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Africa

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

'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

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

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

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.