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6,000-year-old Aboriginal site among 29 new UNESCO World Heritage listings 2019

by Christian Fleetwood

An ancient Aboriginal landscape has been added to this year’s list of World Heritage Sites, alongside the ruins of ancient Babylon in Iraq and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright in the US, to name a few.

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Tourists may be able to visit Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra as early as 2019

After being partially destroyed by ISIS, reconstruction efforts are underway to reopen the ancient wonder to tourists.

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Top 10 bucket list UNESCO sites

by Vanessa Bussoletti

To celebrate World Heritage Day, we’ve rounded up the 10 best heritage listed sites to add to your bucket list. Aren’t we just the sweetest?

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Royal Caribbean set to sail Cuba in 2017

by Sophie Harrison

The gem of the Caribbean is like you’ve never sailed before…

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Blue Helmets to protect heritage sites

by AFP

Italy says UNESCO has approved its suggestion to have the United Nation’s famous Blue Helmets protect heritage sites around the world from attacks by Islamist militants.

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UNESCO lists Champagne vineyards

by AFP

Crack open a bottle to celebrate – the world’s most renowned sparkling wine vineyard has been listed as a world heritage site.

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UNESCO decision great for reef promotion

by Melissa Grant - AAP

UNESCO’s intense scrutiny of the Great Barrier Reef has created a unique opportunity to promote the natural wonder to the world.

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Reef not endangered, but UNESCO to monitor

Australia has dodged the “endangered” bullet, but there’s still a long way to go to keep the Great Barrier Reef protected.

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Quake-hit Nepal reopens heritage sites

by AFP

Nepal has reopened its heritage sites, despite warnings from UNESCO that some structures are still unstable.

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Malaysia detains ‘nudist’ Western tourists

by AFP

Malaysian authorities have detained two Canadians, a Briton and a Dutch national for allegedly stripping naked on Mount Kinabalu.

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Nemo narrowly avoids danger zone

by Hannah Edensor

UNESCO has held off putting the Great Barrier Reef on its endangered list, but for how long?

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Colombia charms Intrepid agents

by Hannah Edensor

Earlier this month, Intrepid Travel treated a small group of travel agents to a trip around Colombia.

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