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Suspected drone activity briefly disrupted flight departures Friday from Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international traffic, the airport said.

Tourists at upmarket Chinese ski resort hit by novovirus

Dozens of tourists celebrating the lunar new year at an upmarket ski resort in northeastern China have been struck down by novovirus, the winter vomiting bug, the tour operator admitted.

Fire at budget hotel in Delhi kills 17

At least 17 people died when a fire ripped through a budget hotel in Delhi on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a safety check of other buildings in the vicinity.

Dutch staff warn Air France-KLM of strikes over chief

Dutch airline managers have warned Air France-KLM of possible strikes if KLM chief executive Pieter Elbers is not reappointed, reports said on Monday.

Tiny Turks and Caicos overwhelmed by Haitian influx

Handmade wooden boats and the artisans who craft them line a lengthy stretch of Haiti's north coast. Under a sun rising over water as smooth as glass, it makes for an idyllic vignette.

European airport passenger number hits 2.34 bn: ACI

The number of people using European airports set a record last year but growth slowed compared with 2017, the Airports Council International Europe (ACI) said Wednesday.The total number of passengers at European airports reached 2.

British woman jailed for slapping Bali immigration officer

A British woman was handed a six-month jail term Wednesday for slapping an immigration officer in Bali after she missed her flight because of an expired tourist visa.

Germania airline says filed for bankruptcy, cancels all flights

Berlin-based airline Germania has filed for bankruptcy and cancelled all flights with immediate effect, the company said early Tuesday.

Avalanches in Alps kill at least 10

A series of avalanches in the Alps over the weekend killed at least 10 people, emergency services and media reported.The heaviest toll was in Italy's northwestern Aosta Valley, with five people killed and one missing from three different avalanches.

Plane skids off runway, closing parts of Tokyo's Narita

A Japan Airlines plane from New Delhi skidded off a snow-bound runway at Narita Airport on Friday, officials told AFP, briefly closing part of Tokyo's main hub.

Dissidents trapped inside Taiwan airport allowed in after 125 days

Two Chinese activists who spent more than four months trapped in limbo at a Taiwanese airport have been temporarily allowed to stay on the island, officials said Thursday.

Israel minister threatens to ban Amnesty over Airbnb policy

Israel has threatened to bar Amnesty International from access to the Jewish state over its charge Wednesday that digital tourism companies are profiting from "war crimes" in the occupied West Bank.

1,500 flights cut as winter wreaks havoc on US's busiest airports

A frigid polar vortex is wreaking havoc on air travel at some of the nation's busiest airports, including Chicago and Atlanta. More than 1,000 flights were canceled by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, adding to the hundreds more disrupted on Monday.

US urges citizens not to travel to Venezuela due to safety

The United States on Tuesday urged its citizens to avoid all travel to crisis-torn Venezuela, citing risks of crime and arrest and the US embassy's limited ability to assist.

At least 15 dead in mudslide at hotel in Peru: mayor

A landslide crashed into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru, killing at least 15 people, authorities said Sunday.

Death toll from Italy helicopter-plane crash rises to 7

Mountain rescuer workers on Saturday recovered the bodies of two people, raising the death toll from a deadly collision between a helicopter and light aircraft in the Alps to seven.

Deadly fire at French ski resort Courchevel 'may have been arson'

French investigators suspect that a fire that killed two people in the ski resort of Courchevel may have been an arson attack, a prosecutor said Friday.

Underground in Jerusalem, a rare look at an ancient tomb

Flashlight beams pierce the darkness and reveal an archaeological gem in underground Jerusalem few have had the chance to glimpse in recent years.

Remains found of explorer who put Australia on the map

The remains of the first British explorer to circumnavigate the Australian continent and popularise the country's name have been found near a busy London railway station.

'Too much tourism' on agenda at Madrid travel fair

World tourism is going from strength to strength, but as the industry gathers for Fitur, one of its largest fairs, the negative impact of its success on local residents is in the spotlight.

Striking taxis up pressure as tourism fair opens in Madrid

A taxi strike against Uber-like services in Madrid entered its third day Wednesday just as one of the world's biggest tourism fairs opened, with hundreds of drivers protesting at the convention centre.

Snowboards out as Paris gets first taste of snow

Paris got its first snowfall of the season Tuesday, prompting travel alerts for commuters but giving snowboard enthusiasts a chance to hit impromptu urban slopes.

International tourist arrivals up 6% to 1.4 bn in 2018: UN

The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization.

Israel opens new international airport near Red Sea

Israel inaugurated a new international airport Monday in its desert south meant to boost tourism to the nearby Red Sea and serve as an emergency alternative to Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport.

Two dead, 25 hurt in French ski resort fire

Two people died Sunday and 25 more were injured, four seriously, in a fire at the ski resort of Courchevel in the French Alps, officials said.

Brazil may drop visas for US, Australia, Japan visitors

Brazil is considering dropping visas for visitors from the US, Australia, Canada and Japan to boost its tourism industry, media reported Thursday.

Australian towns among hottest spots on Earth as heatwave sizzles

Australian towns were among the hottest places on Earth this week as a severe heatwave hit the continent's southeast, with forecasters warning of more record-breaking temperatures before the weekend.

'Naive, reckless' tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

Seeking an "authentic" experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to stay with. He found an astonishing number of potential hosts.

Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

Hundreds of flights were cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walked off the job in a deepening row over pay.

Two die in French Alps while setting avalanche control charges

Two employees at a ski resort in the French Alps died on Sunday when the avalanche-control charges they were trying to set accidentally went off, mountain rescue experts said.

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclaves

A possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, suggested by their leaders to end one of Europe's most volatile territorial disputes, has sparked concerns that the border could be redrawn along ethnic lines and reignite festering communal ethnic animos...

Portugal to welcome British tourists post-Brexit

Portugal wants to exempt British tourists, a major revenue source, from entry visa requirements if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a negotiated deal, Lisbon said Friday."We are working...

Protests scaring off foreign tourists from Paris: officials

Weeks of anti-government protests in France that have often degenerated into violent clashes in Paris are keeping tourists from one of the most visited cities on earth, officials said Friday.

US shutdown stokes air safety fears

The partial shutdown of the US government could have serious consequences for air safety, according to unions representing aviation workers, which are calling for an immediate resolution to the budgetary stalemate.

Heavy snow closes Austrian ski stations

Heavy snowfall has hit large parts of Austria, closing several ski stations and holding up deliveries of road salt needed to clear blocked roads.

German airports strike slashes 600 flights

Almost 640 flights were cancelled in Germany Thursday as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for around 100,000 passengers.

German airports strike slashes 600 flights

Almost 640 flights were cancelled in Germany Thursday as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for around 100,000 passengers.

Shark attacks woman, child at popular Australian tourist site

A woman and a child were bitten by a shark in the popular Whitsunday Islands near Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Thursday in the latest of a string of such attacks, reports and officials said.

Military help UK police respond to Heathrow drone threat

Britain's armed forces were supporting police Wednesday at London's Heathrow Airport after a drone sighting led to the suspension of all departing flights for nearly an hour on Tuesday.

Varanasi's temple corridor destroys old neighbourhood

India's ancient city of Varanasi is clearing the way for a grand temple corridor by razing hundreds of houses, wiping away its oldest neighbourhood and upsetting locals.

Another drone sighting causes disruption at UK's Heathrow airport

Just a couple of weeks after drone sightings caused the Gatwick airport in the UK to be shut down, Heathrow airport has now also had its flight schedule disrupted by drone sightings.
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