EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Here are the travel stories from Asia, Africa and continental Europe that you should read as you take your daily trip around the internet.
Discovering The Island of Sal in Cape Verde
Ethiopian Train Connects East Africa
KLM Links Amsterdam with Abu Dhabi and Bahrain
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Tourists who have just been driving in Europe are often surprised to see that their illegal maneuvers were captured on traffic cameras. Many even receive tickets in the mail when they return home.
It’s almost time for Hanukah. The Jewish festival, which kicks off the month of holiday celebrations, starts on Dec. 6. There will be events in cities like Paris, Moscow, Berlin and New York City.
Cyprus is enjoying a significant increase in tourism revenue. The Mediterranean nation saw a 17 percent jump in tourist spending in September, the biggest increase in 17 months. The spike was due to an higher number of arrivals from the UK, Germany and Greece.
After a days-long traffic jam on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, officials are trying to find ways to reduce congestion on the important road link. One idea: ban trucks from traveling during daylight hours.
China’s tourism industry is struggling. However, one region is experiencing a travel boom. Western China has seen a rise in the number of domestic tourists in recent months. The rural areas here are of interest to the people who live in the crowded cities in the Eastern half of the country.
Slovenia’s underrated capital, Ljubljana, is getting a new hotel. The InterContinental Ljubljana is a new structure that will be centrally located near the city’s main tourist attractions, Dunajska Cesta and Presernov Square.
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