Vietnam, known as the land of “Ascending Dragon” for its geographical shape on the map, is home to 54 ethnic groups each with their own unique identity and culture. In the past few years, Vietnam has become a popular South Asian destination with 15.5 million tourists visiting the country in 2018 alone. This boasts its...Read More
Not too long ago, there was a time when we’d get overwhelmed by the tonnes of travel choices we had to plan our perfect vacation. A young, budget-conscious traveller would choose to go backpacking, whereas a leisure traveller with deeper pockets would take luxury holidays. There were choices aplenty in the travel market for everyone....Read More
The concept of a homestay—where travellers choose to live in a local home instead of a hotel—first appeared in the 1950s, when Bob Luitweiler founded Servas International, a non-profit promoting travel for interracial and international peace. In the decades that followed, the homestay economy fast evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry, providing a multitude of experiences...Read More
The last decade has made the world become more aware of the consequences of its activities and with it, has come the realization that sustainability should be at the core of the choices we make in the coming years. The narrative was set and the rules were laid. ‘One should always make planet-friendly choices.’ ‘Respect...Read More
How would have the concept of hosting strangers in your house or staying with an unknown family on a vacation sounded a decade back? Hardly anyone would have been comfortable with such a concept. But we have seen people getting comfortable with staying in homestays, using Uber, sharing office spaces, and using many such peer-to-peer...Read More
Most of us had a travel bucket list at the start of this calendar year and suddenly we find ourselves confined to the four walls of our homes. The Covid-19 crisis has been a black swan event for the travel and tourism industry. World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) estimates a loss of 50 to...Read More
Ladakh, The land of high passes. Once a trekking destination for the West but as the gates opened up and development came in, Ladakh has now become a planned travel destination for everyone. Every year hundreds and thousands of the tourists visit Ladakh but how many can claim to touch its soul? For the majority...Read More
This is a story of unusual grit and passion. A story of a young man, Tsewang Dorje, who chose to stay in his village after completing his graduation. With only a primary school in his village, located near the world-famous Pangong Tso (Lake), Dorje had to literally earn his education. Development still hadn’t reached the...Read More
Over centuries, humans have shaped the world with inventions and modernizations at every stage of evolution. While such innovations have made mankind’s lives simple, easy and comfortable, our actions have also left a less than desirable footprint on the planet we all share. Growing industrialization, unabated pollution and over-population have triggered climate change, global warming...Read More
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