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Scotland event to commemorate 700th anniversary of famous battle sells out

Bannockburn, Scotland, July 1 (Not in Town/IBNS) The site of one of the most significant battles in Scottish history came to life this weekend as tens of thousands of people from the UK and overseas descended on Bannockburn in Stirling to experience one of the biggest battle performances of it’s kind alongside music, talks, ancestry food and drink at Bannockburn Live.

Pipefest kicks off Stirling's Big Weekend in Scotland

Stirling, June 27 (Not in Town/IBNS) The kilts are packed, the pipes tuned and the Highland dancers are limbering up Pipefest gets underway in Scotland's Stirling on Friday.

Ballad of the bandits

A museum entirely devoted to bandits and their deeds, not always vile, can be found in Ronda, a historic town in Spain's Andalusia region. Ranjita Biswas visits this unique centre

Celebrate Sao Jao this June in Goa

Panaji, June 16 (IBNS) Goa is many things to many people and one of the foremost among these is: Celebration. The people of this state have an infectious spirit which makes Goa a popular venue for any kind of celebration right from weddings to reunions and even festivals.

Jordan celebrates Pope Francis' successful visit

Amman, June 16 (Not in Town/IBNS) Pope Francis in his recently concluded visit to Jordan touched many hearts and souls. From the moment his plane touched down at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport, where an honor guard and Catholic leaders met him on arrival; to his meeting with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at the royal palace and the Mass he led at Amman's International Stadium; it was obvious he is truly a down to earth people's Pope.

Sabyasachi Chakraborty releases tourists' map

Kolkata, June 12 (IBNS): Tollywood veteran actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty on Wednesday launched the new Kolkata tourists' map and guide from Traveladdict, a platform offering journals, photos, and itineraries to plan the perfect trip.

Wall of memories

This year commemorates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Visiting the site one can gain insight into the history of Berlin as a divided city and the wall’s significance to the city's residents. Susanta Paral was there recently

Indian cruise tourists to get free Entry Permit' in Taiwan

New Delhi, June 10 (Not in Town/IBNS) There is good news from Taiwan this summer! The Indian outbound cruise traveller can now avail of Temporary Entry Permit in Taiwan, free of cost, if they take the Star Cruise to the beautiful Taiwanese port cities of Kaohsiung and Taichung.

'Hotel Near Me' is ready to be downloaded

Madrid, June 7 (IBNS) Hotel Near Me, the first hotel reservation app for Google Glass, is now available for public download on the website http://hotelnearme.com. The app has been launched by Destinia.com who previously announced that it was in beta development last May.

MakeMyTrip releases hotel tariff tracker

New Delhi, Jun 6 (IBNS): Online travel company MakeMyTrip on Friday revealed the insights from its Hotel Tariff Tracker for the summer of 2014.

Union Tourism ministry to promote Goa

Panaji, Jun 2 (IBNS): Indian Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism (Independent Charge) and Culture (Independent Charge), Shripad Naik recently met with the Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar, to chart out projects and initiatives for Goa Tourism.

Tourists enjoy in Thailand despite curfew

Bangkok, May 30 (Not in Town/IBNS) The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) of Thailand is considering whether to lift the curfew in major tourist destinations such as Phuket, Ko Samui and Pattaya next week even though the nationwide curfew currently has hardly stopped travellers from enjoying their times in Thailand..

Battle performers, clans untie for a one-off Scottish Festival

Edinburgh, May 30 (Not in Town/IBNS) Bannockburn Live, a Homecoming Scotland 2014 signature event, will immerse you in Scotland’s history and culture, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn and celebrating the very best of Scottish folk music, food and drink.

Goa Tourism to host 'Green Hotel Conference'

Panjim, May 28 (IBNS): The Goa Tourism has tied up with Hospitality Biz, a global company providing consulting services to the hospitality industry, to present the 'Green Hotel Conference' in here and to organize the first ever 'Goa Food & Hospitality Awards' 2014.

Miramar Residency in Goa bags TripAdvisor accolade

Panaji, May 27 (Not in Town/IBNS) Miramar Residency, a property of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) located on Miramar beach in Panjim, Goa has recently been awarded a '2014 Certificate of Excellence' by the popular travel website TripAdvisor.