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Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Oct. 30, 2015

Destination & Tourism | Josh Lew | October 30, 2015

Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Oct. 30, 2015

Here are the stories you need to see if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of world travel:

The UK has lifted a travel ban for an important part of Kenya. British citizens can now visit the Malindi area, a popular destination on the Indian Ocean coastline… Read more from AllAfrica.

You’ve probably had your fill of James Bond hype already, but this one is quite interesting: an interactive map that shows the destinations 007 visited in all 24 official Bond films… Read more from Stashed.

The Maldives is stepping up security at its luxury resorts after an assassination attempt on the country's president… Read more from the International Business Times.

Australia is considering doing away with physical passports. Instead of relying on the traditional booklets, identity information will be saved “in the cloud”... Read more from the Sydney Morning Herald.

40 years ago, they were enemies. Now Vietnam and the US are becoming quite friendly as they both try to limit China’s influence in Southeast Asia… Read more from the Daily Beast.

Because of its museums, restaurants and public art, Doha, Qatar just might be the coolest destination on the Arabian Peninsula… Read more from High 50 Travel.

A travel blogger found a loophole in his frequent flier program and used it to get a first class trip on Emirates… Find out how he did it from Stuff NZ.

A new bridge in Taiwan is giving thrill-seekers something to scream about. The span is 140 feet above the floor of a valley, and it has a completely transparent glass walkway… Read more from Fox News.

The Guardian takes us to the Zagros Mountains, a part of Kurdistan in Iran that has managed to stay out of the headlines (and managed to stay frozen in time).   

Winter in Finland might not sound like a good idea, but the Daily Mail suggests that you can, indeed, have a great time near the Arctic Circle during the coldest season of the year.  


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