Jaipur protesters have called to ban elephant joyrides at India’s Amber Fort. Photo: Alamy

India’s Amber Fort elephant joyrides come under fire from animal rights protesters

  • Jaipur protesters call to ban elephant rides for tourists at the Amber Fort, one of the country’s top attractions
  • The combined weight on the elephant’s back of two tourists, the elephant keeper and the clunky wooden seat can be up to 300kg
Topic |   Asia Travel

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Jaipur protesters have called to ban elephant joyrides at India’s Amber Fort. Photo: Alamy
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Hotel guests arriving by zip line at the Shinta Mani Wild conservation camp in Cambodia, part of US architect Bill Bensley’s hotel chain Bensley Collection.

Eco architect Bill Bensley on his wild Asian luxury resorts that challenge how hospitality is built

  • American architect Bensley rarely fails to surprise with his sometimes wacky hotel ideas such as guests zip lining to reception and human ‘zoos’
  • Known for talking clients down from ideas based purely on profit, he strives to build with minimal impact and wants travellers to also do their part
Topic |   Architecture and design

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Hotel guests arriving by zip line at the Shinta Mani Wild conservation camp in Cambodia, part of US architect Bill Bensley’s hotel chain Bensley Collection.
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