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The True Cost of Terrorism: Tunisia's Tourism Industry Struggles to Survive

The True Cost of Terrorism: Tunisia's Tourism Industry Struggles to Survive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 08, 2015

At the end of June, 37 guests of a Tunisian resort hotel died in a hail of terrorist gunfire. Since then, tourists have stayed away, and the tragedy has only just begun. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

Oktoberfest's Cathedrals: Artist Captures Places of Beer Worship

Oktoberfest's Cathedrals: Artist Captures Places of Beer Worship

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 16, 2015

Photographer Michael von Hassel takes haunting photographs of Oktoberfest's cavernous beer tents once all of the millions of annual visitors have gone home. By Antje Blinda more... Comment ]

Cyber-Attack Warning: Could Hackers Bring Down a Plane?

Cyber-Attack Warning: Could Hackers Bring Down a Plane?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 22, 2015

For years, hackers have been warning that passenger jets are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Airlines and plane manufacturers have largely ignored the risks, but recent events are leading German authorities and pilots to take the threats extremely seriously. By Marcel Rosenbach and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Tourism Troubles: Berlin Cracks Down on Vacation Rentals

Tourism Troubles: Berlin Cracks Down on Vacation Rentals

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 10, 2015

Last year, Berlin passed a law banning unregistered vacation rentals in the city because of a shortage of residential housing. A sharp increase in tourism and the popularity of renting private apartments is exacerbating a serious problem. By Ann-Kathrin Nezik in Berlin more... Comment ]

Missing Plane: Emirates Head Critical of MH 370 Investigation

Missing Plane: Emirates Head Critical of MH 370 Investigation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2014

Why is there still no trace of flight MH 370? In an interview, Sir Tim Clark, head of Emirates Airline, is sharply critical of the investigation thus far. He believes someone took control of the plane and maintained it until the very end. Interview Conducted by Andreas Spaeth more... Comment ]

What Happened to MH370? 'The Biggest Mystery Since Amelia Earhart'

What Happened to MH370? 'The Biggest Mystery Since Amelia Earhart'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2014

For weeks, the world has been wondering what happened to flight MH370. New satellite data has apparently confirmed that it crashed in the Indian Ocean. But why? Captain Bill Palmer, author of "Understanding Air France 447," relates his theory. Interview by Marco Evers more... Comment ]

On Standby: Kassel's 270 Million Euro Airport to Nowhere

On Standby: Kassel's 270 Million Euro Airport to Nowhere

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 12, 2013

A regional airport that opened six months ago in the German city of Kassel has close to 140 employees, but no scheduled flights this winter. Everyday operations are legally required, even as the facility hemorrhages money. By Philipp Alvares de Souza Soares more... Comment ]

Dead Good Coffee: Cemetery Cafés Gain Popularity in Berlin

Dead Good Coffee: Cemetery Cafés Gain Popularity in Berlin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 25, 2013

Graveyards may not seem the ideal location for afternoon tea, but there is a trend towards opening cafes inside cemetery walls in Berlin and other cities. They offer comfort not just for the bereaved but for local people and tourists who seek tranquility. By Hiltrud Bontrup more... Comment ]

Housing Shortage: Berlin Bans Tourist Apartments

Housing Shortage: Berlin Bans Tourist Apartments

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 22, 2013

Berlin's tourist boom has led many locals to rent out their apartments to visitors for short-term stays. Now the Berlin senate, amid soaring rents, has passed a law banning the practice. Critics, however, are unsure of how effective it will be. more... Comment ]

Austerity Incarnate: Merkel Shows Frugality on Italian Vacations

Austerity Incarnate: Merkel Shows Frugality on Italian Vacations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 08, 2013

Chancellor Angela Merkel is well known for her penny pinching, in both economic policy and her own household. An article in Vanity Fair Italy shows that Merkel's frugality extends to her annual vacation on the Italian island of Ischia, too. more... Comment ]