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Roaming through a natural wonderland in Hunan

The southeastern province of Hunan is probably best known for its spicy food. Its main city, Changsha, is notable mainly for being a transportation hub, in other words the type of place you only travel through on the way to neighboring provinces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 20:55:03

Autumn scenery of Huma County in NE China's Heilongjiang

Photo taken on Sept. 20, 2017 shows the autumn senery in Huma County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 10:05:16

Autumn scenery of Hulun Buir in N China's Inner Mongolia

Photo taken on Sept. 20, 2017 shows the forests in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 8:28:41

Blooming ottelia acuminata floats on river in S China's Guangxi

Photo taken on Sept. 20, 2017 shows the blooming ottelia acuminata on Chengjiang River in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Ottelia acuminata is an aquatic species endemic to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 8:24:45

Aerial view of paddy fields in SW China's Guizhou

Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2017 shows the paddy fields in Yunwu Township of Guiding County, southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:40:22

Floriade 2017 held in Canberra, Australia

Photo taken on Sept. 17, 2017 shows the flowers on the Floriade 2017 at Canberra's Commonwealth Park, Australia. This year's Floriade will held from Sept. 16 to Oct. 15.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:37:58

Glass bridge under maintenance before tourist peak

Workers check and replace glass on a glass walkway, suspended 180 meters in the air, in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in Pingjiang County, Central China's Hunan Province, Sept. 18, 2017. Authorities at the park ensure a comprehensive check of the glass-bottomed bridge is conducted to prepare for peak tourist numbers during the National Day holiday from Oct. 1 to 8.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/9/19 13:36:09

Packed with tourists, Ibiza struggles to house locals

Gabriel Alberto Andrade has lived in a van for a year, unable to pay for a home in Spain's Ibiza where rental prices have shot up as mass tourism takes its toll on locals.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/15 5:03:40

Morocco tourists make tracks on 007's 'desert express'

Edouard Kunz knows timekeeping is important but the former Swiss watch precision mechanic admits that James Bond's Oriental Desert Express in remote eastern Morocco never runs on schedule.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/15 5:03:40

World tourism numbers post huge rise

International tourist numbers grew 6.4 percent in the first half of 2017, the strongest half-year figures in seven years, with Mediterranean destinations posting double-digit growth, the UN World Tourism Organization said on September 8.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/15 5:03:40

Spain's Balearic Islands to double tourist tax amid backlash

Spain's Balearic Islands will hike tourist taxes on visitors to the Mediterranean archipelago from 2018, with the average doubling to three euros ($3.60) per person amid growing unease among local residents over the effects of mass tourism.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/8 5:03:41

Rooftop tours offer fresh look at Saint Petersburg

Standing on a roof in central Saint Petersburg, Marta Granadeiro gasped as she watched the statues on the Hermitage Museum's facade gleam in the sunset.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/8 5:03:41

Cambodia's homegrown 'Bamboo Train' soon to be replaced

With a wooden platform ­jerry-rigged to a small engine, Cambodia's one-of-a-kind "Bamboo Train" delights tourists as it clatters through bucolic countryside - but its days are numbered as the Southeast Asian nation plans a railways overhaul.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/8 5:03:41

China Eastern Airlines announces daily flights to Australian city of Brisbane

One of China's leading airlines, China Eastern Airlines, announced Thursday it will begin a daily flight from Shanghai to the Australian city of Brisbane in the state of Queensland.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 11:34:58

Scenery of Nam Ngum Lake in Laos

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 4, 2017 shows the view at Nam Ngum Lake, in Vientiane province, Laos.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 10:27:42

Park scenery after rain in Yangzhou, E China's Jiangsu

Lotus flowers are seen after rain at a park in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 6, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 10:16:45

Ryanair to lower checked bag fees to reduce delays

Ryanair on Wednesday announced new reduced checked bag fees and increased check-in bag sizes to encourage more customers to check in bags.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 7:56:37

Qantas flight returns to Dubai due to technical hitch

A Qantas Airbus A380 flight was forced to return shortly after taking off from Dubai International Airport Wednesday morning due to a technical problem, the daily Gulf news reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 7:56:19