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13 spas worth traveling to for the view alone

Usually relaxing involves sitting back with your eyes closed.

Singapore showcases future tourist events, attractions

The Universal Studios Theme Park (Opened)

Hong Kong’s glittering sprawl captivates visitors

With its intense urban center and outlying natural beauty, Hong Kong's intriguing, paradoxical nature beckons you to come for a visit.

Taiwan mulling opening Legislative Yuan to Chinese visitors

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said Friday he will study the idea of opening the Legislative Yuan to visits by Chinese tourists.

What to do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, with its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture and stunning wildlife, has long been a peaceful haven in Latin America for US tourists - but now, it seems that the rest of the world is getting

10 reasons to visit Japan this summer

Most of Japan is back to normal following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March.

Polynesian Cultural Center investing $38 million in its visitor experience

LAIE,HI – When the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) embarks on a new course, it sets out to succeed.

Largest Canadian theme waterpark is growing

Limoges - Calypso Theme Waterpark announced today that its guests will get to enjoy a brand new aquatic complex featuring 10 new waterslides for the 2011 summer season.

Free holiday fun in Philly

PHILADELPHIA - In Philadelphia and The Countryside®, families partake in festive and free traditions to make happy holiday memories.

Hong Kong tourist traps – good, bad and other

We’ve all been there, squeezing through crowds to see something every guidebook says we're supposed to see. We arrive to find an expensive and underwhelming downer. It’s a tourist trap.

Top ten European cemeteries according to traveler popularity

LONDON - Top 10 cemetery attractions in Europe, according to traveler popularity: 1) American cemetery, Colleville-sur-mere, France

Top 10 brewery tours in America

Lager-lovers with a thirst for knowledge and an appetite for ale will be in their element at these entertaining establishments, which offer travelers the opportunity to sample tasty brews, while soaki

Sri Lanka developing spice parks to attract visitors

Colombo - Sri Lanka Department of Agriculture has decided to develop two spice gardens in the island in view of the resurgence in tourist industry following the end of war.

Carnival Magic will have several firsts for the industry

Carnival Cruises has released details of the attractions that will feature on board its latest cruise liner, the Carnival Magic, when it debuts next May.

Vandalism becomes serious problem for Eternal City

ROME – They knock the noses off statues in a park that was a favorite haunt of poet John Keats and throw dye into the iconic Trevi Fountain.

Destination news: Kenya adds golf to list of tourism attractions

(eTN) A number of championship golf courses across Kenya, several of them within or just outside the country’s capital city of Nairobi, have prompted added promotional activities to attract golfers

Top 10 geek destinations to visit this summer

As summer approaches, our thoughts turn to taking a break. Rather than bring you boring beaches or tacky theme parks, we're planning pilgrimages for our inner-geek.

Five tourist gems accessible by boat only

London, England - It's a long way to travel for a glass of beer.

German car museums become major tourist attractions

The hush shatters as a mechanic revs up the engine of a champion 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 4x4. It's earsplitting business as usual at Porsche's lavish new car museum.

Tamil Tiger tourist trail becomes Sri Lankan new tourist attraction

KILINOCHCHI - The wreckage left by a brutal war has created a new tourist trail in Sri Lanka just a year after the Tamil Tiger rebels were crushed by government forces.

New architectural wonders to see in 2010

Form plus function is Architecture 101. But a building that not only is a bright spark on the landscape but also has a surface as idiosyncratic as its structure, well, that's Architecture 2010.

Foreign investors turning Saddam Hussein’s playground into a tourist mecca

Tikrit, Iraq - Saddam Hussein made his palaces a faux Babylonian paradise, but now his home town of Tikrit is seeking foreign investors to turn the late dictator's playground into a tourist mecca.

France 2010 – new and improved

France is spiffing up its sights and museums from the Rhine to the Pyrenees. Of course, the biggest news is in Paris, where 2010 brings important changes.

Malaysia’s Pahang aims to attract 10 million tourist in 2010

KUANTAN - Pahang has set a target of attracting 10 million tourist arrivals this year by offering 10 packages of its best tourism icons.

Top attractions, hotels unite to promote Hollywood to out-of-town tourists

A coalition of Hollywood tourism boosters plans to kick off a promotional campaign Tuesday to draw visitors to celebrate several milestones and attraction openings taking place in 2010.

When in Vancouver: Top 5 tourist attractions, and more

Vancouver is one of the few major North American cities without a downtown freeway. As such, it lends itself to strolling, shopping and exploring.

Rich history and rugged good looks – world’s most beautiful castles

They may no longer be used for repelling enemy hordes or otherwise defending the kingdom, but these castles still have their rugged good looks. Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, England

Too many tourists put many attractions on endangered sites list

Travelers yearning to explore prehistoric Stonehenge or Machu Picchu's Inca ruins better start packing, as both are on a list of endangered destinations, according to a British travel magazine.

Wintertime London offers tourist-horde relief

London dazzles year-round, but for a true “back door” experience, consider visiting in winter, when airfares and hotel rates are generally cheaper and there are fewer tourists.

Warm to scenic Chile and Santiago’s attractions

Q. Flights from the States go to Santiago, which is in the middle of the long, thin country. What's there to do when you get off the plane?