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10 Jun
Thailand is one of the few Asian countries where tigers still live in the wild. In recent years, the country has set up cameras and patrols to protect the felines and those efforts have paid off. However, while there are some 200 tigers roaming free in Thailand, ten times as many live in captivity, often in theme parks where the animals are treated as a tourist attractions. Wildlife conservation NGOs say these tiger parks are exploiting the big cats. Our colleagues at France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's James Mullholland and Camille Nedelec.
15 Feb
Prior to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the country's tourism industry provided much-needed employment for tour guides, boat operators, and other professions. But due to the current economic crisis, all that has dried up.
1 Nov 2021
While some are fleeing the erupting volcano on the small Spanish Canary Island of La Palma, others are flying there precisely because of it. Stefanie Claudia Müller reports on an island torn between hardship and tourism.
24 Oct 2021
Saudi Arabia is creating the "world's first tourism destination on offshore platforms" as part of a drive to diversify the economy away from oil. The Rig will be an oil-themed “extreme park” that will be sitting atop a converted oil rig in the Arabian Gulf.⁣
15 Aug 2021
In the lush green fields of Egypt's fertile Delta Valley, farmers and artisans are struggling to make a living as they keep alive the Pharaonic-era tradition of making papyrus.
1 Jul 2021
A United Nations report says the global tourism industry will face huge losses due to lockdowns and vaccine disparity. Developing nations and countries with low vaccination rates are expected to suffer more.
20 Jun 2021
Pyramids, Tutankhamun masks, Nefertiti busts -- Egypt's souvenir craftspeople are pinning their hopes on a new lease of life, after tourism was battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Anticipating a surge in tourists, the government is investing millions in local replica production to boost revenue.
20 Jun 2021
Seville's pandemic-hit tourism sector is hoping to get a shot in the arm from UEFA's last-minute decision to name the southern Spanish city as a host for Euro 2020 matches. While thousands of football fans are set to flock to the city later this month, hotels, restaurants and bars warn the event won't be enough to make up for the collapse in business brought on by the health crisis.
29 May 2021
Before the pandemic, the Italian city of Venice was overrun with tourists and was looking for ways to restrict numbers. Now that Italy’s lockdown restrictions are easing, the city is looking forward to the much-needed tourist revenue.
15 May 2021
As vaccinations increase, Germany is experimenting with tourism in one of its most-visited coastal regions. The popular island of Sylt and other resort areas are allowed to welcome guests — under strict stipulations.
18 Apr 2021
As one of the most popular places in Europe for holidaymakers, Spain is doing everything it can to save its tourism sector. Flights are back up and running, and foreign tourists are allowed in with negative PCR tests. Germans and French are topping the visitor lists to the Balearic Islands to enjoy the beaches, bars and restaurants. Paradoxically, Spaniards are banned from travelling between regions. The Spanish tourist sector is complaining about such contradictions, and many Spaniards are fed up with what they feel are inconsistent Covid-19 restrictions. Our correspondents report.
4 Apr 2021
In Baja California, northern Mexico, grey whales have offered welcome relief to tour operators, who have seen the return of tourists to observe the animals after a drop in coronavirus cases.

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