Turkey is returning as a popular holiday destination for Germans. Booking numbers for January up by 50%. The world's largest travel trade show ITB Berlin reveals tourism is still a booming industry.
New Zealand plans to introduce a tourist tax to expand its infrastructure as visitor numbers grow. Entry visas will become more expensive this November.
Voting for Turkish voters abroad is underway. But as a visit to the polling station at Berlin's Turkish consulate found, opinion on the future of Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is divided.
Days before voters outside Turkey can begin casting their ballots in the country's parliamentary and presidential elections, DW and German daily "Taz" held a panel talk in Berlin on the many issues surrounding the vote.
At the ITB travel trade show in Berlin "overtourism" is hotly debated. Majorca, Venice and Berlin — they all suffer from the excesses of tourism, even though tourists are an important economic factor.
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