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Villagers take stand against cafe owner banning 'loud Americans'

Waterville - Residents came out to show their support and connections to America after a local cafe owner banned "loud Americans" from his shop.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Italy says Costa cruise wreck to be towed on Wednesday

Giglio - Italian salvage workers have pushed back by a day to Wednesday the departure of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck from the island of Giglio.
In the Media by AFP

Italy says Costa cruise wreck to be towed on Tuesday

Giglio - Italian salvage workers said they would begin towing away the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck on a final voyage to the scrapyard on Tuesday -- a day later than scheduled.
In the Media by AFP

Paris officials buy wrong escalators, replacements cost millions

Paris - Between the first installation, repairs and replacements officials with Paris have spent millions to fix a major bureaucratic mistake. This happened when bureaucrats bought escalators that were too large for the metro.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

Final chains attached to Italy cruise wreck

Giglio - The final chains were being attached to Italy's shipwrecked Costa Concordia on Tuesday, as salvage workers prepared to refloat and tow away the giant cruise liner later this week.
In the Media by AFP

Italy cruise ship toxins threaten wildlife: Activists

Giglio - It's nursing season in Europe's biggest marine sanctuary and schools of whales have brought their young to Italian shores -- but environmentalists warn they are at risk from toxins leaked by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Two Australians gored in final Pamplona bull run

Pamplona - Two Australians and a Spaniard were gored Monday in the final and longest bull run of this year's San Fermin festival as it wound up in Spain's northern city of Pamplona.
In the Media by AFP

Costa Concordia wreck floats for first time

Giglio - Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship floated for the first time Monday since it crashed in 2012, its rust-coloured hull emerging from the waves off the Tuscan island of Giglio as an unprecedented salvage operation began.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

South African salvage master to refloat Costa Concordia

Rome - After rescuing a burning ship from pirate-infested waters off Yemen and a sinking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, South African salvage master Nick Sloane faces his biggest test yet off an idyllic Mediterranean island.
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Bulls gore two in Spain's San Fermin festival

Pamplona - Half-tonne fighting bulls gored two men and sent another six to hospital Thursday as they thundered down narrow, dew-slicked streets packed with thrill seekers in Spain's northern city of Pamplona.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Italy cruise ship removal planned to start July 14

Rome - An unprecedented operation to refloat the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship is planned to begin on Monday -- two and a half years after it foundered off the Tuscan island of Giglio, salvage coordinators said.
In the Media by AFP

Straggling bull gores Pamplona survival guide author

Pamplona - A huge fighting bull gored the American author of a survival guide for Spain's famed Pamplona bull-running festival on Wednesday when it turned its horns on him and other panicked daredevils.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Attacks hit Tanzania and Kenya tourist sites

Arusha - Tanzania and Kenya were targeted in separate attacks in key tourist sites in the east African nations, police said Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings and gun battles scaring off foreign visitors.
In the Media by Ephrem Rugiririza (AFP)

Three hurt, one seriously, in quick Pamplona bull run

Pamplona - Half-tonne fighting bulls trampled and knocked over runners on a breakneck bull run in Spain's San Fermin festival on Tuesday, injuring three people, one of them seriously, officials said.
In the Media by Daniel SILVA (AFP)

Bull skewers man in Spain's opening Pamplona run

Pamplona - Sharp-horned fighting bulls thundered through the slippery, cobbled streets of Pamplona on Monday, skewering one daredevil in a fast, adrenaline-charged opening run of Spain's San Fermin festival.
In the Media by Sylvie GROULT (AFP)

Huge crowds launch Spain's Pamplona bull-run festival

Pamplona - A red-and-white sea of revellers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square on Sunday to kick off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival.A shout from the City Hall balcony of "Viva San Fermin!
In the Media by Sylvie GROULT (AFP)

Op-Ed: Sonoma State Historic Park a tour package deal for only $3 Special

Sonoma - For those who like bargains for travels and love history, this reporter stumbled upon a neat little tour-package deal in Sonoma, the heart of California's wine country.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 1 comment

Spanish police smash Pamplona bull run drug rings

Madrid - Police in Spain said Tuesday they had smashed four rings that smuggled hashish, ketamine and other drugs into the country to sell during the annual San Fermin bull-running festival.
In the Media by AFP

Chinese-American 'was target' of Pakistan mountain massacre

- The massacre of 10 foreign climbers on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" a year ago came after a failed attempt to capture a Chinese-American to use him as a high-value bargaining chip, officials and militant sources have told AFP.
In the Media by Gohar Abbas (AFP)

Famed Golden Gate Bridge to get suicide netting

Los Angeles - San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge is to get suicide netting to try and stop people jumping to their death from the iconic landmark, an official said.
In the Media by AFP

1,000 Romanian tourists stranded by Bulgaria flash floods

Bucharest - Around a thousand tourists from Romania have been left stranded by flash floods in Bulgaria which left 14 dead around the Black Sea resort of Varna, the Romanian government said on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Rio acts on Copacabana campers

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro authorities promised Friday to provide proper facilities for World Cup fans camping on Copacabana beach.
In the Media by AFP

Human activity encroaching on Antarctica's ecosystems

Antarctica is the world's last great wilderness, a continent covering 5.4 million square miles, or about twice the size of Australia, Antarctica belongs to no one nation, and there is no government, other than an international agreement.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

7 million tourists visited Malaysia during Q1 this year

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board announced yesterday that the Asian country has welcomed over 7 million tourists during the first quarter of the year.
In the Media by James Walker

Thai junta relaxes curfew for full moon party

Bangkok - Ravers will be able to dance until dawn at Thailand's notorious full moon party on Phangan island (Koh Phangan) as usual after the junta granted a curfew exemption, tourism authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Malaysia autopsy to determine if body is missing Briton

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities were to perform an autopsy Thursday on a body found on a resort island to determine whether it is that of a British tourist who went missing nine days ago on a jungle hike.
In the Media by Julia Zappei (AFP)

Thai curfew lifted in three tourist hotspots

Bangkok - Thailand's junta said Tuesday that it was scrapping a curfew in three major beach resorts to woo back tourists in the wake of last month's military coup.
In the Media by AFP

Safari tourism rises in popularity across Africa

A new report highlights an increase in safari tourism to Africa. The increase is not only coming from traditional regions, like the U.S. and Europe, but also from "emerging markets." This increase is important for the pan-African economy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Syrian regime gains ground as rebels set to pull out of Homs

Syrian opposition forces fighting the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad are set to leave Homs in the next 48 hours according to the governor there. Syria's tourism minister says he sees a "prosperous" tourist season ahead there.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Florida is 'Ground Zero' for sea level rise

Miami Beach - Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown city, Miami, a haven for tourists, but the area is increasingly endangered by sea level rise, experts said Tuesday.
In the Media by Diego Urdaneta (AFP) - 1 comment
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The beach in front of two of Gambia's major hotels
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View across the gorge, Ronda, Spain
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Passing horse & cart, Ronda, Spain
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Beaches of Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, Spain
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel, Concon, offers accomodation right on the rockeries.
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The Eiffel Tower, France, summer 2010
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Arch of Philip 5th, Ronda, Spain
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Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Tourists explore the 'living museum' at the restored Antarctic base at Port Lockroy. Re-opened in 1996, the site is now the most visited on the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Beach outside of the historic old city of Dubrovnik  Croatia
Beach outside of the historic old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Wildflowers on the Bear’s Hump hiking trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
Wildflowers on the Bear’s Hump hiking trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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Travel bloggers (from left) Ian Yacobucci, Stephen Bischoff and Amanda Rodriguez pose for a photo before ziplining at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park in Oshawa, Ontario.
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Leshan City_ China.
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The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
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Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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The Bay of Calvi, in Corsica
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