Archive for March, 2010
Skyservice Airlines was placed into receivership by an Ontario Court earlier today. Skyservice Airlines operated charter flights to various destinations on behalf of Ontario tour operators which were sold as part of packaged holidays (air and accommodations) by travel agencies.
DUBAI, U.A.E.: Emirates is to launch flights to Amsterdam from 1st May 2010. The international airline of the UAE is also promising further new route announcements in the coming months, supported by continuing aircraft deliveries.
A massive red granite sculpted head of pharaoh Amenhotep III has been unearthed behind the famous Colossi of Memnon in Luxor. Not only huge in dimensions, the 2.5m (8ft) head is one of the best preserved and finely carved image of the king, recently identified as the grandfather of Tutankhamen thru DNA and CT scan [...]
Archaeologists have discovered dozens of mummies and several sarcophagi in a tomb estimated to be more than 4000 years old, says the Egyptian ministry of culture.¬†The find was made at Gisr al-Moudir, west of Egypt’s first ever pyramid at Saqqara, the step pyramid of Djoser built by architect Imhotep in around 2700 BC, the ministry [...]
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), announced today that the French mission working at Saqqara has found the burial chamber of Queen Behenu. As of yet, it is unclear if this queen was the wife of Pepi I or Pepi II, who ruled during the 6th Dynasty. The burial [...]
After several months of planning, Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai has returned a female whale shark to the waters of the Arabian Gulf from where she was rescued. The Atlantis Fish Husbandry Team utilised their experience and skill to save the animal in compliance with all CITIES regulations when she was found off the coast [...]
The BiaŇāowieŇľa Forest, a UNESCO site, is the biggest original lowland forest in Europe. It is also home to number of interesting animals and especially to the rare European bison. The Polish national park, BiaŇāowieŇľa Forest, occupies an area of approximately 150 thousand hectares. It is an ideal home to the mighty animals ‚Äď bisons [...]
Macocha Abyss in the Czech Republic is one of the most popular tourism destinations. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the caves that are beneath the Abyss. Macocha Abyss that was formed after a collapse of a huge cave is more than 138 meters deep and it is the biggest of its kind in the [...]
Flower growing is one of the main export articles in Ecuador and in order to promote this industry, Ecuador has recently introduced a very tourist-friendly and colorful attraction ‚Äď ‚ÄėRuta de Las Flores‚Äô, or the Flower Trail.
Hungarian spa towns have taken some of the pressure off Budapest for Hungarian tourism. The amount of foreign visitors has been rising in 2009, despite Hungarian outbound tourism being on the decrease.