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Global Village reopens with a new look and new attractions

At 4.30 pm, the staff started a countdown then a burst of confetti signalled the launch of the 26th season of Dubai’s Global Village.

  • ‘Hidden Gems’ Series Showcases California Beyond the Gateway Cities

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    “Hidden Gems,” Visit California’s newly launched eight-part video series, takes viewers on a scenic journey through California’s beyond-the-gateway regions – from idyllic byways and wine country destinations, to historic honky-tonks and natural wonders.   Housed on Visit California’s Dream365TV network, …

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  • Earthquake rocks Botswana, leaves aftershocks in Africa

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    A violent earthquake measuring between 6.3 and 6.5 on the Richter scale struck the region of Botswana. The aftershocks were felt as far away as the area of Gauteng on Monday night.   This quake actually struck prior to 8 …

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  • CLIA reveals top five summer vacation destinations for 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    The warm weather season is quickly approaching and many travellers are beginning to plan summer vacations. From family-friendly beach getaways to adventurous voyages into little explored places, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, reveals …

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  • Indonesia draws highest number of tourists from China

    Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    In the month of February 2017, the country of Indonesia drew a record number of tourists from China. The statistics mark a 21.31% of the total tourism arrivals of 957,583, as declared by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS).   Suhariyanto, …

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  • Great Barrier Reef provides travelers with memorable wonders

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, stretching 2300 kilometers or 1430 miles is the world’s largest coral reef system. One can swim, snorkel, dive and sail this living masterpiece.   The Great Barrier Reef is home to diverse varieties of …

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  • Bomb blast in St Petersburg claims 11, injures 50 as tourists feel unsafe

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    At least eleven people were killed and 50 others hurt in a dastardly explosion in a St. Petersburg metro station, according to local media reports. Saint Petersburg is Russia’s second city.   The St Petersburg governor’s press office said 50 …

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  • Clean-up process to enhance the tourism of Dalgety Bay

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Dalgety Bay will soon to receive a major ‘tourism push’ as radiation clean-up process is done to finish. Once the pollution is removed, the place will become ‘more healthy and attractive place to live’ as admitted by the Agents for …

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  • Shanklin Chine observes its anniversary this year

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    The manager and Lady of the Manor of Shanklin Chine, Anne Springman along with Prof Robin McInnes who is Island geologist and coastal scientist have jointly co-authored a new book to celebrate the anniversary of this 200 year old attraction. …

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  • Thomas Cook stops selling tickets to attractions with negative review

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    In a recent assessment, Global Spirit found that 16 sites in the world who display shows with animals do not meet the minimum standards for the welfare of animals as prescribed by ABTA. As mentioned in Sunday Times, Thomas Cook …

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  • Assam receives Rs. 98 crores from the Tourism Ministry

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    For a heritage tour circuit in Assam, Rs. 98.35 crore has been sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Tourism. This was declared by Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture while attending a meeting with the Chief …

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