Yes, it’s a beautiful part of the world, but what sets Ballyhoura apart is the deliberate focus on a warm, local welcome.
The big cities are still magnets for tourists, but often they find the smaller towns offer a more satisfying taste of local life. It's why rural tourism can be 'the perfect small town business idea'.
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Many cities could learn from Dundee, which overcame industrial decline to become a UNESCO City of Design, with a shiny new cityscape to match
Bicycles are the main form of transport around the Burning Man Festival and are recycled or gifted afterwards.
The annual Burning Man Festival creates a temporary city in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. In many ways, it's an innovation lab for rethinking cities.
Melbourne’s Hosier Lane: some see it as art, others think it’s vandalism.
Melbourne's street art has an international reputation and may be a very valuable tourist attraction. But the city remains ambivalent about the activities that have created its 'laneway galleries'.
The flat white experience is so ubiquitous that it could be anywhere.
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The ubiquitous cafes across Australian cities attract locals and tourists alike, but surely there's more to thriving neighbourhoods than a flat white.
Ghana’s Elmina Castle was has been declared a World Heritage Site and renovated as a tourism destination.
In the era of neoliberal capitalism, both the ideology of Pan-Africanism and the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have become marketable commodities.
People visit the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
Social media is changing the way we travel, with people increasingly eager to visit Instagram-worthy destinations. Has a place's visual appeal become more important than its history and authenticity?
Uluru's traditional owners have asked for decades that tourists not climb their sacred site. Parks Australia has committed to closing the climb – but only when some ambitious goals have been met.
The Amis are fighting to safeguard what remains of their own heritage.*
How do we move beyond being a cultural tourist to having some deeper level of understanding of what local festivals mean to the people involved? That question has been on my mind of late. Just before midnight…