Philippines target more Saudi tourists

The catchy “It’s more fun in the Philippines” promotional scheme launched by Philippine Airlines (PAL) to attract tourists seems to be paying off, particularly with PAL poised to resume flights to the

GCC countries will soon have unified tourist visa

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is moving toward a single visa for tourists in the region, a GCC official said recently.

Unrest deals blow to Egypt hospitality sector

Heshmat Youssef used to make a decent living sailing foreign tourists down Egypt’s Nile River. Since political unrest flared, business has dried up faster than water in the desert.

Ceausescu execution site opened to promote ‘dictator tourism’

The grim barracks where Romania’s brutal communist despot Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed are to be opened to the public in the latest bid to boost “dictator tourism.”

Bull fights help ease Bosnia’s ethnic divisions

Their owners waged a bloody inter-ethnic war but when it comes to the sport of giant bull fighting and especially its grandest event, the Corrida of Cevljanovici, there are “no nationalities” in Bosni

Underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium

Fakieh Aquarium is the first in the Kingdom to show the beauty of the underwater world with information.

After years of neglect, Venezuela tries to win over tourists

Boasting the highest waterfall in the world, nearly deserted Caribbean islands and dense jungles with ocean views, Venezuela has everything a tourist could want — except the tourists are not coming.

Haute-couture hiking in South Korea

If you want to go hiking in South Korea, you’re going to have to spend a substantial amount of money on stand-out designer gear if you want to blend in.

Onaiza man turns house into museum

Fahd Al-Salhi from Onaiza, Qassim, has turned an old clay building he bought to use as a rest house for his family into a museum.The museum receives visitors from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Imperial name to St. Petersburg station reinstated

MOSCOW: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has reinstated the imperial name of a train station outside Saint Petersburg that is used by tens of thousands of tourists visiting the former palaces of

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