EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
PHOTO: Turkmenistan's Darvaza Gas Crater is becoming something of a tourist attraction. The natural gas in the crater has been burning for more than four decades. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Here are stories from Asia, Africa and Europe that you should read during your online travels today...
Indonesia’s Unlikely Pork Feast
Golf Course Development Key for Cyprus Tourism
Hong Kong’s Nature Thrives in the Shadow of Skyscrapers
Witnessing The Never-Ending Fire in Turkmenistan
JUST THE LINKS
The mayor of Dubrovnik, Croatia met with representatives from Expedia recently. The travel site is an important source of business for the city’s hotels, especially during the summertime.
Gozo is one of three inhabited islands that make up Malta. Despite having some charming villages and unique rock formations, Gozo lags far behind the main island of Malta when it comes to tourism. A new promotional campaign, aimed at travelers from the EU, is trying bring more attention to the island.
Bristol is another English city that is getting more connected to Europe. Easyjet has added flights to Vienna, Basel, Gibraltar and Porto. The carrier also announced that it would launch service from Bristol to Dubrovnik, Nantes and Venice early next year.
Manchester wants to take its place alongside Heathrow as a major hub for the UK. The Northern England airport is targeting two dozen long haul routes that would connect the city with Asia and the Americas.
China will start to promote domestic tourism as part of a bid to jumpstart its lagging economy. Other consumer sectors, such as health and sporting goods, will also get help from the government.
Tai Hang is one of Hong Kong’s newly popular neighborhoods. It is rapidly becoming gentrified, but is still hanging on to its blue-collar roots with street-food-style noodle shops. The worry is that these mom and pop operations will be priced out of the market soon, however.
For more Destination & Tourism News
More by Josh Lew
Get Travel Deals and Travel News
Recent Travel Opinions
Airlines & Airports
Cruise Line & Cruise Ship