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No more bikinis and Speedos at UAE beaches

Tourists are being warned to cover up on certain public beaches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or face a fine for showing too much skin.

Goa bans drinking in public – where will the Russians and...

PANAJI, Goa - Tourists drinking in public or littering on beaches and tourist spots will face trouble soon, as the government has decided to crack the whip against offenders.

Heard enough of the election? Consider a sunny getaway

Blaring ads, arguments with co-workers, family and (former) Facebook friends.

Safe coastal tourism a priority says World Committee on Tourism Ethics

The eleventh meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics closed in Rome, Italy, on July 13, with calls to make “Safe Coastal Tourism” a priority in coastal destinations worldwide.

Top 10 US beaches for families announced

PENNINGTON, N.J. - The annual list of the "Best U.S. Beaches for Families." has been announced by Family Vacation Critic site.

Oil spill continues to threaten New Zealand’s tourist beaches

Popular tourist beaches in northern New Zealand have been closed after oil leaking from a stranded cargo ship began washing up on the shore.

21st annual vacation beach water quality report released

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to plague America’s beaches, contributing to 4,215 closing and advisory days in Hawaii and the second-highest num

Spain comes out top in Blue Flag Awards

NEWCASTLE, England - The Blue Flag Programme has awarded its prestigious "Blue Flag" recognition to 603 of Spain's best beaches - the Canary Islands alone have been awarded 38, an increase on 2010's n

Goa tourism downplays tar ball effect

Trying to troubleshoot any possible damage to the industry vis-à-vis blackening of beaches due to tar balls, the state tourism industry has downplayed the incident terming it as an annual phenomenon.

World’s most bizarre beaches

While the words beach vacation usually call to mind a tropical white-sand beach studded with palm trees and lapped by turquoise waters, the truth is that the world's beaches come in all shapes and siz

Destination news: Top 10 US beaches to mix sun, surf and...

Seeking out sun, surf, and sand is an easy enough task, but is it possible to stir seclusion into the mix, too? Our editors say “shore”!

China’s oil spill empties Yellow Sea beaches

BEIJING – China's largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than

Hundreds of dead penguins washing up on the beaches of Brazil

SAO PAULO – Hundreds of penguins that apparently starved to death are washing up on the beaches of Brazil, worrying scientists who are still investigating what's causing them to die.

Destination news: Florida faces tough task of luring tourists back

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — Efforts to cap the oil well are under way.

Florida braced for damage to tourism

Floridians have found frisbee-sized oil clumps along Pensacola Beach, as the state braced itself for damage to its tourism and fishing industries from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil spill from damaged tanker prompts Singapore to close beaches

SINGAPORE – Singapore closed beaches along 7.2 kilometers (4.5 miles) of its east coast as an oil spill from a damaged tanker continued to spread Thursday.

Seychelles beaches again voted the best in the world

Seychelles has again appeared top of the list of the world’s beaches, with the famous La Digue beach being voted top by from Germany.

Ghana cleaning it’s beaches to attract visitors

The decision by the management of Zoom Lion to set up a subsidiary company called Zoil Ghana Limited with the main objective of keeping Ghana's coastlines clean is a laudable plan that must be support

Sharks are fear factor for Cape Cod tourism

In the movie "Jaws," a solitary great white prowls the coastal waters of a beach town, terrorizing locals.

Goa’s pristine beaches threatened by coastal erosion

PANAJI, India — India's resort state of Goa has been hit by several setbacks in the last 18 months, including high-profile crime and the knock-on effects of Islamist extremist attacks up the coast i

Hitting the beach in Sweden

Swedes are well-known for migrating in their droves to winter sun destinations, but in the summer many of them choose to stay put, in the knowledge that their own beaches, weather and unexpectedly tem

Agoda gets back to beaches: top 10 shorelines in APAC

Agoda returns to the serene and pristine beaches of the Asia Pacific with its top 10 beaches that you must experience.

World’s 10 most secluded sands

Pauline Frommer, 42, remembers first visiting Cancun as a seventh-grader when her father, Arthur, author of the famous Frommer Travel Guides — reported on the coastal city's very first hotel.

Jellyfish gone wild ruin tourist spots

Huge swarms of stinging jellyfish and similar slimy animals are ruining beaches in Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, Australia and elsewhere, U.S. researchers reported on Friday.

Welsh tourism chiefs misplace beaches

Wales’ tourism promotion body Visit Wales have been forced to apologise after mistakenly placing three Gower beaches in Pembrokeshire in a guide.

You don’t see these on tourism brochures

Black, slimy blobs are showing up by the dozens on Florida beaches. They're called Sea Hares. Biologists say they're harmless and perfectly natural this time of year.