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Palermo: The new cultural capital of Europe.

Once it was confirmed by the Italian government that Palermo will be the new European capital of culture for 2018.

The city of Sicily will benefit the expected rise in tourism and additional funding for its cultural visibility.

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German Alpine Club wins sustainability p…

The world's biggest mountaineering association has set its target on becoming carbon neutral by 2030. It has now won a prestigious sustainability prize in honor of its environmental efforts.

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Travelers with disabilities face accessi…

It's not easy for vacationers with disabilities to travel around Germany. Can the required infrastructure be improved?

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Germany: How safe is it for women at Mun…

Every year, the largest folk festival in the world draws millions of people to Munich for beer, dancing and family-friendly fun. But there is also a sobering side.

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Tardy trains: Germany pledges major rail…

Germany's reputation for good trains that run on time has been suffering for some time now, to the extent it even endures. The government has announced a major, near-term upgrade...

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Will Venice be listed as an endangered U…

The lagoon city's natural beauty is in jeopardy. Now, the World Heritage Committee will decide whether to place Venice on its endangered sites list.

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Dutch government plans to cut Amsterdam …

Currently, the Schiphol Airport accommodates around 500,000 flights a year, but the Dutch government wants it to be capped at 452,500. Airlines are challenging the move.

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Tourism: Bye-bye backpackers — hello cul…

A growing number of tourist destinations are hoping to attract wealthier, more considerate tourists with a genuine interest in the local culture.

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How the COVID pandemic changed the trave…

The COVID-19 pandemic may be over, but it's left a mark on travel habits and the hospitality industry.

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