Oct 2014
Nepal Army in rescue mission in Mustang

Nepal Army in rescue mission in Mustang

A blizzard and avalanches in the Mustang and Manang district of Nepal have killed more than 25 trekkers including foreigners.Many…

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand

The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has launched a "Free & Easy Package" which features an efficient meet and greet…

Swayambhu Stupa :A world heritage site in Nepal

Swayambhu Stupa :A world heritage site in Nepal

Perched atop a hill on the western edge of the Kathmandu Valley, the ancient Swayambunath Stupa (known to tourists as…

Eco-conscious Awasi Hotel in Chile

Eco-conscious Awasi Hotel in Chile

In the adventurer's playground of Chilean Patagonia,  eco-conscious newcomer Awasi hotel  shines brighter than the gleaming Lago Sarmiento it overlooks.…

Wingsuit World Flying Contest

Wingsuit World Flying Contest

The third Wingsuit World Flying Contest is  held from October 14 to 19, in Zhangjiajie scenic area in south-central China's…

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TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to appoint Yoichi Miyazawa as trade minister to replace Ms. Yuko Obuchi and Yoko Kamikawa as justice minister to replace Ms.Midori Matsushima. Both Ms.Obuchi and Mastushima, who resigned due to political funds scandal, took their posts as cabinet ministers after Abe reshuffled his cabinet in early September.

JAKARTA: Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, locally known as Jokowi, was sworn in as the seventh Indonesian president at the parliament building on Monday, replacing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.Jokowi won the direct presidential election defeating rival former general Prabowo Subianto three month ago.

GENEVA - Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The WHO officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday.The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, mostly in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone and about 70% of those infected have died in those countries. - Agencies

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UFTAA announced 47th congress in Bali,Indonesia
Monaco : The United Federation of Travel Agents' Association (UFTAA) will organise 47th Congress and General Assembly in Bali (Indonesia) from November 16 to 19,…
Blizzard and avalanche kills 39 trekkers in western Nepal
TBN News ------------------------------ Kathmandu - A high-altitude avalanche and severe snow killed at least 39 people  including foreigners and wounded many trekkers in Mustang ,Manang,…
WWF - ATTA partner to advance conservation travel
SEATTLE -  Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their collaborative strategy to advance conservation of…
International Tourism Mart concuded in Shillong,India
Staff writer ------ Shillong,Meghalaya , India - Tourism Minister  Shripad Naik urges North-Eastern states of India to complete central projects in time to enhance tourist infrastructure…
Towards an Asian century of prosperity
XI JINPING  -------------------------- The combination of the world's factory and the world's back office will produce the most competitive production base, writes Xi Jinping, President…

AFRICA : 56 m tourists in 2013

Africa has been one of the fastest growing tourism regions of the last decade, totaling 56 million international tourist arrivals last year up from 26 million in 2000. UNWTO forecasts this number to reach 134 million by 2030. In 2013, tourism generated US$ 34 billion in exports in Africa (7% of all exports in the region) up from US$ 10 billion in 2000.

New World Heritage Sites in 2013

Hill Forts, Rajasthan, India               UNESCO/WHC

- Al Zubarah Archaeological Site
- Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
- Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
- Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
- Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
- Golestan Palace
- Hill Forts of Rajasthan
- Historic Centre of Agadez
- Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong
- Levuka Historical Port Town
- Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
- Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia
- Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine
- El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
- Mount Etna
- Namib Sand Sea
- Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs)
- Xinjiang Tianshan
- Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
- Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
- Maloti-Drakensberg Park Source: UNESCO/ WHC



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