LA PAZ - A Bolivian avant-garde restaurant hopes this week to serve a well-known non-paying customer and receive a holy seal of approval for its new creation: a quinoa-based communion wafer.
PARIS - France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy.
VALENCIA, Spain - There's something for everyone in the Spanish city of Valencia. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, there are several beaches, while the city itself is brimming with culture and beautiful architecture and not completely swamped by tourists.
PARIS - France, the world's top tourism draw, on Thursday announced a scheme to lure in even more tourists with a fund intended to boost everything from hotels to its wine heritage, and urged the French to be more welcoming.
SREMSKI KARLOVCI, Serbia - Legend has it that Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus never let his soldiers sit idle, so in peacetime he put them to work planting vineyards in the rolling hills of Alma Mons, present-day Fruska Gora in northern Serbia.
TOKYO - With Japan's tourist numbers and hotel prices on the rise thanks to a weaker yen, developers are getting creative with a new niche line in stylish but cheap accommodation in bunks, cabins and pods of all shapes and sizes.
NEW YORK - Food & Wine magazine on Thursday handed out its first annual restaurant awards for U.S. eateries which it said "represent some of the most compelling restaurant trends today."
LOS ROQUES, Venezuela - Fears of being kidnapped or not finding toilet paper are not much of an incentive for a holiday in Venezuela.
LONDON - Artefacts from many of London's most notorious and grisly crimes, including the "Jack the Ripper" case, are to go on public display for the first time this year.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of the biggest characters in international boxing is back - just weeks after completing the transition from male to female.