Travellers' Checks | The rise of ‘room travel’? A voyage we can all take

French soldier Xovier de Maistre invented the niche literary genre while confined to his room for six weeks.

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The Maldives could reopen to Asian tourists as early as April

The Maldivian president has said that ‘under certain circumstances’ the tourism-dependent nation could start receiving arrivals from China, Japan and South Korea.

27 Mar 2020 - 2:08PM
Destinations known | ‘Dirty’ Western tourists blamed for coronavirus in Thailand

Tweets posted by an account associated with Anutin Charnvirakul suggested ‘farang’ travellers should be feared more than Asians.

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Travellers' Checks | When Hong Kong welcomed the Stella Polaris cruise ship, in 1929

One of the world’s first purpose-built luxury cruise ships, the Stella also carried writer Evelyn Waugh around the Mediterranean.

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Island-hopping in the Stockholm archipelago

About an hour from Sweden’s capital city lies a network of islands – some blissfully tranquil, offering an easy escape from the urban environment.

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Bikini: you know the name, but do you know where it came from?

From badminton to denim and the Manila envelope, the geographical origins of everyday items.

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How Sikkim in India became world’s first fully organic state

Beginning in 2003, chemical fertilisers and pesticides were phased out and farmers were trained in traditional agricultural methods.

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Destinations known | In Bhutan, tourists were once welcomed – now they are feared

After a US arrival tested positive for Covid-19, visitors and tour guides have experienced a backlash.

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