Archive for December, 2011

  • Welcome to Live Music Capital of the World – Austin
    Welcome to Live Music Capital of the World – Austin
    Austin is the capital of the state of Texas and a beautiful city with hills, lakes and valleys running through the city. It is situated on the eastern edge of American southwest in Central Texas and is the 4th biggest metropolitan apart from being the 14th most crowded city in United States. Originally, it was the 3rd fastest growing big city in the country from 2000 to 2006. At present, it has inhabitants of 799,447 and is an economic, cultural center of Austin Round Rock San Marcos metropolitan region with inhabitants of 1,896,291, making it one of the 32nd biggest cities in United States. Austin was settled in 1830s on Colorado River banks by pioneers who named it village Waterloo. In the year 1839, it was selected for becoming the newly independent Republic of Texas’ capital. The metropolitan region was renamed after the father  [...]
    Posted at December 29th, 2011 at 05:12 am
  • Etihad Signs Billion Dollar Technology Deal with Sabre
    Etihad Signs Billion Dollar Technology Deal with Sabre
    Etihad Airways signed a deal valued at over a billion US dollars with Sabre Airline Solutions, an aviation computer technology provider. The 10-year deal with see Etihad Airways use progressive, incorporated software across its departure control operations, reservations, distribution, inventory, eCommerce, marketing and planning. The software created by Sabre Airline Solutions will be put into practice by the month of February 2013 and will drastically reduce the technology costs of the airline, further streamlining processes significantly. Mr. James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer at Etihad Airways said that, this pioneering deal will play an essential role in offering Etihad Airways with tools required for achieving the next phase of profitability and growth targets in cost effective, pioneering and sustainable manner. It will be  [...]
    Posted at December 27th, 2011 at 12:12 am
  • Mount Roraima – An Island Forgotten by Time
    Mount Roraima – An Island Forgotten by Time
    Mount Roraima also called Monte Roraima in Portuguese and Cerro Roraima or Roraima Tepui in Spanish is the tallest of Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau in South America. Originally explained by Sir Walter Raleigh, an English explorer in the year 1596, its 31 kilometers summit region is defended by 400 metre cliffs on each side. The peak includes triple border point of Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil. It lies on Guiana Shield in south-eastern corner of 30,000 kilometers Canaima National Park of Venezuela forming the tallest mountain of Highland Range of Guyana. The tabletop peaks of the park are regarded as some of the oldest geological formations on the planet. The tallest point in Guyana and tallest point in Brazilian state of Roraima lie on plateau; however Brazil and Venezuela have taller peaks some where else. Most of the species  [...]
    Posted at December 26th, 2011 at 05:12 am
  • Hilton Worldwide Opens Two New Hotels at Frankfurt Airport
    Hilton Worldwide Opens Two New Hotels at Frankfurt Airport
    Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport and Hilton Frankfurt Airport part of renowned, futuristic THE SQUAIRE complex. The project is the first of Hilton Worldwide in Europe with two independently branded hotels operating beside each other under same roof. Mr. Simon Vincent, Area President at Hilton Worldwide in Europe said that THE SQUAIRE is one of the most architecturally imposing apartments in Europe and they are glad to welcome two extravagant hotels in their portfolio in this design-led, iconic development. With over 220 hotels in Europe and over 110 hotels in development pipeline, it is practicing exceptional growth throughout the continent. Around 14kms from city centre, leisure and business guests have prime vantage point to financial capital of Germany along with plenty of cultural  [...]
    Posted at December 22nd, 2011 at 06:12 am
  • The Best Known Grand Cayman Island
    The Best Known Grand Cayman Island
    Grand Cayman is a home of George Town, the capital city that boasts some of the finest cuisine and shopping the Caribbean. It is the biggest of 3 Cayman Islands and location of George Town, nation’s capital. In relation to other 2 Cayman Islands, it is around 145 kilometers southwest of Cayman Brac and 121 kilometers southwest of Little Cayman. Shaped like giant claw pinching North Sound, the Grand Cayman is a rich territory of United Kingdom George Town at its southwest knuckle. It includes 76 percent of the entire land mass of the nation is about 22 miles long with widest point being eight miles long. The Grand Cayman Island comprises of 6 regions, which include West Bay, Bodden Town, Sister Islands, East End, North Side and George Town. Bodden Town was established in 1700s and is situated on Grand Cayman Island’s south side. East  [...]
    Posted at December 20th, 2011 at 02:12 am
  • Sao Paulo – The Most Rewarding and Best Trip Possible
    Sao Paulo – The Most Rewarding and Best Trip Possible
    Sao Paulo is the Brazil’s biggest city in South America and southern hemisphere and 7th biggest city of the world by population. The city is anchor to Sao Paulo metropolitan region ranked as 2nd most crowded city in the America and amongst 5th biggest metropolitan regions on earth. It is the capital state of Sao Paulo, the most crowded Brazilian state and wields strong regional influence in finance and commerce along with entertainment and arts. Sao Paulo maintains strong global influence and is regarded as Alpha World City. The city has significant influence globally and nationally, in terms of politics, culture and economy. It houses various significant museums, monuments and parks, including Latin American Memorial, Museum of Portuguese Language, Paulista Avenue, one of the most significant financial centres of Sao Paulo, Sao  [...]
    Posted at December 19th, 2011 at 12:12 am
  • Visiting Brisbane Is Like Finding Yourself in an Adventure Wonderland
    Visiting Brisbane Is Like Finding Yourself in an Adventure Wonderland
    Brisbane is the most crowded city and capital in Queensland’s Australian state and 3rd most crowded city; it is also called as River City and has self-proclaimed title of New World City of Australia. The metropolitan area of Brisbane has more than 2 million inhabitants and South East Queensland urban conurbation located around Brisbane encompasses inhabitants of over three million. The Brisbane central business region stands on imaginative European settlement and is located inside bend of Brisbane River around 23kms front Moreton Bay’s mouth. The urban region extends in all directions along floodplain of Brisbane River Valley between Great Dividing Range and the bay. While it is administered by various municipalities, large proportion of central Brisbane is administered by Brisbane City Council, one of the biggest Local Government  [...]
    Posted at December 15th, 2011 at 12:12 am
  • Birmingham – Characterised By Tradition Of Innovation
    Birmingham – Characterised By Tradition Of Innovation
    Birmingham is a metropolitan borough and a city in West Midlands of England. It is the most crowded British City outside capital London with inhabitants of 1,036,900 and lies at the heart of West Midlands conurbation, the 2nd most crowded urban region in United Kingdom with inhabitants of 2,284,093. The metropolitan area of Birmingham is the UK’s 2nd most crowded with population of 3,683,000. Much of Birmingham was destroyed during World War II and replacements apartments added little to the city. Nevertheless, since 1990s, the city has been experiencing radical change and most of the post war apartments have been replaced. Some of the notable associations of Birmingham include Tony Hancock, HP Sauce, The Lunar Society its members included Matthew Boulton and James Watt, Cadbury’s chocolate, UB40, Black Sabbath, Spitfire  [...]
    Posted at December 13th, 2011 at 12:12 am
  • Zanzibar – The Majestic Spice Island of the Indian Ocean
    Zanzibar – The Majestic Spice Island of the Indian Ocean
    Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, East Africa and consists of Zanzibar Archipelago in Indian Ocean around 25 to 50 kilometers off the coast one of the mainland and comprises of plethora of small isles with two huge ones: Pemba and Unguja. Other close by territories and countries include Mayotte and Comoros to south, Reunion and Mauritius to far southeast and Seychelles Islands around 1500 kilometres to east. Portuguese and Arab traders stayed the region initially and it was managed by Omanis in 18th and 19th centuries. Britain founded the protectorate, which became independent sultanate in the year 1963 and republic after uprising in the month of January 1964. Zanzibar City is the capital of Zanzibar situated on Unguja Island and the historic centre called Stone Town is World Heritage Site. The major industries of  [...]
    Posted at December 9th, 2011 at 05:12 am
  • Cyclades Islands Travel Guide
    Cyclades Islands Travel Guide
    Cyclades is a group of islands surrounded by winding beaches having crystal clear blue water. If you are looking to spend some relaxing days, plan a trip to the Cyclades. This island network is situated on the center of the Aegean Sea. Cyclades include around 220 islands, among which there are several popular Greek Islands namely Naxos, Mykonos and Santorini. The island of Syros is designated as the capital of Cyclades’. The exact location of this capital island is on the archipelago’s north center. The islands of Cyclades stay populated by tourists coming from both Greece and other corners of the globe almost all through the year. The biggest tourist crowd in these islands however, is seen during the summer months. Other than boasting some stunning beaches along the Aegean Sea, the islands are also home to several archaeological  [...]
    Posted at December 8th, 2011 at 05:12 am