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NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

The tourists will pay NASA for their use of the station, for food, water and use of the life support system.

Sarawak village goes all out for Gawai celebration

Villagers in colourful traditional costumes, a float procession, Bidayuh music and cuisine and, of course, tuak, are some of the highlights of Gawai Dayak.

Good news on 3 fronts as Malaysia celebrates Wesak, says Guan...

The finance minister says the economy, realised foreign direct investments and tourist arrivals were all on an upward trend in the first quarter of this year.

Germans injured in Madeira bus crash flown home

Investigators are still trying to determine why the vehicle crashed off the road.

At least 29 killed in Madeira when tourist bus veers off...

The driver reportedly lost control of the bus on a sloping road and the vehicle plunged down.

Draw more tourists by having intercity bus tours

This would allow independent tourists to plan their own itinerary.

AirAsia’s Penang-Melaka flights to start in July

AirAsia's Penang-Melaka route would boost even more tourists as both remain popular touristy destinations.

Tourist numbers double at North Korea marathon

Tourists are flocking into North Korea for a marathon.

France’s national rail system launches WeChat account for Chinese tourists

The WeChat channel is currently available in 18 train stations in France, aimed at young Chinese tourists.

China warns its citizens in Turkey to ‘be more vigilant’

Violent anti-China protests against the county's treatment of the Uighurs have previously broken out in Turkey.

Must-snap locations testing Hong Kong’s patience

Hong Kong's unique urban aesthetics -- especially its public housing estates -- have proved enormously popular to social media obsessives.

Swimmers return to bathe with Palau’s golden jellyfish

With the waters cooling, the jellyfish have increased to numbers strong enough to invite tourists back but research says it will take some time to reach normal numbers of five to eight million.

Macau shrugs off China downturn with tourist surge

Advertising Macau as more than a gambling hub boosted the number of tourists.

Sabah DCM orders probe into photo of child on turtle

Christina Liew says this is unacceptable as turtles are a protected species in Sabah.

Britain warns on travel to southern India after temple unrest

London advises UK nationals in Kerala, popular with tourists particularly at this time of year, to "monitor media reports closely, remain vigilant and avoid large public gatherings".

Tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in

Packing winds of 104 kilometres per hour, Pabuk is unlikely to intensify into a full-blown typhoon.

Italy’s city of shame Matera becomes Europe’s pride

The city in the Basilicata region on the instep of Italy's boot, is hoping to draw thousands of visitors for cultural and heritage events.

South Korean tourists found drowned after golf-buggy collision

Two South Korean men drowned while golfing in northern Thailand after their wives' buggy collided with theirs, knocking them into a river.

Taiwan searches for 152 missing Vietnamese tourists

153 Vietnamese nationals arrived in southern Kaohsiung city over the weekend.

Ear cleaners, roadside clerks: antiquated jobs thrive in Yangon

For years, tourists have been fascinated by odd trades in Yangon, from cycle trishaws swerving through traffic to roadside clerks going clickety-clack on typewriters.

Floods in Jordan kill 11, force tourists to flee Petra

The latest deaths come after Oct 25 flash floods in the Dead Sea region of the kingdom killed 21 people.

Thailand waives visa-on-arrival fees to boost tourism

The fee of 2,000 baht (US$60) will be waived between Dec 1 and Jan 31 for travellers from 21 countries, including China, Taiwan, India and Saudi Arabia.

Sarawak to woo Middle Eastern visitors

State minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says many Middle Eastern tourists have been making their way to Peninsular Malaysia but are not exposed to Sarawak.

Last orders as Tokyo’s Tsukiji market relocates

Tsukiji will finally shut its doors this week and relocate from its dilapidated but central location to a new site in eastern Tokyo, after a lengthy and controversial process, hindered by pollution rows and construction delays.

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