Kenya

'We are not wildlife': Kibera residents slam poverty tourism

Tourism in Nairobi slum is rising but many residents are angry at becoming an attraction for wealthy foreign visitors.

'We are not wildlife': Kibera residents slam poverty tourism

101 East

China: Secrets of a Long Life

China's Bama region is home to an astonishing number of people aged over 100. But are they really as old as they claim?

Africa

South African art museum attracts tourists from around the world

Although the museum offers reduced-price tickets to South Africans and gratis-entrance to school children, its location in Cape Town's posh waterfront and ownership by a wealthy foreigner has generated some controversy.

Voices

From life-threatening refugee boats to canal cruises in Amsterdam

A Dutch artist rescued migrant ships in Lampedusa, turned them into canal boats and employed refugees to run tours.

From life-threatening refugee boats to canal cruises in Amsterdam

Africa

South Africa tourism growth hindered by coal mining

Coal mining companies want to expand their mines, threatening the pristine nature that brings visitors to South Africa every year.

War

Pay to get shelled at night: Sarajevo's War Hostel

Dark tourism, which involves travelling to places associated with death and tragedy, has found fertile ground in Bosnia.

Recreating death for a living: Inside Bosnia's War Hostel

Europe

Iceland faces mass tourism's challenge

The small North Atlantic island struggles to cope with an influx of visitors, endangering its nature for economic gains.

Iceland: The tourism epidemic

Media

UK paper gets online flak for 'Greek crisis holiday'

Advertisement removed after Greeks slam British newspaper for 'offensive' financial and refugee-crisis themed trip.

The Guardian gets online flak for 'Greek crisis holiday'

Kenya

Poverty drives some Kenyans to rent out their wives

Poverty and unpredictable tourism industry forcing men on the east coast to send spouses into prostitution.

Poverty drives some Kenyans to rent out their wives

Tourism

Georgia tackles fallout from ski-lift accident video

Country's reputation as a safe winter-sports destination endangered by viral video of horrifying Gudauri accident.

Georgia tries damage control as Gudauri accident video goes viral

Reporter's Notebook

Antarctica tourism on the rise, posing potential threat

Tourism numbers in Antarctica have grown from 4,000 to more than 30,000 a year in less than two decades, Greenpeace says.

Opinion

Safe travels (if you're wealthy and Western)

Westerners believe travel for leisure to be a right, as they shut their own borders for those that travel to be safe.

Rafia Zakaria

by Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria

Hungary

Business, politics and a vote to close Budapest's bars

Government-tied business owners need not worry about closing their bars at midnight after low turnout invalidates vote.

Business, politics and a vote to close Budapest's bars

Tunisia

Tunisia's economy: Tourism slumps as PM seeks to calm protests

Political protests in Tunisia are disrupting the hospitality industry, the latest in a series of blows to tourism in the country.

Kashmir

Kashmir conflict drives tourists away

Tourism badly hit in Indian-administered Kashmir amid an ongoing military operation against rebels.

Kashmir conflict drives tourists away