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More Destinations Ban Plastic Straws

Research shows that a staggering amount of plastic straws—a half billion to be exact—are thrown away every day in the United States. Many of these straws end up as debris on beaches around the country. Even more disturbingly, a study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that …

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UK visitors drive tourism growth in the Maldives

The Maldives has announced an 18.7 per cent increase in UK visitor arrivals during November 2017, when compared with the same month in 2016. In total, 9,579 UK visitors travelled to the Maldives during November 2017, compared with 8,073 in November 2016. Furthermore, UK visitors represented 7.9 per cent of …

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Bahrain claims US$13bn in tourism infrastructure investment

The Bahrain Economic Development Board has revealed investment in the country’s tourism infrastructure reached over US$13 billion in 2017. The figure covers 14 prominent projects that will further boost growth in the kingdom’s tourism and leisure sector. The sector witnessed rapid growth in the past year, with the total number …

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Get Your Adventure Travel on in Qatar

Qatar is a land full of ancient cultures, authentic traditions and plenty of adventure. Create lifelong memories, meet new friends and experience new things in Qatar. After all, exploring new places and trying new things is what travel is all about. The past meets present in Qatar, so be prepared …

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Long haul destinations boost German source market this summer

BERLIN – Hotelbeds Group, the business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry globally, has announced –ahead of ITB Berlin from 7-11 March- that bookings measured by room nights from the German source market for its bedbank brands – including Hotelbeds, Bedsonline, Tourico Holidays, and GTA –for this summer are …

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15 Unforgettable Volunteer Travel Experiences

Volunteering abroad is one of the best ways to turn an ordinary travel experience into something life changing and unforgettable. There are endless choices when it comes to travel-related volunteering, but not all of them are created equal., one of the leading voices in the volunteer travel world, recommends …

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