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Headway that would truly help the people around 

The language of sustainability in the headway has composed a model. The issue is wayfarers don’t everything mulled over think concerning the subject here and there to pick the best decisions. By and large, more basically, there are still pioneers who figure their fundamental development isn’t huge in the exchange wrapping reasonableness.  As tourists, we ...

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Does this yeti, Nepal’s official tourist mascot, actually look like a yeti?

As part of the Nepal government's new tourism campaign, officials commissioned more than 100 huge yeti statues designed by Ang Tsherin Sherpa to be painted by various artists and placed around the world to build excitement about visiting the region. A very fun idea but many people in Nepal don't think the statue looks anything ...

Domio raises $100M in equity and debt to take on Airbnb and hotels with its curated apartments

Airbnb has well and truly disrupted the world of travel accommodation, changing the conversation not just around how people discover and book places to stay, but what they expect when they get there, and what they expect to pay. Today, one of the startups riding that wave is announcing a significant round of funding to ...

Sustainable Tourism: It Did Promise A Lot!

11.15.2019 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

With the long back advancement of trade and barter system, it had been essentially taken as a bigger potential to form certain things that should be within the best means. With the bigger potential hidden in sustainable tourism, it’s undoubtedly with a bigger aim like at the particular hour that helps in ensuring relaxation; recreation ...

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Thomas Cook travel collapsed and stranded 150,000 passengers, but still had millions for the execs who tanked it

Thomas Cook is one of the oldest travel agencies in the world, operating their own flights, ships, hotels, etc, whose founders effectively invented modern tourism (listen to this excellent Stuff You Missed in History Class episode for the fascinating and fraught tale of how that happened) but a consolidation in the travel industry combined ...

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world

New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, prices, and lists African travel and cultural experiences—from paragliding tours to wine-tasting to concerts. The startup generates revenues by taking a 20% commission on each transaction. Community managers in Africa ...

A visit to Bosnia’s last pigeon post office

In the late 19th century, the Austro-Hungarian empire built a network of carrier-pigeon post-offices throughout its territory: today, Bosnia has but a single (nonfunctional) pigeon post office remaining, in the southeastern town of Trebinje.

Writing in Balkan Insights, Mladen Lakic describes the site -- now a museum -- and its history, including a failed attempt to ...

GetYourGuide picks up $484M, passes 25M tickets sold through its tourism activity app

As we swing into the summer tourist season, a company poised to capitalise on that has raised a huge round of funding. GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that has built a popular marketplace for people to discover and book sightseeing tours, tickets for attractions and other experiences around the world — is today announcing that ...