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Rio de Janeiro promotes slum tourism

RIO DE JANEIRO — Tourists usually try to run from Rio's notorious slums. Now officials are inviting them to come visit instead.

Tourists seek mock border crossings, tours of dangerous slums

MEXICO CITY — While most travelers flock to Mexico to sip margaritas on white-sand beaches, a hardy few choose lesser-known tourist sites where they are chased down by immigration agents or risk the

Ryanair CEO says swine flu ‘only a risk to slum dwellers’

LONDON - The deadly strain of swine flu spreading rapidly across the globe is only a danger to slum dwellers in Mexico and Asia, the chief executive of Europe's leading budget airline was quoted as sa

Best view in Rio? Pushing limits of slum tourism

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rolf Glaser zips his motorbike up the twisting alleyways of Vidigal slum, past a bunch of cheerful, gun-packing drug traffickers, and emerges at a cliffside plateau next to some demol

Slumdog tours: A new travel destination in India?

Anything come to mind when you think of traveling to India? The Taj Mahal, perhaps? Wildlife sanctuaries, yoga retreats, samosa stands, beach filled coastline?

Mumbai’s slums charm tourists more than Australia’s sweeping scenery

Have film juries and tourists been charmed more by the lure of Mumbai's slums than Australia's scenic vista?