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Bedbugs Okay, we know you don't want to think about them, but if you're either traveling to New York City soon or you're sleeping in hostels or cheapy motels anywhere in the world, you've got to at least be aware of the threat of them, and the minor measures you can take to safeguard yourself. Like checking for them would be a good idea. Just lift up the hotel/hostel pillows and the edge of the mattress; it's simple but it could save you.
We bet the United Nations wish it were so easy; the massive, iconic UN offices building on the east side of Manhattan recently came clean that they've been dealing with an infestation on almost every floor since early last year. Grossss.
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"Indian Summer" by Zoltán Balogh, first-prize winner of the WTD Photo Competition
When we heard that September 27 is World Tourism Day, we were ready to go celebrate, but we didn't know what the heck it was. It turns out that it's an annual event promoted by the World Tourism Organization, a United Nations agency that acts as a forum for tourism policy issues and a source of tourism info.
In particular, the group promotes developing responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, especially in developing countries. To this end, UNWTO marks World Tourism Day to create awareness of how important tourism is to every country's society, culture, politics and economy.