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Japan's newest tour guide: Hello KittyIn the wake of last year's devastating earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, Tokyo-based Japan Tourism Agency has collaborated with Sanrio, creator of Hello Kitty, to develop a special iPhone app.

Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:27:20 GMT

(image) In the wake of last year's devastating earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, Tokyo-based Japan Tourism Agency has collaborated with Sanrio, creator of Hello Kitty, to develop a special iPhone app.


In the wake of last year's devastating earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, Tokyo-based Japan Tourism Agency has collaborated with Sanrio, creator of Hello Kitty, to develop a special iPhone app.



How to travel 'Gangnam style'You may not know it, but a destination is emerging as one of the stars of the viral hit “Gangnam Style.”

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:00:45 GMT

(image) You may not know it, but a destination is emerging as one of the stars of the viral hit “Gangnam Style.”


You may not know it, but a destination is emerging as one of the stars of the viral hit “Gangnam Style.”



International tourists set sights on BurmaEvents have helped draw the world's eyes to Burma over the last year — and for once it's not all negative attention, as growing numbers of tourists are visiting the country.

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:30:00 GMT

(image) Events have helped draw the world's eyes to Burma over the last year — and for once it's not all negative attention, as growing numbers of tourists are visiting the country.


Events have helped draw the world's eyes to Burma over the last year — and for once it's not all negative attention, as growing numbers of tourists are visiting the country.



Singapore gives Vegas a run for the moneyAlthough it has just two resort-casinos, the island-nation of Singapore is on pace to generate more gaming revenue than all of Las Vegas.

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:01:26 GMT

(image) Although it has just two resort-casinos, the island-nation of Singapore is on pace to generate more gaming revenue than all of Las Vegas.


Although it has just two resort-casinos, the island-nation of Singapore is on pace to generate more gaming revenue than all of Las Vegas.



Drought led to demise of ancient city of Angkor

Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:57:28 GMT

(image) The ancient city of Angkor — the most famous monument of which is the breathtaking ruined temple of Angkor Wat — might have collapsed due to valiant but ultimately failed efforts to battle drought, scientists find.



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Elephants race, play soccer in Nepal festival

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:38:35 GMT

(image) Soccer-playing elephants, racing pachyderms, even an elephant beauty pageant complete with nail polish: It was all part of an elephant-themed festival in Nepal to promote conservation awareness and tourism.



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Spas, massage parlors shut down in Maldives

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:18:58 GMT

(image) Bending to Islamists opposed to spas and massage parlors, Maldives' president on Friday ordered them closed, even those catering to tourists at exclusive resorts.



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Vacationing with Thailand's elephants

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:34:44 GMT

(image) Guests volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park don't have phone service or television, and Internet access is limited to a single area. But what they get instead of TV is ele-vision, all day long.



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Hong Kong Disneyland hopes for expansion magic

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:32:01 GMT

With a new theme area that makes guests feel as if they're being shrunk to the size of a toy, Hong Kong Disneyland hopes to boost the number of visitors to a magic kingdom the performance of which to date has been less than dazzling.



Thai elephant park reopens in sign of recovery

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:31:30 GMT

A huge work force in Thailand was back on the job Tuesday: the elephants famous for carrying tourists through the country's ancient capital.



Restored citadel is sign of hope in Afghanistan

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:05:27 GMT

(image) In the 1970s, tourists traveled to western Afghanistan to climb on the ruins of an ancient citadel. Today, the newly restored structure, is a hopeful sign of progress in a country beset by war.



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