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  1. News - World - TRAVEL

    International tourism numbers surge to 1.1b in 2013

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid International tourism numbers surge to 1.1b International tourism numbers jumped to nearly 1.1 billion last year in defiance of global economic troubles, ... in 2012- increased their expenditure by 28 per cent in the first nine months of 2013. The rise in tourism coincided with sluggish economic growth worldwide and unrest in top destinations ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Protesting cruise ship passengers not bullies, says lawmaker Ann Chiang

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 01:24pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Protesting passengers not bullies, says lawmaker Passengers involved in a sit-in on a cruise ship were not "bullies", a lawmaker who joined the protests said amid criticism that they caused unnecessary delays. "They ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    About the bush: trekking through Tanzania

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Andrea Oschetti

    ... are healthy; they assess dangers realistically; they treat their elders with respect. Properly managed, tourism is bringing the Hadza the freedom and the dignity to fight for their land, to migrate ... wildlife as an uncertain surprise behind corners and not a deliverable of the tourism industry. I stand on a cliff of the rift valley looking out at the extreme environment of Lake Natron, the end ...

  4. Magazines - Money - TRAVEL

    Out of this world

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:28pm by Denise Tsang

    ... this year via Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Another space tourism firm, Amsterdam-based Space Expedition Corp (SXC), will launch soon afterwards. The cost of admission into the astronauts’ club ... in the cockpit?’,” said Tang, who said the query caught him off guard. “You can’t eat at all while wearing the pressure suit, I told them, and they were astonished.” Space tourism is an expensive and niche ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Zhejiang

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:11pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... is half an hour away, and local tourism officials have been galvanised by the attention the hotel is getting. Or you can gaze out at the lake's fishing junks from your spacious room and revel ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Double feature: Venice and Ljubljana

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:45pm

    ... chosen to pair Venice with Ljubljana, in Slovenia, to see how tourism’s perennial overachiever compares with an underrated but up and coming alternative. The best time to explore the charismatic ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:11pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... Following the demise late last year of Nelson Mandela, South African Tourism has launched an interactive map that will be useful for anyone travelling to the country with an interest in discovering ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Giant strides: elephant eco-tours in Botswana

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:39pm by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams High-end tourism is vital to the conservation of elephants and other wildlife in Botswana, finds Martin Williams, as he sets off on a unique safari Coming up trumps ... open grassland, while their dung provides food for termites and other creatures. Without elephants, the landscape and wildlife would be transformed. And this would in turn affect tourism ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Novel North Korean tours, courtesy of your Hong Kong schoolteacher

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Christy Choi

    ... the man behind this new approach to tourism in the hermit state comes as another surprise: a Hong Kong teacher. "In June of this year I'm going to be running the first-ever camping ... stronger diplomatic ties to the North Korean regime faced less strict entry requirements. North Korea is investing in its tourism infrastructure with the recent completion of a ski resort ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    North Korea attracts end-of-term tours for Hong Kong students

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Students skip beaches and head for N Korea It's not the first place you'd think would be on the list of end-of-term destinations to let off steam after a hard year of study, but North Korea is proving a big pull ...




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