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Food waste in tourism bigger issue than previously thought

There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California. Food waste originating from hotels, restaurants and events is recognised and can be estimated and calculated, but as the tourism industry is becoming more and more diverse, so are the sources ... Read More »

It’s the age of Asia when it comes to passport power

As the global economy transforms and centers of power shift, Asia’s dominance appears to be unfaltering. Entering into the final quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore retain a firm hold on first place on the Henley Passport Index, each with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 190 out of a maximum 227. For most of the index’s 14-year history – which is ... Read More »

Selfies from the zone: How TV show changed Chernobyl tourism

The hit TV series “Chernobyl” has attracted a new generation of tourists to the nuclear disaster zone but guides say that many are more interested in taking selfies than learning about the accident. “They do not need information anymore, they just want to take a selfie,”said Yevgen Goncharenko, an official plant guide, at the site of the worst nuclear accident ... Read More »

Finalists of 3rd annual young chef contest: Seafood Expo Asia

Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 8 August 2019 – The Young Chef Challenge is back for the third year when Seafood Expo Asia opens its door at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3-5 September 2019. The Young Chef Challenge, which debuted in 2017 as an initiative of Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo Asia, aims ... Read More »

কক্সবাজার ট্রাফিক ব্যবস্থা বিষয়ে বিএনপি আলীগের তরুণ নেতারা

কক্সবাজার: বিশ্বের দীর্ঘতম সৈকত নগরী কক্সবাজারের সাম্প্রতিক সময়ে ক্রমবর্ধমান যানজট নিরসনের দাবিতে ডেমোক্রেসি ইন্টারন্যাশনালের রাজনৈতিক ফেলো বাংলাদেশ ছাত্রলীগ কক্সবাজার জেলা কমিটির নির্বাহী সদস্য তানজিদ ওয়াহিদ লোটাস এবং বাংলাদেশ জাতীয়তাবাদী ছাত্রদলের কক্সবাজার পেকুয়া উপজেলা কমিটির সিনিয়র যুগ্ম সম্পাদক শওকত হোছাইন আজ কক্সবাজার প্রেসক্লাব মিলনায়তনে একটি যৌথ সংবাদ সম্মেলনের আয়োজন করেন। Read More »

Amaya Kebab special buffet at Amari Dhaka

The most tender kebabs in town with five live kitchens Dhaka, Bangladesh – August 2019: To delight buffet lovers with excitement and food varieties, Amaya Food Gallery at Amari Dhaka is bringing back Amaya Kebab Nights with live grilling of succulent lamb and chicken kebabs at its Interactive Dinner Buffet. Read More »

Biman pilot travels to Doha sans passport: Cop suspended

Dhaka, June 8 – An immigration police officer at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has been suspended over the travel of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot to Qatar without his passport. On June 5, Captain Fazal Mahmud reached Doha Hamad International Airport in Qatar operating an aircraft from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here without any passport. Contacted, Additional Superintendent of Police ... Read More »

Making tourism more responsible

Long before Joy Daniels became the manager of a travel company she was cleaning rooms at a guesthouse. But after joining a Fair Trade-certified business, a place that valued its staff, in a few years she was soon promoted to manager. A Fair Trade certification is one of several initiatives in South Africa aimed at developing tourism in a responsible ... Read More »

Saudi king approves $2.93bn of Taif projects

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved SAR11bn ($2.93bn) of projects in Taif. The projects are located in the new city of Taif, to the northeast of the old city in an area spanning 1,250 square kilometres. They include a new airport, tourism city Souq Okaz, technology, industrial and university zones and a residential area with 10,500 housing units. The airport, ... Read More »

35,000 evacuated from near Mount Agung

Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from their homes near an active volcano in Bali, as authorities warn it could erupt imminently. The area around Mount Agung has seen hundreds of tremors and signs of magma rising to the surface in recent days. Authorities have imposed a 12km (7.5 miles) exclusion zone around the mountain and issued their highest level ... Read More »

PM opens Marine Drive

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive to traffic on Saturday. The Bangladesh Army, under the supervision of Roads and Highways Department, constructed the 80-km marine drive for protecting the Cox’s Bazar seashore. Read More »

Hong Kong world’s priciest cities for expats

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city for expats, leapfrogging Angolan capital Luanda in the annual chart compiled by consultancy firm Mercer. Luanda, which had consistently topped the list in recent years, fell in the ranking owing to the weakening of its local currency. Zurich and Singapore were third and fourth on the list, unchanged from a year ago. ... Read More »

Official: Iran won’t attend hajj in Saudi Arabia this year

Iran will not send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year for the annual hajj pilgrimage, an Iranian official announced Thursday, the latest sign of tensions between the two Mideast powers after a disaster during the event last year killed at least 2,426 people. Iran said Saudi “incompetence” caused the Sept. 24 crush and stampede in the holy city of Mina ... Read More »

1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba

Passengers set sail Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. seaport for the communist island nation. Carnival Corp.’s 704-passenger Adonia left port at 4:24 p.m., bound for Havana. Carnival’s Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom brand, will also visit the ports of Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba on the ... Read More »

Workers say water transport strike will continue

Dhaka – Ignoring the government’s call to withdraw it, vessel workers have decided to continue with the indefinite strike until their minimum wage is fixed. Earlier on Saturday evening, the government sought time till May 10 from the vessel workers to fix a minimum wage for them after forming a ministerial committee. Read More »

First passenger flight leaves as Brussels airport reopens

Brussels — A Brussels Airlines plane heading to the Portuguese city of Faro took off from Brussels Airport on Sunday, the first passenger flight to leave the airport since suicide bombings on March 22 ripped through its check-in counters. Security at the airport was tight with completely new check-in procedures for passengers. Two other planes were scheduled to leave later ... Read More »