Belgium opened a "hotel" with walruses

Belgium opened a "hotel" with walruses


While much of Western Europe is suffocating from the heat, visitors to the Belgian wildlife park Pairi Daiza are given an exclusive opportunity to admire the floating walruses from the "underwater hotel".

For those who want to cool off and stare at marine mammals in the "deep" waters, there are ten rooms with upholstered furniture and a window with a view of the pool, where walruses live.

Window glass is 10 cm thick. It can withstand both huge water pressure and the weight of the animal, which can reach two tons.

However, the two moustached fellows who live in Pairi Daiza do not look aggressive at all, but rather are intrigued by their new neighbors.

"It happens that the walrus swims up to the window and is interested in the occupant of the room. But it all depends on his mood. In any case, in this interaction between people and animals, it is not always clear who is the attraction for each other, " Claire Gilissen, spokesperson for Pairi Daiza, told AFP.

Tourism New Zealand launches new virtual campaign in India
Tourism New Zealand virtually launched its new campaign ‘Messages from New Zealand’ in India as part of its efforts to promote the country as a preferred destination
IATA requires express screening for COVID-19 for each passenger
Every air passenger should be subjected to express  screening for coronavirus infection before departure, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 290 airlines, said
Yachting may become available in Russian PAs
During the round table "The Nature of the Ancient Bosporus", held as part of the All-Russian Ecological Regatta "Sails of the Bosporus", proposals were made to involve yachting in the development of safe ecological tourism in federal specially protected natural areas and the creation of interregional tour routes
Cambodian government urges tourists not to skip trip
The Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic
Andrey Latypov has been appointed director of the National Park «Buzuluk Bor»
Andrey Latypov has more than 13 years of experience in government agencies and departments related to nature protection
European tourism industry urged to coordinate quarantine measures at EU level
"This chaotic situation requires your direct personal involvement," says the letter to Ursula von der Leyen, signed by representatives of more than 5,000 companies in the aviation, tourism, hotel and restaurant sectors