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November 11, 2019

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Indonesia's halal tourism bid faces pig pushback

Indonesia's halal tourism bid faces pig pushback

Indonesia's bid to lure more visitors by spreading halal tourism across the archipelago is facing a backlash, with a Christian celebration of pigs -- forbidden for Muslims -- the latest act of dissent.The weekend festival-cum-protest in Sumatra, featuring pig

Travel boom has not made world smaller, says writer Pico Iyer

Travel boom has not made world smaller, says writer Pico Iyer

From crowded temples at Angkor Wat to queues to scale Everest, there's no escaping the downsides to mass tourism but renowned writer Pico Iyer says the boom in world travel has brought positive changes. Speaking to AFP ahead of his headline appearance at next

US targets Cuba tourism with tighter airline sanctions

US targets Cuba tourism with tighter airline sanctions

The US moved to further hurt Cuba's vital tourism industry by tightening the ability of the country's airlines to lease aircraft.The US Department of Commerce said it was revoking existing licenses for US companies leasing aircraft to Cuban carriers, and wil

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

Saudi Arabia said Friday it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the ultra-conservative kingdom to holidaymakers as part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil.Kickstarting tourism is one of the centrepieces of Crown Prince Mohamme