Unesco World Heritage Site

  • Fire destroys main structures of world heritage site Shuri Castle

    Published on : Thursday, October 31, 2019

    A fire engulfed the UNESCO world heritage site Shuri castle at 2.40 this morning and left its main structures destroyed.   Firefighters were found battling the flames since early morning at the site in Japan’s Okinawa Island. No casualties have …

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  • Turkey’s tourist destination Cappadocia saw a nearly 27% rise in its visitor number in July

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Cappadocia, one of Turkey’s most attractive tourist destinations, saw 27% rise in its visitor number in July compared to last year, according to local data.     With its unique fairy chimney volcanic cones, valleys, underground cities, cave hotels and …

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  • City Of Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Published on : Saturday, July 6, 2019

    The ancient city of Babylon, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday. First referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century BC, it won a place in the list of UNESCO after a vote that followed decades …

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  • Record breaking revival of Mardin tourism as peace holds

    Published on : Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Mardin has become one of the fascinating tourist destinations in Turkey because of its historic architecture, characteristic city landscape, diverse cuisine and a culture of coexistence of Muslims and Christians. More so especially, after calm replaced the conflict between the …

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  • Baum appointed as Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga GM

    Published on : Friday, June 1, 2018

    Leon Baum,a well-seasoned hotelier with in-depth operational experience has been appointed as the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riganew general manager.     He had earlier worked with Kempinski group since 2007.       He holds an international experience in London …

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  • Tourists accused of climbing ruins at historic site

    Published on : Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    Pol Col Surapong Thammapitak, the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya police chief mentioned on Monday that the travellers reported at the police station in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district after the Fine Arts Department had filed two charges against them.   …

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  • Hotel Jen Penang unveils new look in the heart of UNESCO Site – George Town

    Published on : Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Hotel Jen Penang, a 17-storey landmark in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site George Town, unveiled its new look following a USD14 million renovation. The hotel’s prominence in the multicultural capital of Penang dates back over 30 years and …

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  • Iran revels in tourism surge

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    According to official data the year ending March 2017 recorded 6 million people visiting Iran which was 50% more than the previous year.   The data was three times the number in 2009. Earlier it was off limits due to …

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  • Bodoland Tourism introduces in South Indian tourism market

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Bodoland Tourism introduces its natural pride Manas National Park to the South Indian Tourism market to attract more tourists from the South Indian cities as the Assam board makes its debut partaking in India International Travel Mart (IITM) in Bengaluru. …

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  • Booking.com reveals top destinations for foodie travellers

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    Almost half (44%) of global travellers consider exploring global cuisines a hobby of theirs, so digging into the local delicacies of a culinary capital of the world is a treat many travellers can’t wait to enjoy. With over half of …

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  • Timed ticketing at Machu Picchu to tackle over-tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Tourists at Machu Picchu will now have a timed entry permit to access the site from next month.   Ill effects of over tourism has long affected Machu Picchu. The Peruvian Ministry of Culture made the announcement of time bound …

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  • Why is Jordan perfect as wedding destination?

    Published on : Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Jordan is fast making a mark as the most coveted wedding destination and is the perfect spot for a luxury honeymoon! Jordan is full to the brim with cultural and historical landmarks for the newly married. The country’s well-deserved reputation …

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  • Explore ancient Cambodia with the renovated all-suite Anantara Angkor Resort

    Published on : Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Appealing to discerning travellers, Anantara Angkor Resort reopens as Siem Reap’s premier all-suite boutique resort and gateway to the heart of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer Empire. Renovations to the suites, restaurants and common areas plus the addition of several amenities and …

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  • Princess Cruises is ready to carry over 20,000 seasonal cruisers to Penang

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Princess Cruises announced that it would continue to feature Penang as a port of call for its home porting seasons out of Singapore for 2017-2018.   This season, Diamond Princess will make eight visits to Penang. It will be followed …

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  • Hampi stands as one of the finest heritage tourism destinations

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Hampi has been attracting considerable attention over the years. It even has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But does a village located in the Northern part of Karnataka have to gradually capture the interest of travelers India …

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