News Category : Tourism and nature

Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on

The glaciers that flank the Himalayas and other high mountains in Asia are moving slower over time.Scientists have analysed nearly 20 years of satellite images to come to this

Lost in translation Papua New Guinea wins the language Olympics

If you are travelling to Papua New Guinea, you don't need to pack a phrasebook, you need to bring an entire library. With 841 living tongues and a colourful creole lingua franca,

2 Bhutan hotels awarded Best Hotels in Asia

Bhutan has continually been ranked as the “happiest place on Earth”, and now the country located in the Himalayas has made it into Conde Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’

Slow recycler Turkey seeks better uses for its trash

Turkish woman Tulay Gercek stands in front of a vending machine at a busy Istanbul metro station but instead of putting coins into a slot she crams plastic bottles into a

Ice is a lifeline for the world

Innokenty Tobonov sinks his harpoon into a long block of ice while his helpers expertly push it out of freezing lake waters onto the snow-dusted surface before sliding it towards

Egypt is fertile Nile Delta threatened by climate change

Lush green fields blanket northern Egypt's Nile Delta, but the country's agricultural heartland and its vital freshwater resources are under threat from a warming climate.The

People witnessing pleasant arrival of migratory birds in Rangpur

With advent of the winter season, common people are witnessing pleasant arrival of migratory birds from the Himalayan and Siberian regions in the water bodies of the northern

India lifts restrictions on Bangladeshis visiting Sikkim, Ladakh

India has lifted restrictions for Bangladeshis from visiting Sikkim and Ladakh. Its high commission in Dhaka has introduced an application form to give permit to those who want

Disney is spending billions to supercharge its theme parks

There is nothing small about Walt Disney World. It is made up of four separate theme parks in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando, with combined annual attendance of 56

Tajikistan starts building world is tallest dam on Vakhsh River

Tajikistan on Friday inaugurates a $3.9 billion hydro-electric power plant, a mega project that will enable the impoverished country to eliminate domestic energy shortages and

Big brands pledge to cut plastic waste

Big brands - from Coke to Kellogg - pledged on Monday to cut all plastic waste from their operations in what the United Nations called the most ambitious effort yet to fight

Fork over passwords or pay the price, New Zealand tells travellers

Travellers entering New Zealand who refuse to disclose passwords for their digital devices during forced searches could face prosecution and fines of more than $3,000, a move that

The elephant bird regains its title as the largest bird that ever lived

History has not been kind to the elephant bird of Madagascar. Standing nearly 10 feet tall and weighing up to 1,000 pounds — or so researchers believed — this flightless

Mega plan taken to turn Bangladesh attractive tourism destination

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal yesterday said the government has been working sincerely to turn Bangladesh as one of the attractive tourism destinations

Hunt for better climate science in ‘untapped Greenland’

Flying over eastern Greenland, the NASA scientists stared down from a Gulfstream jet as it followed the precise course they had flown in previous years - using radar to map the

A village in India where clean living became a tourist attraction

A girl in Mawlynnong, a village in northeastern India, Apr 1, 2018. Residents there take pride in their gardening traditions and refer to the village as “God’s own garden.”

Islanders in Kenya build recycled plastic boat to highlight pollution

People take part in the first voyage sail of Flipflopi, the first dhow boat made entirely of recycled plastic, after the launch ceremony on the island of Lamu, Kenya. Kenyan

Falling value of peso drives tourism to Buenos Aires

The city of Buenos Aires has announced it is expecting a large increase in international tourism in 2018 and 2019. According to official statistics released by the government of

Surprise findings of geography knowledge survey by British Airways

More than half of Indian adults consider themselves ‘well-travelled’, having visited three countries on an average. A survey conducted by British Airways has revealed

Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya’s tourism

Kenya’s tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about 1.2 billion US dollars in 2017. This

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