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Five ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist

Five ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist

Imagine walking through a lush tropical forest. You hear a rustle overhead, and a half-eaten fruit plops onto the trail. You lock eyes with a howler monkey, before he gives a soft grunt and moves higher into the trees. These magical, fleeting connections with a wild animal can be the ...

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Tourism push gears up

First there was just “old style Singapore”. Singapore slings, sleepy old Raffles, a bit of shopping, a ride on a bum boat and a tidied up Bugis Street. Then came the first big developments on Sentosa Island, as Resorts World Sentosa put down roots, and Marina Bay, as the triple-towered ...

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South African tourism eyes ‘untapped’ Korean market

South African tourism eyes 'untapped' Korean market

Participants in the annual “South African Tourism Trade Workshop” at a reception at Westin Chosun Seoul in central Seoul, July 1. / Korea Times photo by Yi Whan-wooBy Yi Whan-woo More than 30 travel agencies, airlines and travel arms of South Africa’s central and provincial governments joined hands in Korea ...

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China returns to familiar playbook in discouraging travel to US

TOKYO — On June 4, the Chinese government issued a travel warning to citizens visiting the U.S. Citing deteriorating public security and frequent incidents of robbery, theft and gun crime, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism warned travelers to take safety precautions. The same day, the Foreign Ministry also issued an ...

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Rich Indians to the rescue as Chinese tourists shun Thailand

Rich Indians to the rescue as Chinese tourists shun Thailand

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) – Thailand‘s struggling tourism industry is finding support with visitors from the population colossus to its west, just as the years of bumper arrivals from the giant to its north are beginning to wane. At a beachfront hotel on the tropical island of Phuket, the occupancy rate from ...

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