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Baby tour from Lithuania to Morocco

A Lithuanian couple had a different type of goal. They wanted to show everyone that having a baby does not suggest that you have to stop your adventures. It just means you have an extra person on the road. Johan Van Zutphen and his girlfriend really travel junkie. They love to travel the world and earlier they have hopped on their bikes and driven in Malaysia.

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Panama introduces Gehry designed museum showing isthmus’ biodiversity

After several years of holds up, Panama has introduced a museum made by well known architect Frank Gehry that officials expect would become a cultural landmark and also represent the country’s economic ascent recently.
The Biomuseo at Pacific Ocean entranceway to Panama Canal lionizes the isthmus’ history not as a juncture of business but as one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, with more mammal, birds as well as reptile species than Canada and United States combined. The museum’s 8th galleries trace the natural history of Panama dating back to its geological formation three million years earlier.
The architect, based in Los Angeles, is married to a Panama girl and selected his wife’s homeland for his 1st design in LatAm. In the past, he worked as an engineering adviser on construction of Soumaya museum in Mexico City that houses an art collection of Carlos Slim.
85 year old Gehry was not present on Tuesday for the inauguration of museum by President Juan Carlos Varela as well as a lot of the nation’s political and business leaders. It opens to the public earlier on Thursday.
The museum carried Gehry’s hallmark canopies and metallic curves, made well known by Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in Spain, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. But it is painted in lustrous pastels to manifest its tropical setting.
The program has suffered many setbacks since it was conceptualized in the year 1999, just after Panama took the control of the canal built by the United States.

After several years of holds up, Panama has introduced a museum made by well known architect Frank Gehry that officials expect would become a cultural landmark and also represent the country’s economic ascent recently.

The Biomuseo at Pacific Ocean entranceway to Panama Canal lionizes the isthmus’ history not as a juncture of business but as one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, with more mammal, birds as well as reptile species than Canada and United States combined. The museum’s 8th galleries trace the natural history of Panama dating back to its geological formation three million years earlier.

The architect, based in Los Angeles, is married to a Panama girl and selected his wife’s homeland for his 1st design in LatAm. In the past, he worked as an engineering adviser on construction of Soumaya museum in Mexico City that houses an art collection of Carlos Slim.

85 year old Gehry was not present on Tuesday for the inauguration of museum by President Juan Carlos Varela as well as a lot of the nation’s political and business leaders. It opens to the public earlier on Thursday.

The museum carried Gehry’s hallmark canopies and metallic curves, made well known by Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in Spain, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. But it is painted in lustrous pastels to manifest its tropical setting.

The program has suffered many setbacks since it was conceptualized in the year 1999, just after Panama took the control of the canal built by the United States.

Lithuania to look for new export markets, says Prime Minister

Lithuania is looking for brand new export markets for the exports of the country, said Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius on Tuesday. In the newest development, the Prime Minister would travel to United States in October, when a Lithuanian delegation would look for other markets for the exports of the Baltic country that have been banned from the Russian market because of tit-for-tat Russian and Western sanctions, said the prime minister.
According to reports, while speaking to a leading radio, the Prime Minister told that they are vigorously looking for the brand new markets, all institutions are working on that. Other visits by top Lithuanian delegations, guided by top government officials, have been also took in for several other markets.
Reports suggest that this week Lithuanian economy minister would visit Japan. The Foreign Affairs Ministry is planning to start Lithuania’s embassy in South Africa later this fall, a same type of possibility is being monitored now in Brazil, said the Prime Minister. He added that they are also working with Israel as well as Arabic countries.
A governmental group, earlier this week, together with Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists was made in order to look for brand new export markets. A leading news agency reported that Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told  that they have agreed to made a targeted expert group that would analyze the info and offer proposals on business missions, governmental representation, official visits.

Lithuania is looking for brand new export markets for the exports of the country, said Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius on Tuesday. In the newest development, the Prime Minister would travel to United States in October, when a Lithuanian delegation would look for other markets for the exports of the Baltic country that have been banned from the Russian market because of tit-for-tat Russian and Western sanctions, said the prime minister.

According to reports, while speaking to a leading radio, the Prime Minister told that they are vigorously looking for the brand new markets, all institutions are working on that. Other visits by top Lithuanian delegations, guided by top government officials, have been also took in for several other markets.

Reports suggest that this week Lithuanian economy minister would visit Japan. The Foreign Affairs Ministry is planning to start Lithuania’s embassy in South Africa later this fall, a same type of possibility is being monitored now in Brazil, said the Prime Minister. He added that they are also working with Israel as well as Arabic countries.

A governmental group, earlier this week, together with Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists was made in order to look for brand new export markets. A leading news agency reported that Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told  that they have agreed to made a targeted expert group that would analyze the info and offer proposals on business missions, governmental representation, official visits.

Jacksonville spring-summer vacation sets records

Jacksonville’s summer and spring vacation season has finally come to an end. But it offers a great success for their destination. The hotel occupancy tracking system of Duval County, Smith Travel Research, unveiled numbers revealing hotel occupancy was up throughout the city, as well as earnings were up to levels that were not earlier seen in the ten years the company has been chasing tourism in the nation. Jacksonville is now on trend and the rest of the state in hinting record breaking visitation numbers for summer and spring seasons in 2014.
Visit Jacksonvilles chief executive officer and president Paul Astleford told that those travelers and busy hotels mean just one thing: an infusion of dollars into the local economy which leaves an impact not just on hotels but also on the whole community, with people spending their money in local stores, attractions, businesses and restaurants.
The best news and numbers from Smith Travel Research account is that in the months of June and July, the hotels in Jacksonville saw the largest ever profit per available levels, room they had not seen since they started tracking the numbers in the year 2004.
Another huge highlight from the news is that when it comes to hotel profits rendered during summer and spring, the Duval county hotels gathered 15.2 percent more profits than in the year 2013. The total for the 2nd quarter was US$ 92171855M  compared to US$ 80030534M last year. The overall Room Revenue of May was only shy of the amount for 2005s February when Super Bowl was there.

Jacksonville’s summer and spring vacation season has finally come to an end. But it offers a great success for their destination. The hotel occupancy tracking system of Duval County, Smith Travel Research, unveiled numbers revealing hotel occupancy was up throughout the city, as well as earnings were up to levels that were not earlier seen in the ten years the company has been chasing tourism in the nation. Jacksonville is now on trend and the rest of the state in hinting record breaking visitation numbers for summer and spring seasons in 2014.

Visit Jacksonvilles chief executive officer and president Paul Astleford told that those travelers and busy hotels mean just one thing: an infusion of dollars into the local economy which leaves an impact not just on hotels but also on the whole community, with people spending their money in local stores, attractions, businesses and restaurants.

The best news and numbers from Smith Travel Research account is that in the months of June and July, the hotels in Jacksonville saw the largest ever profit per available levels, room they had not seen since they started tracking the numbers in the year 2004.

Another huge highlight from the news is that when it comes to hotel profits rendered during summer and spring, the Duval county hotels gathered 15.2 percent more profits than in the year 2013. The total for the 2nd quarter was US$ 92171855M  compared to US$ 80030534M last year. The overall Room Revenue of May was only shy of the amount for 2005s February when Super Bowl was there.

British visitors drive up tourism numbers for Greece

Greek National Tourism Organization has unveiled the United Kingdom holiday bookings to Greece has gone up 10% in the first 3 months of this year than it was in 2013. As per travel industry analyst GfK – the months of June, July and August see the largest volumes of holidaymakers collectively and were up 8, 9 and 10 per cent respectively, shoulder seasons are increasing stronger.
Bookings for leavings in April were up y seventy nine per cent, while the May bookings volume by the end of March were quite higher compared to August – 166000 than almost 150000. In the same fashion, departures were up till March end for October departures were up twenty six per cent.
Greece has also seen a leap of 58% for group bookings of over eleven passengers. While the majority (i.e. 56%) stays in hotels, all inclusive bookings are up to twenty per cent and accommodation only bookings that include villa rentals, were up an astounding 118% – albeit from a low base through the specified GfK read.
Quite breathtakingly, the majority of holidays to Greece (sixty three percent) are predominantly beach focused, but a whole lot of holidaymakers now plan to mix restful on the beach along with other activities. 51% of those on a beach holiday also want to visit a city or a huge town while they are in Greece. Sixty three percent now plans to go to nearby attractions and ancient sites; while thirty seven percent plans to be active by walking and cycling in Greece.

Greek National Tourism Organization has unveiled the United Kingdom holiday bookings to Greece has gone up 10% in the first 3 months of this year than it was in 2013. As per travel industry analyst GfK – the months of June, July and August see the largest volumes of holidaymakers collectively and were up 8, 9 and 10 per cent respectively, shoulder seasons are increasing stronger.

Bookings for leavings in April were up y seventy nine per cent, while the May bookings volume by the end of March were quite higher compared to August – 166000 than almost 150000. In the same fashion, departures were up till March end for October departures were up twenty six per cent.

Greece has also seen a leap of 58% for group bookings of over eleven passengers. While the majority (i.e. 56%) stays in hotels, all inclusive bookings are up to twenty per cent and accommodation only bookings that include villa rentals, were up an astounding 118% – albeit from a low base through the specified GfK read.

Quite breathtakingly, the majority of holidays to Greece (sixty three percent) are predominantly beach focused, but a whole lot of holidaymakers now plan to mix restful on the beach along with other activities. 51% of those on a beach holiday also want to visit a city or a huge town while they are in Greece. Sixty three percent now plans to go to nearby attractions and ancient sites; while thirty seven percent plans to be active by walking and cycling in Greece.