An artist’s impression of Ghana’s envisioned National Cathedral.
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Globally, visiting religious destinations and sites for pilgrimage by religious faithful and tourists has gained recognition.
Street market and the Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali, which was designated a world heritage site by Unesco in 1988. During the pandemic, the town was hard hit by illegal excavations and looting.
The Covid-19 pandemic will long be remembered for the lockdowns it imposed and the millions of lives it stole. A recent Unesco report reveals that it has also took a large toll on world heritage sites.
Big resorts, cruise ships and visitor numbers are all up for debate across the Pacific, but economic pressure may test how post-pandemic reality lives up to the sustainability rhetoric.
Advanced technology can help tourists, from designing their itinerary to sharing their experiences.
To make it easier to visit Indonesia, tourist operators need help overcoming the nation’s comparatively low technology readiness – which ranks below Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Baluarte is just one of the attractions on Mozambique Island.
The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to make tourism more sustainable in Africa, improving the lives of local communities rather than just catering to international visitors.
More of us than ever want to see the ice continent. But is the environmental awakening many return with worth the emissions and possible environmental damage?
Wiliam Wordsworth lived and wrote in Grasmere, in England’s Lake District, from 1799-1808.
The idea that human activity threatens nature, and that it is important to protect wild places, dates back to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.
Des supporters brésiliens pendant la Coupe du monde de la FIFA 2010 organisée par l'Afrique du Sud. Le coup de pouce au tourisme est venu plus tard.
L'époque où l'on accueillait des méga-événements sportifs parce qu'ils augmentaient le tourisme est peut-être révolue.
More than 40 nations or territories now offer ‘digital nomad’ visas, allowing you to live in one country while being employed in another.
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Holidays should be a time for children to relax both their bodies and their brains.
People watch and record images of lava from the Mauna Loa volcano on Dec. 1, 2022 near Hilo, Hawaii.
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It’s very important for tourists to understand the risks of visiting volcanic sites and properly prepare themselves for excursions to see volcanic eruptions.
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This deeply flawed new criminal code is likely to meet with stiff opposition from lawyers and activists. This might include protests and even court challenges.
Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’, is on the way back as borders open. But critics say the largely unregulated industry is overdue for change.
Freedom House ranks gap year favourite Vietnam lower than Qatar on political rights and civil liberties.
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Some tourist destinations are very good at distracting from their questionable approach to civil liberties.
South African supporters at the 2010 men’s football World Cup.
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Studies show South Africa did a lot right when it hosted the football World Cup. Qatar can do the same if it learns from South Africa.
Australian and New Zealand demand for seasonal workers is having a major impact on Pacific nations’ economies. It will be a hard cycle to break.
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Mountain systems are sensitive to climate change. Loss of snow and ice sets off effects which have wide ranging consequences.
Our research into tourism tropes shows how advertising campaigns in Pacific nations recycle some troubling stereotypes.
Zebras stand in a ranch in South Africa.
Africa’s designated protected areas don’t handle shocks well - South Africa’s wildlife ranches offer lessons in resilience.
A family of African elephants walk through the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.
Political and social instability in the country, as seen in frequent mass protests and xenophobia, threaten the flow of African tourists.