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Delos Greece is one of the most important archaeological sites. It was a major sacred site for the ancient Greeks as Delos was the mythical birthplace of god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. The island was covered in a variety of temples, shrines and sanctuaries dedicated to a variety of gods, which makes Delos as one big open air museum. MARBLE LIONS These squatting 7th century BC marble lions are the most photographed artifacts. These are not the original but some tourists don't realize it. The original lions are in the island's museum. SANCTUARY OF APOLLO This is the ancient heart of Delos and once contained three great temples dedicated to Apollo along with many other temples, altars and monuments. The Great Temple of Apollo was a Doric peripteral structure with six rows of 13 columns measuring 29.6m by 13.4m. The Temple of the Athenians is a Doric amphiprostyl... (more)

Wirecard and Bird Group Join Forces in India

BERLIN and MUNICH/ GRASBRUNN, Germany, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the ITB Berlin 2007, the world's largest travel and tourism fair, Wirecard AG and the Bird Group, India's leading travel services and technology group, have announced to join forces on the Indian subcontinent. With more than 3,200 employees, the Bird Group provides information technology services to leading companies in the travel and tourism industry, including Amadeus, American Airlines, Air China and Lufthansa. Mr. Ankur Bhatia, CEO of the Bird Group, comments: "The partnership with Wirecard enables us to provide our clients with secure, reliable and cost effective payment solutions. Wirecard, through its innovative products and services, is the preferred partner for global travel organizations." Dr. Markus Braun, CEO of Wirecard AG, looks forward to the partnership: "The Bird Group... (more)

Well-Known Travel Author Michael Smith Launches "Visit India Magazine" on Ulitzer

Well-known travel athor Michael Smith launched today his Visit India Magazine" on Ulitzer. Michael Smith is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Hill Stations India and Honeymoon in India. India is one of the most preferred tourism destinations in Asia. It is a globally famous tourism destination offering tourists several fascinating tourism options and opportunities. Culture tourism, adventure tourism, wildlife tourism, heritage tourism, monument tourism, beach tourism, hill station tourism, backwater tourism, nature tourism, eco tourism, village tourism, medical tourism, monsoon tourism, etc are prime elements of India tourism. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take mu... (more)

Last-Minute Prices For Indian Hotels

The website heading for india might just be interested in a new online hotel booking service recently launched in the country. bid2travel.com offers travellers the opportunity to bid on discounted rates for bid for rooms provided by participating hotel providers. You submit a bid with the rate you’d be prepared to pay, and the hotel either accepts or declines your offer. Unlike other bidding processes, you are not bidding against others, but making an offer directly to a hotel. The bid is only open for three hours, so same day confirmation is assured if bid is accepted. You might not always get rates quite as low as hostels tend to be able to provide, but if you’re looking for an escape from dorm living/eating/sleeping for a few days, and are willing to put in a few last minute hotels deal, bid2travel might just be the way to go. Travel Web Site Solution If any one in... (more)

Last-Minute Prices For Indian Hotels

Second largest metropolis in India, Delhi is embellished with River Yamuna at its periphery and the Aravalli Hills across its west. Being the national capital of the country, Delhi upholds immense political and legislative relevance. The capital city is rich with colourful culture, architecture and human diversity and thus casts a spell over its visitors who enjoy a carefree Delhitour. With a deep rooted history of various Kings and their dynasties the city is embellished with invaluable monuments, numerous landmarks of love, religion and illustrious empires making one's Delhi tour, India a cherished memory. Be it the ancient Meena Baazaar at Old Delhi, or the largest mosque of India- Jama Masjid, or even the Victorian style buildings at New Delhi the city is always full of life and colour. The vibrant New Delhi is also known as Lutyen's Delhi, named after British ... (more)

Visit India: One Of the Most Preferred Tourism Destinations in Asia

India is one of the most preferred tourism destinations in Asia. It is a globally famous tourism destination offering tourists several fascinating tourism options and opportunities. Culture tourism, adventure tourism, wildlife tourism, heritage tourism, monument tourism, beach tourism, hill station tourism, backwater tourism, nature tourism, eco tourism, village tourism, medical tourism, monsoon tourism, etc are prime elements of India tourism. Several fascinating tourism options in the country deserve the attentions of tourists from all over the world. India - the land of diversity - is known for its rich culture & civilization (perhaps more than five thousand years old civilization). It is known for amazing cultural and geographical diversities. The country has almost everything which is necessary for a prime tourism destination in the world. Snow clad mountain... (more)

Travel Agencies Jumping Aboard Medical Tourism Trend:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalChoice Healthcare, a leading provider of cost-saving medical procedure packages throughout the world, today announced exclusive partnerships with two key regional travel agencies to provide medical travel services to consumers seeking medical care overseas. The first agreement is with Rio Grande Travel, an Albuquerque-based agency with 11 offices in the Southwest and three in Illinois, including more than 300 corporate clients and a large individual client base. The second agreement is with Solimar Travel Experience, a boutique travel agency based in Washington, D.C. that specializes in Costa Rican tourism. "Understandably, individuals considering medical travel often inquire first with a travel agency," says Kenneth J. Erickson, Jr., chief executive officer of GlobalChoice Healthcare. "But, traveling overseas for med... (more)

Nepal Tour Offered by Ports of India Beginning at $550

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Nepal is no longer just for trekkers. Find out why singers such as Bob Segar and Cat Stevens have immortalized Kathmandu, the capital city, in song by visiting Nepal using Picasso Travel's Ports of India very affordable Kathmandu and Pokhara package. Starting at $550 per person, double occupancy, this four night/five day package is available on any arrival date to Kathmandu when traveling with two or more persons. It includes accommodations for three nights in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara, daily breakfast, sightseeing tours and excursions to famous Buddhist and Hindu temples including the Guheshawari and Pashupatinath Temples, and a visit to the starting point for many trekkers and thrill seekers in Pokhara where travelers will also view Pew Lake and Davis Falls. The package also includes the services of a local English spea... (more)

Worldspan Partners With Calleo to Introduce Best-of-Breed Travel Technologies to the Indian Sub-Continent

ATLANTA and NEW DELHI, India, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldspan, L.P., the Atlanta-based global travel technology provider, and Calleo Distribution Technologies Pvt Ltd, the New Delhi, India-based technology distributor and service provider, are jointly launching comprehensive travel IT services for travel agencies in the Indian Sub-Continent. Beginning in January 2006, travel agencies in the Indian Sub-Continent will gain access to Worldspan's total travel management and e-commerce solutions, including real-time interface to the Worldspan global distribution system (GDS) and a broad range of industry- leading, fully integrated travel technologies. Calleo holds exclusive distribution rights for Worldspan products for these markets. Its team of highly qualified professionals will provide sales, IT consulting, service and support to travel agencies choosing Worldspan a... (more)

Expedia Strengthens Travel Leadership in Asia-Pacific Region

HONG KONG and BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE), the world's leading online travel company, has announced new agreements with several key supply partners in the Asia-Pacific region, underscoring Expedia's commitment and growing presence in Asia-Pacific and building upon the company's global momentum. By partnering with Expedia(R) these partners, which span the airline and lodging industries, join the world's largest online travel marketplace and stand to benefit from Expedia's unmatched global reach to travelers worldwide. "Asia-Pacific represents the greatest growth opportunity for the travel industry as a whole in terms of inbound and outbound travelers, and Expedia's ability to reach 60 million unique users online each month worldwide makes us an ideal marketing and distribution partner," said Paul Brown, president of ... (more)

Intrepid Travel Announces New India Adventure Travel at 10 Percent Discount

BOULDER, Colo., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to increased demand, Intrepid Travel announces three new India adventure trips and is offering 10 percent off these new India adventures when booked by June 2008. Intrepid's new India adventure trips allow travelers to get off the beaten path and experience India at its finest. The geographical vastness of India is matched only by the diversity of its people. Modern India is home to the tribal and to the urban jetsetter; it is a land where the temple elephants exist amicably with the microchip. Intrepid Travel has created three new adventure trips that offer a unique perspective on this varied country: Ladakh Explorer Adventure Trek through challenging and beautiful landscapes, stopping to explore monasteries and old forts, and meet the locals during village homestays. Virtually cut off from the rest of the world, histori... (more)