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International tourism up five percent in 2014

New figures published out of the UN show that the world has been on the move this year, with international tourism up 5% in the first half of 2014.

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London named world's most visited city

The British capital is the world's top tourist destination this year, just ahead of the 2013 winner Bangkok, Thailand. Paris is in third place, according to the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.

Hong Kong travel agency told to pull Mandela advert

The South African consulate in Hong Kong on Tuesday told a travel company to immediately pull a front-page advertisement featuring an image of a fist-pumping Nelson Mandela above the word "freedom".

Brazil wins on hospitality, loses on traffic: report

Foreign World Cup tourists say they are impressed with the hospitality of their host country despite finding fault with services and transport, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported Sunday.

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Beautiful secrets of Paris best discovered on foot

Of course it is possible to take the Metro from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre but Paris is a wonderful city to explore on foot, taking in the city's numerous landmarks and stopping in its countless cafes and boulevard shops along the way.

New travel survey paints profile of Millennial traveler

A new survey profiling Millennial globetrotters around the world has found stark generational divides separating older travelers from their younger cohort.

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