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Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

The Philippines is aiming to strengthen its claims in the South China Sea by potentially building hotels for tourists on its biggest island in the disputed waterway, officials said Tuesday.

Qatar and Kazakhstan keen to further enhance tourism ties

Qatar and Kazakhstan keen to further enhance tourism ties

Qatar and Kazakhstan want to further enhance bilateral relations, particularly in the area of tourism, as the number of visitors between the two countries continue to increase

Qatar Chamber invited to join tourism conference in Venezuela

Qatar Chamber invited to join tourism conference in Venezuela

Qatar Chamber has been invited to participate in the ‘International Investment Conference in Tourism’ slated from June 26 to 28 in Caracas, Venezuela.

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism -- with stays priced at $35,000 a night -- as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

Tourists panic as cruise ship slams into Venice wharf

Tourists panic as cruise ship slams into Venice wharf

Tourists ran for their lives in Venice Sunday as a massive cruise ship lost control, crashing into the wharf and hitting a luxury sightseeing boat after suffering an engine failure.

Qatar’s tourism sector to get a further boost once Doha Metro fully operates

Qatar’s tourism sector to get a further boost once Doha Metro fully operates

Qatar’s tourism sector is expected to get a further boost once all the Doha Metro lines are fully operational, giving visitors easy, safe, and cheaper access to a number of tourist destinations in the country.

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Monday afternoon after a man was spotted climbing up the Paris landmark, the company that operates the structure said.

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.

Albania open to investments in tourism, energy, infra development

Albania open to investments in tourism, energy, infra development

Albania is offering Qatar a wide range of investment opportunities in tourism, energy, and infrastructure development, as well as public private partnership (PPP) schemes, Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Tuesday.

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue

Norway breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after the dramatic rescue of a stricken cruise ship off its coast, but questions mounted about why the vessel chose to sail into notoriously perilous waters in a storm.

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.

Qatar’s tourism, hospitality sector to get a major fillip

Qatar’s tourism, hospitality sector to get a major fillip

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Monday witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) ...