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A Dutch ship found in SA, its wreck resulted in the foundation of Cape Town

10-17-2019

The remains of the Dutch ship Harlem that sank in 1647 were found in South Africa. According to researchers, this shipwreck played a dramatic role in the history of the country, as per a report made by the experts from the African Institute for Marine and Underwater Research, Exploration and Education (AIMURE).

Top 10 tourist destinations in Africa

10-17-2019

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation recently released its 2018 report, which revealed the top 10 tourist destinations in Africa.

South Africa to introduce e-visa, move to boost inbound tourism industry

10-17-2019

South Africa is set to launch its electronic visas (e-visas) pilot scheme in November, according to the country’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

IATA sees aviation potential to unlock Kenya’s economy

10-17-2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic, has identified opportunities for significant expansion in Kenya over the next 20 years if key investments in infrastructure and policy reforms are made.

VIII Ecological Forum will be held on October 17-18 in Moscow

10-16-2019

Can big business be environmentally accountable to future generations? How to find a balance between social and economic development of the regions and the preservation of nature? In what way do the sustainable development principles influence public-private partnership? What best available technologies can ensure a good quality of life in industrialized areas? What kind of technological modernization is needed and can be achieved given the present-day environmental regulations regarding industrial production? These and other pressing issues will be addressed at the VIII Ecological Forum, Corporate Responsibility to the Future. Technology for Society and Nature, to be held in Moscow on 17-18 October 2019.

Spain's Wamos buys Thomas Cook retail business in Belgium

10-16-2019

Spanish travel company Wamos decided to acquire 62 of the 91 points of sale in Belgium owned by the bankrupt company Thomas Cook. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but it is already known that the Thomas Cook offices in Belgium from October 21 will start working under the sign of Neckermann and the management of Wamos Benelux.

Glorious solar-powered ‘supertrees’ accentuate Singapore’s 250-acre eco-tourism

10-16-2019

Singapore authorities said the 250-acre oasis created by the Republic’s National Parks Council as part of its redevelopment programme is an example of how the park can attract ecotourism to the region.

A burial of ancient cave bears found in the Urals

10-16-2019

Paleontologists from Yekaterinburg discovered a burial of ancient cave bears in the Urals. The remains are more than 30 thousand years old, said a senior researcher at the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology of the Ural Department, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pavel Kosintsev, cited by the Russian Geographical Society.

The conference "Natural Tourism: Global Challenge and the Discovery of Russia" has kick started

10-16-2019

The legal and practical side of ecological tourism will be the main topics at the II International Conference «Natural Tourism: Global Challenge and the Discovery of Russia», which began today at the Rosa Khutor ski resort. During the discussion sessions specialists will be able to share their knowledge and experience as well as discuss new public and legislative initiatives necessary for the sustainable development of ecotourism in Russia.

South Korean visitors to Japan down by half in August

10-16-2019

The data issued by Japan Government indicates that the number of South Korean visitors to Japan dipped 48.0 per cent in August 2019 from a year earlier, to 308,700 due to escalating tensions between the two neighbours over wartime history and trade policy.


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