Shanghai Disneyland closes over China virus concerns By AFP | Last Updated: 24th January, 2020, 14:16

The closure comes as China entered its nearly week-long Lunar New Year holiday, and the home of Mickey Mouse had prepared special "Year of the Mouse" celebrations for its guests

Shanghai Disneyland closes over China virus concerns

US imposes new visa rules to discourage ‘birth tourism’ US imposes new visa rules to discourage ‘birth tourism’

The US has been cracking down on the practise since before Trump took office


Dubai airport implements special screening for China flights Dubai airport implements special screening for China flights

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, announced on Thursday that it’s taking special precautions 


Coronavirus: Chinese officials advise against travel to Wuhan China warns against travel to virus-hit Wuhan

The new virus has spread from Wuhan to several Chinese provinces, as well as the US, Thailand and South Korea


North Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus North Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus

Foreign travel to North Korea has been temporarily suspended as of Wednesday, the Beijing-based Uri Tours said on its website citing its partners in Pyongyang


Foreign Office issues 'extreme risk' warning for tourists travelling to Spain Foreign Office issues 'extreme risk' warning for tourists travelling to Spain

The Foreign Office has issued an 'extreme risk' warning for tourists travelling to Spain.


Chinese theme park faces backlash for forcing pig to bungee jump Chinese theme park faces backlash for forcing pig to bungee jump

A Chinese theme park has left thousands enraged with a stunt where they forced a pig to bungee jump off a 223-foot high tower


5 climbers attempt to scale Everest during harsh winter 5 climbers attempt to scale Everest during harsh winter

Five climbers are attempting to scale Mount Everest, battling extreme cold, high winds and piled-up snow and ice 


On camera, tourists rush to escape avalanche on Himachal road On camera, tourists rush to escape avalanche on Himachal road

A video that is being widely shared online captures the chilling scene of an avalanche


The World's best seafood restaurant The World's best seafood restaurant

Chef Ángel León wants to change how people think about seafood, and by all accounts, he’s succeeding


Japan tops 2020 list of world's most powerful passports Japan tops 2020 list of world's most powerful passports

What's the travel document that opens more doors around the world than any other? It's a Japanese passport


Paradise in Thailand Paradise in Thailand

Traveling is an addiction to me. Once you start traveling and get the fun of it, you would want to do it as frequently as possible


Mahbub for creating skilled manpower to promote tourism industry Mahbub for creating skilled manpower to promote tourism industry

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali  underlined the need for creating more skilled manpower


US issues travel alert for Israel, Palestine US issues travel alert for Israel, Palestine

The US embassy in Israel says “heightened tension in the Middle East may result in security risks to US citizens abroad”,cautioning US citizens against travelling to Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip


Tourism: Nepal to appoint 3 Bangladeshi personalities as goodwill envoys Tourism: Nepal to appoint 3 Bangladeshi personalities as goodwill envoys

The Embassy of Nepal in Dhaka will formally appoint and honour three renowned personalities of Bangladesh


US-Bangla offers Thailand holiday packages US-Bangla offers Thailand holiday packages

The private carrier, US-Bangla Airlines on Saturday announced special holiday packages to Bangkok, Pattaya sea beach


The world's safest airlines for 2020 The world's safest airlines for 2020

Airline safety is one of those things you hope you'll never have to worry about when you travel


Qatar Airways Cargo introduces a second direct non-stop freighter service from Dhaka to Europe Qatar Airways Cargo introduces a second direct non-stop freighter service

Qatar Airways Cargo has introduced its second Boeing 777 freighter from Dhaka to Luxembourg


Northwest China adds seven national wetland parks Northwest China adds seven national wetland parks

Northwest China's Qinghai Province has added another seven wetland parks at the national level, bringing the total number to 10


Times Square safest place on Earth for New Year's Eve

Times Square safest place on Earth for New Year's Eve

Police will be monitoring more than 1,000 security cameras, along with feeds from police helicopters and the drones


Day Trips from Dhaka: 5 Affordable Tourist Spots near Dhaka Day Trips from Dhaka: 5 Affordable Tourist Spots near Dhaka

This childhood rhyme has sadly become the reality in our lives. Vacations relieve stress and relax our mind


Tourists stay away from Taj Mahal, other Indian attractions as protests against citizenship law flare Tourists stay away from Taj Mahal, as protests flare against CAA

A group of European tourists travelling in a group across India said they now planned to cut short their 20 day trip


Transport strikes disrupt Christmas travel in France Transport strikes disrupt Christmas travel in France

Train travel problems are slightly eased Saturday with a plan from rail authority SNCF to inform passengers several days in advance and propose ticket exchanges


Shat Gombuj Mosque abuzz with tourists Shat Gombuj Mosque abuzz with tourists

The mosque, declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO, is believed to have been built more than 600 years ago by Khan Jahan Ali


Star Wars filming locations across the UK & Ireland that you can visit Star Wars filming locations across the UK & Ireland that you can visit

Star Wars may be set in a galaxy far, far away but a host of its filming locations are actually a lot closer to home


A paradise Island with hardly any escape: Brazil's Ilha do Cardoso A paradise Island with hardly any escape: Brazil's Ilha do Cardoso

German photographer Ralf Henze has visited the island numerous times on account of the "simple life and happy people"


Beaches in Jamaica that will make you want to be on holiday immediately Beaches in Jamaica that will make you want to be on holiday immediately

Jamaica is famous for its breathtaking beaches, with their white sand shores


China coastal flats develop into major photo draw China coastal flats develop into major photo draw

Local media said more than 400,000 professional and amateur photographers came to Xiapu in 2016, a figure expected to have grown since then, with the autumn seaweed harvest a particular draw


Hiroshima buildings that survived atomic bomb to be demolished Hiroshima buildings that survived atomic bomb to be demolished

The Japanese city of Hiroshima plans to knock down two buildings that survived the 1945 atomic bomb


Top 6 tourist attractions in and around Sylhet

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Standing on the bank of the Surma River, Sylhet is blessed with subtropical climate, featuring humid weather, hot summer and cooler winter


Britain, Canada issue travel advisories to citizens against visiting India's northeast Britain, Canada issue travel advisories to citizens against visiting India's northeast

As violent protests against recently passed Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) flared up in India's northeast


Passengers' most disgusting habits during a flight Passengers' most disgusting habits during a flight

Bare feet, nail care and beauty routines have been deemed as some of passengers' worst and most disgusting habits


Where Prince William proposed to Kate and inside their romantic trip Where Prince William proposed to Kate and inside their romantic trip

Prince William and Kate Middleton have racked up quite an impressive travel diary since tying the knot in 2011


Game-changing economy seat has padded wings you can lean on for sleeping Game-changing economy seat has padded wings

Economy seats in planes don't always make for the most comfortable of journeys, especially if you're…


Nepal for strengthening cooperation among the tourism boards of this region Nepal for strengthening cooperation among the tourism boards of this region

The Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board Deepak Raj Joshi has underscored the need for strengthening cooperation


Airport transforms into Frozen 2 themed wonderland Airport transforms into Frozen 2 themed wonderland

Changi Airport in Singapore has transformed its terminals into a Frozen-themed wonderland complete with a snow-covered forest


Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor Wat Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor Wat

Elephant rides have long been a tourist attraction at the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap


Family holidays have a long-term effect on kids' happiness Family holidays have a long-term effect on kids' happiness

Going on a family holiday could have a long-lasting impact on children's happiness, according to a child psychologist


The island paradise with world's worst heroin problem The island paradise with world's worst heroin problem

The island paradise of Seychelles is suffering from a drug epidemic of huge proportions


Turkey to invest in Bangladesh’s tourism sector Turkey to invest in Bangladesh’s tourism sector

Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy expressed such interest

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