When political crises, terrorist attacks or natural disasters hit tourist destinations, emergency units in travel companies have to react fast.
Workers were getting started Monday on preparations for a new glass wall and fence meant to protect the Eiffel Tower in Paris from terrorist attacks.
On Friday, a cruise ship carrying around 3,000 passengers will dock at St. John's harbour in the Caribbean island of Antigua. It will not be where the passengers expected to land when they booked, however.
International tourist numbers grew 6.4 percent in the first half of 2017, the strongest half-year figures in seven years, with Mediterranean destinations posting double-digit growth, the UN Tourism Organisation said.
Heinrich Böll was a critical voice in the young West Germany, and often met with hostility. To compensate, he flew every summer to a rugged country on the edge of Europe - between moorland and the sea.
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