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Dubai boasts about Middle East's first ice lounge

After the launch of an indoor ski resort inside the shopping complex in Dubai, things are really taking off. Recently, Dubai opened an ice lounge called Chill out. So, when the mercury soars like crazy outside, you can throw a couple of layers on and enjoy the indoor cold weather, while chilling out in this new ice lounge.

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First space hotel planned to open in 2012

Now it’ll be possible to see the earth from a distance. Yes you’ve read it right! Galactic Suite, the first orbiting hotel planned in space is expected to open for business in 2012. The hotel will allow you to travel around the world in 80 minutes.
Galactic Suite would consist of pod-like rooms and a spa room with floating bubbles of water. You’ll have to wear velcro suits and crawl around the rooms to stick yourselves to the wall in a Spiderman style. Bathrooms will be in zero gravity.

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Travel helping infectious diseases spread faster: WHO

Margaret Chan (Director General of the World Health Organization).
This is the era when we are more connected than ever. Billions of people travel each year and the number is increasing on a large scale. While we travel, we meet many other passengers. But can you imagine the amount of airborne ailments accompanying some of those passengers?

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Guitar-shaped house and swimming pool-Definitely for music-lovers!

While some of us keep imaging things, there are many people who work on what they dream of. One such man who might have dreamt of living in a house that has shape of some musical instrument is Elvis L. Carden. Elvis is an award-winning songwriter who owns 3,800 square foot guitar-shaped house located in Fayetteville, Georgia.
guitar shaped swimming pool

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Japan's Capsule Hotels - perfect for a budget conscious traveler!

If you are traveling on a tight budget to Japan and would rather spend your hard earned dollars to enjoy your sushi and beer instead of spending it on a plush hotel just for a good nights’ wink, then you should give Capsule Hotels a try the next time you are there.
So, you enter a lobby and buy your tickets in the vending machine and show them to the clerk who issues you a numbered velcro wrist band with an attached barcode and directs you into a huge hall of plastic capsules that resemble neatly stacked up coffins.
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Road accidents on surge... Are we ready for more?

Every year more than 1.2 million people die in road crashes around the world. This is an estimate given by World Health Organization (WHO). Millions of people are crippled or injured in the road accidents. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries.
The obvious reason for these ever-increasing road accidents is huge increase in motorization in developing nations.

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Make your hotel stay more nature friendly and lessen your carbon footprint

Are you all set to travel this Labor Day weekend? If you are, do try and make your hotel stay more eco-friendly. By doing so, not only will you do your bit in reducing your carbon footprint, you will also prove yourself to be a responsible global citizen.

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Women - only hotel floor at Plaza Hotel at Minnesota

Recently an exclusive floor for women only was introduced at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. The concept has received mixed reaction from people. h
There has been a lot of discussion that setting aside a floor and a lounge for women only is discrimination or a good business idea. Some people are of the opinion that this is discrimination and against the viewpoint of equal rights for both sexes. Other people think that this is the hospitality business and a way of serving customers.
Most women love the concept!

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Russia to send its first space tourist in 2009

It seems like space tourism is getting closer and closer to reality. Few days back I wrote about Galactic Suite, the first hotel planned in space that is expected in 2012. After launching five tourists (four from the U.S. and one from South Africa) the Federal Space Agency is launching first Russian space tourist in 2009.
As revealed by Russia’s Federal Space Agency chief Anatoly Perminov, the person who is training to fly to International Space Station (ISS) as a tourist is a prominent Russian businessman-turned-politician.

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Check out Rio de Janeiro: where the party never ends

Brazil’s Rio is a great party town. Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, people are just partying it up. Rio is just one big party. Besides the partying factor, people in this part of the world are beach crazy. As Stanley Stewart mentions, just like the English go to the pubs, the dwellers of Rio visit the beaches. Let’s see what else make Rio a good place to visit.

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