African refugee drowns in Grand Canal as tourists look on

A man drowned in the Grand Canal of Venice as tourists looked on, some capturing the event on their phones which is alleged to have happened on Sunday. Pateh Sabally, a 22-year-old Gambian youth was seen failing to keep above water in the famous canal close to a boat with tourists. An investigation has been opened by Italian authorities following the videos appearance on the internet.

In the footage, three life rings are seen thrown into the water, but the man continued to submerge into the water, with speculations raised as to whether he had wanted to commit suicide. Media reports claim that…
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African refugee drowns in Grand Canal as tourists look on

5 Popular Destinations Limiting Tourist Numbers Allowed

As travel across the globe becomes easier and more accessible, countries you may have long dreamt of visiting may be putting restrictions on the number of inbound foreign travelers they will allow per annum.

Many countries rely on tourism as one of the leading contributors to their GDP. 7 million jobs were created in the global economy within the tourism sector according to the 2016 World Travel & Tourism Council’s Economic Impact Report. The effects of tourism on native citizens, infrastructure and resources, and the impact on the environment make up some of the reasons why the respective countries are considering this drastic move to…
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5 Popular Destinations Limiting Tourist Numbers Allowed

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BOTTEGA

This beautiful corporate video on Bottega is dedicated to the alchemy of the finest things in life – vineyards that stretch back three generations, the incredible beauty of Venice and the dedication and passion of a family to create a brand that has stood the test of time.

Copyright of all material: Bottega.

Top 3 global travel trends

Exterior of Generator Barcelona. Image by Nikolas Koenig, courtesy Generator.

Exterior of Generator Barcelona. Image by Nikolas Koenig, courtesy Generator.

Brace yourself! “Poshtels”, “Braggies” and wearable electronics are all the rage on the travel circuit. Well, that’s according to the WTM Global Trends Report 2015 released earlier this month in association with Euromonitor International. Fiona Davern chose her top three trends from the list:

  1. “Poshtels” popularity

Stylish, design-led hostels – aka “poshtels” – are top of mind for cost-conscious Brits and “value-driven” international holiday-makers. Poshtels bring together two previously…
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