Several tourists stabbed in Jordan
10 November 2019 | 6:00 am
Three Mexican citizens and one Swiss national have been injured in an attack targeting tourists at an ancient Roman site. Once considered one of the safest countries in the region, the attack is likely to dent its image.
29 Dec 2020
Researchers have discovered a thermopolium -- the ancestor of the street fast-food in Ancient Rome -- in Pompeii, decorated with polychrome patterns and in an exceptional state of preservation. The counter, frozen by volcanic ash, had been partially exhumed in 2019, but the work was extended to preserve the site, located in a very busy neighbourhood.
13 Jan 2021
It's a chance to catch some winter sun in a stunning tropical location and temporarily forget the coronavirus pandemic. After months of closure, the Maldives has reopened to visitors again, or at least those with a negative Covid-19 test and quite a bit of cash to spare. Wealthy visitors are flocking to the South Asian islands for a luxury getaway and the opportunity to take off their face masks at last. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Emerald Maxwell.
19 Jan 2021
As much of the world tightens lockdowns to stem coronavirus, Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape -- despite a sharp rise in cases. While mask-wearing and social distancing are strictly enforced, life in the tourism-reliant emirate looks much like normal, with its restaurants, hotels and mega-malls open for business. Daily detected cases hover in the mid-3,000s across the United Arab Emirates, which has a population of under 10 million, with 745 deaths from Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
12 Feb 2021
Valentino headed to Rome for its haute couture show, skipping Paris as France's restrictions prevented fashion houses from mounting its usual catwalk shows.
20 Feb 2021
In the picturesque town of Vinales, a popular tourist getaway in rural Cuba, terraces of restaurants and lodges are empty. After the pandemic brought the budding prosperity of this town to a grinding halt, many were forced to leave their jobs in tourism and return to working the land.
14 Mar 2021
The few foreign tourists in Paris are discovering sides of a city they could hardly have imagined before the Covid crisis hit one of the world's most popular destinations. The French capital is under a 6pm curfew to curb infections, but visitors are making the most of the lack of crowds.
27 Mar 2021
With its lush landscape, distinctive trees, unique animals and turquoise waters home to dolphins, Yemen is hoping its Socotra archipelago will become a dream destination despite the country's nightmarish conflict. Lying in the Indian Ocean some 200 kilometres (120 miles) off the Yemeni coast, the four islands and two rocky islets home to some 50,000 people have remained relatively untouched by the war that has devastated the mainland.
13 Apr 2021
Have You heard of a Hill that has seven caves, Underrock tunnel and a Natural amphitheatre that can contain 300 Guests in one Sitting?
26 Apr 2021
Looking for a holiday escape? Why not head off to Sierra Leone – a paradisiacal destination that has long been forgotten by tourists. The country experienced horrors during its civil war in the 1990s, but it has been at peace for a long time and is doing everything possible to attract visitors. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Olivia Bizot.
7 May 2021
An Italian court has handed life sentences to the pair after they were convicted of murdering an Italian police officer while they were on vacation in Rome.
18 May 2021
Tourists soak up the sun in Crete, a day after Greece's official tourist season began. The opening of the tourism sector comes as Greeks are allowed to move freely within the country for the first time since November.
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