Thaipusam Festival

Thaipusam Festival Malaysia 2021

January 28
Every year the impressive Thaipusam Festival celebrations take place inside the Batu caves near Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. Due to Covid the 2021 celebrations will be more muted ...
Sundance Film Festival film festivals

Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2021

January 28 - February 3
Held in late January / early February each year the Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the US. Along with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), Cannes,...

Tapati Rapa Nui (Easter Island) 2021, Chile

January 29 - February 6
How about a festival on one of the most remote islands in the world? Easter Island’s Tapati is a celebration in a place that is fascinating to explore between events....
Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec Winter Carnival 2021

February 5 - February 14
Ever since 1955, the people of Quebec City have celebrated winter with the Quebec Winter Carnival. In 2006, over a million people attended the festival, making it the biggest winter...

Costa Rica and Google Earth Tackle Deforestation

Costa Rica has submitted a pioneering proposal to reduce deforestation through the use of technology and space information generated by satellite imagery…

Boeing to Fly on 100% Biofuel by 2030

It hasn’t been the best of times for Boeing what with the $2.5bn fraud charges related to the 737 Max crashes, but the plane manufacturer is looking forward to a…

Climate Action Blueprint for Destinations Declared

Two global initiatives, the Future of Tourism Coalition and Tourism Declares, have come together to develop a “blueprint” for climate action in destinations…

Farm to Fork : Shinta Mani Supports Locals

In order to ensure they were providing the very best quality produce available for their guests, Shinta Mani Hotels created their first experimental sustainable organic model farm…



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