July 24, 2019New sites have been added to Unesco's World Heritage List, including Jaipur City in India; Writing-on-Stone, an ancient and sacred landscape for Indigenous peoples in Canada; and the Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan.
July 22, 2019Beautiful handcrafted pottery made by Mama Aicha rarely sells in Morocco anymore, but thanks to social media her ancient techniques are drawing students from around the world to the foothills of the Rif mountains.
July 1, 2019Gleaming but eerily empty, the luxurious Sipopo resort with its five-star hotels and exclusive facilities rises from a tropical beach, symbolising the dilemma of Equatorial Guinea – a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism to help fill its coffers.
The purpose-built town was carved out of an ancient forest in 2011 at...
April 7, 2019Whether in tourist brochures or online, it is not unusual to find references to Picasso's reputed visit to Fakaha, a remote village in northern Ivory Coast, some 650km from Abidjan, the economic capital.
March 3, 2019The KAZA project is the largest cross-border natural reserve on the planet. But the fight for conservation in some of the poorest regions of southern Africa has many challenges, including finding the right balance between tourism and wildlife protection.
February 12, 2019Years of spiralling violence has rocked Nigeria, a country of outstanding natural beauty. But tired of the unrest, young hikers have now decided to revive its slogan, 'land of peace and tourism'.
February 9, 2019Cycling with Shanghai commuters. Hiking with locals through the Algerian desert. More and more travellers, bored by busy tourist sights and places they know from television, are venturing off the beaten track to seek out genuine experiences with locals.
June 20, 2018If you have 12 days to explore the mummies, statues and other ancient wonders of Egypt – the last standing monument of the seven wonders of the world – this is probably how your trip would go.
March 15, 2018Cathay Pacific will introduce a nonstop service from Hong Kong to Cape Town, South Africa, flying three times a week from Nov 13 this year to Feb 18 next year. The carrier already has daily nonstop flights to Johannesburg.
February 20, 2018Each country in North Africa claims their version of couscous to be the best. But can they put their differences aside with a joint bid to have the dish added to Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage list?