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Germany unveils new passport design

The new identity document, which features a security mark in the shape of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, was shown for the first time on Thursday.

The new identity document, which features a security mark in the shape of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, was shown for the first time on Thursday.

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Cyprus: the trapped treasures of a divided island

For over 40 years Cyprus has been divided between its Turkish and Greek communities. Many however strive for reunification, which could boost the island's economy.

For over 40 years Cyprus has been divided between its Turkish and Greek communities. Many however strive for reunification, which could boost the island's economy.

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Cautious outlook from Thomas Cook

Tour-operator Thomas Cook says its bookings for the summer were up on last year, but it remained cautious about the rest of 2017.

Tour-operator Thomas Cook says its bookings for the summer were up on last year, but it remained cautious about the rest of 2017.

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Trump gets his wall

A tourist attraction in Hamburg, Germany that features miniature models of various parts of the world has put up a wall around the United States, in a dig at President Donald Trump’s plan to build a f

A tourist attraction in Hamburg, Germany that features miniature models of various parts of the world has put up a wall around the United States, in a dig at President Donald Trump’s plan to build a f

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Madrid tourism trade fair focuses on sustainable travel

The International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid showcases destinations worldwide with a particular emphasis this year on sustainable travel.

The International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid showcases destinations worldwide with a particular emphasis this year on sustainable travel.

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Explore Europe's first underwater museum

Europe’s first ‘underwater museum’ opened today off the coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

Europe’s first ‘underwater museum’ opened today off the coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

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Turkey's tourism industry takes a hit amid security concerns

The continued security threats are a big concern for the country where tourism makes up 5% of GDP and represents around 8 per cent of the workforce.

The continued security threats are a big concern for the country where tourism makes up 5% of GDP and represents around 8 per cent of the workforce.

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Istanbul attack is a further blow to Turkey's tourism industry

The Istanbul New Year's nightclub shooting is yet another major blow to Turkey's tourism sector with tourist revenue down by around a third from 2015.

The Istanbul New Year's nightclub shooting is yet another major blow to Turkey's tourism sector with tourist revenue down by around a third from 2015.

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Britain taps Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes to lure tourists

Britain hopes anniversaries involving boy wizard Harry Potter, fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and author Jane Austen will encourage visitors.

Britain hopes anniversaries involving boy wizard Harry Potter, fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and author Jane Austen will encourage visitors.

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Tourists flock to Lyon for a gourmet getaway

Lyon, a city that is 2,000 years old, attracts about six million visitors a year, 30 percent of whom are foreigners who travel here notably for the local…

Lyon, a city that is 2,000 years old, attracts about six million visitors a year, 30 percent of whom are foreigners who travel here notably for the local…

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Syrian government vows to rebuild as tourists visit war ravaged city

Despite the desperate chaos in eastern Aleppo,where thousands of people still remain trapped, tourists have been allowed to return to the historic

Despite the desperate chaos in eastern Aleppo,where thousands of people still remain trapped, tourists have been allowed to return to the historic

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Lyon's light festival gives business big boost

Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it is also a useful gauge for the whole country.

Lyon’s festival of light is not only an important economic barometer for France’s second city, it is also a useful gauge for the whole country.

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Niagara Falls and the light show makeover

Niagara Falls and the light show makeover A $4 million illumination project is now in place at Niagara Falls at night.

Niagara Falls and the light show makeover A $4 million illumination project is now in place at Niagara Falls at night.