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Focus: Caliber 3: Anti-Terror Training Camp as Israel’s Newest Tourist Spot

There is a lot of reasons travelers choose Israel as their next destination. It may be to strengthen their religion, learn the culture, visit the Dead Sea, enjoy the nightlife in Tel Aviv, or witness beautiful landscapes. Whatever your reason for checking the next Tel Aviv flights, you probably don’t want to miss the next big tourist attractions of the city and the country. So you’ve planned to visit Nazareth or the sandy beaches in Tel Aviv. But how about getting the chance to train and fire high-powered weapons? The…

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Barcelona: Van hits crowds in Ramblas tourist area

A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Ramblas tourist area. Spanish police say several people have been injured in a “massive crash”, while emergency services are urging people to stay away from the area around Plaça Catalunya. Reports from the scene say people are taking cover in nearby shops and cafes. Reuters news agency reports that emergency services have requested the closure of local metro and train stations. El Pais newspaper said the driver of the vehicle had fled on foot after mowing down dozens of people. Steven Turner,…

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British tourist 'shot in Brazilian favela'

The Foreign Office is in touch with authorities in Brazil following reports a British woman was shot after mistakenly driving into a favela. A couple and their three children were travelling in Angra dos Reis when their car was approached by an armed group, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported. According to the paper, the woman was shot in the abdomen on Sunday but is not thought to be at risk of death. The rest of the family were unhurt, the paper reported. O Globo said the family had apparently been…

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News: UNWTO: International tourist arrivals continue to boom

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by six per cent in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high. Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors) in the first four months of the year, 21 million more than in the same months of 2016, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The January-April period usually represents…

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