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May 21, 2019 - Venture Beat

Airbnb teams up with 23andMe to recommend heritage travel destinations - by Kyle Wiggers

Ever heard of heritage travel? It’s when folks pilgrimage to uncover family histories in their forebears’ home cities, towns, and countries. Many travelers in Australia, India, the U.K., and Brazil say that visiting a place connected with their relatives will be the most important consideration when planning their next vacation.

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Brazil plans to eliminate visitor visas for Americans as President Jair Bolsonaro seeks to turn around the lagging tourism sector and engineer cosier relations with the United States.

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For three years in a row, Chile is ranked as the best destination for adventure-lovers in the world, according to Lonely Planet. Visit the nation blessed with diverse and varied landscapes offering unique opportunities for exploration.

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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 23, 2018 - BBC News

The places where too many are fat and too many are thin - by Dr Sophie Hawkesworth & Dr Lindsay Keir

Global health experts acknowledge the "Double Burden" epidemic that is spreading worldwide as both obesity and underweight rates escalate in nine-out-of-ten countries. 

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