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Israeli Opera Sets 2013-2014 Performance Schedule Israel Tourism announced that the Israeli Opera has set its 2013-2014 performance schedule, including the fourth annual Masada Opera Festival and four performances of Verdi's OLa TraviataO at the foot of Masada, June 12-17, 2014. The Masada Opera Festival will take place in an ad hoc Opera Village built at the shore of the Dead Sea, with seating for 7,500, open-air entertainment lounges and food stalls. OLa TraviataO will be conducted by Daniel Oren and will feature opera performers Aurelia Florian, Celso Albelo and Ionut Pascu. Oct 6, 2013

The Purple Cabs of Burgeoning Baku For cosmopolitan travelers discovering Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, for the first time, seeing a London Fairway cab zip up to the curb some 2,500 miles from its native habitat provokes wonder, nostalgia and more than a little delight. The once-ubiquitous London Fairway cabs that drove in last yearOs nostalgic closing Olympic ceremonies are now winding down a 65-year run on the crowded streets of London. But EnglandOs loss is the worldOs gain as forward-looking cities are making the iconic but orphaned cars available to their own tourists and locals alike. Oct 5, 2013

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning on Lebanon The U.S. State Department issued a warning about travel to Lebanon, urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling there because of security concerns. The warning refers to the potential for Oa spontaneous upsurge in violence.O The violence in neighboring Syria has affected Lebanon, including shelling across the border in Lebanese border areas. Clashes between Lebanese authorities and criminals are also a problem. Up-to-date information on travel and security is available by calling 888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or on a regular toll-free line at 202-501-4444. Oct 5, 2013

Kenya Tourist Board Reiterates Safety of Tourism Responding to the U.S. State DepartmentOs Sept. 27 travel warning on Kenya, the Kenya Tourist Board issued a statement Oclarify the current situation,O in essence stating that the terrorist attack at NairobiOs Westgate Mall, tragic as it was, does not indicate that tourists who visit KenyaOs tourism attractions are in danger. The State Department OreissuedO its warning of July 5 and advised U.S. citizens to Oevaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas.O The warning also acknowledged that Othe levels of risk vary throughout the country.O Sep 30, 2013

South Africa: The Artists of the Wine Country Mike von GuilleaumeOs mission with his tour company MVG, a specialty operator that works in partnership with South African Airways Vacations, is to introduce creators to the appreciators. And as he introduced me to artists and winemakers, it was hard to pinpoint a clear boundary between them. The creators of wine, the real devotees to the craft and lore of winemaking, are certainly artists in their own media. Certainly the winemakers share most of the defining traits of the artists. They are fiercely passionate. How else could they possibly sustain the monumental labor, tedium and patience required to produce wine? Sep 30, 2013 AirGuideOnline ISSN 1544-3760 Copyright [c] 2013 AirGuide / Pyramid Media Group. All rights reserved. 10/07/2013

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