Discover Incredible India

The 6 day Golden Triange Tour offers sightseeing to historical sites in Dehli and Agra. Visit some of the most majestic arcitechture in India, including the infamous Taj Mahal. Book your Golden Triangle tour today.

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Qatar Airways New Cities in Usa

Additional Non-Stop Daily Flights announced to Los Angeles, Boston and AtlantaQatar Airways’ Existing New York’s JFK Daily Service to Become Double-Daily from 1st March 2016Global Launch Customer of the Airbus A350 XWB Will Be the First Carrier to Bring the Next-Generation Aircraft to the USA04 May 2015DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways announces the next phase of its USA route development with the introduction of three new passenger routes to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta. With these new destinations, Qatar Airways will offer daily nonstop services to all 10 of the largest metropolitan areas of the United States.Effective 1st January, 2016, Qatar Airways will commence daily flights to Los Angeles, California, the second largest city in the United States, with the airline’s flagship Boeing 777 aircraft, which features a two-class cabin with 42 Business Class fully lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.From 16th March, 2016, the airline will launch daily flights to Boston, the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, and will operate its latest flagship A350 XWB in a two-class configuration with 36 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, featuring an 80” fully flat bed and 17” HD in-flight entertainment screen.New YorkLos AngelesAtlantaBostonAtlanta, Georgia, the business centre of the southeast region of the United States, will be Qatar Airways’ third new route to the US and will commence with daily flights starting on 1st July 2016. The route will be operated with the airline’s flagship Boeing 777 aircraft.Increasing passenger demand to America’s largest city and financial centre, New York, has prompted Qatar Airways to add a second daily service to the city from 1st March 2016. Qatar Airways has served the city daily since the initial route launch in 2007. The second daily service to New York’s JFK will be operated by the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft providing passengers an opportunity to experience both the Boeing B777 and the A350 aircraft types on the route.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “As Qatar Airways continues its global expansion, we are delighted to be offering even more gateways in the United States, connecting passengers from destinations across the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Southeast Asia.”We look forward to offering a great travel experience to our US passengers on the World’s Best Business Class across our network of more than 140 destinations, with a convenient one-stop transfer at the new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.”Qatar Airways’ on-board experience and service is renowned and provides an unparalleled commitment to service quality, as exemplified by being ranked twice in a row as the best in Business Class, and also by being named World’s Best Airline in 2011 and 2012 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.The airline has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 156 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure destinations. Among the 146 destinations currently served are Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta and the Maldives – all with excellent connections from the US cities.-Ends-

 

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FIND YOUR PARK: UNIQUE NATIONAL PARKS

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“Everyone finds their park in a different place and in a different way.” The National Park Foundation and National Park Service is inviting you to Find Your Park. Did you know that America is home to more than 400 national parks? The National Park Foundation has kicked off the Find Your Park program, a nationwide movement to redefine what the word “park” means. It will demonstrate that a national park is way more than anyone has previously imagined.

To help you Find Your Park during National Park Week, here’s a list of landmarks that you may not have realized are actually national parks:

ALCATRAZ PRISON

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California || Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

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California || The Golden Gate bridge is one of the most famous and beautiful bridges in the world because of its spectacular location, graceful lines, Art Deco detailing, and emblematic color. With towers extending 700 feet into the sky and over 100 feet beneath the bay, the bridge is also an engineering marvel. You may walk or bike the entire length of the 1.2 mile-long bridge, but dress warmly! On the North side of the bridge, you will enter the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which chronicles 200 years of history from Native American culture, Spanish Empire frontier, California Gold Rush, evolution of American coastal fortifications, and growth of urban San Francisco; comprising of 19 separate ecosystems & home to 1,273 plant/animal species. It has hundreds of ways to recreate including horseback riding, ranger-led programs, bicycling, hiking, and walking your dog.

GLEN CANYON DAM

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Arizona || Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history. Additionally, the controversy surrounding the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and the creation of Lake Powell contributed to the birth of the modern day environmental movement. The park offers opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, backcountry hiking and four-wheel drive trips.Outdoor activities are what Glen Canyon is all about. Whether you’re on your own or on a guided trip, there is something for everyone’s taste.

MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE

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California || Rose-colored sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads, and rock-walled military outposts. Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Mojave provides serenity and solitude from the crowds of major metropolitan areas.

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT

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Colorado || Sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, colorful formations, desert bighorn sheep, soaring eagles are just a few of the breathtaking landscapes and species that make up the spectacular 32 square mile Colorado National Monument. Situated at the edge of the Uncompahgre Uplift, the park is part of the greater Colorado Plateau. In fact, most of Colorado National Monument rises more than 2,000 feet above the Grand Valley of the Colorado River.

GATEWAY ARCH

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Missouri || Jefferson National Expansion Memorial consists of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis’ Old Courthouse. During a nationwide competition in 1947-48, architect Eero Saarinen’s inspired design for a 630 foot stainless steel arch was chosen as a perfect monument to the spirit of the western pioneers. Construction of the Arch began in 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965, for a total cost of less than $15 million. The Arch has foundations sunk 60 feet into the ground, and is built to withstand earthquakes and high winds. It sways up to one inch in a 20 mph wind, and is built to sway up to 18 inches.

The Museum of Westward Expansion, located below the Arch, is as large as a football field and contains an extensive collection of artifacts, mounted animal specimens, an authentic American Indian tipi, and an overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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All information provided by National Park Foundation and National Park Service.

Qatar Visa on Arrival

Before you arrive

You have made the decision to come to Qatar, so now you need to check in advance which visa is right for you. Generally, all non-Qatari or GCC citizens entering Qatar need a visa.

Qatar has visitor travel arrangements with 33 countries (see below), so for many tourists a visa will be issued on arrival. For those whose country is not on the list, a visa should be applied for ahead of your visit.

Countries that have a visa on arrival arrangement with Qatar

The United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, the Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Travel News | Kapcher Vacations

Travel News | Kapcher Vacations.

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Heavy air traffic between India and Nepal was disrupted by today’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu. Air India, IndiGo, Spicejet and Jet Airways either canceled or delayed flights after the runway at Tribhuvan International airport closed for a few hours, The Financial Express reported.

Private carrier Jet Airways canceled its Kathmandu-New Delhi-Kathmandu and Kathmandu-Mumbai routes after the quake, but later operated a Kathmandu-New Delhi flight with 162 aboard.

Budget carrier IndiGo’s return to Nepal service is imminent. The carrier’s president Aditya Ghosh said to The Financial Express, “IndiGo would resume operations to Kathamandu from tomorrow morning.”

SpiceJet canceled both daily flights to Kathmandu from Delhi today, and a decision from officials regarding resumption of services is imminent.

Contributing to the massing relief efforts, SpiceJet is offering cargo space to accredited NGOs and relief organizations who want to transport relief materials and doctors to Nepal.

Air India, the state-run carrier, is holding off until given the nod to resume by Nepalese officials. “We operate three flights to Kathmandu. While the morning flight from Delhi operated as per the schedule, the two other services, one from Delhi and another from Kolkata are on hold as of now. We will operate them as soon as we get a nod from the aviation authorities in Kathmandu,” an Air India spokesperson told The Financial Express.

The carrier will also be transporting relief materials.

Good news for travelers needing to make other arrangements: Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo and SpiceJet are waiving ticket cancellation fees.