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New UNWTO Secretary General endorses Global Tourism Resilience Centre being established in Jamaica

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says, newly-appointed Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili, has pledged his full support for the establishment of the first Global Tourism Resilience Centre in Jamaica. The centre


New fish farm to open in the Seychelles

Aquaculture will return to the Seychelles in August with the completion of a new facility at Providence - an industrial zone - on the eastern coast of the main island of Mahe, Seychelles News Agency reports. A top official from the Seychelles Fishing Authority, Aubrey Lesperance, said aquaculture is


No news, no shoes - and no kids: Why ditching our boys for a trip to the Seychelles was the best idea I ever had

I'd like to say it was a hard choice to jet off to an island paradise a deux - but I'd be lying. The occasion was my husband's 50th and instead of a party he declared he wanted a sunshine winter break with myself and our two sons. Already perspiring at the potential cost of four full-priced holiday


Opagac calls on other tuna fleets to reduce stranded FADs in the Seychelles

The Spanish tuna fleet grouped in the Organization of Associated Producers of Large Tuna Freezers (Opagac) is "the only fleet capable of guaranteeing the total elimination of fishing aggregating devices [FADs] on the coast of the Seychelles", a spokesman from the association told Undercurrent News.


'You just have more people annoying you:' The CEO of a cryptocurrency platform offering 100x leverage explains why he turns down investor cash

Arthur Hayes, CEO and founder of BitMEX.BitMEXPeer-to-peer crypto contract trading platform BitMEX says it has notional daily trading volume of more than $1 billion on its platform.CEO Arthur Hayes told BI he "absolutely" has interest from venture capitalists but he is not interested."The mining fir


The US prison population fell in 2016 - for the 3rd year in a row

The number of people imprisoned in the US dropped for the third year in a row in 2016, according to a new report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. About 1.5 million people were in a US prison in 2016, down from a peak of 1.6 million in 2009. The imprisonment rate fell from a peak of 506 per 100,0


The most romantic Seychelles hotels

An insider's guide to the most romantic places to stay in the Seychelles, including the archipelago's best honeymoon hotels, and the best for amazing views, private pools, spas, wildlife, watersports and beautiful beachside villas. Seychelles 9Telegraph expert rating Fregate has just 16 large, very


The most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean

An insider's guide to the most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean, including the best for overwater villas, spectacular beaches, private-dining, dramatic views, clifftop infinity pools and a plethora of watersports, in locations including the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius.Maldives These are th


The ranking of the world's most powerful passports shows Africans still can't travel easily

It may be getting easier for Africans to travel within the continent, but African passports still can't travel far. The annual Henley Passport Index released on Jan. 9 showed an overall decline in the strength of African passports compared to other continents. The strongest African passport belongs


I Spent 369 Hours In A Plane Travelling The World In 2017 – Here Are My Top 10 Travel Photos

I took this shot just after take off from Honolulu airport on my trip around the world in 8 days that I took in February 2017 (you can find the trip report here: https://197travelstamps.com/2018/01/03/part-1-in-8-days-around-the-world/)8. French PyreneesThe French Pyrenees are a perfect spot for hik


Kenya tourism marketers welcome 576 tourists aboard the first cruise ship in Mombasa

Kenya's tourism marketers welcomed 576 tourists who arrived at the Port of Mombasa aboard cruise ship, MS Nautica, marking the first cruise ship arrival to the country this year. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) CEO Betty Radier said in a statement that the cruise ship arrived in the tourism resort city f


Frigid temps at Miami zoo bring elephant-sized problems. Also: cold tortoise feet.

A Giant Aldabra tortoise photographed in a heated pen on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Zoo Miami during a cold spell in South Florida. The animal is from the Seychelles Islands off of the coast of Africa and weighs over 400 pounds. Zoo spokesman Ron Magill, who took the photo, writes: "Yes, in addition


What's on TV this week?: 01.04.18 through 01.10.18

January 3, 2018 TODAY 6 p.m. on TNT NBA Basketball James Harden is having quite a season for the Houston Rockets, who have been right at the top of the Western Conference with the Golden State Warriors. The two teams meet in Houston, where the Rockets hope to begin the process of overcoming Kevin Du


Liberty Global completes spinoff of LATAM business

Liberty Latin America is now officially an independent, publicly-traded company, listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, after the split from parent-company Liberty Global. The new business, which has been almost three years in the making, operates in Panama, Chile, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, several


South Africa The Latest To Institute Soda Tax

The beverage industry might lose volume sales in South Africa, once the tax on sugar-sweetened drinks is implemented this year. The government will institute a levy of 2.1 cents per gram of sugar on drinks that have a sugar content that is greater than 4 grams per 100 milliliters in April 2018, lead


Tuna imports into the EU rise in 2017

Total imports of "tuna and tuna-like species" into European markets from third countries rose 27% in value year-on-year for the first half of 2017. This meant an increase to 1.59 billion during H1, and 12% in volume to 411,000 metric tons, according to a recent report produced by the European market


Finding Your Freelance Community and Letting Your Inner Girl Boss Thrive

Yesterday I spent two hours editing my blog photography, four hours writing blog posts, ten minutes researching co-working spaces and an hour pitching to potential clients. I did all of these tasks without speaking to another human being or leaving the house. This is how most of my working days pla


COSTAS INC. (CSSI) Completes Full Acquisition of Authentatrade to Provide Full-Service Crypto Exchange Platform

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clifford Redekop CEO of COSTAS, INC. (CSSI) and fellow Board Director, Stephen L. Gomes, announced today Costas has completed the acquisition of 100% of Authentatrade PTE, Ltd ., a fully functional cryptocoin exchange platform based in the Republic of Sey


Great New Options from Goway Travel

The latest Goway Travel brochure offers exotic trips to Tahiti and other great destinations. From exotic, overwater bungalows in Tahiti to boutique cruises in the idyllic islands of Croatia, Goway has it covered in their 2018-19 World's Most Idyllic Islands and Boutique Cruising brochure. This new


A Beach for Every Day of 2018

Seven Commandos Beach You'll find this stretch of sand and gorgeous greenery in El Nido, Palawan, in the Philippines. Reduit Beach St. Lucia is an incredible destination, and the beaches are only one of the attractions. Santa Cruz This heavenly beach can be found in a cove in Curaao. Playa Coson Pla