Prince Harry Announces Massive Travel Sustainability Project with Key Partners of Industry

New York: The eco-minded Prince Harry is embarking on a massive travel sustainability initiative in partnership with key travel providers. They aim to improve the practices of the global industry amid an ever-increasing number of travelers. The Duke of Sussex picked Amsterdam, a city hit hard by over-tourism, to announce Travalyst at a news conference Tuesday with his partners, Booking.com; TripAdvisor; Visa; China’s largest travel company, Ctrip; and the Ctrip-owned fare aggregator Skyscanner. The long-term initiative is focused on tackling the travel industry’s impact on climate change, improving wildlife conservation,…

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‘Game of Thrones’ locations witness massive increase in tourist interest

Due to the popularity of the Game of Thrones show, themed tours which showcase the most famous filming locations have surged in almost every destination, says a report compiled by TripAdvisor. “They offer a new and entertaining way to discover popular destinations, with the Game of Thrones Walking Tour of Dubrovnik in Croatia as the most booked tour to date,” it says. Trsteno Arboretum, Croatia- Game of Thrones Filming location. (Shutterstock) “Pop culture and television can have a powerful influence on travel and our data reveals that the ‘Game of…

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Massive Weapons Haul Intercepted By French Navy

A huge stockpile of illegal weapons has been confiscated in the Indian Ocean from a boat believed to be travelling to Somalia. The boat was first spotted by a French Navy helicopter on a routine surveillance mission around 20 March. The crew alerted the FS Provence frigate and the boat was eventually boarded by French marines. Hundreds of AK-47 assault rifles and anti-tank artillery were among the weapons stowed on board. The boat showed no signs of where it was from, but it is believed the weapons were bound for Islamist…

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