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.