Visitors to India will have a rare treat in store with Mahashivratri being celebrated across the country. Millions of followers, and their visiting guests from other countries, will be on the march to see some of the tallest Shiva statues, giant wonders that not only honor Shiva, but leave onlookers entranced.
Service taxes on airfares, hotels and restaurants in India are on the rise. The travel industry doesn’t welcome the change.
Touted as the world’s leading travel show, ITB Berlin is one of the travel industry’s biggest annual event. The 2011 edition is due to run from Wednesday, March 9th, to Sunday, March 13th, at the Messe Berlin exhibition centre. The show will feature topics related to the future of travel, challenges faced by the hotel […]
A recent survey by Thomas Cook (India) Pvt Ltd. revealed that airline fares in India are expected to go up by 12-14%, while hotel tariffs would go up in the range of 5-6% in 2011. The paper, ‘Corporate Travel – Trends, Outlooks and Opportunities for 2011,’ was released yesterday in Mumbai, and also revealed that the […]
Today’s hottest event, aside the Oscars, is the Cricket World Cup 2011, that sees India vs. England in a historic match. Two very strong teams, with India still the top favorite, are now disputing for the champion title at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, in in Bengaluru (English: Bangalore), Karnataka. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of […]
The US National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Western U.S. the central valley of California, San Francisco’s North Bay area, and coastal areas of southern Oregon and northern California, beginning Friday through Saturday night. Significant snowfall was expected across the Southwest states into the weekend, even at lower elevations. While in […]
Every year The Council of the European Union selects two cities to act as the European Capitals of Culture. For 2011 those cities are Tallinn in Estonia, and Turku in Finland. But, the process for cities being selected actually began several years ago. In keeping with the process, future cities are due to be selected later this year – to represent the European Union in 2016 and onward.
The 2011 edition of the NATAS Travel Fair, Singapore’s largest travel fair organized by National Association of Travel Agents (NATAS), will take place at the Singapore Expo, Halls 4 & 5 from 25-27 February.
Update for international travelers in New Zealand, and intending international travelers to Christchurch, New Zealand.
In honor of one of Romania’s and the world’s great writers, Ion Hobana, who made my lovely wife’s childhood that much more rich, I dedicate this short tribute.
Ion Hobana (lower left), 80, died of cancer on yesterday, February 22, 2011 in Bucharest. Hobana was Romania’s best most widely known Science Fiction writer, for Romanians and people around the world, a artist of the perhaps, even the inevitable.
The biggest event in Miaoli County in six decades, the 2011 Taiwan Lantern Festival is one of the three major traditional festivals in Taiwan.
Christchurch International Airport is open for domestic flights and international flights, the Lyttelton Port is operational, railways remain closed.