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The Empire State Building to celebrate 80th anniversary on May 1,...

NEW YORK - The Empire State Building (ESB), the world's most famous office building, will celebrate its 80th anniversary on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Site and IMEX America planning ahead for October 2011 in Las...

During this year's Site International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, hundreds of delegates heard more details about the co-location of the 2011 Site Conference with IMEX America in Las Vegas -

Officials: Qasr al-Yahud baptismal site safe for bathing

Despite recent claims of pollution, test results show waters of Qasr al-Yahud baptismal site - where Jesus is believed to have been baptized – safe for bathing.

Destination news: Site of Jesus’ baptism could be off-limits to visitors

The site where tradition holds Jesus was baptized is in danger of being declared off-limits to pilgrims because of pollution in the Jordan River.

Babylon: Preserving invaluable historic site or making money off it?

BABYLON, Iraq – A U.S.-funded program to restore the ruins of Iraq's ancient city of Babylon is threatened by a dispute among Iraqi officials over whether the priority should be preserving the site

UNESCO World Heritage site burns down in Kampala

The Kasubi Tombs, where several of the late Kings of Buganda are laid to rest and which was a focal point for tourists and the kingdom’s subjects for visits, burned down last night.

EMBRATUR launches world’s first location-based map and video site

SAO PAULO - The Brazilian Tourist Board, EMBRATUR, announced today along with Google Brazil, the world's first Google/YouTube brand channel uniquely combining videos and Google maps to provide an inte

Tourists flocking to erupting Mayon Volcano

Thousands of local and international tourists and scientists have been flocking to Albay province in the Philippines to view the ongoing eruption of the Mayon Volcano, which forced the evacuation of 5

Movie map helps UK visitors plan Sherlock Holmes-themed adventures

Tourists are being encouraged to embark on their own mystery adventure ahead of the launch of the new Sherlock Holmes film.

Tourists flock to the site of Amadou Diallo’s death

The Bronx street where police fired 41 shots at an unarmed black man in 1999 has become an unlikely tourist attraction, according to the Daily News.

Tourists flock to site where Islamic militant made last stand

Until his death in a police shoot-out last month he was South-East Asia’s most wanted man; an Islamic militant responsible for countless atrocities and hundreds of deaths.

Bruce Lee Hong Kong home to be saved as tourist site

HONG KONG - A philanthropic bid by a Hong Kong tycoon to preserve the one-time residence of kung fu legend Bruce Lee and transform it into a major tourist attraction honouring the film icon was approv

Wreck of Titanic sister ship finds new destiny as tourist attraction

Nearly 92 years have elapsed since Captain Charles Bartlett, standing in his pyjamas on the bridge of the biggest vessel in the world, the HMHS Britannic, gave the call to abandon ship.

Protests as tourists flood site of Solzhenitsyn’s novel

Solovetsky Islands, Russia - It may be an awesome photo: the soaring cupolas of the monastery rise from Russia's White Sea just as Alexander Solzhenitsyn described them, but snap-happy tourists at the

Abu Dhabi sponsors run for tourism young leaders

ABUDHABI (August 6, 2008) - The UAE capital’s name was in the spotlight in the unusual venue of New York’s Central Park when Abu Dhabi sponsored a breakfast and fun run of over 60 Incentive Touri

Public Chamber wants to curtail Solovki tourism

A group of scholars and public figures is petitioning for a special status for the Solovetsky Islands - revered in Russia as the home of a monastery and the site of the Soviet Union's first prison cam

US launches holiday snaps website

The five million British and Irish people who visit the US every year can now upload their holiday snaps onto a new official tourism website.

‘Armenia’s Stonehenge’ opens as tourist site

YEREVAN - Authorities in southern Armenia have opened a 5,000-year-old prehistoric monument dubbed "the Armenian Stonehenge," but known locally as Carahunge, as a tourist site.The monument, located some 200 km (124 miles) away from the capital, Yerevan, consists of over 200 shaped stones, some bearing smooth angled holes of 4 to 5cm in diameter, directed at different points at the sky.

New York Cruise Site Unravels Cruise Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y. — A new web site, Cruising From New York (www.CruisingFromNewYork.com), providing all the information travelers need to plan a cruise from the three New York area ports, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty (Bayonne), N.J. was launched today by Anne Campbell, a veteran cruise industry journalist.