Russian surge boosts Cyprus tourism
A surge of Russian tourists in June sparked an 11 percent increase in holiday arrivals to Cyprus compared with the same month last year, official data showed on Friday.
Today's urban beach escape: Miami Beach
They’re cities that pull double duty for sun-thirsty lovers of culture: Beach cities in destinations that offer surf and sand but also have compelling stories to tell. If you’re the type of restless vacationer looking for a destination that can reconcile world class entertainment with beach life, check out the coastal resort city of Miami Beach, perhaps the picture postcard of American beach living.
Today's urban beach escape: Rio de Janeiro
They’re cities that pull double duty for sun-thirsty lovers of culture: Beach cities in destinations that offer surf and sand but also have compelling stories to tell. If you’re the type of restless vacationer looking for a destination that can reconcile world class entertainment with beach life, check out Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which is often called the world’s sexiest beach, and for good reason.
Group tours losing favor with Chinese travelers
Changing times lead to changing customs. In China, as tourism becomes an increasingly mainstream pastime, a growing number of Chinese tourists express a preference for traveling solo, with friends or as a family rather than with an organized tour group.
Dolphins are the main attraction at the world's favorite theme park
The most popular theme park doesn’t have the fastest roller coaster in the world or a ride with the tallest death drop. No, according to members of the largest travel site, TripAdvisor, the world’s favorite theme park is Discovery Cove in Florida, a calm and relaxing park experience where visitors swim with the dolphins, hand-feed parrots and toucans and snorkel with tropical fish.
Interest in Germany builds with World Cup victory
Germany may not be top of mind for European-destined travelers, but with images of jubilant Germans celebrating their World Cup victory and giving their soccer team a hero’s welcome in Berlin Tuesday, there’s perhaps no better time to cast a closer look at the country as a travel destination.
Poetic light installation to mark 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall
Today Berlin is known as a hotbed of creativity, a haven for artists and for its pulsing nightlife and underground culture. But just 25 years ago, it was a city divided. To mark the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city will erect a light installation along the 15-km route that once split the city in two.
Cape Town carves out major new African art museum
On Cape Town's waterfront at the southern tip of Africa, the world's biggest museum of contemporary art from across the continent is being carved from a conglomeration of concrete tubes nine storeys high.