Archive for the ‘News’

  • The Arubathimoovar Festival Of the 63 Nayanmars in Chennai
    The Arubathimoovar Festival Of the 63 Nayanmars in Chennai
    The Arubathimoovar Festival is a festival that is always in the news in the months of March and April in Chennai in South India. Held in celebration of the deities of the ancient and famous Kapaleeshwar temple in Mylapore in Chennai every year, this year it is being celebrated  from  March 1 to April 30, 2013. This unique Indian festival is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva’s 63 saints or Arubathimoovar or 63 Nayanmars who led a life of self mortification and devotion. The tradition is to take out a procession of the bronze idols of these 63 saints with pomp and grandeur. Devotees come from across the state of Tamil Nadu to attend the festival which been taking place since four centuries and more. Preparations begin at least  before a month and a half. There is no space to stand outside the temple during this time. It is really  [...]
    Posted at March 29th, 2013 at 12:03 am
  • Games in Venetian Macau
    Games in Venetian Macau
    When one thinks of casinos around the world, more than likely the  Chinese region of Macau probably doesn’t come to mind instantly. However,  if the casino industry in that country has anything to with it, it soon will. Macau is becoming one of the fastest growing gambling locales in the world – already surpassing Las Vegas. The biggest casino in Macau is the Venetian Macau and boasts the largest casino floor in the world. The Venetian Macau is based on its Vegas predecessor. However, the Venetian Macau was built with larger proportions. For any online casino fan who has yet to experience a world casino, this is definitely one to consider. The Venetian Macau offers a great variety of casino games. In fact, it has more tables as well as table games than other casinos. There are many different poker casino games which can  [...]
    Posted at February 12th, 2013 at 04:02 am
  • Hostels: An Economic Place for Travelers!
    Hostels: An Economic Place for Travelers!
    Hostels are an economical and affordable way to accommodate safe and sound with compatible travelers around the world. Hostels, also known as Hotels in some cases, generally feature security, social life, showers and rooms with multiple bunks. Some hostels are just having bare bones beds, while some are quite luxurious. Hostel are having good accommodation with dorm rooms and multiple beds in it, shared bathrooms, check in area, cooking and food area, and also at times a safe spot for your pack. Furthermore, they also usually have common areas for socializing, even if merely picnic tables in a courtyard. Laundry facilities are as well offered in some Hostels aka Hotels, and sometimes one can also have access of bars, tourist desks, and internet too. In many Hostels, you will be also given with in-phones and television sets. At  [...]
    Posted at February 12th, 2013 at 02:02 am
  • News on Travel Destinations
    News on Travel Destinations
    Do not think that the term off season applies to travel destinations across the world. there are lot of places you could visit in this off season. There are many airlines and hotels which sometimes drop rates in the off season. So get the pleasures of the best kind of travels and the most fascinating kinds of travel destinations in the world. Here you would get luxuries at a smaller price and you would come back extremely satisfied. Visit Iceland. The Kroner crash hasn’t made Iceland a bad place to visit. It is affordable and at around five hours from the East Coast this is a country in Scandinavia that gives great weekend getaway pleasures. Fall packages area available on Iceland air and so it is a great idea to use this as a travel destination. Then you have the Caribbean which is a great place to visit. Even if the Fall has  [...]
    Posted at November 10th, 2012 at 12:11 am
  • Latest from Travel News – Qatar Airways Adds Five New International Routes
    Latest from Travel News – Qatar Airways Adds Five New International Routes
    Qatar Airways has announced that they would further expand its intensely growing network and has now five passenger routes, with a lot of cargo services. It has increased its capacity to many destinations connecting directly from Doha which is the airline’s hub. Serbia, Iraq, Tanzania, and Myanmar are the major regions which are the passenger routes and are in the process of being expanded. There are new freighter service that is going to be introduced in South Africa, Pakistan, Korea, Oman and South Africa. The passenger flights and their frequency are going to be increased in Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Europe. There was an expansion programme that was inaugurated on the opening day of the world’s largest travel show – The ITB in Berlin. Then the city of Erbil and the capital Baghdad in Iraq are introduced  [...]
    Posted at April 30th, 2012 at 01:04 am
  • Travel insurance
    Travel insurance
    With hectic everyday lives, everyone needs a chance to get away from it all to simply relax. With the whole wide world before them, people can choose a variety of destinations for their holiday. When taking these holidays, no one every thinks that things won’t go according to plan. Unfortunately, sometimes this happens and without travel insurance, travelers can find themselves in a bind. When travelling, travel insurance offers different types of coverage. For instance, travel insurance policies offer trip cancellation and interruption insurance. This kind of coverage helps travelers recover any lost monies spent on travel arrangements if they must end their holiday early. Travel insurance policies will specify what events constitute an emergency. Knowing these reasons is important before taking out the insurance policy so you  [...]
    Posted at April 25th, 2012 at 04:04 am
  • Travel News from the World
    Travel News from the World
    There is lot of excitement and eventful changes in the world of travel. There is news coming from across the world regarding travel and tourism. Such travel news and more are what make travel a way of life and tourism a great industry. Come to the world of travel and enjoy the benefits of relaxing in peace and relaxation. The UNWTO is believed to have at least one billion tourists in the year 2012. There are many international tourist arrivals that are expected to around a billion by the end of the year 2012. The UNWTO Secretary General is Taleb Rifai who has given details on what the agenda is for the organization this year. A leading travel company which deals mainly with the wellness and well being of the tourists has started a brand like a programme which is a way of inspiring the travellers and provides them with a creative  [...]
    Posted at March 13th, 2012 at 03:03 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
  • 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
  • A hostel like no other
    A hostel like no other
    Look, over there. Is it a bed? Is it a plane? Well…it’s actually a plane with a lot of beds. Now all of you that have had some trouble sleeping on planes might be rolling your eyes and groaning inwardly, but this is plane-ly different from anything you might have experienced beforehand. Stockholm’s jumbo hostel is a converted Boeing Jumbo 747 that has arisen from the ashes of its former avatar to become one unique snooze zone. If you’re anywhere in the immediate vicinity of Stockholm’s Arlanda airport, take a quick peek over at the hulking form grounded just off on the tarmac and lo presto, there you have it; a movable hostel unlike no other in the civilized world, one where your dreams can take flight. They called the 787 the Dreamliner, but there is no reason to believe that that would not be a more appropriate name  [...]
    Posted at August 4th, 2010 at 03:08 am