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People are getting naked at famous world heritage sites and taking photographs of themselves to post online. The authorities are not happy about this. At all. Seriously.
The world's longest and highest glass bridge is under construction over a canyon in China, adding to its repertoire of terrifying, vertigo-inducing tourist attractions.
Aviation giant Emirates has announced plans to stop carrying hunting trophies of elephant, rhino, tiger and lion on its flights. The ban comes into immediate effect today.
A hotel in Japan has introduced 'crying rooms' for women to use when everything gets too much for them, equipped with everything needed to get the tears flowing.
New regulations mean that, from March 15, 2016, British citizens will be required to get electronic authorisation online before they will be allowed to fly into Canada.
The devastating earthquake which shook Nepal to its core on Saturday has claimed at least 3,600 lives, injured at least 6,500, and destroyed many thousands of homes.
An internet fall out between comedian Ricky Gervais and celebrity hunter Rebecca Francis about trophy hunting is quickly turning into a long-running feud.
A new US report suggests that onboard passenger wi-fi on commercial airlines could leave planes vulnerable to malicious attacks by hackers able to access the flight controls.
Flights are already almost unbearably crammed, but things are only set to get worse as major airlines look to introduce planes packed with more seats than ever before.
The world-famous pyramids of Egypt, previously thought to be many thousands of years old, were actually constructed in 1901 in an effort to boost tourism, it has been revealed.
Planning permission has today been granted by the Nepalese government to build a shopping centre on the peak of Mount Everest, with an estimated completion date of December 2015.
African elephants could go extinct in the wild within a decade, according to some experts, unless poaching of these iconic animals for the ivory trade can be stopped for good.
A total solar eclipse is coming to the United Kingdom! Make sure you don't miss out by using our guide to the very best places to witness this incredible celestial event.
The Apple Watch is coming soon, and travel companies are hurrying to develop apps that could make the expensive wearable device a backpacker's new best friend.
Archaeologists have discovered a pair of lost cities seemingly untouched by mankind for at least six hundred years nestled deep inside the jungles of Honduras.
One of the most terrifying things you can do is propose to someone. We now have an official list of the top destinations where you're guaranteed (almost) to get a yes.
It’s a mystery that can stump even the most seasoned of travellers: when is the best time to buy flights to ensure the best possible deal? Now we have an answer.
New visa regulations mean that British tourists planning to travel to India will have to undergo biometric testing before their application can be approved.
Danny Dyer has turned Tube announcer for one day only, generally endangering lives and making no apparent sense at Bromley-by-Bow Tube station on the District Line.
After a decade of near total blindness, an American man can see again thanks to a bionic eye implant. Now he plans to make up for lost time and see the world.