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

China

Chinese police on patrol in Italy to boost tourism

Officers in Rome help Chinese tourists with anything they need, including giving directions to city's many attractions.

Middle East

Turkey tourism hit by Russia row and security concerns

The golden segment of Turkey's economy is hit hard by the biggest drop in tourist arrivals in a decade.

Turkey tourism hit by Russia row and security concerns

Reporter's Notebook

Cuba's struggle to cope with the tourism boom

U.S. officials expected to sign an agreement with Cuba, allowing up to 30 direct flights from the U.S. a day.

Thailand

Thai police crack down on elderly bridge players

Raid on card club in resort town of Pattaya leads to arrest of 32 senior-citizen foreigners.

Thai police crack down on elderly bridge players

Thailand

Elephant tramples tourist to death in Thailand

Father and daughter from the UK thrown off animal's back while holidaying on the island of Koh Samui.

Elephant tramples tourist to death in Thailand

Middle East

Airbnb lists homes in illegal Israeli settlements

Critics say online accommodation service is promoting stolen Palestinian property and land.

Airbnb lists homes in illegal Israeli settlements