Mandaragiri- Tucked Away from Tourist Map

A nondescript detour off the Bengaluru- Tumkur highway led to a narrow road with intermittent tarmac that meandered its way past open lands and a few scattered houses.  In a few minutes I was at the base of Basadi Betta, a popular hillock which is also known as Manadargiri. A few meters before Mandaragiri hill, stands the tall statue of Thirthankara, welcoming people to his land.   A popular Jain shrine, Manadaragiri has caught the attention of travellers with the beautiful Guru M...
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Receive Credit of Up to $50 Per Stay 2020 in Florida With Marriott

Receive a credit of up to $50.00 per stay at your choice of 57 select participating hotel and resort properties of the Marriott International, Incorporated portfolio of brands in Florida when you stay through Thursday, December 31, 2020... …but you must... The post Receive Credit of Up to $50 Per Stay 2020 in Florida With Marriott appeared first on The Gate.
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6 Tips to Improve Your IELTS Academic Writing Score

by  Roshan Patroo For many students, the writing section of the IELTS test can be one of the most challenging. The good news is that careful preparation will go a long way in helping to get the band score you need. Use the six tips below to maximize your chances of success in the writing section of your upcoming IELTS test. Plan your time effectively. Since the number of words you need to write for part two of IELTS (250 words) is longer than part one (150 words), make sure you plan your ti...
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Perfect Blue Waters of French Polynesia

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Travel News: February 27, 2020

Travel Industry Reacts to Coronavirus Spreading Through Europe Travel Pulse With the coronavirus expanding its reach to Europe, agents and tour operators are addressing client concerns about traveling to the destination, particularly Italy and Spain, which along with several other countries have confirmed cases of the viral infection. Generally speaking, they noted that customers are not yet canceling trips. 1 Hotels ‘sustainable luxury’ chain adds San Francisco location SF Gate Two t...
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Wednesday Feb 26 Falmouth Jamaica

Hello from Jamaica. Yaman We had a morning excursion so we set the alarm and got up sharply at 700. Since this is Ash Wednesday we had a meatless breakfast in the Horizon Court. We missed the bacon and ham but thats what you are supposed to do tod
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Korean Air crew member who flew to Los Angeles has coronavirus: Reports

A Korean Air flight attendant has tested positive for coronavirus, and worked on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles, Korean media reported on Wednesday afternoon. The Korean Air cabin crew member diagnosed with coronavirus today flew home to South Korea from Los Angeles on February 19 — Steve Lookner (@lookner) February 25, 2020 The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Wednesday the crewmember worked on a Korean Air KE958 flight from Israe...
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The organisers of Splendour in the Grass are stoked to announce that a record 50,000 patrons will attend the event’s 20th anniversary edition this July. Tickets for the event went on sale at 9.00am this morning and all allocations were exhausted by 10.00am. Splendour’s co-founders and producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said “When we started Splendour back in 2001, as a one day event with 19 bands, we never dreamed that it would grow to three days and over 100 acts. It’s been a wild ri...
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JetBlue Is Using Coronovirus Fears To Sell More Tickets

If you have a previously purchased airline ticket, JetBlue’s normal cancellation rules apply. However if you buy a new ticket starting tomorrow through March 11 for travel completed by June 1, no cancellation fees will apply. The airline says this is about getting consumers to buy tickets who are afraid of coronovirus, and the policy even applies to their basic economy and vacation package fares. Continue reading JetBlue Is Using Coronovirus Fears To Sell More Tickets...
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ANA gives Boeing a boost with Dreamliner orderANA gives Boeing a boost with Dreamliner order

Japanese carrier will buy at least 12 787s
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Jet2 sets up telephone helpline for guests trapped in Tenerife hotel

TUI confirms it also has 200 holidaymakers in Costa Adeje
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A Fig Deal! Caramelised Fig & Honeycomb Ice Cream

It's fig season and that makes me very happy! Figs are my favourite fruit and when I chanced upon some fantastic figs at the local Woolworths (not sponsored) I bought three punnets. However I was going out a lot that week and didn't have time to eat them. So wanting to keep them in their prime I decided to make one of my favourite ice cream flavours-caramelised fig and honeycomb! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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INTELITY Named Official Mobile and In-Room Technology Provider by Forbes Travel Guide

INTELITY®, the provider of hospitality's most comprehensive guest engagement and staff management platform, has been awarded Forbes Travel Guide Brand Official status for the fourth year in a row. Named the luxury hospitality industry's Official Mobile and In-Room Technology Provider by Forbes Travel Guide in 2017, 2018, 2019, and now again in 2020, INTELITY has further solidified its position as the unsurpassed leader in guest experience technology as measured by the highest standards in...
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Oil prices drop to lowest in more than a year as coronavirus spreads - Reuters

Oil prices drop to lowest in more than a year as coronavirus spreads - Reuters:Oil prices fell to their lowest in more than a year on Wednesday after hundreds of new coronavirus cases reported in Europe and the Middle East stoked fears that energy demand would decline, and on concerns that the virus could spread across the United States.Brent crude settled at $53.43 a barrel, shedding $1.52, or 2.77%, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled at $48.73 a barrel, down $1.17, or 2.34%...
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What happened to the Aral Sea

Reaching what is left of the Aral Sea will take a long time no matter where you choose to depart from. Located in a remote corner of Central Asia between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the lake that was once the fourth largest in the world has been receding for the past six decades, with disastrous consequences for the communities relying on its waters. The dark pools staining the vast expanse of arid flatlands that can be seen today on a map represent a fraction of what the Aral Sea used to be. ...
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11 Tips to Make Your Dog’s First Vacation a Success!

Warmer weather means more than just a change of seasons: it means vacation! While vacation season once dictated boarding your pet, today more and more travelers opt to include their dogs in their getaway plans. Whether you’ve recently adopted a puppy (or adult dog) or you’ve just never had the opportunity to travel with your ... Read More about 11 Tips to Make Your Dog’s First Vacation a Success! This post first appeared in Link to original post: 11 Tips to Make Your Dog’s Firs...
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Should Coronavirus Change How You Travel?

The coronavirus (the disease it causes is called COVID-19) is spreading rapidly from its origin in China’s Hubei Province, so people who travel need to think about whether it’s a good idea right now to spend time in crowded places like airports, aircraft, train stations, or cruise ships. Do you need to stay home and cancel plans? Similar to the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, or Ebola, or...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Austin Rocks: The LBJ Library and MuseumFinding Luggage Sto...
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What is cocido madrileño

One of Madrid’s most typical dishes, if not the most typical, is a hot one. It’s easy to think about sun and hot weather when thinking about Madrid, and that isn’t wrong, but in winter the city can get chilly (relatively, at least, with temperatures in the 30-, 40-, and 50-degree Fahrenheit range). It’s on these days that the classic Madrilenian stew hits home as an important part of Madrid’s gastronomy. Cocido madrileño (literally “Madrid stew”) is a three-course meal of soup, chickpeas, and...
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Who are the Ainu people of Japan

With fewer than five months to go until the start of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Olympic officials have canceled a dance performance by Japan’s indigenous population, the Ainu people, that was set to be part of the event’s opening ceremony on July 24. Kazuaki Kaizawa, an official at the Hokkaido Ainu Association, told Reuters that they received notice that there wasn’t any room to fit them in the ceremony. “We have been preparing and it is a disappointment, but we hope there will still be a c...
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Why I’m Starting To Worry About Coronavirus, And What I’m Doing About It

I'm not locking myself in a cabin in the woods. I'm doing the disaster-preparedness thinking that I should have done already, unrelated to coronovirus . The closest analogue in my lifetime may have been Y2K preparedness, and that turned out to be a nothingburger. It was sure eerie to be flying on January 1, 2000 on board a nearly empty United Airlines Boeing 777 from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles. The plane didn't just operate, it operated on time, and everything else worked fine too. How...
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5 must-see monuments and 5 luxury hotels to stay in

In the ancient world, the Greeks had made a list of seven places any sight-seeing tourists in the Hellenic world should make the effort to see. Since the days of the Greeks and the Romans, the only monument in this list that still stands is the Great Pyramid at Giza. Our world offers more unique […] The post 5 must-see monuments and 5 luxury hotels to stay in appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Troubled Hospital Operator NMC Dismisses CEO Amid Probe - Bloomberg

Troubled Hospital Operator NMC Dismisses CEO Amid Probe - Bloomberg:NMC Health Plc, the Middle Eastern hospital operator targeted by short seller Muddy Waters Capital LLC, dismissed its chief executive officer and said advisers identified potential discrepancies in its bank statements.CEO Prasanth Manghat will be succeeded on an interim basis by Michael Davis, currently chief operating officer, with immediate effect, the company said in a statement late Wednesday. Chief Financial Officer Prashan...
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Air New Zealand Economy Skynest

Air New Zealand is blurring the line between economy and first class, giving coach passengers a taste of the lap of luxury. The airline just filed patent and trademark applications for a six-sleeper pod called the Economy Skynest, which would make lie-flat sleepers available in economy. The Skynest would have two rows of three bunks spanning over 6.5 feet, and each bunk would come with bedding and privacy curtains to make it easier to sleep. Photo: Air New Zealand/Facebook Mike Tod, chief ...
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USDA mushroom test strips

Foraging for mushrooms in the woods is fun and all, until you accidentally ingest a poisonous mushroom and need an emergency trip to the hospital. According to the Mycological Association, of the 10,000 different large fungi in North America, fewer than 100 are “dangerously poisonous,” but those can prove fatal to both humans and animals. To help identify toxic mushrooms, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a portable test strip that...
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Airbnb surveillance suggestion

In an attempt to put an end to unauthorized wild parties in its listed host properties, Airbnb is encouraging hosts to install surveillance equipment. The equipment, which can be attached to ceilings or walls, would monitor decibel levels and alert the host’s smartphone when the noise gets too loud. As part of its new “party prevention” campaign — which also includes banning “open-invite” parties or events — Airbnb is offering hosts discounts on three monitors, with one even able to sense cha...
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10 Things to Do to Make the Most of a Kelowna Winter

The best way I know of to get through a Canadian winter, and have fun at the same time, is to plan loads of activities and short getaways. From Alberta and British Columbia, one of the easy options is a trip to Kelowna – the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.  In the summer Kelowna is a very popular recreational area with loads of sandy beaches and opportunities for boating, swimming, SUP & wind surfing. During a Kelowna winter – which is mild compared to most places in Canad...
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Aramco Is Said to Start Early Preparations for Overseas Listing - Bloomberg

Aramco Is Said to Start Early Preparations for Overseas Listing - Bloomberg:Saudi Aramco is starting early preparations for an international listing, just months after the oil giant turned its record initial public offering into a domestic affair and sidelined global banks, people with knowledge of the matter said.The world’s largest publicly traded company is in discussions with Wall Street banks to draw up scenarios for a second listing overseas, according to the people, who asked not to be id...
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Air France KLM Flying Blue: Gold Status Challenge Available

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Air France KLM Flying Blue: Gold Status Challenge Available...
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