Ayahuasca, a plant-based brew that gives people a psychedelic experience, can be fatal, especially when mixed with other drugs.
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Shaman have used the psychoactive effects of ayahuasca for spiritual and healing purposes for hundreds of years. But a new breed of tourist has discovered this plant-based drug.
In sharks’ territory.
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Professional surfers have called for culling sharks to reduce the risk of attacks. A shark biologist explains why culling will not work and surfers should accept risk when they enter the water.
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Where we choose to go on trips abroad is easily skewed by the nature of news reports, and that can have huge impacts on destinations.
The case of tourist behaviour is especially interesting for debates about ethical decision-making.
There is a growing mainstream appetite for things that would previously be considered “deviant” pursuits – and businesses are catching on.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has a tough job of rekindling a weak economy.
With stalled economic growth and threats of credit rating downgrade, South Africa's 2017/18 budget will need to dig deep to foster recovery.
This might be a rarer sight without investment.
As Australia's fastest growing economic sector, tourism is long overdue for a level of government investment which matches its contribution to economic growth and employment.
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.
A rare glimpse of a river dolphin in Cambodia.
Dolphin-watching tourism has pros and cons — so what should you think about next time you head out?
A big part of South Africa’s appeal lies in its good weather. Climate change poses a risk to the tourism industry.
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South Africa's weather is very attractive to international visitors. Climate change could alter their perceptions unless mitigation strategies are put in place.
Was Barnaby Joyce’s international comparison correct?
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said backpackers would be better off working in Australia with a 19% tax than in New Zealand, England and Canada. Is that true? And what would a 15% or 10.5% tax mean?
From Chinese tourists in Kidlington, to Brits slumming it in Rio, everyone wants an 'authentic' experience.
In dealing with the repercussions of the tragic deaths of four people at Dreamworld, Ardent Leisure ought to remember the commandments of crisis management.
Ardent Leisure's poor crisis management skills has transformed a tragic theme park accident into a crisis affecting the reputation of one of Australia's most popular tourism destinations.
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?
Western Australia’s government hopes its workers will look away from the mining sector towards industries like tourism and health.
Mining will continue to be a dominant force in Western Australia's future but the health sector is the more likely to deliver jobs and growth than tourism or agriculture, new research shows.
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The antics of 'Brits abroad' continues to fill copy in tabloid newspapers but it's more about titillation than genuine moral outrage.
Cruise ship destinations like Venice have realised that the benefits the industry promises don't add up.
Australia’s oceans are home to extraordinary marine life.
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
The ruins of the city Cyrene, an ancient Greek and Roman city near present-day Shahhat in Libya.
Hand over your travel photos and help build digital 3D recreations of threatened heritage sites.
Death and destruction are a daily reality in Syria as the civil war drags on.
Tourism will have to be a key element in future peace-building and peace-keeping strategies in Syria.