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Dubai opens canal in fresh boost for tourism, commerce - 11/10/2016

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- Dubai inaugurated a new canal Wednesday after a three-year construction project costing $735 million, in a fresh boost for tourism and commerce in the booming Gulf city...

Tunisia calls on European countries to review travel warnings - 02/19/2016

TUNIS, TUNISIA- Tunisia has called on European governments to revise travel warnings for the country, highlighting its efforts to boost security after deadly jihadist attacks hit its vital tourism...

Tunisia loses third of tourism revenue over IS attacks - 01/29/2016

TUNIS, TUNISIA- Tunisia lost more than a third of its tourism revenues last year after attacks targeting the vital sector claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, official figures showed...

Disney to open Shanghai theme park in June - 01/13/2016

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- Disney's long-awaited theme park in China's commercial hub Shanghai, its first on the mainland, will open on June 16, the company announced Tuesday. The $5.5 billion...

Is Brussels a war zone? Call and find out - 01/10/2016

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM- Terror alerts and links to the Paris attacks have given Brussels unwelcome publicity in recent weeks, but tourist chiefs have come up with a solution: call locals direct and ask...

All aboard the Vatican train for pope's summer castle - 09/17/2015

CASTEL GANDOLFO, ITALY, Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere- It was once used exclusively by popes, but the Vatican's train line can now be ridden by all from the Holy See to the papal summer palace. Each...

Mandela's prison on Robben Island goes solar - 05/15/2015

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA- South Africa's notorious Robben Island prison, where the late president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and which is now a popular tourist destination, will soon run solely on...

Zoo in Chile lets the brave tickle a lion's tummy - 10/31/2014

RANCAGUA, CHILE- Dare ya, double dare ya, to tickle a lion's belly. Or touch his menacing claws. A zoo in Chile gives thrill seekers a chance to do just that, albeit while comfy and snug in the...

Tunisia to impose departure tax on tourists - 09/24/2014

TUNIS-Tunisia on Tuesday announced that from next month non-resident foreigners will have to pay a departure tax on leaving the country, in a move aimed at boosting the country's coffers. "The...

In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb - 08/24/2014

AMPHIPOLIS, Vassilis Kyriakoulis- To the villagers near the ancient Greek town of Amphipolis, archaeological treasure is nothing new -- many in the area have lived off antiquity smuggling for...
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