Nearly 1.1 million people flocked to see a blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre in Paris before it closed on Monday - an all-time record - the museum said. The huge show to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death in France, drew twice the numbers of the previous biggest show at the world's most visited museum.
Five tourists accused of damaging Peru's iconic Machu Picchu site were deported to Bolivia on Thursday and barred from returning to the country for 15 years, police and immigration officials said.
Five tourists arrested for damaging Peru's iconic Machu Picchu site will be deported to Bolivia on Wednesday, police said. A sixth was released from custody and ordered to remain in Machu Picchu pending trial after paying bail of US$910.
Six tourists, including a French woman, have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru's cultural heritage by defecating in a sacred temple at the iconic Machu Picchu sanctuary.
Thousands of residents and holiday makers have been told to evacuate a swathe of Victoria as soaring temperatures and strong winds fan massive bushfires in the Australian state.
A total of 149.72 million outbound trips were made by Chinese tourists in 2018, up 14.7% from the previous year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced, Trend reported citing Xinhua.
Dozens of tourists hiking toward the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro were held at gunpoint for up to two hours in a mass robbery that could mark an early test for anti-crime crackdowns promised by Brazil’s new president.
An organization that promotes responsible tourism in Antarctica is embarking on its own digital adventure after partnering with Leeds agency Elementary Digital. The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) represents more than 100 Antarctic tour operators who are committed to minimizing the impact of travel to this remote and vulnerable region.
The number of incoming tourists to Argentina is increasing month after month since the drastic devaluation of the local currency, while outgoing tourism has dropped significantly. According to the latest release from the country's stats office, Indec, 224.000 tourists arrived in Argentina during August, 7.4% more than a year ago, while residents travelling overseas dropped 11.9%, to 335.300.
The number of international tourists to Mexico in the first quarter rose to a record high of 10.6 million, a 12.6% increase year-on-year, said the country's tourism ministry on Sunday.