Destinations

A painfully obvious ship assumption The generalization that larger ships impact the environment more than smaller ships seems like such a no-brainer that if someone said it to you, you’d be easily forgiven for thinking you were being tricked. Well,...
© Laura ManskeEver swoon over a travel book before? Get ready to get giddy. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die—the world’s bestselling travel book of all time (first published in 2003; with more than 3.5-million copies in...
How the Happywhale network supports oceanic health According to Happywhale, conserving the oceans starts with the whales. Happywhale is an international conservation program composed of whale enthusiasts, researchers, and tour companies that contribute whale fluke photos in order to further...
Taj Palace hotels have long excelled in offering the best hospitality to their guests.New Delhi: A perfect holiday is not just about the itinerary of places to visit, but also the hotels one chooses to stay that can make...

Uganda VAT tax increase

Last month, Uganda's Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka announced that the Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption for hotel accommodation will be formally withdrawn on July 1st of this year. VAT in Uganda is currently at 18 percent and hotel...
Tanzania Tourism Development Levy (TDL) In a bid to acquire more revenue from the tourism industry, Tanzanian members of parliament have passed several new tax hikes and a Tourism Development Levy (TDL), during this year's annual financial budget meeting...
Cape Town's romantic side Cape Town’s romantic side is second to none. Discover a different element of the African continent, all with a good dose of local delight and within the confines of one of the world’s most beloved cities, and...
Kenya and its conservation It is a little-known fact that about 8% of Kenya’s land mass is protected area for wildlife conservation. Protected areas are gazetted landscapes or seascapes that have been surveyed, demarcated and gazetted either as National...
Best islands of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Whether it’s Greenland in the Arctic or Snow Hill Island in Antarctica, the bulk of our polar expeditions take place around, between, and upon islands. In fact, island beaches by far make up...
Sitting on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island, this sanctuary has been towards the top of every “best of” or “luxury resort list” imaginable. Boasting a growing celebrity guest list, this Aussie hideaway has established itself as the...