Empty chairs are seen on a beach, which is usually full of tourists, amid fears of coronavirus in Pattaya, Thailand. Reuters
Christmas is coming, but in Santa's home village in northern Finland, the COVID pandemic means that the flocks of tourists who usually start to make merry in Rovaniemi at this time of year are not.
The pandemic took the world by a surprise and brought all international tourism to a complete halt. Unfortunately, one million travel & tourism jobs were lost on a daily basis in the peak pandemic days in 2020.
The coronavirus-induced shutdown of Fiji's tourism industry is not the only crisis in the Coral Coast paradise, with climate change posing a longer-term threat to the region's marine environment.
China, South Korea and Japan are uneasy neighbours in the eastern corner of Asia, with each one carrying historical baggage concerning the other. The three countries belong to a category of highly vibrant economies, with unmatched strengths. Of the three, South Korea and Japan belong to the American camp,
Perhaps at no moment in recent American memory has a widespread understanding of civics been more crucial. Yet the portents are ominous. The latest surveys show that fewer than half of American adults can correctly name the three branches of government, and the National Assessment of Educational
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi have developed a national-scale mapping of soil erodibility, a first of its kind in the country, according to an IIT Delhi press release. The process of soil erosion starts when rainfall occurs on the soil or when water flow (runoff) displaces the soil
Sofia Oliveira was 12 years old when catastrophic wildfires in central Portugal killed more than 100 people in 2017. She “felt it was now or never to raise our voices” as her country appeared to be in the grip of deadly human-caused climate change. Now a university student, Sofia and five other Portuguese young