Indonesia, the Sleeping Giant of Southeast Asia

Indonesia, the Sleeping Giant of Southeast Asia

Indonesia straddles the Equator between theIndian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The country is the sleeping giant of Southeast Asia. With18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. Withalmost 240 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world,and by far the largest in Southeast Asia. …

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25: Tourism , Hospitality and the MICE Industry with subtitles, use CC !

25: Tourism , Hospitality and the MICE Industry with subtitles, use CC !

Let's talk about the difference between the tourism and hospitality industry. Is there a difference? Tourism is visiting places so it includes the need for accommodations, restaurants and travel arrangements. That’s hospitality related. But business people also need these types of services. There are also aspects of tourism that business people don't need, like a …

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100 Men Hall Gulf Coast Heritage Tourism

100 Men Hall Gulf Coast Heritage Tourism

(gentle music) (upbeat pop music) – We did not know anythingabout the history of the place, which is just theultimate irony. Once he finallygot over here and started pulling all thejunk out and mowing the lawn, a lotta the local blackswould just meander over and pop their head in tosee what was going on. So …

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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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Gap between number of tourists to Korea and Japan expands

Gap between number of tourists to Korea and Japan expands

The gap between the number of tourists toKorea and Japan is expanding. According to the Japan National Tourism Organizationon Friday, the number of Koreans visiting Japan in Januarywas over six-hundred thousand, while the number of Japanese tourists to Korea was a quarterof that, at around hundred-fifty-thousand. The weakening Japanese yen is considered afactor in the …

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Timor-Leste: developing tourism in a new country

Timor-Leste: developing tourism in a new country

Bon dia, we are in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste. Timor-Leste is an independent half island developing state located in the Indonesian archipelago and it's just one hour flight from Darwin, Australia. Timor-Leste was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It proclaimed independence in 1975, but was occupied by Indonesia. The violent occupation …

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Thailand to Close Popular Island to Tourists

Thailand to Close Popular Island to Tourists

Thailand is planning to close off a popular island to travelers, claiming droves of tourists have damaged the island's ecosystem. Koh Tachai, located at the Similan National park, off Phang Nga province, is known for its pristine beaches and great diving spots. But, according to authorities, the natural resources in the area have been severely …

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