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India to take steps to boost cruise tourism

India will soon unveil steps to tap cruise tourism in a big way along its 7,500 km-long coastline and is trying to address the...

European air body says Boeing 777 jets safe to fly

EUROPE’S air safety authority said on Friday (March 13) Boeing’s 777 passenger jet was safe to fly, despite concerns from a US transport authority...

Thai massage could get UNESCO status

At Bangkok's Reclining Buddha temple Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of a 2,000-year-old skill - the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai...

Heathrow most tedious international airport, JKF rudest: poll

FLYING into Heathrow or New York’s JFK? Then steel yourself for the world’s longest passport queues, the lengthiest wait for luggage and some of...

Thai bay featured in ‘The Beach’ to remain closed until 2021

The closure of the glittering Thai bay made famous by the movie The Beach has been extended for another two years to allow a full...

Veteran climbers skeptical proposed rules for Mount Everest will stop deaths

Veteran climbers of Mount Everest are skeptical that proposed new regulations by the Nepalese government to tighten the permit process for adventurers will address...

Weather terror’ scares tourists away from Kashmir

A SERIES of cloudbursts, landslides and flood alerts in Kashmir - a combination of extreme events dubbed "weather terror" by local business people -...

India relaxes tourist visa curbs

INDIAon Tuesday (November 4) said it had lifted restrictions placed on tourist visas after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which had been blamed for putting...

Bhutan: The costly ‘Shangri La’

THE ISOLATED kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most expensive holiday destinations in the world and a haven for celebrities and the well-heeled....

JK Rowling urges young travellers: no more ‘voluntourism’

Well-meaning Western students who volunteer at orphanages are fuelling the abuse and trafficking of children, British author J.K. Rowling said on Thursday, as she...
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