Indian Weddings

Photo: Orchid Phalaenopsis Wikipedia: Weddings in India vary regionally, the religion and per personal preferences of the bride and groom. Headlines What to Expect at an Indian Wedding – The Knot Wikipedia Weddings_in_India Planeta.com Weddings India India Links

First International Geotourism Forum

Poster This week Uzbekistan hosts its First International Geotourism Forum and Planeta.com will be updating our coverage and providing links to live and recorded video, presentations, and links to geology-focused adventures. We are looking forward to learning about travel and tourism along the Silk Road. Key Links uzbekistan.travel Facebook Kitab State Geological Reserve The reserve’s …

Turkmenistan

Photo: John Pavelka, Yangykala Canyon Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west. #40whc spotlight Mountain Ecosystems of Koytendag: International research team on Koytendag Elsewhere on the …

Uzbekistan

Photo: Robert Wilson, Mir-e Arab Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan The Central Asian nation Uzbekistan shares borders with Kazakhstan to the west and to the north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the south. A former Soviet republic, Uzbekistan became independent in 1991. The capital city is Tashkent. Amazon.com Photos Wikipedia Uzbekistan …

Asia Links

Links related to Asia presented in mostly random fashion: Headlines Presentations From Responsible Tourism Events At ITB Asia 2015 Philippines Eyes ‘Ecotourism Zone’ in Disputed S. China Sea Asia 2014 – Transitions Abroad The Legacy Of The Asia Overland Route Amazon.com Recommended listening: Asia Overland – adventures on the hippie trail The infamous ‘hippie trail’ …

Silk Road

Buzzwords The Silk Road was a network of trade routes which connected the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions. New Silk Road Elsewhere on the Web UNWTO: UNWTO’s Silk Road initiative functions as a collaborative platform designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road …

Rugby World Cup 2019

Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup September 20 – November 2. The final will take place in Yokohama. Hashtag: #RWC2019 Key Links rugbyworldcup.com qualifying news news Headlines Japan is warned of a Rugby World Cup beer shortage how-can-world-rugby-make-the-2019-rugby-world-cup-even-more-exciting http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/119391 No plan B for RWC2019 Background The Rugby World Cup is widely acknowledged as the …

Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Batu Caves Features Culinary Tours and Cooking Classes in Kuala Lumpur Recommended Listening Boom cities of Asia – Competition to achieve global city status has had a profound effect on many booming Asian cities including Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai. But how resilient are these cities to …

Malaysia Links

Malaysia Flag Links related to Malaysia presented in a somewhat random fashion: Twitter @TourismMalaysia @MPMBSummit @SarawakTravel @Sam_Izrin @MAS @farahalzara Government malaysia.gov.my/en Indigenous Peoples Is tribal tourism threatening a way of life? – BBC Iban people – Wikipedia Recommended Listening My one Malaysia – A ‘true Malaysian’ (obsessed by food) Beth Yahp returned to travel around …

Thailand Links

Thailand flag Links related to Thailand presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines An Onslaught of Tourists Is Stressing Out Thailand – Bloomberg Weaving a community together Remember the King in all our complexities http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37651953 Thai referendum: Military-written constitution approved – BBC http://www.destinationthailand.tv/thailand/beyond-lines-interview-american-travel-writer-joe-cummings http://asiancorrespondent.com/135714/thailand-confirms-new-6-month-multiple-entry-visas-for-tourists http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/roads/2014/12/mae_sot_dump_how_a_thai_trash_heap_became_the_scene_of_a_philanthropic_turf.html http://www.asiasentinel.com/society/thailand-sex-trafficking-figures Untravel Asia: Andaman Discoveries uses voluntourism to help rebuild Thailand …