GERMANY PROMOTES 16 NATURAL SITES AROUND THE COUNTRY
THE theme for this year's tourism in Germany is A Vacation In Nature, the country's tourism office announced.
The European nation boasts over 130 natural sites comprising 16 national parks, 15 Unesco biosphere reserves and over 100 natural parks.
The tourism office has selected 16 scenic sites to recommend to visitors - including the orchid-filled Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve, the serene Elbe riverside, the untamed Black Forest National Park and the Jasmund National Park known for its white cliffs.
Travellers who are into water sports can head to the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, while natural history buffs can do walking tours of the ancient woodland of the Hainich National Park. For more information, visit www.germany.travel/nature.
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TAKE A PLEASANT HIKE ON 10 TRAILS IN SOUTH KOREA THIS MONTH
THE Korea Tourism Organization has selected 10 hiking trails as "pleasant paths to stroll along" for this month.
On the list are the Ansan Jarak-gil on Seoul's Mount Ansan, which is filled with cherry blossoms in spring; the Namsan trail on Seoul's Mount Namsan; the path next to Daecheongho Lake in Daejeon; and the Taehwagang River trail in Ulsan.
Also included is the fossil trail in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi province, home of many dinosaur egg fossils and animal and plant life.
Wheelchair users can hit the Jejudo Island's Jeju Olle Trail, which has installed a track for wheelchairs.
For details, visit www.koreatrails.or.kr.
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CUBA RUNS LOW ON POPULAR
BEER DURING TOURISM BOOM
THE ubiquitous fridges that dispense beer in Cuba's bars, cafes and gas stations are running out of the island's favourite Cristal and Bucanero brands in recent weeks, as a surge in American tourists and new private watering holes strain the main brewery.
Cuba received a record 3.5 million visitors last year, up 17 per cent from 2014. American visitors rose 77 per cent to 161,000, in addition to hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans, testing the country's supply of hotel rooms, rental cars and beer.
The most recent tourism figures, for January, showed a similar pace of growth.