Meghalaya – The Land Of Exotic Flowers

I arrived in Meghalaya during the monsoon season and many may say this is not the right time to visit this North-Eastern state.
But as I had expected, the rains made the whole place a lot more beautiful. As I reached the state, it started raining and the lush green tress and vibrant flowers started dancing, as if welcoming me.
I could not recognize most of the flowers, but surely they were the most colorful ones I have ever seen in my whole life.
I snapped them in various parts of Meghalaya ranging from Cherrapunji to Shillong. Be it shape or color, their charming beauty made my journey more enjoyable.

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Lesser Known Wonders Of Korea

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Picking the right destination for vacation is never easy. It seems almost impossible to choose just one place when there are so many things you want to see and do; experience something traditional, capture a beautiful nature scene, and go on a shopping spree. If this is the case you find yourself stuck in, one of the following destinations just might appeal to you. Korea is full of enjoyable attractions to match the personal tastes of all visitors. Keep reading to find your perfect vacation spot!

Korean Folk Village: Korean Folk Village is extremely popular these days as an exciting trip back in time, exploring the traditional lifestyle of Korea. Korean Folk Village is often used as a filming location for movies and dramas. Visitors can even change into traditional costumes to become the star of their favorite historical K-drama! The village has many fun and exciting events, such as traditional Korean seasonal experiences, making this village attractive to more than just history fans.

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You can read more about Korea’s other tourists spots here.

Say ‘Hi’ To Mighty Moscow

In my previous Moscow post, I told you how I explored and completely enjoyed this mighty city.  However, three days were not enough to know the city. During my trip, I captured hundreds of images of this beautiful city. So, I would like to take the opportunity to help you feel Moscow by viewing these images.  Hope these images inspire you to visit this historic city in future.

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International Tourist Arrivals Up 4%

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International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 4% between January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year. Destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists (overnight visitors), 21 million more than in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Asia and the Pacific demonstrated renewed strength this first half of 2016, receiving 9% more international arrivals, the highest growth across world regions. In the Americas, international arrivals increased by 4%, led by Central America and South America. Europe (+3%) showed mixed results, with solid growth in many destinations offset by weaker performance in others. In Africa (+5%), Sub-Saharan destinations rebounded strongly, while North Africa continued to report weak results. Limited data for the Middle East points to an estimated decrease of 9% in international arrivals this six-month period, though results vary from destination to destination.

You can read more about the article here.

Win A Trip to Thailand

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This is a travel competition for travel bloggers and social media users.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is looking for bloggers and social media users, who can win a free trip to this amazing country.

Just share your memorable travel stories and pictures here

All the best !

Press Release – Discussion on Sustainable Tourism

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UNWTO Network of Observatories meets to discuss the measurement of sustainable tourism at destination level.

Under the title ‘Advancing the Measurement of Sustainable Tourism Development’, UNWTO Member States, NGOs, academic institutions and other public and private sector entities discussed approaches to effectively measure, monitor and assess tourism performance and impacts at destination level. This consultative process takes place at a time in which the international tourism community embraces the Sustainable Development Goals.

You can read more about the event here.

Win A Trip To See The Northern Lights

Transun is offering one lucky winner the chance to see the Northern Lights deep inside the Arctic Circle. Not only that, but the lucky winner can select the person of their choice to accompany them!

Don’t miss this golden opportunity !

Your prize will include full board accommodation, return flights, a husky safari, a visit to a reindeer camp, a snowmobile ride and much more!

You can participate here.