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Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Oct. 27, 2015

Destination & Tourism | Josh Lew | October 27, 2015

Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Oct. 27, 2015

Here are the travel stories making headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Golf brings tourist dollars. After years of developing its courses, Vietnam earned a nod from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, who called it the best golf destination in Asia and Australia… Read more from Luxury Travel Magazine.

Consumers are losing their enthusiasm for travel rewards credit cards. Would-be travelers are realizing that the amount of money they spend to earn enough points for a flight exceeds the savings they get when they use those points… Read more from Huffington Post.

Air China has just launched service between Newark and Beijing. Round trip fares for the long-haul flight are currently very cheap. They start at $848… Read more from the New York Times.

Kayak has mapped 10 holiday destinations for 2015 that have experienced the biggest price drops since last year’s Thanksgiving through New Year stretch… See the map at

Kolkata has invited travel bloggers, journalists and writers to its annual Durga Puja Festival in the hopes that the event can become a tourist attraction like Holi or Diwali… Read more from the Times of India.

Israel has said that it is considering revoking travel rights for Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem. The US State Department, in turn, issued a statement saying they would be “concerned” if Israel attempted to restrict the movement of these people… Read more from the Jerusalem Post.

One travel company has begun to offer a very unique trip to North Korea. The experience includes taking part in the annual Pyongyang Marathon… Read more from the Daily Mail.

A 37-year-old Norwegian journalist recently became one of the youngest people to visit every country in the world. He told the Guardian about his experiences in totalitarian countries like Eritrea, North Korea and Turkmenistan.

Asia One takes readers on the Trans-Siberian Express for an 11-day trip between Beijing and Moscow.

London is getting a new fleet of taxis. The vehicles will have the same iconic exterior, but they will be more efficient under the hood... Read more from the BBC


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