A tourist destination is a country, city, town, or other area that is particularly attractive to tourists.
Culture, service, mobility and safety - these are the criteria that travelers particularly rate. France, according to the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) is the most popular tourist destination country in the world and Europe by far the most popular travel destination continent (2015). Many countries that until recently were regarded as undiscovered are becoming more popular as travel destinations - a typical example being the tourism boom in Myanmar. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "tourist destination".
Popular tourist destination Palma on the island of Mallorca has just become the first Spanish city to ban short-term rental of apartments through Airbnb. DW's Spain correspondent Guy Hedgecoe speaks with Keith Walker who starts by asking him why Airbnb has been banned.
Cape Town in South Africa is booming these days. The city which has become a prime tourist destination and business hub in the past decade is changing, growing and expanding — construction sites seem to pop up everywhere. But there is a downside to this massive construction boom: it's forcing more and more people with limited means out of the city center.
Portugal is booming as a tourist destination, bringing in much needed revenue. But in the capital, Lisbon, locals are starting to feel the downside of mass tourism. In the space of just three years, rents have increased dramatically. And some landlords who want to rent property to tourists are forcing out their tenants. Hagar Jobse reports from Lisbon.
Bali is Indonesia's biggest tourist destination - and just south of the island's capital, Denpasar, lies Benoa Bay, a delicate ecosystem of coral, sea life and mangroves. But here, too, tourism and development are putting the fragile environment in jeopardy.