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Qatar Airways Offers Nutritious Iftar Boxes on Selected Routes

Tourism Mail | 18th May, 2018

DOHA, May 18:  Passengers flying onboard Qatar Airways who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be offered a nutritious Iftar meal box filled with healthy options to break their fast. Specially designed “Ramadan Kareem” Iftar boxes will be offered in-flight on selected routes across the Middle East, Pakistan, Bangladesh, as well as selected…

Air Italy’s Much-Anticipated Boeing B737 Max, In New Livery

Tourism Mail | 18th May, 2018

ITALY, May 18: Air Italy marked a first today in Italian aviation with the touchdown of its Boeing B737 Max in new livery at Milan-Malpensa Airport. Air Italy and Qatar Airways VIP dignitaries received the aircraft at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle before flying it back to Italy and upon arriving in Milan,…

Indonesian paragliders bet securing gold medals in Asiad

Tourism Mail | 17th May, 2018

JAKARTA, May 17 : Paragliding squad of Indonesia is confidence to win gold medals in the Asian Games this year in the country, a minister said here. Indonesian Youth and Sport Minister Imam Nahrawi disclosed that paragliding sport is the most potential to contribute gold medals for the country. Paragliding will be firstly played in…

India plans to expand its Buddhist tourism circuit

Tourism Mail | 13th May, 2018

NEW DELHI, May 13: The Indian government will soon begin expanding the Buddhist tourism circuit to 21 other states, from the present mainly two states namely Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. For the purpose, a total of 362 crore Indian Rupees (around 54 million U.S. dollars) has been sanctioned so far, of which 75 crore Indian…

Chinese tourists to Ireland expected to more than double by 2025

Tourism Mail | 9th May, 2018

BEIJING, May 9 :  The number of Chinese tourists visiting Ireland could reach 175,000 in 2025, more than double that in 2017, according to Tourism Ireland. About 70,000 Chinese visitors went to Ireland last year, up about 15 percent year on year, according to Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland. “China is one of…

Beijing museums open for free on International Museum Day

Tourism Mail | 9th May, 2018

BEIJING, May 9 : Around 100 museums in Beijing will be open for free on May 18, International Museum Day, including 17 museums that charge visitors usually. According to the municipal administration of cultural heritage, among the museums that will stop charging on that day are the Geological Museum of China, the Beijing Planetarium and…

Emirates Airline’s profit up 124 pct in 6 months

Tourism Mail | 9th May, 2018

DUBAI, May 9:  Emirates Airline, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said Wednesday it has generated from Oct. 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 a net profit of 2.8 billion dirham (762 million U.S. dollars), representing an year-on-year increase of 124 percent. Emirates has transported from April 1, 2017 to March 31,…

China’s first Atlantis resort receives tourists

Tourism Mail | 29th April, 2018

SANYA, Apr 29 : Atlantis Sanya, the first Atlantis resort in China and the third in the world, has been formally opened to tourists in Sanya, a tourist destination in south China’s island province of Hainan. A grand ceremony was held Saturday to mark the opening of the resort, an integrated entertainment destination at Haitang…

Buddhist community in Bangladesh celebrates Buddha Purnima

Tourism Mail | 29th April, 2018

DHAKA, Apr 29: Bangladesh’s Buddhist community Sunday celebrated “Buddha Purnima,” in a befitting manner, which marks holy Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. As the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, the festival’s daylong celebration started with the lighting of lamps and hoisting of national and religious flags atop the monasteries and other religious…

Sahara desert in Tunisia becomes attractive destination for Chinese tourists

Tourism Mail | 29th April, 2018

TUNIS, April 29: The vast Sahara desert area in Tunisia, which is regarded as one of the North African country’s most important tourism resources, has gradually attracted more and more Chinese tourists. “DESERT-STYLE” TENTS CAMP After nearly four hours’ bumpy drive from the small town of Douz in southern Tunisia, a row of white tents…

Cuba’s 76-year-old restaurant still a tourism magnet

Tourism Mail | 28th April, 2018

HAVANA, Apr 28: It is not easy to get a table at Havana’s storied eatery La Bodeguita del Medio, which has been operating for 76 years and yet remains a tourism magnet. While most restaurants enjoy a period of popularity before fading away, Bodeguita’s fame only seems to grow with time. Beyond its delicious Cuban…

Over 50 Chinese-made aircraft delivered to Belt and Road countries

Tourism Mail | 21st April, 2018

HARBIN, Apr 21 : More than 50 Chinese-made Y-12 series aircraft have been delivered to eight Belt and Road countries, according to aircraft manufacturer AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co., Ltd (HAIG). The latest two Y-12E aircraft were delivered to Nepal on April 17. They will be used for domestic short distance transportation, the HAIG…

Int’l tourism fair kicks off in Bangladesh

Tourism Mail | 20th April, 2018

DHAKA, Apr 19:  An international fair with the participation of a dozen countries kicked off in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Thursday with a view to further promoting the tourism sector. Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (Toab), the apex body of the country’s tour operators, organized the mega event titled Biman Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair…

Boeing sells new airplanes to Indonesian airline

Tourism Mail | 11th April, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11:  U.S. leading aerospace manufacturer Boeing Company (Boeing) announced Tuesday it had completed a deal on selling 50 of its new 737 MAX 10 airplanes to an Indonesian low-cost airline. Boeing said the latest deal with the Indonesian Lion Air Group, the country’s largest privately run airline and the second largest low-cost…

Bangladeshi US-Bangla Airlines announces flight operations to China

Tourism Mail | 11th April, 2018

DHAKA, April 11:  Bangladesh’s leading premium airline, US-Bangla Airlines, has announced the launch of flight operations to Guangzhou, making it the first Bangladeshi air service to have a route to China. Beginning on April 26, the flight will run thrice a week according to the spokesman Md. Kamrul Islam of the Dhaka-based leading private carrier….