Istanbul’s reverted Hagia Sophia Mosque welcomes Millions in a Year

Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque marks the first anniversary of its reversion to a mosque Saturday and in one year, it received more than 3 million visitors It was an iconic moment in Istanbul and Turkey’s history when Hagia Sophia left behind its status as a museum and was restored to its former glory as Hagia […]
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Malta | Corinthia Palace Hotel to partner with Michelin-starred Restaurant Bahia

In a gastronomic first for Corinthia, the luxury hotel Corinthia Palace announces new home for renowned restaurant Bahia. Corinthia Palace has announced its exciting partnership with gastronomic award-winner, Bahia, as it continues to set standards for luxury hospitality in Malta. As part of that partnership, the popular Michelin-starred restaurant will move from its historic, converted […]
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UNWTO | Tourism Takes Action on Plastic Waste and Pollution

Tourism businesses and destinations are stepping up their commitment to sustainability. Aimed at reducing waste and pollution across the sector, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) is welcoming 32 new signatories, with every global region represented behind the shared goal. The Initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes […]
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Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old artifacts in western Turkey

Archaeologists unearthed two 2,500-year-old marble statues and an inscription during excavations at the Temple of Zeus Lepsynos, one of the best-preserved Roman temples of Asia Minor, in Turkey’s western Muğla province. Built-in the second century B.C., the temple is located in the ancient city of Euromos. Abuzer Kızıl, head of the excavation committee and faculty […]
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Wine Tourism and Rural Development: strategies to support recovery will be discussed in Portugal on 9-10 September 2021

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Visit Portugal and the city of Reguengos de Monsaraz announce dates for the 5th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism. Following the success of the past four editions, the Conference will take place on 9-10 September 2021, in Reguengos de Monsaraz in the Alentejo region, in collaboration with the Government […]
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Neil Agius sets out on 130km record-breaking swim from Linosa to Malta

Double Wave of Change swim will be record-breaking as current record of longest continuous, unassisted, current-neutral swim along a single segment stands at 124.4km Neil Agius will be attempting a world record-breaking swim for a staggering 130km in 50 to 55 hours from the island of Linosa, north of Lampedusa, to Malta. All 32 crew […]
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Few Cups of Coffee a Day Cuts Risk of Deadly Liver Disease: Study

Are you trying to find a reason to justify having a good cup of coffee every day? Well, here is some good news for you. Coffee not only takes bleary out of bleary-eyed, but according to United Kingdom scientists, it lowers the likelihood of liver disease so long as it is no more than three […]
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Home office tips: Perfect lighting for your Desk

With the COVID-19 pandemic taking over the planet, home offices have become more and more popular in most countries. Setting your work environment in the house could be challenging as not everyone can be as productive while surrounded by comfy sofas and a bed. One of the details that could help you with setting up […]
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Stunning Dior Fashion Show Held at Athens Panathenaic Stadium

A jaw-dropping Dior fashion show was held in Athens at the Panathenaic Stadium on Thursday for the major fashion house’s “Cruise 2022” collection. Setting the show at the world famous, historically significant, and most importantly decidedly Grecian “Kallimarmaro” stadium is clearly a nod to ancient Greece, which acts as a huge inspiration for Dior. Dior […]
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