“Just how serious are the authorities in this country? Here we go celebrat[ing] that Diani has been voted among the top beaches in the world, and there the same beaches face total destruction because of the greed of a few who are stealing our sand,” ranted a clearly enraged source from the south coast of …

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  Cycling enthusiasts visiting Kampala now finally have the option to get out of the city and take in the landscapes by participating in an organized mountain bike tour from the Yellow Haven, which is just twelve kilometres from the CBD at the shores of Lake Victoria in Kawuku, off Gaba Road. The small inn …

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The finance department of Air India has asked its commercial department to carry out “necessary” changes in the national carrier’s network after it became clear that the airline will fail to meet its revenue target for February. “There is a drop in the revenues that we had estimated for February and we are unlikely to …

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Irhal, a new Arabic/English mobile travel app, has been launched for Muslim travelers that will guide them to not only tourist attractions and shopping places in 90 cities around the world but will also lists the nearest Halal restaurants and mosques. Prayer timings and a compass showing the direction of Makkah are also included in …

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Myanmar will not reap long-term benefits in opening up the country for tourists, if there is lack of policy to safeguard the environment, society and human rights, said a report. Released Friday, the report entitled “Myanmar Tourism Sector-wide Impact Assessment” said an influx of tourists can negatively impact Myanmar’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Thein, …

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Experts say the government needs to get serious on the long-term development of the tourism industry, and decide whether quality or quantity – that is, sheer numbers of tourists or how much they spend – is of most importance. According to Ben Montgomery, chairwoman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Thailand Chapter, PATA’s latest marketing …

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A tourist attraction popular with children has sparked fury by displaying a model railway version of Auschwitz complete with cattle trucks, labourers’ huts and barbed wire. A Holocaust survivor was among those to criticise Birmingham’s Wonderful World of Trains and Planes for the ‘crass’ miniature railway set of the infamous concentration camp. The static train …

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Book cheap gorilla tours to Uganda and enjoy discounted gorilla permits between 1st April to 31 May 2015 and 1st to 30th November 2015. Contact Katona Tours and Travel for gorilla permits at $350 for foreign non residents, $300 for foreign residents and UGX150,000 for East African Citizens http://www.katonatours.com/ 3 days budget gorilla trek and double …

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New York. The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. But you did need to sleep and now you’re down to your last full day in NYC. You came here to see a few sites, maybe take in a Broadway production and… eat. New York City is a gastronomical delight for any foodie. There’s no …

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Anchored off the luxury Cheval Blanc luxury resort island of the Maldives this week, was the spectacular cruise ship, “The World.” The next stop for this cruise line is the Seychelles, and it was Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister of Tourism and Culture, who was invited to deliver a lecture about the Seychelles islands. This …

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