Category: Travel

8 Travel Myths

1/9 SLIDES © Caiaimage/Chris Ryan/Getty Images Imagine it: every single airline ticket for the foreseeable future booked at exactly 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday morning, when the winter solstice hits full swing. If there really were a perfect time to book airline tickets, everyone would buy them exactly then. But they don’t. Because there isn’t. That’s right: like claims that reading in the dark will make you blind, Tuesday pricing is a myth. (There are, however, best practices.) Everyone loves a trick, a tip, or a deal; but if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We...

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China Quake Scars Treasured Scenic Tourist Site

© Provided by AFPRelaxNews Tourists visit the waterfall at Jiuzhaigou (Nine-village valley) in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan, in 2006. The strong earthquake that jolted southwestern China appears to have left deep physical scars on Jiuzhaigou, a network of mountain valleys prized as one of the country’s few remaining areas of pristine natural beauty. At least 19 people were killed when a 6.5-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday with its epicentre in Jiuzhaigou, which is famed for more than 140 lakes whose waters range from crystal-clear to turquoise, lying at the feet of...

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QATAR Free VIsa Entry To 80 Nationalities

Interior ministry official Mohamed Rashed al-Mazrouei said that nationals of 80 countries would only need to present a valid passport for entry to the energy-rich Gulf state which is to host football’s 2022 World Cup. Qatar, isolated by its neighbours in a diplomatic crisis, on Wednesday introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism. © Provided by AFPRelaxNews Nationals of 80 countries will only need to present a valid passport for entry to Qatar, which is to host football’s 2022 World Cup. “The visa exemption scheme will make Qatar the most open country in...

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Top 10 The Most Crowded Countries in the World

By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in an urban area, an increase from 54% today. If the world’s population were evenly distributed across the globe, each of Earth’s 7.4 billion human beings would have approximately 150 square miles to him- or herself. But humans have lived in cities for more than 10,000 years, and many aspects of modern life depend on high-density development. In many of the densest countries in the world, 100% of the population lives in an urban area. Small countries such as Macao, Monaco, and Gibraltar have experienced massive population growth over the...

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