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Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every...

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the...

Czech Memorial Scrolls survived the Holocaust and travel to New York...

The fact that a few of the 1,564 Czech Memorial Scrolls were all in one place at the same time, was almost a miracle....

Cyclone Idai: What the African Tourism Board is doing?

“The situation is terrible,” Jamie LeSueur of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Tuesday in a press statement. “The...

IATA: Cooperation key to keeping aviation secure & doubling passenger demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of...

Massive earthquake hit Ecuador Peru border region

A major earthquake shook the border region between Ecuador and Peru this morning. Even though an earthquake of this magnitude has the potential for mass...

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what...

NYC Winter Show: A treasure trove for hotel interior designers

If you love beautiful things like jewelry, sculpture, lamps, art and antiques, there is no better place to get your “fix” of fabulous furnishings...

Did Sri Lankan turtle whisperer receive a message days before the...

“I saw the sea rushing in, sweeping away houses, animals and people and causing destruction,” said the turtle whisperer on the tsunami.

Luxury hotels: The best and the worst

Twelve experienced and discerning researchers brought this year’s inside track on global luxury hotel openings.

Jamaica Tourism Minister calls for greater harmonization of tourism and culture

Speaking on the Ministerial panel in Istanbul yesterday, Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Honorable Edmund Bartlett asserted that tourism was but the marketing of culture.

Amazon rain forest destruction data revised by Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil — The amount of Amazon rain forest destroyed last year was still the lowest since tracking began two decades ago, even though it has been revised upward by the Brazilian government.

As risks from disasters rise, UN chief calls for better preparedness

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for accelerated efforts to strengthen the capacity to withstand disasters across the world, saying the destruction wrought by such events can be avoided or m

UN marks 10th anniversary of Buddha statues’ destruction in Afghanistan

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the giant Buddha statues of Bamiyan, in Afghanistan, by the then-ruling fundamentalist Islamic Taliban, the United Nations cultural chief today

Kasubi caretakers should learn from tragedy of destruction of tombs

The destruction of the Kasubi Tombs World Heritage site left many sharing the grief of the lost heritage of Baganda, Bakiga, Teso, and Acholi. From the tourism industry, it was a similar story.

Central Chile hit by massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake

SANTIAGO, Chile – A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and a half and setting off a tsunami.

Earthquake devastates Haiti, collapsing hospital, damaging other buildings

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday afternoon, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help.

Typhoon Morakot slams China, Taiwan, 1 million evacuated

Typhoon Morakot has slammed into eastern China, killing a child, destroying hundreds of homes and submerging farmland.
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