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Libya’s Ancient Cultural Areas Suffer Damage
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Libya’s Ancient Cultural Areas Suffer Damage

Cyrene is an ancient city in eastern Libya that was founded by the Greeks more than 2,600 years ago. The historic site once appealed to tourists. But today, it suffers greatly from damage and lack of care. Cyrene is one of Libya’s five UNESCO World Heritage sites — places that are considered to have special…

Independent Chinese Travelers Close Gap With Tour Groups
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Independent Chinese Travelers Close Gap With Tour Groups

Chinese tour groups have been a common sight in many destinations for years but in some places, especially Chinese long-haul destinations in the U.S. and Europe, Chinese non-packaged tour travelers have grown significantly and now outnumber package tour travelers.Some 130 million Chinese travelers took an international trip in 2017, up nearly 6 percent over 2016,…

Shrinking the world: why we can’t resist model villages
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Shrinking the world: why we can’t resist model villages

A few months ago, with very little fanfare, a small new town opened to the public about 25 miles from the centre of London. The place provided an encouraging spurt of economic growth for the area, and it was swiftly populated by a thriving local community unhindered, it seemed, by social and political divisiveness. Unusually…

Soon, Mysuru to become round-the-year tourist hub
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Soon, Mysuru to become round-the-year tourist hub

Pleased with the overwhelming response to the Dasara festivities, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday said the State government was drawing up plans to make Mysuru a round-the-year tourist destination.Addressing a press conference before inaugurating the Vijayadashami procession in Mysuru, Mr. Kumaraswamy said he had directed Minister for Tourism S.R. Mahesh and other officials to…

Possible tsunami warning after 6.8 quake off Greece – RT
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Possible tsunami warning after 6.8 quake off Greece – RT

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck in the Ionian Sea off the coast of Greece early on Friday, briefly triggering a tsunami warning. No significant damage has been reported. The quake struck at a shallow depth of 16.6km (10 miles) below the sea floor. It reached the island of Zakynthos, a popular tourist destination, with initial reports…

Early start for boat services to St. Mary’s Island sought
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Early start for boat services to St. Mary’s Island sought

Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis said on Tuesday that the boat service from Malpe beach to the sought after tourist spot of St. Mary’s Island should be started from 7 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Chairing the Malpe Development Committee meeting at the District Offices Complex, Ms. Francis said that presently the boat service from…

Grab Europe’s Hottest Travel Combo: The New Best Of London And Paris
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Grab Europe’s Hottest Travel Combo: The New Best Of London And Paris

Laura Manske Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Travel Falling in love with travel every day. Relishing the thrills of London and Paris in one fabulous vacation just became so much easier as a new travel-happy promotion — partnering Visit London, Paris Tourist Office and Eurostar train — encourages USA travelers to revel in favorite fun diversions among the two capitals’…

16 Books for Fans of Netflix’s DARK TOURIST
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16 Books for Fans of Netflix’s DARK TOURIST

Netflix’s new travel documentary series Dark Tourist is perfect viewing for the season leading up to Halloween.In the show, New Zealand journalist David Farrier visits an array of peculiar or dangerous places around the world to see what he can learn. Most people who participate in “dark tourism” travel to places that have, historically, been…


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