Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi today announced the launch of a new campaign to publicise the tourism potential of the Himalayas and promote this incredible tourist product internationally. To be called "777 days of the Indian Himalayas", the campaign will have a twofold objective, one to attract more international tourists to India during the lean summer season, and second, to remind ...
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Egypt 's tourism minister has resigned in protest over the appointment as Luxor governor of a member of a hardline Islamist group associated with terrorists who killed at least 58 tourists in 1997.Hisham Zaazou, whose resignation has not yet been accepted by Egypt's prime minister, ...
The average rate for a five star hotel room during the summer months is expected to be somewhere between $200 and $90, while the percentage of occupancy is going to descend dramatically by 70 to even 90 percent. The slowest period for Dubai hotels is expected to be, as usual, July when the city will see the lowest levels of occupancy not only because of the few people travelling during Ramadan, ...
Union of Concerned Scientists Northwest Airlines Asks Clear Channel to Pull Science Groups Anti-Nuclear-Weapons Ad in Minneapolis Airport
Billboard Calls for Sen. McCain to 'Get Serious' About Reducing the Threat of Nuclear Weapons WASHINGTON - August 19 - Northwest, the official airline of the Republican National Convention, has taken on a new role of censor. Yesterday it asked Clear Channel Communications to remove a Union of Concerned Scientists' (UCS) anti-nuclear-weapons billboard in the Minneapolis airport ...
The term "boutique hotel" can be applied to a host of very different properties -- whether quaint or trendy, traditional or avant-garde. But they all have at least one thing in common: They're intimate, and fewer rooms means fewer guests get to experience them, so staying at one can feel like discovering a secret hideaway. But secrets are no fun if you don't get share them -- ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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