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Should Travel to North Korea Be Restricted? Destinations Pulse for April 6, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | April 06, 2016

Should Travel to North Korea Be Restricted? Destinations Pulse for April 6, 2016

PHOTO: Pyongyang, North Korea (Photo courtesy Thinkstock)

Sri Lanka Tourism Gets Boost from China, India
Sri Lanka’s tourism numbers are on the rise and the country has China and India to thank. Chinese visitation was up 40 percent and India recorded a 38 percent rise.

Tourism Declines in Sharm-el-Sheikh
The Egyptian town of Sharm-el-Sheikh has gone from bustling tourism hub to ghost town since an ISIS plane attack. Tourism statistics show a drop in visitation of nearly 50 percent compared to 2015.

Should Travel to North Korea Be Restricted?
One article suggests that maybe the best way to deal with North Korea is not to send politicians or celebrities to negotiate for prisoners but to restrict tourism to the country.

President Draws Crowds of Tourists to Cuba
President Obama’s visit to Cuba has generated a lot of interest in the island nation and visitors are flooding the country just two weeks after his visit..


Are you reacessing your summer travel plans in light of security threats in Europe? If you are wondering about safety, here are some safe summer destinations to add to your travel list. 

Got the “home from your travels blues?” Here are four travel-focused podcasts that are sure to ease your wanderlust until you can head back out on the road. 

Thinking about taking the whole family on an adventure? Maybe Southeast Asia has piqued your interest? Here is how to take the kids to Borneo. 

As part of a municipal project, an Airbus A300 will be sunk off the coast of Kusadasi to serve as a reef for divers and to help drive tourist traffic to the Aegean Sea.

Despite security concerns, the Turkish tourism minister remains optimistic about visitation to the country, noting that numbers have not fallen off as dramatically as many had anticipated.


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