Globally, international tourist visits grew by 5% in 2013. Europe remains by far the biggest destination with 563 million visitors, more than half the global total. The largest source of tourists is China.
From Charleston's colonial mansions, to fragile Outer Banks beaches, to exalted centers of American history, the tourism-heavy US East Coast is facing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.
In 2013, after a refugee ship sank off the coast of Lampedusa, killing hundreds of people, the Italian island became synonymous worldwide with the global refugee crisis. Now after a slump, tourists have begun returning.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how an NGO is trying to ensure dolphin tourism in Zanzibar is sustainable, saving South Africa's vultures and 'off the grid' eco-friendlier homes in Nigeria.
A team of Chinese medical experts has been deployed to North Korea following the bus crash which left 36 people dead. An investigation is underway to find out why the bus fell off a bridge.
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