Tourists disappointed as strike closes Eiffel Tower for second day

Tourists disappointed as strike closes Eiffel Tower for second day

The Eiffel Tower closed for a second day on Wednesday due to a strike over salaries and working conditions, in the latest blow to the French capital’s battered tourist industry. The monument’s management apologised to visitors stranded at the gates of the tower, lamenting an ill-timed blow to the city’s image. The strike comes as […]

Thai police say attacks targeting tourists are connected, one arrest made

Thai police say attacks targeting tourists are connected, one arrest made

A series of bombing and arson attacks in southern Thailand that killed four people and wounded dozens was orchestrated by a single person, Thai police said on Sunday, while a man has been arrested in relation to one of the attacks. Blasts on Thursday and Friday targeted some of Thailand’s best-known tourist resorts, just days […]

Taiwan bus fire: ‘At least 26 tourists dead’

Taiwan bus fire: ‘At least 26 tourists dead’

At least 26 people are dead after a tourist bus smashed into a motorway guardrail in Taiwan and exploded into flames, it is reported. The vehicle was travelling along an airport expressway in the island’s Taoyuan region when it crashed into the railing and caught fire . Everyone onboard died, including at least 24 holidaymakers, […]

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through the foundations of the once-stately neo-classical edifice, across the Rio Negro from the jungle metropolis of Manaus, one of the cities set to host World Cup […]