Sunday, September 20, 2009

Travelography #157: Fighting the Image War for Tourism

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The Two Highlighted Stories for today are:
  • Political Instability, Violence Threat to Asia's Tourism Industry

    Political violence has done considerable damage to tourism in Asia and the Pacific over the past few years. But industry experts say the damage is not necessarily permanent. Governments and industry leaders say much can be done to rebuild tattered tourism reputations.
  • Wish you were here? Asian war zones battle for tourists

    Across a swath of south and south-east Asia previously wracked by war or strife, officials are carrying out a rebranding exercise to lure back tourists who have long been scared of visiting. In places such as Nepal, it is more like fine-tuning. In others, such as Kashmir, it means a complete overhaul.