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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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President Nursultan Nazarbayev made the surprise resignation yesterday after nearly 30 years in power, and at the swearing in, his successor, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, made the announcement to change capital's name from Astana to Nursultan “in honour of the first President.”

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March 18, 2019 - BBC Travel

The three values that shaped Singapore - by Lindsey Galloway

The Singapore Bicentennial is aiming to provide citizens with an opportunity to reflect on a colonial past that stretches further back – 700 years in total – and on the values (openness, multiculturalism and self-determination) that have shaped the modern-day nation.

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Singapore's turn in the global spotlight helped propel tourist arrivals and spending to record highs for the third year in a row in 2018.

Total arrivals rose 6.2 per cent to 18.5 million, while tourism receipts went up to $27.1 billion, according to preliminary estimates released by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Wednesday (Feb 13).

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