HELSINKI: OM MESTERARKITEKTEN HERR ENGEL, TSARENS BY, OG LITT TIL…

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Les vår store bloggpost om Finlands hovedstad Helsinki på vår reiseblogg http://minbestereise.blogg.no/1417465282_helsinki.html

#By #Ferie #Finland #Helsingfors #Helsinki #Hovedstad #Reise #Turisme

TROLLBUNDET AV TALLINN

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Les vår store bloggpost om Estlands hovedstad Tallinn på vår reiseblogg http://minbestereise.blogg.no/estland.html

#Baltikum #By #Estland #Ferie #Hovedstad #Reise #Tallinn #Turisme

KRIGSHERJEDE SYRIA VIL HA TURISTER

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Les vår store bloggpost om Damaskus og Syria på vår reiseblogg: www.minbestereise.blogg.no/1380656353_damaskus.html

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DUBAI REPORT SHARP RISE IN VISITORS FROM THE UK

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Dubai tourism chiefs have reported a sharp increase in summer visitor numbers from the UK as they continue to chase ambitious growth targetsý, www.travelweekly.co.uk reported.

Speaking at Dubai Tourism’s first Gala Dinner at London’s Banqueting House on Thursday, Marc Bennett, senior vice-president of international operations, said the emirate had welcomed 94,000 visitors from the UK in August, a 32% increase on the same month in 2014.

The figure was particularly notable as August 2014 had seen 27% growth on the previous year, Bennett said.

He added: “Yes, it is hot (in August), but the affordability of luxury accommodation makes it very, very attractive.”

Dubai Tourism has been charged with attracting 20 million international visitors by 2020, with the UK office targeting two million annual visitors.

Bennett said the expansion of Dubai’s second airport and a growth in the number of hotel beds from 94,000 currently to 150,000 by 2020 meant that both targets were achievable.

He added: “Every asset is in place to achieve two million visitors from the UK.

“At the beginning of the global crisis in 2008, Dubai had only 50,000 rooms, but part of the secret of continued growth is bravery and having the courage of your convictions to be ready when times are better.”

Although full figures from last year are not yet available, Dubai Tourism confirmed that more than one million UK visitors contributed to an overall international visitor record of 13.2 million.

Dubai city is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates.

#By #Dubai #Emiratene #England #Ferie #ForenteArabiskeEmirater #Hovedstad #Reise #Storbritania #Turisme

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TOKYO BRANDING PROJECT: AIMING TO MAKE TOKYO WORLD’S NO.1 TOURIST DESTINATION

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is making efforts to establish a new Tokyo brand that will help build a stronger impression of Tokyo as a tourist destination ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics and Beyond.

To this end, we are launching the Tokyo Brand Promotion Campaign, a new initiative to promote the Tokyo brand. The campaign will center on “& TOKYO,” a new logo and slogan that embodies the concept of the city.

The logo will gain exposure through various opportunities, both in Japan and overseas, thereby spreading the Tokyo brand far and wide.

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“& TOKYO” is based on the brand identity “A city that promises all kinds of fun by constantly generating new styles while bringing tradition and innovation together,” formulated this March as part of Tokyo’s branding strategy.

It seeks to disseminate the underlying message to the world that Tokyo is a city where a variety of people, things and events create new kinds of enjoyment by forming New values and connections.

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Various words or corporate logos can be inserted before the “&.” Therefore, the logo can be used widely by Tokyo residents, private businesses, and foreign tourists as a tool for conveying Tokyo’s value and appeal to the world.

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From here on, we hope that more Tokyo residents and private businesses will participate in the Tokyo Brand Promotion Campaign, coming together as one to promote the city’s diverse values, as well as its fun-filled days packed with new discoveries and experiences that can only be had here. Through this, we will ultimately aim to create even more fans of Tokyo all over the world.

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Tokyo Brand website: http://andtokyo.jp/en/brand/

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Source: PR Newswire Press Release / Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Launch of “Tokyo Brand Promotion Campaign”

#By #Ferie #Hovedstad #Japan #Logo #OL #OlympiskeLeker #Paralympics #Regjering #Reise #Tokyo #Turisme

#Capital #City #Holiday #Olympics #Tourism #Travel

FLYDUBAI ADDS ASMARA IN ERITREA TO ITS NETWORK

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flydubai recently launched flights between Dubai and Asmara with effect from October 25, 2015 with 4 flights a week, operating on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, travelbizmonitor.com reported.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai said, “The addition of Asmara to our network reflects our commitment to enhancing air connectivity to Dubai which includes 67 points that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were underserved. The Eritrean capital becomes our 13th destination in East Africa.”

Asmara is the 18th destination flydubai launched this year and the airline has recently launched operations to Burundi, Rwanda, Somaliland, Tanzania and Uganda.

Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa), flydubai said: “With the addition of four flights a week to Asmara, we are providing passengers from East Africa with a direct link to Dubai. When passengers choose flydubai they will enjoy our convenient, reliable and affordable travel services, our onboard experience and our dedicated Business Class.”

Business Class passengers can enjoy a comfortable spacious seat, a choice of meals from an internationally-inspired menu, a generous checked baggage allowance and fast track through immigration and security. In addition, Business Class passengers have access to business lounges across the network and a dedicated 24-hour Business team to assist with bookings and attend to enquires throughout their journey.

Passengers travelling in Economy Class can enjoy the in-flight entertainment system equipped with more than 1,300 hours of content, including movies, games and newspapers. The Boeing Sky Interior minimises jetlag and increases overhead locker space to ensure the best possible onboard experience. Economy Class passengers have access to a variety of hot and cold meals available for purchase on board and on a pre-order basis.

The inaugural flight to the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara received an overwhelming welcome as it landed at Asmara International Airport.

Senior Eritrean officials including Tesfaslassie Berhane, Minister of Transportation and Communication, Askalu Menkorios, Minister of Tourism and Paulos Kahsai, Director General Civil Aviation Authority welcomed the flydubai delegation.

#Asmara #Burundi #By #Dubai #Emiratene #Eritrea #Ferie #Flyselskap #ForenteArabiskeEmirater #Hovedstad #Reise #Rwanda #Somalia #Somaliland #Tanzania #Turisme #Uganda

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BARNAS VERDENSDAGER I OSLO

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Nok en gang er det klart for Barnas verdensdager – festivalen der alle kan bli med på en verdensrundreise – i Oslo! Arrangementet går av stabelen lørdag 31.oktober.

Grønland kulturstasjon og bakgården til Asylet forvandles til en fargerik pinata; stappfull av morsomme ting å gjøre, oppleve og smake på, skriver magasinet Reiselyst.

Arrangementet er gratis, og åpent for alle.

Les mer på www.osloworld.no

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WIZZ AIR TO RESUME ITS BUDAPEST-BAKU SERVICE

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Baku

The Hungarian low-price airline Wizz Air yesterday announced that it will resume its Budapest-Baku service starting from 27 March 2016.

The route was first operated in 2013, but then the airline suspended the service between the capitals of Hungary and Azerbaijan after slightly more than one year of operations, rustourismnews.com reported.

Following a new contract, the service will now be resumed with two weekly frequencies on Wednesdays and Sundays. Seats on the Budapest-Baku route are already on sale  starting from EUR 39.99.

Speaking at a press conference in Baku today, József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said: “I am happy today to be reaching an agreement with partners in Azerbaijan. The service between Budapest and Baku is bringing opportunities to improve air traffic access between Europe and Azerbaijan. Wizz Air’s low fares will benefit consumers and make flying more affordable.”

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BOUNDARY OF DHAKA NOT FIXED IN FOUR DECADES

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A constitutional stipulation for the demarcation of Bangladesh capital city of Dhaka’s boundary has been ignored for the past four decades since Bangladesh’s birth, bdnews24.com reported.

The matter has not been legally settled but state institutions including police and the city corporations have fixed the boundary limits to suit their needs.

Urban planners say this is hampering efforts to gather vital information regarding the city’s size, population, and literacy rate.

Allegations are there that many establishments are having problems providing services because of the capital’s undefined area.

Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, however, claims he is unaware of the issue.

“Nobody ever told me anything about this,” he said to a bdnews24.com, adding that he would discuss the matter with stakeholders.

Rulers have always chosen 400-year-old Dhaka city as their administrative centre.

Mughal ruler Islam Kha was the first to make the city the capital of Bangla in 1610. Back then, its area had been left amorphous.

British colonial rulers chose Dhaka as capital of East Bengal after the 1905 partition of the Bengal province.

Dhaka remained the provincial capital in the Pakistani era, too.

The first Constitution of Bangladesh chose Dhaka as the country’s capital and said its boundary would be fixed by law.

But no precise information on Dhaka’s area could be had from the Dhaka Division, district, metropolitan and RAJUK authorities.

The boundary outlined by capital development authority RAJUK for project implementation spills beyond the one prepared by the city corporations, and even the one found in the Dhaka district map.

“The area fixed for RAJUK?s projects extends to Gazipur City Corporation in the north, Dhaleswari River in the south, Rupganj’s Shitalakkhya River in the east, and Dhaleshwari and Bongshi rivers in the west,” Ashraf Ali Akhand, one of the key RAJUK planners, told bdnews24.com.

He said RAJUK had fixed the boundary by issuing circulars.

Akhand said the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, WASA, and the city corporations had tailored Dhaka’s limits to their needs.

“A single and precise boundary is not important here,” he added.

The Dhaka City Corporation was bifurcated in 2011 but the law did not clarify whether the undivided city corporation area represented the capital?s land limits.

Police officials say the DMP map serving as a guide to maintain law and order has been drawn up on the basis of population.

Its Assistant Director Tawhidul Islam explained that population figures provided the yardstick for fixing the area under each police station.

“Some DMP police station areas extend beyond the city corporations,” he told bdnews24.com.

Police stations at Hazaribagh, Kamrangirchar, Demra, Kadamtali, Jatrabarhi, and Badda, among others, cover areas well outside the city Corporations.

Former deputy commissioner of Dhaka Abdul Mobarak says it is important for Dhaka being the capital to have a precise boundary.

“Dhaka’s boundary as the capital has not been demarcated and no law has been framed for this,” Mobarak, an election commissioner, said. “This issue should be discussed with importance.”

Recently, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon, too, demanded the delineation of the capital’s area.

The Centre for Urban Studies Chairman Nazrul Islam says it is the government’s responsibility to do so.

He advised policymakers to sit with urban planners and geologists to resolve the issue.

Islam said the government could formally accept any of the boundaries as fixed by RAJUK, DMP or two city corporations.

“It can also fix boundaries outside the ones shown by these entities,” he told bdnews24.com.

He cited Canberra, in Australia, and Islamabad, in Pakistan, as suitable examples.

“The capital in many countries is only known as the capital city,” the urban planner pointed out. “No other authorities are there.”

#Australia #Bangladesh #Bengal #Borgermester #Britisk #By #Canberra #Dhaka #Ferie #Hovedstad #Minister #Ordfører #Pakistan #Politi #Reise #Turisme

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200 SCANDINAVIAN TOURISTS ARRIVE IN GAMBIA

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The first Thomas Cook Scandinavia Airbus A321 flight from Stockholm Arlanda last Tuesday landed with 212 passengers for the 2015/2016-winter tourism season at the Banjul International Airport, the Daily Observer newspaper in The Gambia reported.

Banjul

The passengers were received at the foot of the aircraft by Abdoullah Hydara, the director general of The Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) accompanied by Adama Njie, director of Marketing-GTBoard, Charbel Hobeika, managing director of Gambia Tours and among other officials.

Commenting on the arrival of the Thomas Cook first flight for the season, Abdoullah Hydara commended Thomas Cook for resuming the route after its cancellation of flight to the destination due to the Ebola virus outbreak in few countries in West Africa in 2014.

He disclosed that from this week, till April 12th 2016, Thomas Cook Scandinavia would fly into the country with 212 seat passengers on weekly basis.

From November 27th Thomas Cook first flight from Helsinki will begin on weekly basis also with 212 seats till March 4th 2016.

DG Hydara thanked the efforts of the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Benjamin A Roberts and the GTBoard governing body chairman, Bakary Jammeh for their conducted sensitisation in UK, Scandinavia and other source markets against the negativity and misconstrue of some westerners on the past Ebola virus outbreak in some parts of West Africa in 2014, which The Gambia was not effected with.

Read the whole story at www.allafrica.com/stories/201510211497.html

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