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Cuba to privatize 9,000 restaurants

The Cuban government announced plans Friday to sell nearly 9,000 state‑owned restaurants to private operators, the latest step in the communist...

Paris puts up panels to prevent 'love-locks'

Paris officials have put up plastic panels on an iconic pedestrian bridge spanning the Seine river in front of the Louvre in an attempt to stop lovers...

Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans....

World tourism numbers up 4.6% in first half: UN

International tourist numbers grew 4.6 percent in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, the World...

Greek island missing out on tourism boom

IOANNINA, Greece (AP) — What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone‑built houses, affordable fresh...

Air France strike sparks travel chaos

French flag carrier Air France was set to scrap at least half its flights on Monday as pilots began a strike against the company's plan to develop its...

US man confesses to Bali suitcase killing: police

An American man has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother at a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, while the girlfriend has...

JetBlue's CEO will step down early next year

JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation about...

For Singapore, F1 race gets tourism back on track

For Singapore, F1 race gets tourism back on track