Around 50 Shikara boats in Jammu and Kashmir lined up in the renowned Dal Lake on Sunday to participate in a race, which was organised to showcase the culture of the state and promote tourism in the valley. The participants in the race, comprising of owners and operators of Shikaras, said boat racing was a prominent attraction in the region 20 years ago, but had faded over time. "This ...
The Ministry of Tourism in India is participating at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival to promote India as a filming destination, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. In the past, several Indian destinations have gained tourist influx by being the location of popular domestic and international movies. The Oscar-winning film, Life of Pi, was shot in Puducherry and Munnar (Kerala), and the ...
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She was considered an extremely efficient and dynamic Minister of Tourism, and she can be credited with many initiatives such as boosting home stays and promoting new tourism activities such as art tourism. But unfortunately, she was also highly unpopular among the tourism trade as well as voters. Most people found her to be totally disconnected from the real world and looked down on others. ...
Manama-May-19(BNA)Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa has chaired the 12th meeting of the Executive Office of the Arab Tourism Ministerial Council , which started today in Manama, in the presence of the Arab League Assistant Secretary-General for economic affairs Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Tuwaijari and the President of the Arab Tourism Organisation Dr. Bandar bin Faheed ...
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Casino Jack opens with its eponymous antihero, disgraced super-lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey), delivering an increasingly angry defense of himself into a bathroom mirror. He is not practicing a speech, nor is his defense directed at anyone in particular. Rath ... ...
Mumbai : A team of Delhi police Special Cell on Sunday conducted searches at various hotels in Mumbai in which the arrested IPL players stayed to collect evidence and to find out if there was a link between the spot-fixing case and the bookies who were arrested by the Mumbai police.The Special Cell of Delhi police had arrested Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammates - Ajit Chandila and ...
Since the end of 2010, Reunion Island Tourism has been inviting travel netizens to Facebook, the world's largest social network. Today, in May 2013, 100,000 fans are onboard to explore and discover "island travel." According to the barometer of the performance of tourist destinations by the "We like Travel" social media agency, in April 2013, the Francophone Facebook ...
Travellers are likely to be hit with an increase in air fares following a hike in air traffic control levies, a group representing major airlines says. State-owned enterprise Airways New Zealand, which operates air traffic control at airports are increasing fees by an extra $70 million over the next three years, Radio New Zealand reported. Airline lobby group, Board of Airline Representatives, ...
China's airlines will not submit their carbon emissions data or pay any fines even if the EU chooses to punish them for not complying with its carbon taxation scheme, China's air transport trade body said Sunday. "We will not participate in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), submit emission monitoring data to EU member states, nor enter into talks with the EU for ...
WAM ABU DHABI, 19th May, 2013 (WAM) -- The UAE has topped the Middle East region for international tourism receipts in 2012, according to data released by the UN's World Tourism Organisation. The UAE was ranked 31st in global list with receipts of about $10bn, just ahead of Saudi Arabia which was placed 35th, with revenues of $7.4bn. Middle East tourism receipts totalled $46.7bn last ...
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Annie Au of Hong Kong won the 17th Women's Individual Asian Squash Championship by defeating Malaysian star Low Wee Wern here.
Top seed and World No.6 Wern was shocked by Annie, who is ranked No.10. It was Annie's first trip to Pakistan and she was very happy and excited by winning the title, reports Xinhua.
"I really enjoyed while staying here as the people are very hospitable and I am taking back many good memories. Before coming to Pakistan my family was very worried but now the event is over and nothing happened; all is safe," the 24-year-old said Sunday.
In the crowded Mashaf Squash Complex, Annie lost her first set at the hands of an aggressive Wern by a big margin of 5-11.
Annie's attacking and tricky shots were appreciated all-around the hall as she outclassed the Malaysian in consecutive three sets by 11-8, 11-7, 11-1 in 44 minutes to clinch the title.
Talking about the final match and difficulties she faced to reach the title, Annie said, "I concentrated a lot at the game today because we both knew the game plan and style of each other as we have faced each other many times before. It was really a tough match but after the first set I didn't give her any chance to attack me."
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