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The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted nearly 38 percent in August, with tourism battered by the July failed coup and security concerns after attacks, statistics showed Thursday.

Tourists flee volcano at popular Indonesia hiking spot

Hundreds of tourists have fled a volcanic eruption at a popular Indonesian hiking destination, an official said Wednesday, expressing fears some may have stayed behind to document the natural wonder.

Paris bans cars along part of River Seine

Strollers and cyclists can breathe easy on the banks of the Seine after Paris on Monday approved a plan to ban cars on a long stretch of riverside road cutting across the city.

Pulling a rip cord over North Korea

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.

Passenger sues Emirates airline for 'spillover' of obese seatmate

A passenger on an Emirates flight is now suing the airline. The reason is because he sat next to an obese passenger who 'spilled' over into his seat.

Iconic natural arch collapses on Moroccan beach

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.

Chinese outrage over 'ugly' restoration of Great Wall

Chinese social media users were in an uproar Friday over restoration of a 700-year-old section of the Great Wall that has been covered in cement, turning it into a smooth, flat-topped path.

Men pulled from crevasse on Australia's Uluru

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.

Four things to know about German capital Berlin

Internationally lauded for startups and nightlife, the German capital Berlin struggles to this day to escape the "poor but sexy" motto bestowed on it by former mayor Klaus Wowereit in 2003.

Soldiers replace tourists in Aleppo's battered Old City

Instead of colourful, handmade caps for sale to Syrians and foreign tourists, Zakaria Mosuli -- the last tailor in Aleppo's battered Old City -- now sews military headwear almost exclusively for soldiers.

Honeymooning Spaniard killed in Bali boat blast

A Spanish woman on her honeymoon was killed in an explosion on a Bali tourist boat that left another foreigner dead and about 20 injured, officials said Friday.

Bali tourist boat blast kills two foreigners, injures 18

An explosion on a speedboat in Bali left two foreigners dead and 18 other tourists injured Thursday, sparking dramatic scenes as rescuers rushed to haul stunned and bloodied holidaymakers off the vessel.

'Fire dragon' draws thousands to Hong Kong festival

Thousands of festival goers packed a historic neighbourhood of Hong Kong Wednesday night to watch a "fire dragon" lit with incense sticks carried through the streets, recreating a century-old ritual.

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

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

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.

Canadian who admits smoking pot banned from entering U.S.

Even though the use of marijuana is legal in several U.S. states and Canada plans to legalize its use even for recreational purposes, a federal U.S. law allows people to be denied entry if they admit to smoking pot recreationally.

Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars rescued

More than 30 tourists who spent a dramatic night stranded in cable cars above the French Alps were brought to the ground Friday after an 18-hour ordeal, operators said.

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.

33 people spend night stuck in cable cars over Alps

Some 33 tourists, including a 10-year-old child, spent the night stuck in cable cars thousands of metres up among the glaciers of Mont Blanc ahead of an expected rescue operation on Friday morning, officials said.

Qantas, Virgin Australia ground Samsung Note 7 after recall

Australian carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia told customers on Thursday not to use or charge Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 during flights after faulty batteries in the new smartphone caused some handsets to explode.

Air China magazine apologises over 'racist' article

The publisher of Chinese national carrier Air China's in-flight magazine apologised Thursday for allegedly "racist" travel advice offered to passengers visiting London, as mainland social media users rushed to defend the controversial tips.

Chinese glass bridge, world's longest, closes

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.

British Airways resumes flights to Iran after nine-year break

British Airways was on Thursday to become the first British airline in four years to fly directly to Iran following the lifting of some sanctions against Tehran.

Inaugural commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

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

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.

Authorities try to sort out what prompted panic, stampede at LAX

Investigators worked overtime Monday to figure out what started a Sunday night's social media-influenced panic at Los Angeles International Airport that had hundreds of airline passengers fleeing terminals and stampeding onto the airport tarmac.

Inside Nepal's forgotten medieval kingdom

In Nepal's isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce.

Erdogan opens third bridge over Istanbul's Bosphorus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated the third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia in Istanbul, a spectacular project at the heart of his drive to create a lasting historical legacy.

JetBlue to launch first US commercial flights to Cuba next week

The US airline JetBlue will make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century next Wednesday, the Cuban authorities said.

Cruise ship with 1,070 on board attempts Northwest Passage route

The once pristine Arctic will soon be a thing of the past, now that climate change and melting ice is the new norm. Last week, the Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise ship, began a month-long trip through the once-impassable Northwest Passage.

Moon is key to when jellyfish hit beach, study finds

Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the sky as much as the sea after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phase of the moon.

Stepping back in time — London's Churchill War Rooms Special

During World War II Winston Churchill and his government operated, at times, underground, especially during the bombing raids over London. The 'war rooms' are open to the public as an exhibition.

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

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.

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

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.

Shiny new buses challenge chaotic old ways in Tanzania

Sweaty passengers crammed into battered buses and stuck in traffic jams look on enviously as Tanzania's shiny new commuter buses fly by on the pristine asphalt of dedicated highway lanes.

Canada to US tourists: Please leave your guns at home

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.

Streets with no names: Navigating the maze of African cities

Maps, road signs, sat navs, Google maps -- it all makes travelling so easy. But how do you get around in a city with few street names, where buildings have no numbers?

Irishman shot dead on Majorca holiday island

An Irishman was shot dead on the holiday island of Majorca, police said Thursday, in what local media reported may have been a settling of scores that went badly wrong."Yesterday at 9pm (1900 GMT), a person was...

Italy's tourist jewel feels strain of fame

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.
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