N.Korea’s “Mass Games” provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder

By Josh Smith PYONGYANG, Sept 13 : Packed into Pyongyang’s giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea’s “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country. “My thought sitting there was that it was […]

Despite hurricanes and Trump, Cuba retains charm for foreign tourism firms

By Marc Frank HAVANA, May 11 : New U.S. travel restrictions and a destructive hurricane season last year sucked some air from Cuba’s tourism boom but foreign businesses from Spain’s Melia Hotels to China’s Jin Jiang are pursuing new investments in what remains a promising frontier. According to sources with knowledge of industry figures, tourist […]