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March 20, 2019

Tourism

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Nepal's tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari was among seven people killed Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in the country's hilly east, officials said.Rescue workers retrieved the bodies of Adhikari, 49, the pilot and five other passengers from a hillside

Violent street protests in Haiti hit tourism industry

Violent street protests in Haiti hit tourism industry

With flaming barricades and widespread looting, 10 days of street violence in Haiti have all but buried a tourism industry that managed to resurrect itself after a devastating earthquake in 2010.Ugly, violent footage beamed around the world has again sent the

Shootout wounds five bystanders near New Orleans tourism area

Shootout wounds five bystanders near New Orleans tourism area

A gunbattle between police and a suspect on the edge of New Orleans' French Quarter tourism district left five bystanders wounded Sunday evening, police said.Police shot and killed the suspect during the incident, which occurred almost two weeks before the Lo

Planned hippo cull in Zambia sparks fury

Planned hippo cull in Zambia sparks fury

Zambia plans to slaughter 2,000 hippopotamuses to control overpopulation, officials said Wednesday, as conservationists lashed the scheme as a ploy to make money from trophy hunters.An official at the tourism ministry, who did not want to be named, said a five

Israel minister threatens to ban Amnesty over Airbnb policy

Israel minister threatens to ban Amnesty over Airbnb policy

Israel has threatened to bar Amnesty International from access to the Jewish state over its charge Wednesday that digital tourism companies are profiting from "war crimes" in the occupied West Bank.The London-based rights group called on online giants Airbnb

Digital giants 'profiting' from Israeli settlements: Amnesty

Digital giants 'profiting' from Israeli settlements: Amnesty

Digital tourism giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are profiting from "war crimes" by offering services in Israeli settlements, rights group Amnesty International said in a report published Wednesday.The London-based organisation's "Destin