The Greek island of Paros, in the Cyclades, is a popular tourist destination during the summer season, when around 450,000 visitors flock to the picturesque island of 12,000 inhabitants. But locals have become exacerbated by this huge influx of tourists and the illegal privatisation of certain beaches. Protests have even erupted on Paros under the banner of "Reclaim the beach".
19 Oct 2022
A humanoid robot interacts with visitors in Dubai's Museum of the Future, providing them with guidance and answering questions about their visit.
8 May 2022
With international tourism still in a slump, African tour companies need local visitors to stimulate tourism. But many on the continent can't afford to travel.
6 Oct 2021
Dubai's Expo-2020 opens for visitors, during which the United Arab Emirates hopes to welcome about 25 million guests, as it is considered the first universal exhibition held in the Middle East and the largest event globally since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 Jul 2021
The coronavirus might top the risks at the Tokyo Olympics, but organisers in Japan have other deadly, unpredictable threats to contend with: natural disasters. Japan is regularly rattled by earthquakes and battered by typhoons, and experts warn that disaster preparation for a major event like the Games should not take a back seat because of the virus. Individuals, including tourists, can refresh their hazard awareness at disaster simulation centres, where visitors experience artificial jolts and evacuation through smoke-filled rooms.
22 Mar 2021
Red lava spews from a volcano near Iceland's capital Reykjavik as onlookers take photos. The first eruption at the site in 900 years is beginning to subside, and no longer poses a danger to people.
28 Aug 2020
An abandoned quarry in Nigeria's Federal capital territory, Abuja has become a tourist hotspot for fun-loving Nigerian. Known as Crushed Rock, the newfound site sits in the Mpape neighborhood and has been receiving hundreds of visitors from Abuja and its environs.
24 Jul 2019
Ghana has put in place a plan that would see the West African nation attract over 2.4m visitors and double tourism revenues to the tune of $4.697bn by 2022.