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Pyongyang races to complete new airport in hopes of attracting tourists

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Pyongyang isn’t exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea’s top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new airport.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

PH in Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to travel in 2015

Intramuros now is still full of ruins, slums and abandoned buildings, a lost city in what most politicians call the dying city of Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has been recognized by an internationally recognized travel guide as one of the top 10 best countries to visit in 2015.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Moscow hotel goes ‘halal’ in bid to woo Muslim visitors

No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special “halal” service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New Zealander wanted over broken statue in Cambodia’s Angkor complex

This picture taken on April 2, 2014 shows tourists visiting the Bayon temple, part of the Angkor architectural complex in north-western Cambodia. AFP FILE PHOTO

Cambodian authorities say they are hunting a New Zealand tourist who allegedly destroyed a statue while illegally staying overnight at the country’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

PH is Asia-Pacific’s ‘Destination of the Year’

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Even one of Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious travel and trade resources agrees: It’s more fun in the Philippines.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »