Sunday, January 27, 2013

Norway has announced a competition for the most interesting shout

Norway has started the year by Edvard Munch - an event honoring the 150th anniversary of the artist. In celebration of National Tourist Board has prepared a contest whose winners will win a trip to the country.In honor of one of the most famous paintings of the painter - "Scream" - Visitnorway preparing a short film on how to shout in Norway today. To join the campaign can and residents of other countries. Of contestants submitted videos will be made and the clip that will be "the longest scream."Those wishing to participate in a "contest" to shoot a two-second clip with his cry and send it to the competition site or burn it directly to the web page, using a webcam. Authors of the best movies also get prizes - five gift certificates, face value of which depends on the number of participants - the more, the higher the amount.Details of the contest and prize list can also be found on the site, according to a press release Visitnorway.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Curacao takes more and more tourists

The Caribbean island of Curacao is becoming more and more popular for travel. In the period from January to November 2012 the number of guests staying here for the night, increased compared to 2011 by approximately 8% to almost 380,000, according sob.korr.

During the same period of 2011, there were just over 352 thousand tourists. The largest influx of visitors, according to the tourist office in Curacao, a character in the last couple of years to August - more and more people are eager to see a major jazz festival Curaçao North Sea Jazz.

The number of travelers from South America increased by 29%, while the flow of visitors from Europe - only 3%. Still Old World leader in the number attending Curacao almost 160 thousand people. In second place - the South American region: a little over 109,000 people. North America and the Caribbean showed a decrease in the flow of tourists to the 1 and 4%, respectively (64,000 and 36,000).

The total number of nights on the island in the period from January to November of 2012 grew by 13% to just over 3,275,000 (2,905,000 in 2011). Most often on the night were tourists from South America - the number of overnight stays increased by 46%. Europeans spent on the island for 5% more nights, and the citizens of North America and the Caribbean - 4%.

Number of cruise passengers for the period increased by 15% to $ 361 thousand compared to 314 thousand in 2011. The number of cruise ships at the same time decreased from 204 in 2011 to 190 in 2012, but the growth of the overall performance due to large passenger vessels.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Popular cities in Sweden

The most popular among tourists traditionally in the capital of Sweden - one of the most beautiful cities in the world Stockholm. The city is located on 14 islands on Lake Mälaren and the Strait Norström.
From 13th-century Stockholm is the permanent residence of the Swedish kings, so the city has a long and rich history that can not attract fans of cultural activities. Of particular interest is the old part of town - Gamla Stan, which is located entirely on the island Stadskholmen and closed to vehicles. Here is the famous Royal Palace with the royal chapel and a museum of antique Gustav III, as well as the Palace and the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas.
As tourists do not disregard and gorgeous Swedish city of Malmö, which is replete with a wide variety of attractions. You can visit the famous Historical and Art Museum, the Gothic Church of St. Petrichyurka, Renaissance town hall and the castle "Malmöhus." Nearby is the town of Ystad the famous church of St. Mary and the monastery Greyfreyyars.
Gothenburg is also one of the most popular cities in Sweden. Here are the beautiful clean beaches, forests and lakes. Picturesque landscapes, for sure, will appeal to all lovers of nature.

resorts in Sweden

 Sweden is famous for its ski resorts, as well as excellent opportunities for outdoor activities. Fishing enthusiasts will also find here the class to taste, it is no wonder Sweden called the country of lakes. There are many rivers and lakes, where you can have a good rest.
One of the most popular resorts in the country is Visby, which is an industrial center with a modern port. Amazing atmosphere prevails, thanks old houses and churches and magnificent flower gardens. According to many historians, Visby is the finest example of early Gothic architecture in Northern Europe.
Also popular among tourists Gothenburg with its rich history and many attractions, including the Museum of Art. Historical and archeological museum in the house of the East India Company and the Concert Hall with a symphony orchestra.
Ski resort Åre, which consists of four villages - Duved, Tegefell, Ope-Bu and Ore-Bjorn, is one of the most popular in Sweden. All villages are linked by bus routes. Tourists can go skiing in the entire complex Ore, regardless of where they are staying.It was here three times already held the World Cup in alpine skiing.

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Visa to Sweden

Before you go to Sweden, is familiar with the rules of entry. So, there are some items that are strictly forbidden to bring into the country. These include: weapons and ammunition, strong medicines without necessary documents, drugs, syringes, poisons, live plants, antiques and art, as well as Automotive Radar.
Allowed to import up to 1 liter of liquor or up to 2 liters of fortified wine, up to 2 liters of table wine and 15 liters of beer and 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco. You can also enter into the territory of Sweden and 500 g of coffee and 100 grams of tea, and 50 g of perfume, 250 ml aftershave.
With regard to the import of dogs and cats, in order to be allowed to enter the country, you must provide proof of vaccination against rabies, written out at least 30 days and a maximum of 12 months prior to entry.
Documents required for a visa to Sweden: a passport valid for at least 3 months after the return of the country, two copies of the first page of the passport, a copy of all the informative pages of internal passport, application form filled out in English or Swedish, two passport photos of the sample, original invitation (guest, business or tourism), health insurance (original and copy), issued on the visa validity period. You must also provide a certificate of income from employment or other documents proving solvency.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Popular cities in Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic offers a variety of tourist attractions and facilities for an unforgettable stay. Czech town beckons travelers with its great charm, cozy cobblestone streets and unique atmosphere.
First of all, visiting the Czech Republic, tourists flock to the capital - Prague For many centuries, the city delights visitors with its beauty and historical riches, beautiful architecture and famous landmarks, including the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Prague Castle and many others. The historic city center is on the list of world cultural and natural attractions of the UNESCO.
Ostrava, located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, is also popular among tourists. Feature of the city is that its residents speak a peculiar dialect of the Czech language.
Brno offers tourists to enjoy a unique view from the ramparts and visit the famous castle dungeons.
One of the oldest cities in the Czech Republic is the Olomouc. Here is the oldest university, and numerous monuments of architecture and history. So, Olomouc is also one of the most popular cities in the Czech Republic.

Holidays Czech Republic tourism

Czech Republic has a rich history and culture, and so the tradition of celebrating is especially honored. Holidays Czech Republic are characterized by their brilliance and originality, but because many tourists try to visit the country where there are some ceremonial events or holidays.
Czechs love music and festivals. Still preserved respect for the wedding theatrical performances with ceremonial dances. Rustic wedding is celebrated in a rustic tavern with an invitation to a large number of guests.
Every year on June 17 in South Bohemia begins Carnival - Five-petalled Rose Festival, which is one of the most significant events in the public life of the country. During the carnival hosts the International Music Festival "Cesky Krumlov."
New Year in the Czech Republic is celebrated on 1 January. By the way, December 31 - coincides with the day of St. Sylvester. On this day to have fun, fun, lots of food and drink. January 6 Czechs celebrate Epiphany Catholic or Feast of the Three Kings. Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras in the Czech Republic begins in February. February 14 celebrate Valentine's Day (Valentine's Day).
In the Czech Republic celebrate Easter in the Catholic calendar. This festival is called the second Christmas or New Year. Happy Easter relate diverse beliefs, customs and celebrations. Czechs celebrate May 1 Labour Day, May 8 - Day of Liberation from Fascism. December 25 - Christmas Day.