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15 pictures that will make you want to travel on the world's largest cruise ship

TRANS ASIA NEWS The world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, arrived in the British port of Southampton on Tuesday ahead of its maiden cruise later this month. The Royal Caribbean International’s vessel measures 362 metres (1187.66 ft) long, the size of nearly four soccer fields, and weighs around 227,000 gross...

20-05-2016 TRAVEL

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Philippines named world’s 8th Top Medical Tourism hub

Philippines named world’s 8th Top Medical Tourism hub

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA:-- A global non-profit association for medical tourism and international patient industry has listed the Philippines as eighth place among the top medical tourism destinations in the world in 2015, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Monday. The Philippines placed ahead of countries such as Japan and France, according...

10-05-2016 TRAVEL

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11 tourist attractions to visit in Pakistan

TRANS ASIA NEWS Despite Pakistan’s rich history, visible in its mosques, forts, landmarks and national monuments; the country is not always on a traveler’s list.That all changed when a travel blogger from Australia recently traveled to Pakistan and uploaded breathtaking photographs on her Facebook page, from around the country. She wasn’t...

22-12-2015 TRAVEL

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7 Muslim cities to visit in 2016

TRANS ASIA NEWSMany Islamic countries have centuries of history waiting to be discovered as well as some of the most breathtaking landscapes. With hospitality being a key feature of Muslim societies, most tourists are welcomed as a revered guest.

19-11-2015 TRAVEL

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‘Golden Eagle’ to run luxury train from Moscow to Tehran

‘Golden Eagle’ to run luxury train from Moscow to Tehran

TRANS ASIA NEWSA luxury train company connecting world capitals plans to launch a tour service between Moscow and Tehran after running a successful first-ever adventure from Hungary to the Iranian capital.

27-10-2015 TRAVEL

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Remains of the day: Bamiyan valley, Afghanistan

Remains of the day: Bamiyan valley, Afghanistan

Bamiyan valley, which sits in the lap of the towering Hindu Kush mountains, about 180km north-west of Kabul, is among the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in Afghanistan. It is also considered one of the most peaceful regions in the war-ridden country. Its history dates back more than 2,000 years, and...

27-08-2015 TRAVEL

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The legendary Dervla Murphy

The legendary Dervla Murphy

By-Victoria Schofield Dervla Murphy, now aged 83, is a legend. Travel writer extraordinaire and author of over twenty books, I first encountered her in the 1960s in the pages of Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle - her autobiographical account of riding her bicycle – Roz - from Ireland...

13-08-2015 TRAVEL

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Iran says planes ready for US flights

Iran says planes ready for US flights

TRANS ASIA NEWS TEHRAN: After a hiatus of over three decades, Iran is all set to launch direct flights to the United States in light of the removal of sanctions that have prohibited the country from doing so.

28-07-2015 TRAVEL

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Google launches 'street views' for Everest

Google launches 'street views' for Everest

TRANS ASIA NEWS KATHMANDU: Inspired by their love of mountaineering, four employees from Google decided to go on a trip to Everest Base Camp in 2011. Before leaving they learned they could capture imagery of the trip for Google Maps with a tripod and digital camera, and make the photos available...

13-03-2015 TRAVEL

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Singapore most expensive city, Bangalore cheapest

Singapore most expensive city, Bangalore cheapest

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI/ INDIA: A new survey places Asia’s financial darling Singapore as the worlds most expensive city and places India's IT hub Bangalore and Pakistan's financial capital Karachi have emerged as the world's cheapest cities to live in, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

04-03-2015 TRAVEL

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150 countries listed in visa-on-arrival in India

150 countries listed in visa-on-arrival in India

TRANS ASIA NEWS New Delhi : India will provide visa on arrival (VoA) to people from 150 countries, a sharp rise from the 43 countries now, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on Saturday.

28-02-2015 TRAVEL

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World’s longest train route opens

World’s longest train route opens

TRANS ASIA NEWS YIWA (China): The first train to complete a journey on the world’s longest railway line, connecting Spain and China, returned to Yiwu. The 16,156-mile round trip on the new Yixin’ou cargo line through China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Poland, Germany, France and Spain took four months to complete. The train...

25-02-2015 TRAVEL

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Oman is Top Arab Nation in NYT ranking of must-see places in…

Oman is Top Arab Nation in NYT ranking of must-see places in 2015

TRANS ASIA NEWS MUSCAT: The unparalleled staggering peaks of Oman’s landscapes- coming “from mountains not skyscrapers”, its “dramatic coastlines that owe little to man-made engineering” and “the unending hubbub of Dubai and Abu Dhabi…contrasted… with the sheer silence of Oman’s numerous wadis, or ravines”, have earned the Sultanate a recommendation from...

12-01-2015 TRAVEL

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Japanese tourist held captive, raped

Japanese tourist held captive, raped

TRANS ASIA NEWS Kolkata : Five men have been arrested in India charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student. Kolkata police told the media that the sexual assaults took place for over a month from 23 November and in at least two locations. The organised gang is suspected of...

05-01-2015 TRAVEL

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China says, 100 million outbound trips this year

China says, 100 million outbound trips this year

TRANS ASIA NEWS BEIJING: Chinese travellers have taken 100 million "outbound" trips this year, officials said, with the vast majority visiting Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. 

05-12-2014 TRAVEL

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Britian updates travel advisory on Sri Lanka

Britian updates travel advisory on Sri Lanka

TRANS ASIA NEWSCOLOMBO/ SRI LANKA: The United Kingdom has updated its travel advisory on Sri Lanka advising travellers from the British Isles to be cautious of possible election law and order disruptions in view of the presidential elections to be held on January 08, 2015.The updated travel advisory issued by...

03-12-2014 TRAVEL

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China woos Indian tourists with travel on Silk Route

China woos Indian tourists with travel on Silk Route

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: At the China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2014, held over November 14-16 in Shanghai, the Silk Route- made famous 2000 years ago as the country’s trade path was the primary focus. India was given pride of place at the event which was also one of the...

28-11-2014 TRAVEL

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Ladakh, now open to tourism sans special permits

Ladakh, now open to tourism sans special permits

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: Ladakh, strategically important region in the Indian administered Kashmir situated on the borders of China and Pakistan, is the highest inhabited region in India with its distinct culture and topography.

13-07-2014 TRAVEL

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Tourism Malaysia to promote tier-2 cities in India

Tourism Malaysia to promote tier-2 cities in India

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: Tourism Malaysia and Malindo Air are jointly promoting Malaysia's tier two cities to the North Indian market through a familiarisation trip for 10 selected travel agents. 

09-07-2014 TRAVEL

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Ladakh top adventure tourist destination in India

Ladakh top adventure tourist destination in India

TRANS ASIA NEWS SRINAGAR: According to the survey conducted by a leading travel magazine Ladakh region in the Indian controlled part of Kashmir has been adjudged as the most favourite adventure tourist destination in India. 

30-03-2014 TRAVEL

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Passengers flying into India have to declare over Rs 10,000

Passengers flying into India have to declare over Rs 10,000

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: If you’re returning from an overseas trip or just travelling to India and happen to carry more than Rs 10,000 in Indian currency, you will need to declare whatever you have in excess, according to new customs rules which come into effect from March 2014.

19-02-2014 TRAVEL

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Foreign airlines line up offers to lure Indians

Foreign airlines line up offers to lure Indians

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: If you’re in India and want to head out on vacation to you dream foreign destination, now’s probably the best time. International carriers are vying with each other for a pie of the Indian international passenger traffic as India emerges as an aviation hub and as more...

17-02-2014 TRAVEL

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Bangladesh Biman to fly twice a week to Guwahati from Dhaka

Shillong: To increase air connectivity between the North East states and Bangladesh, the government of the neighbouring country has approved the proposal of its national air carrier, Bangladesh Biman to fly twice a week from Dhaka to Guwahati starting from July 1 this year.  

29-01-2014 TRAVEL

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Turkey to discuss visa-free travel with EU

ANKARA- Turkey and the EU have agreed here to discuss visa-free travel for Turkish citizens visiting the 28-member bloc, local Today's Zaman reported. At the ceremony in Ankara, the two sides also signed an agreement on EU governments' repatriation of illegal immigrants from Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said earlier this...

26-01-2014 TRAVEL

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