Travel & Culture

November 16, 2006

Mum’s Tops for Flying Kiwis

WELLINGTON ~ New Zealanders may be able to do without many things, but it seems that when it comes to traveling, they can’t do without their mum, according to a – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Fiji Tourism in Crisis as Tensions Mount

SUVA ~ Fiji’s crucial tourism industry could face one of its worst years ever in 2007 as a result of the political tensions between the government and military, Tourism Minister – Read More...
November 16, 2006

NZ Police Warn Campers

WELLINGTON ~ New Zealand police have warned tourists to avoid camping in remote areas after a pair of Dutch honeymooners were abducted from their campsite in the north of the – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Banyan Tree Spreads Roots Wider

SINGAPORE ~ Singapore-listed resort and hotel operator Banyan Tree is spreading its roots wider in Asia, the Gulf and Europe, the chain said this week. The company said it had – Read More...
November 22, 2006

Alternate Tips on Hosting the Perfect Party

Just in time for the holidays, comedian Amy Sedaris has published an entertaining guide that will have people talking about your parties well into the New Year. But probably not – Read More...
November 22, 2006

Iran to Fingerprint US Visitors

TEHRAN ~ Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament has adopted a bill that would make digital fingerprinting compulsory for all US citizens seeking to enter the country. “All US citizens should be controlled – Read More...
December 1, 2006

Santa Clauses in ‘Buy Nothing Day’

VIENNA ~ A group of Santa Clauses were on strike on one of Vienna’s main shopping avenues at the weekend in honor of “Buy Nothing Day,” an international initiative to – Read More...
December 1, 2006

Australians Warned to Avoid Fiji

SYDNEY ~ Australia has warned its citizens to avoid the Fijian capital after fresh threats of violence in Suva risked inflaming an uneasy standoff between the military and the government. – Read More...
December 1, 2006

Millionaires Only at Matchmaking Party

SHANGHAI ~ China’s booming economic hub of Shanghai held its first exclusive “love boat” party aimed at hooking up the city’s millionaire men with rich attractive women, organizers and participants – Read More...
December 1, 2006

Tourists Flocking to ‘Scalpel Safaris’

JOHANNESBURG ~ South Africa’s medical tourism industry has skyrocketed, with the number of overseas patients drawn by “scalpel safari” packages more than doubling in three years, an expert said. The – Read More...
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