2016 OSCAR AWARDS: DESTINATION INSPIRATION

| January 2, 2018

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It is almost that time of year again when the streets of Hollywood are scattered with glamorous movie stars and frantic paparazzo; The Academy Awards. More commonly known as the Oscars, this event is considered to be the most prestigious and important in Hollywood. Did you know that the rumor is, the Oscars got their famous nickname when an Academy librarian commented that the small statue looked like her Uncle Oscar. And have you heard of these famous Indians who have won Oscars before Bhanu Athaiya (Best Costume Design – Gandhi), Satyajit Ray (Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award) or AR Rahman (Best Original Song and Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire)?

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SKYPASS TRAVEL, a global independent full-service retail and wholesale travel services provider, is headquartered just outside of Dallas, Texas in Las Colinas (Irving) between DFW International Airport and Dallas. SKYPASS TRAVEL is an authorized IATA, ARC, and CLIA provider of travel services and part of The SKYPASS GROUP which includes SKYPASS Holidays, SKYPASS Hospitality, SKYPASS Entertainment, SKYLIFE Success, The SKYPASS Foundation, and the Expedia Cruise Ship Centers location in Dallas-Las Colinas.

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