ROCKET TRIBUTE IN NEW TOURIST HUB IN LAOS
A new tourist site will be officially opened next month
in the Xieng Khuang province of Laos to honour the long-established rocket festival there.
The mountainside site of Phou Kangbangfay, in the Phoukoud district, is 30km from the Xieng Khuang capital.
Local officials and communities have built a large rocket as a symbol of the new tourist site, in a nod to the rocket festivals held around the area.
The province is attracting increasing numbers of tourists.
In the first nine months of this year, a total of 62,000 visitors - including 50,000 foreigners - arrived in Xieng Khuang. This is up from 51,000 - including 41,000 foreigners - last year.
TOURISM MAY FORCE OUT NATIVES IN BANGLADESH
Some 300 indigenous families in Bangladesh fear that they would lose their ancestral Jhum land to tourism plans.
The authorities intend to set up a special tourism zone in Alutila of Khagrachhari, a Chittagong Hill Tracts district.
This comes after the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (Beza) decided to create the zone to promote tourism.
Most of the affected areas are Jhum land, on which indigenous families' livelihood depend.
On Aug 29, villagers submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, urging the government not to allocate their ancestral Jhum land
to the Beza.
THE DAILY STAR
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
IN S. KOREA'S MEGA SALE
A nationwide shopping event has kicked off in South Korea and will run till Sunday.
Besides promotions, cultural and entertainment events are also lined up to draw more shoppers,
The massive campaign, titled Korea Sale Festa, involves major retailers, manufacturers and
It is jointly organised by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
THE KOREA HERALD