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North Korea’s Tourism Ambitions Cloud Trump-Kim Summit

The looming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday has the potential to open up global tourism and foreign investment to North Korea, with little prospect of any profits reaching the North Korean people.

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Barcelona Residents Protest Unchecked Growth of Mass Tourism

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Around a hundred Barcelona residents gathered on Saturday along the Spanish city’s beach to protest the unchecked growth of mass tourism to the popular vacation destination. They argue that the influx of tourists has increased the

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2017: Tourism to Israel Hits All Time High

Tourism to Israel has reached an all-time high, with 1.74 million tourists arriving in the first six months of 2017, a 26-percent increase from the same time last year.

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Once Moderate, the Islamic Maldives Turning Radical Putting Tourists in Danger

After the disappearance of one journalist and the murder of a second, government officials of the once moderate Islamic Maldives island chain are worried that radical Islam is growing in strength, putting at risk the lives of millions of western tourists who go there to soak up the tropical paradise.

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Record Number of Tourists in Israel Last Month

May 2017 set a monthly record for the number of tourists arriving in Israel. Since the start of 2017, tourism has infused $2.18 billion into the Israeli economy, according to figures published Thursday by Israel’s Tourism Ministry.

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Netanyahu Announces Five-Year Jerusalem Development Plan

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a five-year Jerusalem development plan during a special cabinet meeting held in the Western Wall tunnels in honor of the 50th anniversary since the unification of the capital since the Six Day War.