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North Korea opens border town to Western visitors

"Warmly welcome Simon Cockerell David."

North Korea allows foreigners to use cell phones

If you're planning on traveling to North Korea sometime soon - and why wouldn't you be?

Egypt’s Islamists: We do not want to ban tourism

Egypt's Islamist parties have moved to reassure tourists that the country is not threatened by religious fanatics.

Tunisia’s Islamists promise no restrictions for tourists

Western travelers planning to visit Tunisia in the near future have been reassured that the Islamist Ennahda party, which won the most votes in assembly elections last month, will not be imposing rest

Bulgarian “dental tourism” set to grow

As cost pressures in the health care systems of rich countries start to bite, an increasing number of western Europeans are traveling east to seek cheaper medical treatment.

Iraq sees first Western tour group since Saddam fell

BAGHDAD - Iraq has received its first group of Western tourists since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said on Thursday.

‘Beat up’ tourists: Islamic cleric

Firebrand Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has called on his young Indonesian followers to attack tourists - including Australians - in a fiery sermon.In the talk given in October last year Bashir urges his followers to "beat up" western tourists, whom he likened to "worms, snakes and maggots", The Australian newspaper reported on Monday.

A tourist ghetto

A tropical paradise of tree-lined golden beaches, seaside restaurants, lush greenery and serenity. This is the happy, smiling face of Goa, the image that attracts people to visit from across the world, and the one the authorities like to display. But there are two other faces as well.