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Hong Kong August visitors plunge 40 percent, hotels half-full

Hong Kong visitor arrivals plunged nearly 40% in August from a year earlier, deepening from July's 5% fall, the finance secretary said as sometimes...

Britain’s Prince Harry backs sustainable tourism plan

Britain's Prince Harry, who himself has come in for criticism for using private jets, announced a new tourism initiative on Tuesday to transform global...

Defying gravity in Norway’s ‘death diving’

They throw themselves into the air, twisting their bodies and seemingly making time standstill,before landing with a splash: originally a pastime to impress girls,...

China’s Fosun set to save Thomas Cook as key terms agreed

British travel operator Thomas Cook Group said on Wednesday it had agreed the main terms of a rescue package that will see China's Fosun...

India unveils tourism plans for Kashmir

A team of officials from India’s federal tourism ministry, led by minister Prahlad Patel, will be touring Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh next month...

Lockdown a major blow for Kashmir tourism

On Srinagar's Dal Lake, intricately decorated houseboats usually packed with tourists lie empty as Kashmir's tourism sector reels from a three-weeks-long lockdown imposed as...

Ghana draws African-American tourists with ‘Year of Return’

US preacher Roxanne Caleb blinked away the tears as she emerged from a pitch-dark dungeon where African slaves were once held before being shipped...

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Walking along the top of Lithuania's decommissioned nuclear reactor, the set of HBO's critically acclaimed "Chernobyl" TV series, tourist Vytas Miknaitis says he's not...

Arctic cruises accused of leaving indigenous people in the cold

A lust for adventure tourism is driving a rise in the number of cruise ships touring the Arctic, but local people are not seeing...

Anti-tourism activists vandalise rental cars in Spain’s Majorca

Spanish police on Tuesday were investigating vandalism targeting rental cars on the holiday island of Majorca by a far-left group which regularly stages summer...