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  • Photo of Mountain in Swiss Lit Up with Projection of Iran’s Flag

    Mountain in Swiss Lit Up with Projection of Iran’s Flag

    As the Swiss embassy announced on an Instagram post on Sunday, the red, white and blue emblem was projected onto the Matterhorn, a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. The move has been welcomed by Iranian social media users. For almost a month, in the past recent month and amid the Covid-19…

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  • Photo of World of Tourism to Grow more Intellectually Smart in Post-Corona Era

    World of Tourism to Grow more Intellectually Smart in Post-Corona Era

    Ali Shadlou, a tourism teacher and crisis management expert, told Mehr about the post-Corona tourism situation: “Crisis has always been instructive, even in the field of psychological education. He added: “In the language of crisis management science, communities that have faced different crises are behaving differently.” For example, Japan is a small country that is considered the safest country against…

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  • Photo of Chess Legend Kasparov to Take Part in Online Nations Cup Tournament

    Chess Legend Kasparov to Take Part in Online Nations Cup Tournament

    According to the Guardians, some big names from recent decades will take part as Russia, the United States, Europe, China, India and a Rest of the World team compete amid the coronavirus crisis with a prize fund of $180,000 (£146,000). Former world champions Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand as well as the 16-year-old Iranian Alireza Firouzja will be among the competitors with…

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  • Photo of Take a Virtual Tour of These Five Famous UNESCO Sites

    Take a Virtual Tour of These Five Famous UNESCO Sites

    But many of those tours are underwhelming. They don’t work, or it’s simply too hard to locate the 360-degree imagery. To remedy that, here are five easy-to-navigate tours of inspirational UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. Tiptoe across Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge With China apparently succeeding (for now) at containing Covid-19, locals and tourists have been unable to venture to…

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  • Photo of India Upgrades to Fifth Place in Health Tourism Industry

    India Upgrades to Fifth Place in Health Tourism Industry

    The global medical tourism market will be worth $ 54 billion and is projected to grow 13 percent annually by 2025. Meanwhile, India’s $ 9 billion medical tourism industry is recognized as the world’s fifth largest medical tourism market by 2020. With the rising cost of health care in developed countries, India’s medical tourism market is expanding. The main drivers…

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  • Photo of In Azerbaijan, Carpet Artisans Quietly Preserving Age-Old Traditions

    In Azerbaijan, Carpet Artisans Quietly Preserving Age-Old Traditions

    In the ancient world, carpet commerce along the famed Silk Road was valued by weight like precious metals. So it is no wonder that a nation at the physical and metaphorical threshold of East and West is taking carpets to the next level. Since traditional Azerbaijani carpet weaving was registered as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by…

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  • Photo of South African Tourism May be One of Worst-hit by COVID19

    South African Tourism May be One of Worst-hit by COVID19

    In recent years, South Africa has attracted more than 10 million foreign tourists each year and ecently set a target of raising this to 21 million by 2030. But the dramatic onset of Covid-19 means it is highly unlikely that it will get back to where we were anytime soon, in terms of international tourist numbers or expenditure. It seems…

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  • Travel Restrictions Violate International Law

    From China’s lockdown of the city of Wuhan to U.S. restrictions on travelers from Europe to border closures across a widening range of countries, governments are increasingly seeking to limit freedom of movement in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These travel restrictions have slowed, but not halted, the spread of the pandemic (“The effect of travel restrictions on…

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  • Coronavirus Cancels Nature’s Day Celebrations in Iran

    Iranians have been strongly advised to stay home and authorities have banned gatherings and introduced other restrictions as the country seeks to push back against the COVID-19. Inter-city trips have been banned and nonessential businesses must stay closed, Press TV reported. The government says normal life may not return to the country until a cure or vaccine is found for…

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  • Photo of Turkey ‘s majestic Mount Nemrut continues to attract

    Turkey ‘s majestic Mount Nemrut continues to attract

    Mountain of Gods salutes Anatolia, Turkey Turkey’s majestic Mount Nemrut continues to attract There are few places on Earth that beguile visitors with majesty and a mystic aura as does Mount Nemrut in southern Turkey by attracting thousands of tourists, who hope to experience its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. However, it is not its height of a towering 2,134 meters…

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