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Chinese wonder why their tourists behave so badly

BEIJING: From faking marriage certificates to get honeymoon discounts in the Maldives to letting children defecate on the floor of a Taiwan airport, Chinese tourists have recently found themselves



Babymoon before the baby comes

Babies are a buddle of joy and happiness, but they also demand a lot of work and care. 1 1



Tourism now the second largest employer of Saudis — SCTA chief

Tourism has become the second largest employer of Saudis, according to Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). 1



The sound of music

Fresh, crisp summer skies, horses, violins, lakes, flowers, mountains, castles, cobblestone. Europe has many a haven of natural scenery poised with charm.



O man, this is paradise on earth! Lush, green, cool wadis calling

For those who want to experience the true joy of being in nature’s lap, Omani wadis (valleys) are a like spa for the mind.



Old Sanaa, an endangered UNESCO heritage site

To see Sanaa’s Old City for the first time is like “a vision of a childhood dream world of fantasy castles,” a visitor once remarked, but neglect and u



Ushaiger restored to past glory

Ushaiger, the small village in the northwest of Riyadh, has been restored to its former glory to preserve its heritage and revive ancient customs and lifestyles.



‘Stop, Look, Live’: An ode to Sydney’s public spaces

BICYCLE COURIERS hanging out at the post office, a man who talks to eels and the etiquette of park chess are all part of an Australian exhibition telling the story of so



Libya’s desert ‘pearl’ Ghadames awaits return of tourists

Perched on a low wall in the center of the Libyan desert oasis town of Ghadames, 80-year-old tourist guide Mohammed Ibrahim says he is waiting for the foreign visitors h

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