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Australia, Britain and France issue travel advisories due to Kenyan riots

The Kenyan tourism sector is at crossroads yet again following insecurity incidents at the Kenyan coast long regarded as the country's bastion of tourism activities.

London riots hit home

LONDON, England (eTN) - We had watched the late TV news and were shocked by the images of looting, arson, street battles, and general mayhem engulfing swathes of north, east, and south London.

VisitBritain pulls advertisement video due to riots

Visit Britain, the UK's tourism authority, has pulled a video promoting Britain with the tag line "You're Invited" from adverts running alongside BBC iPlayer programmes overseas.

Greece: From the point of view of a Greek

Greece has indeed received very bad publicity in the last year because of its ailing economy. You know everybody is asking about Greece and the current situation.

Greece has a silver lining – it is called tourism

Greece’s ongoing multi-level clashes over its economic woes have caught the world’s attention anew.

Deadly social unrest unmasks Tunisian economic miracle

A tiny wedge of land hugging North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, sun-baked Tunisia is a tourist’s paradise offering sea, sand, ancient Roman ruins, modern spas – or just the simple charm of sipp

Ban urges restrain and dialogue amid escalating violence in Tunisia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged restraint after deadly riots and violent clashes between Tunisian security forces and protesters reportedly claimed at least 14 lives in recent days.

Riot in Australian Outback prompts tourist warning

SYDNEY - Riot followed the stabbing death of a local man in an Aboriginal settlement prompted warnings for tourists in Australia's Outback.

President Carolos Papoulias: Greece stands on the edge of the abyss

ATHENS, Greece – Rioting over harsh austerity measures left three people dead in a torched Athens bank and clouds of tear gas drifting past parliament, in an outburst of anger that underlined the lo

Xinjiang tourism drops 26.6% after riot

URUMQI - The number of domestic tourists to China's far western Xinjiang region slumped 26.6 percent year on year to 1.3 million during the National Day holiday, local authorities said Saturday.

Government says tourists are safe in Uganda

KAMPALA - The Ugandan government on Wednesday said the country is safe for tourists, despite last week' s riots that left 15 people dead, scores injured and property destroyed.

Riots rock Kampala

Riots broke out and gunshots rang across the city center on Thursday, before clouds of teargas fired by police engulfed the unruly protesters in Kampala yesterday, as political incitement once again t

Group trips to Xinjiang suspended

URUMQI - About 1,450 tourist groups have canceled scheduled trips to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as of Wednesday in the wake of the deadly riots in the regional capital Urumqi, a tourism official

Ethnic strife is spread by mobs in Western China

URUMQI, China – Sobbing Muslim women scuffled with riot police, and Chinese men wielding steel pipes, meat cleavers and sticks rampaged through the streets Tuesday as ethnic tensions worsened in Chi

Taiwanese tourist groups in Xinjiang are safe, unaffected by riots

Ninety-one Taiwanese tourists currently in western China's Xinjiang province were safe after riots erupted in the capital city of Urumqi Sunday night and reportedly left 140 people dead and 828 others

Tourists leave Guadeloupe after being stranded due to riots

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe — Tourists trapped by violent protests on this French Caribbean island began leaving Thursday after a third night of mayhem when rioters fired at police, stormed a city hall,

Shoppers flee as police, youths clash in Athens

ATHENS, Greece – Masked youths set up burning barricades and threw fire bombs and chunks of marble at riot police Thursday, after a protest march erupted into new fighting that sent Christmas shoppe

Months after riots, Tibet tourism still suffering

Beijing - Tourists are continuing to give Tibet a miss, more than six months after deadly rioting in the regional capital of Lhasa, China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday.

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Haiti’s tourism dreams deferred by riots

MILOT, Haiti - The tour guides were waiting with bony, undersized horses to carry travelers to Haiti's historic Citadelle Laferriere, one of the most impressive mountaintop fortresses in the world. The tourism minister was waiting, bound proposals in hand, for an international donors conference to secure money to turn the impoverished country into the Caribbean's next vacation hotspot.

Tourism, an economic lifeline for many, plunges in Tibetan areas after...

XIAHE, China - Labrang, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery famed for its sacred scriptures and paintings, was nearly deserted over the May Day holiday. A few pilgrims in traditional robes turned prayer wheels. Several young monks kicked a soccer ball on a dirt field.

Authorities say Tibet tourism to suffer temporary hit following protests

BEIJING - Tibet's fast-growing tourist industry will suffer a temporary setback from last week's Lhasa riot as authorities struggle to rehabilitate damaged infrastructure, an official said Wednesday. China imposed a ban on tour groups last week and has not said when they would again be permitted, according to travel agents.

‘Chinese beaten mercilessly’ – tourists. So, what really happened in Tibet?

Rampaging Tibetan youths stoned and beat Chinese people in the Tibetan capital and set ablaze stores but now calm has returned after a military clampdown, say tourists emerging from the Himalayan region. "It was an explosion of anger against the Chinese and Muslims by the Tibetans,'' 19-year-old Canadian John Kenwood said, describing an orgy of violence that swept the ancient city of Lhasa.

Riots dampen Tibet tourism

LHASA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Taxi driver Shen Lianhe found the only business on the first day back at work after the Lhasa unrest was to take tourists to the railway station. "They were leaving Tibet," said Shen. "The chaos begins just about the time when tourism starts to revive after the off-season, and now everyone's gone and I don't know when they are coming back."

Tourists warned to stay away amid Kenya unrest

(eTN) - Foreign tourists were warned Monday to avoid non-essential travel to Kenya amid deadly poll violence, while tour operators called off local excursions for travellers already there, officials said.