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Papua, 61 children dead and 500 sick because malnourished. The Church's commitment (Photo)

by @ www.asianews.it

The diocese of Agats sends two teams to assist and distribute basic necessities in the affected villages. The peculiar characteristics of the remote territory make it difficult and dangerous to reach the most isolated settlements. In Jakarta, some Catholic humanitarian organizations and groups have set up a fundraising program. The Indonesian government deploys military paramedics. Critics of the government, accused of neglecting the remote eastern province.

Sichuan is the world hub of Bitcoin mining

by @ www.asianews.it

The province dominates bitcoin mining because of its abundant hydroelectric energy, which is perfect for energy-intensive supercomputers. Electricity in fact accounts for 60-70 per cent of plant costs. With 550 mining machines operating 24 hours, up to 2.5 Bitcoins can be mined per day, worth around US$ 6,400.

Pope in Chile: This land surrounded by the driest desert knows how to put on party clothes

by @ www.asianews.it

At the final Mass of his visit to Chile, at the Campus Lobito in Iquique, Pope Francis prayed for "the integration of peoples" in an region that has know emigration and immigration. He called on people to be like servants at Cana – “they too are part of the miracle” – and take care of the poor and those who have a "watered down" life. ...

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

6 month and 1 year Vietnam Visa (for non-US nationalities)

by admin @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

A couple of years ago it was impossible for first time travelers to apply for 6 month or 1 year Vietnam visa. The maximum visa duration available was 3 months, and those who wished to stay longer had to go through a strenuous visa extension procedure that required various proof of staying purpose: invest certification, […]

Afrin, Ankara launches the campaign to 'eliminate' the Syrian Kurds

by @ www.asianews.it

The bombings until the late yesterday evening: the heaviest since Erdogan raised the alert level . A senior Turkish official went to Moscow to get approval to launch an area campaign. Damascus warns: we could take down your planes. 

HITT Vietnam Food and Beverage Servers Training Materials : English Version

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

This is a full-time vocational training course delivered in an institutional environment.  The programme includes weekly releases into industry where students have to complete worksheets to link classroom learning to the real world of work. The training was delivered for […]

HITT Vietnam Tourist Drivers Training Materials : English Version

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

A PowerPoint-based training course delivered to tourist drivers over a 3-day period to improve their skills in engaging with tourist passengers, planning suitable routes and improving technical driving and road safety skills.  The training was delivered for 3 days in […]

Vietnam visa for Lithuanian passport holders

by admin @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

Commonly, Vietnam visa can be applied either at a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in your country, or at Vietnam Department of Immigration via a travel company or a visa agent. However, there isn’t a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Lithuania. The closest available Vietnam Embassy is in Poland. So for Lithuanians looking forward to visiting Vietnam, Vietnam visa is […]

Vietnam Visa for Portuguese passport holders

by admin @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

Commonly, there are two options to apply for Vietnam Visa: apply directly at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate or apply for Vietnam visa approval letter by Department of Immigration via a travel agent. Unfortunately, there are no Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Portugal right now, despite several travel agencies and non-official sites falsely claiming otherwise. Portugal is not among the […]

Traveling in Vietnam as an American

Traveling in Vietnam as an American


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a...

HITT Inception Analysis VIETNAM

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Please download the attached file to access the report on HITT Inception Analysis Vietnam. HITT_Inception_Analysis_VIETNAM_(English)

Mai Anh Dao – the spring’s flower symbol of Da Lat city

by Obs @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

Mai Anh Dao is Vietnamese name of a one-of-a-kind flower in Da Lat which blooms in the first months of the year to welcome spring. It has been a proud symbol of local people. Mai Anh Dao has Latin name of Prunus Cesacoides – a special cherry blossom tree. Its trunk is like peach, but […]

Field Research in Bali – Student Insights

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

This year, our Master TDM students visited Melbourne, Australia; South Coast, Sri Lanka; and Bali, Indonesia as part of the second phase of their Master programme. Here you can read the blogs of a selection of students about their field research experience from their third destination: Bali. Enjoy the read! After leaving Sri Lanka and before commencing the last chapter of Phase […]

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

How a rising tourism tide lifts all boats in Vietnam

How a rising tourism tide lifts all boats in Vietnam


South China Morning Post

The country is expecting 17 million tourists this year and it is not only the usual suspects like Nha Trang and Da Nang that stand to benefit

HITT Inception Analysis NEPAL

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Please download the attached file to access the report on HITT Inception Analysis Nepal. HITT_Inception_Analysis_NEPAL_(English)

Why China won’t back off the South China Sea – whatever the world might say

by Editor @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Jing Cheng. A much-anticipated ruling on the South China Sea dispute initiated against China by the Philippines finally came down – and unsurprisingly, the Hague-based international tribunal that judged it ruled in favour of the Philippines, rejecting China’s claims of historical rights to the sea’s resources. The Philippines welcomed the ruling, and celebrated ...

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Gender, Sexuality and ‘Songsang’: Freedom of Expression for LGBT Malaysians?

by Site Manager @ Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia

“As a democratic country, we have the right to voice things out.”  Azmi Sharom, 2014.  During one of my lectures at Monash University Malaysia, my Malaysian and non-Malaysian students and I looked at challenges in [...]

Yuan fall to slightly affect Vietnam tourism: insiders - Tuoi Tre News

Yuan fall to slightly affect Vietnam tourism: insiders - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

While the cheaper Chinese currency will certainly make tour packages to Vietnam costlier for Chinese tourists, local travel agencies believe the impact of the weakened yuan will not be too serious

A History Lover’s Guide to Dublin, Ireland

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

You might know a thing or two about Dublin. For example, you might know that it's the capital of Ireland and that it's the...

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HITT Vietnam Local Guides Training Materials : English Version

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

A PowerPoint-based training course delivered to local guides over a 7-day period.  The modules include the technical skills of guiding, and also information on the local area so that guides can provide accurate and interesting information to their clients The […]

Vietnam enjoys growing tourism contribution to GDP

Vietnam enjoys growing tourism contribution to GDP


VOV - VOV Online Newspaper

VOV.VN - The direct contribution of tourism to Vietnam’s GDP was nearly US$12.57 billion, or 6.6% of GDP, ranking 40th among 184 nations in the world.

A Colonial University for South-East Asia? The Indochinese University in Hanoi (1906-1945)

by Site Manager @ Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia

In 2006, Hanoi University celebrated its 100th birthday. In his celebratory speech, the University Rector, Prof. Dao Trong Thi, emphasized the importance of the institution’s history. Referring to its colonial birth, he highlighted almost a [...]

Ethnic tourism in Vietnam

by Ailsa Mitchell @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Esther Bott. Thanks to generous IAPS seed-corn funding, my study leave got off to a brilliant start in February with a successful research trip to Sapa in northern Vietnam. The purpose of the trip was to generate pilot data on ethnic tourism, a niche market that is growing rapidly in Vietnam and other ...

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Catholic refugees, the age of priests, and money

Catholic refugees, the age of priests, and money

by tuannyriver @ tuannyriver

“Do anything three times if possible,” goes my motto as a forty-something. Publish three books or articles on different topics but a common theme. Or, dance to three different songs but the same genre from the same period. Or, write... Continue Reading →

Training material for Homestay/Lodge operators

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

The Homestay & small lodge operator curriculum and training material are one of the several skills building products developed by the EC funded High Impact Tourism Training for Jobs & Income programme (HITT) to support informal workers and potential workers […]

Hun Sen praises Trump’s Fake News Awards

by Asian Correspondent Staff @ Asian Correspondent

CAMBODIA’s Prime Minister has praised US President Donald Trump’s so-called Fake News Awards, during a government-hosted dinner for correspondents on Sunday.

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Ethnic tourism in Vietnam

by Ailsa Mitchell @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Esther Bott. Thanks to generous IAPS seed-corn funding, my study leave got off to a brilliant start in February with a successful research trip to Sapa in northern Vietnam. The purpose of the trip was to generate pilot data on ethnic tourism, a niche market that is growing rapidly in Vietnam and other ...

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Why China won’t back off the South China Sea – whatever the world might say

by Editor @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Jing Cheng. A much-anticipated ruling on the South China Sea dispute initiated against China by the Philippines finally came down – and unsurprisingly, the Hague-based international tribunal that judged it ruled in favour of the Philippines, rejecting China’s claims of historical rights to the sea’s resources. The Philippines welcomed the ruling, and celebrated ...

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HITT Benin Cooks for Small-Run Restaurants Training Materials

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

The training materials developed for the 4 training models in Benin include a trainer manual, a trainer guide and a learner manual. The document structure type is always the same, ie manuals learners are all structured in the same way […]

CBS Reality Show ‘Survivor’ Drastically Increases Tourism in Filming Locations

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

Reality TV show ‘Survivor’ isn’t just a big win for CBS, it also brings in big tourism dollars to each season’s location. The show, now on its 35th (!!!) season, pits players against one another in a foreign and isolated location, with a mix of rules and twists to keep the show’s premise interesting and […]

How many Vietnamese Catholic priests are there in the U.S.?

How many Vietnamese Catholic priests are there in the U.S.?

by tuannyriver @ tuannyriver

The short answer: There were about 900 Catholic priests of Vietnamese origin in the U.S. by 2012. There are approximately 950 at this time (2017), and probably more. This past summer, I came across several online articles from newspapers and... Continue Reading →

Get Inspired with 6 Effective Travel Websites

by joshzukas @ Dulichable

When building a new website or refreshing an old one, it’s best to start with a hunt for inspiration. In this article, Josh Zukas talks to the experts to round up six of the most eye-catching and effective travel company websites from around the world. Authentic Asia This continental tour company focusing on bespoke luxury […]

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HITT Inception Analysis MOZAMBIQUE

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Please download the attached file to access the report on HITT Inception Analysis Mozambique. HITT_Inception_Analysis_MOZAMBIQUE_(Portuguese)

HITT Benin Assistant Cooks Training Materials

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

The training materials developed for the 4 training models in Benin include a trainer manual, a trainer guide and a learner manual. The document structure type is always the same, ie manuals learners are all structured in the same way […]

On-line Video on Waste Management in Mali: How Training Small Scale Enterprises Improves Incomes and Environment

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

What is the link between Tourism and Waste management? Malian tourism actors decided that waste management was a key point for attracting tourists. Thus the HITT programme in Mali designed a special training for waste managers, promoting waste valorization through […]

Une charte de compétences de serveur disponible au Bénin

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du programme HITT au Bénin, des besoins de formation dans les métiers liés au secteur du tourisme, spécifiquement la Cuisine et le Service, ont été dentifiés par la SNV-Bénin, avec la contribution […]

My nomination for the most devotional Vietnamese song about Mary

My nomination for the most devotional Vietnamese song about Mary

by tuannyriver @ tuannyriver

It is always tricky writing about “the best” or “the most XYZ” song. But this year marks the centenary of the Marian apparitions in Fátima, and more Vietnamese Americans travelled to Portugal than any previous year. It made me think of... Continue Reading →

Student experiences: conducting field research in Barcelona

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

“Estupido turista!”: A “stupid tourist” Here you can read about the student experiences of one of the Master TDM students, Simone Moretti and his field research for his master thesis in Barcelona. Enjoy the read! Before leaving for Barcelona to conduct research for my Master thesis, I was expecting that investigating the social impact of tourism […]

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Nhân danh Nhân dân: Ma thuật và Bí ẩn của Quản trị Y tế ở Thái Lan

by Site Manager @ Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia

Tháng 9 năm 2014, Tướng Prayuth, người đứng đầu cuộc đảo chính quân sự, thông báo trong một cuộc họp chính phủ cấp cao rằng ông là nạn nhân của một cuộc tấn công ma [...]

Responsible tourism in Vietnam

Responsible tourism in Vietnam


responsibletravel.com

Responsible tourism in Vietnam. Easy to read, honest advice on responsible tourism in Vietnam to help you make sure your trip has a positive effect on the environment and local communities.

Vietnam Visa for South Korean citizens

by admin @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

As a South Korean passport holder, you are allowed to enter and stay in Vietnam without a visa for up to 15 days. In case South Korean nationals wish to stay longer than 15 days, Vietnam visa is of crucial. There are 3 ways to get Vietnam visa for South Korean passport holders Option 1: […]

HITT Inception Analysis Cambodia

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Please download the attached file to access the report on HITT Inception Analysis Cambodia. HITT_Inception_Analysis_Cambodia

HITT Inception Analysis GHANA

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Please download the attached file to access the report on HITT Inception Analysis Ghana. HITT Inception Analysis Ghana

HITT Benin Casual Waiters Training Materials

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

The training materials developed for the 4 training models in Benin include a trainer manual, a trainer guide and a learner manual. The document structure type is always the same, ie manuals learners are all structured in the same way […]

Vietnam’s tourism industry soars

Vietnam’s tourism industry soars


South China Morning Post

International tourists flock to Da Nang as business travellers and MICE groups meet in Hanoi, Haiphong and Ho Chi Minh City

Ecotourism in Vietnam: Potential and Reality

Ecotourism in Vietnam: Potential and Reality


Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia

  

Births, workforce and aging: The demographics scare Beijing

by @ www.asianews.it

The number of newborns fell to 17.23 million in 2017, from 17.86 million in 2016. The workforce has shrunk by over 5 million units. The social security system is at risk. Tangible signs of the damage of the harsh population control measures adopted by the government in the last forty years.

Master TDM Symposium on Urban Tourism, Urban Competitiveness, and City Marketing

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

For the first time, the Master Tourism Destination Management hosted the Symposium on Urban Tourism, Urban Competitiveness, and City Marketing. In three interactive presentations our guest speakers talked about the special position of tourism in the development and management of cities, before participants were invited for lively discussions. Here we summarized some impressions and learnings […]

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1 year multiple entry Vietnam Visa for U.S. citizens

by admin @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

What’s the news? From August 26th 2016 onwards, one month, three month, and six month Vietnam Visa are no longer available for U.S. citizens. US passport holders will only be able to obtain 1 year – multiple entry Vietnam Visa. The 1 year – multiple entry Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA) for U.S. citizens costs […]

HITT Inception Analysis MALI

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Please download the attached file to access the report on HITT Inception Analysis Mali. HITT_Inception_Analysis_MALI_(French)

HITT Vietnam Home-Stay Operators Training Materials : English Version

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

This is a flipfile-based training course delivered to homestay operators over an 8-day period.  It includes a range of general skills such as hygiene and safety, some business skills (marketing and money management) and operational skills such as housekeeping, and […]

Tourism changes understanding of Vietnam War - InDaily

Tourism changes understanding of Vietnam War - InDaily


InDaily

Increasing tourism in Vietnam – including visits to places such as the Cu Chi tunnels – may change the way Australians view and commemorate the Vietnam War.

What is behind Japan’s travel boom?

by Holly Patrick @ Asian Correspondent

JAPAN is in the middle of a travel boom. The country saw a record-breaking surge in tourism in 2017, welcoming 28.6 million foreign visitors, an increase of 19.3 percent from 2016 – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

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Made in Nepal… Comming Soon!

by Beau @ World Effect Blog

We’re really excited to introduce our newest collection of certified Fair Trade products from Nepal.  We have been working with an AMAZING fair trade organization out of Nepal.  Hand-loomed fabrics, sewn in their own ashram helping women from across the …

The BEST: What to do in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona While on Vacation

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

If you’re looking to escape the rainy weather in your hometown, get some golf in, or just enjoy the hot, hot heat, Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona are a great way to do just that. We recently visited Phoenix, and after our research, below you’ll find the best things to do in Phoenix and nearby Scottsdale […]

Interim Global Programme Leader – High Impact Tourism Training Programme (5 months)

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

SNV is currently looking for an Interim Global Programme Leader (5 months) for the coordination of the EC funded High Impact Tourism and Training Programme. The main functions of the Global Coordinator are: The provision of technical direction to country […]

5 LESSER-KNOWN LOCATIONS FOR SHOOTING FILMS IN VIETNAM

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Atas Nama Rakyat: Sihir dan Kekuatan misteri dalam Tata kelola Kesehatan di Thailand

by Site Manager @ Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia

Pada September 2014, Jenderal Prayuth, pemimpin kudeta militer baru-baru ini, mengumumkan pada sebuah pertemuan pemerintah tingkat tinggi bahwa dia telah menjadi korban serangan sihir oleh kekuatan yang menentang pemerintahan militer. Sebuah surat kabar lokal mengabarkan [...]

HITT project global products

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Within the frame of the High Impact Tourism Training (HITT) programme, an initiative implemented by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) through the financial contribution of the European Commission’s (EC) Investing in People programme, the HITT programme has developed five tools to guide development professionals […]

HITT Vietnam Tourist Drivers Training Materials : Vietnamese Version

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

A PowerPoint-based training course delivered to tourist drivers over a 3-day period to improve their skills in engaging with tourist passengers, planning suitable routes and improving technical driving and road safety skills.  The training was delivered for 3 days in […]

Student Insights – Interview with Aliyyah Shakeer

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

Our TDM students are 8 weeks into the course and almost halfway through Phase 1 of their master. Aliyyah Shakeer, TDM student from Trinidad and Tobago, sat down with us for an interview. She talked about her personal background, her motivation to join the program and shared some impressions of studying at NHTV and living in […]

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The two Churches in Ukraine and the bleeding child

by @ www.asianews.it

New tensions between Ukrainian and pro-Russian nationalists, among the faithful of the Kiev Autonomous Patriarchate and Orthodox of obedience to the Moscow Patriarchate. The spark: the refusal of an Orthodox church in Moscow to officiate the funeral of a child who died in an accident, because he was baptized "a heretic" in the Church of Kiev. Monks of the two Churches blocked at the Kiev caves. Mutual violence towards sacred buildings.

The development post speaks about Hitt

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

To read this article about Tourism and training, please click on : http://digital.edition-on.net/links/7223_autumn2013.asp, pp 14-15.

Hiking the Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

The Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop is an easily accessible, enjoyable hiking trail in Death Valley. Hike through sandstone canyons, enjoy the view from Manly Beacon, and explore the golden mudstone hills that make this part of Death Valley look so interesting. If you want to add a hike to your Death Valley to-do list, the Golden Canyon – ...

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5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

There’s just something about London. With its iconic skyline, trendy neighborhoods, world-class museums, and long list of popular attractions, London is a city that every traveler should visit. We put together this 5-day London itinerary to help you have the best experience here. About this London Itinerary In general, I grouped sites together based on their location in order to ...

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Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers


The Points Guy

Vietnam announced that it's changing its visa requirement for US-based travelers. Only one visa is needed for the entire year.

AVIS DE CONSULTATION

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Programme High Impact Tourism Traning (HITT) – Programme de Formation professionnelle dans le secteur du Tourisme. N°  582/SNV-Bénin/HITT du 06/12/12 Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du Programme High Impact Tourism Training (HITT), programme de formation professionnel dans […]

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t ...

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HITT Vietnam Home-Stay Operators : Vietnamese Version

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

This is a flipfile-based training course delivered to homestay operators over an 8-day period.  It includes a range of general skills such as hygiene and safety, some business skills (marketing and money management) and operational skills such as housekeeping, and […]

Which Countries is VRBO Available in?

by Jacob Klein @ Champion Traveler

International travel can have all sorts of complications. But with sites like VRBO, it’s actually quite easy because almost all of their services are available in every country in the world (see below for a complete list). Here’s the details on which countries VRBO is available in. Which Countries Does VRBO Have Rentals Available IN? […]

Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism

Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism


The Christian Science Monitor

Walking along Cua Dai is like visiting a beach-restoration technology exhibition, with efforts ranging from stone seawalls to fiber-and-sand wave breakers.

Parodies of The Brothers Karamazov

Parodies of The Brothers Karamazov

by tuannyriver @ tuannyriver

Earlier this week, my Great Books sections completed the discussion of Dostoevsky’s greatest.  My colleague Frank Novak teaches The Magic Mountain instead, and his sections are also winding down on the Thomas Mann soon. (Here are a few thoughts on... Continue Reading →

5 Things to Do in Zion National Park That Don’t Involve Hiking

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

When it comes to national parks in the United States, the secret has long been out about Zion National Park. It's one of the...

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HITT Vietnam Local Guides Training Materials : Vietnamese Version

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

A PowerPoint-based training course delivered to local guides over a 7-day period.  The modules include the technical skills of guiding, and also information on the local area so that guides can provide accurate and interesting information to their clients The […]

Mirziyoyev: 52 dead in bus fire, victims of unemployment

by @ www.asianews.it

The victims were all Uzbeks. Yesterday, the repatriation of bodies. 30 of them have already been identified. "We still have a lot to do for our people" forced to look for work abroad.

Student Insights: Reflections from Melbourne

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

This year, our Master TDM students are visiting Melbourne, Australia; South Coast, Sri Lanka; and Bali, Indonesia as part of the second phase of their Master programme. Here you can read the reflections of a group’s field research at  the first destination: Melbourne.  Enjoy the read! Every year our Master TDM students spend 3 months to […]

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Controlling the Media in Japan

by Editor @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Griseldis Kirsch. “Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press and all other forms of expression are guaranteed. No censorship shall be maintained, nor shall the secrecy of any means of communication be violated.” (Article 21, Constitution of Japan) In spite of this clear embracement of Freedom of Press, Japanese politicians, ...

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Student experiences: stakeholder meetings in Rotterdam

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

The tourism industry is characterized by a high degree of complexity – partly due to its international character and especially due to the variety and diversity of stakeholders involved in the planning and implementation process of developments in destinations. The Master program in Tourism Destination Management at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, has designed […]

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Tongan taekwondo Olympian qualifies for Pyeongchang 2018

by Asian Correspondent Staff @ Asian Correspondent

IN a story reminiscent of the Jamaican bobsleigh team competing in the 1988 Winter Olympics, an athlete from Tonga has now qualified for the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea for cross country skiing.

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TDM Introduction Week 2017-18 – Feeling Home and Away

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

Phase 1 of the Master of Arts in Tourism Destination Management has started. Throughout five months, our international group of students will be participating in lectures and workshops at the NHTV University in Breda learning about tourism theories and research techniques. They will further engage in interactive group projects and meet stakeholders at various destinations […]

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Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Mosaic Canyon is a fun hike to do in Death Valley. There is just enough rock scrambling and navigating through obstacles to keep things interesting. Mosaic Canyon narrows and widens several times throughout the hike so the views are always changing. This tends to be one of the more popular hikes in Death Valley, so be prepared to share the ...

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HOW CAN VIETNAM BENEFIT FROM FILM-INDUCED TOURISM?

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Tourism, coal shipping turning Vietnam's Ha Long Bay into an 'ecological disaster'

Tourism, coal shipping turning Vietnam's Ha Long Bay into an 'ecological disaster'


ABC News

The Vietnamese government faces pressure to lessen the impact economic development on Ha Long Bay, where visitors are warned not to enter the excrement-laden water.

Fortieth anniversary of two Catholic monthlies by Vietnamese refugees

Fortieth anniversary of two Catholic monthlies by Vietnamese refugees

by tuannyriver @ tuannyriver

The year 1975 was the most prominent marker of the history of Vietnamese refugees to the U.S.  For my current research, however, the year 1977 was just as important, even a touch more important than 1975. Why? Because 1977 saw the publication... Continue Reading →

Controlling the Media in Japan

by Editor @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Griseldis Kirsch. “Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press and all other forms of expression are guaranteed. No censorship shall be maintained, nor shall the secrecy of any means of communication be violated.” (Article 21, Constitution of Japan) In spite of this clear embracement of Freedom of Press, Japanese politicians, ...

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The affects of climate change to Vietnam tourism - NHTV - Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

The affects of climate change to Vietnam tourism - NHTV - Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management


NHTV - Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

20 Oct 2009, Nina Nguyen on Climate change and destination tourism development Climate change is known as global warming, ice melt, violent storms, drought, floods, extinction of species, etc, Vietnam potentially is one of the countries where climate change could have the most dramatic impact. Climate change in Vietnam would threat 2,000 miles of coastline …

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

Vietnam Visa Application Forms: Where to get them.

by admin @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

Where do I start? There are two ways to apply for Vietnam Visa: Via Vietnam embassy in your respective countries or via Vietnam Immigration Office in Vietnam. Vietnam Embassy in each country has their own Vietnam visa application form, and is available for download on their respective website. You can also choose to fill out […]

Associate Advisor for the High Impact Tourism Training Programme (Nepal)

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

SNV Nepal is now looking for an International Associate Advisor (8 Months, full-time position) to support the Implementation and Conclusion of this Programme.  The associate advisor will be in engaged in the programme full time from June to January 2013. Availability and commitment […]

10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Are you looking for cool travel spots to visit? How about somewhere different than the ultra-popular Paris, London, New York City, or even Iceland? Sure, those are all amazing, but if you are looking for a place that is a little more unique, we have some ideas for you. This is not an “off-the-beaten-path” list nor is it a “best ...

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Outstanding destinations for travelers visiting BinhThuan Province

by Obs @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

BinhThuan is a coastal province situated in South Central Coast. The province is gifted plenty of beautiful natural landscapes. Tourists have a lot of choices on their trip to BinhThuan. Located about 200 km from Ho Chi Minh City, BinhThuan is featured with white sand beaches, imposing rocky cliffs against the sea and immense green […]

Faster and easier e-visa to Vietnam by 2017

by admin @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

In a recent tourism development conference on August 9th in Hoi An, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that Vietnam is to issue printable e-visa as soon as January 2017. Prime Minister Phuc has also allocated US$8.8 million to expedite above e-visa project to launch on Jan 1st 2017. Travelers will receive their new […]

7 things scare foreign tourists in Vietnam: Deputy PM

7 things scare foreign tourists in Vietnam: Deputy PM


Thanh Nien Daily

Robbery, traffic and sanitation are among things that put them off from returning for a second visit, according to Vuong Dinh Hue

Muslims and Christians meet in Cairo for Jerusalem, 'the cause of causes'

by @ www.asianews.it

A conference was held on 16-17 January at al-Azhar. Many prominent figures from Lebanon took part, including the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi. The Arab world is divided between "complicit passivity" and "noisy but ineffective speeches". For a former Lebanese premier, coordinated actions are needed to ensure greater efficacy on behalf of Jerusalem’s "pluralistic identity " and "religious freedom". ...

Dulichable Tourism & Hospitality Marketing Magazine

Dulichable Tourism & Hospitality Marketing Magazine


Dulichable

Dulichable is Vietnam's tourism and hospitality marketing magazine. Written by marketing, tourism and hospitality experts for tourism and hospitality pros.

The HITT programme completed and successfully evaluated!

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

The High Impact Tourism Training for Jobs and Income (HITT) programme was implemented in seven developing countries (Benin, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique in Africa and Cambodia, Nepal, Vietnam in Asia) and aimed to provide practical market driven training opportunities to informal […]

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock ...

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Amendments to Law on Tourism discussed

Amendments to Law on Tourism discussed


vietnamnews.vn

After ten years of implementation, many provisions in the 2005 Law on Tourism is out dated and unpractical in the context of global integration and needed to be revised, experts in tourism sectors have said.

HITT Ghana Street Food Vendors Training Materials

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

The training materials developed for food street vendors for On-site-training model’ in Ghana include a trainer guide and flip files. The training targeted Street Food Vendors who are mostly illiterate. The training was composed of 7 modules covering the following […]

HITT Mali Guides Training Materials

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

This training is based on practical cases, real dialogues and games sessions allowing learners, who are professionals in the tourism sector, to acquire/improve a tourism-related vocabulary in a limited amount of time.

Mike Pences (downsized) visit to the Middle East

by @ www.asianews.it

Announced more than a month ago, the US vice president’s visit will not include meetings with Palestinian leaders nor Christian religious figures as a result of the US decision on Jerusalem. The trip will only boost relations between the United States and Israel, as well as evangelicals and Jewish fundamentalists. For expert opinion, it would better if he stays home.

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

Interviewing academics: Jamie Gillen on tourism in Vietnam

Interviewing academics: Jamie Gillen on tourism in Vietnam


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Student Insights – Meeting Stakeholders in Rotterdam

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

In October, our TDM students went on a two day field trip to Rotterdam. They visited companies and organizations that concern with tourism and city marketing. The trip helped students to understand how different stakeholders work together, creating an envrionment that attracts business and investment to Rotterdam and promoting the city as a tourism destination. It […]

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Will the Thai government end the violence in southern regions?

by Effy @

Violent incidents from southern insurgents were down in 2017. Does this mean the Thai government is closer to bringing peace to the south?

Official figures: the Chinese economy grew by 6.95 in 2017. But doubts remain

by @ www.asianews.it

Growth is greater than the government's forecasts. But analysts are sceptical that the figures have been manipulated. Standard & Poor's and the IMF are calling for reforms on state-owned companies, those that absorb the most credit and indebt the state.

Mid Term Review of the HITT programme

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

The mid-term review of the project was conducted in November 2012 to assess the progress made by the project towards the socio-economic empowerment of informal workers in the tourism sector in the seven countries, as well as to examine the […]

Why China won’t back off the South China Sea – whatever the world might say

by Editor @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Jing Cheng. A much-anticipated ruling on the South China Sea dispute initiated against China by the Philippines finally came down – and unsurprisingly, the Hague-based international tribunal that judged it ruled in favour of the Philippines, rejecting China’s claims of historical rights to the sea’s resources. The Philippines welcomed the ruling, and celebrated ...

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HOW VIETNAM CAN WIN THE TOURISM GAME

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Will tourism transform the way Australians remember the Vietnam War?

Will tourism transform the way Australians remember the Vietnam War?


The Conversation

Might the rise of heritage tourism and the increasing ease of international travel lead to more of Australia’s military experiences overseas being better understood?

The facade of Malaysian democracy

by Effy @

A biased election coalition allows the incumbent party to carve up election constituencies as it pleases. This has led to a breakdown in Malaysian democracy.

Choosing Effective Photos for Your Website (with Examples)

by joshzukas @ Dulichable

Choosing the right photos is vital when it comes to marketing your travel products. It’s also one of the hardest things to get right. In this article, Erika Braeger talks to the experts, breaks things down, and presents some case studies to make things easier. Stunning landscapes and gleeful families on the beach have held […]

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Community-based Tourism Development/Training in Northern Viet Nam

Community-based Tourism Development/Training in Northern Viet Nam


Changemakers

We wish to empower vulnerable communities through sustainable and responsible tourism development. We believe responsible tourism can be a tool for change that:• Empowers people with little formal

Tourism as a Development Strategy

Tourism as a Development Strategy


Geography@NumptyNerd

Because tourism is a growth industry many countries see the promotion of tourism as a development strategy. The development of tourism not only creates growth in the tertiary sector, but it can also...

The magazine of Tourism and Business in Mozambique speaks about HITT

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Please click on the following document to read this article, written both in Portuguese and English : article BAIA Mozambique

How Does VRBO Work?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

So you’re curious about this new trend in vacation rentals, and VRBO has you interested, right? Below we’ll explain how VRBO works, the things you need to know, and help you find the perfect place to stay for your next vacation. For those of you looking to rent your property on VRBO, and curious about […]

Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions

Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions


the Guardian

New resorts, cable cars and casinos threaten unspoiled landscapes as tourism sector struggles to balance modernisation and development with conservation

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers


Earth Trekkers

Should I travel to Vietnam during Tet? Our family spent one month in Vietnam during Tet, spending New Year's Eve in Hanoi for Tet.

HITT Inception Analysis Benin

by admin@hitt @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

Please download the attached file to access the report on HITT Inception Analysis, Benin. HITT Inception Analysis BENIN.

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

Improving relations between Hanoi and the Vatican. Msgr.Camilleri on a pastoral visit

by @ www.asianews.it

"The Holy See is committed to promoting relations with the Government of Vietnam to contribute to the social life of the country". The Vatican delegation meets the Vietnamese Catholics. The Pope shares their joy, success and concerns.

Vietnam’s last chance: Sustainable tourism

Vietnam’s last chance: Sustainable tourism


Asian Correspondent

DESPITE being a cautionary tale dating back to the Industrial Revolution, the economy-versus-ecology dilemma continues to plague many developing countries to this day. Vietnam is no exception, with Hanoi boldly exploiting its natural resources in its quest to achieve economic growth.

90% of Tours in Dubrovnik, the King’s Landing Filming Location, are ‘Game of Thrones’ Related

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

90% of tours in Dubrovnik are now focused on the show, and not on historical sites Dubrovnik, Croatia stands on its own as a tourist attraction, being one of the most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean. Even before ‘Game of Thrones’ aired its first episode on HBO, tourism was on the rise following post-war reconstruction […]

Ethnic tourism in Vietnam - Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Ethnic tourism in Vietnam - Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies


Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Esther Bott. Thanks to generous IAPS seed-corn funding, my study leave got off to a brilliant start in February with a successful research trip to Sapa in northern Vietnam. The purpose of the trip was to generate pilot data on ethnic tourism, a niche market that is growing rapidly in Vietnam and other ...

Student Insights: Field research at Melbourne

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

This year, our Master TDM students are visiting Melbourne, Australia; South Coast, Sri Lanka; and Bali, Indonesia as part of the second phase of their Master programme. Here you can read the blogs of two of our Master TDM students about their ongoing field research at  the first destination: Melbourne.  Enjoy the read! Every year our Master […]

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Student Insights: Field Research at Sri Lanka

by TDM Moderator @ NHTV – Master of Arts in Tourist Destination Management

This year, our Master TDM students visited Melbourne, Australia; South Coast, Sri Lanka; and Bali, Indonesia as part of the second phase of their Master programme. Here you can read the blogs of some of our Master TDM students about their field research and reflections from the second destination: Sri Lanka.  Enjoy the read! Sri Lanka was […]

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Sharp decrease in stamping fees for Vietnam visa on arrival since 23rd November

by admin @ Vietnam Visa On Entry

After the 15 days visa-free proposal by Vietnam Tourism Association in July for five European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK), a new circular 157/2015/TT-BTC has been recently issued setting up the regime of collection, remittance and use management of fee for issuance of passports, visas and papers sheet on entry, exit, transit […]

Controlling the Media in Japan

by Editor @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Griseldis Kirsch. “Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press and all other forms of expression are guaranteed. No censorship shall be maintained, nor shall the secrecy of any means of communication be violated.” (Article 21, Constitution of Japan) In spite of this clear embracement of Freedom of Press, Japanese politicians, ...

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Ethnic tourism in Vietnam

by Ailsa Mitchell @ Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Written by Esther Bott. Thanks to generous IAPS seed-corn funding, my study leave got off to a brilliant start in February with a successful research trip to Sapa in northern Vietnam. The purpose of the trip was to generate pilot data on ethnic tourism, a niche market that is growing rapidly in Vietnam and other ...

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HITT Benin Food and Beverage Servers Training Materials

by Monica @ High Impact Tourism Training for jobs and income

The training materials developed for the 4 training models in Benin include a trainer manual, a trainer guide and a learner manual. The document structure type is always the same, ie manuals learners are all structured in the same way […]

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