News at 9 | Travel: Tallest Christ, World View Space Flight and more

News at 9 | Travel: Tallest Christ, World View Space Flight and more

Brazil Gets “Largest Christ Statue In The World”, Taller Than Rio De Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer, 1,000 bookings for World View Space Flight and more in top stories of the day.

Brazil Gets “Largest Christ Statue In The World”, Taller Than Rio De Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer

A new statue of Jesus Christ, bigger than Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer, has been completed in Brazil. According to Newsweek, work on ‘Christ the Protector’ was completed in the small town of Encantado in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul on April 22. The new statue is 43 metres (141 feet) high compared to Rio’s statue, which is 38 metres (125 feet). “It is the largest Christ in the world,” Robison Gonzatti, vice president of the association that sponsored the statue, told Reuters.
The statue has an observation point for visitors who can look out through a large heart-shaped window. But the venue will only be open to the public sometime next year as the statue is part of one of several stages in building a tourist complex, which is still under construction.

1,000 bookings for World View Space Flight

“This means 1,000 new people will be able to enjoy majestic views of both Earth and space for an adventure that’s never been this accessible to humanity. The fact that the Grand Canyon spaceport flight has sold out for the first year also showcases the market demand and growing interest in space tourism,” said Ryan M Hartman, President and CEO of World View.
World View is a space tourism company, bound to start commercial flights to the edge of space by 2024.

Napa Valley Wine Train is back with its famous murder mystery ride options

Good news for Harry Potter fans! The very famous Napa Valley Wine Train has announced to bring back its most popular murder mystery train rides for guests. So guests can expect some adventures from the bygone eras, such as the 1920s and 1980s.
Not only this, the train will also bring back its popular magic-themed mystery that every Potterhead will enjoy to the core! The firm is offering Murder Mystery Tours this year only on select dates through October 27 as two-hour long adventures aboard the vintage trains. Guests will also be served a multi-course gourmet meal prepared especially by executive chef Rodrigo Cuadra.

Also Read: A Potterhead’s Guide To Harry Potter Filming Locations

Now running: Electric buses between Manali to Rohtang Pass

In a bid to promote sustainable tourism, the Himachal Roads Transport Corporation (HRTC) will be running electric buses on Manali-Rohtang-Atal tunnel-Manali route. Reports have it that, as of now, three buses will be available on the said route. More such buses will be introduced on the route as the demand rises in the next few days.
Reportedly, visitors will be charged INR 600 for a seat for a both way journey from Manali bus stand.

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