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Tourism boom in Miami

Despite the economic downturn, there are some places in the U.S. that are slowly recovering. Miami is one of those cities which is trying to revive its ailing economy by generating more revenues through its booming tourism sector. Sources: Al Jazeera

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Nepal commemorates 80th anniversary of first Everest flight

Nepal on 3rd April marked the 80th anniversary of the first flight over the Mount Everest by two Scottish airmen, with the grandson of one of the pilots retracing the route to elebrate the occasion. Sources: Al Jazeera

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Samoa Airline Introduces Pay-by-Weight Pricing

A tiny Samoa airline is giving passengers a big reason to lose weight: tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kilogram. Samoa Air planned to start pricing its first international flights based on the weight of its passengers and their bags. Depending on the flight, each kilogram (2.2 pounds) costs 93 cents to […]

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Kashmir emerging as top ski destination

Kashmir is gearing up to welcome more tourists from India and abroad with skiing as one of its key attractions. Gulmarg where everything is painted with snow is becoming the hub for skiing activities. Sources: BBC

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Music festival boosts tourism

Tenth year in a row, the East African music festival opens its stages for approximately 400 invited performers and excited local as well as relatively large international audience. The festival has been a huge attraction for musicians, fashion designers, artists and other people since its inception. The festival also draws a large number of tourists […]

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Rio’s samba dancers stars by night, workers by day

Samba dancers, or “passistas” as they’re known in Portuguese,  split their time between the feathers, body paint and shrunken bikinis of Carnival and the workaday office reality of headsets and cubicles. Though passistas are unquestionably the star attractions of the world’s most iconic Carnival celebrations now under way in Rio de Janeiro, they’re not on […]

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Pompeii in crisis

Ancient city of Pompeii, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site with lot of archaeological treasures, has been steadily decaying for the lack of lack of maintenance. A UNESCO report has identified serious problems with the World Heritage Site, including structural damage to buildings, vandalism and a lack of qualified staff. The collapse of a […]

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Snow festival a big hit in Japan

The Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan is being held from February 5 through February 11. It is one of Japan's most popular winter events.

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Year of Snake celebrations trigger mass travel in China

Millions of Chinese are flocking to their homes for New Year celebrations later this week.

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Hot air balloon rides take flight in Kashmir

The tourism department in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Institute of Ski and Mountaineering (IISM) have jointly introduced hot air balloon rides in Gulmarg to promote adventure tourism in the valley. Sources: DD News

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