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Authorities Developing Infrastructure in Ladakh to Give Boost to Tourism

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The Department of Tourism in the stateof Jammu and Kashmir is taking steps to improve infrastructure to give a boost to tourism in Ladakh's Kargil District.The authorities recently inaugurated a bungalow and a cafeteria, which provides good food and lodging facilities.Muhammad Aslam, a resident, hailed the initiative of the state government and hoped for more such de

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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

After two lamentable defeats in a decade of trying, the South Korean city of PyeongChang finally won its Olympic prize, burying two European rivals in a landslide vote for the 2018 Winter Games and bringing them back to the lucrative Asian market. “This is one of the happiest days for our country, our people and millions of youth dreaming of winter sport,” said PyeongChang bid Chief Cho Yang-ho.

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Thailand Tourism ‘Amazing Thailand’ Boosts More Direct Flights to Phuket

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Phuket is one of the largest of islands of Thailand, located nearly 860 kilometers to the south of Bangkok. Phuket is also often referred as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’, thanks to its natural possessions of rocky capes, limestone cliffs, white powdery beaches, tranquil board bays and tropical inland forests.


Ecotourism of Korea

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Ecotourism is a form of nature tourism in which utmost consideration is given to conservation of the environment, including biological diversity, wildlife and ecological systems, with emphasis placed on educating tourists about the environment and how to conserve it.

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Mountains of South Korea: Mt. Seorak, Mt. Halla & Mt. Jiri

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

About 70 percent of the Korean Peninsula is mountainous. Therefore, it is but natural that Koreans love to go mountain hiking in the spring and fall. Most mountains have well-paved paths and thus many people can be found hiking on any given day. ‘San’ means ‘mountain’ in Korean. Most of the nation’s mountains are branches of the Baekdu-daegan mountain range, which starts at Mt. Baekdu in North Korea and stretches down to Mt.

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Beaches Worth Visiting in Korea

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Korea, surrounded by the ocean on three sides, offers a great variety of beaches. If travelers are to spend their summer vacation in Korea it is an absolute must that they visit one of its beaches. Due to the fact that temperatures rise to 30 degrees Celsius or more during the months of June, July, and August, most beaches around the nation open in early July and close towards the end of August. Yet despite summer being an ideal season to visit, tourists could still enjoy festivals, water sports and sunrises at beaches all year around.

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Jeju Island-Halla Mountain and Olle Hiking

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Jeju Island, the largest island in South Korea, lies to the south of the Korean peninsula. It is a volcanic island but it is currently dormant. This volcanic island is dominated by Halla Mountain, the tallest mountain in South Korea, which rises 1,950 meters above sea level.


Asia-Pacific Travel Market Surpasses U.S. to Become Second Largest Regional Travel Market Worldwide

Friday, August 5th, 2011

The Asia-Pacific travel market is diverse and dynamic, and coupled with an equally robust online growth, the travel industry in the region quickly rebounded from the recent global economic slowdown and has catapulted its way to the top as the second largest regional travel market in the world – overtaking the United States in the process.

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The State of Online Asia-Pacific Travel Services

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

The incredibly fast growing popularity of online and mobile channels in the Asia-Pacific has paved the way for tremendous growth in several vertical industries such as the travel and tourism industry.

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The Tourism Revival in the Pacific

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The tourism industry is a primary financial sector for most of the Southeast Asian countries.

The growth and fall of this primary employment industry generally reflects in the GDP of most of the local economies. This is a fact proven by the travel statistics of the past two years. Globetrotters and tourists have reined in their travel impulses (circa 2007) during the global economic slump. In addition to the global recession conditions, another contributing factor to the fall in the tourist numbers is due to the exorbitant rise in the fuel rates in the Middle East and the domino effect it has had on the airline industry.


Expo 2010 Shanghai Draws Millions

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

According to Shanghai Expo representatives, half a million local tourists visit the Shanghai Expo. The 184-day event is predicted to attract an estimated 4 million foreign visitors. The Shanghai Expo is being held on both banks of the Huangpu River in the city of Shanghai from May 1 to Oct. 31.


New Travel Buzzwords: Medical Tourism in Tamilnadu

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

One of the most important necessities that families and individuals across the globe prioritize above all is health and wellness. Careful consideration is given in getting sufficient healthcare for any medical, dental and other related needs that the individual or the family would need and most would prefer to get the best medical services available – as long as the costs fall within their allocated budget.


A Unique Experience with World Hotels

Monday, February 1st, 2010
It goes without saying that doing business in Asia includes a lot of hotel stays. And for many people, traveling to a foreign place brings with it many different anxieties about the quality of service and accommodations available. However, having an assurance of quality often comes at the expense of originality in chain hotels, because while they can guarantee your experience, they can only guarantee one generic experience.

A Small Republic in Korea: Nami Island

Friday, January 1st, 2010


Situated 63km from Seoul in the middle of the Han River, the island looks like a leaf floating gracefully on top of Cheongpyung Lake. There are more than 300 different kinds of trees and 2 million tourists visit the island every year. Among them are 200,000 foreign visitors from all over the world - India, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and China. This unique island is called 'Nami Island.'


Come to Experience Incredible India

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Indian tourism is now recovering from the global recession. In particular, the last two months' developments encouraged the Ministry of Tourism. After the recession, these two months showed an increased number of tourists. Now, the Ministry is trying to promote it through its new efforts. The slowdown of the past few years was a major setback to the ever-increasing Indian tourism. In 2008, from January-March, around 1.7 million tourists visited India, while during the same period in 2009, only 1.46 million tourists decided to visit India.

Bai women


Monday, July 20th, 2009


Women ascended the dusty mountain wearing Mongol garb. Their white turbans were normally black, but this was a day of mourning. Carrying trays laden with chili fish, smoked pork, rice noodles and candy, they marched to their ancestors’ graves. Men sat around and gambled.


The people who gather here every year are Bai, and this is their valley.

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Old Kunming

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

KUNMING, China — Two lovebirds in a wooden cage. A dozen turtles in a blue plastic box. Hundreds of black beetles eating watermelon rind. Thousands of mealworms squirming – food for the lovebirds. These animals share space with thousands of others here in Old Kunming. Any can be had for a price. But strange animals are not the only things for sale in this crumbling quarter of Southwestern China’s largest city.

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Visit Korea Incheon 2009

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Reprinted with permission from the Korea IT Times

This year is Visit Korea Incheon 2009. Incheon’s city government has focused on creating sightseeing programs and building sightseeing infrastructure. For these, the city government, the Incheon Tourism Organization, and the committee managing the event finished their overall preparations. First they selected a symbol with three colors: yellow, blue, and red. This trinity stands for Global Incheon. Yellow symbolizes the hope, blue shows the dreams and red signifies the passion of Incheon. Then, they selected a slogan: Come together, Fly Incheon. Through the slogan they expressed their hope to see a rapidly-rising Incheon.


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