Travel Business News - Asia / Pacific.
Bales Worldwide The Priceless Gems of the Indian Subcontinent. Why not get the New Year started on a high by booking a Bales Worldwide tour and heading off to discover the priceless gems of the Indian Subcontinent. The tropical climate makes this a perfect time to experience the culture of these regions and with great savings on some tours; it's an opportunity not to be missed. India , a land of princely grandeur and colonial elegance, of the Taj Mahal and the Bengal Tiger, filled with captivating heritage and exotic beauty; see it at its best by taking a special departure on one of our tours to India to view the kaleidoscopic festival of colour, Holi. Be at one with nature in Nepal - its lush jungles, home to rhinos and tigers, are set against a backdrop of the breathtaking Himalayas. Why not discover the island paradise of Sri Lanka ? With its golden shores, cultural treasures and tropical verdant landscapes, it's without doubt one of the most diverse destinations to be experienced. Treat yourself this New Year and explore the magnificence of South Asia and China toursby calling Bales Worldwide on 08452 712 318 or if you prefer to take a cruise, why not check out our offers on Nile cruises? Classic India - Holi Festival From only UKP2495 per person for 14 days From the Moghul highlights of Delhi , to the romance of Udaipur, this is a journey into the very heart of a land of staggering colour and culture. Taking in some of India's most priceless gems, you cross landscapes steeped in religious and historic lore. Visit the holy city of Varanasi and gaze upon the wonders of Agra including the Taj Mahal, explore the fabulous ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and stand before the extraordinary magnificence of The Palace of the Winds. This special festival departure includes an extra day in Jaipur to experience colourful Holi, one of the most memorable festivals in the Indian calendar. Nepal Panorama From only UKP1895 per person for 12 days Save UKP100pp, departing 27th Feb or 30th Mar 2012 The 'Abode of the Gods', Nepal seems a land as ancient as time itself. This incredible journey into its fascinating heart begins in Kathmandu , including the heritage sites of the old city, with a chance to take a flight over Everest, before flying on to the mountain landscapes around Pokhara. After enjoying some of the richest wildlife viewing in Nepal , amongst the lush jungles of Chitwan National Park, you then return to the delights of the Kathmandu Valley. Classic Sri Lanka from only UKP1875 per person for 14 days Marco Polo considered Sri Lanka "the finest island of its size in all the world". We invite you to explore this superb destination, visiting the ancient cities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla. Relive the days of the British Raj in the evocative hill station of Nuwara Eliya, set in wonderful mountain scenery amidst tea plantations before continuing to Yala National Park and a chance to spot leopards in their natural environment. The journey finishes with 2 nights in the historic colonial town of Galle. Bales Worldwide is a pioneer in the touring market that provides tailor made holidays, small escorted group tours, arrangements for special groups and chartered adventures to over 50 destinations worldwide. Bales Worldwide are committed to inspire you and provide you with a holiday that meets and exceeds your expectations - holidays of a lifetime. We are constantly exploring each region to find interesting paths for you to explore whilst ensuring they are brought to life by local guides and our experienced and enthusiastic staff. Dec 13, 2011
OAG, UBM Aviation OAG Unveils Analysis of the Crucial Role Air Travel Plays in the Economic Development of New Countries. OAG, the global leader in aviation intelligence and a UBM Aviation brand, today released the OAG New Countries Report, which explores the crucial role air travel plays in the economic development and stability of newly independent countries and provides in-depth analyses of the five countries that have gained independence since 2000: Timor-Leste, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and South Sudan . The World Bank, in the most recent World Development Report, found that post-conflict countries take on average between 15 and 30 years to transition out of fragility and to build resilience. Since 1990, 34 new countries have been established, many as a result of the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. The OAG New Countries Report provides a detailed study of how air travel facilitates economic growth, world trade, international investment and tourism in developing countries, and the obstacles to air travel development that exist in each of the new countries, along with the opportunities. "The birth of a new nation brings with it many challenges, and air travel plays a crucial role in the development of the country, facilitating economic growth through trade, international investment and tourism," said Mario Hardy , Vice President [ETH] Asia Pacific , UBM Aviation. Overall, the OAG New Countries Report concludes that the opportunities and demand for air travel are potentially significant in each of the new countries, and that "open skies" agreements are beginning to dismantle some of the regulations governing which carriers can fly on certain routes [ETH] thus creating a more competitive environment. However, developing a robust aviation network and supporting infrastructure requires investment, skills and ultimately a reason for people to travel and invest [ETH] all of which remain in flux as the new countries work through significant social, political and economic challenges. A more detailed review of the OAG New Countries Report [ETH] including information, commentary and charts [ETH] is available to download now at www.oagaviation.com/newcountriesreport. Dec 13, 2011
Surinam Airways, UATP UATP Continues Online Acceptance With Surinam Airways. Surinam Airways is the latest airline to expand its distribution to include online acceptance of UATP at www.flyslm.com. Effective immediately, Surinam Airways accepts all UATP cards throughout all its distribution channels. Surinam Airways aims to be the customer's first choice. By fulfilling customer needs and concentrating on customer-oriented route schedules, and an innovative, product-oriented organization, Surinam Airways continues its international expansion. Dec 15, 2011
Tokyo The Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) has launched a free service to lend production sections of overseas media and travel agencies its collection of video stock footage featuring 155 scenes of Tokyo, including tourist attractions, events, festivals, food and entertainment. The videos come with music and are narration-free, and comprise basic, undirected material to enable users to edit and process the footage freely. TCVB greatly encourages the use of the footage to enhance and enrich travel programs, promotion videos, and works set in Tokyo. All 155 videos are available to be downloaded at www.tokyo-footage.com. Dec 16, 2012
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