Terror attacks and the political upheavals in Turkey have resulted in many foreign tourists from Western nations staying away. On the other hand, there's been an increase in arrivals from Arab countries.
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.
Turkish authorities will not allow New Year celebrations at Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square for security reasons, state media reported Wednesday, quoting local officials.
The European Union has allocated the first half of its €6 billion agreement for Turkey to take in Syrian refugees. Officials are now assessing aid programs as humanitarian efforts carry on, reports Diego Cupolo.
The Dutch capital is now pushing back in an attempt to keep the city attractive to visitors and residents alike. But some say it's not going far enough.
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