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Can this old rail yard become a tourism spot in Kentucky?

IRVINE, Ky. — Trains and railways are a part of Eastern Kentucky’s heritage that has been slowly slipping away, but “The Yard,” an economic development project, plans to make them a key part of the region’s future.

Backers hope The Yard, a 40-acre former railroad property in Irvine, will someday feature a 75-year-old steam locomotive, a rail rehab facility, a machine shop, an interactive museum, a restaurant and a pavilion to spur revitalization of Eastern Kentucky’s economy.

The Estill County project is led by Kentucky Steam, a non-profit with a goal of restoring historic rail equipment and bolstering economic development

Manikkal village, actor Thilakan’s birthplace, turns tourism spot

Mundakkayam East: Till recently, the main centre of Manikkal, a village near Peruvanthanam in Kerala, comprised a trijunction, an iron bridge to cross the stream flowing nearby and a temporary shop under a huge banyan tree. However, the village has undergone an amazing transformation into a tourism spot and is attracting several visitors. 

Now, at the same place are a new check-dam, bridge and a large water body. The check-dam was built by spending Rs 60 lakh under the employment guarantee scheme of the Peruvanthanam Panchayat. Named ‘Park and lake’, the tourism centre offers two pedal boats and a coracle

A Mass. spot was just named among the best family vacation destinations

Conde Nast Traveler just named a Massachusetts destination among the best places in America for families on vacation.

The travel magazine named Cape Cod among seven of the best family vacation spots in the U.S. because it “fits every need” for families. Families have to consider many factors when planning a trip, the publication noted, such as distance, affordability, dining options, activities for all ages, and safety.

Here’s what the publication wrote about the Cape:

“For a dose of family fun, visit the historic, 48-foot-tall Nauset Lighthouse, which dates back to the 19th century and played an important role

Amid COVID, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends

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This photo provided by Adam M. Rammel shows The Syndicate on Aug. 20, 2020 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Ohio’s restrictions forced Adam Rammel to at least temporarily abandon plans for a catering and event space designed for parties and that opened last month, in time for the holidays. Rather than have the space sit unused, Rammel turned it into The Syndicate, a restaurant located next door to his 5-year-old brewpub, Brewfontaine.

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The final three months of the year, usually a boom time for many small businesses thanks to holiday shopping and celebrations, looks precarious as the

Plans underway to turn Kuching Old Bazaar into major tourism spot, says Sarawak minister | Malaysia

Sarawak Tourism, Arts and, Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah speaks to reporters July 25, 2019. ― Picture by Sulok Tawie
Sarawak Tourism, Arts and, Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah speaks to reporters July 25, 2019. ― Picture by Sulok Tawie

KUCHING, Oct 1 — The Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry wants to turn the Kuching Old Bazaar area into a major tourism spot to attract domestic and foreign tourists, its minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said today.

“This is where the old Kuching was born and where the commercial centre was first started,” he told reporters after a soft launch of Kuching Old Bazaar: Cultural Mapping and Tourism Promotion programme.

He said his ministry plans to