Australia is the most sought-after tourist destination in the world, according to a new poll by travel publication Virtuoso Life.
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Figures from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) show that between 2006 and 2011 more Australians died in Thailand than in any other country. Mandy Aitchison has more details
A number of insurers are keen to capitalise on Vietnam’s growing outbound travel market and its current lack of insurer penetration. Stefan Mohamed elaborates
A recent study by assistance provider Europ Assistance USA has found that 31 per cent of international business travellers (or one in three) are concerned for their personal safety, while 27 per cent are anxious about potential terrorist attacks.
Authorities in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos are clamping down on dangerous and illegal activities in the country’s popular tourist area Vang Vieng in order to promote it as a safe destination for travellers, after a number of deaths relating to alcohol and watersports.
A Holland America cruise ship rescued 70 tourists from a sinking sightseeing boat in Alaska’s Glacier Bay on 19 August.
Wildfires have been raging across the southern part of the Greek island of Chios, fanned by strong winds.
A nightclub in Phuket, Thailand was devastated by fire in the early hours of 17 August, killing four and injuring 20.
UKinbound, a trade organisation representing the UK’s inbound tourism business, has issued a warning to the British government not to squander the ‘goodwill’ that its £9-billion investment in the 2012 Olympics has brought to London and the rest of the UK.
Cuba’s National Office of Statistics has reported that tourism revenue for the country rose by 12.8 per cent in 2011, showing good recovery from the financial crisis and returning to levels enjoyed three years previously.