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Real Guangxi

Before going to the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in South China, I had already heard of its well-known tourist spots, such as the beautiful Lijiang River and the majestic terraced fields. I had also experienced the local food culture and various rice noodles, which are also popular thousands of miles away. But it was only when I stood on its soil that I understood the mysterious beauty of Guangxi.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 16:33:40

Changsha becomes new tourism magnet for young Chinese

If you love pepper, you have to visit Changsha. If you love shopping, you have to visit Changsha. And if you love milk tea, definitely visit Changsha!
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 16:28:40

Singapore's last village boosts nostalgia tourism

Hidden between the skyscrapers of Singapore's urban jungle sits Kampong Lorong Buangkok – the only surviving traditional village in this modern city-state of 5.7 million people.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/8 14:53:40

Visitors vanish from locked down Madrid

Taxis line up for hours at Madrid airport without picking up a single client while the square outside of the Royal Palace is deserted.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/8 14:48:41

China's dual festivals in eyes of Mozambican student

At the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day party organized by her school, Nilza Adolfo Matiqute, an international student from Mozambique, stood up and grabbed the microphone to sing her favorite Chinese song "Molihua," or jasmine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 14:48:40

Egypt's resorts and ancient sites face tough winter

At the Pyramids of Giza, just a handful of tourists walks among the ancient wonders. Twelve people showed up to admire Luxor's towering colonnades the day it reopened this month. At Egypt's Red Sea resorts, visitor numbers are well below previous years.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/23 17:03:40

Loosening the lockdown

India's famed Taj Mahal and some schools reopened on Monday as authorities pressed ahead with kickstarting the nation's coronavirus-battered economy despite soaring infection numbers.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 16:58:40

Paradise by the Sea

With China's traditional Mid­Autumn Day and National Day holidays combined this year, people in China will have an eight-day vacation, giving them extra time to enjoy themselves following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 16:33:41

Mainland woos Taiwan visitors at tourism expo

Showcasing landscapes and cultural attractions and offering carefully tailored travel packages, travel agencies were actively promoting cross-Straits sightseeing at the Taipei Tourism Expo, though the COVID-19 epidemic is holding back their business.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/3 15:48:40

Brazilian islands bet on virus immunity in novel strategy

Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago 220 miles off Brazil's northeastern coast famous for abundant sea life, pristine beaches and dramatic mountainsides rising above the coast, is trying a novel method for fighting the coronavirus.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/3 15:43:40

With borders closed, S.Africa pins hopes on cash-strapped local tourists

Lisa Krohn's Ashanti Lodge in Cape Town – normally abuzz with backpackers from around the world – today sits largely empty, a sign of how the pandemic has crushed South Africa's tourist industry.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/3 15:41:40

Stranded Japanese couple become Cape Verde envoys

A pair of Japanese honeymooners stranded in Cape Verde by the coronavirus pandemic have been named unlikely ambassadors for the tropical paradise's Olympic team at next year's Tokyo Games.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 14:53:41

Seeking a way to survive

When Deniz Tas reopened his 660-room hotel on Turkey's sparkling Aegean coast in July, he had only a modest goal - to break even for the rest of a tourist season devastated by the coronavirus lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 14:53:40

COVID-19 pandemic hit Indian resort turns swimming pool into fish farm

A luxury resort in southern India has turned its swimming pool into a fish farm to stop the business sinking amid the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 10:33:40

French holidaymakers take up slack as vacation season like no other kicks off

French resorts and holiday destinations are buzzing at the height of the season despite the pandemic but, with foreigners staying away and the shadow of the coronavirus looming large, this is no ordinary summer.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/20 16:43:44

Peril at port

Generators hum loudly in the background as a tour boat bobs past a towering vessel filled with ship fuel, anchored in Algoa Bay, a stone's throw away from the world's largest breeding colony of African penguins.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/20 16:43:41

Preveza bets on small scale tourism to overcome virus

Yannis Yovanos scans the waters of the Ambracian Gulf with his binoculars for dolphins shooting into the air before curving back down into the sea.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 16:18:40

Italian cruise ships to sail again in high-stakes gamble

Italy's cruise industry is preparing to sail again in Mediterranean waters, hoping to help jumpstart the country's economy while restoring the reputation of the beleaguered global sector.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 16:13:40