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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 18 May 1-15, 2015  


Muslim community in Moscow funds for several mosques on wheels
_A Monitor Report Moscow : Due to lack of mosques in Moscow, Muslim community is looking to raise funds to build several mosques on wheels, in a bid to offer the city's crowded places of worship some relief and makes it easier for Muslims to pray, news agencies reported. More than 1 million roubles (around US$15,100) is needed to pay for two mobile mosques and six small stationary ones, the Russian News Agency TASS reported recently, citing the project's organisers. Muslims can summon the mob. More...
Japanese maglev train breaks speed record
_A Monitor Report Tokyo : The famous Super-man dilemma has retur-ned: It's a bird_ It's a plane - It's an insanely fast Japanese bullet train. A Japan Railway maglev train hit 603 kilometres per hour (374 miles per hour) on an experimental track in Yamanashi recently, setting a new world record. A spokesperson said the train spent 10.8 seconds travelling above 600 kilometres per hour, during which it covered 1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles). That's nearly 20 football fields in the time it took yo. More...
MZ Rahman will walk from Tetulia to Teknaf
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : MZ Rahman will walk all the way from Tetulia to Teknaf with the slogan "Explore Bangladesh. "This was announced at an inaugural ceremony at the tennis court of Dhaka Club Limited (DCL) on April 12. Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Akhtaruz Zaman Khan Kabir, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) and Khairul Mazid Mahmud, President, Dhaka Club Limited were present at the inaugural ceremony. Speaking brief. More...
Abu Dhabi to host World Halal Travel Summit, exhibition in October
_A Monitor Report Abu Dhabi : The World Halal Travel Summit and Exhibition will take place from October 19 to 21 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event is one of the world's largest gatherings of senior global Halal travel professionals. "Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority is delighted to be Host Destination Partner at WHTS15 and look forward to welcoming international delegations, investors, tourism associations and market-leading specialists to the event," said Mubarak Al Shamisi, Dire. More...
Myanmar tourism conference from June 8
_A Monitor Report Yangon : The Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference (MHTC) will return this summer, to discuss the trends and opportunities in one of the world's fastest-growing tourism destinations. Taking place to Nay Pyi Taw from June 8-10, the three-day conference will include a series of workshops and events discussing the various elements of Myanmar's tourism industry, including HR, the development of the hospitality sector, investment, marketing and branding, and online travel. ". More...
Sabrina new Marketing Manager at Amari Dhaka
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Sabrina Mridha has been appointed as Marketing and Communi-cation Manager at the Amari Dhaka. Sabrina comes with on experience within the hospitality Industry, having spent the last three years at The Westin Dhaka as Assistant Manager-Marketing and Communications. She previously served in Concord Group and Korea-Bangladesh Chamber of Com-merce and Indus-try. She oversaw branding and advertising, Digital Marketing, P&L Manage-ment, Media & Corporate communication. More...
- Emirates? SkyCargo Night held in the City
- Emirates to restart flights to Baghdad from 1 March
- Canada wants Dhaka-Toronto direct air link
- Dhaka Regency Celebrated the Enchanting Valentine?s Day
- Sheer Joy of Shakrain, the kite festival
- India aims to achieve 1pc share of global arrivals this year
- Abu Dhabi named among top 10 destinations in 2015
- China is number one source of international tourists
- West Bengal Tourism reaching out to int?l tourism sectors
- Over 550,000 tourists spent more than $900m in Turkey in 2014
- Homestay programme gives authentic Indian-Myanmar experience in a remote region
- Record 56.4m tourists flocked to NY in 2014
- Cox?s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive to be completed by next year
- Watch World Cup Cricket 2015 matches live at Dhaka Regency
- Kabab and Paratha Festival on at Khazana Gulshan
- Hotels in London report 8.3pc RevPAR Increase
- UCBL card holders to get free int?l SIMs from WOWtel
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