Hell’s Angels? The motorcycle crew bringing tourism back to Pakistan

Marco Ferrarese August 21, 2018 Share this article In the mesmerizing mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan, a young adventure tour company is doing all it can to bring tourists back to Pakistan. Marco Ferrarese goes full-throttle. I’m riding a mean 150cc Suzuki along a barren strip of rocks and sand that most would never dare to call […]

Abu Dhabi slashes tourism fees – what does this mean for UK tourists?

Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates – has reduced tourism fees from six per cent to just 3.5 per cent. These are the fees applied to hotel stays and dining at food and beverage outlets attached to hotels. Municipality fees have also been cut from four per cent to two per cent – hotel guests have to pay […]

Top North Korean defector who said Kim Jong Un’s ‘days are numbered’ predicts the leader will never give up nukes, will open his borders to tourism

Drew Angerer/Getty Images A former top North Korean official believes North Korea will not agree to a US request for a “complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization.” Thae Yong Ho, North Korea’s former deputy ambassador to the UK, said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not loosen his grip on nuclear weapons. The defector said the […]

Venice to ban new takeaway food shops opening in the city – as mass tourism continues

Venice has attempted to tackle the problem of over-tourism with a ban on food takeaway shops from opening for three years. Many tourists choose to buy from the takeaways as they explore the city and its historical sights. This, in turn, causes a large amount of litter to plague the small city. It has also […]

New Shepard flies again, bringing suborbital space tourism closer

Enlarge / Blue Origin’s New Shepard booster lands after the system’s eighth flight. (credit: Blue Origin webcast) Blue Origin flew its New Shepard system for the eighth time on Sunday, launching from West Texas at about noon local time. During the 10-minute flight, the capsule reached a record height of 107 kilometers, and both the […]

Airbnb just opened an ‘Office of Healthy Tourism’

In a bid to counteract tourist saturation in major cities around the world, Airbnb is opening a new global Office of Healthy Tourism. The move is designed to bring the economic benefits of tourism to small businesses and local residents in destinations off the beaten track, while lessening the burden on popular holiday hotspots. The […]

Mexico’s tourism minister says Mexico should follow the US’s example and start legalizing marijuana

Thomson Reuters MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Taking a lead from the US, Mexico should allow states to begin legalizing marijuana while broader efforts are in limbo, a senior government official said, as the country seeks ways to tackle record gang violence. Tourism Minister Enrique de la Madrid, confronting rising lawlessness in and around the resort […]

Could we really have commercial space tourism by 2020?

Share this article How close are we really to space travel? Our featured contributor Lola Akinmade Åkerström talks to Space Nation, a company that’s researching both space tourism and how space technology can help us on Earth. Thanks to Google, it can often feel like there are no mysterious places left on earth to explore—and […]