Rome's souvenir stands to be moved from main tourist sites

Souvenir stands pitched in front of some of Rome’s most prized monuments are to be moved in an attempt to improve the “decorum and security” of the Italian capital’s most famous tourist sites. The city’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, said the stalls – selling an assortm

In the face of violence: Children and hate crimes in India

India's tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests across the country against a new citizenship law, with at least seven countries issuing travel warnings. At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters, and demonstrations against the C

Scottish adventurer to embark on thrilling, perilous Sahara expedition

Written By Saad Guerraoui  LONDON - Scottish adventurer and presenter of BBC2’s “Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabic Adventure” series, Alice Morrison is using her trekking experience to embark on a thrilling but perilous 2,000km journey across the Sahara Desert. In March, Morris

South Korea offers to visit stalled joint tourist resort in North

Seoul - South Korea has offered to send a delegation to check on South Korean-built facilities at a long-stalled joint tourist resort in North Korea, Seoul said Wednesday, as the North is pushing to tear them down. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the destruction of South Korean-mad

Easing visa regulations makes Russia big attraction for Saudis

MOSCOW- Walking the cobblestone streets around Moscow’s Red Square, tourists from far and wide enjoy the crisp, cool fall air, surrounded by architectural wonders dating back hundreds of years.Similar to Saudi Arabia, which has begun promoting tourism for the first time, Russia has opened its

Socotra Island

The island of Socotra is part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so isolated that a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. Notable are the dragon’s blood trees that look like flying saucers perched on trunks.Adenium socotranum are trees that look like elephant

Spring into Central NSW while gardens at their prettiest

YELLOW canola fields, pink cherry blossom festivals, fresh green produce, and black and white night skies - Central NSW is a photographer's dream in spring. Just a two-hour drive from Sydney and tucked behind the Blue Mountains, Central NSW is a place of colourful landscapes, garden festivals, wi

The 10 things every traveller should do in Lebanon

With its diverse museums and unmissable restaurants, picturesque coastline and forested mountainsides, ancient heritage sites and glittering ski slopes, Lebanon has plenty to offer visitors all year round. Since a travel warning in 2011 turned into an outright ban in February 2016, citizens of the

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for the first time

RIYADH- Saudi Arabia on Friday formally announced that tourist visas will be issued for the first time to visitors from 49 countries around the world. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) made the announcement at an event in Ad-Diriyah, an ancient city that is now a leading

First hotel opens at China's new Beijing airport

China’s newest airport welcomed its first hotel as the Aerotel Beijing opened for guests at Beijing Daxing International Airport.The Zaha Hadid designed airport opened its doors in China last week and the five-pronged building is now home to the country's largest in terminal international ai

5 Genius Tips To Avoid Jet Lag On Your Next Trip: An M.D. Explains

One of summertime’s greatest joys? Travel to faraway places. But one of its biggest headaches (other than the TSA lines): jet lag. It’s the traveler’s equivalent of a hangover, with the main difference being that you probably had no fun getting it, and the pain will last longer tha

Road-tripping to southern Oregon's Crater Lake

The haze had cleared. After almost six weeks of late summer wildfires, the smoke from tens of thousands of burning hectares in northern California and southern Oregon had finally retreated. I had no time to waste in getting to Crater Lake National Park, a four-hour, 375-kilometre drive south from Po

When three become one: the story of how the city of Budapest came to be

Ronan O’Connell   My surroundings are astounding. There is ostentatious ... and then there’s the Hungarian Parliament Building. With chandeliers the size of cars, more gold than a bank vault, stained glass window after stained glass window, and so many competing layers of design,

European tourist companies praise Yemen counterterrorism efforts

MILAN, Feb. 20 (Saba)- Officials and representatives of a number of Italian and European companies and agencies praised on Saturday efforts of the Yemeni government exerted in reinforcing security and stability pillars as well as combating terror to ensure the minimum level of terrorist operations t

Travel, adventure hotspots at Oman Travel Mart

MUSCAT - Good news to all travel and adventure enthusiasts. Oman Travel Mart, the international travel and tourism event of the year, will bring together under one roof numerous travel and tourism destinations in and around the region. Scheduled to be held from February 17 to 19 at the Oman Interna

Yemen the largest number of cultural and natural heritage sites in Arabia

UNESCO lists Socotra Archipelago as a World Heritage Site, giving Yemen the largest number of cultural and natural heritage sites in Arabia.   If you think of Arabian heritage, Petra might spring to mind. But, according to UNESCO, Jordan is not the cultural capital of Arabia, as it has only

Dakhla in Morocco: Excitements and Nature

Dakhla is a superb white city, approximately 300 km from the famous border wall which separates Morocco and Mauritania, a quiet and serene site which is eying tourism development and expansion. Dakhla has the capacity and the means to attract tourists and visitors from all over the world. The city,

Happy days in the Sultanate of Oman

By Lauri Dammert Edited by Dr.Hussein Shehadeh Ingress: Event travelling is a growing business all over the world. People from the rich countries of the West, Asia, and the Russians want to experience something else, having tired of the traditional hotel-beach-combination, with the oblig


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