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UNESCO recognition for Indawgyi Lake in Myanmar

In another nod to the huge potential of tourism in Myanmar, UNESCO has designated Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State as a Biosphere Reserve. The lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country and the third largest in south-east Asia, while the recognition is the second of its kind for …

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Pegasus to launch four new routes in August

Pegasus is launching four new destinations to give its guests even more choice.  As of August, the new routes will bring Pegasus’ total network to 108 destinations, including 36 within Turkey and 72 other international destinations. The carrier will add flights to Batman from Izmir, Sinop from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen …

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8 Places to Eat in Puerto Escondido

As far as food destinations in Mexico, Oaxaca tops the list with its legendary and truly unforgettable cuisine. Oaxacan food is best known for mole, tlayudas and the local cheese, most likely served with chicatanas (ants) and chapulines (grasshoppers), then drowned with shots of smoky mezcal. Oaxacan food is best …

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Mobile Websites vs. Apps: The Final Showdown – Part One

As we discussed in our most recent article, “Millennials + Mobile: A Match Made in (Hotelier) Heaven,” mobile is the best booking, marketing, and engagement channel available, to reach the world’s largest generation – Millennials. So, if your property hasn’t already gone mobile, what are you waiting for? Perhaps – …

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Gardens lead growth at visitor attractions in England

Gardens and zoos saw the most significant growth in visitors to attractions last year, according to VisitEngland’s annual attractions survey. The survey, which gathered information from more than 1,500 English attractions, found that historic houses and castles reported a seven per cent increase in visitor numbers, and country parks a …

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Saudi Arabian Airlines to launch new flights to Mauritius

Saudi Arabian Airlines will begin scheduled flights between Riyadh and Jeddah to the Republic of Mauritius from September 14th. Mauritius is the third new route for the airline this year and 87th destination overall. The island provides a variety of attractions such as marine and eco-tourism ventures, diving, beaches and …

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