World’s most beautiful scenes in Agora’s Travel photo contest

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula on Iceland’s West Coast is a stunningly diverse landscape home to lava fields, glaciers and black sand beaches. The most unique of all being Arnarstapi Stone Bridge, a perfectly formed arch suspended above the ocean below, so perfect in its formation it looks almost man-made. Venturing out across it, you feel a […]

Mind-blowing Andromeda galaxy and ‘Cosmic Inferno’ earn space photo contest’s top prizes

French photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux used a technique called tilt-shift — positioning a camera’s lens in a way that manipulates the depth of field in an image — to bring our closest neighboring galaxy closer still. His photo blurs the foreground and background while leaving the center sharply in focus, making the galaxy appear startlingly close, […]

Scenic Rivers Photo contest

Winners in the three categories in the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ Scenic Rivers Photography Contest as judged by professionals selected by LDWF staff. The contest celebrated the 50th anniversary of the state’s Scenic Rivers Act. Contest sponsors included the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, The Pontchartrain Conservancy and the Louisiana Wildlife […]

Award-winning photos depict allure of Vietnam’s south central region and central highlands

Ly Hoang Long, president of the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists and head judge, said: “The three photos that won second prize all depict amazing moments. If Rice Civilization revealed the bustle of harvest season by flycam, Last Light of the Day exploited the beauty of coral reefs from a much lower angle – underwater, […]

Web page launched for green travel in Vietnam

Part of the web page Green Travel on the national tourism website www.vietnam.travel/sustainability. Screenshot Green Travel provides a comprehensive list of Vietnam recognised sustainable tourism products through images and tours to localities with a focus on natural environmental protection and cultural preservation programmes.

Traveling to Germany: Coronavirus restrictions — questions and answers

Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism German government extends worldwide travel ban The beaches of the world people dream of, like here on Ko Phi Phi in Thailand, will have to do without German tourists. The German government has extended the travel warning for tourists due to the coronavirus pandemic for more than 160 countries outside […]

Web page launched for green travel in Việt Nam

Over the coming months, the national tourism website will launch videos showcasing the country’s best sustainable tourism assets and outstanding experiences and will host giveaways for sustainable Vietnamese products and holidays on its social media channels.

Traditional music contests to be launched

HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Four traditional music contests will be launched in HCM City and southern provinces this week.  People aged 16 to 35 in Vietnam are encouraged to compete in the Chuong Vang Vong Co (Golden Bell), a national traditional music contest launched by the HCM City Television. The participants will perform vong co […]

Some like it hot! A look at Big Brother star Talia Rycroft’s raciest bikini photos… after she slipped into THAT red G-string swimsuit on the show

‘The original [housemates] all have such connections and they need to respect that. Respect is a big thing to me. We’re voting each other out; the public isn’t voting.’

US will end current health screening of some travelers

FILE – In this June 26, 2017, file photo, a sign for International Arrivals is displayed at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Beginning next week, the federal government plans to end the current system of temperature checks and travelers vouching for the health. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they will […]