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Taj Mahal to fine tourists who spend too long visiting the landmark By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 15th June, 2019, 16:40

Tourists who spend too long admiring the UNESCO World Heritage Site could end up facing hefty fines

Taj Mahal to fine tourists who spend too long visiting the landmark

Exclusive tourist zone in Cox’s Bazar for foreign tourists Exclusive tourist zone in Cox’s Bazar for foreign tourists

The work on establishing an exclusive tourist zone for foreign tourists is underway at Sabrang in Cox’s Bazar


Adult tickets' price as kids' tickets at  Disneyland Paris Adult tickets' price as kids' tickets at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris can make for a magical family break, but it doesn't always have the dreamiest of price tags


Chernobyl selfies lead to warning from show's writer Chernobyl selfies lead to warning from show's writer

Tourists visiting Chernobyl must be respectful, the creator of the HBO show about the nuclear disaster there says


Unfinished Gaudí church gets permit after 137 years Unfinished Gaudí church gets permit after 137 years

Property owners have a new yardstick by way of Spain for measuring frustration over building permit requests they suspect got lost in a local government bureaucracy


Travellers enjoying easy sail on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway Travellers enjoying easy sail on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway

The PM also opens the much-awaited 930-metre Second Meghna Bridge and the 1,410-metre Second Gumti Bridge on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on May 25


Holidaymakers throng Sundarbans Holidaymakers throng Sundarbans

The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, was a major draw for tourists during the long Eid-ul-Fitr vacation


Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists

The US space agency says it would open the orbiting station to tourism and other business ventures


US veteran repeats D-Day jump at 97 US veteran repeats D-Day jump at 97

97-year-old Tom Rice, who jumped from a World War II Dakota plane above the town of Carentan Wednesday, recreating the parachute drop he took part in on June 6, 1944


 11 tonnes of rubbish cleared from Mount Everest 11 tonnes of rubbish cleared from Mount Everest

Cleaners spent weeks collecting food wrappings, cans, bottles and empty toxic cylinders, according to the Nepal Tourism Department


US tightens Cuba sanctions, ends group travel US tightens Cuba sanctions, ends group travel

The Treasury also banned the US export of boats and private airplanes to the country


Cox’s Bazar buzzing with revellers during extended Eid holidays Cox’s Bazar buzzing with revellers during extended Eid holidays

 Holidaymakers are thronging the sandy beaches of Cox’s Bazar to enjoy themselves over the nine-day holiday that started Friday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr


Bodies spotted in hunt for missing climbers Bodies spotted in hunt for missing climbers

A helicopter searching for eight climbers who went missing in the Indian Himalayas has spotted five bodies


Tourist guide drowns after saving 5 lives from river in J&K Tourist guide drowns after saving 5 lives from river in J&K

Search and rescue are launched immediately and teams of state disaster response fund


You can now book private Uber submarines to explore the Great Barrier Reef You can now book private Uber submarines

There's a brand new way to explore the Great Barrier Reef and it's sure to make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge offers new world at Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge offers new world at Disneyland

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is on the same land as Disneyland, but stepping into the new attraction transports visitors to an entirely different world


Chinese tourism to US drops for 1st time in 15 years Chinese tourism to US drops for 1st time

Travel from China to the U.S. fell 5.7% in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office, which collects data from U.S. Customs forms


Taj Mahal becomes first Indian monument with breastfeeding room Taj Mahal becomes first Indian monument with breastfeeding room

The baby feeding room would be set up by July to help the “millions of mothers who visit with their babies”


Overcrowding not 'sole reason' for Everest deaths: Nepal Overcrowding not 'sole reason' for Everest deaths: Nepal

A local tour organiser told AFP that one of the Indian climbers, Nihal Ashpak Bhagwan, died of exhaustion after being "stuck in traffic for more than 12 hours"


Utah climber, 4 others die on Mount Everest Utah climber, 4 others die on Mount Everest

An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness 


'Traffic jam' on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit 'Traffic jam' on Everest

The deaths take the toll on Everest to four this season, after an Indian climber died last week and an Irish mountaineer is presumed dead after he slipped and fell close to the summit


Italian island promises to refund tourists' overnight stays if it rains Italian island promises to refund tourists' overnight stays if it rains

Although us Brits are used to a spot of rain, it can be quite disheartening when the weather lets you down on holiday


Kashmir witnesses rise in tourist footfall in April, May Kashmir witnesses rise in tourist footfall in April, May

Tourism had taken a downturn when military offensive against militants was increased in 2018


Atlantis Aquaventure, the biggest Waterpark in the World Atlantis Aquaventure, the biggest Waterpark in the World

Thrill-seekers may want to start planning a trip to Dubai for next year as the city prepares to open one of the world's biggest water parks!


Sri Lanka’s hotels, beaches, eateries now empty of tourists Sri Lanka’s hotels, beaches, eateries now empty of tourists

Sipping fresh coconut water while sunbathing on deserted Hikkaduwa beach, Alexi Konchayenko, a sports trainer from Ukraine, struck a stoical note


USA's most exclusive hiking spot could be about to open USA's most exclusive hiking spot could be about to open

One of the USA's most exclusive hiking spots could be about to open to more visitors


Utah event celebrates Transcontinental Railroad anniversary Utah event celebrates Transcontinental Railroad anniversary

Music, bells and cannon fire rang out Friday at a remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes of the Transcontinental Railroad were hammered 150 years ago


Faroe Islands 'close down' as tourists fly in to repair them Faroe Islands 'close down' as tourists fly in to repair them

Increasingly favoured by tourists, the Faroe Islands announced this year they were temporarily closing down parts of the country


Peru to limit Machu Picchu access to prevent deterioration Peru to limit Machu Picchu access to prevent deterioration

Peru announced on Friday a two-week restriction to three important areas at Machu Picchu to prevent greater degradation to the iconic Inca citadel


75 years later, French ‘HistoPad’ offers new view of D-Day 75 years later, French ‘HistoPad’ offers new view of D-Day

French and Americans are working together again on a D-Day project - this time to give museum visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the milestone World War II


Tropical bay from 'The Beach' to close until 2021 Tropical bay from 'The Beach' to close until 2021

Before it closed, up to 5,000 people were visiting the bay every day and most of its coral died as a result


Missing piece of Britain’s ancient Stonehenge returned after 60 years Missing piece of Britain’s ancient Stonehenge returned after 60 years

A piece of stone drilled from Stonehenge, a mysterious circle of ancient stones in southern England, has been returned to the site 60 years after being removed during archaeological excavations


What it’s like to do the Everest Base Camp trek What it’s like to do the Everest Base Camp trek

 the Everest Base Camp Trek provides an opportunity for regular hikers like me to tackle a feasible portion of one of the most iconic climbs in the world


Bangladesh to become ‘lighthouse of tourism’: Mahbub Ali Bangladesh to become ‘lighthouse of tourism’: Mahbub Ali

State Minster for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali on Monday said the government will introduce Bangladesh as the ‘lighthouse of tourism’ 


Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings

Cancellation rates at hotels across the country averaged 70 percent as of Saturday, with the capital Colombo taking a bigger hit, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes says


Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombing Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombing

Tourism, which accounts for 5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, has suffered as tourists from around the world cancelled hotel and flight bookings fearing more attacks


South Korea opens first hiking trail along the DMZ South Korea opens first hiking trail along the DMZ

South Korea has opened a new hiking trail along the Demilitarised Zone, the border which separates it from North Korea 


Piglet cafe opens in Tokyo Piglet cafe opens in Tokyo

Piglets are popular as pets in the United States, particularly for celebrities. Paris Hilton often brought her pet pig with her on red carpets


Dubai to get sky garden, new bicycle lanes Dubai to get sky garden, new bicycle lanes

The projects, aimed at enhancing the happiness of residents, include a Sky Garden, bicycle lanes and promenades at Sheikh Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah Beach


Travel: Sifting through Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul Travel: Sifting through Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul

Born in Istanbul in 1952, Pamuk is the acclaimed author of 13 books, nine of which have been translated into English

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