.   This, however, would be quite similar to the famous ‘nightime spectaculars’ at the different …

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  • Tornado kills five in southern USA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Four people were believed to be killed at southeast Alabama in southern US, after tornado wrecked havoc on Monday, 2nd January, 2017.     The strong winds were accompanied by heavy downpour and hail. The spokeswoman for Houston County emergency …

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  • Bali: When Romance Is In The Air

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    There are very few honeymoon destinations that can match up to the exotic and magical quality of Bali, with its soothing vistas, towering volcanoes and dense jungles. And when this natural beauty meets a rich culture and lively nightlife, you’ve …

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  • Bus crash in Thailand claims 25 lives

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    25 people were killed after a minibus full of commuters collided with a pick-up truck near the famous tourist hotspot ‘Bangkok’ in Thailand on 2nd January 2017, Monday.     The crash occurred on a highway near Bangkok, in eastern …

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