Jun 092016
 
UAE and Saudi Arabia among the world's top 10 developing retail markets

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have been named among the world’s top 10 developing retail markets, according to AT Kearney’s 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI). The UAE, led by Dubai, was ranked seventh in the list and remains an attractive and relatively low-risk market for retailers, with highest sales per capita in the region, said AT Kearney. Its report said mall activity remains strong in the UAE, with Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates opening its 36,000 sq m extension and Majid Al Futtaim’s latest […]

May 202016
 
Onitsha, Kaduna, Aba among world’s top 10 most polluted cities: Report

Nigeria’s Onitsha, Anambra State’s commercial capital, is the most polluted city on earth, the World Health Organisation has said in a report. According to the recently released report, three Nigerian cities make the list of 10 most polluted cities of the world. While Onitsha is first, Kaduna is the fifth and Aba, in Abia State, follows at the sixth position. Contributed By Sonia Narula

May 202016
 
World's oldest person Susannah Mushatt Jones dies at 116

116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person died in the New York city on May 12. Jones was 116 years and 311 days old. Jones was born in the year 1899. Her death has left just one person on Earth, Emma Morano, who was alive before 1900 and is also the oldest living person now. According to the report, The oldest person Jones died on May 12, 2016, giving the title to Emma Morano who is 116 years, 168 days old. She was also […]

May 182016
 
Dubai ranks among the Top 10 Most Attractive Destinations

Dubai has been ranked among the Top 10 Most Attractive Markets for 2016, and is home to 35 per cent of the world’s luxury retailers, with prime retail rents in the emirate at a fraction of those in other established centres like New York. According to the report, London tops the charts, with Hong Kong, Paris, Dubai and New York rounding off the Top 5 cities that fulfil a leading role in the global retail market. Contributed By Sonia Narula

May 182016
 
Peru's Machu Picchu becomes TripAdvisor's best-rated landmarks around the world

Given the competition, a landmark has to be pretty special to be named the very best in the world. But few would argue against Peru’s Machu Picchu being a breath-taking place. The Incan citadel has just been named the best-rated landmark in the world by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016, beating stunning attractions such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre and St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Contributed By Sonia Narula

May 102016
 
Top 5 Flower Shows in the World

Some of us love to travel the world only because that allows us to explore places that have the best of what nature has to offer. One of those things that literally acts as a crown for Mother Nature and helps in enhancing its beauty is flowers. With thousands of species that come in different shapes, sizes, colours and fragrances, standing in the middle of a flower field feels no less than heaven. It’s just so blissful to soak in some of that pure breeze, […]

May 072016
 
World's Top 10 Richest People

With every passing year, more opportunities arise for the rich and elite in the world to claim a spot as one of the richest people in the world. It’s the ultimate achievement in the world of the rich. While some have held on to their positions, others have been succeeded by new leaders and innovators. Including the top 10 on this list, there are 1,810 billionaires recorded in the world today, their combined net worths totaling a staggering 6.48 trillion dollars. 10. Liliane Bettencourt – […]

May 072016
 
World's oldest person, Dina Manfredini, dies at 115

At 115, Dina Manfredini of Des Moines, Iowa, was named the world’s oldest person on Dec. 5, a day after the death of 116-year-old Besse Cooper of Georgia. Manfredini held the Guinness World Records title for 12 days, dying in her sleep Sunday night. Born on April 4, 1897, in Pievepelago, Italy, Manfredini moved with her husband in 1920 to Des Moines where she was an avid gardener and worked at home raising their children, according to her Guinness biography. At 90 she took a […]

Apr 292016
 
Hilton world's top most valuable hotel brand

Hilton has topped the list of the world’s most valuable hotel brands with a value of $7.8 billion, up by a third on last year’s value of $5.8 billion. Hilton is also the most valuable group in the Brand Finance Hotels 50 table with six Hilton Worldwide brands featuring in the top 50, totalling $13.3 billion. Its brand value stands at over $200 million. Marriott joins in at second place with a brand value of $5.3 billion. Although its group has even more brands in […]

Apr 282016
 
Ford Mustang becomes the world’s best-selling sports car

In its first year of global availability, Ford Mustang became the world’s best-selling sports coupe. Ford claims demand for the iconic pony car remains insatiable. According to company analysis, Ford sold around 110,000 Mustang Coupes globally in 2015 – topping all other sports coupe competitors. That record was achieved despite limited availability for most of the year in such key markets like China and the United Kingdom. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Apr 252016
 
Meet! World's Oldest Living Female Elephant, Age 85, Dakshayani

It is a scientifically proven fact that a calm and composed mind helps humans live longer. It holds true for animals too, proves the life of Chenkalloor Dakshayani, the 85-year-old female elephant owned by the Travancore Devaswom Board. In her decades-long glorious career, Dakshayani hasn’t ever gone unruly or attacked anyone, testify her keepers. She is probably the oldest surviving elephant in captivity on earth. According to the Guinness Records, the oldest elephant on earth ever was Lin Wang of Taiwan Zoo that died aged […]

Apr 252016
 
5 Amazing Tea Plantation Hotels in India

Lush tea gardens spread across vast stretches of undulating hills have always lured travellers with their beauty. Whether you look at a picture or you drive past one of these tea gardens, you will always feel an urge to spend some quality time amidst the greens. Living in the middle of a tea estate can offer the perfect environment to get rid of the daily stress and relax in company of some fine quality tea. Here are five amazing tea plantation hotels that you must […]

Apr 222016
 
China overtakes US as world’s largest business travel market

China’s business travel market has overtaken the United States to become the largest in the world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has revealed. According to the latest GBTA BTI Outlook for China, the Asian country edged ahead the US in terms of total business travel spending at the end of 2015, by US$1 billion. China’s business travel sector was worth US$291.2bn in 2015, compared with US$290.2bn in the US, but this gap is likely to continuing growing, with China’s business travel spending forecast to […]

Apr 222016
 
China to be largest video-game market in the world soon

China is expected to be the largest games market in the world, ahead of the US, whose anticipated market size is US$23.5 billion. Gamers worldwide are expected to generate a total of US$99.6 billion in revenue for the video games industry this year, an 8.5 per cent increase from 2015, with China accounting for a quarter of that income. That means the country has more than 314 million active mobile gamers, who are generating around US$5 billion worth of revenue for this specific market. Contributed […]