Travel News: December 12, 2018

State Department campaign has a holiday message for Americans abroad: Travel safely Washington Post The State Department is sending out a seasonal message of good cheer — and safe travel — to the millions of Americans who will travel internationally this holiday season. Last December, according to National Tour and Travel Office data, nearly 8 million Americans traveled out of the country, making it the fourth-busiest month of the year. (The peak summer season swept the top spots.) To assist th...
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TRAI seeks comments on the TV audience measurement & ratings consultation paper

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper (pdf) on the ‘Review of Television Audience Measurement and Ratings in India’ earlier this month. In its statement, the TRAI said that it has suo-motu floated this paper because – “several... ...
Tags: Travel, Television, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Trai, Tam, Consultation, Broadcasting, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI, DTH, BARC, Mib, Review of Television Audience Measurement

Rajasthan govt reviewed only 11 out of 40 internet shutdowns

The Rajasthan state government set up only 11 review committees for 40 internet shutdowns ordered between July last year upto May 2018. This was revealed in an RTI filed by the Software Law Freedom Centre (SFLC). There were no review meetings for why the other 29 internet bans were ordered in the... ...
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MON DEC 31, BYRON BAY BREWERY, 12pm – 2am It’s not often you see multiple band and DJ headliners supported by our best local talent, all under one roof. Well that’s exactly what’s heading our way this New Year’s Eve at the Byron Bay Brewery. Across two stages during the day and into the night, featuring a huge lineup of touring and local acts, live visual arts, pop up bars, festival food offerings and loads more, this is shaping up to be the biggest NYE event around. Bringing in the New Year o...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Culture, Sydney, Melbourne, Byron, Eventbrite, Festivals & Events, Benson, Byron Bay, Byron Bay Brewery Across, Harts Bec Sandridge, KÖLSCH Melbourne, Human Movement Locals, Taya Robina Tai Daniels Chef De Party, Byron Bay Brewery NYE

Namche to Tengboche the Himalayan M25

Another beautiful sunny day with clear skies today. We liked the lodge we stayed in last night it was friendly and cosy with good food at reasonable prices. Its main disadvantage was the fact there only seemed to be one toilet for everybody in the l
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Fried Cock Fighting Chicken

There seems to be a huge focus on celebrating Christmas here in predominantly Hindu Bali. There are Santa Clauses Christmas trees and every other imaginable type of Christmas decoration everywhere we look and it feels like Christmas carols are playing co
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Autumnal View of Central Park in New York

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One Trip, Two Cities: Experiencing the Best of Manchester & York

To be fair, there’s just such an incredible diversity of places to visit in Northern England that a trip could be enjoyed assembling any number of different cities and towns. I just happened to visit Manchester and York, which is what I want to share today. Although they’re separated by a short and easy 1-hour train ride, the two cities could not be more different, offering a great balance for would-be travelers. York I always knew I’d love but Manchester won me over when, frankly, I wasn’t so ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Liverpool, Manchester, Yorkshire, Belfast, John, William, Visitbritain, Northern England, Clifford, Destinations, York, Andy

Why you should visit San Andrés

While Jamaican all-inclusives and Bahamian cruise ports see visitor numbers rise year after year, the Colombian islands of San Andrés and Providencia continue to fly under the radar of many tourists. In fact, many people don’t even know they exist — even Colombians. As more and more travelers seek out lesser-known destinations, it’s unlikely to stay that way for long. For now, though, you can take advantage of their wide-open beaches and Rastafarian vibe without the crowds. Here’s everything ...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Colombia, Unesco, Holland, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Caribbean, Morgan, Henry, Luca, Botanical Gardens, San Andrés, Rondon, Providencia, San Andres Island

White horses and a nail in the pool

Today we take the public bus to the hotel area of Cancun. This is where all the beaches are and also where we can book up some scuba diving. It turns out to be very easy as the bus leaves from the main street just by our hotel.We manage to get the last
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Planning a bachelorette party abroad

Planning a bachelorette party overseas needs to come with a lot of flexibility. Whether the bride’s an outdoor adventurer, a wine connoisseur, or prefers those lazy cocktails on the beach, there’s an itinerary for it. Despite the varied options, however, there are foundational principles that apply to any girls trip overseas. From choosing the destination to implementing the organizational systems required for group travel, this practical guide provides the key tips to planning an overseas ba...
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Save 20 Percent on First Class With Alaska Airlines Holiday 2018 — But Hurry

Travel in style for the holiday season — Chanukah is already over as of last night; but Christmas and New Year’s Eve are still coming — to spend some time with your family; jet off to a winter wonderland; or escape the cold and snow by heading off to a destination in a warm climate. A discount of 20 percent for a ticket seated in the first class cabin of an airplane operated by Alaska Airlines could have you enjoy the holidays even more when you travel between Sunday, December 23, 2018 and Monda...
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Hallelujah We Are Finally Caught Up

Yes dear loyal followers....this blog 474 are you kidding me I have to admit I must be a quite a blabbermouth actually brings us up to date with all our doings. Whew Im wiping the beads of sweat off my forehead as well as Lulus shes bee
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Fatal shootings near Strasbourg Christmas market

City centre on lockdown with gunman on the run
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New cave in Canada kept secret

Hearing that an incredible cave was discovered, but that the location is being kept secret, might be the cruelest news a traveler could ever hear. A massive cave was recently discovered in British Columbia — but that’s all we know. To keep it from being overrun by tourists and Instagrammers, the exact location within Wells Gray Provincial Park — about 280 miles north of Vancouver — is being kept secret. “As far as North America goes, this is a honking big cave,” John Pollack, governor of the ...
Tags: Travel, News, Instagram, US, Canada, Vancouver, North America, Times, British Columbia, Travel Influencers, Wells Gray Provincial Park, cave in Canada, Off-limits Cave, Secret Cave, John Pollack, Royal Canadian Geographic Society

Delta bans emotional support animals

Although airlines have recently seemed to be expanding their tolerance for emotional support animals, Delta is doing quite the opposite. On Monday, the airline announced that it will update its support- and service-animal policy to include a ban on emotional support animals (ESA’s) on flights longer than eight hours. The ban also extends to ESA’s less than four months old, regardless of flight length. According to Delta, the policy change is a result of an 84% increase of incidents involving...
Tags: Travel, News, America, Esa, Delta, Service Animals, John Laughter Delta, Emotional Support Animals, Dela emotional support animals, According to Airlines

Health and Fitness Trends You Might Find on a Cruise

If you’ve never had the pleasure of taking a cruise in the past, you’re in for a real treat. The experience of being out on the open water, comforted by the sway of the ship, indulging in tasty cocktails, delicious cuisine, and plenty of activities is like no other vacation you’ve ever been on. More than just sitting poolside or partying, many cruise lines have stepped their game up to offer passengers an experience that will enhance their health and wellness. Here are just a few of the health ...
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What to Pack for Your Next Vacation

Deciding what to pack for your next vacation depends on where you’re going. A trip to the ocean is a bit different than one to snow-capped peaks. With that in mind, we figured it was worth going over packing essentials based on the destination. The following is what to pack for your next vacation, as determined by the type of place you’re headed: To the beach Those headed to a sandy beach for vacation probably already to know to pack the sunscreen and swimsuit. But don’t forget the extras like ...
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One Month Left to Get a Rose Gold American Express Gold Card

The way a card looks is never a reason to get and carry it. But if you're going to get it anyway -- and this is one you're going to want -- you might as well get the standout version of -- which American Express plans to stop making available after January 9. Continue reading One Month Left to Get a Rose Gold American Express Gold Card...
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#AbuDhabi Plans Welfare System Linked to Jobs: National - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Plans Welfare System Linked to Jobs: National - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi, the wealthiest of the United Arab Emirates, plans to offer its unemployed citizens a welfare program linked to job opportunities, the National newspaper reported.Jobless citizens, who can receive monthly unemployment payments starting at 6,000 dirhams ($1,634), will have to accept one of three job offers arranged by the state or risk losing the government’s financial support, the newspaper reported. It cited Mugheer A...
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#Dubai Stocks Nearing Valuation Low of Early 2016 Oil-Price Slump - Bloomberg

Dubai Stocks Nearing Valuation Low of Early 2016 Oil-Price Slump - Bloomberg:The valuation for Dubai’s main stock index, the world’s worst performer in 2018, is about to sink beneath a level last seen when oil prices collapsed three years ago.The average estimated price to earnings in the next 12 months for members of the main index has fallen nearly 20 percent this year and is set to sag below a multiple of 7. That figure was last breached in January 2016, when Brent crude traded at less than $...
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A Japanese woman in silver amidst the shadows

Or perhaps more accurately, a Japanese woman in silver emerging from the shadows.
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Russia to Curb Oil Output in Baby Steps as Saudis Cut Faster - Bloomberg

Russia to Curb Oil Output in Baby Steps as Saudis Cut Faster - Bloomberg:Russia played a big part in making possible a new OPEC+ deal to curb production, but initially it’s letting Saudi Arabia shoulder the bulk of actual cuts.OPEC’s largest ally aims to reduce its January production by at least 50,000 to 60,000 barrels a day compared with October levels, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Tuesday. That’s about 11,000 barrels a day below November output, Bloomberg calculations based on...
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Ultra Runner Nico de Corato riesce nella sua sfida: 140 km in solitario nel deserto

Molti erano gli incoraggiamenti e gli ‘in bocca al lupo’ ma pochi credevano che ci sarebbe realmente riuscito. Invece Nico
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L’Ultra Runner Nico de Corato riesce nella sua sfida: 140 km in solitario nel deserto

Molti erano gli incoraggiamenti e gli ‘in bocca al lupo’ ma pochi credevano che ci sarebbe realmente riuscito. Invece Nico
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Under-the-radar beauty spots in South Africa

South Africa is a unique country where endless deserts alternate with picturesque mountain ranges and impenetrable jungles adjoin lively beaches. Millions of people visit South Africa to enjoy its beautiful scenery and the diversity and richness of the animal world. However, if you really want to make the most of this beautiful country, get off...
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Top travel for 2019 by Airbnb trends

We might be entrenched in the holiday season right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead. For those looking to jet off somewhere new in the New Year but can’t figure out where to go, Airbnb has some ideas for you. Using its 2019 reservation records, Airbnb has compiled a list of the top 19 travel destinations for 2019. According to Airbnb, these places have seen the most dramatic rise in people searching, booking, and putting on their wish lists. Here are the top five of that list t...
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Saudi banks close to deal with authorities on Islamic tax: sources | Reuters

Saudi banks close to deal with authorities on Islamic tax: sources | Reuters:Saudi Arabian banks are expected to reach a deal with Islamic tax authorities before the end of the year to resolve a dispute over increased liabilities, banking sources say.Banks have been at loggerheads with the authorities since at least the start of the year over additional payments of zakat - the name of the tax - for years going back as far as 2002.Banks have been contesting the extra payments, but a compromise is...
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UPDATE 1-Goldilocks Investment buys 29.5 pct stake in Dubai-listed Takaful Emarat | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Goldilocks Investment buys 29.5 pct stake in Dubai-listed Takaful Emarat | Reuters:Goldilocks Investment Co, an indirect subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), has acquired a 29.5 percent stake in Dubai-listed Takaful Emarat Insurance, it said on Tuesday.It is the third in a series of recent acquisitions by Goldilocks which said on Sunday it had increased its ownership in Dubai-listed Islamic Arab Insurance Company, known as Salama, to 14.1 percent.On Monday it said it had acqu...
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10 Photos From Jordan (That Aren’t of Petra)

My yearning for Jordan was fostered by Petra. But I found so much more to love: In This Jordan Travel Article You Will Discover: The lush and green north The friendly people Lesser-known ruins And more! Petra. That’s why we all go to Jordan. And for good reason—the 200-square-kilometre UNESCO World Heritage Centre is a stunner. I had high hopes, and it blew them away like dust in a sandstorm. But I also spent another week exploring the north, the Dead Sea and more. There is a lot to see—...
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