On this year’s World Heritage Day, April 18, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities celebrated with the announcement of a new discovery — a large, 3,500-year-old tomb was discovered in Luxor on the Nile River’s West Bank.
The tomb, with its 18 entrances, is believed to possibly belong to She dSou Djehuty, a prince who served under King Thutmose I. It’s one of the largest discovered tombs in the archeological site.
Inside, archaeologists discovered a large number of respondent statues, which would have been placed inside the tomb to serve the deceased in the afterlife.
At the tomb’s inauguration, Rania al-Mashat, minister of tourism, said Egypt’s inbound tourism is increasing, particularly from Asia.
Additionally, following the newly discovered temple’s inauguration, officials unveiled a new statue installation depicting Ramses II at Luxor Temple during World Heritage Day celebrations on the East Bank.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Hawaiian Airlines will relaunch its service between the island of Maui (OGG) and Las Vegas (LAS) with flights set to begin in December.