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 ...
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Source: ONE News Travellers may face higher airfares after a decision by Airways New Zealand to increase the levies it charges airlines to fly to and around New Zealand. The state-owned enterprise in charge of air traffic control will raise its fees for air navigation services by more than 15%, or $70 million, over the next three years. The move has drawn criticism from an airline lobby ...
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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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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Anne Bronte, sister of Charlotte and Emily, has been given a new gravestone after 164 years to correct a mistake in the original.
Anne, who authored 'Agnes Grey' and 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,' died in Scarborough in 1849 after succumbing to tuberculosis at the age of 29.
But Anne's headstone in St Mary's Churchyard gave her age as 28.
Anne's original gravestone was refaced 3 years after her death, when Charlotte returned to discover five mistakes on it, the other errors were corrected but the age was not.
The Bronte Society installed the new plaque alongside the original that had deteriorated over the years, the BBC reported.
Society's Sally McDonald said that Anne was the quietest Bronte and can still sometimes be overlooked in favour of her sisters Charlotte and Emily.
She added that in some ways, though, she is now viewed as the most radical of the sisters, writing about tough subjects like women's need to maintain independence, and how alcoholism could tear a family apart. (ANI)
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