A terrorist attack in the heart of Barcelona's tourist hotspot could scare travelers for awhile - but not for very long.
Spain is set to replace the United States as the world's second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday.
Spain's government has dashed any hopes in Catalonia that former president Carles Puigdemont could lead the region from self-imposed exile. Madrid has said it is prepared to challenge his election as leader in court.
Spain has announced it will begin to pull out police reinforcements sent to Catalonia ahead of the region's contested October independence vote. As many as 10,000 additional officers are thought to have been deployed.
Budapest's belle epoque boulevards, cafes and locals playing chess in steaming outdoor thermal spas have long attracted tourists. But for some locals the city's tourism sector is booming too literally.
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