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Africa 24 Sep 2019 | 6:00 AM

And stay out! 6 sites now closed to the public because of overtourism

There's a growing list of locations around the world that are set to close to tourists to protect the environment and wildlife. Here are six places that have recently shut shop.

World 15 Jul 2019 | 6:33 PM

'They bombed our livelihoods' - Sri Lanka's tourism firms struggle after attacks

UNWATUNA/GALLE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing about 250 people. It had no customers as tourists cancelled holidays, and its manager Nuwan Harshana says he took two months leave and a pay cut.

TECH 08 Jul 2019 | 2:00 AM

This app will connect visitors in Korea to locals in real-time chat

Visiting Seoul and hungry for spicy tteokbokki or rice cakes near your hotel or vacation rental? A newly launched app will connect tourists in South Korea with locals in real time via chat.

Asia & Oceania 04 Jul 2019 | 6:00 AM

Lonely Planet's Top 10 destinations in Asia Pacific

Renowned global travel media company and guidebook brand announces the best destinations in Asia Pacific for this year.

Europe 21 Jun 2019 | 5:19 AM

Here are the top destinations in Europe

A rugged, mountainous region of Slovakia with plunging waterfalls, lakes and hiking trails has been named 2019's top European destination by Lonely Planet.

Asia & Oceania 01 Jun 2019 | 6:00 AM

Off The Beat: Visiting the interesting Teresang Market in Kapit, Sarawak

Kapit, a district of 15,595sq km in size, is the riverine town synonymous with Iban cultures and traditions, being Sarawak’s largest ethnic group, which makes up more than three-quarters of the state’s population.

People 28 May 2019 | 6:00 AM

Malaysian Gan Shuxian organises first SEA tango preliminary championship

Gan Shuxian had two tango teachers – one taught her how to dance for herself, and another, how to dance for others. She loves many things about tango, including its music and the beautiful, melodramatic lyrics.

World 28 Apr 2019 | 8:11 PM

How 'laid back' Sri Lanka became a soft target for Islamist strike

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo's tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the blasts began.