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Saudi Arabia will issue new visas, relax dress code for tourists

The Gulf country aims to boost foreign investment in its tourism sector, part of its drive to reduce oil dependency.

Saudi Arabia will issue new visas, relax dress code for tourists

My Ethiopia

Lensa Mekonnen: Ethiopia's Tourism Revival

A tourism official rethinks Ethiopia's most beautiful attractions while working to protect the country's rich history.

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Thomas Cook collapse hits Greek tourism industry

Travellers will soon be sent home, but hotels and tourism service providers are left out of pocket.

Greece's tourism sector reeling from Thomas Cook collapse

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Hong Kong's tourism plunges 40 percent as protests deter visitors

Occupancy rates in some hotels have halved, with no improvement in sight, says Hong Kong's financial secretary.

Hong Kong's tourism plunges 40 percent as protests deter visitors

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Iran wants more Chinese tourists - a whole lot more

Iran is looking to Chinese tourists to boost its sanction-strapped economy. But do they want to visit?

Iran wants more Chinese tourists - a whole lot more

Europe

Is mass tourism ruining vacations as we know them?

New boom in global tourism puts strain on popular holiday hotspots.

Is mass tourism ruining vacations as we know them?

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Government will nationalise Kenya Airways

Officials say buying out shareholders could take 18 months.

Government will nationalise Kenya Airways

Russia

Georgians defiant as Russia's ban on flights comes into effect

Air travel blockade imposed over anti-Kremlin rallies threatens to reduce Russian tourist numbers by 25 percent.

Georgians defiant as Russia's ban on flights comes into effect

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Chinese tourism to US drops for first time in 15 years

Tourist arrivals from China to the US fell nearly six percent last year, according to a US government agency

Chinese tourism to US drops for first time in 15 years

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Las Vegas bets on self-driving cars: Public Transportation

The new transit system could be made up of self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Las Vegas bets on self-driving cars: Public Transportation

Mount Everest

Nepal: Three Indian climbers die on Mount Everest

The death toll on the world's highest peak this season goes up to six.

Nepal: Three Indian climbers die on Mount Everest

Botswana

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Government pledges the reinstatement of the wildlife hunt is done 'in an orderly and ethical manner'.

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Iran

Meet Iran's young 'culture exporters'

Travel start-up TAP Persia challenges prejudices about Iran by connecting people worldwide with Iranian culture.

Meet the Iranian youth exporting Persian culture to the world

Tourism

Social media to thank for global overtourism crisis

Apps like Instagram shoehorning travellers to places and sites where locals bewail monumental damages from the influx.

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Greek housing: Non-European buyers revive depressed market

Non-Europeans are being encouraged to buy - with the chance to get a visa to stay if they spend enough.