Category: Tourism

Popular Ski Resorts In The Northern Nagano Prefecture Of Japan

Adventure sports are those that are typically associated with a high degree of danger. Of these, skiing and snowboarding fall smack in the middle and are perceived as high-octane sports. But typically snowboarding and skiing are performed on-piste, implying the existence of a specific track that skiers will have to follow. The true unadulterated forms of snow sports, however, are experienced off-piste, where the individual will have to make dynamic reactions at the blink of an eye, to keep themselves from crashing. A few places where off-piste skiing is allowed are Madarao Ski Resort in the Honshu region and a few places in the Hokkaido region.

Northern Japan is famous for its powder snow, its indigenous sushi and ramen, and its relaxing geothermal spas. These three can be found in abundance in Northern Japan, and specifically in the North of the Nagano prefecture. Below, three prominent skiing resorts are listed:

  • Madarao Ski Resort :The slopes of Madarao have been sculpted for skiers of all ages and skill levels. Approximately 60% of its slopes are ungroomed, allowing for amazing off-piste skiing. Apart from this, Madarao has groomed about 40% of its slope, and created approximately 30 ski trails. With its astounding 13 metres of average snowfall, the slopes of Madarao are blissful for those who prefer waist-deep powder. This is not the only distinguishing characteristic of this resort however, as it also happens to be within 25 minutes of various other popular ski resorts such as the Kijikadaira, Ryuoo Snow Park and MyokoKogen.
  • NozawaOnsen :This resort strikes the perfect balance between the Japan of old, and the Japan of new. It attracts a large percentage of skiers from Western countries, while simultaneously retaining its loyal base of Japanese skiers. The NozawaOnsen features courses tailored to beginners and intermediates, and so attracts large participation. Unfortunately, the NozawaOnsen area does not approve of off-piste skiing and this may prove to be a deterrent for advanced skiers.
  • TogariOnsen :High snowfall and an apparent lack of visitors makes this place ideal for those weekend getaways when NozawaOnsen and MadaraoKogen are full. Separated into two parts, TogariOnsen has high verticals at its peaks for those daring adventurers, and low-angled, expansive slopes for the beginners. However ski gear will need to be brought as there is a lack of good rental gear. Last but not least, TogariOnsen also has provisions for off-piste skiing, but only for the most adventurous and daring of individuals.


Cristiano Ronaldo’s Yachting Holiday Disturbed By Custom Agents

Cristiano Ronaldo is on a holiday with family and friends aboard his powerful and spectacular yacht in Ibiza and Formentera. Sailing on the yacht gives him some private and personal time away from fans and the press. The yacht which is owned by the company Yacht Charter Fleet is named “Aya London.” It has three cabins that can accommodate 6 guests and a crew of three.

The spectacular yacht was manufactured by Leopard, an Italian company. It has an exterior design and engineering created by Paola Caliari. It is not surprising to know that the star of the Real Madrid is paying €45,000 weekly for the yacht charter.

However, the yacht is now on the news after it was raided by armed customs officers from the tax department while in Formentera.According to magazine “Hola” the armed agents approached Ronaldo when he was returning to the yacht after dining with his family. Afterwards, police entered the yacht and covered the area that will be searched with a tarpaulin so that the Real Madrid player and his family will not see what is happening. The search lasted for an hour and half and was recorded by a camera.

The unfortunate event became news particularly since Cristiano Ronaldo is known all over the world. He could not believe that such an event will actually happen to him. The famous football player is having tax problems with the Spanish tax authorities. He was accused this year with four tax crimes which apparently were committed between 2011 and 2014.

When the yacht was searched by the customs agents, Cristiano Ronaldo and his family and friends were enjoying the last few days of the holiday before the start of the pre-season with Real Madrid.

However, it is not only the rich and famous that can enjoy a yacht or bareboat charter. In Phuket Thailand, you can enjoy a sailing vacation through Far Away Yachting and experience a unique adventure. Yacht charter in Thailand is quite affordable and accessible for people from all walks of life. You and your family can relax in the warm climate of the Andaman Sea and discover natural treasures that you have never seen before.


International Tourist Arrivals Up: Bangkok Hotel In Sukhumvit Waiting

Whether we admit it or not, tourism is an essential part of the economy of any given country in the world right now. Aside from generating useful revenues to the local industries where a tourist destination is location, huge percentage of the revenues that are collected from service providers in the tourism industry goes to the national budget of the country’s national government. In fact, huge percentage of a country’s annual revenues comes from its tourism so it’s very much important that what people may think. You see, the success of a country’s tourism industry can be measured in other ways and not just by look at the revenues that it generates on a yearly basis. In fact, a country’s tourism success can also be measured by looking at the number of international tourists arriving at any part of a country especially during the peak seasons such as the summer season when vacationists from all parts of the world are already looking forward towards having their much-awaited summer outings in beaches and resorts. Also, the success of the tourism industry can also be defined by looking at the number of successful private service providers such as a Bangkok hotel in Sukhumvit district which ranks among the best hotels in Bangkok due to the high regards of the hotel staff when it comes to providing a high quality of service to their loyal customers.

Recently, the tourism authorities at Bangkok in the Kingdom of Thailand have announced that the number of international tourists who arrived in Thailand during the first 6 months of 2017 has increased by up to 5% compared to the number in the same period back in 2016. To be specific, there have been a grand total of 18 million foreign tourists who stepped foot in Thailand during the first half of the current year. Aside from having a booming tourism industry which can be associated with some of the services and amenities that are available at a Bangkok hotel in Sukhumvit shopping district, the figures can also be associated with the mere fact that Thailand, in general, is now on its course to become a medical hub owing to the presence of world-class hospitals in its premises where patients from all parts of the world are flying to for the purposes of attaining better medical attention.