Title: River Town : Two Years on the Yangtze
Author: Peter Hessler
In 1996, 26-year-old Peter Hessler arrived in Fuling, a town on China’s Yangtze River, to begin a two-year Peace Corps stint as a teacher at the local college. Along with fellow teacher Adam Meier, the two are the first foreigners to be in this part of the Sichuan province for 50 years. Expecting a calm couple of years, Hessler at first does not realize the social, cultural, and personal implications of being thrust into a such radically different society. In River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, Hessler tells of his experience with the citizens of Fuling, the political and historical climate, and the feel of the city itself.
Hessler’s writing is lovely. His observations are evocative, insightful, and often poignant—and just as often, funny.
Title: Dr. Beach’s Survival Guide: What You Need to Know about Sharks, Rip Currents, and More Before Going in the Water
Author: Stephen P Leatherman
Here, from the nation’s most renowned beach expert, is the first complete guide to beach safety. Stephen P Leatherman (aka Dr Beach) introduces the gamut of beach hazards revealing which dangers should be of greatest concern and how best to minimize their risks. His scientifically sound advice, interspersed with fascinating facts and anecdotes, makes this book a perfect reference for the millions of travelers and vacationers who visit the ocean shore every year.
Title: Travel Can Be Murder : The Business Traveler’s Guide to Personal Safety Author: Terry Riley
Publisher: Applied Psychology Press
Robbery, rape, kidnapping, murder. What awaits you on your next business trip? Criminals are bolder, more violent, and targeting more business travelers than ever. Unless you take measures to safeguard yourself from criminal violence while on the road, you are a sitting duck!
Organised as a quick read, Travel Can Be Murder will help you understand why business travelers are preferred criminal targets, what criminals look for when selecting their victims, and what you must do to prevent an assault. As a result, you will make smarter and safer choices as you move about.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.