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Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Kenya's Tourism Slump Is Dragging Down Its Economy

Growth in Kenya’s economy, the largest in East Africa, slowed in the third quarter as the tourism industry contracted following a spate of attacks …

B.C. warns vacationers of measles outbreak at Disneyland

B.C. travellers looking to spend spring break in Disneyland should make sure their vaccines are up to date before heading to the theme park, health authorities in British Columbia are warning.<p>The California Department of Public Health (CPDH) confirmed last Friday that a measles outbreak in …

New Ebola cases fall under 100 for 1st week since June

New weekly cases of Ebola fell below 100 in three hot spots for the first time since last June, but the hardest part of stamping out the outbreak …

World Health Organization

UK weather: Manchester Airport runways shut and hundreds of schools close as 'thundersnow' hits Britain

The Met Office heightens weather warnings from yellow to amber with blizzards and sheet ice threatening rush hour misery<p>Two major airports were paralysed and hundreds of schools across the country closed as Britain was hit by "thundersnow".<p>Forecasters say the UK will be hit by a week of snow and …

It Was a Record Year for Poaching Rhinos in South Africa in 2014

Poachers killed 1,215 rhinos for their horns in South Africa in 2014, another record loss as the country struggles to protect the animals.<p>A majority …

Measles outbreak that started at California Disney parks grows to 95 cases in U.S., Mexico

A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.<p>The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks.<p>The rest are in Michigan, …

Public Health

Falling gas prices and weaker dollar brighten Canada’s tourism prospects, industry says

<b>By Kevin Bissett</b><p>Falling gas prices and a weakening loonie are raising hopes within Canada’s tourism industry that 2015 will be a banner year.<p>Ian …