Saudi Arabia’s tourism challenge: Strict religious principles dominate discussion (Skift). I am heading there today!
Tajikistan attempts to figure out what it has to offer travelers (Skift). I only visited a corner of Tajikistan, the rugged landscape of the Marguzar Lakes left me wanting much more.
BBC’s More or Less looks at claims of massive crime activity by Romanians in the UK, listen to the 17 May 13 episode.
Why is it so much nicer to fly foreign airlines? (Seattle Times). Nothing new, but a question worth pondering. I will say, sitting in the Delta Sky Club in Tokyo-Narita, it is better than the Korean Air Lounge downstairs, so in this tiny respect Delta has something better.
Most U.S. clothing chains did not sign pact on Bangladesh factory reforms (Washington Post). The kind of headline that provokes a wearied head shake.
Extraordinary Museum Restaurants (Departures).
China softens stand on Arunachal Pradesh (China National News). Can China and India ever get along? Not likely. Ditto for all of China’s neighbors.
American Samoa to Keep Flier Miles for Government Travelers (MilePoint – LarryInNYC)
North Korean Border Town Opens its Doors to Westerners (Vagabondish). Interesting option for those who do not want to do the full North Korea tour, not open to Japan, South Korea and US passport holders, though.
Does the Great Firewall Shape China’s Internet Habits? (China Digital Times). It sure is a pain in the router for me.