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UNESCO seeks report on Darjeeling toy train after it finds heritage site ‘ill maintained’

UNESCO has asked the Indian Railways to submit a report by next February on the state of conservation of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways after...

Egypt opens Sneferu’s “Bent” Pyramid in Dahshur to public

Egypt opened to visitors on Saturday the "Bent" Pyramid built for pharaoh Sneferu, a 101-metre structure just south of Cairo that marks a key...

Sri Lanka’s tourism firms struggle after attacks

Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches...

Alpine resorts grapple with climate change

The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine...

Tourist rush at Australia’s Uluru before climb ban

A looming ban on climbing Australia's Uluru rock, intended to protect the sacred site from damage, has instead triggered a damaging influx of visitors,...

Five sent to hospital on sixth day of Pamplona bull run

One man was gored and at least four other people were sent to hospital with injuries following the sixth day of the running of...

Lebanon hopes for best tourist season in years

Ibrahim Zeeb is visiting Lebanon for the first time in years and says it's the food he has missed most. "The best breakfast we'll find...

Ancient Iraqi city of Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, after...

India to transform 17 ‘iconic sites’ into world-class tourism destinations

India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said 17 "iconic sites" will be transformed into world-class destinations to give a boost to the tourism...

Volcano erupts on Italian tourist island of Stromboli

A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on Wednesday, releasing hot trapped magma in a powerful explosion, killing one person and enveloping...