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Tunisia: French tourist killed in stabbing

Monitoring Desk TUNIS: A French tourist was killed and a soldier injured in a knife attack in northern Tunisia, said the country’s interior ministry on Monday. A ministry statement said the attacker was known to law enforcement authorities and had a criminal record. It said a manhunt has been launched for the attacker, but gave…

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These are the countries where tourists spend the most money

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A new survey reveals the cost of visiting some of the world’s top destinations. Globehunters used World Tourism Organization data to provide insight regarding how much money travelers spend in each country and where they can expect to spend the most. The results can help travelers budget properly for their next journeys,…

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Dharabi Lake to be developed as tourist-spot: Buzdar

F.P. Report CHAKWAL: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to Dharabi Lake in Chakwal on Thursday while en-route to Lahore from Islamabad on a helicopter. He inspected the activities being done to promote tourism in the area. Speaking on the occasion, UsmanBuzdar said that the Dharabi Lake will be developed as…

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Chinese tourism growth slows as overseas travel loses its luster

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The rapid growth of Chinese tourism took a bit of a breather during the latest week-long National Day holiday, government data indicate. The seven-day vacation from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 is dubbed “Golden Week” and is one of the few major government-mandated holidays in a country where personal vacation days are…

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Lonely Planet guide reveals Saudi Arabia’s tourism treasures

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Saudi Arabia has been designated “the final frontier of tourism” by Lonely Planet, one of the world’s largest travel guidebook publishers. The sixth edition of the company’s Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula travel guide was published this month, with an extensively updated section on Saudi Arabia, which announced its newly simplified e-visa…

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Komodo: Tourists must pay $1,000 to enter ‘Dragon Island’

Monitoring Desk KOMODO: The Indonesian island of Komodo, home to the Komodo dragon, will not be closed to tourists next year – but a $1,000 membership scheme will be introduced, the authorities have said. It reverses a July announcement that the island would close in January to protect the dragons and their habitat. It was…

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