77 Injured In Gas Explosion At Spanish Tourist Town

A gas explosion ripped through a café in the popular Spanish coastal tourist town of Malaga on Saturday, injuring 77 people, including five seriously. The explosion was believed to have been caused by a gas leak at the La Bohemia restaurant, though other reports say a gas cylinder was involved. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC)

World’s highest bridge nears completion in China

Chinese engineers have completed the structure of what is expected to become the world’s highest bridge, local authorities said. The Beipanjiang Bridge, in mountainous southwestern China, soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) above a river, the Guizhou provincial transport department said in a statement. As such it overtakes the Si Du River Bridge in the central

Row after Chinese tourists charged £3,280 at Israeli restaurant

A group of eight Chinese tourists in Israel has been handed a 16,500-shekel (£3,280) bill after visiting a restaurant in the hills outside Jerusalem where one might typically expect to spend tens of pounds on a meal. The cost of the meal at the Abu Ghosh restaurant in the Israeli Arab village of the same

As ISIS bombs kill dozens, Syria tries to lure tourists

A new promotional video released by Syria’s tourism office, touting packed beaches on the war-ravaged country’s the Mediterranean coastline, has been widely mocked for ignoring the ongoing bloodshed. At least 40 people were killed Monday as six explosions hit the government controlled cities of Tartus and Homs, the Kurdish-held city of Hasaka and the countryside

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in Nepal

American Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, arrived in Kathmandu on a five-day trip to Nepal on Sunday. During his five-day trip, Aldrin will be attending an interactive talk programme to be held at Everest Science Center Nepal on Tuesday. Aldrin will also be giving a presentation at the Nepal Academy Hall on Thursday. According to Everest Science

Gulf Tourism Frenzy in Bosnia Raises Concerns for Country’s Lenient Version of Islam

Saudi tourists bring much-needed cash to the economy, but the sight of burkas and the arrival of an alcohol-free mall has some local Muslims worried. Tourists from the Middle East take pictures at Vrelo Bosne nature park in Ilidza near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 19, 2016.Dado Ruvic/Reuters When a Muslim guide led ultra-Orthodox Jews

French tourism decline creates opportunity to buy Second World War relics

sharp fall in the number of tourists visiting France after a series of terrorist attacks has created a unique opportunity for collectors of military memorabilia. The Normandy Tank Museum, forced to close because of a 30 per cent decline in visitors, is auctioning its entire collection of more than 40 Second World War tanks, jeeps and other vehicles

Has Oscar Munoz Been Successful at Improving United Airlines?

Oscar Munoz has had a rough first year at the helm of United Airlines, but some of his moves have brought about positive change for the once-ailing legacy carrier. Is it safe to say that United is now on the right track to regaining its former glory? A difficult start Munoz’s predecessor, Jeff Smisek, had

Paris tourism hit by militant attacks, strikes and floods

Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionPavement portraits – part of the Parisian tourist experience Attacks by Islamist militants as well as strikes and floods have led to a big fall in tourism in Paris. There were a million fewer visitors between January and June compared with the same period in 2015. Paris welcomes 16 million visitors a year

Donkeys, dinosaurs & dogs at North Korea’s national zoo (Photo feature)

Pyongyang’s Central Zoo, home to elephants, turtles and a surprisingly large variety of dogs, re-opened its doors after some two years of renovations. Thousands of visitors have flocked to the attraction on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the AP news agency. The Central Zoo was first built in 1959, reportedly by order of Kim