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Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Oct. 29, 2015

Features & Advice | Josh Lew | October 29, 2015

Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Oct. 29, 2015

Here are the most interesting headlines from the travel world for Thursday, Oct. 29...

Transylvania does have foggy mountains and Gothic castles, but this Romanian region is also a great place to ski and to browse boutiques and art galleries. In fact, it has so many non-Dracula-related attractions that Lonely Planet called it the “top region to visit in 2016”… Read more from Romania Insider.

Airline IndiGo, India’s largest carrier in terms of overall passenger numbers, attracted a great deal of interest from investors during its initial public offering… Read more from Airwise.

India will soon ban surrogacy tourism. The country plans to create a law that will make it illegal for foreign couples to engage in the surprisingly common practice of paying Indian women to carry their babies… Read more from the Telegraph.

If you go on safari in Madagascar, you may come across a turtle with graffiti on its back. The African island is home to rare ploughshare tortoises, which are often taken as pets despite their endangered status. Environmentalists literally deface the turtles’ shells so that they are unattractive to pet collectors… Read more from CNN.

Best Western probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think of luxury hotels. However, the worldwide chain’s Best Western Premier The Haven Ipoh took multiple honors at the recent World Luxury Hotel Awards… Read more from Travel and Tour World.

The Lonely Planet Blog takes readers on a photographic journey through the streets of one of Europe’s most underrated cities, Riga.

Bali dominated Conde Nast Traveler’s list of the best luxury resorts in Asia… Read more from Coconuts Bali.

NUO Hotel Beijing is the latest addition to the ultra-luxurious Ultratravel Collection. Located near Beijing’s premiere arts district, this property has a new style of design known as “modern Ming”… Read more from Host News.


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