Category: The World

Countries where tourism is growing (and dropping) the fastest: The top six

The world’s fastest growing travel destination grew its tourism industry by 310 per cent last year. But it’s not where you might expect.

Source: Countries where tourism is growing (and dropping) the fastest: The top six

Themes of 2016: across continents, autocrats take control | Ian Buruma | Opinion | The Guardian

Putin, Xi, Modi, Assad – welcome to the world of the strongmen as western will to act begins to crumble

Source: Themes of 2016: across continents, autocrats take control | Ian Buruma | Opinion | The Guardian

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world | Lifestyle | The Independent

Online business-to-business marketplace Expert Market has put together a ranking of the global cities where people have the best balance between their work and leisure time — the so-called “work-life balance.” Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.

Source: The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world | Lifestyle | The Independent

4 Billion People at Risk as ‘Water Table Dropping All Over the World’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

A new analysis reveals that global water scarcity is a far greater problem than previously thought, affecting 4 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population—and will be “one of the most difficult and important challenges of this century.”

Source: 4 Billion People at Risk as ‘Water Table Dropping All Over the World’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community