Oct 2014
Halloween celebrated by millions in different countries

Halloween celebrated by millions in different countries

Halloween , the night of 31 October, the eve of All Saints' Day, often celebrated by children dressing up in…

UIAA Mountain Protection Award

UIAA Mountain Protection Award

The 2014 UIAA Mountain Protection Award has been awarded to Pamir Horse Adventure, a Tajikstan-based community tour operator, for its…

Sky restaurant : dinner in the air

Sky restaurant : dinner in the air

Real estate developer launched first "sky restaurant" to attract more buyers in Nanjing, the capital city of East China's Jiangsu…

Tribhuwan International Airport of Nepal

Tribhuwan International Airport of Nepal

The Guide to Sleeping in Airports , a travel website, has ranked TIA as the world's third worst airport due…

Colorado Ski Season

Colorado Ski Season

 Arapahoe Basin became the first Colorado ski resort to open this season ( Oct. 2014 ) , according to the…

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Ouagadougou: West African country Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.Mr Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now vacant urging elections within 90 days. Military chief Gen Honore Traore says he has taken over as head of state.

BEIJING- China pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million Yuan (about 81.43 million U.S. dollars) to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan held in Beijing .Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said "Firm support for Afghanistan's peaceful reconstruction should be concrete action instead of verbal commitment."

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Malaysian children whose father was on the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared have filed a lawsuit against the airline and the government. Flight MH370, from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board. - Agencies

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UIAA opposes construction of permanent structures on Mt. Everest
 Travel BizNews ------------------------------- Arizona , USA: Member federations of the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation voted today at their annual General Assembly against…
Storm on Annapurna prompts blizzard of promises
 Ed Douglas ----------------------- The death toll from mid October's snowstorm in the Annapurna region now stands at 43, after rescue teams recovered the bodies of…
PATA appoints Mario Hardy as new CEO
Travel BizNews ------- BANGKOK- The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Mario Hardy as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2014. Mr…

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



 November 14 -16 ,2014 Shanghai, PRC

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