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June 13, 2019 - CNN Travel

Popular medieval Belgian town Bruges makes moves to restrict tourism - by Lilit Marcus
Visiting the famous Belfry may no longer be so simple, as Bruges is the latest European city to make moves regarding tourism restrictions. While the Belgian city is a popular stop along European grand tours, its popularity can come with challenges, especially in a place as compact as Bruges.
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McAfee reveals how cybercriminals are capitalizing on consumers’ risky travel booking habits. The findings show that popular summer destinations in Mexico, Europe – and, surprisingly, Canmore, Canada – generate the riskiest search results when people are hunting for vacation deals online.

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June 4, 2019 - CNN Travel

Walking tours in Amsterdam's Red Light District in jeopardy - by Lola Méndez
Walking tours of the Red Light District in Amsterdam are set to cease come January 1, 2020. The Dutch government wants to stop the tours as they believe the area is suffering from overtourism and that walking tours of the neighborhood exploit the lingerie-clad sex workers in neon-lit windows as tourist attractions.
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May 29, 2019 - Travel+Leisure

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Gorgeous, Green Makeover - by Andrea Romano

Paris is going to look very different within the next five years. Between new coats of paint and installation of a bulletproof glass wall, Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower has already undergone plenty of changes in recent years. But now, the city is proposing some very exciting changes that will turn the entire area into a pedestrian’s paradise.

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May 21, 2019 - Venture Beat

Airbnb teams up with 23andMe to recommend heritage travel destinations - by Kyle Wiggers

Ever heard of heritage travel? It’s when folks pilgrimage to uncover family histories in their forebears’ home cities, towns, and countries. Many travelers in Australia, India, the U.K., and Brazil say that visiting a place connected with their relatives will be the most important consideration when planning their next vacation.

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