Irish tourism operators are hoping the stunning landscapes of Skellig Michael which feature in the new Star Wars film will encourage fans of the franchise to visit the country. But conservationists worry that could damage the island’s ecosystem.
Star Wars film sets in southwestern Tunisia are sinking into the desert sands. After loyal fans raised funds for their protection, a tourist agency is trying to grab more tourists' attention.
Author Heinrich Böll, who would have turned 100 on December 21, 2017, was a critical voice in the young West Germany. The Nobel Prize laureate spent many of his summers in an Irish cottage on the edge of Europe.
Belfast is the birthplace of the Titanic and a host of other attractions. For years, the Northern Ireland conflict known as "the Troubles" kept visitors at bay. Tourism has picked up since the 1998 peace deal.
Where are you going in 2018? "Lonely Planet" has found some dream destinations, and the travel guide that is particulaly popular among backpackers has recommended the following ten regions.
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