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North Korea has begun showing off some of its most famous tourist spots in a bid to attract visitors to the scenic, yet secretive and nuclear-armed nation, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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July 5, 2019 - Skift

Are You Overlooking a $220 Billion Market? - by Raini Hamdi

By 2020, the global Muslim travel market is expected to be worth $220 billion, with the number of travelers rising to 158 million from 131 million in 2017, according to Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2018. And this market is becoming exciting for Asia and beyond. 

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July 4, 2019 - Skift

What the Western Media Gets Wrong About Sri Lanka Tourism - by Raini Hamdi

The Western media jumped on a 57 percent drop in arrivals to Sri Lanka in June. That’s only half the story and one that could cause consumers to postpone visits. The destination is actually on the mend.

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May 21, 2019 - Venture Beat

Airbnb teams up with 23andMe to recommend heritage travel destinations - by Kyle Wiggers

Ever heard of heritage travel? It’s when folks pilgrimage to uncover family histories in their forebears’ home cities, towns, and countries. Many travelers in Australia, India, the U.K., and Brazil say that visiting a place connected with their relatives will be the most important consideration when planning their next vacation.

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May 2, 2019 - CNN Travel

Thailand's Royal Coronation: What Bangkok travelers need to know - by Karla Cripps
Thailand's first royal coronation in nearly seven decades is taking place in Bangkok May 4-6, when King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will formally ascend the throne. The coronation ceremonies will include a mixture of sacred Hindu and Buddhist rituals that date back centuries.


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