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‘We’re ready’: Fiji prepares to welcome tourists almost two years after closing borders

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Fiji says it is already experiencing a boom in demand after announcing this week that it would open up quarantine-free travel to visitors from select countries, almost two years after closing its borders due to the Co...

Bali without tourists: once-bustling hotspots now eerie and overgrown – a photo essay

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The sun is slowly disappearing on Jimbaran beach. The restaurants lining the beach have started to turn on their lights, but not all of them are open. Some lie abandoned, festooned with wild plants and weeds. The beac...

Lions player ratings: how the tourists fared in South Africa series

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Stuart Hogg (Exeter, Scotland) Thrilled to make the Test team – at last – on his third Lions tour. Will not recall the second Test with massive pleasure, unfortunately. ★★ Anthony Watson (Bath, England) Looked sharp ...

Tourists evacuated from Pescara as Italy records more than 800 wildfires

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At least five people have been wounded and holidaymakers evacuated after wildfires devastated a pine wood near a beach in Pescara, Italy, as one of the worst heatwaves in decades swept across south-east Europe. A five...

Tourists evacuated from burning Med resorts as fires rage across southern Turkey – video report

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Holidaymakers have been evacuated from beaches by rescue boats in Turkey after wildfires threatened hotels is several resort towns.Six people have died and more than 500 needed hospital treatment in Turkey’s Mediterra...

Tourists rescued from burning Med resorts by flotilla of boats

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Holidaymakers have been evacuated from beaches by rescue boats in Turkey after wildfires threatened hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum. Coastguard vessels were joined by private boats and yachts to bring the touris...

Pandemic gives respite to Greek island sea turtles – but returning tourists could wreck it

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Nikoletta Sidiropoulou and her colleagues in the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (Archelon) are huddled together on Marathonisi beach, carefully digging in the sand. Eventually they find what they’re looking f...

Balearic officials urge Madrid to tighten Covid controls on UK tourists

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Authorities in the Balearic islands – the only Spanish region to be added to the UK’s green list for quarantine-free travel – are calling on the central government to tighten controls for holidaymakers arriving from t...

£2,104.18: tourists charged by the date for rides on Brighton Palace Pier

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One of England’s most popular tourist attractions has apologised after hundreds of visitors to Brighton Palace Pier were overcharged for fairground rides to the tune of thousands of pounds. The pier – which is largely...

Cyprus struggles with lack of UK tourists after years of record growth

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In the cavernous hall that hosts the humungous breakfast buffet at Limassol’s Four Seasons, Pam Vernon and Sue Sampson cut solitary figures. At this time of year, the hotel would usually be bursting at the seams with ...

EU tourists condemn UK border officials for ‘humiliating’ treatment

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EU tourists coming to the UK have told of being fingerprinted, detained and treated like liars by border officials before trying to travel through the Channel tunnel or by ferry at Calais. Sergio D’Alberti, a 51-year-...

‘We booked straight away’: first Covid vaccine tourists arrive in San Marino

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The group of four friends from Latvia had driven 26 hours in a camper van to reach San Marino, where they became the first visitors to take advantage of the microstate’s Sputnik V Covid vaccine holiday package. One pe...

UK expected to be on EU’s Covid ‘white list’ of tourists allowed entry

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Britain is expected to be put on a “white list” of countries from where tourists will be accepted into the EU, but holidaymakers may still be required by cautious governments to quarantine and take Covid-19 tests. The...

‘The beginning of normality’: Algarve welcomes back British tourists

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The mood at Faro airport was buoyant. Camera operators and photographers jostled to take pictures of smiling tourists, perhaps not as many as hoped for but more are on the way. João Fernandes, head of the Algarve tour...

‘I’m filled with hope’: cash-strapped Algarve awaits return of UK tourists

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Tatiana stands by the counter of the souvenir shop where she works in downtown Faro, with little in the way of company besides the postcard racks, the shelves of trinkets and towels, and an all-too-familiar silence. “...

Spain aims to receive British tourists without Covid tests from 20 May

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Spain is aiming to welcome British tourists back without the need for a negative Covid test from 20 May, the country’s tourism minister has confirmed, as she urged overseas visitors to come and “enjoy a perfect holida...

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