EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Dec. 14, 2015
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Goa is having success with its new electronic visa service. More than 37,000 tourists, mainly people from Russia and the U.K., have taken advantage of the visas so fat this year.
Singaporean travel agents with clients traveling to Beijing have told tour operators to distribute surgical-style masks and have water on hand so that tourists can deal with the terrible pollution that has been plaguing the city this winter. About 40 percent of the 970,000 Singaporeans who visited China last year stopped in Beijing.
Cambodia’s Mondulkiri Project has been well received by tourists. This sanctuary is a tourist attraction that has a very practical purpose: to help local people get income from elephants without forcing the pachyderms to work in the logging industry.
People vacationing in the Central Philippines will need to take cover. Typhoon Melor is about to hit the same regions that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan two years ago. Flooding is the biggest danger, and 750,000 people in low lying areas have already been evacuated.
Hungary’s media has been covering the changes to the US visa policy for EU countries. As it stands, Hungarians are free to travel to the U.S. unless they have visited Iraq, Syria or the Sudan in the past five years. There is obviously a worry that the process of getting through U.S. immigraton will be made more difficlut in the near future.
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