Category: Tours

Temperance tours to inclusive packages: a history of Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook in 1850, with advertising posters dating from around 1910. Photograph: Getty Images/Alamy By today’s standards of all-inclusive resorts with free bars and infinity pools, the first Thomas Cook holiday, which whisked customers 12 miles by train from Leicester to a temperance meeting in Loughborough, sounds like…

India tour was on our bucket list, says U2

“The first time I travelled to India was when I read Midnight’s Children,” reveals Bono, shedding light on an adventure that was purely literary. “You get the sense it’s a cauldron of ideas, an anarchical and entrepreneurial culture.” U2’s frontman, lyricist and do-gooder-in-chief is perched on a…

Collector Hanumantha Rao tours constituency

Narayankhed: District Collector Hanumantha Rao visited the constituency as part of 30-day action plan on Friday. ZPTC Lakshmi Ravinder Naik welcomed the Collector with a sapling. The Collector said everyone should plant saplings and maintain the surroundings neat and clean to prevent communicable diseases. Later, he visited…

In Rare Visit, Israeli State Prosecutor Tours Dome of the Rock

Israel’s state prosecutor and top prosecution officials made an unusual visit to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Monday morning, accompanied by police and senior army officers. State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan’s visit was coordinated in advance with the Waqf, the Islamic custodian of the Temple Mount, despite the…

Goshtarang tours schools for performances based on children’s stories

At one of Goshtarang’s programmes. Last week, five fellows of Goshtarang, a ‘reading writing enhancement programme’, stopped at Madhavrao Kane Prathamik, Madhyamik, Uccha Madhyamik Ashram School in Palghar district’s Devgav to perform three theatrical pieces based on children’s stories. The students of Class 3 and Class…

Texas: Fort Travis ex-military bunkers to reopen for tours

PORT BOLIVAR, Texas (AP) — Some hurricane-damaged World War I bunkers in Southeast Texas that have been undergoing renovations since 2015 will reopen for tours this weekend. The Galveston County Daily News reports bunker sections of historic Fort Travis at the Bolivar Peninsula park will be…