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Nikki Beach Resorts are planned in both Croatia and Greece. While one is about to open in 3 days, the other has some way to go.

Europe's first scheduled seaplanes launch in 2 weeks in Croatia

After a 13-year battle with bureaucracy, Europe's first scheduled modern hydroplane service is set to start in Croatia next month.

Indian tourism sector expected to grow thanks to government push

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's recently presented union budget included a large number of proposals for the travel and tourism industry. The sector is expecting a push to come out of the slow year in 2013.

Indians made 1.1 billion tourist trips within India in 2013

The Indian tourism ministry has just released travel data showing that Indians made 1,145 million individual tourist trips within India in 2013, about 10 percent more than in 2012.

Dalmatia comes alive with the spectacular 1532 Battle of Klis

Now a Game of Thrones filming location, the historical importance of Klis Fortress is relived, as Dalmatia returns to 1532.

Photo Essay: Scenes from Rochester, Kent Special

Rochester is located in the county of Kent in England. It is associated with Charles Dickens, who wrote some of his works in the town. The town boasts an impressive cathedral and castle.

The Island of Dolls: A macabre venue in Mexico (Video)

For a really different, rather macabre and unusual venue while traveling in Mexico, the Island of Dolls or “La Isla de las Muñecas” just cannot be beat and there is quite a tale behind the island's history too.

Body found in South Korea identified as owner of sunken ferry

A body found in southern South Korea last month is that of the missing owner of the ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 and sparking a national outrage that still threatens the government in Seoul.

Review: Six Flags Great Adventure journeys through the cute and deranged Special

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, New Jersey isn’t the biggest amusement park, but what it lacks in layout it makes up for in individuality.

Wine, tradition and Matej Ivanic remembered: Bogdanusa on Hvar

The Hvar Wine Association's impressive summer continues in Svirce on an evening of wine, song, sport and remembering a hero from 1514.

Photo Essay: Take a look at the Tybee Island Light Station Special

There is a lot to see on the grounds of one of America’s most intact light stations, including keepers’ cottages dating back to the late 1800s, the lamp atop the lighthouse, and the Tybee Lighthouse itself.

Photo Essay: Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, Ohio Special

The Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, shows the importance of the five Great Lakes in World War II, American Independence, commerce in the United States and throughout the world and recreation. Digital Journal took a tour of the museum.

Scenes from Co. Mayo, Ireland Special

Ballina is a town in north County Mayo, Ireland. It lies at the mouth of the River Moy near Killala Bay, in the Moy valley and Parish of Kilmoremoy. Digital Journal has paid a visit and we have captured some of the scenery.

Safari in Malawi for a warm, friendly adventure (Videos)

Normally when speaking of safaris, people immediately think Kruger National Park, or the wilds of Kenya, but there are other unique and beautiful locations on the African continent, perfectly suited for the vacation of a lifetime.

Booming Split, where tradition and modern tourism meet in Croatia Special

Split is the fastest growing tourist destination in Croatia. Digital Journal talks to Marin Boban, owner of one of its most traditional restaurants about the exciting changes in his city.

Summer safari: Unique vacation for families

Most children and young adults have a break from school for the few warmer months around May through August, making it a perfect time to take family vacations.

Archaeological Survey of India's app to explore Delhi's monuments

The Archaeological Survey of India has released a 3.92 MB Android app called "ASI Delhi Circle" for tourists looking to get the best experience of a visit to Delhi's many monuments.

Take a trip down the Garden Route in South Africa this year Special

While it’s still summer right now in the northern hemisphere, it won't be long until things change, and South Africa goes from being rather chilly to very pleasantly hot and sunny. It’s time to start planning ahead for your Garden Route tour.

Secret Dalmatia revealed: A 3,000 year-old underwater settlement

A small donation from a local Croatian business funds a spectacular find in the Adriatic sea, a Liburnian settlement rich in artifacts.

German group to cancel Israel tours due to ongoing Gaza violence

Germany's largest tour and travel group, TUI, said Thursday that it has canceled all tours through Israel, at least up and until the end of the month, due to the continuing eruption of violence in the area.

Police arresting British Muslims before they travel to Turkey

On Wednesday, a British man made his way to London Luton Airport to board a flight to Turkey. Before the 22-year old could even board his flight to Istanbul, he was arrested by terror chiefs.

Stunning video: Visit Barcelona in 'flow-motion'

Rob Whitworth is an urban film-maker and is responsible for some of the most amazing video projects. He recently completed and filmed a walkabout of Barcelona, and the results will simply astound you.

World's most expensive taxis? — Not where you might think

Which metropolitan destination has the most expensive taxis in the world? London? Barcelona? Los Angeles? A taxi ride may cost a pretty-penny in these international hubs, but not one of them owns the top spot.

Frontier Airlines pilot treats delayed passengers to pizza

Passengers on a Frontier Airlines flight from Washington DC to Denver probably thought their trip could not get much worse after their plane was diverted to Wyoming because of bad weather.

Photo essay: Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky Special

The Creation Museum, in Petersburg, Kentucky, promotes the fundamental Biblical teaching of God's creating the heaven and earth in six literal days. Digital Journal recently toured the 60,000 square foot facility.

Guide writer for surviving bull attacks survives being gored

Author Bill Hillmann wrote a section in the book “How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona” and has now lived up to his hype by surviving a brutal bull attack.

Last fuselage to be lifted from Montana river after derailment

The last of three Boeing 737 fuselages that toppled into a Montana river after a train derailment was expected to be recovered Tuesday.

Airbnb fined by Catalonia, Spain for 'illegal' property listings

The US-based website, Airbnb, was set up for people to offer their homes, apartments and even individual rooms, as vacation accommodations worldwide. Gathering strength and attracting investment, the website has suddenly hit a roadblock.

Split leading the way in tourism boom on the coast of Dalmatia

The story of Split's transformation from Gateway to the Islands to Croatia's fastest expanding resort continues in the latest official figures.

Pilot feud results in locked cockpit, scare on Air New Zealand

Following a few frightening moments aboard a Trans-Tasman flight from Australia, two Air New Zealand pilots have been temporarily relieved from duty.

Photo essay: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany Special

Schwäbisch Hall is a town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg and capital of the district of Schwäbisch Hall. Digital Journal paid a visit in early July.

Photo essay: Exploring London's new gin museum Special

A gin museum opened up in London this month. The museum explores the history of the versatile drink and its relationship with London's past and present. Digital Journal paid the museum a visit.

Love Japan: Silicon Valley's 79th Obon Festival Special

If you Love Japan, be sure to stop by SJ Japantown's 79th annual Obon Festival, scheduled for July 12-13th from 11:30am until 10pm. The free event is located between Jackson and Taylor streets, four blocks east of the Japantown Ayer Light Rail Station.

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

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.

Op-Ed: U.S. introduces extra security measures at overseas airports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reports that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement "enhanced security measures" at airports overseas with direct flight to the United States.

Three in four Brits admit to taking items from hotel rooms Special

Three quarters of all British holidaymakers have taken items from hotel rooms home with them, according to recent research by travel website Holiday Hypermarket.

Love Japan: Summer Star Festivals

On July 7th of each year, people in Japan look up to the sky and celebrate Tanabata Matsuri, the Star Festival. It's an ancient custom that reminds us of our connections to each other and to our heavenly ancestors in the starry sky above.

Hydroplanes in Croatia imminent: Interview with ECA CEO Special

After 13 years of paperwork, a true revolution in Croatian tourism is imminent. Digital Journal meets European Coastal Airlines boss Klaus Dieter Martin.

Postal Service loses billions to ship goods to Alaska

The USPS loses billions of dollars in the name of big business and supplying the couple thousand rural Alaskans who desire to have consumer goods shipped to them.

Ferry madness in Croatia: Krilo catamarans to Hvar halted

As Ellen DeGeneres enjoys her visit to Hvar, transfers to Croatia's premier island have been severely reduced as Krilo services are suspended.

British Embassy exaggerates to scare UK tourists on Ibiza

Both local businessmen and politicians on the Spanish Balearic island of Ibiza are slamming a new UK safety campaign warning British tourists not "not to walk home alone," among other things. They state that the warnings are both "false" and "excessive."
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