A pitched battle is being waged over the inclusion of ancient Minoan palaces as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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UNESCO are threatening to take action in Bulgaria over controversial plans to expand the Bansko Ski Zone, site of last month’s Audi FiS Alpine World Cup, into protected lands.
South Africa is launching ambitious plans to open up the country as one of the world’s top holiday destinations. Last Wednesday in parliament, the country’s Minister for Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk, detailed his government’s plans to more than double the number of foreign visitors to the country over the next eleven years.