North Korea: Can UK tourists go on holiday there – and would you want to go?

North Korea attracts very few tourists. Only an estimated 5,000 Westerners visit the nominally communist state every year through tourism agencies. In fact, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advise against all but essential travel to North Korea. Those hoping to visit the country – ruled by Kim Jong-un – are normally part of an organised […]

Barbados introduces tax that could cost tourists more than £200 extra – starting next WEEK

Barbados has introduced the tourist tax on hotels for any visitor visiting the island. The tourist tax will cost between $ 2.50 (£1.90) and $ 10 (£7.55) per room per night. This could mean that a family who stays in two rooms for two weeks could be charged an extra £210 for their visit. The […]

This Chinese Resort Island Is Lifting Internet Censors for Tourists

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Beware: Tourists Are Getting Arrested For Taking Risky Volcano Selfies In Hawaii

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WATCH: Tourists left terrified after stroking lion during safari – only for this to happen

The viral video, posted by Wildlife Sightings, capture the moment a group of tourists experienced a safari trip in Tanzania. Using a jeep to drive through, they travel through the Serengeti National Park by vehicle. The group of tourists film the experience as they drive past a group of lions. With the window open, one […]

Cruise news: Cuba to triple cruise ship capacity in bid to welcome more tourists

Cuba has made a deal with the world’s largest cruise port operator, Global Ports Holding, to triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024. The cruising industry is enormous in the Caribbean but Cuba has yet to fully capitalise on this. The number of cruise passengers visit the island is set to […]

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 […]

Holidays 2018: Alternative city break destinations to Venice – WITHOUT the tourists

Italy: The best alternatives to Venice without the tourists Thu, June 14, 2018 The best Italian alternatives to Venice without the tourists in Italy. Getty Images 1 of 5 Bergamo – Located in the Lombardy region, it lies in the foothills of the Bergamo Alps Venice, one of the most romantic places in Italy, has […]

Five BEST secret beaches revealed – stunning quiet spots where you can escape tourists

Beach holidays are some of the most popular summer breaks for Britons, but if you’re looking to escape the crowds, sands packed with sunbathers can be a nightmare. Here are the top beaches in the world… that tourists don’t know about. A new study from overseas travel site, Internationalliving.com has unveiled five of the best […]