Middle East

Despite GCC crisis, Gulf tourists flock to rural Turkey

More than half a million tourists from Gulf countries are expected to summer in the eastern Black Sea region.

Despite GCC crisis, Gulf tourists flock to rural Turkey

Lebanon

Lebanon's history in one building: The Palmyra Hotel

The hotel is a relic that bears testament to almost 150 years of local, regional and global events.

Lebanon's history in one building: The Palmyra Hotel

Egypt

The lonely pyramids of Giza: Egyptian tourism's decline

The recent Coptic church bombings could further damage the already crippled tourism sector in the country.

The lonely pyramids of Giza: Egyptian tourism's decline

Latin America

Guatemalan deportees from US find work on a volcano

As deportations increase under Donald Trump, the search for work in Guatemalan villages is leading some to a volcano.

Guatemalan deportees get fresh start as volcano guides

Iran

Tourists flock to Iran's 'image of the world'

Key sites in the historic city of Isfahan have witnessed a significant rise in visitor numbers since the nuclear deal.

Tourists flock to Iran's 'image of the world'

Drug cartels

'Juarez is waiting for you': Violent city tries tourism

Despite a rise in killings, the Mexican city has taken on a daunting task - to reinvent itself as a tourist destination.

'Juarez is waiting for you': Violent city tries tourism

The Gambia

Can The Gambia's tourism industry be revived?

Tourists stopped coming during the country's electoral crisis, but the new government is hopeful good times are ahead.

The Gambia: Reviving the tourism industry

Environment

Hungry for whale: Tourists boost Iceland whale hunting

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners confront massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

Africa

The Gambia hoping to lure back tourists after crisis

After a weeks-long political crisis, tourism officials are eager to lure foreign visitors back to the W African country.

Tajikistan

Tajikistan women train to become mountain guides

Group treks in Pamir Mountains in country with eco-tourism potential but dependent on migrant workers' remittances.

India

Indian minister: I cannot put a ban on what women wear

After criticism, tourism minister backtracks on suggestion that foreign female visitors should not wear skirts.

India: Mahesh Sharma retreats from 'skirts' comment

Thailand

Thai authorities hunt tourist town bombers

Police rule out international terrorism and describe deadly blasts in southern provinces as act of "local sabotage".

Thailand blast: Hunt on for suspects

Thailand

Thailand shaken by multiple bomb blasts

Attacks kill four people across the country, just days after adoption of contentious military-backed constitution.

Reporter's Notebook

Pardon your French: Chinese tourists and a clash of cultures in Paris

As Paris becomes a hot spot for Chinese tourism, cultural tensions arise between tourists and locals.

Opinion

Tourism: It's more than a few umbrellas on a beach

It would not be an exaggeration to say that tourism is the lifeblood of the Egyptian economy - especially in Sinai.

Geoffrey Aronson

by Geoffrey Aronson

Geoffrey Aronson