U.N. Agency Reports Worst Drought in 16 Years in North Korea

North Korea experienced chronic food shortages in the 1990s, when a famine caused by years of bad weather and economic mismanagement forced the country to issue a rare appeal for international help. By some estimates, more than a million people …

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U.S. Is Set to Bar American Tourists From North Korea

The Trump administration has been considering a ban on tourism to North Korea, but had hesitated, fearing harsh recriminations against three Americans who remain imprisoned in the country. Mr. Cockerell said it appeared that the State Department had chosen to …

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STR: US hotel performance for Q2 2017

About STR STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 16 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and an international …

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Israel Hotel Market Overview 2017 | By Lionel Schauder and Russel Kett

Russell Kett Russell Kett is Chairman of the London office of HVS and also serves on the worldwide Board of HVS. He has 40 years’ specialist hotel consultancy, investment and real estate experience, focused on providing valuation, feasibility, shared ownership, …

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Billy McDonough Named FCM Travel Solutions President for the Americas

About FCM Travel Solutions FCM Travel Solutions is one of the world’s leading corporate travel and expense management consultancies. The brand has been recognized as the World’s Leading Travel Management Company for the fourth consecutive year (September 2016). It creates …

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Date Announced for 2nd Annual European Mountain Travel Summit

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Leading B-to-B information, event, and marketing solutions company Northstar Travel Group announces the date of 2nd annual European Mountain Travel Summit (EMTS). The global leadership forum, presented by Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS), will be held 09-11 January, 2018. Over three …

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Cuba

For a photographer, a voyeur of architecture, a history buff, a 50’s car enthusiast, a Rum or cigar lover – this has to be on your list of must see – a bucket list item of the highest magnitude. You …

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Horwath HTL Special Market Report: Japan

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Horwath HTL Special Market Report: Japan A 180-day ‘Minpaku’ restriction – how will the new ‘Minpaku’ legislation affect home-sharing in Japan? Koji Takabayashi from Horwath HTL Japan, presents an overview of how the new ‘Minpaku’ legislation in Japan will affect …

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Trilobites: What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like From Space

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When the total solar eclipse traces a path on Aug. 21 from Oregon to South Carolina, millions will turn their gaze upward as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, darkening the sky in the middle of the …

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Trilobites: Giant Squids, Giant Eyes, but Rather Small Brain Lobes

Usually when a giant squid is spotted, it has died and its decomposing carcass has floated to the surface. But when Taiwanese fishermen accidentally caught a giant squid while trawling for mullet in 2016, scientists for the first time were …

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