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Rethinking tourism – from vulnerability to resilience

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London, Paris, Berlin, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Tenerife, Rome, Prague, Vienna and Palma de Mallorca are busiest tourist destinations in European Commission ©Dangubic – Adobe stock.com

JRC scientists have mapped tourism hotspots in Europe for all four seasons and created an index on the estimated vulnerability of regions to shocks in the tourism sector.

With travel becoming easier and less expensive, tourism has become an important economic sector in the European Union. In 2016, the EU had an estimated 40.5% market share of global international tourist arrivals.

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Monsanto on trial over Roundup poisoning case

Former school groundsman dying of cancer accuses maker of popular herbicide of suppressing evidence of risks.

Keen gardeners everywhere will be watching the outcome of a court case in the United States, in which a former school groundsman who is dying of cancer says the manufacturers of a well-known weed killer caused his illness.

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Cycle tours promote country tourism

Last update 09:00 | 11/11/2017  vietnamnews

Love cycling? Keen on travelling? Eager to learn about ethnic groups?

A 100km cycling tour through the northern province of Cao Bang may satisfy all these desires.

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Threshing: Tourists take part in the harvest.

The Centre for Rural Economic Development (CRED) recently held an experimental bike tour linking Quang Uyen and Trung Khanh districts in Cao Bang. Odf the 21 taking part, 18 were foreign professionals — and the rest Vietnamese.

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Yok Đôn National Park ends elephant riding

VNN – Update: July, 13/2018 – 18:05

Tourists ride elephants in the Lắk lake ecotourism area in the Central Highland province of Đắk Lắk. — VNA/VNS Trần Lê Lâm

ĐẮK LẮK — As of this month, Yok Đôn National Park will no longer offer elephant riding for tourists visiting the Central Highland province of Đắk Lắk.

Under an agreement signed by the national park and Animals Asia Foundation on Friday, the park committed to develop an alternative tourism activity designed around watching elephants in social groups within an elephant sanctuary. This will help to move the region away from elephant-riding tourism towards an animal-friendly alternative.

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Will Thailand’s new power development plan change the Mekong status quo?

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Thailand is moving ahead with a scheduled update to the national Power Development Plan. A slew of contradictory news reports indicate a lively internal debate over the how big of a pivot Thailand will make towards domestic renewable energy and away from power imports from neighboring Laos and Myanmar.

The Power Development Plan (PDP), which is revised approximately every three years, should be released in September 2018. The release is timely as prices of alternative technologies like wind and solar power are at record lows and continuing to fall. Given the ongoing need for power sector expansion, Thailand and other countries in the Mekong region are well positioned to take advantage of these low prices if the right policies are set.

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Climate change is melting ‘the roof of the world’

Huffingtonpost – Two “unprecedented” avalanches in once-stable western Tibet highlights the extent of global warming, researchers warn.

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The Tibetan plateau is home to more than 46,000 glaciers. Sometimes referred to as the “Third Pole,” the area has the third largest concentration of ice after the polar regions.

The glaciers of western Tibet have been stable for thousands of years. But climate change is now threatening that status quo.

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China is quietly conducting electronic warfare tests in the South China Sea

  • China is quietly testing electronic warfare assets recently installed at fortified outposts in the South China Sea, sources tell CNBC.
  • Electronic warfare assets are designed to confuse or disable communications and radar systems.
  • A Pentagon spokesperson declined to comment on intelligence matters.
A Chinese Naval officer stands guard beside a submarine at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base in Hong Kong.
Reuters – A Chinese Naval officer stands guard beside a submarine at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base in Hong Kong.

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EVFTA a ’golden’ opportunity

VNN – Update: June, 30/2018 – 09:00

The tax incentive mechanism of the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will bring great benefits to Vietnamese industries and products, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh.— Photo tuoitre.vn

HÀ NỘI — The tax incentive mechanism of the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will bring great benefits to Vietnamese industries and products, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh.

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Why #SaveSonDoong is larger than just about a cave?

#SaveSonDoong was founded as a campaign to save the pristine charm of the world’s largest cave from mass tourism. But overtime, this citizen-led campaign started to carry more just the mission of saving one cave. In this talk, Lê Nguyễn Thiên Hương, one of the co-founders of #SaveSonDoong will reveal to you what its ultimate goal is actually about.

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