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The City of Helsinki Creates Quirky Art Project with Artists Who Have Never Visited

The City of Helsinki wanted to deconstruct what makes the city intriguing for visitors in an innovative way: it tasked three "Helsinki Curious" artists with capturing the essence of the city in an original piece of artwork. The exceptional artistic process saw Aysha Tengiz (London), Jack Sachs (Berlin), and Takashi Nakamura (Tokyo) create an illustration based solely on the shared stories by previous visitors and by conducting interviews with people who have experienced Helsinki themselves. The artists were prohibited from gathering any online or social media research on Helsinki during the project.


Exhibition Brings 1,000-year-old Works from Dunhuang to Beijing

Housing one of the world's largest collections of Buddhist art, the Mogao Caves are one of the most popular sites that people from around the world hope to visit. The splendid murals, sculptures and buildings in the caves from more than 1,000 years ago, not only allowed the Mogao Caves to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also made the nearby city of Dunhuang a shining pearl along the ancient Silk Road.


Trade News

South African Tourist Arrivals up 147% in H1

South Africa's total arrivals in the first six months of 2022 hit 2,285,746, up 147 percent when compared to the same period last year, said Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on 1 September.


Japan Lifts Entry Cap on Daily Arrivals to Bolster Tourism Sector

Japan on 7 September lifted the daily entry cap on arrivals to the country from 20,000 to 50,000, in a bid to bolster the ailing tourism sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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