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Seaplanes to take-off in Goa after monsoon

Landing trials conducted in Panaji The Goa government has gone ahead with its tourism proposal amid protests by fishermen community and conducted trial of sea plane landing on Mandovi river in the heart of the state. The traditional fishermen have threatened to end their lives if Goa government allows the sea planes to operate in the waters disturbing their livelihood. After the trial, the service is set to be launched post-monsoon Govt nod despite fishermen protests However, despite agitations, Goa Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar decided to go ahead with this unique tourism proposal by giving a nod to fly the first ever plane, from Dabolim airport, to successfully land in River Mandovi at 11.45 AM on Saturday in the heart of the state. "We have been opposing this project. Govern

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InternationalNews

KING KONG ROARS TO LIFE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT

King Kong will rule at Universal Orlando Resort next year in the groundbreaking attraction, “Skull Island: Reign of Kong.” The new attraction will open in the summer of 2016 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure – and will be an intense, all-new adventure brought to life in a dramatically themed environment.  Skull Island: Reign of Kong will pull guests into a powerfully told story where they become part of the next generation of the Kong legend. It begins as guests are transported deep into a wild and mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin – but where they are soon fighting for their own survival. Their journey will take them through an ancient temple inhabited by hostile natives, a perilous jungle ruled by prehistoric creatures, a foreboding und

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International

Out & About in Miami

Planning to go to Miami very soon! Well here are few things, you can look out for in Florida in coming days: WET, WACKY 7 WILD AT JUNGLE ISLAND - South Florida’s favorite landmark attraction just opened its much-anticipated beach oasis and Rainforest Riptide, an unfathomable fun floating obstacle course and water park at Parrot Cove. After a salt-water plunge, guests can have fun with the energetic and wacky hosts of three marvelous animal shows including the popular Winged Wonders, Wild Encounters, and Wild Adventures. Then explore the park and its numerous wildlife from twin orangutans, Australian red kangaroos, Aldabra turtles to big cats, reptiles, colorful parrots, and much more. The totally Wet, Wacky and Wild adventure is available every Saturday and Sunday priced at $34.95 per a

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International

Its ‘Flowertime’ in Brussels this August

Brussels and gardens, a long and beautiful love story. The best evidence of this is the great number of parks and spaces that fit perfectly into urban geography and offer inhabitants havens of tranquillity and relaxation. In parallel with the biannual Flower Carpet, that needs no introduction, VisitBrussels presents Flowertime 2015. Building on the success of the first edition of this new floral art event in Brussels, it has now decided to organise a second biannual event, that takes up residence during the summer at the very heart of European capital!  This year, the summer floral collection will be a master stroke. From 13 to 16 August 2015, the city centre will truly dazzle with plants: from the moment you arrive on the Grand-Place, the Italian garden will offer itself to you so you...

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InternationalNews

Three-Day Celebration This Weekend for Pride

Three days, three themes, and tons of activities A three-day celebration will close out PrideFestival, which has been going strong since 1 May.  A whole bunch of activities are planned for 14-16 May in Brussels in honour of Pride.be’s 20th anniversary. The must-see PrideParade will be enhanced with three days of activities, nightlife, workshops, and guided tours celebrating the LGBT community.   14 May 2015, Gender@Pride: variations on gender “norms” Gender@Pride will be focusing on different approaches to gender(-identities). Via workshops, talks and even makeovers, groups of women, transvestites and transgender, intersex and queer people will be given the chance to offer their take on gender issues and introduce this world to the general public. Beursschouwburg wil

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International

Munich is a ultra-chic shopping destination

Known as one of the best 10 cities to live in the world, Munich offers a plethora of shopping options to visitors. When in Munich, shop at some of the world’s most creative boutiques or visit Munich’s traditional stores. Munich, with its air of polished prosperity, is quintessential Germany. The old and the new co-exist here with cherished traditions like Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, rubbing shoulders with designer shopping, sleek cars and high-powered industry. Indeed Munich today is the flavour of the year. The Bavarian capital on the Isar river has strong roots in the past. Its Baroque and Rococo architecture, lush parks, museums and historic venues such as Schloss Nymphenburg, the summer palace of the rulers of Bavaria, are the favoured haunts of tourists and loca

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IndiaInternationalNews

Finland is ranked as safest, Spain at top in tourism rankings

With so much thrust on travel and tourism, one could have expected a better performance. But actually India ranks very poorly in most of the indicators related to travel and tourism compiled by World Economic Forum, whether it is safety or infrastructure. Unfortunately, in many of the indicators India does not figure in top 100 among the 141 countries included in the rankings. Irony is that, India ranks higher in terms of resources- natural or cultural, but when it comes to developing tourism around these resources, India has failed miserably. The World Economic Forum measures the annual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), in which Spain tops the overall rating, while Finland is the strongest in safety and security, with Nigeria being the least secure. In terms of interna

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AdventureIndiaNews

Goa launches hot air balloon & amphibious vehicle

The Goa Government has launched hot air balloon and amphibious vehicle services in the picturesque state of beaches.Tourists can now travel in the hot air balloon that will fly over picturesque landscape offering an aerial view of the popular tourist destinations.The new facilities were launched here in the presence of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, State Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar and others. Delhi-based Camping Retreats of India Pvt Ltd will run the two services from Panaji initially, and will be later operated from other prominent tourist spots of the State. Amphibious vehicle, which can run on road and ply in waters, was also launched. “This new venture is all set to give tourists a thrilling experience in Goa’s inland waterways,” Parulek

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Everest climbing season for the year as good as over

Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than a week ago, a decision likely to end this year’s climbing season. Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at Nepal’s Mountaineering Department, said the Sherpas informed the office on Monday that they were not going to rebuild the route because of safety and time reasons. It would be the second consecutive year that the climbing season has been called off because of deaths on the world’s highest peak. The season was canceled last year after an avalanche killed 16 Sherpa guides. Actually among the big teams attempting the summit this year, almost all have already called off. Around 350 foreign climbers, and double the number of local guides, were on the mounta

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InternationalNews

Colours of the rainbow take over the centre of Brussels

Not many countries celebrate the Pride festival with so much pride as the Belgium does. It simply reflects the way we care for equal rights for everybody. The 20th anniversary of Pride.be is here. From today i.e. 1 to 17 May, the colours of the rainbow will take over the centre of Brussels. In addition to the three days of public festivities and the annual parade, there is also a vast and varied programme to be discovered at the two-week PrideFestival. All over Belgium, festivities and initiatives by citizens, intellectuals and activists will take place in the name of conviviality and the fight for equality. Although atmosphere and enjoyment are the key words at Pride.be in Brussels, it remains an opportunity to demand freedom and tolerance.  And Pride.be is much more than the three day

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