Leisure Travel

US art collector returns 12 ancient artifacts to Thailand

Aug 3, 2018

A private American collector has returned a dozen ancient artifacts to Thailand as the Southeast Asian country presses for other treasures that were taken abroad to be given back

The Latest: 14 dead, 162 injured in Indonesia quake

Jul 29, 2018

The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok has risen to 14, with more than 160 injured

Strong quake hits Indonesian island, killing at least 14

Jul 29, 2018

A strong and shallow earthquake has killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160 on Indonesia's Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali

Bali airport closed as Agung volcano gushes column of ash

Jun 29, 2018

The Indonesian tourist island of Bali has closed its airport, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed ash and smoke

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Ailing Thai beach made famous by Hollywood closes to tourism

May 31, 2018

Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" has been exhausted by mass tourism and it's getting a break

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

May 21, 2018

Spectacle may trump substance when foreign journalists journey deep into the mountains of North Korea to observe the official closing ceremony of its nuclear test site

Universal Studios Japan coaster stalls with riders hanging

May 2, 2018

Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a roller coaster made an emergency stop at Universal Studios Japan

Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure

Apr 25, 2018

Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development