London 'cheaper' after pound's Brexit plunge

​London, March 21 (IANS) London has become the cheapest of the worlds major global centres, with the cost of living falling behind that of New York, Paris and Tokyo to its lowest level for two decades, figures revealed on Tuesday. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) world rankings, the fall is almost ent...
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Sri Lanka to increase international air connectivity

​Colombo, March 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka is looking to increase international air connectivity in an effort to boost tourism, a statement said here on Tuesday. With the tourism industry recording a positive growth since 2009, officials said they now hope to have more direct flights, open skies policy, competitive landing an...
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Budget shopping a rewarding, memorable experience in HK

​Hong Kong, March 15 (IANS) It is easy to remember Hong Kong for its enormous variety of food and leisure, and the way these can be relished in quick time. But for me, Hong Kong is also about neatness, planning, seamless transport and the no-fuss attitude of its street vendors who make budget shopping a memorable experience....
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Shanghai restaurants install see-through kitchens

​Shanghai, March 14 (IANS) More than 2,000 restaurants in Shanghai have installed see-through kitchens in a bid to improve food safety, a media report said. In these restaurants, a piece of glass separates the kitchen from the dining area so that both diners and regulators have a clear idea of what is going on behind t...
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Mount Everest base camp received 113,000 tourists in 2016

​Lhasa, March 4 (IANS) The Mount Everest base camp received more than 113,000 tourists last year, with a year-on-year increase of 91 per cent, the local tourist administration said on Saturday. Among them were more than 5,100 foreign visitors, Xinhua news agency reported. The Tingri county government has been m...
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A surreal melting pot of culture at Dubai's Global Village

Dubai, March 3 (IANS) If Delhi Haat in India's capital fascinates you with its offerings from all parts of the country, this iconic family destination and entertainment adda for adults brings together snapshots of cultural extravaganzas from across the world in one massive open sky emporium here. Global Village is the la...
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SpaceX to fly 2 private tourists around moon in 2018

​Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) US aerospace major SpaceX has announced plans to fly two private citizens on a week-long trip around the moon next year. The two individuals approached SpaceX for the trip and they have "already paid a significant deposit" to do a moon mission, the company said in a statement on Monday. ...
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Cambodia earns over $3 bn from tourism

​Phnom Penh, Feb 27 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday announced that the country's tourism sector earned $3.4 billion in 2016. The Southeast Asian nation attracted 5 million international visitors last year, a 5 per cent rise year-on-year, according to a tourism data, Xinhua news agency reported. ...
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China to construct 74 airports by 2020

Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) China is planning to construct 74 more civil transport airports by 2020, an official report said. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) report provides the blueprint and sets the goals for the development of China's civil aviation industry during the country's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-...
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India to link Kathmandu with Delhi, Kolkata by rail

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu announced here that it would soon link Kathmandu to New Delhi and Kolkata using direct railway lines, in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries. Prabhu, who is here to address the Nepal I...
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