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Pulling a rip cord over North Korea

Kumhwa - When he booked his tour, Swiss lawyer Rafael Studer hadn't seriously considered the option of jumping out of a Russian-made helicopter at 2,000 meters strapped to a North Korean soldier.

Iconic natural arch collapses on Moroccan beach

Rabat - They were among Morocco's best-known natural wonders: two immense rock archways towering over Legzira beach on the Atlantic coast. But on Friday afternoon one of them collapsed.

Tax crackdown on Greek isles pays dividend for state

Atenas - Cash-strapped Greece, under pressure from creditors to improve chronically poor tax collection, has landed a surprising windfall from a cluster of high-end tourist islands, revenue officials said Thursday.

Men pulled from crevasse on Australia's Uluru

Sydney - Three young men stuck in a crevasse on Australian tourist attraction Uluru, the world's largest monolith, have been rescued after a challenging hours-long operation that stretched late into the night, authorities said Tuesday.

Men pulled from crevasse on Australia's Uluru

Sydney - Three young men stuck in a crevasse on Australian tourist attraction Uluru, the world's largest monolith, have been rescued after a challenging hours-long operation that stretched late into the night, authorities said Tuesday.

Men pulled from crevasse on Australia's Uluru

Sydney - Three young men stuck in a crevasse on Australian tourist attraction Uluru, the world's largest monolith, have been rescued after a challenging hours-long operation that stretched late into the night, authorities said Tuesday.

China pushes Tibetan tourism while critics fear impact

- China has unveiled a sparkling new hotel as part of its drive to get tens of millions more tourists to visit Tibet, even as critics say the push is slowly eroding the local culture.

Romanian revolution cradle to be EU culture capital 2021

Bucharest - Timisoara, the cradle of Romania's 1989 revolution against communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, was named Friday by the EU as the European capital of culture for 2021.

'Human error' likely caused Harmony of the Seas cruise ship death

Marseille - Human error was probably to blame for the death of a Filipino crewman on the world's biggest cruise liner the Harmony of the Seas, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Filipino crewman killed in accident on world's biggest cruise ship

Marseille - A Filipino crewman was killed Tuesday during a safety drill on the world's biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, while it was docked in Marseille, a city official said.

Taiwan protests over slump in China tourist visits

Taipei - Thousands of tourism industry workers took to the streets in Taiwan Monday, demanding the government address a slump in visitors from China as cross-strait ties deteriorate.

Capital One teams up with booking app HotelTonight

In keeping up with its tech initiatives, Capital One has teamed up with HotelTonight to give new offers to travelers. HotelTonight is a last-minute booking app that gives travelers discounted rates at thousands of hotels.

From prayer beads to clocks, the retail rites of hajj

Mecca - After spending thousands of dollars to reach Mecca for the hajj, Muslim pilgrims face another unavoidable cost -– for the armfuls of gifts they are expected to take home.

Chinese glass bridge, world's longest, closes

Bejing - The world's longest glass bridge, over a scenic canyon in China, has been closed less than two weeks after it opened after being overwhelmed by a swarm of visitors.

Inaugural commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

Santa Clara - The first regular commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States landed in Cuba on Wednesday, as the two nations took the latest step in their efforts to boost ties.

Nazi beach resort ruin transforms into luxury playground

Prora - One of the biggest relics left behind by the Nazis is undergoing a radical transformation on a German island, harnessing a property boom to become a luxury tourist destination.

Third warrant issued over Thai tourist town attacks

Bangkok - A Thai military court on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a third suspect in a spate of bomb attacks on tourist towns, all three of them Muslims from the insurgency-plagued south.

Conflict and drought threaten Mozambique's Gorongosa park

Gorongosa - Passing through the aged faded gates into Gorongosa National Park, it's difficult to imagine you've just entered Mozambique's largest wildlife sanctuary.

Polish dig turns up no sign of fabled 'Nazi gold train'

Varsovia - Two treasure hunters who have been digging for a Nazi gold train believed to be buried in southwest Poland said on Thursday they had given up after two weeks and zero results.

Czech woman found a month after partner died on remote NZ track

Wellington - A Czech tourist has been found in a remote high-country hut in New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell and died, police said Thursday.

Czech police probe fake Islamic attack stunt

Prague - Czech police on Tuesday said they had launched an investigation into a stunt over the weekend in which anti-Islamic activists caused panic in downtown Prague by simulating a terror attack by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Spain balcony-jumping craze: most are drunk Brits, study finds

Madrid - They're young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.

Canada to US tourists: Please leave your guns at home

Ottawa - A rash of gun-toting Americans visiting Canada prompted its border agency to launch a public awareness campaign reminding tourists about their northern neighbors' relatively strict firearms laws.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

China opens world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

- The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.

15 held in Thailand not linked to tourist bombs: police

Bangkok - A group of 15 suspects detained by the Thai military investigating last week's deadly tourist resort attacks was not involved in the blasts, police said Friday, adding to confusion surrounding the case.

Thai military detains 15 over tourist town attacks

Bangkok - Thailand's junta on Thursday detained at least 15 suspects at military barracks on suspicion of launching a string of deadly bomb and arson attacks against tourist resort towns last week.

Italy's tourist jewel feels strain of fame

Manarola - Hiking the coastal path that links the medieval fishing villages of Italy's Cinque Terre on its northwest coast is a stop-start affair these days.

Four killed in Greek tourist boat collision

Atenas - Four people were killed on Tuesday when a speedboat sliced into a wooden tourist vessel near a popular Greek holiday island, the coastguard said.Those dead include the tourist vessel's captain and a nine-year-old girl, a coastguard spokeswoman said.
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