Travel news: Tourists misbehave in Italy and drought reveals lost ruins in UK and Spain

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(CNN) – In this week’s travel news: The ongoing drought has revealed lost ruins in the UK and Spain. St. Helena’s Easter Island and Napoleon’s Atlantic exile have finally reopened to visitors. And there’s plenty of debauchery in Italy, as tourists surf the Grand Canal in Venice and ride scooters through Pompeii.

extreme weather

Countries around the world are facing severe droughts, and the situation in Europe is so bad that many of its rivers and lakes are drying up. Here’s how it could hurt the region’s tourism, now and in the years to come.
In Britain, the ruins of a Welsh village submerged by a reservoir in the 19th century have been revealed. And in Spain, a circle of megalithic stones known as the “Spanish Stonehenge” surfaced in an empty reservoir in the province of Cáceres.

Islands dropping Covid rules

Some of the world’s most remote islands are welcoming tourists for the first time since Covid hit the map.

Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, has reopened with new requirements for tourists. The return of tourism to the island, famous for its giant stone statues, could mean new worries for islanders who were worried about ill-behaved tourists even before the pandemic shut down travel.
St. Helena, in the mid-Atlantic, eased its Covid requirements this month, and weekly flights are set to resume in October, according to its tourism site. St. Helena is so out of the way, it was chosen as Napoleon’s place of exile after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Five years ago, it got its first airport.
The Caribbean dual-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis has been open to visitors for some time, but on August 15 it lifted all of its Covid entry restrictions. Here’s a guide to St. Kitts and all you need to know about Nevis.

Mischievous by nature

And in the southern coastal city of Sorrento, the mayor has banned scantily clad visitors from taking their beachwear to the streets: it has led to fines for bare chests and swimsuits.

Africa News

And on the Botswana-Zambia border, the $260 million Kazungula Bridge – due to open in May 2021 – has transformed what was previously a slow and congested river crossing.
Home rental behemoth Airbnb has transformed the travel industry but has yet to crack Africa, perhaps because Airbnb Does not allow mobile money, an increasingly popular cash transfer system on the continent. A Google-backed Cameroonian startup called Bongalo is hoping to maximize this gap in the market.

Deepest cave in Australia

A group of Australian explorers recently discovered a “delta variant” of a 401m deep cave in Tasmania.

Explorers have recently discovered Australia’s deepest known cave, a 401-meter-deep (1,315-foot) cave in Tasmania. They called the Epic New Discovery Delta Variant.

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