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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.

Chinese tourists take photos of North Korea from the Broken Bridge at the Chinese border city of Dandong in China's northeast Liaoning province, opposite the North Korean town of Sinuiju on September 4, 2017. China said on September 4 it had lodged an official protest with its ally North Korea …

Martel: The Value of Calling a Shithole a ‘Shithole’

In a news cycle full of poverty, war, political intrigue, and all the usual torment, America’s media have wasted valuable time this week debating the value of President Donald Trump’s use of a bad word.

A general view taken on July 13, 2015 shows Saudi women walking in the restored historical Al-Bureji area in the UNESCO World Heritage Atturaif district on the outskirts of Riyadh, which is part of a major development project shepherded by Saudi King Salman. The heart of the 750 million riyal …

Saudi Arabia to Launch Tourist Visas in Early 2018

Saudi Arabia will begin issuing tourist visas in the first quarter of 2018, its top tourism official said, a first for the kingdom as it undergoes major economic and social reforms.

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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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Saudi Arabia to Launch Red Sea Tourism Resorts

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the launch of a massive tourism project that will turn 50 islands and a string of sites on the Red Sea coast into luxury resorts.

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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.

Soldiers march to mark the Armed Forces Day and commemorate the landing of the yacht Granma, which brought the Castro brothers, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and others from Mexico to Cuba to start the revolution in 1959, in Havana, Cuba, January 2, 2017. - See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/92052/cuba-strength-trump-inauguration-nears#sthash.n0h7SVCC.dpuf

In Cuba’s Communist Economy, Only the Military Profit from Tourism

In a foreign policy speech on Friday, President Donald Trump is set to announce changes in the United States’ relationship with Cuba, including increased travel restrictions and an effort to stop foreign aid going to “repressive members of the Cuban

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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.