Delhi Motor Show 2016

The Auto Expo

This bi-annual event is the second largest of its kind. It will showcase some of the latest and greatest in the automotive industry, with big names such as Honda, Ford, Nissan, Renault, Jaguar Land Rover, Jeep, Mercedes and many more attending. You can expect to see brand new cars launched, concept cars unveiled and futuristic motor tech shown off!

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What’s happening this week

This week plays host to the Delhi Auto Expo which has been split in to two events: The Auto Expo (components) and The Auto Expo (motor show).

The motor show will be located in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR and will last for 4 days (5th – 9th of February) whereas the components part of the show will be held in New Delhi and will run from the 4th to the 7th of February.

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Previous years

The event has been running for over 30 years and was originally created in 1985 where it lasted for 9 days.

Since day 1 the Auto Expo has been held at ‘Pragiti Maidan’ which is an exhibition centre that has around 72,000 metres of space. It is also Delhi’s largest exhibition centre!

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A large part of the show is the concept cars (and bikes) that are revealed. There are some truly crazy concepts on show – here is a selection from past years:

Cars

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Bikes

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Visa Requirements

The event organisers state that:

Citizens of all countries require a valid national passport / travel document with a valid visa to visit India. These may be obtained from the Indian Mission / Consular Office in the country of their residence.

If you are thinking of travelling to India there are two types of visa available to UK passport holders:

e-Tourist Visa (eTV). This is for tourists staying in India for up to 30 days click here for further information.

Full Indian Visa. If you are ineligible for an eTV or are planning to stay for over 30 days you will require a full Indian visa. You can click here to apply.

“Nothing beats a good drive.”

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The highlights of Terry Wogan

Our thoughts

Sir Terry Wogan, KBE, was well known for his radio and television work – most memorably his early morning radio show “Wake Up With Wogan” which had over 8 million regular listeners.

He was seen as a national treasure to many. A personality that almost everyone knew and loved. Here are just a few highlights of his career:

Children In Need

Sir Terry was a charitable man and was the face of the much loved Children In Need; a charity which Provides practical and lasting support to thousands of youngsters aged 18 and under. He hosted the famous Children In Need TV event annually and was always extremely passionate about the charity. This is what he said when asked about stopping presenting the show:

I’m used to long days. I do seven hours on my feet of live TV for Children in Need every year, so the day I can’t stand up is when I will stop doing it.

I’d love to keep going another 10 years, I’ll cling to the wreckage as long as I can.

I’m supposed to be retiring, but I’m not. I have no plans to retire – they’ll have to carry me off stage.

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Blankety Blank

This British comedy game show was first broadcast 1979. Two contestants went head-to-head. The objective was to match the answers of as many of the six celebrity panellists as possible. It ran until march 1990 and it was then revived in 1997 and was on air for another 5 years but instead hosted by Paul O’Grady. Wogan presented Blankety Blank for 4 years (1979 – 1983).

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Wake Up To Wogan

From 7:30 to 9:30 listeners would tune in daily for the best music and entertainment. This was the most popular and most listened to radio show in the UK which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. His show ran from 1993 until 2009 when Sir Terry Wogan announced he would be leaving and that Chris Evans would be taking his place.

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There were many chat shows that Sir Terry hosted, probably the most well-known of these was ‘Wogan’. Initially shown on Tuesday evenings it then replaced Parkinson’s Saturday night slot before finally being shown on weekday evenings at 7pm. Notable Guest hosts included Joanna Lumley and Bruce Forsyth with interviewees such as David Bowie, Cilla Black, Madonna, Nicolas Cage and many more.

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Other Television

Sir Terry Wogan has been featured on many other shows throughout his career. For example Top Gear, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Being Human, Pointless, Bang Goes The Theory and The One Show.

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Rest In Peace Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE, DL

“The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.”

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Australia Day

What is Australia day?

Australia Day is an official national holiday for Australia. The day is used not only to celebrate what is great about Australia, but gives everyone a chance to reflect and appreciate what the nation has achieved.

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Why is it celebrated?

The 26th of January marks the annual celebration of Australia day and the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.

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How is it celebrated?

You can find a large amount of the Australian population attending organised community events, getting together with family and friends to celebrate, watching the sunset or late night fireworks, barbecuing on the beach in the sun or just spending the day relaxing with loved ones.

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Travel requirements

If you hold a British Passport and are travelling to Australia for business or tourist purposes, you will need a Visa!

Here are the four different visas you can apply for:

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But don’t worry – here at The Travel Visa Company we take the stress out of the visa application process. For more information, or to apply, visit our website: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/australia/ or call our award winning team on 01270 250 590.

 

“Australia Day is a day driven by communities unified by the celebration of what’s great about Australia.”

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Gordon Ramsay’s International Influence

Gordon Ramsay, the world renowned ‘shouty chef’ and holder of 7 Michelin stars, is well known both in the UK and America for his TV shows such as ‘Hell’s Kitchen‘, ‘Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares‘ and ‘Hotel Hell‘ but he has also totted up a total of  28 different restaurants across 3 continents! If you’re planning a holiday and need a few ideas of places to eat then be sure to check these out:

Europe / Asia / North America


 

Europe

Italy

Castel Monastero – Located in the city of Siena, Tuscany. The restaurant can be found inside the grounds of an 11th-century monastery which over looks the vast landscapes of the Italian country side.

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Forte Village –  Situated on the island of Sardinia. This is a place where the coastal views and white sandy beaches really captivate the atmosphere of the island.

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France

Au Trianon – Versailles, France. This is also restaurant to the Au Trianon Palace hotel. Another luxurious hotel that offers indulgent features such as a spa, gym and indoor pool.

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La Veranda – Also located in Versailles, France, La Veranda overlooks the Château de Versailles and combines stylish monochrome restaurant interiors with a relaxed brasserie ambience.

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Le Pressoir D’Argent – Bordeaux is quoted as “a masterpiece of the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux. An ageless landmark of excellence reflecting the talent of its chef”.

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To visit Europe you may require a visa. To see if you’re eligible visit our website: http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/schengen/


 

Asia

Qatar

Gordon Ramsay Doha – Good, hearty authentic dishes. This restaurant has won many accolades and awards for the food and service they provide including best romantic restaurant 2014.

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Opal by Gordon Ramsay – West Bay, Doha. Food is served in a relaxed and social dining environment. It also overlooks the stunning turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

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Hong Kong

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – Lan Kwai Fong. The restaurant offers an extensive selection of wine and cocktails alongside a seasonal menu filled with quality dishes.

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London House – East Tsim Sha Tsui. It features an outdoor terrace with two levels of dining and views over the beautiful Victoria Harbour.

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Singapore

Bread Street Kitchen – Marina Bay Sands. A warehouse-designed restaurant and bar serving a British European menu with fresh seasonal produce.

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If you hold a British Citizen Passport* and are travelling to Qatar for tourist purposes, you will not need a Visa prior to travel! A Visa must be obtained on arrival. For more information visit: http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/qatar/


 

North America

USA

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Las Vegas – Classic English pub style food with an assortment drinks on tap located in the famous Ceasars palace.

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Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City – British-themed venue with grand styling offers classic pub grub & craft beers.

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BURGR – Las Vegas. Serving traditional gourmet burgers, fries, milkshakes and more.

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Gordon Ramsay Steak – Las Vegas. Known for “exceptional fine dining”  With dishes including caviar, Fried Blue Point oysters and Hudson Valley foie gras.

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*New* Fish & Chip Shop in Vegas – Summer 2016 Gordon is set to open his 4th establishment in Las Vegas. His very own fish and chip shop. Guests will be able to view the chefs in action in the kitchen as they prepare the made to order dishes.
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“I don’t cook for the guide, I cook for the customer”

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New Shanghai Disneyland

Record Breaker

Since its official open in June 16 2016, Disneyland Shanghai has been crowned worlds biggest Disney theme park ever!

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Entertainment

The resort features five entertainment districts, which are: Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland and Treasure Cove. Each district has its own set of rides and roller-coasters ranging from big drops and thrill rides to scary  and dark themed rides!

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Accommodation

The resort has two hotels for residents staying there. The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, which has 420 rooms, 3 restaurants, 1 lounge, 1 indoor pool and optional rooms with garden, theme park or lake views. As well as this, there is a Toy Story themed hotel that has approximately 800 rooms with 2 restaurants!

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Relaxation

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax within the madness of the theme park then The Wishing Star Park is where to go!

Enjoy a tranquil escape to the banks of a glimmering body of water where rest, relaxation and activities for the entire family await your arrival.

This would be the perfect place to chill out and unwind.

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Attractions

Along with the entertainment districts, hotels, gardens, restaurants and attractions there is also Disneytown that hold a whole host of different shops and stalls as well as meet and greets with some of the most famous and iconic Disney characters. There are movie themed restaurants, street bands, gardens and even circus attractions like the carousel. There is a huge amount of activities and attractions that won’t leave you disappointed!

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Getting There

Tempted to go? China has announced new visa changes!

We can help you with your visa application to China. With our award-winning customer service, our team on travel visa specialists can take the stress out of your application process!

For further information or to apply, contact us on: 01270 250 590

or visit our website: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk 

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