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Berlin's ill-fated new airport finally ready for take-off

Berlin - Nine years late and eye-wateringly over budget, the Berlin region's new international airport will finally open on Saturday -- in the middle of a global pandemic that has crippled air travel."We are ready for take-off!

Spain tourism sector eyes 100-bln-euro loss over virus

Madrid - Devastated by the pandemic, Spain's all-important tourism sector is expected to incur losses of more than 100 billion euros ($120 billion) this year, an industry body warned Wednesday.

'Like the speed of the wind': Kenya's lakes rise to destructive highs

Kabarnet - Peering into the lake, the village elder struggled to pinpoint where beneath the hyacinth and mesquite weeds lay the farm he lived in his entire life until the water rose like never before and swallowed everything.

'Cold Hawaii': Danish coast surfs on virus wave

Denmark - On Denmark's rugged western coast, far from paradise islands in the tropics, "Cold Hawaii" has become the place to be for surfers stranded by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dubai gets ready to go kosher after Israel peace deal

Dubai - At the plush Armani hotel in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, a rabbi switches on the stoves at what is billed as Dubai's first kosher restaurant.

Peru's Machu Picchu reopens... for one Japanese tourist

- Peru's best-known tourist site Machu Picchu has opened after months of coronavirus closure, but for just a single visitor -- a Japanese man stranded in the country by the pandemic.

'Ghost island' Phuket hunkers down in tourist-free Thailand

Phuket - Phuket's go-go dancers sit playing on their phones in empty bars lining deserted streets as the Thai tourist island reels from the ravages of the pandemic with little sign of any recovery soon.

Tourists vanish from locked down Madrid

Madrid - Taxis line up for hours at Madrid airport without picking up a single client while the square outside of the Royal Palace is deserted.

India's Modi opens tunnel route to tense China border

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday opened a Himalayan tunnel that will drastically reduce the time needed to rush troops to the country's remote Chinese border as tensions grow between the Asian neighbours.

Millions on the move as China eyes holiday bounce

Bejing - Hundreds of millions in China hustled to enjoy their first major national holiday since the country beat its coronavirus outbreak, filling airports and train stations on Thursday.

Cruise ship passengers have follow-up virus testing at Greek port

Athens - Passengers aboard the first cruise ship to sail to Greece since the coronavirus lockdown underwent follow-up coronavirus tests on Tuesday, with early results negative, a day after a dozen infections were reported, a health ministry source said.

Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

- Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed a Turkish town whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew in global tourists.

American sued in Thailand over negative Tripadvisor review

Bangkok - An American has been sued by an island resort in Thailand over a negative TripAdvisor review, authorities said Saturday, and could face up to two years in prison if found guilty.

Luxury Geneva hotels face 'life-threatening' corona crunch

Geneva - Behind its deep-red awnings, Richemont's blinds have been closed since July, after the coronavirus pandemic left the usually bustling five-star Geneva hotel starved for high-paying customers.

Taj Mahal reopens even as India coronavirus cases soar

Agra - The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture even as India looks set to overtake the US as the global leader in coronavirus infections.India, home to 1.

Taj Mahal reopens even as India cases soar

Agra - The Taj Mahal reopens to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture, even as India looks set to overtake the US as the global leader in coronavirus infections.India, home to 1.

Tourists travel secret tunnels of Albania's communist-era paranoia

Gjirokast - Snaking beneath a fortress in southern Albania, a covert tunnel network built during the communist era captures the secrecy and paranoia that defined the long rule of tyrant Enver Hoxha.

Maldives tightens tourist virus rules after spike in cases

Male - The Maldives has tightened entry requirements for tourists after a spike in coronavirus infections at more than a dozen resorts, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Virus-hit Indian resort turns pool into fish farm

Kochi - A luxury resort in southern India has turned its swimming pool into a fish farm to stop the business sinking amid the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Bali bans foreign tourists for rest of 2020 over virus

Jakarta - Foreign tourists won't be allowed to visit Bali for the rest of 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, its governor said, scrapping a plan to open up the Indonesian island from next month.

Stop partying through pandemic, Goa minister says

Panaji - The Indian resort state of Goa is cracking down on revellers throwing illegal, drug-fuelled parties as coronavirus cases climb in the tourist hotspot, a government minister said Tuesday.

First major Mediterranean cruise liner sets sail since pandemic

Genoa - The first major cruise ship to resume tours of the Mediterranean since the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe set sail from the Italian city of Genoa on Sunday, as the industry tries to regain ground after a bruising hiatus.

Rio reopens Christ the Redeemer, other sites after virus closure

Rio De Janeiro - Major tourist sites in Rio de Janeiro, including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the Brazilian city, reopened to the public on Saturday after being closed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

'Love is not tourism': hope for couples kept apart by virus

Paris - Are the long months of lonesome waiting finally over?

Netherlands' Belgian enclave juggles tricky virus rules

There is a small Belgian enclave in the southern Netherlands where respecting two sets of rules to fight coronavirus has become a daily challenge, with international borders criss-crossing streets and even running through shops and homes.

Canary Islands to insure tourists who catch virus

Madrid - Spain's Canary Islands has taken out insurance to cover costs visitors face if they become infected with the coronavirus, the archipelago's regional government said Wednesday.

Trickle of British tourists dashes Cyprus tourism hopes

Larnaca - The holiday island of Cyprus had hoped British tourists would give a badly-needed boost to its pandemic-hit tourism sector, but only a trickle of sun-seekers have arrived.

Thousands rescued from destructive forest fires in southern France

Martigues - Almost 3,000 people were evacuated Tuesday night, some by boat, from homes and camping sites near Marseille in southern France as forest fires tore through 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of vegetation.

Richard Branson space-bound in early 2021 says Virgin Galactic

Washington - Richard Branson could shoot into space on his Virgin Galactic aircraft as its first passenger early next year, the company said, potentially blazing a path for commercial flights.

Chinese beer lovers leave facemasks and worries behind as festival opens

Bejing - Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their facemasks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the annual Qingdao beer festival opened over the weekend.
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