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Yesterday, a Telegram channel associated with the #WagnerGroup posted a call for recruits:

"The Wagner Philharmonic has decided to take part in the Great World Concert and is holding auditions to select for its touring musical troupe."

A 🧵 on #Wagner & what the post reveals.
1. Some background: Russian #VDV Airborne #Spetsnaz commander Dmitry Utkin adopted the callsign "Wagner" in the first Russian incursion in #Donbas in 2014, a triple entendre indicating his position as "conductor" of off-book scouts and saboteurs now known as the #WagnerGroup.
2. Much has been made of Wagner's affiliation with neo-Nazi movements in #Russia. But the cultural weave of Russian mercenaries is more nuanced.

"Wagner" also refers to the German composer's valorization during the #ThirdReich by Adolf Hitler & Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
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Given my love for #travel, thought I'd compile a thread of some of the best #tourism ads I've seen over the years

Am keeping it restricted to #PrintAds, and only those by #tourismboards, whether national, state or city

Hope you enjoy it 🙂🥂 and are inspired to travel
We could warm up with #Australia's 'So Where The Bloody Hell Are You' campaign, which turned a lot of heads thanks to it's choice of wording and, of course, the stunning visuals
Politeness can be over rated, eh @Australia 🖖🏾
As far as accidental tourism ads go, #Banff in #Canada capitalized on a squirrel photobombing a couple's pic and made him their mascot, even creating a Twitter id for the little fella and featuring him in a whole set of ads

Nicely done @banfflakelouise @Canada
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Australia has for years been battling to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the “in danger” list. On June 22, 2021, a UN committee recommended that the GBR should be added to a list of “in danger” World Heritage Sites.

Read more about Great Barrier Reef in the thread below:

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The #GBR is 2,300 km long and extends across 346,000 sq. km. area, hosting an assemblage of fishes and invertebrates in the reefs, sharks, rays, anemones and myriad other forms all of which need a delicate ecological balance to thrive.

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#GBR won a place on the World Heritage List under the World Heritage Convention, 1972, as it has outstanding universal value. As a fabled wonder of the natural world, Australia’s GBR and its diversity of #marine life found a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1981.

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EXCLUSIVE: “Shalom, salaam and welcome “ - UAE Ambasador to Washington DC H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba writes his second OpEd in an Israeli newspaper. 🇦🇪🇮🇱
@UAEEmbassyUS
@MoFAICUAE
@Israel
@IsraelMFA
@ynetnews
ynetnews.com/article/r1ccsa… Image
“So what does this mean for Emiratis and Israelis and for the people of the region?
As two of the Middle East’s most dynamic economies and vibrant societies, closer #UAE- #Israel ties will accelerate growth and innovation, expand opportunities for young people, and breakdown long-held prejudices. “
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Earlier this week, #Dubai opened up it's city to #tourists .

I have lived in Dubai and it's indeed a beauty. If you want to visit, I made a LIST of places you MUST see...

A THREAD....
1. MAKE SURE YOU JUMP OUT OF A PLANE AND SKY DIVE.

Join dozens of bucket listers and jump out of a plane at Skydrive Dubai. Skydive at the speed of 190kph, as you scream, your cheeks flapping, and the air hitting you as you drop from 4,000 meters above the Palm Jumeirah. Image
2. ENJOY TEA AT THE GLORIOUS BURJ KHALIFA

No bucket list is ever complete without visiting the breathtaking Burj Khalifa. Take an afternoon tea at Atmosphere Restaurant and Lounge on the 122nd floor, while you take jawed dropping pictures. Image
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites"
kreis-vg.de Image
In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)
landesrecht-mv.de/jportal/portal… Image
People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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#Thailand #PM #Prayut insisted internal changes/shake-up within ruling #PalangPracharat party will have no impact on a cabinet reshuffle. Insists any reshuffle & its timing will be based solely on his own decision. Recently 18 key execs quit, prompting cabinet change speculation ImageImageImageImage
1 of #Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister #Somkid had just commented about the internal squabbles of the ruling #PalangPracharat party on Monday as seen here bangkokpost.com/thailand/gener…
#Thailand #PM #Prayut briefly addressed the issue of allowing #foreign #tourists back into the country. He said that the nation will most likely target to allow those from #Covid19-free countries who have managed the virus well to re-enter again once #Bangkok re-opens its doors ImageImageImageImage
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#Thailand #Bangkok #Health Ministry presser discloses 1 more #coronavirus patient has just been released. That leavs only 8 remaining in hospital out of 14 #WuhanCoronavirus cases in total in Thailand. 6 now have been treated & discharged. #ไวรัสโคโรน่าสายพันธุ์ใหม่ ImageImageImageImage
#Thailand #Health Ministry plans to double the number of pressers to 2 a day from tomorrow to provide updates, information about #coronavirus #ไวรัสโคโรน่าสายพันธุ์ใหม่ ImageImageImageImage
#Thailand #Health Ministry reveals fewer than 10,000 #Wuhan #tourists still remaining in nation. They're likely to leave over next few days depending on flights/airport operations in #China. Before, more than 20,000 Wuhan visitors reported in country. #ไวรัสโคโรน่าสายพันธุ์ใหม่ ImageImageImage
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#HongKongProtests — if you ask who is DESTROYING #HongKong’s tourism & economy, just see this.

#HongKongPolice firing #teargas in a peaceful protest in TST, a major tourist spot.

#HKPoliceState #HKPoliceTerrorism
#HKPoliceState — Dozens of Riot Police setting up cordon line in Nathan Road, stopping EVERYONE entering TST area.

防暴警察於彌敦道海防道築起封鎖線,禁前任何人士往 #尖沙咀

#DaytimeCurfew #HongKongProtests #HongKong #香港デモ #antichinazi ImageImage
Dear #Tourists,

With #HKPoliceTerrorism, pls DON’T think you’d be SAFE staying in 5* hotels like @PeninsulaHotels or #Sheraton.. Poisonous tear gas & random rubber bullets could still hit you. Sorry & #StaySafe 🙏🏻

#HKPoliceState #hongkong
#香港旅行 #HongKongProstests ImageImageImage
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There's been so much hype about #Zanzibar, but at the same time, a few people weren't particularly thrilled. Had to go find out for myself ,so some friends and I planned a trip. What I think? Top rating for beaches, good food, so much to see, history. Read this thread... #Travel
From #DaresSalaam, you have the options of flying or going by ferry to #Zanzibar. On the other hand, you could fly directly there. We spent a few days in Dar, then we went by ferry...it cost $35 per person for economy and $50 per person for VIP. We travelled in the VIP section.
It takes 1hr30mins to get to Zanzibar by ferry. It could take longer when it's turbulent. The hotel we stayed in was an hour away from stone town. We stayed in Nungwi which is North of Zanzibar. #Travel #Africa #Tanzania #holidays
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Good evening, #entrepreneurs! Let us discuss this week's #GEMChats on #startups and #disruptors to the #tourism industry.

Feel free to #RT, reply and engage with us as we go on with this thread.
The answers to the #poll indicates that most of you feel the biggest gamechanger to the #tourism industry in this #Industry40 is the rise of low cost airlines followed closely by travel accommodations #startups like @Airbnb and @agoda.

Well, you aren't wrong there!
Low cost airlines #democratise travel for everyone. As @tonyfernandes puts it in @AirAsia's tagline: "Now Everyone Can Fly".

Flying had been considered a luxury accessible only to the middle class and well-heeled (sic) - Jack Yu writes at linkedin.com/pulse/now-ever…
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