Mange drept i angrep mot julemarked i Berlin

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Julemarkedet på Breitscheidplatz. Foto: visitBerlin.de

Ni personer mistet livet og minst 50 ble skadet da en lastebil kjørte inn i en folkemengde på julemarkedet på Breitscheidplatz i Berlin mandag kveld.

Politiet i den tyske hovedstaden ber folk om å holde seg hjemme etter angrepet på markedet, melder AFP. En person er pågrepet, mistenkt for å ha kjørt lastebilen inn i folkemengden, opplyser politiet. Det melder NRK.

En person som satt i passasjersetet i lastebilen, døde på stedet, opplyser politiet til TV-kanalen N24.

Angrepet ved Breitscheidplatz skjedde like ved Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche i Charlottenburg-distriktet i den tyske hovedstaden.

Det norske utenriksdepartementet jobber nå for å¨finne ut om nordmenn er blitt rammet av kveldens angrep.

Kilder: www.nrk.no, 

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Jordan opens embassy in Nicosia

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Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh on Friday met his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides in the Cypriot capital Nicosia and discussed bilateral ties and ways to build on them, the Jordanian news agency Petra reported,

During his visit, Mr Judeh inaugurated the Jordanian embassy in Nicosia. During the inauguration ceremony, Judeh said that this event is a milestone in the efforts to boost ties between Jordan and Cyprus.

The two foreign ministers underlined the importance of enhancing cooperation in tourism, economic and cultural domains. Further, the two ministers discussed the latest regional developments and challenges facing the region as well as means to address these challenges.

In this regard, Mr Judeh underscored the need to relaunch serious and effective peace talks. Any talks, he affirmed, must be governed by a timeframe and lead to the establishment of a viable and independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The two ministers also discussed international efforts to fight terrorism and terrorist organizations.

News source: www.petra.gov.jo

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Norwegian skal fly innenriks i Argentina

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Buenos Aires. Foto: fourseasons.com

Flyselskapet Norwegian skal åpne innenriksruter i Argentina fra slutten av 2017, skriver Reuters. Selskapet vil åpne baser i hovedstaden Buenos Aires og Córdoba, og muligens Mendoza, ifølge NRK.

Kart: The World Factbook / CIA


 

– Sør-Amerika er et veldig spennende marked, sier Norwegians talsperson Alfons Claver.

Kilder: www.nrk.no, Reuters

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Kastrup blir større

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Regjeringen i Danmark vil oppgradere Københavns flyplass Kastrup for 24 milliarder kroner, melder NRK. 

Flyplassen, som i dag har 27 millioner reisende i året, venter rundt 40 millioner passasjerer i 2024.

Kilde: www.nrk.no

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Singapore Airlines åpner ny direkterute fra Stockholm

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Fra 30. mai 2017 starter Singapore Airlines opp fem ukentlige avganger fra Stockholm Arlanda til Singapore. Med dette dobler selskapet antallet avganger fra Skandinavia, skriver Travel News

?Vi har i flere år sett på muligheten for en forbindelse til Stockholm, og er derfor meget fornøyde med å kunne presentere den nye ruten, sier Singapore Airlines konsernsjef, Goh Choon Phong, til nettstedet.

Den nye ruten til Singapore Changi Airport vil gå via Moskva.

Les hele saken her: www.travelnews.no/nyheter/fly/singapore-airlines-med-ny-direkterute-fra-stockholm/

Kilde: www.travelnews.no

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Smaken av Polen

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I den polske hovedstaden Warszawa tilbyr Polish Your Cooking smakfulle og morsomme kokkekurs for små og store, skriver Se og Hør.

Prisen 350 kroner per person for en formiddag med opplæring og god mat man fra før av kanskje ikke forbinder med kulinariske høydepunkt.

Les mer her: www.polishyourcooking.com

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Singelreiser til Roma, Barcelona og St.Petersburg i jule- og nyttårshelgen

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Roma

Er du singel, reiselysten og på jakt etter en skikkelig nyttårsferie? Turoperatøren Carpe Diem Singelreiser arrangerer singelturer til både Roma, Barcelona, Sevilla og St.Petersburg i romjulen og i nyttårshelgen, skriver Se og Hør.

Les mer her: www.carpe-diem.no

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Moscow may see 20 million tourists in 2018

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The Russian capital Moscow could have as many as 20 million visitors in 2018, according to the deputy head of the national tourism department Konstantin Goryainov, Russia Today reported.

Speaking at a Moscow travel business forum, he said the city expects around 17.5 million tourists by the end this year, and that the number should grow by 20 percent within two years.

According to Mr Goryainov, nearly a million of tourists will come to Moscow to see the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Last year, over 17 million people visited the Russian capital with almost 4 million coming from abroad. Most of the foreign visitors come from Germany and China, Goryainov said.

100,000 tourists came from France, the United Kingdom and Israel, and at least another 50 thousand from other countries.

In November, the deputy head of Rosturism Sergey Korneev said he expected the World Cup would attract more people from Southeast Asia, as well as boost tourism from the United Kingdom.

The 2018 football World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, and Sochi.

Moscow and St. Petersburg are among the most popular Christmas and New Year destinations for visitors from Ukraine.

The country’s tour operators have guardedly said they have seen rising demand for winter holidays in Russia, according to the Ukrainian daily Vesti.

News source: www.rt.com

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Abu Dhabi expects 20% growth in Indian tourists this year

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the federal capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after Dubai, is expecting more than 20 per cent growth in Indian tourist arrivals this year, The Indian Express reported.

“India has been the number one source market for us globally and we have been witnessing a steady growth in tourists coming to Abu Dhabi from the sub-continent.

“We are already in the last month of 2016, and are confident of seeing over 20 per cent growth this year,” Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Country Manager, India, Bejan Dinshaw said.

Abu Dhabi saw 280,000 Indian tourists checking into hotels in 2015.

With a large number of Indian expats living in Abu Dhabi, the actual number of visitors to the capital city is much more, he said.

The capital of UAE has already witnessed 236,000 Indians staying in hotels and spending an average 3.2 nights till September this year, Dinshaw said.

After India, the other top tourist-generating markets for Abu Dhabi are the United Kingdom, China, Germany and France.

Indian are also among the top spenders in Abu Dhabi, he said.

“Indians love shopping and are the leading spenders in Abu Dhabi. To attract shoppers we celebrate Summer Season (from June-September) during Ramzan, where many discounts and other schemes are offered,” the official said.

Abu Dhabi, placing itself as an affordable luxurious destination for Indians, is mainly targeting segments like wedding, honeymoons, family, single travellers and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE).

With good connectivity – 250 flights a week connecting 15 Indian cities directly with Abu Dhabi – India will continue to remain a major source of holiday-makers coming to the city, he said.

“We aim to make Abu Dhabi the first choice of destination for Indians looking for long weekends and short breaks. And proximity and good connectivity gives Abu Dhabi an edge in this regard,” Benjan Dinshaw added.

See the full story here: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/abu-dhabi-expects-20-growth-in-indian-tourists-in-2016-4421442/

News source: The Indian Express

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Nytt Watergate i Washington – men ingen skandale denne gangen

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Foto: The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel i USAs hovedstad Washington DC er kanskje mest berømt for å være med å gi navn til en av USAs, og verdenshistoriens, største politiske skandaler – Watergate-skandalen.

Luksushotellet, som åpnet i 1967, stengte for 10 år siden, men nye eiere har nå renovert hotellet for svimlende 200 millioner dollar – 1,7 milliarder kroner, og åpnet dørene til et topp moderne luksushotell, skriver Se og Hør.

Watergate-komplekset. Foto: wikipedia.org

Watergate-komplekset består av fem store bygninger like ved John F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts i Foggy Bottom-distriktet Komplekset ble bygget mellom 1963 og 1971 og inneholder kontorer og leiligheter, og altså et hotell.

Det Demokratiske partiet hadde sitt hovedkontor her, lokaler som det ble gjort innbrudd i, og ulovlig avlyttet med president Richard Nixons vitende. Watergate-skandalen førte til at presidenten måtte gå av.

Foggy Bottom, som ligger ved Potomac-elven, er et av den amerikanske hovedstadens eldste nabolag, og ligger blant annet utenriksdepartementet og en lang rekke kjente bygninger og institusjoner, flere ambassader, og med Det hvite hus ikke langt unna,

Dobbeltrom på The Watergate Hotel fra ca.kr.3500,-  per natt.

Les mer her: www.thewatergatehotel.com

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