The tourism industry is booming but it’s not all about beaches and museums. More tourists are selecting their destinations based on a unique, and sometimes slightly darker, set of criteria. Slum Tourism Slum tourism involves taking wealthy travelers on tours through poverty stricken neighborhoods, cities, or countries around the world. It is referred to as [...]
Research is showing that immigrant networks, also called diasporas, can have a positive impact on the economies both of their host countries and back home. Today the world has some 215 million first-generation migrants. That is 40% more than in 1990, and 3% of the world’s population. If these immigrants made up one nation, its [...]
A recent article by Forbes.com highlighted the most friendly countries for expats. Though not necessarily the most sought-after international destinations for everyone, these are the places where transplanted expats feel the most welcomed. Being accepted by others is a natural human need. Though, as most expats have encountered, being thrust headfirst into a different culture [...]
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