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The situation in Greece is making a lot of people unsure about whether or not they should travel there. We've put together some quick advice to help you decide.
A small town in Australia has become infested with 25,000 venomous tarantulas, and no one really knows why. It really is the stuff of nightmares. Just look at them!
Vietnam has long been a favourite gap year destination, and now the government is dropping visa requirements for British travellers in order to boost tourist numbers.
A news show in Panama City has harnessed the power of social media to ingenious effect by installing devices which alert government officials via Twitter to the city’s pothole problem.
Backpackers like to travel light, but new guidelines on carry on luggage size might make it more a necessity than ever before when embarking on a gap year.
London has emerged as the world's most popular destination for international travellers, as it expects to welcome some 18.82 million this year. That's quite a lot.
North Korea, the world's most secretive state, has announced plans to attract two million tourists by the year 2020. Currently 100,000 international visitors are accepted each year.
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.