Entry of tuk-tuks threatens Lamu Old Town world heritage site status; Cheti Praxides; Star

The three-wheelers are now competing for passengers with boda-bodas…

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MTF 2020 shifts dates; Don Ross; TTR Weekly

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Olive Oil Symposium at the center of the ancient world in Delphi; Lisa Radinovsky; Tornos News

In Delphi, the ancient Greeks’ center of the world, more than 100 experts, professionals, and enthusiasts from seven countries gathered at the 2nd…

Source: Olive Oil Symposium at the center of the ancient world in Delphi | TornosNews.gr

Photos: Stunning Longhorn Views of the World; Jenan Taha; UT News

These 12 inspiring photos capture Texas’ globally connected campus.

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We’re Ranking 20 of The World’s Cities: From The Cleanest Air To The Dirtiest; Amy Gilmore; The Travel

A list of the cleanest, environmentally friendliest cities and those with the dirtiest air could help you chose your next home or travel destination.

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Exploring Cuba: Cool, captivating and challenging; Janice Nieder; Stark Insider

Full disclosure: Janice Nieder was only mildly excited about her first visit to Cuba. She thinks it was because most of the pictures she had seen were filled with swarms of…

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Saudi Arabia names princess as UNESCO representative; Al Jazeera

Rare female appointment to international body comes as ultra-conservative country works to revamp its image abroad.

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The Serengeti, Stonehenge and… the Beehive?; Georgina Campbell; NZ Herald

Research underway into elevating the Parliamentary Precinct to World Heritage status.

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Prague to take new measures to protect its historical center and skyline, says new plan – Prague, Czech Republic; CTK

Prague will demand that the structure of the city and its street network is respected, protect its skylines and prevent the construction of oversized commercial centers

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10 unmissable sights along the Rhine River; Alex McFadyen; Good Housekeeping

The must-see castles, towns and gardens…

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South Korea mulls expansion of visa-free policy for Indonesians to include visits to Seoul and Busan; Coconuts Jakarta

South Korea has become a popular travel destination for Indonesians in recent years (K-pop and K-drama had a lot to do with that, we reckon), and travel to the land of BLACKPINK will likely get a whole lot easier for Indonesian passport holders in the near future.

Source: South Korea mulls expansion of visa-free policy for Indonesians to include visits to Seoul and Busan | Coconuts Jakarta

Visit the world of ‘Avatar’ during Chinese New Year; Global Times

The upcoming Spring Festival is not only an important holiday for family to get together, but also a long and ideal holiday for people to travel around. Those who plan to travel during the holiday and are interested in visiting places where some famous movies were once filmed can consider Zhangjiajie, a beautiful and popular place located in Central China’s Hunan Province.

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Prosecco Hills Unesco Status Proof Italian Fizz ‘Must Be Protected’ In Trade Agreements, Claims Governing Body; Edith Hancock; Drinks Business

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5 Reasons You Must Visit Nara, Japan; Lucy Bairstow; Wanderlust

Home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, traditional gardens and some of the friendliest inhabitants in all of Japan, here’s why the ancient city of Nara is not one to be missed…

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Peru: Tourists face deportation over Machu Picchu damage and defecation; Sky News

The four men and two women are alleged to have damaged stonework and defecated among the tourist attraction in Peru.

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Cruise Wrap: Crystal reduces deposits, MSC’s new global ad campaign + MORE!; Travel Weekly

Today’s Cruise Wrap is brought to you by five cups of tea, an obscene amount of cold and flu tablets, half a box of tissues, and one very sick journalist.

Source: Cruise Wrap: Crystal reduces deposits, MSC’s new global ad campaign + MORE! – Travel Weekly

I’ve Been to 60 Countries, but These 6 Changed Me Forever; Johanna Read; Reader’s Digest

While all travel is wonderful, these destinations just may be the most magical places on Earth.

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Bryggen: The Fascinating Story Of Bergen’s Hanseatic Trading District; David Nikel; Forbes

While Bryggen is linked with the German traders, Bergen’s status as an important port was in place for at least 150 years prior to their arrival.

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Mayor Of Austrian Village Hallstatt Wants Frozen Fans To Stay Away; Eoghan Cannon; Extra

The Austrian village of Hallstatt, believed to be the inspiration behind Disney’s Frozen, says Instagram is ruining their idyllic location.

Source: Mayor Of Austrian Village Hallstatt Wants Frozen Fans To Stay Away

Postcard from New Mexico, State Tops US in World Heritage Sites; Sandy Ruyack; Hamlet Hub

There are more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Mexico than any other U.S. state. Read more about Taos Pueblo, Carlsbad Caverns, and Chaco Culture Natural Historic Park.

Source: Postcard from New Mexico, State Tops U.S. in World Heritage Sites