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Iraq’s travel highlights: 14 amazing places that tourists are missing

  It’s National Day in Iraq. October 3 marks exactly 85 years since the country gained independence from the UK. However, it has long been off-limits to ordinary travellers. Daesh controls large parts of it, and the Foreign Office advises against travel, adding that there is a high risk of terrorism and kidnapping. That’s not to say that a handful of tour operators aren’t running trips. Hinterland Travel is one. It has already run four tours of Iraq this year and has another 16 travellers lined up for its next departure in…

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Indian Tourists at Greater Cyber Fraud Risk Abroad: Study

More than one out of three Indians – 36 percent – share personal data or sensitive information using public Wi-Fi while travelling which can lead to data stealing, a study by Intel Security revealed on Tuesday. The ‘Digital Detox: Unplugging on Vacation’ study was conducted across 14 countries (including India) with 14,000 people to understand consumer behaviour when travelling. With 36 percent, India leads the pack when it comes to sharing information online. “Through this survey, we wanted to raise awareness about the need to adopt safe digital habits and…

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