Germany rated as safest tourism destination

Germany, one of the most visited countries in the world, has been rated by Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Reports as the safest travel destination worldwide.

Florence: City of arts, history and luxury

Florence is an open-air museum that grew more beautiful over the centuries. You can find masterworks of arts, architecture and see them up so close that you can almost touch them.

Chinese tourists make a splash in the Maldives

The travelers pouring off flight LV199 from Shanghai into the international airport of the Maldives, many dressed in designer labels, are an unmissable sign of China’s interest in the far-flung archip

Riyadh’s Masmak Fort becoming popular tourist destination

Masmak Fort in Riyadh has become a model for modern museums in the Kingdom since its revamping by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) in 2012.

London’s wonderful green parks

Parks are known as the lungs of a city, providing cool breathing space and a refuge away from the office, the shops, the apartment and the traffic.

UK woman attempting solo row reaches Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska: A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean Monday, arriving in Adak in Alaska’s Aleutians after 150 days at sea.

New Zealand airline plans Antarctic ice landings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: New Zealand’s flagship airline plans to fly planes to Antarctica that pilots would land on an ice runway.

Old prisons cater to curious tourists

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: Halfway through a tour of the bleak, deserted Missouri State Penitentiary — notorious in its day for assaults, murders and gas chamber executions

The other face of Rome

Rome is a city filled with history and culture. It is called “The Eternal City” because it was founded in 753 BC and is still alive today.

Al-Jouf heritage to be documented

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) on Monday launched the 20th version of the tourist media convoy to document the antiquities and rich cultural heritage of Al-Jouf Province.

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