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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... provider influenced my decision- cost was a factor but not the biggest one," says Hinds, who declined to give his real name. Medical tourism is a US$100 billion industry and growing, according to the Medical Tourism Association. Once enticed by the prospect of combining discounted health care with a holiday, medical tourists are now being lured abroad by the quality and broad range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1574197/treatments-fly-asia-top-destination-medical-tourism
  2. Lifestyle - Travel

    France learns to speak ‘touriste’ as it looks for economy boost

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 04:13pm by AP

    ... surly waiters and superior shopkeepers. But we also love to love it: more people visit France than any other country in the world. The problem is that in France we don’t value jobs in tourism. We conflate services with servitude But now, after years of casually riding a reputation for stunning monuments and world-class food, the French are starting to talk about tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1287697/france-learns-speak-touriste-it-looks-economy-boost
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - ECOLOGY

    Seashells lost from beaches because of tourism, but tourists not at fault

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post A study found crucial shells were disappearing from a Spanish beach, but it didn't blame theft Tourism, but not tourists, blamed for seashell loss You might think ... tourism had increased in the area by 300 per cent. Even though other factors might play a role in the shells' decline, it is hard not to think that human behaviour is to blame for the decline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1514378/seashells-lost-beaches-because-tourism-tourists-not-fault
  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:26am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com A US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights, writes Jamie Carter Ahead of the curve The prize is the panoramic curvature of the earth against ... schemes," Poynter says. World View isn't the only company planning on getting ahead of the curve. Spain's Zero2Infinity has also unveiled a tourism concept called Bloon, a helium-filled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1486060/us-firm-taking-space-tourism-luxurious-new-heights
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    DJ Steve Aoki has a lot of new projects on his plate

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 10:53pm by LAT

    ... of dollars in tourism revenue tied to their bookings. Still, not everyone is enamoured of Aoki's stagecraft. In May, fellow producer-DJ Seth Troxler challenged Aoki in an invective-filled op-ed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1579148/dj-steve-aoki-has-lot-new-projects-his-plate
  6. Lifestyle - Travel - TAIWAN

    Medical cosmetic tourism in Taiwan lures high-end mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:05am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Medical tourism antidote to slump Winnie checked into a cosy Taipei clinic one recent afternoon for a full facial rejuvenation – a few ... tourism industry – the number of mainland group visitors has slumped since the regulation came into force on October 1. Soon after Taiwan began to allow mainland tourists to visit the island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1366899/medical-cosmetic-tourism-taiwan-lures-high-end-mainland-chinese
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Yerevan, Armenia

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Tim Pile

    ... uncomfortable and neither speaks to the other." Tourism in Armenia is in its infancy and finding out which sightseeing bus goes where, and on which day, is bewildering, so I opt for a DIY approach. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1569072/peak-boo-yerevan-armenia
  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Collectors preference for library wines means more on the shelves in the future

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Robin Lynam

    ... with developed wine tourism, visiting cellar door outlets is a good way of acquiring library wines. Most wineries keep a limited number of bottles of old vintages for entertainment purposes, historic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1568404/collectors-preference-library-wines-means-more-shelves-future
  9. Lifestyle - Travel

    Let's coast! Young Chinese professionals leaving the rat race for better quality of life

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by FIONA TAN

    ... mushroomed across the once sleepy village to cash in on the boom. Song Ding, a tourism expert from the China Development Institute in Shenzhen city, says Jiaochangwei has one of the few beaches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1566303/young-chinese-professionals-forgo-rat-race-better-quality-life
  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... to Tourism Tasmania. "We're a tiny place, but there's an industry emerging," says Patrick Maguire, the director of Sullivans Cove, who joined the distillery in 1999 and became ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1558283/tasmanian-whisky-making-its-mark-international-scene

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