European wasp picnic | Department of Agriculture and Food WA

European wasp picnic | Department of Agriculture and Food WA

European wasps are a declared pest in WA, and we don’t want them sharing our picnics here. They’re black and yellow bee-shaped insects – and look for the black antennae. European wasps are insect predators and scavengers. They’re unique among wasps because they’re attracted to sweet foods and proteins, as seen here with this one […]

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11/05/19 Council Committees: Convention, Tourism & Public Entertainment Facilities

11/05/19 Council Committees: Convention, Tourism & Public Entertainment Facilities

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What Is It Like To Vacation In North Korea?

What Is It Like To Vacation In North Korea?

NARRATOR: This is a photo of the North Korean military. It looks surprisingly candid, given how secretive the North Korean government is known to be about affairs of state. Then unsurprisingly, it is also a photo that was planned out. Not so much by the photographer, but by North Korea itself. [MUSIC PLAYING] MATT PAISH: […]

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The Maroons | Jamaica’s Forgotten Nation

The Maroons | Jamaica’s Forgotten Nation

This is the Maroon way of peeling coconut in the jungle Let’s see it. Right now we are in the John Crow Hills deep in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, and things are about to get super interesting. We’re here at the Scotts Hall Maroon Town. The Maroons were originally escaped slaves who carved out […]

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VICE News Daily: Nepal Reopens Damaged Tourist Sites

VICE News Daily: Nepal Reopens Damaged Tourist Sites

it’s tuesday june sixteenth and here’s some of the news beyond the headlines Nepal has reopened most of its heritage sites that were damaged by earthquakes in April in May the cash-strapped government hopes to bring back tourists even though UNESCO warned many of the sites are still in a precarious state the more than […]

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Vulture’s Picnic, 1% Vultures Praying on 99% Greg Palast Interview

Vulture’s Picnic, 1% Vultures Praying on 99% Greg Palast Interview

David Pakman: Greg Palast is joining us again. www.GregPalast.com is the website, he’s an investigative journalist. The new book, of course, is called “Vultures’ Picnic”. And Greg, first of all, congratulations on the book, it is fantastic. I looked at it over the weekend. Greg Palast: Yeah, thank you. It was fun writing it. David: […]

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Tennessee’s Anti-Gay Tourism Commercial

Tennessee’s Anti-Gay Tourism Commercial

You’re looking at Tennessee. Home of the latest of the anti-gay bills being pushed through state governments. Ours is sitting on Governor Haslam’s desk, but if he signs, soon you could cross the bridge to un-enlightenment. Ride a horse without worrying a gay guy is looking at your butt. Tip toe across humanity to relive […]

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Productivity Commission supports accommodation levy call, tourism industry disappointed

Productivity Commission supports accommodation levy call, tourism industry disappointed

Queenstown’s bid to introduce a “bex tax” has support from the New Zealand Productivity Commission. The commission’s draft report on local government funding and financing lists new funding tools for tourism hot spots as one of the four most important changes that must be made. The best way to address the issue is for central […]

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Learning Service – ORPHANAGE TOURISM

Learning Service –  ORPHANAGE TOURISM

Have you heard of “orphanage tourism”? It’s a popular and growing travel trend Perhaps your tour provider to Asia, Africa or Latin America has included in your itinerary a “visit to a local orphanage” or a “to an orphanage dance show”. If you’re considering these options, or if you are traveling in a developing country […]

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Apply for a UK tourist visa from China on GOV.UK: User research case study

Apply for a UK tourist visa from China on GOV.UK: User research case study

The visa exemplar is a project to develop a new way to apply to come to the UK from China. This year they are on track to do between 300,000 and 500,000 applications. We have feedback from our customer insight teams that people in China think applying for a visa is very difficult. We were […]

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