Viral video: Large number of rare turtle nests spotted in now-empty Thailand beaches

A large number of nests of rare leatherback sea turtles were spotted in the now-empty beaches of Thailand amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The number, Reuters reports citing environmentalists, is the highest in two decades. Due to the pandemic, tourists

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Tourism campaign ‘Experience Penang 2020’ launched

KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020, Penang Global Tourism (PGT) today launched its ‘Experience Penang 2020’ campaign with the tagline ‘The Diversity of Asia’. PGT chief executive officer Ooi Chok Yan said the roadshow was not just to highlight Penang’s amazing

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Mothers, let your daughters grow up to be travellers.

It was 1970 and my first trip to Europe. My parents accompanied me to the airport, and, as I was in line headed for the plane, my mother said, “If you’re not back in six months, you’ll never see me

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Air New Zealand to serve beverages in edible vanilla cups

Eat the cup after drinking coffee? Air New Zealand will serve beverages in edible vanilla-flavoured cups so as to minimise onboard waste production. Eating the cup in which you just drank your coffee doesn’t sound too appetizing at first, but

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Malaysia Airlines launches Fly Malaysia campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) launched Fly Malaysia, a brand campaign in support of Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) today, with the aim of further enabling the airline, via partnerships with relevant tourism bodies, to promote Malaysia to the world.

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Scientists: Traveling Makes Us Much Happier Than Any Material Wealth

Why do many people go shopping the minute they have money in their wallets? Material wealth brings you happiness, albeit temporarily. Only a few days after a new purchase, the thrill, pleasure, and enjoyment you felt begin to fade. It

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Tokyo restaurant serves 3kg giant burger

A restaurant in Tokyo is serving a giant burger that weighs 3kg and measures 15 cm. It is priced at one thousand dollars or Rs 70,000 and is filled with yummy stuff. The foodie in you might just exclaim in

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The Dalai Lama: Women are the Leaders of the Future

In the July 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar, five people share their meaningful moments with the Dalai Lama. Here, Danielle LaPorte recalls her meeting with His Holiness. When I was about to turn thirty, I was given an opportunity to have a

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Foreign Office: Travel warnings for Spain, Greece, France and Thailand

The Foreign Office has issued fresh travel advice to Brits going abroad this summer that covers some of the most popular holiday hotspots. Destinations such as Spain and Greece have been included in the guidance amid warnings some countries could

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British Airways passenger finds dried vomit on his seat.

It was nothing short of a disgusting trip for a passenger travelling on a British Airways flight after he found that his seat was covered in what appeared to be vomit. Dave Gildea had upgraded to business class while travelling

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