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Allegations against ‘sex cult’ yoga retreat in Thailand expose darker side of wellness tourism Swami

Vivekananda Saraswati – real name Narcis Tarcau – has fled the country amid reports of abuse endured by former students and staff members at the world’s biggest tantric yoga school, Agama Yoga, on the island of Koh Phangan By MH 12 Sep 2018 Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, whose real name is Narcis Tarcau, has been accused of sexual assault by former staff members and students of Agama Yoga in Thailand. In April, the wellness industry found…

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Nevada Weed Taxes Exceed Expectations, Tourism Opportunities Await

One year into Nevada’s foray into legalized marijuana and (at least budget-wise) things are definitely in the black. Or, is it green? Associated Press reports that marijuana revenue projections have been exceeded by 25 percent in Nevada’s first year of sales, blowing away even the loftiest expectations of legalization’s most strident proponents. In actual dollars, sales are expected to exceed $500 million with tax revenue around $70 million—$25 million of which is earmarked for schools.…

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The Trump Slump Hits U.S. Tourism

Despite a world-wide boom in travel, ever since our forty-fifth president was elected, tourism to the United States from foreign countries has steadily dropped. 08.04.18 9:08 PM ET Summertime, but where are the foreign tourists? Ever since our forty-fifth president was elected, tourism to the United States from foreign countries has steadily dropped—in the face of a world-wide boom in travel—and the authoritative U.S. Travel Association has just provided me with figures projecting a further…

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The most relaxing vacation you can take is going nowhere at all

Vacation is exhausting when you go places. It’s often a time of awkward experiences—donning bathing suits, struggling with foreign tongues, trying to have fun where you know no one and none of the customs. That’s anything but relaxing. The only kind of break that doesn’t require a follow-up vacation is the type you should consider in the first place—the staycation. Remaining close to home—or just in it, hanging out—leaves you refreshed and provides perspective. And…

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The Siam Paragon shopping center in Bangkok is decorated for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Shopping just got easier!

SHOW DC links to MRT and Mass Transit with free shuttle every 15 mins to/ from MRT Phetchaburi SHOW DC have launched a free shuttle service to/ from MRT Phetchaburi making it even easier for shoppers using mass transit to enjoy value shopping at the 180,000 sqm mega shopping complex. Connecting with the MRT Phetchaburi allows easy access to the MRT and BTS networks throughout the city and offers shoppers something new in the new…

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