EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Wednesday, Dec. 2
Here are 10 travel stories worth reading from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia for Wednesday.
Japan will draw more than four million Chinese tourists in 2015
AccorHotels offers 20 percent off all bookings in Australia this summer
Germany wants to draw two million Indian tourists per year by 2030
Voluntourists caught up in the controversial practice of canned lion hunts
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Tufi, a remote resort area in Papua New Guinea, is known as a haven for scuba divers. It is now trying to introduce the world to its other attractions: authentic tribal culture, tropical fjords and the Tufi Resort.
Air France/KLM is planning to increase service to West Africa. It will establish a regional hub in Abidjan, the cultural and economic capital of Cote d’Ivoire. The airline already flies the Paris-Abidjan route seven times per week.
Russians are looking for new places to vacation this winter. One option is Morocco. A state-owned television station, Russia 24, has been airing specials promoting travel to the North African country, which has long had a vibrant tourism industry.
Valletta, Malta will be named European Capital of Culture in 2018. The thousand-year-old city was home to the Queen of England and Prince Phillip right after they got married. The now-elderly couple returned in 2007 for their anniversary.
Fukushima is best known as the Japanese city where a post-earthquake nuclear disaster took place in 2011. It also produces some of the country’s best sake. The danger of radiation has now passed and tourists can actually visit the breweries where the rice-based liquor is produced.
Myanmar’s opposition party has begun the process of taking over parliament. The media, businesses and travelers will be watching closely as the current administration hands power over to Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party.
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