There is a bad news for those preparing to visit Rome in this or next year as local authority has decided upon a 500% increase on daily coach permit. At present it is 200 Euros which will be 1000 Euros from next December. This tax is levied in addition with a steep rise in the accommodation charges from last year. Even the European Tourism Association (ETOA) criticized this step saying, “Imposing a fivefold increase on the existing €200 daily permit is out of all proportion,” and added, “It threatens prepaid contracts for travel in 2016 and beyond and is yet

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Coming 4th, 5th and 6th Sep. are music to the ears of fans of folk musical performances in England. The festival is organized on the backdrop of picturesque Newstead Abbey Park, Nottingham (Nottinghamshire is believed to be the home of legendary hero Robin Hood.). Lovely natural views reveal secrets behind inspirations of Lord Byron’s works as it’s also his ancestral home. History behind the Abbey The Abbey has a long lineage as it predates 12th century foundation. Much of its Medieval character is still intact. Most ancient survived building is the Church’s West Front. Visitors could peek into its early

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Literature had a long association with tours in and away to far off places. Here I have selected top 4 current literatures that would transport you to some far away land. i)    ‘Confession of the Lioness’: Writer Mia Couto Man-eater lionesses are targeting the ladies of a remote Mozambique village and this compelling novel would provide a real life picture of the place. ii)     ‘Flood of Fire’: Writer Amitav Ghosh Story backdrop is the bitter fought Opium War (1839-42) between China and imperialist Britain and Ghosh did a splendid job to give life to various characters and countries. iii)      ‘The

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Argironisos is a placid island off the coast of Greece which is nicknamed as the ‘Silver Island’ for its exquisite silver sands. Originally serving as a private island that included luxurious private resort and a helipad, the Silver Island is now serving as a peaceful yoga retreat. It allows for a maximum of 10 guests and the resort has a white yoga shala where it is practiced twice a day. Meditation site is perched upon a height from where serene sight of sunrise is visible. The yoga retreat is run through a balance between man and nature. Some tourists may

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Now here is another superlative achievement ready-made for China. Zhangjiajie, one of the most popular scenic national parks located in the Hunan province of the country is all ready to open the world’s highest and longest bridge with a glass bottom in the month of July. This bridge was recognized in the year 1982 as the first national forest with an area of 4,810 ha. This park is part of the much larger Wulingyuan Scenic Area which was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most notable features of the park are the pillar-like formations which are present throughout the

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