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Glory and disgrace

Sir Stamford Raffles is best remembered as the founder of modern-day Singapore, but a new exhibition sheds light on less well-known exploits of a man also criticized as a disobedient adventurer and bloodthirsty imperialist.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 17:43:40

New ideas propel China's museums to all new heights

In recent years, people have seen museums in Chinese cities change a lot. What used to be stern and cold institutions have moved closer to people's lives in order to attract more visitors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 18:08:39

Bulgaria's Plovdiv launches capital of culture festivities

The Bulgarian city of Plovdiv was on Saturday inaugurated as one of two ancient cities to share the honor of being a European capital of culture for 2019.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/13 16:43:39

New York City's iconic Chrysler Building goes up for sale

The Chrysler Building, one of the most iconic structures in New York, has been put up for sale by its owners, Emirati investment firm Mubadala and real estate group Tishman Speyer.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 16:53:42

Ice 'flowers' blossom at 'China's Dead Sea'

Ice shaped like blossoming lotus and cute hedgehogs are among the attractions that recently made a salt lake known as "China's Dead Sea" a hot spot in the biting winter of North China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 16:43:40

Wales launches 'Year of Discovery'

Tourism chiefs in Wales on Tuesday launched 2019 as their Year of Discovery to encourage international visitors to discover hidden gems and world-famous attractions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 16:38:40

Japan introduces new departure tax for visitors to bolster tourism drive

Japan on Monday began collecting a departure tax of 1,000 yen ($9) from individual travelers departing the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 16:38:40

Myanmar's state-run airline to link Yangon, China's Chengdu

The state-owned Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) will launch direct scheduled flight from Myanmar's Yangon to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province of China, beginning on Dec. 28, according to the airline on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:33:57

Chinese visitors to Thailand hit 10 million for 1st time

Thailand has announced the arrival of the 10 millionth Chinese visitor in 2018 in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, a milestone for the country's tourism industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 9:49:02

2m tourists expected to visit Lebanon in 2018

Caretaker Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian said on November 29 that the total number of tourists to Lebanon will reach 2 million by the end of this year despite the complicated political situation and the absence of government in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 17:23:40

Tourism and marine parks threaten Thailand's 'people of the sea'

When Sutem Lakkao's grandmother and father died, they were buried much as their ancestors had been: on the beach, close to their beloved boats so they could listen to the waves and watch over the Chao Lay community of fisherfolk in their afterlife.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/6 17:23:40

Travelers giving British pubs much-needed boost

The fortunes and misfortunes of one of Britain's greatest institutions, the public house, was put under the microscope on Monday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 16:08:41

Italian cities trying to find balance between tourism and quality of life

Italian cities are increasingly faced with the dilemma of developing tourism for revenues or offering its residents a high quality of life. Data shows that they cannot have both.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 16:03:40

Photography tourism a new driver for rural revitalization in Anhui Province

With late autumn approaching, numerous domestic and foreign photographers and tourists are flocking to Tachuan village in the city of Huangshan, East China's Anhui Province to photograph the colorful autumn scenery.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 18:13:42

Hot air balloon tours lifting Nepal's tourism industry

When a giant colorful balloon appeared on the ground near the pristine lake of the Fewa Lake in Nepal's most popular tourism destination Pokhara on the morning of November 17, hundreds of people gathered for the unusual scene with excitement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 18:08:43

Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef

A row is raging over Australia's warming-damaged Great Barrier Reef, with firms worried that scientists' apocalyptic warnings are scaring visitors out of the water.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 20:41:06

Sri Lanka president rages over nuts

Sri Lanka's national airline said on Wednesday it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 18:20:52

Castle in the sky

For more and more Chinese tourists who are willing to explore unique scenery rather than follow the traditional routes of grand capitals, the hilltop village of Civita di Bagnoregio in central Italy has become a popular holiday destination.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 18:20:52