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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

Travel trend: Political hotspots a new craze among tourists

For most, the idea of a vacation means beaches, mountains or monuments. But an increasing number of people are looking at taking in more than just the sights and sounds of a destination.  A niche but growing travel trend is seeing tourists visit political hotspots.

And the world’s favorite museum is in Chicago!

The world’s favorite museum isn’t the Louvre. Or the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. According to TripAdvisor users, the highest rated museum is the Art Institute of Chicago, home to the iconic “American Gothic” painting by Grant Wood.

Yes, that: 10 tips to save money on Europe trip

On a holiday, every rupee saved smartly can be used to eat, party or shop some more. Just imagine, you can shop for some more chocolates from Belgium, or pick up a few more dresses in Paris. So, how does one save all this money? Read on to find out!

'Halal tourism' explained in six questions

The phrase was coined to refer to the specific traveling habits and expectations of Muslim tourists. Essentially these clients are looking for services in accordance with their religious principles, such as restaurants serving Halal meat and hotels with dedicated prayer areas.

A fan of prehistoric art? Visit Spain's Altamira cave

Renowned for its 14,000-year-old paintings, the Altamira cave closed in 2002 for fear that moisture and microscopic fungi introduced by visitors would ruin the prehistoric paint will remain open for trial visits. Book your tickets soon!

What does Brandon 'Humans of New York' Stanton’s popularity signify?

Empathy is what sets him apart as a 'journalist'. A sense of realism is what’s unique in this 'artist'. You would agree that it’s not everyday that an independent writer-photographer lands up in Delhi’s Connaught Place and a large crowd gathers to listen to him. Truly something, right?

Brandon Stanton: The 'human of the world'

Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York blog has many admirers in the country. In an interview to HT, he talks about what sets his photo blog apart and about travelling to 11 countries in 50 days.

Indian weddings on a white Philippines beach, anyone?

Good news for those looking for a destination wedding, closer home. The Philippines is planning to promote its beach resorts as a wedding destination, complete with all arrangements, including visa facilitation for guests, in order to boost tourism from India.

Indian and travelling to Seoul: Things you must do

For Indian tourists, South Korea remains a lesser-explored destination mainly due to the perceived language barriers and difficulty in getting a visa. But should you make up your mind about visiting it, go beyond the capital and main tourist destination Seoul. Visit Busan and Incheon.

Sanjeev Kapoor's talks all things Australian

The celebrity chef recently travelled on a culinary journey to Australia. He talks about fabulous gastronomical delights and experiences - from cooking on hot air balloon to using herbs directly from the kitchen garden - and what makes Australia the capital of fine wine and food.

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