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Tourism India Magazine, leading Travel & Tourism magazine from South Asia. In this issue we covered latest Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Airline news.

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    Vol. 16 No. 09 Thiruvananthapuram January 2014 Pages 24+4 Price: (India) Rs.50 (Overseas) US $5 3 Dh10

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    Emirates airline, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, announced that Brazilian football legend Pel will be one of its Global Ambassadors.

    Coinciding with the highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup, hosted this summer in Brazil, Emirates has partnered with Pel on its global campaign to showcase the connections that Emirates creates between people, places and passions around the world - through its sponsorship of sports, as well as its operations as an airline.

    The partnership was announced at a media conference in Dubai, which brought Pel to the home of Emirates airline. As part

    of the agreement the two parties will work together on a number of initiatives over the coming months. This announcement marks the second time the airline has worked with a

    Global Ambassador to complement its FIFA World Cup campaign, the first being Franz Beckenbauer during the 2006 tournament in Germany. Partnering with such prominent

    sports figures, like Pel, allows Emirates amplify and bring to life the many ways sports inspires and unites people and ideas around the world.

    HH Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Emirates Airline said: Pel is a global icon. He is recognised, respected, and an inspiration to people around the world. He represents the best values of the beautiful game of football, not only because he was a great player, but also because he uses the power of sports to connect people with each other, with communities, and with opportunities. In many ways, Pel stands for the same values that Emirates does. He is the ideal choice for our Global Ambassador and we are thrilled that we will be partnering with him.

    Emirates is also linked to Pel through the airlines sponsorship of the Cosmos team in New York City, where he is honorary chairman. Announced in 2013, the New York Cosmos sponsorship marked Emirates first foray into football in the USA.

    Pel said: Emirates is one of the most outstanding brands in global sports today. Having just flown on Emirates A380 from Zurich to Dubai, I can say from personal

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    Kerala Tourism is conducting an online painting competition for children worldwide in memory of Edmund Thomas Clint, a prodigy who created more than 25,000 works of art before he died one month short of his seventh birthday.

    Clints prolific output consisted of

    paintings and drawings created mostly on used paper with charcoal , pencil, ball-point pens, crayons and watercolours - that depicted Keralas rich cultural heritage, especially its religious festivals and temple art forms.

    Clint, the son of Mr. M T Joseph and Mrs.

    Chinnamma Joseph died on April 15, 1983 of kidney failure, but his masterful works continue to astonish art lovers and critics for their vibrancy, depth and maturity.

    The Clint Memorial International Childrens Painting Competition was formally launched by Keralas Minister for

    Tourism Mr A P Anil Kumar in the state capital at a function attended by Clints parents and Tourism Secretary Mr Suman Billa.

    We hope this competition will become a lasting memorial to Clint, the magical talent who was with us for such a short time. It is

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    KeralaTourism to conductClintMemorial InternationalPainting Competition

    TopfivewinnerswillgetfreeKeralatourpackage

    Global art contest for children in memory of Indian prodigy

    MTB Kerala

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  • experience that it is also an outstanding airline. It would be great if Emirates would fly the A380 to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup! My flight was very comfortable and it was delightful to be onboard with their helpful and friendly staff. And with such an international mix of passengers, Emirates is

    truly a global airline just like the global game of football. Emirates is a proud supporter of sports around the world, and I am honoured to be its Global Ambassador.

    Pel first visited the UAE in 1973 when Santos - his club at the time - played against Dubai club Al Nasr. He passed through

    Dubai twice after that his most recent time being just over five years ago.

    On this visit to Dubai, Pel also remarked on the tremendous growth of the city and its achievements. He said: Dubai has made a name for itself on the international stage. It has changed so much from

    when I first visited in the 70s. I see a thriving city with great infrastructure for tourism and business, capable of welcoming the world and connecting with the world. My wish is that the FIFA World Cup will help unleash and showcase this same potential for Brazil.

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    a tribute to an artist whose drawings are as awe-inspiring today as they were when he first drew them, the Minister said. We also intend to showcase Keralas culture and its uniqueness as a destination.

    The competition, coordinated by Kerala Tourisms IT solutions provider Invis Multimedia, is open to all children between the ages of 4-15 years.

    The paintings can be on any theme related to the state of Kerala and the each participant can submit up to five entries online through the Kerala Tourism website http://www.keralatourism.org/clint. There is no entry fee for the competition which will be open from January 15 to May 31, 2014.

    Tourism Secretary Mr Suman Billa said the idea of the competition is to let the world see Gods Own Country through the eyes of a child. Kerala is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and it was even more beautifully rendered on canvas by Clint. We want the world to be inspired by Clint and by Kerala.

    Clints father Mr M T Joseph thanked the Kerala government for reviving his sons memory and honouring his prodigious talent thirty years after his death. He and his wife said while they have preserved tens of thousands of Clints works on paper,

    the prolific child had also used every inch of space on the walls and the floor of their home as canvas. We hope the world will know Clint better through this competition, he said.

    Children living anywhere in the world can register online for the painting competition. Upon registration they will be sent two e-books one containing a portfolio of 30 works by Clint and the other with 100 photographs on Kerala to help them learn more about the region and its culture.

    Additionally there are more than 3000 video clips on the award-winning Kerala Tourism website for the children to browse through.

    The painting should be on paper and created manually. The participants can scan the painting and submit the image to Kerala Tourism website using the log in id they receive at registration.

    There are 125 prizes on offer. The top 5 winners (and their parent/guardian) will each get a tour package to explore Kerala along with an economy class ticket to travel to the state.

    Kerala Tourism is only the second organisation after the United Nations Environment Programme to conduct a global painting competition on this scale.

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    Managing Editor: Ravisankar K.V. Executive Editor: Rajani A. Art Editor: N. Bhattathiri Sub Editors: Rahul Krishnan, Anoop B. Special Correspontant: James Joseph Correspontant: Ganesh Mohan, Senior Layout Artist: Vijayagopalan G.

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    No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the written permission of Tourism India Publications Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved. Copyright 2014

    There is growing inequality, discrimination and climate uncertainties at the same time as a massive explosion of information. So there is a lot of anger and outrage, not neces-sarily well directed and mostly from young people. They dont believe in unaccountable, non-transparent government. I have a huge amount of hope from young people who are rejecting fear and pessimism opined by Mr. Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of Amnesty International in London. While delivering his views during the sixth World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda-the worlds most extensive brainstorming event- ended recently at Abu Dhabi, with business, government and civil society leaders warning of the dangers of inequality, instability and the weakness of global institutions, but offering optimism for the future. Inclusion and jobs-that is the number one issue for us, said Mr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank. We have seen a rolling back of multilateralism. Low-income countries that entertain the hope of growing out of poverty through the Doha Round [of global trade talks] are dispirited. The same thing with climate change and migration.