Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex. To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 ...
Kashmir's Nageen Lake has got a new look following the construction of a state of the art Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), and due to a cleanliness drive that has attracted tourists and received applause from locals. The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) constructed the STP which has a capacity to treat 5.4 million litres of sewage per day. Saqib, a resident, appreciated the state ...
Indian Hotels Co. Ltd, a unit of the Tata Group that runs the Taj Group of Hotels, said on Tuesday that it would build four hotels in China in the next two years, including the Taj Temple of Heaven in Beijing in 2014. It will also open a hotel on Hainan Island, a tourist destination in China, the company said in a statement. Chinese premier Li Keqiang is staying at Taj properties in New ...
HUNDREDS of Chinese cadet pilots will amass crucial flight training in Port Macquarie to kickstart a ticket to the skies across the world. About 150 pilot cadets a year from China will train under the guidance of Port Macquarie-based Arena International Aviation in a step towards becoming pilots with Hainan Airlines. The relationship between Arena International Aviation and Hainan Airlines ...
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thawatchai Arunyik, deputy governor for domestic marketing at the Tourism Authority of Thailand, has been selected as the TAT's next governor to replace Suraphon Svetasreni, whose contract with TAT will end on December 21. The decision to appoint Thawatchai to the top post at the state enterprise will not come as a surprise to the tourism industry, as he had been seen ...
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Ever since coming to the United States in the mid-1980s, Dutch director Paul Verhoeven has worked unabashedly in the mainstream, working in broad, popular genres like science fiction ("RoboCop," "Total Recall," "Starship Troopers") and the psychological thriller ("Basic Instinct"). ...
HANOI, Vietnam - The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has been asked by its department in Ha Noi to establish a tourism police force dedicated to protecting visitors who are increasingly suffering from tourist scams in the capital. Cases are reported daily of foreign tourists being overcharged by taxi drivers and cheated by hotel employees. This has negatively affected the image of both ...
MANILA, Philippines - In line with heightened efforts to boost the country's tourism industry, the government is eyeing to double its tourism receipts to $8 billion in 2016, a tourism official said. Tourism Promotion Board chief operating officer Domingo Ramon Enerio III, in an interview with The STAR at the Puregold Sari-Sari Store Convention, said for this year alone, tourism receipts - ...
International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a growth of 19.04% during January to April this year, according to Ministry of Tourism and Sports' data. Released late last week, the ministry's research registered 8,841,730 trips to the country during the first 4 months, up from 7,427,772 visits during the same period last year. In April alone, there were 2,013,012 trips, up 19.38% ...
Jointly hosted by Sanya Tourism Development Commission and Sanya Tourism Association, the Forum for 2013 Sanya Tourism was held in Yalong Bay on May 16th. More than 120 hotel general managers, sales directors and other relevant people attended the meeting. The forum provides a platform for participants to exchange ideas and discuss the potential for the development of Sanya’s ...
Travelers head out of Chicago along Interstate 90 May 27, 2005 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Travelers heading out for the Memorial Day weekend may be facing pain at the pump but that won't stop them from getting in their cars.They just won't be heading to the airport.On Wednesday, AAA released its annual Memorial Day forecast, estimating that 34.8 million Americans will travel more than ...
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An Indian immigrant is set to become the most accomplished hacker in US as he is being paid for dropping college studies and engaging himself in Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial environment.
Diwank Singh Tomer, 19 has enrolled himself with the Facebook's first investor and the co-founder and former CEO of PayPal, Peter Thiel, who is paying 100,000 dollars to 20 teenagers to launch a business of their own, ABC News reports.
Tomer, who is designing an interactive learning environment with funding from the Thiel Foundation, had dropped out from an Indian University after continuing only for less than a month when the computer science major realized that he can launch a startup to help people learn to code while learning coding basics himself.
Tomer said that he believes that dropping out is an important part of the growing up process, adding that instead of promoting students to ask questions, traditional Indian schools force the students to only appear smart.
The unconventional entrepreneur also said that people learn best when they have access to mentors and the ability to learn in a way that suits them.
The Thiel Foundation mentors the young entrepreneurs during the two year fellowship as they pursue advance studies and practices in everything from robotics to fashion but does not entitle them to join school or get employed during the period without special approval from the foundation. ...
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