France Tourism – Val De Moder http://val-de-moder.org/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 05:06:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://val-de-moder.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Val-De-Moder-icon-150x150.jpg France Tourism – Val De Moder http://val-de-moder.org/ 32 32 Thailand on track to reach 10 million tourist target https://val-de-moder.org/thailand-on-track-to-reach-10-million-tourist-target/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 03:38:50 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/thailand-on-track-to-reach-10-million-tourist-target/ Pattaya is seeing an increase in the number of tourists from India, Russia, South Korea, Singapore and the United States. Thailand remains on track to attract 10 million tourists this year, although Americans are the only Westerners to make it into the top five visitor groups. Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said the top […]]]>
Pattaya is seeing an increase in the number of tourists from India, Russia, South Korea, Singapore and the United States.

Thailand remains on track to attract 10 million tourists this year, although Americans are the only Westerners to make it into the top five visitor groups.

Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said the top five groups arriving by air were, in order, Indians, Russians, South Koreans, Singaporeans and Americans. As expected, overland arrivals were led by Malays, Laotians, Cambodians, Vietnamese and Indonesians.

As of November 19, just over 8.2 million foreign arrivals had been recorded, although the majority of land crossings were made by migrant workers.

Regardless of border crossing, Malaysians top the list with 1.45 million, Indians with 780,836, Singaporeans with 431,510, Laotians with 391,446 and Vietnamese with 382,075. All the tourists together spent about 281.1 billion baht.

The influx of Americans is helping Thai-French Petanque Club Pattaya boost revenue as they and returning French nationals rent more pitches and drink more while watching the World Cup, the club president said, Somya Boonphan.

1. The Franco-Thai pétanque club is getting busier as returning French nationals rent more pitches while the FIFA World Cup boosts drinks sales.


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Spain recorded almost 8 million international air passengers in October https://val-de-moder.org/spain-recorded-almost-8-million-international-air-passengers-in-october/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 08:10:06 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/spain-recorded-almost-8-million-international-air-passengers-in-october/ Nearly eight million international passengers arrived in Spain in October, marking a 95% recovery in tourist arrivals marked in the same month in 2019. Data from the Spanish Ministry of Tourism also revealed that two autonomous communities, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, welcomed 6.2% more passengers in October than in the same period […]]]>

Nearly eight million international passengers arrived in Spain in October, marking a 95% recovery in tourist arrivals marked in the same month in 2019.

Data from the Spanish Ministry of Tourism also revealed that two autonomous communities, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, welcomed 6.2% more passengers in October than in the same period of 2019, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“An intensification of the recovery, after a few summer months in which the recovery percentage remained around 87% of the 2019 thresholds. This improvement could be due to an extension of the summer season, which would mean that we are moving forward with the aim of seasonalizing tourist flows to have a more sustainable and better quality model”, stressed in this regard the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.

According to data from the ministry, the top six source markets for Spain that showed the highest figures last month compared to 2019 are:

  • Denmark – 166,020 travellers, with an increase of 16.5%
  • Portugal – (262,446) from 4.9%
  • France – (677,210) by 4.2%
  • Ireland – (215,948) from 4.2%
  • Switzerland – (303,355) by 2.3%
  • Italy – (687,607) by 1.6%

Additionally, as the top passenger market with a figure of 1,824,971, the UK accounted for 23% of the total share, followed by Germany with 1,212,787 passengers, which also accounted for 15% of the share.

During October, most British passengers visited the Canary Islands, while Germans mainly traveled to the Balearic Islands.

As a result, the two archipelagos surpassed pre-pandemic records and increased by 6.2% respectively compared to the same month in 2019. Thus, the Balearic Islands welcomed a total of 1,384,404 passengers, and the Canaries a total of 1,192,202.

In addition, the Community of Madrid also registered 1,721,169 passengers, mainly from France. The list follows Catalonia, with 1,601,983 travellers, most of whom are French, Italian and Dutch. At the same time, 972,244 travelers arrived in Andalusia and 843,682 in the Valencian Community.

Of the total number of passengers arriving in Spain, six in ten traveled with a low-cost airline, compared to four in ten who chose a traditional airline.

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To strengthen its intercontinental network, ITA Airways launches Delhi-Rome flights – Tourism Breaking News https://val-de-moder.org/to-strengthen-its-intercontinental-network-ita-airways-launches-delhi-rome-flights-tourism-breaking-news/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 08:33:28 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/to-strengthen-its-intercontinental-network-ita-airways-launches-delhi-rome-flights-tourism-breaking-news/ ITA Airways continues to improve its intercontinental network to better meet the needs of travelers and will open its new direct flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome Fiumicino on December 4. The new route will be operated with an Airbus A330, three times a week, […]]]>

ITA Airways continues to improve its intercontinental network to better meet the needs of travelers and will open its new direct flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome Fiumicino on December 4.

The new route will be operated with an Airbus A330, three times a week, departing New Delhi every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 03:50 and landing at Rome Fiumicino at 08:10. Return flights from Rome Fiumicino will depart every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:10 p.m. and arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at 2:00 a.m. local time.

With the new intercontinental connection, ITA Airways continues its expansion in the Asian market, while continuing to strengthen its ability to attract connecting customers, by exploiting flows between India and North America, Germany, the Spain and France.

To support the new intercontinental flight from New Delhi to Rome and to boost local awareness of the new Italian flagship carrier, ITA Airways is launching a multi-channel advertising campaign, which will showcase the New Delhi-Rome connection as well as the beauty of Italy and its most emblematic destinations. The “It’s A” campaign will run until December 13. It is developed on digital billboards in the city’s most renowned malls, railway stations and all major business and commercial areas of Delhi. The billboards will also be supported by a radio campaign, both in English and Hindu, on the 3 major radio stations in the country, Mirchi, Radio One, City FM. This combination will allow ITA Airways to reach a wide range of the population mainly concentrated in urban areas, especially in New Delhi.

With the new campaign, ITA Airways is also offering an attractive fare for its customers in India to fly between New Delhi and Italy from INR 50914 all inclusive. This initiative is already available for purchase on flights from December 4.

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Tourist train in Provence partially powered by biofuel from olive pits https://val-de-moder.org/tourist-train-in-provence-partially-powered-by-biofuel-from-olive-pits/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:59:37 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/tourist-train-in-provence-partially-powered-by-biofuel-from-olive-pits/ Biofuel made from olive pits powers a vintage steam train in the south of France, ferrying tourists through the natural parks and charming hills and villages of Provence, the heart of wine and wine production. olive oil in the country. For decades, the Train Des Pignes à Vapeur had left behind a trail of dark […]]]>

Biofuel made from olive pits powers a vintage steam train in the south of France, ferrying tourists through the natural parks and charming hills and villages of Provence, the heart of wine and wine production. olive oil in the country.

For decades, the Train Des Pignes à Vapeur had left behind a trail of dark gray smoke from its coal-fired engines.

As the end of the 2022 tourist season nears, the cultural association that runs the train has announced that its 44.5-tonne locomotive is now powered by olive-derived biofuel.

See also:French farmers confirm grim forecast as harvest begins

According to the study group of the Groupement des chemins de fer de Provence (GECP), the current engine still requires coal to operate properly. However, it works mainly on olive pits in the shape of large cylinders newspapers. »

One ton of coal can be replaced by 700 kilograms of fuel derived from olives and 500 kilograms of coal. Although the solution not only makes running the train cheaper, it is also more environmentally friendly.

GECP said it decided to make the change both to become more environmentally friendly and because coal was becoming harder to find.

Since ancient times, our mills in Provence have used olive pomace for indoor heating,” Guy Mausy, an engineer at GECP, told La Provence. Yet this fuel came in powder form, when we need larger pellets.

GECP said it got the idea from a local subsidiary in Tunisia, which used the olive pit logs” to run the furnaces.

A 2021 study in Spain demonstrated the considerable fuel potential derived from olive pits.

Researchers have found that biofuel made from olive pits contains up to 4,500 calories per gram and is 70-100% cheaper than gasoline or diesel.

Moreover, its emissions are also relatively low, with fewer impurities than other types of biofuels, because the olive pits contain less moisture at the end of the grinding process.



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Team Yogi’s overseas tours will cover 26 cities ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Global Investor Summit https://val-de-moder.org/team-yogis-overseas-tours-will-cover-26-cities-ahead-of-the-uttar-pradesh-global-investor-summit/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:53:15 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/team-yogis-overseas-tours-will-cover-26-cities-ahead-of-the-uttar-pradesh-global-investor-summit/ The government of Uttar Pradesh has prepared for the overseas tour programs of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his ministerial colleagues ahead of the Uttar Pradesh-2023 Global Investor Summit to be held in Lucknow from February 10 to 12 next year with a goal of attracting ₹Investment of 10 lakh crores. Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers […]]]>

The government of Uttar Pradesh has prepared for the overseas tour programs of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his ministerial colleagues ahead of the Uttar Pradesh-2023 Global Investor Summit to be held in Lucknow from February 10 to 12 next year with a goal of attracting Investment of 10 lakh crores.

Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak and other ministers will hold roadshows to nearly 26 cities in 20 countries. Tours will begin November 18 and continue through the third week of December.

A total of 10 delegations will take part in the exercise. They will visit the United States (New York, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles), the United Kingdom (London), the United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), the Netherlands (Eindhoven) and France (Paris).

Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver), Brazil (Rio De Janeiro), Mexico (Mexico City), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Germany (Munich) and Belgium (Brussels) are also among the destinations. Sweden (Stockholm), Japan (Tokyo), South Korea (Seoul), Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok), Australia (Sydney), Mauritius (Port Louis), South Africa ( Johannesburg) and Israel (Tel Aviv) are on the list as well.

Yogi Adityanath will hold roadshows in London, New York, Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco, people familiar with the development said. His tour dates are being finalized to ensure his availability for the election campaign in Gujarat.

The delegation led by the Prime Minister will focus on the sectors of information technology (IT) and electronics, agriculture and agri-food, defense and aerospace, equipment pharmaceutical and medical, energy, venture capital, retail, automotive components, energy, electronic vehicles and textile sectors. .

About 16 ministers will lead or accompany the various delegations. Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, likely to be accompanied by MSME Minister Rakesh Sachan, will depart for Dubai and Abu Dhabi and stay there from December 1-5. This delegation will focus on investments in renewable energies, hospital and medical education, clothing and textiles. , agriculture and agribusiness, leather and infrastructure development.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya will lead a delegation to Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Paris (France). He will be on tour from November 29 to December 5. His delegation will focus on investments in energy, electronic vehicle manufacturing, infrastructure, agriculture and food processing, textiles, defense, engineering and technology, construction, agricultural equipment , water management and greenhouses. Technology. Information Technology Minister Yogesh Upadhyay is expected to accompany the Maurya delegation.

The President of the Uttar Pradesh assembly, Satish Mahana, will lead a delegation to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver (Canada) and Los Angeles (USA) from November 28 to December 5. Livestock Minister Dharampal Singh will accompany this delegation. It will focus on investments in food processing, defense and aerospace, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, energy, venture capital, retail and automobile.

Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak’s delegation is likely to visit Mexico City (Mexico), Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) and will focus on food processing, chemicals, logistics, retail retail, paper, construction and infrastructure. Fisheries Minister Sanjay Nishad will be part of this delegation.

Industrial Development Minister Nand Gopal Nandi, accompanied by PWD Minister Jitin Prasada, would lead a delegation to Munich (Germany), Brussels (Belgium) and Stockholm (Sweden) from December 7-15. The delegation will focus on investments in the electronics manufacturing, retail, automotive, electric vehicle manufacturing, defense, textile, agriculture and agribusiness sectors. , chemicals, pharmaceuticals, venture capital and transport.

Technical Education Minister Ashish Patel, accompanied by Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh, will lead a delegation to Tokyo and Seoul from November 18-23.

This delegation will focus on IT and electronics, textiles, construction, agriculture and agri-food, logistics, retail trade, chemicals and tourism.

Jal Shakti’s Minister, Swatantra Dev Singh, probably accompanied by Minister of Urban Development Arvind Kumar Sharma, will go on tour to Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand) and Sydney (Australia) on December 16. He will be there on tour until December 22. with a focus on investments in IT and electronics, infrastructure, agriculture and food processing, logistics, dairy, healthcare, education and tourism, etc.

Industry Minister Nand Gopal Nandi is expected to lead a delegation accompanied by Labor Minister Anil Rajbhar to Port Louis (Mauritius) and Johannesburg (South Africa) from December 15-20. His delegation will focus on investments in IT, agriculture and agribusiness, construction, tourism, health, renewable energy, education and mining.

Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi, accompanied by Child Welfare and Nutrition Minister Baby Rani Maurya, will lead a delegation to Tel Aviv (Israel) from 23 November. This delegation will focus on pharmaceuticals, defense and aerospace, agriculture, technology, IT, electronics. Manufacturing and water management sectors. Officers from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat and senior officers of additional rank of Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Secretary working in different departments will accompany the delegations.


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Romania revealed as linguistically easiest European country for tourists and expats https://val-de-moder.org/romania-revealed-as-linguistically-easiest-european-country-for-tourists-and-expats/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 10:42:47 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/romania-revealed-as-linguistically-easiest-european-country-for-tourists-and-expats/ Romania is the least difficult European country to navigate linguistically for tourists and expats, according to the Global Language Learning Market Preply. Romania has only three spoken official languages ​​(Romanian, Hungarian and German), and also the least number of regional dialects, namely those of Wallachia, Moldavia and Banat. A private language course in Romania is […]]]>

Romania is the least difficult European country to navigate linguistically for tourists and expats, according to the Global Language Learning Market Preply.

Romania has only three spoken official languages ​​(Romanian, Hungarian and German), and also the least number of regional dialects, namely those of Wallachia, Moldavia and Banat. A private language course in Romania is also the third cheapest in Europe, at around 15 euros, offering expats plenty of opportunities to learn.

Next in second and third place are Ireland, Portugal and Serbia – the latter two tied for third. The Irish speak only English and Gaelic, but also have four regional dialects. A Gaelic lesson will also cost around 23 euros.

Portugal, on the other hand, has only one spoken language, Portuguese, but ten different regional variants. The country is also in the top 10 of the cheapest places in Europe to take a language course, at an average of 21 euros per session. In third common position is Serbia, with cheaper language courses (19 EUR) and only two official languages ​​– Serbian (primary) and Albanian.

On the other side of the spectrum is the Czech Republic, the most difficult country when it comes to language barriers. Private language lessons can cost up to 72 euros on average and although the country only registers one language (Czech), the Czech Republic has 26 spoken dialects and accents in total.

France and Switzerland complete the toughest top three. The former has 40 unique regional dialects and accents, while the latter recognizes four different official languages ​​(German, French, Italian, and Romansh), and also scores poorly on its English proficiency.

Other countries present a challenge for those wishing to integrate linguistically. The Netherlands has 70 different regional accents and dialects, followed by Norway (60), and the UK and Turkey together (each with 52).

Founded in 2012, Preply is a global language learning marketplace, connecting 140,000 tutors with tens of thousands of students around the world.

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International cruises have yet to pick up steam after tourism reopens https://val-de-moder.org/international-cruises-have-yet-to-pick-up-steam-after-tourism-reopens/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/international-cruises-have-yet-to-pick-up-steam-after-tourism-reopens/ Foreign tourists aboard French ship Le Laperouse arrive at Quy Nhon port in Binh Dinh province, central Vietnam, October 8, 2022. Photo by Vietnam News Agency The number of international tourists passing through Vietnamese ports in January-October was just 745, a 49% year-on-year increase but indicating a slow recovery. Last month, French luxury ship Le […]]]>

Foreign tourists aboard French ship Le Laperouse arrive at Quy Nhon port in Binh Dinh province, central Vietnam, October 8, 2022. Photo by Vietnam News Agency

The number of international tourists passing through Vietnamese ports in January-October was just 745, a 49% year-on-year increase but indicating a slow recovery.

Last month, French luxury ship Le Lapérouse with 106 tourists from France, Italy, Spain and Sweden moored on Con Dao Island, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Quy NhonDa Nang, Hue, Quang Binh and Ha Long.

While tourism officials saw this as a positive sign, experts said it would take longer for Vietnam to attract international cruise passengers due to global socio-economic developments.

In 2019, Vietnamese ports welcomed 7.5 million passengers arriving on cruise ships, up 8% from the previous year.

Vietnam was named Asia’s Best River Cruise Destination at the prestigious World Cruise Awards last year.

Vietnam has a dense network of 2,360 rivers with a total length of over 41,900 kilometers.

In recent years, luxury river cruises past famous attractions and ancient temples have become a popular tourist product among international visitors.

Vietnam, which reopened its borders to foreign tourists in mid-March this year, welcomed more than 2.35 million foreign visitors between January and October, less than half of this year’s target of five million. year.

The number of international tourists arriving by air accounted for more than 80%.

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As climate shocks loom, a race to document Namibian rock art https://val-de-moder.org/as-climate-shocks-loom-a-race-to-document-namibian-rock-art/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:18:00 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/as-climate-shocks-loom-a-race-to-document-namibian-rock-art/ Namibian rock art threatened by climate change Indigenous heritage threatened with extinction Calls for funding to study ancient paintings and engravings OMARURU, Namibia, November 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Among the roving herd painted on the rocks of Namibia’s Erongo Mountains, some creatures are easy to spot – the long necks of giraffes, the spikes […]]]>
  • Namibian rock art threatened by climate change
  • Indigenous heritage threatened with extinction
  • Calls for funding to study ancient paintings and engravings

OMARURU, Namibia, November 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Among the roving herd painted on the rocks of Namibia’s Erongo Mountains, some creatures are easy to spot – the long necks of giraffes, the spikes of horns of antelopes. Other animals have disappeared beyond recognition.

Local guide Johannes Ikun Nani had only seen the rock art of his ancestors in books, until a job took him to the central region of the country, where ancient rock paintings and engravings have become a growing tourist attraction over the years.

Nani considers herself lucky to have witnessed her legacy, especially because archaeologists say climate change could hasten her demise.

“I’m proud to see this with my own eyes,” Nani, an indigenous San descendant, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation as he held up a painting on the rocks which he said depicted figures carrying hunting weapons and fillets.

“They left this handmade rock art to show us that we had family here; it’s like a diary to let us know they were in this area,” he said as the sun was setting behind the Erongo Mountains.

Namibia is home to one of Africa’s largest collections of rock art engravings and tens of thousands of paintings attributed to Stone Age hunter-gatherers – some dating back 30,000 years.

While archaeologists say more research is needed, they fear climate-related flash floods, dust, vegetation growth, fungi and desert elephants and other animals seeking water nearby sites pose a threat to the survival of ancient art.

RISING TEMPERATURES

Tens of thousands of people visit Namibia’s rock art heritage sites every year, including foreign archaeologists, bringing much-needed income to surrounding communities in the sparsely populated southern African country.

The degradation of rock art – such as cracking, discoloration and exfoliation – is caused by a variety of factors including seismic shocks and tourist activity, but climate impacts are a growing concern, the Namibian archaeologist said independent, Alma Mekondjo Nankela.

Rising temperatures combined with coastal fog can cause pigments to evaporate, condense and run off, while vegetation growth, accelerated by heavy rains, rubs against the art, Nankela said.

Animals seeking water and grazing near sites during dry spells increase erosion and dust, and – in the case of elephants – trample rocks, she added.

From Indonesia to Australia, archaeologists have found that the impacts of climate change, such as more variable temperatures, flooding and wildfires, are causing rocks to blister, spall and even explode on important sites of ancient art.

Nankela fears the same lies are in store for Namibia, where a lack of baseline data, funding and resources in the archaeological sector makes it difficult to track long-term climate change over the years. she said.

“They need to be watched because if they are destroyed our rock art is lost to humanity,” she added in a video call.

SEVERE DROUGHTS

Namibia has battled brutal droughts for the past decade, with recent torrential rains bringing only brief respite to farmers in the semi-desert country.

As the impacts of climate change accelerate, the country is expected to experience extreme heat, unpredictable rainfall and rising and warming ocean conditions, according to the World Bank.

Drought can also destroy vegetation and accelerate soil erosion, which means more water floods rock shelters instead of being absorbed by the earth, said Nankela, who was the only state archaeologist to work for the Namibian Heritage Council for over a decade until 2021.

Over the years, Nankela has carried out rock art assessments across the country, using photographs to capture fungal growth, cracked and collapsed panels, water damage and animal encroachment. , noting the deterioration on an annual basis.

But the tourist crowds also pose a risk, said Nankela and John Kinahan, a freelance Namibian archaeologist who has worked in the Namib Desert for more than 40 years.

At the UNESCO-listed rock art site of Twyfelfontein in northwest Namibia, tourists from Germany, Spain, France and South Africa exit vehicles in the sweltering heat to see the centuries-old carvings carved into the sandstone.

Many took photos as groups piled onto metal platforms that balance against the rock face for closer examination.

“People traffic kicks up fine dust that sticks to rocks,” Kinahan said, adding that fumes from cars, tourists touching rocks or overloading rigs, as well as seismic activity and mining, all pose a risk to the longevity of the art.

At Twyfelfontein, some of the animals depicted are still easily identifiable, but others are noticeably more faded, with only a leg or body visible. In some places, pieces of rocks have come off completely.

“Rock art spans a period of extreme climatic variation…it’s not meant to last forever,” Kinahan said, adding it was important to find the balance between tourism and preservation. , which requires funding to study as much as possible.

DOCUMENT RACE

At Omandumba Farm in the Erongo Mountains, where Nani helps run a San cultural museum, archaeologists from France’s National Museum of Natural History sifted through sand deposits, excavated small plots of soil and studied rock art pigments.

Inside a nearby shelter called Leopard Cave, Matthieu Lebon, a rock art pigment specialist at the museum working with Nankela and other local archaeologists, gestured toward streaks of orange and brown pigment running down the along a wall.

“It’s a good example of what can happen in different climatic conditions: the rapid passage between wet and dry periods could alter the paintings. They are almost erased by the flow of rain,” he said.

At other sites on the Omandumba farm, manager Salome Visser reported areas where water broke through granite rock during heavy rains, leaving white streaks on the art. She noted a visible lightening of the paintings over the past decade.

Around the world, heritage experts are turning to new innovations and technologies to preserve these sites.

The famous Lascaux cave murals in southwestern France have been reproduced at a nearby site for tourists to keep the original safe.

In South Africa, 3D scanning and virtual tours hope to protect the art while bringing it to a wider audience, and in Ethiopia large shelters have been erected on the historic stone churches of Lalibela to protect them from elements.

Namibia has used guardrails to encourage visitors to keep a distance and silicone strips at some sites to divert water flow when it rains.

The greatest tragedy of the disappearance of rock art is that many indigenous people in Namibia may never have the chance to see their cultural heritage first-hand, local experts said, adding that funding and training of local archaeologists was vital.

“Rock art is about getting back to our culture,” said Tertius Oeamseb, guide at the Brandberg rock art site, also located in the Erongo region.

“That’s why I work here, to be close to my ancestors while the art is still there,” he said.

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The teams arrive to participate in the DP World Padel Tennis Championship 2022 https://val-de-moder.org/the-teams-arrive-to-participate-in-the-dp-world-padel-tennis-championship-2022/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 17:58:30 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/the-teams-arrive-to-participate-in-the-dp-world-padel-tennis-championship-2022/ Dubai’s 5,000-seat duty-free tennis stadium has transformed into a showpiece venue for the six-day international team competition. Gulf today, Staff reporter The teams participating in the DP World Padel Tennis Championship 2022 have arrived in the emirate, the organizing committee announced on Saturday. The International Padel Federation’s flagship biennial tournament will take place from October […]]]>

Dubai’s 5,000-seat duty-free tennis stadium has transformed into a showpiece venue for the six-day international team competition.

Gulf today, Staff reporter

The teams participating in the DP World Padel Tennis Championship 2022 have arrived in the emirate, the organizing committee announced on Saturday.

The International Padel Federation’s flagship biennial tournament will take place from October 31 to November 5 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, and organized by the UAE Padel Association (UAEPA) in association with the Dubai Sports Council and the Dubai Department of Economy & Tourism (DET).

The championship, which takes place in Dubai for the first time, offers a purse of 2 million Dhs.

The organizing committee also announced the completion of all preparations to host a world-class event, which will strengthen the UAE’s position.

The committee also confirmed that it had transformed the 5,000-seater Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium into a showpiece venue for the six-day international team competition.

The Dubai Padel World Championship will feature separate men’s and women’s categories, with 17 national teams ready to take part in each competition.

The brilliant list of top countries in the game includes Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, and Uruguay .

The national teams qualified for the women’s competition are Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Spain , Uruguay and the United States.

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Michelin guide set to debut in Malaysia https://val-de-moder.org/michelin-guide-set-to-debut-in-malaysia/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/michelin-guide-set-to-debut-in-malaysia/ PETALING JAYA: Locals will soon be able to enjoy great food at Michelin-starred restaurants with the arrival of the Michelin Guide to Malaysia. The French gastronomic guide will highlight the cuisine and restaurants of Kuala Lumpur and Penang for international recognition. From its humble beginnings as a travel guide in 1900, Michelin quickly developed into […]]]>

PETALING JAYA: Locals will soon be able to enjoy great food at Michelin-starred restaurants with the arrival of the Michelin Guide to Malaysia. The French gastronomic guide will highlight the cuisine and restaurants of Kuala Lumpur and Penang for international recognition.

From its humble beginnings as a travel guide in 1900, Michelin quickly developed into a gastronomic guide in 1926 in France. To date, it is present in 37 countries, including neighboring countries such as Thailand and Singapore. Malaysia is the third country to be added to the list in Southeast Asia.

Michelin Guide inspectors and reviewers identify excellent culinary talents, unique flavors and the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Penang to add to the list. The Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2023 is expected to be unveiled in December.

The arrival of the Michelin Guide in Malaysia has materialized thanks to a partnership with CF Capital Sdn Bhd.

Its co-founder and executive director Chryseis Tan said the sun the partnership with the Michelin Guide is part of its vision to put Malaysia on the world map of gastronomy by highlighting the talents and hidden treasures of local cuisine.

The official partnership with the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2023 is a first for CF Capital. The company hopes the inaugural project will showcase the country’s culinary prowess, raising Malaysia’s profile as a world-class destination.

“The Michelin Guide is a global institution (backed) by three decades of integrity and excellence, and I have and continue to rely on their listings when exploring new destinations.”

Tan said that in addition to identifying local culinary talent, the arrival of the Michelin Guide to Malaysia would also boost the local culinary ecosystem.

“Malaysia has the potential to be on par with our Michelin Guide laden neighbors and I am confident that the Michelin Guide will help give our food industry the boost it needs.

“These elements encompass local farms and product accessibility, culinary training and education, food photography and writing, and restaurant concepts.”

Tan said Malaysia’s diversity is reflected in the food its people eat, transcending history, cultural traditions and heritage.

She said it is high time for gastrotourism in Malaysia to bring our history to the international community, especially when there is something that suits most gastrotourism palates and interests.

“We also hope that the Michelin Guide will inspire Malaysian culinary talents from abroad to return and leave their mark in their home country, which will enhance the local culinary scene.

“Malaysian cuisine and culture is truly one of a kind – a source of pride for the country.”

Asked about expanding the list to other states, Tan said the Michelin Guide team would explore the possibility and then decide.

Michelin Guide international director Gwendal Poullennec said the unique characteristics of Kuala Lumpur and Penang would benefit both local and foreign diners.

“Kuala Lumpur is a rapidly changing city with hotspots, independent restaurants and new foodie inspirations.

“Meanwhile, Penang has a strong Peranakan influence and is a foodie hotbed of small eateries and street food that epitomizes Malaysia’s distinctive street food culture.”

The Michelin Guide rates restaurants on several criteria, including the quality of ingredients, cooking techniques, flavors, the personality of the chef as reflected in the dishes prepared, consistency of quality over time and other foods on the menu.

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