The Cuc Phuong National Park, a famous tourist destination in the northern province of Ninh Binh, has once again been named “Asia’s Leading National Park”. This is the fourth consecutive year, the park has been honoured at the 29th World Travel Award (WTA) Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony held recently in Ho Chi Minh City.
Strolling along the ancient ruins of Hatra in Iraq’s north, dozens of visitors admired the site, where local initiatives seek to turn over a new leaf after a brief but brutal jihadist rule.
Four Vietnamese carriers have been named winners in different categories at this year’s World Travel Awards, with Vietravel Airlines present for the first time since establishment.
Kazakhstan is observing an increase in domestic tourism demand in recent years primarily influenced by the pandemic-related restrictions, reported the press service of the Prime Minister.
Torbay has set itself a two-year target to get its tourism business back to pre-Covid levels and add millions of pounds to the amount visitors pump into the economy. The targets are part of a new Destination Management Plan designed to make Torbay the UK’s premier visitor destination by 2030
UNESCO has designated a series of sites associated with the hidden history of Christians in 16th- to 19th-century Japan as the country’s 18th World Cultural Heritage Site.
In another nod to the huge potential of tourism in Myanmar, UNESCO has designated Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State as a Biosphere Reserve. The lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country and the third largest in south-east Asia, while the recognition is the second of its kind for Myanmar.
Officials at the UNWTO and UNESCO have announced the first World Conference on Tourism & Culture. The event will bring together, for the first time, ministers of tourism and ministers of culture from around the world, experts and stakeholders from both sectors to explore new models of partnership. The event will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from February 4th-6th next year.
Bursa and Cumalikizik, considered the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire, and the multi-layered cultural landscape of Izmir’s Pergamon have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The decision was made at the recent 38th World Heritage Committee meeting, held at Qatar’s National Congress Centre in Doha.
In its review of Canada’s Nomination of Pimachiowin Aki for World Heritage Status, the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) deferred final decisions until the next World Heritage Committee meeting. UNESCO pointed to “fundamental issues” in the evaluation process that prevented them from recognising the value of “the indissoluble bonds that exist in some places between culture and nature.”