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The effects of the coronavirus crisis are being felt hard across the Asia’s tourism industry where elephant- friendly venues are facing collapse. World Animal Protection has launched an urgent appeal to help over 150 elephants in Asia. The appeal aims to assist eleven struggling, elephant-friendly venues in Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia and Laos to provide food, […]

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Entering the new year with the spotlight on Australia’s wildfire tragedy which resulted in the death of some one billion animals is surely a call to action inviting us citizens of the world to unite and begin to take care of ourselves, our planet and its magnificent biodiversity. One way to make a change is […]

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Samui Elephant Sanctuary (SES) is getting animal welfare right, something that has been recognized in the recent Responsible Thailand Awards. Taking out the top award in the category of Animal Welfare for its work rescuing and rehabilitating elephants in Thailand, the SES was the first ethical elephant sanctuary on the island of Koh Samui in […]

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The Philippine Department of Tourism reminds travellers that the Philippines is home to some of the highest numbers of UNESCO World Heritage sites in South East Asia.  With three cultural and three natural sites, the Philippines is a unique and interesting destination for those looking for a little more from their holiday. For a landmark […]

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Far from the traditional ‘fly-and-flop’ Maldivian breaks, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, and Naladhu Private Island are offering guests the chance to stay active whilst still enjoying the luxuries of the Maldives. Adventure travellers no longer need to spend their break reclining on the beach; whether it’s viewing the underwater world through […]

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Laos, a country traversed by the Mekong River and mountainous terrain, is affectionately known as the Kingdom of a Million Elephants. Centuries ago, the kingdom that made up much of modern-day Laos was called Lan Xang, which translates to “Land of a Million Elephants.” These days however, the number is far from the million, with […]

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Few places have as many Unesco World Heritage Sites in such a small space than Sri Lanka. There are in fact eight packed into such a small area, and you will want to see them all. Sri Lanka’s 2000-plus years of culture can be discovered at ancient sites where legendary temples boast beautiful details even […]

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The Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia has announced two new conservation tourism initiatives: a wildlife release package linking the camp with the Chiphat community tourism project, and a 3D/2N deep forest experience with an overnight in a tentsile tree tent. Partnering with the Wildlife Alliance’s wildlife release station in Chiphat, the Cardamom Tented Camp has […]

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Beneath the shimmering waters that surround the island archipelago of the Maldives’ South Malé Atoll, a fragile world is quietly rebuilding itself. Reef conservation charity, Coral Reef CPR’s pioneering Holistic Approach to Reef Protection (HARP) programme, funded by the generosity of Anantara guests, has been fundamental in creating significant improvements to coral health and size […]

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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has announced the launch of its safari style Jungle Tented Villas that offers authentic experiences of outdoor living under the stars at the heart of resort’s inland jungle. Unleashing the explorer in every traveller, the Tented Villas offers travellers a safari-style, alfresco luxurious living with an outdoor rain shower, roll-top […]

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In line with its vision of creating itineraries that go beyond luxury to offer forward-thinking travellers experiences that enrich their lives, &Beyond has launched a privately guided tour that explores wildlife conservation in India, seeking a deeper understanding of the country’s eight most endangered species. The Endangered Eight Impact Small Group Journey traverses three of […]

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With itineraries from Africa to Antarctica, meet the stars of Dynasties with select excursions from bespoke travel outfitter Natural World Safaris. Chimpanzees Episode one of Dynasties follows a troop of West African Chimpanzees, led by alpha male David, in Senegal. Explore the heartland of Uganda with Natural World Safaris, tracking the Chimpanzees of the Kibale […]

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working together with local stakeholders and tourists on Ko Samui to eliminate the use of single-use plastics and encourage all to reduce waste, reuse and recycle to help protect the island’s ecosystem. Local Thai authorities on Ko Samui are proactively campaigning for recycling and waste management. It is […]

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Echo Resorts have released details of new deals available at two of their resorts located in Malaysia Borneo giving travellers options on wild adventures and luxury. Bungaraya Island Resort Spend a minimum of 4 nights at Echo Resort’s Bungaraya Island Resort and choose from the following complimentary custom-made programs that reflect their environmental ethos and […]

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World Expeditions has launched a new program this month designed to encourage travellers to venture away from tourist hot-spots and to deliver a positive environmental impact. World Expeditions’ new program outlines self-guided pilgrimage hikes and e-biking itineraries in Japan, cycle itineraries in remote China, new adventures to lesser known destinations in Vietnam, Indonesia and Laos, […]

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced their support of the government’s new initiative to fight against plastic pollution. Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife & Plant Conservation (DNP) launched the initiative earlier this week, with the goal to encourage visitors to reduce consumption of single-use plastics at all 154 national parks in Thailand. To […]

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Shiga Kogen is a great ski and board destination in Japan offering a variety of terrain and off-piste options, minimal crowds and an authentic Japanese experience that’s becoming harder to find, as more and more international skiers and boarders flock to the favoured resorts, Hakuba and Niseko during the Northern Hemisphere winter. If you’re an […]

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Dive season has officially reopened at Tanjong Jara Resort, providing access to some of the finest diving and snorkelling in the world. Every year from March to October, the deep waters of the Terengganu Marine Park come to life, offering a perfect window onto the untouched coral gardens and rare species of marine life. With […]

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