http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/25/business/saudi-arabia-tourism.html Stanley Reedc.2019 The New York Times Company AL-UYAYNAH, Saudi Arabia – In a makeshift camp under a starry sky, Ghazi Al-Anazi talked about his experience in the fledgling Saudi tourist business. A decade ago, barely in his 20s, he started taking British business associates of his brother to see...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/25/arts/design/deneika-samokhvalov-manege.html Roslyn Sulcasc.2019 The New York Times PETERSBURG, Russia – Figures stare boldly from the canvas, exuding youth and health. Athletes conquer their opponents, factory workers strive proudly for excellence, and soldiers stride off to war, confident of victory. In the exhibition “Deineka/Samokhvalov,” at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, works by...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/sports/sydney-hobart-yacht-race-smoke.html John Clarke (The New York Times) Hundreds of sailors were about to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Then one uninvited guest showed up: Smoke from nearby bushfires. An eerie layer of haze that cut visibility in Sydney Harbor to 0.1 nautical miles forced the cancellation...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/arts/design/renaissance-women-painters-prado.html MADRID — Old Masters have always outnumbered Old Mistresses, especially at the Prado. The museum is chock-a-block with paintings we know from Art History 101, in which female artists seem almost nonexistent. We come to the Prado to admire El Greco’s bony saints and Francisco de Goya’s strolling...
LOS ANGELES Elizabeth Cantillon has worked in Hollywood for three decades, first as an executive at Sony Pictures, where she helped steer the James Bond franchise, and now as a producer. In other words, she has seen it all. But the current Oscar race has left her slack-jawed. Where are the...
This season can generally be called the tourism season. However, people are traveling all the time these days as the country is full of seasonal festivals from concerts and arts festivals in the plains areas to traditional festivals in the mountain ranges to festivals related to historic pagodas. There...
Bangkok-based Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) recently joined forces with the Directorate of Supervision and Inspection (DISI) under the Ministry of Planning and Finance to hold a training event for Myanmar SMEs seeking to export to Thailand. Named the “Practical Guide to Export Myanmar Products to Thailand,” the intensive course covered...
Siddhartha Mitter(New York Times) LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo This hot, dry metropolis may seem an unlikely art center. It is a thousand miles from the capital, Kinshasa, on the southern edge of an enormous, unwieldy country typically associated with wars and other crises. Yet the Lubumbashi Biennial, founded in 2008, recently...
Amy Tara Koch (The New York Times) Every mountain is unique, sure. But, the rhythm of most ski resorts is predictable. So, when I heard about a “ski safari” in the Italian Alps, that involved crisscrossing the scenic towns and valleys of places like Cortina, Civetta, Val Gardena and Arabba,...
  I was feeling down on my hometown, a fractured city of appalling inequality out of which has sprung an industry that’s contributed to the ruin of our country — and also, probably, my mind. The quirky tech scene had soured, while the houses had gotten grander and the homelessness...