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Bangkok top Asian city for visitors

Despite last year’s violence in the city and the lingering political uncertainties, Bangkok is ranked first among Asian cities based on the estimated number of international arrivals by air and the level of visitor expenditure this year, according to the … Continue reading

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Environment and Business Clash in Saint-Tropez

PARIS — Of all the places to part with fistfuls of money in St.-Tropez, few have more cachet than Le Club 55. Perched on the white stretches of Pampelonne, one of the Côte d’Azur’s most stunning beaches, Le Club offers a private … Continue reading

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Oil rigs off Koh Samui

Koh Samui burst into local and international news over the weekend. A Singapore arm of the massive Priceline.com web-based marketing network awarded Gold Circule Awards to three hotels on the southern island. They offered ”a great online product” according to the … Continue reading

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Vendor eyesore imperils heritage

In the old capital of Ayutthaya, which holds world heritage status, unlicensed vendors cause an eyesore and resist attempts by authorities to move them. Officials fear that unless the problem is solved in the next few months, Thailand could end … Continue reading

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Italian resort of Forte dei Marmi turns against rich tourists

Glitzy Tuscan retreat is trying to stop locals being forced out by wealthy Russian visitors After years of welcoming well-heeled tourists from around the world with open arms, one of Tuscany‘s smartest, most discreet beach resorts is in revolt against outsiders, … Continue reading

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Road Kill in the Serengeti?

Every year, more than a million wildebeest, along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles, move through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem of Tanzania and Kenya, following the rains. In the course of a year, an individual wildebeest may cover as … Continue reading

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Explore Destinations with Lonely Planet

A very useful website from Lonely Planet that let’s you explore destinations around the world, either by country, region or city: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations

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Backpackers and Other Tourists Desert Thailand

The Red Shirt protests and subsequent violence have had a huge impact on the Thai tourism industry, this article take s a close look at this: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/backpackers-pack-their-bags-and-leave-bangkok-in-droves-1980494.html

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