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Tourism boost for Hungary

A fall in visitors to European countries like France and Belgium after terror attacks is benefiting those perceived as being safer, like Hungary.

A fall in visitors to European countries like France and Belgium after terror attacks is benefiting those perceived as being safer, like Hungary.

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France's free flight extravaganza

Paragliders, hang gliders and parachutists were among those to feature at a free flight festival in the French Alps.

Paragliders, hang gliders and parachutists were among those to feature at a free flight festival in the French Alps.

Business

Airbnb makes a French connection with 86% rise in summer bookings

Tough times for traditional hotels in France as new research shows their revenue falling, as Airbnb revealed it had dramatically increased its bookings there.

Tough times for traditional hotels in France as new research shows their revenue falling, as Airbnb revealed it had dramatically increased its bookings there.

Sport

Macedonia’s mysterious lake dive

One of the most ancient lakes in Europe, Lake Ohrid boasts archeological treasures.

One of the most ancient lakes in Europe, Lake Ohrid boasts archeological treasures.

Culture

Peruvian pleasures of the table

From the highest altitudes to the depths of the Pacific, Peru is rich in wild and untamed tastes unfamiliar to most palates. But now internationally-renowned chefs are putting Peru's cuisine on the ma

From the highest altitudes to the depths of the Pacific, Peru is rich in wild and untamed tastes unfamiliar to most palates. But now internationally-renowned chefs are putting Peru's cuisine on the ma

Culture

Traveller's diary: from gastronomy's capital to coffee fields

My first approach to Lima was via its cuisine. The textures, colours and tastes of Peruvian cuisine were my first experience of this country that

My first approach to Lima was via its cuisine. The textures, colours and tastes of Peruvian cuisine were my first experience of this country that

News

Thousands rally in Madrid against bullfighting

Several thousand animal rights activists have protested in central Madrid to demand a ban on bullfighting.

Several thousand animal rights activists have protested in central Madrid to demand a ban on bullfighting.

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Greece to tax property owners who rent to visitors

The Greek government is to pass a law taxing owners of properties who rent them out to visitors via sites like Airbnb.

The Greek government is to pass a law taxing owners of properties who rent them out to visitors via sites like Airbnb.

Sport

Off-road adventures in Macedonia

More than a thousand dirt tracks make this landlocked country a great place to mountain bike.

More than a thousand dirt tracks make this landlocked country a great place to mountain bike.

News

Fancy a holiday? Come to Syria!

The war-torn country is being portrayed as an inviting holiday destination - at a time when hundreds of thousands of its citizens are literally dying to leave.

The war-torn country is being portrayed as an inviting holiday destination - at a time when hundreds of thousands of its citizens are literally dying to leave.

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El Salvador: fireballs battle with the devil

Locals in the town of Nejapa in El Salvador have gathered, to hurl fireballs at one another in honour of a huge volcanic eruption in 1922 which forced all of the residents to abandon the…

Locals in the town of Nejapa in El Salvador have gathered, to hurl fireballs at one another in honour of a huge volcanic eruption in 1922 which forced all of the residents to abandon the…

News

Solar eclipse watchers celebrate Reunion 'ring of fire'

A solar eclipse delighted astronomy fans on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Thursday (September 1), drawing sky watchers outside to watch the moon pass before the sun to make a so-called “ring o

A solar eclipse delighted astronomy fans on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Thursday (September 1), drawing sky watchers outside to watch the moon pass before the sun to make a so-called “ring o

Business

British Airways resumes flights from London to Tehran

British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.

British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.

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Reunion Island: thousands witness partial eclipse of the sun

The annular solar eclipse was perfectly visible from the French island of Reunion, as well as Madagascar and other locations across Central Africa.

The annular solar eclipse was perfectly visible from the French island of Reunion, as well as Madagascar and other locations across Central Africa.

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Spain: Tomatina festival

Over 20,000 revelers hurled 150,000 kilos of ripe tomatoes at each other in the ‘Tomatina’ festival held every year on the third Wednesday of August in the Spanish town of Buñol, 38 kilometres west of

Over 20,000 revelers hurled 150,000 kilos of ripe tomatoes at each other in the ‘Tomatina’ festival held every year on the third Wednesday of August in the Spanish town of Buñol, 38 kilometres west of

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UK: Getting a soccer soaking

Crowds gathering on the banks of the Windrush for the annual 30-minute splashabout in Bourton-on-the-Water, UK, are being warned to wear waterproofs or risk getting…

Crowds gathering on the banks of the Windrush for the annual 30-minute splashabout in Bourton-on-the-Water, UK, are being warned to wear waterproofs or risk getting…

Science_technology

Iceland: Puffin snorkeling!

Puffin snorkeling is the latest craze to hit Grimsey with tourists flocking to the Icelandic Island in the arctic circle to give it a go.

Puffin snorkeling is the latest craze to hit Grimsey with tourists flocking to the Icelandic Island in the arctic circle to give it a go.

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China's new glass bridge promises heartstopping views

The longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world opened to visitors on Saturday in Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in central China’s Hunan…

The longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world opened to visitors on Saturday in Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in central China’s Hunan…

Culture

Tokyo attempts to revive its historical connection with water

Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today

Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today

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Italy: last-minute preps for Siena's famous Palio race

Thousands of local residents and tourists have gathered in the Tuscan city of Siena to watch the Palio – one of the oldest Italian bareback horse races.

Thousands of local residents and tourists have gathered in the Tuscan city of Siena to watch the Palio – one of the oldest Italian bareback horse races.