Jun 11, 2020 Dubai
Synopsis: No other city in the world is better suited to take the lead in the urban tech transformation than Dubai. Dubai is again ready to do something innovative, and this time it will open a smart global tech hub in 140,000 square meters of built-up area.
Until now, Dubai had been in the news for many of its technical innovations and modernist architecture. But this time, Dubai is planning to do something unique and out of the box.
Dubai is on the way to opening a smart global tech hub in 140,000 square meters of area in the Al Jaddaf district. The most anticipated Urban Technology District (URB) will create 4,000 job opportunities for job seekers in different sectors including green urban technology, training, and education.
Baharash Bagherian, CEO of URB, stated, “It will be the world’s largest urban tech district, and construction of this masterpiece in Dubai will make it the center for urban innovation.”
Most of us know Dubai for its breathtaking beaches and Burj Khalifa, but there are so many other places where tourists can go on vacation. You can also plan affordable weddings in Dubai or visit famous buildings here. But for the technocrat, Dubai will always remain a destination that promotes technical and innovative ideas.
This urban technology park will be the ideal example of a state-of-the-art building that offers space for seminars, workshops, labs, and incubators for startups. This park will also bring Technology & Tourism together in Dubai and help promote tourism.
Dubai already had several industry-specific clusters for the media, Internet, e-commerce, and logistics sectors.
URB, a Dubai-based architectural company, will work on this global smart hub project. According to estimates, work on the project will start in 2024 and be finished in two stages by 2030. URB is a leader in urban development that seeks to create sustainable cities with a sense of mission to quicken the global shift to net zero developments. Alnama Smart City in Riyadh and Xzero City in Kuwait are included in its portfolio.
This smart urban technology park will be the future of technology and will expand the reach of URB solutions on a much larger scale. The district will also present opportunities for a new wave of innovative businesses in need of a base for quick expansion. This project will also open up fresh, cutting-edge investment opportunities for entrepreneurs tackling some of the most significant problems related to sustainable cities.
A specialized institute would also be part of the proposed urban tech district. According to the developer, the institute will facilitate the opportunity to test new innovations through applied research and will also promote public-private partnerships. This will eventually speed up the world’s transition to sustainable development.
Synopsis: Join the Ada Divine Awakening festival 2022 happening on ada Bojana island, Montenegro to reclaim your power. This time ada divine awakening will be held on 13-18 Sept 2022 featuring workshops, lectures, artistic performances, and sacred ceremonies in the whole resort area.
The Ada Divine Awakening festival is again on its way to rejuvenate the struggling soul. If you want to reclaim your power and rejuvenate yourself, then join a week-long Ada Divine Awakening that is going to be held in September.
According to the recent travel news, Bojana Island in Montenegro, Europe is ready to host a 6 days long consciousness and intimacy festival for individuals across the world. Ada events are a great way to access the energy of love, bliss, wisdom, wholeness, and truth all through soul-soothing workshops. Guests will learn, share, and explore their inner selves through these workshops that eventually help them to heal and increase their intimacy level with themselves or other individuals.
This special event will be organized on Bojana island, Montenegro between 13-18 Sept 2022. This special awakening festival will provide a unique experience to the users which focuses on celebrating consciousness and intimacy. The festival features multiple intensive events that are specially curated for the guests, and no outsiders are allowed to enter the resort premise.
This year the festival begins with the gentle, sincere, and healing melodies of Magical Pachamama, and later DJ Mose will take on the charge of entertaining the guests with the sound of multicultural rhythms. The Ada event also features the Cacao dance, the healing voice of legendary singer LAOR, and the music of Maya Kamaty.
The guests would be divided into three teams for 6 days and who will compete with each other in the 9 quests to become a winner.
Ada Divine Awakening‘s transformational journey will nourish every aspect of your being and provide you with the solutions you’ve been seeking. Guests will be able to release their emotions, open their hearts, and ignite their passion through these life-changing workshops.
Over 90 workshops and performances would be arranged for guests, which would keep them entertained for a whole week. There will be lectures, music acts, ecstatic dance, artistic performances, sacred ceremonies, and many other heart-whelming events happening for over 6 days in the whole resort area for just a minimum of 299 €.
What are you waiting for? Book your packages now to get exclusive discounts. Interested visitors can also visit the Ada Divine Awakening website for more details.
Synopsis: Keem Bay is recognized as the best place for wild swimming in the UK and Ireland region by ‘Ocean Bottle’. According to the company, Keem’s waters scored a perfect 20 for cleanliness (a count of 10 bacteria per 100 milliliters of sampled water), and its visitors gave the beach an average rating of 4.9 across 1,683 reviews.
Keem bay, the famous Irish island is recognized as the best place in the UK and Ireland region for wild swimming. Wild swimming is one of the best things to do in the United Kingdom, and a UK-based reusable bottle company, Ocean Bottle, lists Keem Bay on the top for this activity.
Keem Bay: The beach at Keem Bay is located in County Sligo, Ireland. It is a beautiful sandy beach with clear waters and lots of rocks for children to play on. There are many different activities that people can do here including surfing, fishing, boating, and swimming. The beach is open year-round and is suitable for swimmers of all ages.
Another wave of a heatwave is on the way in the UK and people are heading toward the popular swimming spots in Ireland. If you too are seeking some relaxation, then you must know about the recent survey carried out by UK-based reusable bottle company, Ocean Bottle.
According to Ocean bottle, Keem Bay on Co Mayo’s Achill Island has been named the best spot in the UK and Ireland for “wild swimming.”
Ocean Bottle lists 20 wild swimming spots across the United Kingdom, six of which are located in Ireland. Apart from Keem Bay, other popular spots are Trá na Dóiln, Dog’s Bay in Connemara, Dooey Beach in Co Donegal, Curracloe in Co Wexford, and Enniscrone Beach in Co Sligo, with a cleanliness score of 6, 13, 9, 12, and 14 respectively.
Referring to the results, Ocean Bottle said that they collected water samples from more than 800 waterways, including some governmental sites and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to analyze the levels of E. coli and intestinal enterococci in the sourced samples. After analyzing the samples, Keem Beach has been given the Blue Flag for its exceptionally clean waters and is a lovely and picturesque spot to enjoy a swim.
Synopsis: The Singapore Tourism Board is currently holding “roadshows” in the top 5 Indian cities: Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata to draw more visitors from India and boost the tourism industry.
Before the pandemic, India was one of the top countries sending a surge of foreign tourists to the island nation of Singapore. But for two years following Covid’s impact, the nation’s tourism sector suffered just as much as it did elsewhere in the world. However, the country has been seeing a sufficient number of tourists in the country since the lifting of Covid-induced curbs on overseas travel.
According to Renjie Wong, area director of Singapore Tourism Board for India, South Asia, and the Middle East, normal tourist outflow to Singapore from India would only be restored by 2024 only. While speaking to media representatives in Pune on Thursday, Wong claimed that since the beginning of this year, there have been indications that the country’s tourism industry is returning to normal. Singapore has hosted over 1.5 million tourists from India in the first two quarters of 2022.
He added that “India has emerged as the second largest source market, with 2,19,000 tourists visiting the country.” According to pre-pandemic statistics, Singapore had received 1.41 million Indian tourists in 2019 before the pandemic started.
Wong, however, expects to see an increase of visitors from India at pre-pandemic levels only in 2024. He explained that this was a projection based on the current inflow of Indian tourists. The Singapore Tourism Board is presently running “roadshows” in Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata in an effort to increase tourism and bring in more foreign visitors.
Synopsis: Chairman of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, Dharmendra Rathore, finally made an official announcement to resume the Palace on Wheels services again from September this year. This announcement was made in a meeting held at Paryatan Bhawan in Jaipur recently.
Rajasthan Palace on Wheels is a luxury train service that runs throughout Rajasthan. It was initially launched between Jaipur and Udaipur. Later, it expanded its services to cover the Delhi-Jaipur route. This train was initially started to promote tourism in the state, but presently it is the most loved train in Rajasthan for experiencing royal hospitality while traveling in style. This train offers a unique opportunity to enjoy Indian cuisine, live music, dance performances, and cultural shows.
The luxury train service has been suspended for the past two years due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, as the situation seems to be gradually improving, the state government has now decided to revive the train service. The Rajasthan Palace on Wheels (RPOW) train was set to run again after a gap of nearly two years.
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) Chairman Dharmendra Rathore stated that they are keen to bring the most loved train back on the tracks. He stated that the train was in operation since 1982 in association with Indian Railways and RTDC. However, starting in September, it will be operated by a public-private partnership. He added that meetings with the private company are at an advanced stage.
Palace on Wheels is one of the most prestigious tourism products for the state as it was initially started to promote tourism in the state. According to RTDC officials, they have been planning to capitalize on this popular train since the start of this year, and finally, they are ready to capitalize on this popular train.
According to sources, this train was modeled after the private coaches of former kings and has all modern amenities set against a historical backdrop. Each coach has a number of chambers, and each chamber is further furnished with items that reflect the regional heritage.
Synopsis: Following a modification in the health and safety criteria established by the USA’s national public health organization, the CDC, MSC Cruises will begin implementing a new wellbeing strategy for its customers departing from U.S. ports of embarkation on August 8.
Following a modification in the health and safety criteria established by the USA’s national public health organization, the CDC, MSC Cruises will begin implementing a new wellbeing strategy for its customers departing from U.S. ports of embarkation on August 8.
MSC Seashore in Miami and MSC Divina in Port Canaveral are the two ships the line currently has based in Florida, USA.
The two new requirements are that fully immunized passengers sailing six nights or longer from U.S. ports must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test conducted within three days of embarkation and that children unvaccinated for COVID-19 aged two years and older must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of embarkation.
It is advised but not a requirement for boarding that fully immunized individuals departing from U.S. ports for five nights or less have tested COVID-19 negative within three days of embarkation.
The current MSC Cruises immunization requirements will be in effect through August 8 for sailings from Miami and Port Canaveral. All visitors who are 12 years of age or older are currently required to have received a complete COVID-19 vaccination.
The requirements of any places on the itineraries of MSC Cruises’ two ships leaving from U.S. ports are subject to the company’s industry-leading policy, which was first adopted in August 2020.
The World Travel Awards have selected MSC Cruises as the World’s Leading Cruise Line for 2021.
Synopsis: Over the past few months, beaches in Europe are introducing new policies and rules for sustainable tourism. In the wake of making the town a little bit cleaner and nicer, new rules and regulations are introduced for the tourists.
The summer season at Europe’s airports was full of chaos and ruckus because of an unprecedented surge in tourists from all over the world. After the Covid-19 breakout, the tourism industry in Europe is gradually picking up the pace. However, less airport staff, long queues, Covid measures, and flight cancelations have remained a challenging factor for European countries.
Now that the tourism industry has started to get back on its feet, the European beach prime spots have decided to do things differently. The local tourist places are trying to promote environment-friendly tourism which has resulted in bringing out new policies. Over the past few months, beaches in Europe are introducing new policies and rules for sustainable tourism. In the wake of making the town a little bit cleaner and nicer, new rules and regulations are introduced for the tourists.
The following are the five new rules that you must follow at the beach.
Sorrento: Not allowed to wear bikinis off the beach
Popular coast spot Sorrento has bring out new rules regarding the bikinis and swimsuits earring off the beaches. If you are not on beach, you cannot wear swimsuits, bikinis, or swimming trunks.
Barcelona has similar bikinis bans since 2011 along with other Spainish cities like Palma de Mallorca and Malaga.
Barcelona: Ban on smoking on the beach
Barcelona has banned smoking on the beaches and if the rules are breached the authorities will charge you €30 (£25, $31) fine.
Majorca: Ban on football shirts
Dresses that has alcohol logo, strapless dress, football shirts, and accessories brought from the streets can cause problem in Majorca. You won’t get finned but you will be restricsted from entering relevant restaurants.
Sardinia: Ban on towels
Sardinia has restricted travelers to 1500 because locals there want to keep their beach clean and fresh.
Galicia: No peeing in the sea
If caught peeing in the sea or on the beach the authorities will charge you €750 (£640, $770) fine.
Synopsis: In an effort to increase tourism in the area, the Center has approved a request by the Rajasthan Tourism department to turn the Shri Tanot Complex in Jaisalmer into a tourist destination. The Center has approved INR 17.67 crore for infrastructure improvement and tourism-related activities in the area.
In an effort to increase tourism in the area, the Center has approved a request by the Rajasthan Tourism department to turn the Shri Tanot Complex in Jaisalmer into a tourist destination. Additionally, the Center has approved INR 17.67 crore for infrastructure improvement and tourism-related activities in the area.
There are many legends of various battle heroisms and cultural legacies in these remote desert regions close to the border, which will probably draw tourists. According to sources, the most recent project will offer more convenient and safe access to the location.
Along with other national organizations and the Border Security Force (BSF), Rajasthan Tourism launched this program to provide tourists with a better understanding of local culture.
According to sources, the government plans to develop additional facilities in Tanot hamlet in the Jaisalmer region, including an interpretation center, amphitheater, restaurant, children’s play area, solar-powered street lighting, and monitoring system, signs, and other amenities. The BSF would be in charge of organizing tourist exhibitions as well as running and maintaining the tourist attractions.
Longewala, which is near the border and is well-known for the valor shown by the Indian armed forces in the conflict with Pakistan in 1971, is located in that region. The Tanot Mata Temple also draws a tonne of visitors practically every day, making the location a popular tourist attraction.
The BSF will also host a weapon display, a documentary screening, and a photo exhibition at the Operations Base in Jaisalmer as part of tourism-related events.
Synopsis: The GST Council removed a number of GST-related tax exemptions during its meeting in June 2022. The government has decided to levy 12 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on hotel rooms of less than Rs 1,000 which was earlier comes under the tax exemption.
Budget vacations and camping will now remain a dream for all as the GST Council removed a number of GST-related tax exemptions during its meeting in June 2022. From 18 July, the hotel rooms below 1000 Rs will be taxed with 12% GST. the decision has been taken by the GST council in their 2 days meeting
Earlier, Rooms below Rs 1,000 were exempt from the tax bracket but now this will be charged with 12% GST. To understand this easily, let’s suppose the customer booked a room for Rs. 800, then he has to pay an additional 12% GST on the room rent and the overall cost would increase to Rs. 896 (Including Rs96 for 12% GST).
Whereas, rooms above 7500 will fall in the 18% tax bracket and will be charged with 18% tax and customers eventually have to pay 8850 Rs for the room. The same rule applies to all budget hotels, campsites, lodges, and guesthouses and customers will now have to pay extra for the rooms that were earlier under their budget.
According to Poonam Harjani of Taxmann.com, “So far, hotels, guest houses, clubs, or campsites less than or equal to Rs. 1000 per day or equivalent have been exempt from GST.” However, the same will now come under the 12% GST bracket. All hotels with a declared tariff of Rs. 7500 or less will be subject to pay GST at a rate of 12 percent after the implementation of the new rate amendment.
She added, that taking GST from low-cost hotels will increase the cost of travel for the average person. Hence, small hoteliers might still be exempt from paying the GST, though. Very small-scale hotels will still be exempt from the GST if their annual revenues are below the taxable limit of Rs 20 lakh.
Synopsis: The first ceremony of the World Travel Awards will be held in Jordan this year. World Travel Awards is an international travel award program established in 1990 to recognize outstanding achievements in tourism worldwide. This year the Middle East Gala ceremony 2022 will be held at ‘The Ritz-Carlton’, Amman, Jordan on 18 September 2022.
The World Travel Awards is an international travel award program established in 1993. It was founded to recognize, honor, and celebrate excellence in all facets of the global tourism industry. The awards are presented at a gala event held each year in various locations around the globe. This year, ‘The Ritz-Carlton’, Amman, Jordan is selected to organize this most awaited Middle East Gala ceremony 2022. The event will be held on 18 September 2022, from 7.00 PM onwards. Top decision-makers from the region will attend the red-carpet gala ceremony on September 18, 2022.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amman is a stunning new addition to the city’s constantly expanding skyline. The place has never failed to raise the standard for upscale hospitality in Jordan since its beginning. The distinctive setting of The Ritz-Carlton is designed to fit the requirement of both leisure and business travelers. The prestigious hotel is located in the 5th Circle and makes it an ideal spot to start the trips to Jordan’s ancient cities of Wadi Rum, Petra, and the Dead Sea.
WTA founder Graham Cooke, stated: “We are honored to host our Middle East Gala Ceremony this year at ‘The Ritz-Carlton’, Amman. Jordan is already blessed with multiple world heritage sites, friendly towns, and inspiring desert landscapes that will make this ceremony memorable for all.
Cooke added, “WTA has unfailingly maintained its position as the industry leader for the past 29 years. It well demonstrates its value and is best recognized for maintaining excellence in travel and tourism.” He further added that he is looking forward to joining the most senior figures of the travel industry from the Middle East for what promises to be a fabulous evening.
The event will start at 7 PM on 18 September 2022 with a ‘Cocktail reception ceremony’ and followed by a Dinner and award distribution ceremony. Dresscode for the event will be a ‘Black Tie’ or ‘National Dress’.
According to Tareq Derbas, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Amman, “We are delighted to welcome attendees to this year’s World Travel Awards and make their presence known. It will be a remarkable day not only for the hotel that opened its doors in May, but for the entire country. He added, “it will be a great pleasure for the country to welcome foremost travel industry leaders around the globe. Along with this, the Ritz-Carlton is all prepared to show the level of hospitality to the organizers that will be a true reflection of the magnificence of the Country.
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