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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.