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North Korea invites English-speakers to teach tourist guides
English speakers have a unique chance to peek behind the Iron Curtain of the world’s most secretive country. North Korea has introduced a new program, which will see foreigners providing training for local tourist guides.

22.01.2015 07:04

​China to create ‘naughty list’ of unruly travelers
Following repeated complaints over the behavior of Chinese tourists abroad, authorities have decided to create a national database of unruly travelers. Those placed on the list may face problems when trying to book tickets or make reservations.

17.01.2015 20:07

Would-be ISS space tourist Sarah Brightman comes to Russia for Star City boot camp
Phantom of the Opera star and the world’s best-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, is set to start her training routine at Russia’s Star City before a 10-day journey into space. The September trip will cost the singer $52 million.

15.01.2015 11:16

United, Orbitz sue 22yo entrepreneur over ‘hidden-city ticketing’ search engine
A major US airline and its partner travel website are suing a small start-up founded by a 22yo which helps travelers ‘hack’ airfares by finding so-called ‘hidden-city’ fares. United Airlines and Orbitz are seeking $75,000 in damages from lost revenue.

30.12.2014 21:10

‘US-Cuba relations: no return possible to pre-revolution state of affairs’
It’s impossible to go back to a trusting relationship between America and Cuba until there is respect for Cuban sovereignty and can respectfully talks on how to resolve economic disputes, Gloria La Riva, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, told RT.

24.12.2014 11:02

En-suite bear: French zoo offers tourists a room next to polar bear enclosure
In an attempt to attract more visitors to animal parks, a zoo in France has launched a service, offering guests to stay in a lodge next to the park's furry inhabitants. At quite a bearable price, the project aims to help renovate animals' living spaces.

19.12.2014 14:05

UK sees luxury property, cheap travel bonanza in ruble crisis
As the ruble falls into a tailspin, air fares between the UK and Russia have dropped to an all-time low. Return tickets from London Gatwick and Manchester to Moscow are now selling at £50.

18.12.2014 11:10

​‘Alcohol lobby’ is hijacking government policy – UK scientists
The ‘alcohol lobby’ is hijacking government policy and preventing both Britain and Australia from addressing the amount of unhealthy drinking, experts have warned.

10.12.2014 16:08

#BlackFriday: Brits react to manic sales shopping
It isn’t even December yet, but for thousands of Brits it’s time to shop till you drop, as annual ‘Black Friday’ sales take place across the globe.

28.11.2014 11:01

New world-record Sochi swing is like jumping off 60-story building
The world’s biggest swing – 170 meters - is now in Sochi, after A.J.Hackett, the man who first commercialized bungee jumping, opened his latest resort in the Black Sea city, which is trying to position itself as a world tourism center.

23.11.2014 16:56

Worm lives in British man’s brain for 4 years
A British man has become the first person in the country to be diagnosed with a rare tapeworm in his brain. The worm was discovered after the 50-year-old man complained about headaches and strange smells.

21.11.2014 13:26

‘Dirty, rotten, stinking hovel run by Muppets’: Couple fined £100 over ‘bad’ hotel review
After an unsatisfactory stay at a hotel, a British couple took to the internet to vent their frustrations. Result: in addition to the £36 they paid for the room, they were also slapped with a £100 for violating the inn’s policy on leaving a ‘bad review’.

19.11.2014 08:58