Brazil packed with travel riches, so why so few tourists?

May 22, 2017

Brazil's government hopes to address apparent mismatch: The country has so much to offer travelers but relatively few tourists

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

May 19, 2017

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables

Brazil's lower house OKs reducing protection in Amazon park

May 17, 2017

Brazil's lower house of Congress has approved significantly reducing the size of a fully protected national park in the Amazon rain forest and opening up a big chunk of that land for agriculture and other activities

Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

May 17, 2017

Australia's prime minister says his government is considering following the United States in banning laptops from inbound airliner cabins

Australian minister calls for tougher rules on refugees

May 16, 2017

Australia's immigration minister has urged tougher refugee rules that would deport refugees who take vacations in countries where they claim to fear persecution

Australia warns travelers to not bring in hitchhiking toads

May 11, 2017

Australian quarantine authorities have urged travelers through Asia to beware of hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with a dead Indonesian toad in his shoe

Brazil to allow foreign companies to own local airlines

Apr 11, 2017

The Brazilian government says it will allow foreign companies to own 100 percent of local airlines, a move it says will help bolster the country's tourism industry

Report says cost of Zika estimated at up to $18 billion

Apr 6, 2017

A new international report says the Zika virus epidemic may be imposing billions of dollars of costs on nations across the Americas

1 year to go: Gold Coast counts down to Commonwealth Games

Apr 4, 2017

One of Australia's most popular tourist destinations is marking the one-year countdown to the Commonwealth Games

Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia

Mar 29, 2017

Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast have emerged from their homes to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines

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