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  • March 26, 2011
    Sri Lanka tourist industry booming after end of ethnic war

    Sri Lanka has seen decades of ethnic war which has ended for a while and tourists are visiting Colombo. Tamils in the city too are flocking there to explore its scenic locales. Sri Lanka is fast becoming a preferred destination for residents of India, as it is just next door and is easy on the […]

  • March 18, 2011
    Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

    The famous Shipwreck Beach (Navagio), pictures of which one would see on every tourist brochure about Zakynthos, is at the northwest tip of the island. It is notable because it is home to the wreck of the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis; thus, it is often referred to as ‘Smugglers Cove’. It is a much overhyped […]

  • March 18, 2011
    Bing adds “Attractions” to its travel feature

    In keeping with its expansion of travel-related features, Bing has launched new Attractions Pages, and an Attractions Tab as a search option. The feature is designed to be a way to find out more information related to specific tourist attractions for any given location. Attractions bring together a number of bits of information for over […]

  • May 18, 2010
    ‘Mysterious Rajasthan’ trip organized by 78mm Adventure

    78mm is gearing up for yet another trip to the land of warriors. It’s an optimum mix of luxury and adventure at “rock bottom prices”. Experience the authentic hospitably of Rajasthan, see some amazing places, sprinkled with adventures activities and make some good friends over the trip. This Trip includes only cooler regions of Rajasthan. […]

  • April 15, 2010
    Flights across North Europe cancelled, U.S. cancel Europe flights

    Many flights across Europe were cancelled as a spreading cloud of volcanic ash headed south from Iceland and closed many airspaces. Flights have also been disrupted in Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Finland. Finnair said air traffic had been shut down in northern parts of Finland, while air traffic has been suspended in northern […]

  • April 15, 2010
    China opens Mt. Everest to international mountaineers

    With over 5000 mountaineers from different countries gathered in Tibet to climb Mt Everest and two other top peaks, China is all set to turn the “roof of the world” into a major tourist attraction. Mountaineers from China, the US, France, Russia, Spain and some other countries have gathered in Tibet since early this month […]

  • April 9, 2010
    India opens Himalayan peaks to foreigners

    Foreigners will be allowed to climb nearly 100 high-altitude Himalayan peaks for the first time on the Indian side of Kashmir. The move by the Indian government to allow foreign climbers follows a significant decline in violence by insurgent groups in the region since India and Pakistan started a peace process in 2004, said a […]

  • January 4, 2010
    “Expedition 206” journeys to 206 countries where Coca-Cola is sold

    Starting January 2010, three happiness ambassadors will begin an unprecedented journey to all 206 countries where Coca-Cola is sold. That’s 14 more countries than are represented in the United Nations! Their mission is to seek out “what makes people happy” around the world. These “happiness ambassadors” will search for and share the optimism and happiness […]

  • September 11, 2009
    What to pack for backpacking?

    Are you going on a backpacking adventure and at a loose end as to what to pack? You will need to carry your backpack around for long periods of time and it must contain everything that you will need while you are away that can’t be purchased locally. It is essential to pack as lightly […]

  • July 16, 2009
    Free federal parks and recreation Access Pass

    NOTE: This article is relevant to travel for people with disabilities How to Travel With A Free Federal Parks And Recreation Access Pass When traveling, and you are legally disabled, remember to get a free, lifetime Access Pass to gain free admission at all Federal Parks across the United States. Along with this discount individuals, […]

  • July 6, 2009
    Joshua Tree National Park, California

    Landscape Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special […]

  • June 23, 2009
    Birqash Camel Market

      Egypt’s largest camel market (souq al-gamaal; admission E£5; 6am-noon) is held at Birqash, a small village 35km northwest of Cairo. Until 1995 the market was held in Cairo’s western suburb of Imbaba, but when land became too precious for camels, one of Cairo’s age-old institutions was relocated to the edge of the Western Desert. […]

  • June 22, 2009
    Opportunities in travel

    Many types of online businesses come and go in the blink of an eye. But the trillion-dollar travel industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds, creating a big demand for specialized services. Here are a few of today’s hottest specialty travel opportunities: Adventure Travel and Outdoor Excursions Adventure means different things to different people. […]

  • June 11, 2009
    Considerations for Responsible Trekking

    Trekking can place great pressure on wilderness areas and you should take special care when trekking to help preserve the ecology and beauty of the country or place. The following tips are common sense, but they are also mandated by some governments, and you, or your guide, could be fined for not observing them. Rubbish […]

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