Daily Pulse: Top Travel Stories for Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Here are the most interesting stories from the world of travel for Monday, Nov. 9:
Younger tourists from South Asia do not have the same traveling style as their parents. The Economic Times recently reported on India’s millennials, who are shunning sightseeing and fixed itineraries to focus on adventure travel, culinary tourism and local bed-and-breakfast scenes.
Both Qantas and ANA have launched new flights between Tokyo and Australia. This has led to an 18 percent increase in the number of Japanese tourists heading Down Under... Read more from the Sydney Morning Herald.
Stocks are struggling and hotel growth is slowing in the UAE. However, British travel agents are still high on at least one of the emirates. Abu Dhabi was named the "best city” at the UK Travel Agents Choice Awards… Read more from Abu Dhabi City Guide.
The Daily Mail highlights the non-skiing-related attractions of the Swiss Alps. The country’s alpine trains can give tourists the chance to enjoy the scenery without requiring them to undertake any physical exertion whatsoever.
The Calvert Journal mourns the end of Russia’s platskart, budget train carriages that were used by locals and backpackers for dirt cheap rail travel. These third-class cars are already being phased out by Russian Railways.
Greece might rebuild one of its most famous structures. There is talk of making a 400-foot replica of the Colossus of Rhodes, an ancient statue of the god Helios that was destroyed by an earthquake more than 2,000 years ago… Read more (and see an artist’s rendering of the impressive new Colossus) from the Asian Age.
The head of the UN’s World Tourism Organization had an optimistic message to share during a speech at the World Travel Market in London. Dr. Taleb Rifai said that tourism could help to bring lasting peace and prosperity after war. He pointed to the success of the travel industries in former conflict zones like Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Croatia and Sri Lanka as examples of this… Read more from the Sunday Leader.
New destinations are trying to shine at this year’s World Travel Market. Places like Kazakhstan and Georgia are promoting themselves with perks like visa-free entry... Read more from Euronews.
According to the BBC, Myanmar's opposition party is confident of victory as votes are counted after Burmese people went to the polls over the weekend. The Daily Mail, meanwhile, contends that the country will be a hot tourist destination no matter who is in charge of the government.
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