AFTER Everest and Annapurna, Langtang is Nepal’s third most popular trekking area but a world away from the busy teahouses and crowds on those routes. And thanks to its location north of Kathmandu towards the Chinese border it’s also very different culturally with a heavy Tibetan and Buddhist influence in the region.
The global hospitality and tourism industry and its broader economic impacts currently represent approximately US$6 trillion or 9% of the global economy, employing well over a quarter of a billion people. Myriad issues and challenges surround this dynamic industry where service provision and innovation sit at the heart of success. Even more challenging is administering…>
THE spectacular temples of Cambodia’s historic Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday that Street View now includes more than 90,000 photographic panoramas, and allows viewers to zoom in to study carvings and other artistic and archaeological details. Built between the ninth and 14th centuries,…>
FOR a taste of rural Burma and the opportunity to enjoy homestays in villages along the way, head to Shan State in the country’s northeast. With rolling hills, few roads and welcoming locals, it’s an experience not to be forgotten.
THE Queensland capital, Brisbane, is often referred to as the river city, thanks to the way the longest river in the south east corner snakes and coils itself bend by bend through the city before emptying into Moreton Bay. Sharing geography with a river does mean the city suffers from time to time as the…>
THE Nymboida River in New South Wales is one of the best options for white water paddling on the east coast of Australia, particularly if you live in Brisbane. With cascades, rapids and pool sequences, it offers plenty of action, flow and fun whatever skill set you have.
INDONESIA is now the world’s largest sanctuary for manta rays, after officials were persuaded by evidence that the gentle giants known for delighting tourists are worth more alive than dead.