Month: April 2021

Former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s native village to be turned into tourism spot

Telangana is planning to construct a memorial tourism site at former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s village exhibiting his life and struggles. Rao’s native village is Vangara in Warangal. 

State tourism minister V Srinivas Goud visited Vangara and revealed the plan for the development of the village as a tourism spot. He said, “The village would be recognised globally to mark the centenary celebrations of late Narasimha Rao.”

To continue educating and inspiring the country and its younger generations of  Rao’s personality, the building where he lived will be developed into a museum which will have a photo gallery exhibiting

PGA Tour Champ Tom Weiskopf was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2020.

Tom and Laurie Weiskopf

“We’re not people who sit very much,” said Laurie Weiskopf, wife of PGA Tour Champion Tom Weiskopf. “I make decisions quickly when I have to, but everybody has to deal with it in their own way. But with this disease, you can’t just sit there and not take action.”

When Tom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late last year, take action is exactly what they did. In November, Tom felt a sharp pain in his stomach, which led to a CT scan at a Montana hospital showing a lesion on his pancreas. On Thanksgiving Day,

Tourism industry looks for help from state

Apr. 9—BOSTON — The tourism industry is pushing lawmakers for more help for hotels, attractions and other hospitality businesses that have been hammered by the pandemic.

On Friday, regional tourism officials told a legislative panel they need more marketing funds and other support to attract more visitors as the state reopens.

Ann Marie Casey, executive director of the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, said travel tourism is down more than 50% from normal levels in Massachusetts, which is a much bigger loss than the national average.

“That translates into more than $15 billion in spending losses, $451 million

Camping outlook: It’s going to be a busy season | Local News

WENATCHEE — The clock is ticking for those looking to book a stay at a state park this year: reservations are up and officials expect busy summer akin to 2020.

“We like to advise people to try to plan ahead and book early,” said state Parks and Recreation Commission spokeswoman Toni Droscher in an email Wednesday. “The reality is, camping at state parks is gaining in popularity, and we only have a finite amount of spaces. And we have fewer first-come, first-served campsites.”

During the past 12 months there have been 382,500 reservations created statewide, which amounts to a 44%

10 Best Places to Travel in 2020

The 10 Best Places To Travel in 2020

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New year, new travels! Given that we’re on the brink of not only a new year but an entirely new decade, there’s no better time to travel far and wide than in 2020 — after all, it’s never too early to get started on your New Year’s resolution of traveling more this year. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to visit in 2020 — and the list includes cities that range from top foodie destinations to places that are making their marks as up-and-coming cultural hubs. With the new year seeing major events like