Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex. To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 ...
Asserting that India is a complete film making destination Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi has offered wide opportunities to foreign film producers in the country. Speaking at the Cannes International Film Festival at Cannes, France, yesterday, the Minister said " We try constantly for creating new opportunities for the international filmmakers, to access diverse Indian locations, and ...
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has taken a decision to award minor penalty of censure to four officers of DGCA namely James George, Assistant Director (Airworthiness), V.P. Massey, Director (Airworthiness), R.K. Yadav, Assistant Director (Airworthiness) and Rajiv Gaur, Assistant Director (AE) for non-intimation of employment of their dependents in the private airlines or any sector under ...
Economic activity associated with tourism grew 4 percent in 2012 compared with the year before, Mexico's INEGI statistics service said. Spending by foreign and domestic tourists increased by 4.7 percent last year. In the fourth quarter of 2012, tourism activity topped the same period in 2011 by 4 percent, INEGI said Monday. By segments, spending by domestic tourists rose 4.8 percent, while ...
Turkish Airlines has apologised to an American couple after they were flown to the wrong city - on different continents - when it mixed up the airport ...
With Prometheus, Ridley Scott finally leaves behind the realms of fantasy, war, and historical spectacle to return to science fiction, the genre that launched his international reputation three decades ago. Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982) are arguably two of the m ... ...
As we've said many times, the best airfare deals are only sometimes available on the airlines' own websites, and many of them come in the form of promo-code deals and special offers. You can only get these, in some cases, if you sign up for alerts and emails directly from the airlines. However, we've noticed that many airlines make it a bit challenging to find where to sign up for ...
With more than 5,000 hotel rooms, Las Vegas' MGM Grand offers more rooms - by at least a couple thousand - than any single convention hotel in the Orlando market. And Sin City's Mandalay Bay boasts more meeting space than the four-biggest convention hotels in Orlando combined. So it's no surprise that Orlando's hotels are feeling some heat from their Far West rival, which ...
aviation authority approved two new airlines in May, ending its policy of not granting approval to any airline. The Civil Aviation Administration of China approved an application on May 17 for Qingdao Airlines Co Ltd, which will have 1 billion yuan ($163.1 million) in registered capital. Three companies ...
Earnings from tourism in Mauritius fell 12.4 percent from a year earlier to 12 billion rupees (R3bn) in the first three months of this year as the weak economic environment in Europe hurt visitors’ spending. Statistics Mauritius cut its forecast for visitor arrivals this year to 990 000 from a previous estimate of 1 million, but expected tourism revenue to rise to 46.1bn rupees from 44.3bn ...
The selection of Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, for the "best medical tourism facility" award, as part of the National Tourism Awards 2011-12 by the Union ministry of tourism, has kicked up a controversy.The awards were presented by President Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi at a function in New Delhi on March 18. Andhra Pradesh, Chiranjeevi's home ...
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The security situation on the Korean Peninsula is still serious after North Korea's recent missile launch and its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons, South Korea has said.
"We continue to face a grave situation due to a series of provocations and nuclear threats by North Korea," said South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at an annual conference of chiefs of overseas diplomatic missions in Seoul.
Analysts suggested that the latest missile launches were part of military drills.
Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles, but the latest tests followed several weeks of relative calm on the Korean Peninsula after tensions escalated earlier this year, following North Korea's test of a long-range Taepodong 2 missile in December and its third nuclear test in February, to which the UN responded with sanctions.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was concerned over North Korea's latest short-range missile launches and called on Pyongyang to return to six-party talks on its controversial nuclear programme.
North Korea has been subjected to several rounds of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions since declaring itself a nuclear power in 2005.
The reclusive communist regime broke off talks with South Korea, China, the US, Japan and Russia on its nuclear programme in 2009, after the UNSC passed a resolution condemning its missile tests. ...
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