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Asia lost a true friend with the passing of Anthony Bourdain. He loved the Asian continent, especially Vietnam. He brought his passion and appreciation for the Asian people to the mainstream.
Escape the Cold and Head to Exquisite Southeast Asia
Had enough of the Arctic Chill?? A perfect place to thaw out is Southeast Asia. The region is known for its impressive beaches which draw millions of tourists from around the world. But more than that, the region is rich with history, a vibrant cultural life, friendly residents and amazingly creative places to stay. Here are a couple of my favorite places.
Asia Shines as a Destination for Ethical Tourism
The concept of social responsibility is mainstream and embedded into the collective consciousness. This is especially true for today’s millennial generation, but the awareness is not limited to this group. Before we decide to purchase a certain product or service, many of us will first want to know about its environmental impact, whether child labor was involved, if the provider exercises any corporate social responsibility, etc. We turn to social media or review sites to learn about the 'background' behind companies, drugs and consumer products.
Asia’s hot tourism market is not only translating into increasing crowds of domestic and international travelers, it is also attracting healthy amounts of investment dollars. New airport construction and an increase in the number of low-cost airlines have made travel easy and affordable. As a result, more Asians are touring their own continent. The boost in internal tourism is good news for international tourists too, as many Asian cities are improving their facilities and services, and resorts are offering attractive package deals and using the most technologically-advanced guest service programs on the market.
Visit One of the Hottest Tourist Destinations in the World
It seems that almost everyone is on the move these days. Summertime spells vacation time for many people, especially families. International travel has become much more attractive now that everyone is digitally connected and can easily discover the best spots, prices, places to stay and eat, all through social media channels and online travel agencies.