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Rowing practice turns tragic

KALIBO: Seven rowers drowned and 14 others were rescued when their dragon boat overturned after being lashed by strong waves during a practice run off a popular resort island, the Philippines coast guard said.

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.

Manila lifts threat to shut down second resort

Manila - A threat to close a second world-famous but pollution-threatened beach in the Philippines was averted Thursday, drawing a sigh of relief from the local beleaguered tourism industry.

Boracay land reform yet to be completed

ILOILO CITY (Philippines): At least 18ha of land set for agrarian reform on Boracay Island remain to be distributed to beneficiaries, says the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). The parcels of land will be given to native settlers of the resort island who do not belong to the Ati tribe.

AirAsia to expand e-commerce beyond selling plane tickets

AirAsia Group Bhd, South-East Asia’s largest budget carrier, wants to sell more than cheap flight tickets.

AirAsia aims to expand e-commerce beyond selling plane tickets

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd., Southeast Asia’s largest budget carrier, wants to sell more than cheap flight tickets.

Philippines opens cleaner, stricter Boracay to tourists

BORACAY: Tourists landed by the boatload Friday on the Philippines’ Boracay island, which re-opened with a slew of new rules after a six-month shutdown aimed at undoing the impact of years of being loved to death by millions of holidaymakers.

Philippines to rein in visitors to Boracay island, strained by tourism

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will limit the number of visitors setting foot on its most treasured island resort each day when it reopens to tourists on October 26 after a six-month rehabilitation effort, an environment official said on Wednesday.

Thailand’s Maya Bay begins restoration

Just like Boracay in the Philippines, the ailing Thai beach – Maya Bay – has closed its doors to tourists in a bid to restore the place to its beautiful state once again.

Can Indonesia’s Komodo dragons survive Chinese tourists?

The famed apex predators are able to kill anyone who gets near, but may themselves fall prey to Indonesia’s tourism ambitions