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Costa Rica approaches Tourism in the midst of the Pandemic

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Costa Rica tourism industry, like in many other countries, has been impacted by the health measurements taken by the COVID-19. The country has been one of the few Latin American countries that had closed borders to international arrivals from the very beginning of the pandemic. This has had a great benefit for the citizens and resident's health sin...
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Snowflakes

Snowflakes
Snowflakes are nature’s spectacular manifestation that symbolize exemplary climate conditions in the mountains of Chitral, Pakistan. It is a critical source to replenish underground water reservoirs that feed fresh springs and streams vital to sustain subsistent agriculture locally. When snowflakes whirl along the wind and its white sheet drapes over trees, land, v-shaped valleys, ledges and icy lakes, it offers real excitement for adventurists, trekkers, and nature lovers. In winter, snowdrift is also a sensational phenomenon and it would be an outwardly experience on snowy day to stand atop a windy crest with fog engulfing all around and feeling the caress of snowflakes on one’s face. At this point pleasant melancholy overcomes and creative artistic vision is refreshed when thick snow layer mutes the gurgling streams and morning fog rolls into the village. With thigh-deep snow, steep landscape and mountain gorges, district Chitral is dubbed as ‘the land of avalanches’. In...
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English Translation of Yarmin Hamin, the Epic Khowar Song of Syar

English Translation of Yarmin Hamin, the Epic Khowar Song of Syar
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French Start-Up launches a proximity and sustainable tourism reservation website

b200626-fr-camunas-2 Marie & Stéphane, We Go GreenR Co-founders
More than 7 out of 10 travellers are willing to choose a more eco-friendly holiday by staying in nature-responsible accommodations. Green tourism activities as agrotourism, wine tourism or spiritual retreats are growing fast and becoming trendy in France. Moreover, the lockdown due to the current health crisis has pushed French tourists to apprecia...
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The Ecotourism potential of the Tehri Dam area (Uttarakand, India)

b200626-in-tehri-dam Capacity building in Tehri Dam area.
-Tehri Dam is one of the highest dams in India and the highest high altitude dam in the world. It is a multipurpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Bhilangna in Tehri district of Garhwal Himalayas. Tehri Dam a reservoir spread in 42sqs kms with multipurpose use like for irrigation, municipal water supply...
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Kerala Tourism during the Pandemic

b200626-in-kerala A boat house sailing calmly through the Vembanad lake in Kerala.
KERALA: A land that never fails to leave a tourist speechless with its divine natural beauty, a destination that is a narrow strip of land located at the tip of India. Kerala is blessed with an array of different landscapes, such as quiet backwaters, pristine beaches, lush green forests, and many more natural attractions. Kerala is undoubtedly a fu...
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Green Skills Development in the Indian Himalayan Region

b200619-afzal Green Skills Workshop
Green Skills Development will be of high importance in the post-pandemic world. An innovative eight-day workshop took place at the Garhwal Regional Centre, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, in March last year entitled "Rural Technology Connect for Green Skill Development, Harnessing Bioresource Potential for Livelihood Enhancement and Natural Resource...
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Responsible development of the Ninki Nanka Trail in The Gambia

mccombes-blog-2 Annual Kankurang Festival at Janjanbureh along the Ninki Nanka Trail Source: Caroline Major
The Ninki Nanka Trail is a Gambian initiative that aims to pioneer a responsible approach tocommunity-based tourism in rural communities along The River Gambia, bringing together a widerange of stakeholders and communities. In is envisaged that the trail will benefit the localcommunity and wider destination in a number of ways such as creating addi...
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Booni, Pakistan: A heaven for paragliders, village tourism and indigenous culture

Booni--Chitral, Northern Pakistan A Must-vist Destination
 Booni—A Must Visit Destination Hemmed in by gigantic Booni Zom (6,542 m) to the East and Hindukush Mountain Range to the West, Booni Town is located 85 kilometers to the north-east of district Chitral (Lower). Spread around 8 square kilometers, it is the headquarter of the newly established district Chitral Upper. Traditional hospitality mark...
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Shared economy for new normal

Shared economy for new normal
How would have the concept of hosting strangers in your house or staying with an unknown family on a vacation sounded a decade back? Hardly anyone would have been comfortable with such a concept. But we have seen people getting comfortable with staying in homestays, using Uber, sharing office spaces, and using many such peer-to-peer platforms. Thes...
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