These are all the destinations you’ll need to pay extra to visit this year

These are all the destinations you’ll need to pay extra to visit this year

This year, international travel is forecast to bounce back to the highest levels since 2019 – and while that’s great news for the tourism industry in general, many cities, attractions and entire regions are suffering under the weight of overtourism. The potential for damage to historic sites, unhinged tourist behaviour and the simple issue of overcrowding are all … Read more

This surprising city was the world’s most visited in 2024

This surprising city was the world’s most visited in 2024

Think of a busy, tourist-magnet city, and the likes of London, Paris or Bangkok probably spring to mind. But, according to Euromonitor International, not one of those hubs claimed the top spot for most-visited city in 2023. It was actually Istanbul that saw the most international arrivals last year. Türkiye’s economic and cultural capital welcomed a whopping 20.2 million visitors in 2023, and for 2024 that number’s … Read more

Turkey teeth and hair transplants: the rise and rise of cosmetic tourism

Whether scrolling through Instagram or hate-watching Love Island, you’re bound to have spotted them. Those dazzling fresh sets of pearly-white veneers. Once known as the Hollywood smile, they’ve now – due to where they’re commonly procured – earned the nickname ‘Turkey teeth’. Alongside popular cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty, boob jobs, BBLs and botox, these blinding sets of synthetic gnashers have … Read more