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Hyatt to Open Hyatt Place Hotel in Melbourne

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Hyatt to Open Hyatt Place Hotel in Melbourne

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced a management agreement with Essendon Fields Pty Ltd (EFPL) for a Hyatt Place hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Upon its expected 2017 opening, Hyatt Place Melbourne will be the country’s first Hyatt Place hotel. Hyatt Place Melbourne will be located in the Essendon Fields development, which is [...]

Will Bullet Train Succeed in India?

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Will Bullet Train Succeed in India?

India is always behind the developed nations of the world by a few decades because the country of over 1.25 billion people is an underdeveloped economy that is facing a severe shortage of intellect. Take the case of fast trains, for example. When the world is already in the process of introducing magnetic levitation (Maglev) [...]

Disney Opens First Theme Park in Mainland China

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Disney Opens First Theme Park in Mainland China

The Walt Disney Company unveiled Tuesday key creative elements of Shanghai Disneyland, including its six themed lands filled with new attractions and live entertainment spectaculars – many of them a first for a Disney park. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed a scale model of the theme park and displays showcasing key highlights of [...]

Shark Attacks: How to Stay Safe in Beach Waters

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Shark Attacks: How to Stay Safe in Beach Waters

You may have seen news reports about increased shark attacks this summer. If you’re taking a family vacation to the beach in the coming weeks, and you’re worried about letting your children swim in the ocean, check this advice from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Service before you go: 1. Don’t go alone in the water. [...]

China’s Panda Campaign to Promote Tourism

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China’s Panda Campaign to Promote Tourism

To realize the development of China’s “One Belt and One Road” strategy, the China National Tourism Administration has proposed a series of activities themed ‘Beautiful China, 2015 – Year of Silk Road Tourism’. Sichuan has focused on development strategies and targets that speed up the construction of the province’s major tourism resources in order to [...]

Narendra Modi Is Having a Ball at Your Expense

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Narendra Modi Is Having a Ball at Your Expense

By Rakesh Raman “What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.” – Adolf Hitler This saying goes well for India’s jet-setting Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is getting excessively berserk these days with his foreign trips. And Indian people, who cannot and do not think as Hitler remarked, are allowing Modi to [...]

San Antonio’s Missions Get World Heritage Status

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San Antonio’s Missions Get World Heritage Status

The San Antonio Missions have officially been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision was announced on July 5th at the annual UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting in Bonn, Germany. An elite list with just 22 existing U.S. landmarks included, the five Missions (including The Alamo) are taking their place among other great American [...]

World’s First Solar Flight to Land in Honolulu

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World’s First Solar Flight to Land in Honolulu

After flying over 5,000 miles purely on solar power, Solar Impulse is set to land in Honolulu. The Round the World flight mission, led by co-founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, is stated to be the first of its kind. The nonstop trip across the Pacific Ocean—never before attempted by a zero fuel [...]

London’s Double-Decker Buses to Go Electric

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London’s Double-Decker Buses to Go Electric

Transportation for London (TFL), known for its red double-decker buses, has contracted for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement. TFL has selected global electric vehicle company BYD to build the next generation London Bus double-deckers. The announcement took place at this week’s C40: Clean Bus Summit held at London City Hall. Breaking [...]

NASA Signs Deals to Advance Journey to Mars

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NASA Signs Deals to Advance Journey to Mars

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden signed agreements with two European partners to advance Mars exploration and the journey to the Red Planet during meetings Tuesday at the Paris Air Show. Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the French space agency, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), signed an agreement for France to provide the mast for [...]

Captured: Mango Showers in New Delhi

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Captured: Mango Showers in New Delhi

I have captured a few still and moving images of today’s rain in my device. You can also enjoy these moments with me. By Rakesh Raman India’s capital New Delhi welcomed the first pre-monsoon rain today after weeks of scorching summer heat. Although peacocks dance in such rains, perhaps Delhi doesn’t have any peacock these [...]

Orlando – the Never Ending Story

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Orlando – the Never Ending Story

Visit Orlando, the official tourism association in Central Florida, unveiled Sunday a new series of emotionally based, editorial-style brand photographs and video that elicit the unique emotions that visitors experience in Orlando. To celebrate its first global marketing and sales campaign featuring this new creative and titled “Orlando – the Never Ending Story,” Visit Orlando [...]

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