Italian travel operators have reported a boom in foreign holidaymakers booking holiday apartments this summer. Limone sul Garda, Lombardy, Italy. Photograph: iStock

Italy will allow tourists to enter quarantine-free as soon as this month, the prime minister, Mario Draghi, has announced, saying the country is “read(...)

Heavy traffic of mountain climbers lined up to summit Mount Everest in a photograph taken by climber Nirmal Purja’s Project Possible expedition on May 22nd. Photograph: Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish mountaineer who has summited Everest nine times, said that some of the Nepalese proposals to police the world’s highest peak are “too restric(...)

Mount Gurja, Nepal. Photograph: Daniel Prudnek/iStock

At least seven mountaineers were killed after their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal was hit by a storm, police said on Saturday, in the coun(...)

Israeli-Arab Issa Kassissieh  during the annual Christmas tree distribution by the Jerusalem municipality in the Old City on December 20th: Rabbi’s issued a statement to remind hoteliers that  erecting a Christmas tree in a hotel contravenes  Jewish law.  Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The season of goodwill, it appears, hasn’t reached the Holy Land. Israeli hoteliers and tourism officials have reacted angrily after the Jerusalem r(...)

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest (centre) killing nine Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said.  Photograph: Tim Chong/Files/Reuters

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on today killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season,(...)

Nepal will enforce tighter controls of climbers on Mount Everest to ensure the world’s highest peak is safe, officials said today. Photograph: Getty Images.

Nepal will enforce tighter controls of climbers on Mount Everest to ensure the world’s highest peak is safe, officials said today. The developm(...)