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Tanzania: Zanzibar Courts Tourists From Southeast Asia

Tanzania: Zanzibar Courts Tourists From Southeast Asia

By Apolinari Tairo Zanzibar is courting Indonesian businesses to invest in the island’s tourism industry. Zanzibar President Ali Mohammed Shein said his government aims to attract 500,000 tourists annually by 2020 from Indonesia and other southeast Asian states. President Shein visited Indonesia and invited investors to venture into seaweed cultivation, ...

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Lavrov to discuss Syrian situation with Turkish top diplomat

ANKARA, August 14. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and also take part in a meeting of Turkey’s ambassadors and permanent representatives to international organizations on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that the Russian top diplomat ...

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This is how the 1% shop for clothes

This is how the 1% shop for clothes

Courtesy of Sundance Institute Lauren Greenfield’s film ‘Generation Wealth’ (2018) documents the excessive consumption of the world’s superrich. The verdict is in on Paul Manafort’s fashion choices. The internet has devoured his $15,000 ostrich leather jacket, a $9,500 ostrich vest and an $18,500 python skin coat. In fact, the lawyer ...

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Contiki Moves into Africa with New Itineraries

Millennial-oriented tour operator, Contiki, has expanded its portfolio to include trips to the Southern and Eastern regions of Africa, in addition to Northern Africa trips to Morocco and Egypt.  Contiki now offers travelers four new trips in South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The journeys have a smaller group ...

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UNWTO partners VC firm to support travel innovation and entrepreneurship

UNWTO partners VC firm to support travel innovation and entrepreneurship

Vynn Capital, a South-east Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and UNWTO have entered into a partnership to facilitate entrepreneurship and innovation in the region’s tourism sector. The two will collaborate to create a framework and policies to support technology startups that are addressing opportunities and challenges in South-east Asia’s tourism. ...

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After holidays, air fares to Gulf hit Rs 30000

After holidays, air fares to Gulf hit Rs 30000

CHENNAI:Air fares to West Asia and Europe are heading to stratospheric levels, boosted by high demand from flyers heading back from the country after the September holidays. Due to high fares via Chennai, travel agents have started to route travellers to Europe via Mumbai and Delhi. Fares to Chennai are ...

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Inter-Korean Tourism Surge Expected if Peace Prevails

Inter-Korean Tourism Surge Expected if Peace Prevails

SEOUL —  Planning is under way in South Korea to renew and expand tourism ties with North Korea, contingent upon the lifting of economic sanctions that the U.S. insists will remain in place until Pyongyang dismantles its nuclear arsenal. The South Korean Incheon Port Authority (IPA) on Monday announced plans ...

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After holidays, air fares to Gulf hit Rs 30k

After holidays, air fares to Gulf hit Rs 30k

CHENNAI:Air fares to West Asia and Europe are heading to stratospheric levels, boosted by high demand from flyers heading back from the country after the September holidays. Due to high fares via Chennai, travel agents have started to route travellers to Europe via Mumbai and Delhi. Fares to Chennai are ...

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