International Air Transport Industry achieves safest year on record in 2017

International Air Transport Industry achieves safest year on record in 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The International Air Transport Industry achieved its safest year on record in 2017, with a total of 10 major accidents involving western built aircraft resulting in 55 fatalities. This represents a loss rate approaching one major accident for every 4 million flights, further reinforcing the fact that flying remains the safest form of travel.

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Tensions in tourism: Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’

Tensions in tourism: Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’

Locals who want to join overseas visitors in enjoying the country’s stunning mountains say its tourist industry gives western trekkers preferential treatment

As Sandeep Poudyal trudged along the last stretch of the track leading to Manang, a village in the Nepalese Himalayas overlooked by the towering Annapurna range, all he could think about was the warm bed and hot food waiting in the hotel he had booked for himself and his five Nepalese friends.

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Blind and Deaf British Backpacker visits 125 countries in 17 Years

Blind and Deaf British Backpacker visits 125 countries in 17 Years

Tony Giles, 39, has fired an AK-47 on a Nevada shooting range, roamed into Mali’s capital during a coup and been arrested crossing Ethiopia’s border

Meet intrepid backpacker Tony Giles who has visited 125 countries around the world on his own – despite being blind and deaf.

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Nepal within 5 Overlooked Destinations Worldwide to Explore in 2018

Nepal within 5 Overlooked Destinations Worldwide to Explore in 2018

The New Year calls for new destinations.

Don’t worry, the world’s most iconic tourist hotspots aren’t going anywhere. So, make a resolution to instead venture from the beaten path in 2018.

It’s time to experience that bucket list destination you never knew you had.

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Most welcoming cities and the effects of over-tourism

Most welcoming cities and the effects of over-tourism

October 31st has been designated by the United Nations as World Cities Day, with the theme ‘Innovative Governance, Open Cities’. To mark the occasion, TravelBird releases a study to further the discussion about sustainable tourism and global urbanization. Singapore is revealed as the most welcoming city, successfully managing their high visitor levels with the best airport in the world and cultivation of a safe city ecosystem.

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