Since the recognition value of this popular tourist city is so high, the model builders had to work on it with more precision than ever before, the operators announced before the opening on Wednesday. It was a real challenge to reproduce the beginning decay of the buildings realistically by the regular "Acqua alta" (flooding). But also the opulent decorations on the facades provided a lot of work. … [Read more...] about ‘Miniatur Wunderland’ to open little Venice
The cost of flights is likely to rise in the long term, he added. “Short term, the where and how we travel has had to change. But new, more entrenched, norms could form from that. Many people were hooked on frequent short breaks, but key to more sustainable tourism is taking far fewer flights – we may now see a return to longer, less frequent holidays, with more time spent getting to know a place, and a rise in slower forms of travel.” … [Read more...] about ‘Things have to change’: tourism businesses look to a greener future
Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Austrian ski regions end season early All ski areas in the Austrian provinces of Salzburg and Tyrol are ending the winter season early. Cable car operation will be discontinued as of Sunday (March 15, 2020). Hotels and accommodations will be closed from Monday. The provincial governments said that this should slow down the spread of the virus in the Alpine country. The two provinces account for most leading Austrian ski areas. … [Read more...] about Which European countries are open for summer tourism?
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. Elon Musk's SpaceX is the conductor and NASA the customer as businesses begin chauffeuring astronauts to the International Space Station. With American shuttles no longer in use, the US has had to rely on Russia for rides to the station … [Read more...] about Let the countdown begin! NASA and SpaceX begin final pre-flight checks on Falcon 9 rocket ahead of first manned launch from American soil in nine years as weather forecast is ‘60% favorable’ for launch
In 2015, medical researchers estimated that 22 per cent of all deaths in Pakistan could be traced back to pollution, with air pollution the worst culprit (pictured left, a view of the capital Islamabad in August 2017). The country has been under strict lockdown orders amid the coronavirus crisis, leading to a visible improvement in air quality (pictured right on April 20) … [Read more...] about Dramatic before and after images show how Istanbul’s Bosphorus is transformed into a dazzling turquoise as coronavirus lockdown continues to rid cities of their pollution