Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in Nepal

American Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, arrived in Kathmandu on a five-day trip to Nepal on Sunday. During his five-day trip, Aldrin will be attending an interactive talk programme to be held at Everest Science Center Nepal on Tuesday. Aldrin will also be giving a presentation at the Nepal Academy Hall on Thursday. According to Everest Science

Gulf Tourism Frenzy in Bosnia Raises Concerns for Country’s Lenient Version of Islam

Saudi tourists bring much-needed cash to the economy, but the sight of burkas and the arrival of an alcohol-free mall has some local Muslims worried. Tourists from the Middle East take pictures at Vrelo Bosne nature park in Ilidza near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 19, 2016.Dado Ruvic/Reuters When a Muslim guide led ultra-Orthodox Jews

French tourism decline creates opportunity to buy Second World War relics

sharp fall in the number of tourists visiting France after a series of terrorist attacks has created a unique opportunity for collectors of military memorabilia. The Normandy Tank Museum, forced to close because of a 30 per cent decline in visitors, is auctioning its entire collection of more than 40 Second World War tanks, jeeps and other vehicles

Has Oscar Munoz Been Successful at Improving United Airlines?

Oscar Munoz has had a rough first year at the helm of United Airlines, but some of his moves have brought about positive change for the once-ailing legacy carrier. Is it safe to say that United is now on the right track to regaining its former glory? A difficult start Munoz’s predecessor, Jeff Smisek, had

Paris tourism hit by militant attacks, strikes and floods

Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionPavement portraits – part of the Parisian tourist experience Attacks by Islamist militants as well as strikes and floods have led to a big fall in tourism in Paris. There were a million fewer visitors between January and June compared with the same period in 2015. Paris welcomes 16 million visitors a year

Donkeys, dinosaurs & dogs at North Korea’s national zoo (Photo feature)

Pyongyang’s Central Zoo, home to elephants, turtles and a surprisingly large variety of dogs, re-opened its doors after some two years of renovations. Thousands of visitors have flocked to the attraction on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the AP news agency. The Central Zoo was first built in 1959, reportedly by order of Kim

Film Tourism

Tourism New Zealand works alongside the New Zealand Film Commission and Film New Zealand to capitalise on opportunities generated by films made here, to promote New Zealand as an exceptional travel destination. Research shows us that film can influence travel choices. It is an industry that is growing rapidly in New Zealand, with revenue from film production

Gulf tourism frenzy in Bosnia delights business, polarizes locals

Abdulah Al Sanousi enjoys the breeze in the lush resort outside Sarajevo where his family bought a flat to escape the summer heat at home in Kuwait, one of thousands of new Gulf buyers whose investment has polarized local opinion. They discovered mountainous Bosnia, where half the population is Muslim, after the Arab Spring which

Australian treasurer formally rejects Chinese bids for state-owned Ausgrid

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison on Friday officially rejected bids by two Chinese companies in the A$10-billion ($7.67-billion) sale of the country’s biggest energy grid, Ausgrid, after they failed to overcome security concerns. Morrison announced last week that neither State Grid Corp of China nor Hong Kong’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings, the preferred bidders, would be

Kenya tops world in tourist bookings, says travel firm

Kenya has in 2016 recorded the largest growth in tourist bookings globally, says American-based luxury travel network Virtuoso. The agency boasts 390 members and more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 40 countries across North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Virtuoso said Kenya scored 59 per cent, followed

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