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Cuban Americans wept with joy Monday as they stepped onto their parents' homeland off the first US cruise ship to sail to the island in half a century.

First U.S.-to-Cuba cruise ship in decades sets sail

The first US cruise ship bound for Cuba in half a century set sail from Florida on Sunday, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between Washington and Havana.

Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid 'public flatulence'

A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public "belching or flatulence" in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident.

Tourist trinkets crafted by Haiti's child artisans

Seated on an earthen floor on the outskirts of Haiti's capital city, seven-year-old Samuel Jean fashions a little boat from a piece of wrought iron.

TSA confiscates 73 guns from carry-on bags in one week

It's a new record. In just one week the US Transportation Security Administration confiscated 73 guns passengers had in carry-on luggage. Of the 73, 68 were loaded and 27 had a round in the chamber.

Attack on police sows panic in Acapulco tourist hub

Gunmen launched two nearly simultaneous attacks against federal police installations in Acapulco's tourist district, sowing panic as people ducked inside restaurants and stores in Mexico's crime-plagued resort, authorities said Monday.

Fears mount in quake-hit Nepal as tourists stay away

Former guesthouse owner Tenzing Lama remembers when foreign tourists thronged Nepal's Langtang valley, trekking through the breathtaking Himalayan wilderness and soaking up the tranquility.

Cuba clears way for cruise ship resumption

Cuba cleared the way Friday for the resumption of cruise voyages to and from the United States, lifting a restriction that barred travelers born in Cuba from the trips.

Myanmar's 'long-necked' women hope to turn tourism into homecoming

Wearing a stack of bronze neck coils -- a sign of beauty for her Kayan tribe -- Mu Par dreams of a time when all "long-necked" women can return to Myanmar from Thailand where they are a tourist attraction.

Passengers profiled at Paris airport since Brussels attacks: Official

Profilers have been operating at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport since the attacks on Brussels airport, its operators revealed on Thursday.They have been watching for "abnormal behaviour" at France's biggest airport, Aeroports de Paris (ADP) said.

EU approves sharing air passenger data to fight terror

The European Parliament voted Thursday to allow airlines to share passenger information with EU states in a bid to detect jihadists, the culmination of a five-year debate that intensified after the Paris and Brussels attacks.

EU lawmakers vote on sharing air passenger data to fight terror

The European Parliament votes Thursday on whether airlines can share names of passengers with EU states to help trace returning jihadists, culminating five years of debate that intensified after the Paris and Brussels attacks.

Cambodian passenger train rumbles back to life

Packed passenger trains are rolling out of Cambodia's capital for the first time in over a decade this week, as a railway service running down to the country's southern coast resumes after years of suspension.

Australian MP runs 4,400 km in 64 days for rural education

Pat Farmer, an Australian ultramarathon runner and former member of parliament, completed a 4,400-kilometer 64-day ultra run across India.

EU might require visas for U.S. and Canadian visitors

Get ready US and Canadian travelers planning a trip to Europe — soon, you may need to apply for a Schengen Visa to tour EU zone countries, even for short stays.

Japan's Seibu Railway to launch 'invisible train' by 2018

Seibu Railway wants to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018 by launching a new line of speedy commuter trains that will "blend into the landscape."

U.S. warns of 'credible threats' to Turkish tourist spots

The US embassy in Turkey on Saturday warned of "credible threats" to tourist areas in Istanbul and the resort city of Antalya, intensifying fears in a country hit by four suicide bombings this year.

France visitor numbers up in 2015 despite attacks

The number of foreign visitors to France grew in 2015 despite jihadist attacks in Paris thanks to a sharp rise in tourists from Asia, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Friday.

Uber launches new UberAuto service in India

Uber, the company that provides cabs to customers through its smartphone app, has launched a unique service in the Indian city of Bhubaneshwar, where it is offering an app-based three-wheeler autorickshaw service.

Belgium struggles to win back tourists after attacks

Gone are the usual snap-happy crowds on Brussels' famed Grand Place, visits to the Atomium monument have plummeted and hotel rooms are empty.Two weeks after the Belgian capital was hit by terror attacks, the country's tourist industry is in despair.

India's fastest train makes maiden trip from Delhi to Taj Mahal

India's fastest train and first semi high-speed rail, the Gatimaan Express, made its maiden journey from New Delhi to Agra on April 5.

Celebrated hotel in Haiti gutted by fire

A fire early Monday ravaged one of the oldest hotel-restaurants in the upscale hilltop suburb of Petionville overlooking Port-au-Prince.

Squatters barrier to protecting Delhi's ancient monuments

In the crypt of a 16th-century nationally protected tomb in New Delhi, a family is busy preparing a meal in their brightly painted kitchen that boasts a fridge and electricity.

Alaska Airlines could wrap up deal for Virgin America by Monday

Alaska Airlines appears to be victorious in its bidding war with JetBlue to buy Virgin America, the low-cost cross-country airline founded by flamboyant British billionaire Richard Branson.

India's fastest train to debut soon between Delhi and Agra

Gatiman Express, which will be India's fastest train, is set to debut on April 5, and will run between New Delhi and Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located.

Worst London Underground lines for crime revealed

New figures released by British Transport Police show the areas on the London Underground which are worst for crime. At the top is the Central Line.

2000-year-old temple found underwater off Indian coast

A decade after temple ruins were glimpsed during the 2004 Asian Tsunami, divers have now confirmed the existence of an ancient temple and possibly much more, off the Indian coast.

Bay Area man convicted of assault over reclining airline seat

A San Francisco Bay Area man was convicted Wednesday of assaulting an airline passenger aboard a delayed flight from Los Angeles after he became enraged when the victim reclined the back of her seat.

U.S. State Dept. apologizes over travel tip for the less attractive

The US Department of State issued an apology after posting a tweet that seemed to proffer travel advice for those whose looks are less than a perfect 10.

Myanmar pagoda re-clad with gold as devotees look to gain spiritual credit

Teetering on bamboo scaffolding, expert craftsmen are busy attaching blocks of gold to a Buddhist pagoda in downtown Yangon, burnishing one of the city's major landmarks and racking up spiritual credit for devotees.

Op-Ed: An American street photographer in Mumbai Special

Someone once commented that my street photography was not representative of India. I agreed completely since I mainly specialized in street life. But I added that when you ditch the car and walk the streets, it's exactly what you'd find in Mumbai.

Indian companies adopt important tourist spots

Under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model, Indian companies are being encouraged by the government to adopt important cultural and heritage sites in the country.

Nigeria bets on elephants and warm springs to lure tourists

A luxury safari is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when potential tourists think of Nigeria but that's exactly what Yankari Game Reserve is hoping to change.

U.S. warns Americans of 'potential risks' for Europe trips

The United States warned its citizens of the "potential risks" of European travel following a spate of terror attacks, including the latest bombings in Belgium that killed around 35 people.

Op-Ed: Williams, AZ offers fun, rodeos, and Grand Canyon Railway RV Park Special

A scenic place for RVers to visit is Williams, AZ USA, located on historic Route 66 just 58 miles from the South Rim of the visually stunning Grand Canyon. It’s a great place to visit with lots to see and do for those who want a new adventure.

Latest whisky bottlings unveiled at Whisky Live 2016 Special

Whisky Live, the touring whisky road show, showcasing the best whiskies from around the word, returned to London. The focus of this year's event was speyside single malts, among other leading bottlings.

U.S. tourists seek preserved Cuba — and Cubans seek change

American Sue Pemberton rushed to Havana to experience authentic Cuba before the communist island gets swamped by capitalism. The only problem: millions of other foreigners had exactly the same idea.

Ben Nevis is actually higher than realized

Ben Nevis, which is Britain's highest mountain, is actually taller than previously thought thanks to some new measurements.

Third day of mystery power surges cripple BART commuter trains

Restoration of a full complement of train cars on the Bay Area's heavily traveled BART system could take months, officials said Friday after the third consecutive day of failures on the Pittsburg-Bay Point line.

Armchair Traveler: The mysterious sunken forest in Lake Kaindy

Nestled in the southeastern Tien Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan, not too far from the bustling city of Almaty, is an obscure lake called Lake Kaindy, known for its ethereal, brooding and pole-like remnants of trees.

U.S. further eases Cuba restrictions ahead of Obama visit

The United States further eased travel and trade restrictions with Cuba Tuesday, just days before a historic visit to the communist-ruled island by President Barack Obama.