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Singapore Airlines is to increase its stake in Virgin Australia with the
acquisition of another 9.9 per cent, which will take its holding to 19.9 per
cent. The strategic stake will be acquired through the purchase of shares held
by the Virgin Group. Singapore Airlines will purchase 255.5 million shares at
48 Australian cents per share for a total consideration of A$122.6 million. The
purchase is, of course, subject to approval from Australia’s Foreign Investment
figures for 2012 show that Qantas had the largest share of international
passenger traffic into and out of the country (17.7 per cent), followed by
Singapore Airlines (9.2 per cent), Emirates (8.4 per cent) and Virgin Australia
and Jetstar (each 8.3 per cent). Over a 10-year period Qantas’ share of the
international traffic has dropped by 15.9 per cent, while Emirates share has
climbed by 6.4 per cent. The market share for all Australian airlines was 32.3
per cent in 2012, compared with 34 per cent in 2002.
Belize shares its borders with Mexico in the north, Guatemala to the south and west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Offering visitors a diverse range of experiences, Belize is a sanctuary for tourists.
Famous for its stunning environment, bird-watchers flock to Central American jungles in the hopes of spotting toucans, while others snorkel through the clear blue ocean, in search of colourful coral, fish, turtles and even dolphins. Inland, the ruins at Altun ha and Lamanai are two sites of cultural significance to the ancient Maya population.
Belize culture is an intriguing blend of its British colonial heritage and Mexican and Caribbean influences. The local cuisine is a delicious combination of all of these influences, with Conch Soup being one of the country’s most traditional dishes.
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