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Lombok and the Gili Islands: Back in Business

Lombok and the Gili Islands: Back in Business

Lombok is back with business as usual. Despite the devastating earthquakes, which hit North Lombok and the famous Gili Islands off the northwest coast in July and August of last year, around 90% of the islands’ tourism operations have been restored or torn down and rebuilt, and are now open ...

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Vacation Hot Spot

Vacation Hot Spot

And of course, there is something very appealing about the Caribbean, renowned for its always welcoming warm climate, breathtakingly beautiful scenery and relaxed island vibe.  On Caribbean cruises, you escape to a place where the sky is bright blue and the sea is crystal clear. It is relaxing and invigorating, ...

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Five island escapes for 2019

Five island escapes for 2019

St Lucia Crowned by the towering twin volcanic peaks of the Pitons, St Lucia boasts unspoilt rainforests, idyllic bays, small fishing villages, reefs, waterfalls and geothermal springs. The colourful fishing village of Soufriere affords one of the best vistas of the twin peaks. The Diamond Falls section of the Soufrière ...

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Luxury tourism projects on Andamans may get nod soon

Luxury tourism projects on Andamans may get nod soon

A key Union environment ministry panel on Monday recommended for clearance two luxury tourism projects consisting of premium tents and tree houses in two of the Andaman islands that are in the ecologically fragile zone and in the vicinity of turtle nesting sites. The ministry’s expert appraisal committee (EAC) for ...

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Miss PNG promoting the region in LA – POST

Miss PNG promoting the region in LA - POST

BY FRANKLIN KOLMA MISS PNG turned Miss Pacific Islands Leoshina Kariha carried out her first engagement as the South Pacific Tourism Organisation’s Tourist Ambassador at the Los Angeles Travel Show in the United States over the weekend. Representing the region as its promoter, Miss Kariha and a team of tourism ...

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Driving and adventure in the Florida Keys

Driving and adventure in the Florida Keys

Seagulls and squadrons of brown pelicans flew alongside my rented Hyundai as I drove across the astonishing 7-mile stretch of U.S. 1 that runs across Moser Sound, just south of Marathon, in the Florida Keys. The proximity of birds and water blurred the distinctions between sea and sky, drive and ...

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