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Austria's constitutional court on Thursday overturned a landmark ruling that had blocked Vienna airport's plans to build a third runway because of climate change worries.

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Sri Lanka to revoke bikini ban

Sri Lanka on Wednesday promised to revoke a bikini ban raising eyebrows at a popular seaside resort, as the authorities urged tourists to wear what they want at the beach.

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Funny tourism advertising in a Finnish w…

Attractions, monuments and sights — that's what attracts tourists to a country. But Finland has a completely different strategy. The message: simply enjoy the beautiful side of "nothing"!

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Philippines' tourist island Boracay to r…

After clean-up Boracay, a popular island in the central Philippines that was once dubbed a "cesspool", is to have a soft opening on Monday, with locals getting the first glimpse...

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Acropolis remained closed - tourists are…

Almost all ancient sites and museums in Greece were closed due to a strike by museum guards and employees of the Ministry of Culture on Thursday.

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Tokyo's new fish market opens on waterfr…

The shouts of a tuna buyers and sellers kicked off trading Thursday at Tokyo's new fish market, days after the world-famous Tsukiji market was shut down following 83 years in...

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Overnight tourist stays banned on Thaila…

Overnight tourist stays on Thailand's popular Similan islands were banned starting Tuesday, as the government took another step toward tackling environmental problems caused by mass tourism.

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Berlin’s nights shine more brightly

The city that never sleeps is lit up even more brightly in October. Until October 14, artists taking part in two festivals are bathing Berlin’s landmarks in a sea of...

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Germany's 16 states: Brandenburg

Brandenburg boasts magnificent palaces, medieval town centers and plenty for nature-lovers.

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Germany's 16 States: Saxony

Culture meets nature in Saxony: a mere 40 kilometers lie between splendid Baroque art and architecture in Dresden and the distinctive peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

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