Record-setting wooden building to be erected in Canada

​Ottawa, June 12 (IANS) The construction of a record-setting 53-metre high tower building, using mostly wooden material, is under way on the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada's Vancouver city. Its bold and green design aims to demonstrate that building large, wooden structures is not too much...
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World's most expensive airline ticket goes on sale

Dubai, June 3 (IANS) Emirates’ flag carrier Etihad on Friday introduced a London-Melbourne round trip ticket costing more than $80,000. The carrier offers passengers travel in a luxury three-room suite aboard its Airbus A380 named "The Residence". The plane, described as a “penthouse in the sky”, has all the amenit...
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New research to help you beat jet lag

Tokyo, May 30 (IANS) If you are a frequent traveller and get bogged down by jet lag with every flight, help is on the way. Researchers have designed new molecules that can help modify the human biological clock to manage sleep-deprived travellers as well as improve treatment for sleep disorders. Most living organisms, in...
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UAE's Emirates Airline signs deal to promote Jordan tourism

​Abu Dhabi, May 30 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Emirates Airline on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with Jordan Tourism Board to boost tourism in the country, a statement said. The deal focuses on the growth of key tourist destinations in Jordan which has been an important part of Emirates' network since 1986. ...
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Japan museum to be registered as World Heritage Site

​Tokyo, May 18 (IANS) The main building of Japan's National Museum of Western Art is scheduled to be registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July. Officials of Japan's Cultural Affairs Agency on Tuesday said the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a UNESCO advisory panel, has recommended listing of the ...
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International tourism conference opens in Beijing

​Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A key international tourism conference opened in Beijing on Thursday amid hopes it would generate measures to boost global economic growth and social opportunities in the sector. Tourism officials from over 100 countries were expected to attend the First World Conference on Tourism for Developme...
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Chinese museums mostly free to visitors

​Beijing, May 18 (IANS) The number of registered museums in China has reached nearly 4,700, with more than 85 percent of them free to visit, a national cultural official said on Wednesday. By the end of 2015, 4,692 museums were registered and more than 20,000 exhibitions were held annually, drawing 700 million visitors...
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International tourism meet in Meghalaya for marketing northeast

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Research scholars, policy makers and industry practitioners have come together at an international conference at Shillong in Meghalaya to highlight the tourism resources of north east India and explore marketing strategies in an eco-friendly and sustainable way, the organisers said on Tuesday. The ...
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Thailand shuts down tourism in Tachai island to protect environment

Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Thai authorities have decided to close down tourism in Tachai Island in the Andaman Sea, to protect the coral and underwater flora and fauna in one of the country's key diving destinations, an official said on Monday. "The island is closed for an indefinite time. Too many tourists have visited it. ...
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Harry Potter movie motorbike goes to Liverpool museum

The motor bike and sidecar used in a dramatic chase in one of the Harry Potter movies is to go on display on Monday at the Museum of Liverpool. It will be a homecoming for the famous motor cycle with magical powers. Part of a dramatic chase in the blockbuster movie was filmed in the road tunnel under the Mersey river linking Liverpool wi...
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