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Researchers from the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society have compiled the first comprehensive map identifying what is left of the world's pristine marine and terrestrial wilderness, and Australia is one of the five nations holding 70 percent of the wilderness.

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October 30, 2018 - Nikkei Asian Review

Beijing and Shanghai drop sharply in global attractive cities ranking - by Eri Sugiura

Recently released Global Power City Index 2018 ranked 44 global metropolises based on six criteria. While last year's top urban centers kept its lead, Chinese metropolises saw declines due to the lack of business support and traffic congestions.

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October 26, 2018 - Scoop

Cleaning up New Zealand’s coastlines one bot at a time - by Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft and New Zealand government are joining hands to bring AI-powered national litter database and Kiwi bots to help protect the beautiful coastlines. Local communities will have access to the data to develop their own environmental strategies. 

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September 6, 2018 - Forbes

New Rankings Of The World's Fastest-Growing Tourism Destinations - by Eric Rosen

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ranked the most visited travel destinations, and Europe's popularity only grew with more than 670 million international arrivals. Yet, Africa boasts the highest increase of 9 percent in tourism sector this year. 

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July 18, 2017 - Huffington Post

Can Tourism Alleviate Global Poverty? - by Susanne Becken

Wouldn’t it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

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