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Philippines' Boracay Island closes for six-month clean-up

Philippines' Boracay Island closes for six-month clean-up

A petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday demanding the island, known for its powdery white-sand beaches and crystal blue waters, stay open.

Storm damages two turrets at India's Taj Mahal

Storm damages two turrets at India's Taj Mahal

Bhuvan Vikrama, the regional head of the Archaeological Survey of India, said the damage was minor and will be repaired soon. Nobody was injured in the incident on Wednesday evening.

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on April 26 for a maximum period of half a year, his spokesman Harry Roque said.

Bali to shut down mobile internet for Day of Silence

Bali to shut down mobile internet for Day of Silence

Nyepi brings daily activities to a complete halt as people, including thousands of international tourists, stay indoors.

German visitors to Qatar more than double in 2018

German visitors to Qatar more than double in 2018

QTA leads Qatar delegation to Berlin for ITB 2018 amid growing popularity.

Tourism rebounds as Paris receives record number of visitors

Tourism rebounds as Paris receives record number of visitors

After two years during which Paris was scarred by terror attacks, tourists returned to the French capital in record numbers in 2017, hotel booking figures showed on Thursday.

Hundreds of stranded tourists freed as roads reopen in New Zealand

Hundreds of stranded tourists freed as roads reopen in New Zealand

Hundreds of tourists trapped in a remote New Zealand town for 48 hours after a strong storm damaged roads were freed on Saturday after authorities cleared a highway.

Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines

Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines

The regulations, which were announced in October but take effect this week, cover nearly all forms of drone use from commercial and recreational to scientific.

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

Tourists often take early morning hot air balloon rides over the city and the ancient Egyptian temples and relics in neighbouring areas.

Mexico bus crash kills 12 tourists including foreigners

Mexico bus crash kills 12 tourists including foreigners

A bus carrying tourists from US cruise ships to an archeological site in Mexico crashed Tuesday after running off the road, killing at least 12 people including several foreigners, state authorities said.

1mn vehicles entered Pearl in October, says UDC

1mn vehicles entered Pearl in October, says UDC

The number of vehicles entering the island is tracked through technologically-advanced monitoring devices installed at its entrance.

Venice police catch French tourists after night-time gondola theft

Venice police catch French tourists after night-time gondola theft

The couple unmoored a gondola near St Mark's Square but soon got into trouble as the man did not know how to steer it, the ANSA news agency and the local edition of the Corriere della Sera newspaper said.