EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Friday, Nov. 20
Here are the travel stories from Africa, Asia and Europe that you should read as you tour the web today.
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EU will revise its rules for travel bans
Small Japanese city becomes a model for grassroots tourism development
Bosnia plans to build a tourist city
Lion Air pilot grounded after offering flight attendant to passengers
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An American tourist was among those killed during an attack in Palestine’s West Bank. The 18-year-old from Boston was on a gap year trip to Israel.
Tourism promoters are starting to notice Vietnam. Wealthy Vietnamese tourists have been flocking to places Thailand and Japan, where they are getting attention because of their free-spending style of travel.
Zimbabwe’s tourism industry has been calling for an end to the country’s hospitality tax. A VAT is added on to every hotel stay, and it is making it difficult for the country to compete with its neighbors, who have more favorable tax laws.
The Lisbon franchise of Time Out will be going global. The Portuguese magazine, which already has a large following online, has been bought by Time Out Global, making it possible to distribute the magazine outside of Portugal.
Ethiopian Airlines will operate a flight from Addis Ababa to Bangkok using an all-female crew. All of the ground crew for the flight, part of the carrier’s Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth initiative, will also be female.
Tourists in the Bosnian city of Mostar get to see boys going through a rather frightening right of passage. According to local lore, 16-year-olds must leap from a 16th century bridge and fall more than 70 feet into the river below. If they don’t, their life will be riddled with bad luck.
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