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  1. 'Link Bengal to Asian nations for Buddhist tourism circuit'Read the original story

    5 hrs ago |

    Twenty-three Buddhist sites have been identified in West Bengal and the focus is to develop the state as the prime link to south and southeast Asian countries as part of the Buddhist tourism circuit, an official has said here. According to Arvind Alok, Chairman, Buddhist Monuments Development Council , proposals are being finalised to get the sites sponsored by the corporate sector to aid in their conservation and revival.


  2. The Russians Aren't Feasting Like Monarchs In Thailand AnymoreRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    Hard times have fallen on Pattaya, a beach resort about 60 miles southeast of Bangkok, as Russian tourists cancel their vacation plans amid the collapse of the ruble . "Hotel room reservations from the Russian market have already dropped by 70% for this high season," Sanpetch Suppabawonsathien, president of the Thai Hotels Association, told The Bangkok Post .


  3. On track to becoming Asean's rail hubRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Located in the centre of Southeast Asia, Thailand occupies the natural intersection of Asean market trade flows and boasts an unique geographical location in the Asia-Pacific region. The country has abundant natural resources, relatively comprehensive infrastructure, and an excellent business environment, which have long attracted a large number of foreign investors.


  4. Mother believes son was murderedRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | BBC News

    The mother of a man who died in Thailand last year told a coroner she believes her son was murdered. Nick Pearson's body was found by scuba divers in the sea after he disappeared following a night out with his family on New Year's Eve.


  5. Guest Commentary: Holiday guide to responsible, fair-trade sources of giftsRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Missourian

    Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slaves. This is, of course, excellent advice.


  6. Try a 365-day world tour but you'll need A 220,000Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    If you have time on your hands and the urge to wander, it could be the ideal proposition for you. A luxury travel firm is offering a 365-day tour spanning four continents and 32 of the most exclusive hotels on the planet.


  7. A good time to travel in Japan as yen tumblesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Seattle Times

    Lee San Duo of booked a last-minute vacation to Japan this month, hoping to take advantage of the slumping yen. The timing of the Singapore resident could hardly have been better: the currency tumbled to a record versus Singapore's dollar just a day before he flew out.


  8. BusinessCompetitor buys Bumble Bee for $1.5BRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Horatio, the Bumble Bee mascot, helps dedicate the company's new headquarters in April at the former Showley Bros. Candy Factory at Petco Park.


  9. UPDATE 1-After tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in Thailand - TRFNRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Reuters

    A fter the tsunami pounded Thailand's Andaman Sea coast a decade ago, the ethnic Moklen fishing communities that have lived here for generations buried their dead, fought off land grabs to rebuild their homes, and - surprisingly - sighed in relief. The tsunami had destroyed sprawling seafront luxury resorts that had blocked public access to the sea and had halted the rampant tourism that threatened to push the Moklen fishermen off their ancestral lands in Phang Nga province, north of the resort island of Phuket.


  10. Spotlight: China, Thailand eye closer agriculture, railway cooperationRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Friday that China and Thailand have agreed to kickstart mutually beneficial cooperation on agro-product trade and railway. China eyes deeper cooperation with Thailand and hopes for a more balanced bilateral trade and economic relationship, Li told reporters after meeting with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.


  11. TripAdvisor sees Thailand reviews soar by triple digitsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Nation

    The number of Asia-Pacific destination reviews on TripAdvisor increased by 74 per cent in the past year, with triple-digit growth in some markets, including Thailand. The most searched domestic destinations for Thai travellers on TripAdvisor were Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phuket.


  12. Record-breaking 1.1 billion people travelled the world in 2014: UNRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Canada Online Explorer

    It appears the world was on the move like never before in 2014, as the latest figures out of the UN's World Tourism Organization show international travel is set to hit a new record by the end of the year with more than 1.1 billion people crossing oceans and borders. During the first 10 months of 2014, the number of international tourists reached 978 million -- 45 million or 5% more than the same period of 2013.


  13. Burkholderia pseudomallei Sequence Type 562 in China and AustraliaRead the original story

    Yesterday | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    To the Editor: Melioidosis is increasingly being recognized in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide; the world's 2 major endemic foci are Thailand and northern Australia . Phylogenetic analyses of Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates, performed by using multilocus sequence typing , have led to phylogeographic associations that can be used to track melioidosis epidemics .


  14. Closer integration between SIA, Scoot, Tigerair is a 'natural evolution': Lui Tuck YewRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    To improve connectivity and convenience for passengers, the Transport Minister said it makes sense for Singapore's different carriers to work closely together. In an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said closer integration between Singapore Airlines , Scoot and Tigerair is a "natural evolution" to improve convenience and service offerings to passengers, which may include facilitating movement of luggage from one airline to another.


  15. The Amazing Race 25, Episode 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | The Practical Nomad

    Do you remember the first time you came face-to-face with Third World or Fourth World poverty? For people who grew up in the First World, such a moment is often one of the most enduring of travel memories and most life-changing of travel experiences. Whether or not you are travelling to such a place, you can -- and should, if you want to understand what people's lives are like in much of the world -- read, watch movies, and listen to friends tell you stories about what they've seen and experienced in different parts of the world.


  16. China's Li Keqiang visits Bangkok with Thai junta craving alliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Straits Times

    Chinese premier Li Keqiang on Friday signed an agreement to help construct a railway through Thailand, as the kingdom's junta seeks diplomatic support after their coup was given short shrift by US and European allies. The dual-track railway, part of a 1,400 kilometre vision of linking China's southwestern hub city of Kunming with Asia's second busiest port of Singapore, is the centrepiece of Li's one-night visit, a Thai government spokesman told AFP.


  17. After tsunami, fishermen fight against tide of tourism in ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AlertNet

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  18. Aunt Cece and Her Pecan Pie Make Their WSJ DebutRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newley Purnell

    Longtime readers will recall that I have blogged, in past years, about my Aunt Cece's pecan pie . I'm happy to say that her fantastic dish figures in this story I wrote for WSJ Expat about connections that folks who live abroad feel to food from home: American holidays and customs resonate strongly with me during this time of year, even amid the heat and sunshine of my adopted Southeast Asian home.


  19. High-speed rail link expands beyond bordersRead the original story

    Yesterday | China Daily

    Premier Li Keqiang is playing the role of "high-speed train ambassador" again during his ongoing visits in Europe as leading officials from China, Hungary, Serbia and Macedonia agreed on Wednesday to build a land-sea express route by expanding the Budapest-Belgrade rail line to Skopje, Athens and the major container port of Piraeus in Greece. The agreement follows the China-Thailand high-speed railway cooperative program that Thailand has approved.


  20. Charge union men: royal commission reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    JULIA Gillard has called for an apology after a Royal Commission into trade unions found she did not commit any crime. AT 9.44am on Monday, the sliding doors closed at the Lindt cafe.