Few Words & Images About Bucharest

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Few hours are not enough to explore a charismatic city like Bucharest. So which is the best place to visit in a short time? I asked my friend and she quipped: Old Town.

Located in the centre of Bucharest, Old Town attracts many tourists across the globe. Filled with numerous bars, cafes and restaurants, the old town is quite popular among locals and tourist alike. Locals fondly call the area Centru Vechi (the Old Centre).

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It is difficult to say which restaurant is better than the other, but I strongly recommend Hanul lui Manuc. (Hanul lui Manuc – 62-64 Franceza St). The food as well as the ambience here is amazing.

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Fortunately, I managed to capture the beauty of Bucharest’s iconic Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world. If you are in the city, you should include this in your itinerary.

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Well, my Bucharest story ends here as I did not have much time to explore this city.

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Bucharest, I promise, I will be back !

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International Tourism Continues To Grow

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2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Results were robust across almost all subregions and many destinations reported double-digit growth. Prospects for May-August remain positive, with around 500 million tourists expected to travel abroad in the Northern Hemisphere summer holiday peak season.

Destinations worldwide received 348 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2016, some 18 million more than the same period last year (+5.3%). This follows an increase of 4.6% in 2015, and could make 2016 the seventh consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year following the crisis in 2009.

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Air Seychelles Summer Extravaganza

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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has launched an exciting summer promotion offering guests fantastic rewards for flying with the airline.

As part of its “Air Seychelles Summer Extravaganza”, Air Seychelles will be giving away dozens of air tickets, seat upgrades and special passes to its luxurious airport lounges through a raffle draw.

To stand a chance of winning, guests have to book tickets and travel on any international flight with Air Seychelles between 15 July and 31 August as well as sign up to the carrier’s frequent flyer program, Etihad Guest.

The following prizes, which are inclusive of all applicable surcharges, taxes and fees, will be up for grabs:

5 pairs of Business Class tickets to any destination in the Air Seychelles network;
10 pairs of Economy Class tickets to any destination in the Air Seychelles network;
10 tickets on flights between Mahé and Praslin;
10 pairs of Business Class upgrades on any international flight;
10 pairs of passes to the Premium Lounge at the Seychelles International Airport;
5 pairs of passes to the VIP Lounge at the Seychelles International Airport;
20 vouchers for a 25 per cent discount at Trezor, the Air Seychelles duty free shop.

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Emirates Adjudged World's Best Airline

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It seems everybody loves Emirates. It was recently voted the World’s Best Airline by air travelers in the 2016 World Airline Awards.

Top 10 Airlines Of 2016
1. Emirates
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Cathay Pacific
5. ANA All Nippon Airways
6. Etihad Airways
7. Turkish Airlines
8. EVA Air
9. Qantas Airways
10. Lufthansa

So which is your favorite airline among these airlines ?