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Exploding Hot Air Balloon Kills 19 in Egypt

All balloon flights have been banned until further notice.

How Much Would You Pay to Live Like a Homeless Person?

Sleep on a park bench or under a train track for just $16 a night.

After a Brutal Gang Rape, India Tries to Lure Women Tourists Back

But questions of safety linger.

That Adorable Local Ad That Defined Your Childhood Ran in 100 Markets

The "Hello News" jingle personalized local TV news for a generation of watchers.

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Yep, There's an Underwater Hotel

Dig a night in a luxe stationary submarine? This is the place for you.

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The Secret to Harbin's Tourism Success: A Las Vegas-Style Snow Festival

China's northern-most city is dark and freezing most of the time. But it draws crowds with gigantic sculptures, light and ice shows, even tigers.

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When Travel Writing Goes Wrong: London's 'City of Villages,' in Formal Wear

Even British writing on London isn't exactly a cliché-free zone.

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When Travel Writing Goes Wrong: 'Edgy' Berlin Edition

4 clichés every travelogue about Germany's capital apparently must include.

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Why Cruises Start and Stop Where They Do

What it takes to become a port city of a major cruise line.

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Homeless Guides Highlight a Part of Prague Most Tourists Never See

Rather than castles and squares, guides offer personal anecdotes of what it's like to live on the streets.

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The City of Lights Is About to Go Dark

Starting in 2013, Paris will shut off all neon lights between 1 and 7 a.m. Will it kill the city's famous nightlife?

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Economic Recovery Could Kill Airbnb

It's become the go-to site for hosts and guests who are desperate and underemployed. But that could change quickly.

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Can Turkey Capture the Islamic Tourism Market?

"Halal" hotels are fast establishing themselves in such seaside vacation regions.

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When Tourism Success Goes Wrong

The island of Hong Kong is overrun with tourists. What, if anything, should a city do when it becomes too popular?

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How Rust Became the New Urban Luxury Item

Everyone knows that the ghost of urban decay is as crucial to the High Line’s appeal as fancy design, if not more so.

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The Great Wall of China's Great Wall of People

It's high season for tourists in the world's most populous country.

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The Government's Secret Weapon to Boost Tourism

Easing visa restrictions has led to an 8.6 percent jump in travel to the United States from abroad.

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The Netherlands' Awkward Intersection of Drugs, Tourism, and Local Culture

An effort to ban marijuana sales to foreigners threatens more than just the economy.

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The Surprising Bliss of Tour Guiding in Your Own City

When you take the time to show off your hometown, chances are you'll discover something new to love yourself.