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Puerto Rico Set To Revolutionize The Tourism Industry With New Customer Service Initiative

Against all odds, tourism is booming. Despite the tragedy which hit the island last year, Puerto Rico has seen tourism continue to grow. With a third of the year still to go, early reports show a 12% rise on last summer’s sales through the peak holiday period. Now heading into the off-season, plans are being made to boost the industry further still. At the core of these plans, a partnership with ALICE will produce a customer service platform that encompasses the whole of Puerto Rico’s tourism face. Through technology, it’s hoped both visitors and locals will benefit alike. Who Or What...

The third gender of southern Mexico

“Which form should I use when I talk to you: feminine or masculine?” I asked Lukas Avendaño, who I had seen in trousers earlier in the day but now was wearing a traditional black skirt with colourful embroidered flowers called an enagua. We were speaking in Spanish, with its gendered nouns and pronouns. “I prefer you’d just call me sweetheart,” Avendaño giggled. There’s men and women and there’s something in between, and that’s who I am Here, in the Istmo de Tehuantepec region in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, there...

The Most Picturesque And Colorful Inhabited Areas In The World

In order to avoid monotony and simplicity, some architects decided to experiment and play a bit with their imagination and that way to bring some unique elements to the cities they were building. As a result of their brave spirit today we have many picturesque and colorful cities that look rather like fairy tales than ordinary cities. We would like to make a highlight of the better-known ones and make you want to catch the next flight and go and enjoy their beauty indeed. Below you can see some of the most picturesque and colorful inhabited areas in the world. 1. Gjogv, Faroe Island I bet...

The nine ghost villages of northern France

I was walking with a few friends on a mossy forest path through Fleury-devant-Douaumont, a small village nestled in the pastoral landscape of north-eastern France. It had rained heavily the night before and a fine mist still hung in the air. A cacophonous flock of birds hid in the lush canopy above my head, their lively song juxtaposing the deep silence of the tens of thousands of unknown soldiers who lay in the hallowed ground below my feet. They had died for France During World War One, French and German soldiers completely razed nine villages during the Battle of Verdun, the longest...

Good Vibes — 7 Jamaican Travel Tips for Music Fans

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Top 5 Places In Africa That Will Probably Inspire You

Perhaps you are looking for magical areas and you are not sure of which part of Africa you should visit. Africa is undoubtedly one of a few most incredible travel destinations in the world and boast of its beautiful tourist sites and among others include; The Masai Mara National Reserve This is one of a few most splendid and excellent game reserves in Africa. It is popular for its rare wildlife and mostly the large mammals and many others. A visit to this incredible nature reserve offers you a great opportunity not only to catch a glimpse at the big game (lions, leopards, elephants) as well...

The Italian town obsessed with Great Britain

Had it not been for the sunny sky, I could have sworn that I was in Great Britain. The high street was teeming with people, Union Jack flags were flapping in the wind, a slight aroma of fried cod tinged the air and the queens were waving to their starstruck subjects – Queen Elizabeth II from a gleaming car and her great-great-grandmother Victoria from underneath a lacy black parasol. Schio has always been known as ‘the Manchester of Italy’ The time and space continuum seemed to have been broken, thus bringing two of the most formidable British queens together in the...

5 Reasons to Visit the Algarve

The Algarve is the biggest tourist hotspot in Portugal, thanks to its bustling towns, stunning beaches and friendly locals. Thousands of visitors flock to the country’s most southern region for a taste of the summer sun, though it’s also popular throughout the rest of the year. With so much on offer, it’s hard to believe anyone would need persuading to visit this slice of paradise. However, if you’re still on the fence, here’s 5 reasons to visit the Algarve: The Undiscovered Gems Although the Algarve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, there are still some...

5 tips to Planning a Date while Visiting Paris

Having a date in Paris? Perhaps you are a bit nervous considering you might be new to this world’s most beautiful city. There are a couple of things you need to do before you even book a flight for the long-awaited date. Here are some of them. Let’s read on. 1. Decide the venue of the date First, do a little research to identify the right place for your date. There are beautiful restaurants in Paris that will leave you wanting to extend your stay in the city. Not leaving behind the traditional Persian dining like Chateaubriand and Agape Substance among others. For a romantic spectacle,...

The birthplace of the modern apple

Winter’s cool indifference had already embraced the snow-tipped peaks of the Tian Shan mountain system, winds whispering the tall trees into a state of undress. “It is cold,” said Alexey Raspopov, a guide with Trekking Club Kazakhstan, pointing to the dashboard thermometer of his 4×4 as we ascended, leaving Kazakhstan’s second city Almaty to disappear beneath a layer of smog. One could see with his own eyes that this beautiful site was the origin of the cultivated apple After driving for about two hours to the Turgen Gorge, we abandoned the vehicle and...

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