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Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Tirana - The massive, top secret Cold War nuclear bunker of former Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha was opened to the public on Saturday, decades after it was built by the paranoid communist regime fearing an attack by the West that never came.

Fear of Boko Haram wrecks tourist business in Cameroon

Maroua - Tourists once flocked to the rugged far north of Cameroon for its wildlife and spectacular scenery, until cross-border raids by the Nigerian Islamist extremists of Boko Haram all but halted such visits.

Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali

Denpasar - The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday.

Myanmar migrants retract British tourist murders confession

Bangkok - Two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British tourists on a Thai island have retracted their confessions and alleged they were tortured, lawyers said on Wednesday.

UK tourism sector third in customer satisfaction index

The tourism sector in the UK is outperforming other industries in terms of customer satisfaction and experience, according to the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI).

Despite Middle East turmoil Turkey is still a tourist destination

The terror treat from the Middle East may be expected to have had a negative impact on tourism in the area but reports from tourist boards show this isn't true for neighbouring Turkey as 42 million are expected to visit the country by the end of the year.

The Australians make some pretty weird travel insurance claims

A new report has shown how Australian insurance companies have been seeing an increase in the number of extraordinary claims made by travellers in recent years as Australians begin visiting new areas.

Nepal vows warning system after deadly Himalayan snowstorm

Kathmandu - Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists.

Pulling bulls by the tail, cowboys chase Colombia glory

Villavicencio - The gate opens and the bull charges into the arena, two cowboys on horseback in hot pursuit.One flanks him, the other tries to grab him by the tail to drag him at a gallop and pull him to the ground.

Eiffel Tower dazzles with ultra-modern glass floor

Paris - Visitors at the Eiffel Tower were left giddy Monday as the mayor unveiled a new glass floor on Paris's best-known landmark, offering millions of tourists another perspective on the world's most-visited city.

Thai police charge Myanmar men with murder, rape of Brit tourists

Bangkok - Thai police Friday charged two Myanmar men with murder and rape after the killing of two British tourists on a southern island last month, in a case that has severely dented the kingdom's image as a holiday haven.

UK tourist gets £12,000 phone bill after downloading TV abroad

A British O2 customer had a nasty case of bill-shock recently after returning from a holiday abroad to find a data charge of £12,500, accumulated by downloading two TV programmes.

Entering Canada could be harder than you think

Post 9/11, travel restrictions have become much more stringent, making "issues" that once seemed insignificant a potential obstacle, even when traveling between the United States and Canada.

Los Cabos struggles after devastating storm Odile

Cabo San Lucas - There is still no water, no electricity and almost nothing to eat in Los Cabos, a small corner of paradise in northwestern Mexico leveled by Hurricane Odile.

Thai PM 'sorry' for bikini remarks after UK tourist murders

Ko Samui - Thailand's junta chief apologised Thursday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers.

Thai PM questions if 'tourists in bikinis' safe after murders

Ko Samui - Thailand's military ruler on Wednesday questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island.

Thai police question Myanmar men over murder of British pair

Ko Samui - Thai police Tuesday questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.

Murder probe as bodies of two Britons found naked in Thai resort

Ko Samui - The naked bodies of two British tourists apparently beaten to death were found on a Thai beach Monday, police said, sparking a murder hunt with the suspect believed to still be on the small resort island of Koh Tao.

Barcelona locals rebel at drunken, naked tourist high jinks

Barcelona - Sick of drunken, naked visitors cavorting in the streets, residents of one seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona are fighting back, complaining that the Spanish city has fallen victim to its own tourism success.

Indonesia calls off search for Spaniards in boat sinking

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities called off their search for two Spanish men Saturday, finding no sign of them one week after their tour boat sank in central Indonesia.

From earliest human settlement in the Americas to modern city Special

Puerto Montt - Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile that thrives on salmon farming, trade and tourism. It is a port of call for international cruise ships and departure of vessels to Chiloé Island and the Patagonian Fjords in the far south of the continent.

Indonesia hunts Spaniards missing in tourist boat sinking

Bima - Indonesian rescuers Tuesday expanded their search for two Spanish men still missing after a tourist boat sank at the weekend, forcing survivors to swim hours to dry land and drink their own urine.

Survivors of Indonesia boat ordeal drank urine, swam to volcano island

Bima - Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine.

Ten foreigners, five locals missing as Indonesia tour boat sinks

Bima - Ten foreign tourists and five Indonesians were missing Sunday after a boat sank as it travelled between islands in the east of the country, while 10 others have been rescued, search and rescue officials said.

Stalagmites, stalactites & busy bees in Kastania, Greece (Video)

Located on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece is a truly amazing cave, discovered by a farmer, resting from his work, who happened to notice bees coming and going from a crack in a rock.

Indonesia tests mental health of U.S. teen in Bali suitcase killing

Denpasar - Indonesian police were Thursday conducting mental health checks on an American teenager suspected of killing her mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

American tourist's body found in suitcase on Bali

Denpasar - An American tourist's battered body has been found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and her daughter and daughter's boyfriend have been arrested over the killing, police said Wednesday.

American tourist's body found in suitcase on Bali: Police

Denpasar - An American tourist's battered body has been found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and her daughter and daughter's boyfriend have been arrested over the killing, police said Wednesday.

Monstrous red tide bloom moves in on Florida

A monstrous red tide bloom, the largest seen in Florida since 2006 is advancing on the state's beaches. It has already killed thousands of fish in the Gulf of Mexico, and officials are now concerned about health risks if it washes ashore.

Thousands of Russians stranded abroad after tour operator fails

Moscow - Russia is striving to bring back nearly 16,000 tourists stranded abroad after the latest in a string of travel companies failed amid strains over the crisis in Ukraine, tourism officials said Monday.
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