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Chinese tourist sites increase ticket prices sparking outrage

At least 12 national tourist attractions have raised their ticket prices ahead of next month's Labour Day holiday, with some prices even doubling, sparking a public backlash.

Unorthodox tourist attractions becoming a major trend

With an almost endless number of reasons to visit an even vaster array of holiday destinations, tourist boards have continually looked to find, if not create, new and unique reasons to attract wealthy

Celebrating 500th anniversary of Florida’s discovery by European explorers

From plastic flamingos to freshly squeezed orange juice to consistent balmy temps, Florida has a lot going for it. If you are looking for an excuse to visit, 2013 is the year to do it.

Florida’s parks welcoming new and exciting attractions

LONDON, England - Florida's theme parks have been delighting holidaymakers for decades, and Disney World tickets continue to be a hugely popular choice for those in search of fun in the sun.

Qatar attracting many tourists from Gulf Cooperation Council countries

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar has become one of the main tourist destinations for families in the GCC, many of whom like to spend their weekends in the country.

Five US spots where mermaids are making a big splash

Mythical mermaids have fascinated humans for centuries, and alluring creatures in bikini tops and fish tails seem to be keeping the love alive.

North Korea hopes to attract more Chinese tourists

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is improving its infrastructure in the hope of attracting more Chinese tourists, which show Pyongyang's desire to tap into China's booming tourism market, acc

Chinese Golden Week tourists leave mountains of garbage behind

The multitudes of tourists who spent their eight-day holiday celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day visiting the country's scenic spots, overwhelmed the ability of sanitation workers to cope

China’s tourist attractions slash ticket prices before Golden Week holidays

BEIJING, China - More tourist attractions nationwide have slashed ticket prices before the eight-day Golden Week holidays, the National Development and Reform Commission said on Saturday.

Seven compelling reasons to visit Melbourne

It may not be scenic and showy like Sydney, Australia's biggest city, but Melbourne is arguably the most rewarding of all Down Under urban destinations.

Good time to explore Jakarta’s tourist attractions

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Now that the capital city is deserted, it’s a good time to explore Jakarta’s tourist attractions which seize the moment to offer a slew of entertainment and extravagant shows

Postcard-perfect English towns and villages are tourist favorites for good reason

LONDON, England - They are gems in the nation's tourist crown, honeypots beloved of day-trippers and artists, and derided by gritty novelists.

Eight hotels worth seeing

Check in to any nice hotel, and the concierge will be more than happy to recommend or reserve a tour of the area.

Hot air balloon events that will take your breath away

Ever since the Montgolfier brothers launched the first manned hot air balloon flight in France in 1783, enterprising balloonists have capitalized on our fascination with open-air flight by offering ri

Venture beyond Olympic Stadium and find the real British Isles

London may be the center of attention this summer, but venture beyond the Olympic Stadium and you'll find the real British Isles, a world of ancient thatched cottages, monumental castles, elegant univ

In Japan summer means fireworks

For many Japanese, summer means fireworks. During the summer, almost every weekend throughout Tokyo and Japan there are large fireworks displays.

American riverfront towns worth seeing

It's almost beach time! But the beach isn't the only way to cool off. After decades of decline and neglect, cities across America are embracing their riverbanks—and the results are refreshing.

Glasgow welcomes London 2012 Olympic Games

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, will play host to eight Olympic football matches this summer.

Seychelles to host Zikanzil Music Festval in May, “Mind, Spirit and...

The Seychelles will host their first ever international music festival Zikanzil next week.

Avoiding costly and exhausting mistakes during Hawaiian vacation

Looking to get to Hawaii without blowing your son's college fund? Want to experience the islands but not sure when to go?

London to shut down iconic Trafalgar Square fountains

London’s iconic Trafalgar Square fountains will be switched off over the summer to comply with the strict hosepipe ban.

Bali guide: What, where and how

Many would argue that Bali is a paradise lost. It isn’t. It’s just evolved.

Visitors spent record £17.7 billion in Great Britain

Britain's place as a world-class destination has been cemented with the news that foreign visitors spent a record £17.7bn last year - an average of £580 per trip.

10 quirkiest New Year’s Eve celebrations in America

NEWTON, Mass. - 10 of the top quirkiest New Year's Eve celebrations in the United States have been announced today.

Abu Dhabi Tourism looking for Emirati staff in Al Gharbia

AL GHARBIA - As new tourism ventures have sprung up across Al Gharbia in recent years - from the Qasr Al Sarab resort to the camel festival - they have sometimes struggled to find good, qualified Emir

Peru climbs Country Brand Index rankings

LIMA, Peru – PromPerú, the Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board, recently announced that the FutureBrand 2011-2012 Country Brand Index has indicated that Peru has moved up three spots to number

Minister: Kashmir to unveil 22 new tourist destinations

Srinagar - Maintaining that Geo-climatic conditions of Jammu and Kashmir are best suited for conventional tourism, the Minister for Tourism and Culture Mr.

Archaeological sites in Egypt to open soon

During his meeting with Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, Zahi Hawass, Minister of State for Antiquities, reviewed the Ministry’s work for the coming weeks.

Brunei aims to showcase its unique collection of Islamic artefacts

Bandar Seri Begawan - Tourism has always been deemed a strong front-runner in Brunei's ambition towards economic diversification and the Abode of Peace's palate for such an endeavour has expanded to i