Rains reveal how ancient people thrived in the desert

Rains reveal how ancient people thrived in the desert

Recent heavy rains caused flash floods across the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, forcing authorities to close the gates of the famed Petra ruins to tourists who were soggy and surly from the downpour. The iconic site boasts gargantuan temples, canals and statues carved into red cliff walls nearly 2,000 years ago by Al-Anbat, an ancient Arab culture now known as the Nabateans. But on that day, water surged dangerously fast past the ruins. Yet still,…

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Ryanair Pilots – Two key seats to be filled for all airlines

Ryanair Pilots – Two key seats to be filled for all airlines

Ryanair may be making headlines for all the wrong reasons as its handling on a shortage of available pilot hours continues and travellers are still severely inconvenienced, but perhaps there is a deeper angle to the whole pilot issue. Perhaps Ryanair in its own unique way is highlighting a bigger industry challenge. There is a clear shortage of commercial pilots and an increasing demand. Every day there are vacancies advertised with attractive packages attempting to entice…

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Lufthansa AirlineCheckins universal online check-in service

Lufthansa AirlineCheckins universal online check-in service

Recently, the technology development department of Lufthansa Deutschland has introduced a new service that allows passengers to check in on any flight at a central location. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Lufthansa Innovation Center (LIH) has developed a customer-facing Airline Checkins service where passengers from more than 100 airlines worldwide can check-in. It is unclear which airlines are involved in the service and do not know if the companies are part of a group (because Lufthansa…

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New Zealand holiday arrivals hit new record

New Zealand holiday arrivals hit new record

Growing numbers of holidaymakers from China, Australia and the United States helped drive overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand to a new June record last month, the government statistics agency said Thursday. Visitor arrivals numbered 196,200 in June, up 11 percent year on year, due mainly to a 21-percent increase in holiday arrivals, according to Statistics New Zealand. “A large increase of holiday-makers was driven by visitors from Australia, the United States, and China,” population…

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Record number of tourists flock to Australia’s capital city Canberra

Record number of tourists flock to Australia’s capital city Canberra

Australia’s capital city Canberra experienced a record number of tourists in 2015-16, and its chief minister expects that figure to rise again once international flights begin to serve the city. New figures from Tourism Research Australia found that 203,000 international visitors came to Canberra, a small inland city an hour flight from Sydney, up more than 13 percent on the previous 12-month period. The Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) Chief Minister Andrew Barr said China is…

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Icelandic Airlines Hospitality! Let employees act as free guides

Icelandic Airlines Hospitality! Let employees act as free guides

Iceland air has provided stopover services since the 1960’s, allowing global travelers to land in Iceland on their way to Europe at a glance at the snow-covered, magical kingdom. Recently, they introduced a new experience economy service: Iceland air Stopover Buddy Service. Icelandic Airlines believes its employees are the best guides, whether it’s going to the best Icelandic horse meat market, mountain biking through the snow-capped mountains, or studying wool dyeing. As of April 30,…

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This Season Head to Lucknow and Spend Your Best Holidays

This Season Head to Lucknow and Spend Your Best Holidays

Widely famous for the real cordial reception and also the unmatched adab and thezeeb(mannerism), Lucknow may be a destination to go to. generously dotted by the buildings happiness to country rule era, together with the notable nabob residencies, and taking pride of its 2 impressive mausoleums, the town may be a delight to the history buffs and enthusiasts of design, culture, and tradition. the nice issue concerning the town is that even being a wonderful…

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Volcanoes, islands and lots of culture

Volcanoes, islands and lots of culture

With its diverse geography and ethnic groups, Indonesia offers a lot to the visitors with its more than 17,500 islands A wonderful holiday in Indonesia doesn’t necessarily mean Bali Island. The country boasts numerous beautiful volcanoes, islands and cultures. Take Tangkuban Perahu, for instance. It is a volcano about 30 kilometers from Bandung, Indonesia’s third largest city by population. The active volcano, situated at an altitude of about 2,200 meters, has erupted more than a…

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Sleepovers proposed at Australia’s Sydney Opera House

Sleepovers proposed at Australia’s Sydney Opera House

The management of Australia’s most famous iconic building has approached the New South Wales government for permission to organize an exclusive sleepover at the Sydney Opera House in the near future. The Sydney Opera House Trust has lodged the plan with the NSW government’s Department of Planning and Environment recently and the public has six weeks, until Oct 24, to respond to the proposal, local media reported on Thursday. Two experiences are being planned out…

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A Monarch Dethroned

A Monarch Dethroned

It is never good news when an airline collapses, especially one with such history and a strong brand but when an airline does collapse, there is inevitably a lot of discussion around why it happened and sometimes it’s good to look purely at the data to see what changed. In terms of capacity offered, over the last five years there has been very little change in capacity, as the table below highlights. In fact, of…

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