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    Bangladesh among 'best value travel destinations'

    Bangladesh ranked seventh in the Lonely Planet's Top 10 “Best Value” travel destinations for 2019, which showcased the top ten places for affordable adventures, UNB reports.

  • South Korea

    The other side of Korea: Art, food and history

    A group of Indonesian journalists, including The Jakarta Post, is invited by the Korea Tourism Organization to join a familiarization trip to South Korea. A number of Asian journalists and bloggers from Malaysia, Singapore, China and Japan also take part in the three-day trip.

  • World tourism numbers up 6.0% in first half of 2018: UN

    International tourist numbers grew 6.0 per cent in the first half of 2018, with southern Europe and southeast Asia posting the biggest growth, due to the upturn in the global economy, the UN World Tourism Organization says.

  • Can vacations boost longevity?

    Taking a vacation can do more than help you relax for a week or two -- it can help you live longer according to new research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2018.

  • This app will tell you how safe you are during your travels

    A travel-organising app launches a new feature that will tell its users when they need to be extra vigilant about pickpockets and walking alone at night.

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    These are the most welcoming countries for expats

    Social butterflies looking to make new friends in foreign places are to have more success in countries like Portugal, Taiwan and Mexico, which emerge as the most welcoming countries for expats in a new survey.

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    Discover Bangladesh: Quick Tour into Char Kukri Mukri

    Char Kukri Mukri, an island situated in the southern part of Bangladesh, offers tourists a beautiful landscape. In this new episode of Discover Bangladesh, Star Live takes you to Char Kukri Mukri, an island with mangrove forest and a beautiful sea beach. Watch the video to know more.

  • Royal gardens of Europe: A lush oasis in National Garden, Athens

    The National Garden in Athens has exceptional qualities and stunning styles that put it on the map for visitors vacationing in Europe.

  • Cycling for environment: Nepalese cyclists now in Bangladesh

    A group of four cyclists from Nepal, out on an adventure of a lifetime, to spread awareness on the need for protecting the environment, are now in Bangladesh.

  • 6 Indian climbers make first Everest summit of season

    Six Indian climbers reach the top of Mount Everest, the first group to summit the world's highest peak this season.

  • VR

    How VR to change the way we book travel

    Virtual reality technology could become a popular travel tool during the booking process, allowing consumers to explore their hotel room, cruise cabin or destination before they plonk down their hard-earned money.

  • Qatar Airways

    Qatar Airways to increase Dhaka-Doha flights

    In a move to provide passengers with additional travel options, Qatar Airways announces to launch a third daily flight between Dhaka and Doha from April 1.

  • [WATCH] Discover Bangladesh: Quick Tour into the Sundarbans

    According to renowned author Amitav Ghosh, the Sundarbans is a piece of heaven on Earth which is serene and at the same time dangerous.

  • Peace and a pachyderm

    There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as strolling through the grasslands of Northern Thailand on elephant back.

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    Travelling when you're disabled

    People with disabilities can travel the world. All it takes is some smart planning.

  • Sungai Kolok, Narathiwat province, water, Thailand

    Walking over water

    In the border town of Sungai Kolok, Narathiwat province, legend has it that an old Muslim woman known for her magical powers rowed her sampan into the swampland one fine day many moons ago and never came out.

  • Asia’s most visited countries

    China is the top most travel destination in Asia for the world's tourists, according to the latest figures published by the World Bank.

  • Explore Kushtia in one day

    One can easily pay a visit to Kushtia in a day with a good plan. Here is how one can cover the maximum spots of this spiritually and culturally rich area in just a day.

  • Hong Kong, freedom, isles

    Exploring the little isles of freedom in Hong Kong

    It is a risk worth taking to explore the outlying islands in Hong Kong, as is evident from these photographs clicked by DJ Clark using a drone and phone.

  • Rafting in China

    Yangshuo has many beautiful fresh mountain springs and rivers, tumbling off the mountains. And now, you can tumble off them too!

  • Humpback whale splashes Sydney tourists

    This is the spectacular moment a humpback whale breached high into the air just metres from a boat full of tourists.

  • Monsoon travels around the country

    he land of six-seasons, many rivers and golden fields is at the zenith of its beauty during the monsoon. Read on to find out some of the places you could visit around the country.

  • Heritage sites in Tongibari

    Once known as the City of Courage, Bikrampur -- now called Munshiganj -- holds a history of more than 2,500 years. And if you are planning a day-trip to visit a few heritage sites close to Dhaka, then make a trip to Tongibari, a part of the-then Bikrampur capital of Bengal. We managed to visit only three out of the dozens of heritage sites there.

  • Bangladesh is a food bonanza, says chef Kiran Jethwa

    Celebrity chef Kiran Jethwa traverses the length of Bangladesh, one of the top fish producing nations, and discovers that the country’s fishing industry is as diverse as it can be dangerous.

  • Thailand to close island to tourists

    The Thai island Koh Tachai is set to close, as authorities warn heavy tourism is negatively affecting natural resources and the environment.

  • Nat Geo's exclusive with emerging explorer Wasfia Nazreen

    Wasfia Nazreen, who was recently awarded as the Emerging Explorer accolade by National Geographic gives an exclusive interview about how it all began.

  • Inside the lost cave world of the Amazons

    The secret world hidden within the rocky Tapuis mountains are no longer a mystery.

  • National harbour waterfront

    The last words of poet Francois Rabelais were, “I go to see a Great Perhaps.”

  • Seasons Under the Sun

    You don't know freedom until you've been repeatedly refused a trip to Cox's Bazar with your friends and then have been allowed a trip to Italy completely unsupervised, all by yourself.

  • One of the world’s most dangerous roads

    If driving in Dhaka frustrates you, have a look at one of the most dangerous roads in the world, in Jammu, Khasmir where you two motorbikes are slowly trying to ascend a mountain.

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