Although the US and Cuba restored diplomatic relations in July, the island still officially remains off-limits for American tourists. At least, a deal that lets US airlines schedule Cuba flights was successful.
The US government has toughened the terms for Americans traveling to Cuba and doing business in the country. It makes good on a pledge made by President Donald Trump to roll back Obama's Cuban détente policy.
The Agua Azul waterfalls in southern Mexico are a playground of water cascading over limestone steps. But after an earthquake hit the country, they dried up and the area's once-booming tourist economy along with them.
The US State Department has urged Americans traveling to Europe during the holiday season to exercise caution. A travel alert said global terrorist groups still have the capability to carry out attacks on the continent.
The UN World Tourism Organization likes to cite this Central American country between the Caribbean and the Pacific as a good example of sustainable tourism. Is that justified? DW reporter Lukas Stege investigates.
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