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Tourists stay at a halal-friendly hotel in Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Three Indonesian provinces have been officially listed as halal tourist destinations by Indonesia's Tourism Ministry, in a bid to increase the number of Muslim travelers from Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To get to Civita, one must take a long, winding footbridge from the neighboring town of Bagnoregio. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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In Italy, A Medieval Town Confronts A Double Threat — Erosion And Too Many Tourists

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The first lady, born Melanija Knavs, is from the town of Sevnica in central Slovenia. Before 2016, it was known for its underwear factory, salami festival and sport fishing. "Melania put us on the world map," says Mayor Srecko Ocvirk, who has helped lead a Melania-themed campaign to attract more tourists here. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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For Melania Trump's Slovenian Hometown, First Lady's Fame Is Good For Business

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The steps of Florence's Basilica of Santa Croce are a popular gathering spot for tourists visiting the historic Italian city. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The China-Korea Friendship Bridge crosses the Yalu River from Dandong into North Korea. Seventy percent of North Korea's trade passes over the bridge. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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A Chinese Border City Gives Tourists A Glimpse Of Life In North Korea

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Tourists take pictures in front of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church. The city of 1.6 million gets more than 30 million tourists a year. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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For Barcelona, Tourism Boom Comes At High Cost

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Robert Ley (center), head of the German Labor Front, visits Ruegen in 1936. ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Along Germany's Coast, A Nazi Resort Becomes An Upscale Destination

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Despite cloudy weather, beaches are packed in Brighton, England. With airfares rising and the British pound down after the Brexit vote, some Britons are vacationing closer to home. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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For Post-Brexit British Vacationers, Staying Home Now Seems Appealing

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Passengers aboard the Lady Michigan peering through its glass bottom in hopes of spotting one of the area's many shipwrecks. Veronica Volk/WXXI hide caption

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In Lake Huron, Underwater Treasures And A Marine Sanctuary Boost Tourism Industry

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Kidlington is home to a number of 17th century cottages near its medieval church. This is the most historic part of the village, but it's not where the tourists went. Instead, tour buses dropped them off in a residential area built in the 1960s and '70s. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Why Did Busloads Of Asian Tourists Suddenly Arrive In This English Village?

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French flags are seen lowered at half-staff in Nice on July 16. The truck attack on July 14 killed 84 people. "I felt coming to celebrate on holiday and people are in mourning didn't seem right," one vacationer says. "But I'm glad I came." Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Nice, Residents And Tourists Struggle To Adjust After Attack

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Tourists walk past the flag flying at half-staff at Disney's Epcot theme park in Orlando on Monday. Dewayne Bevil/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Orlando's Tourism Industry Hopes To Overcome A Nightmarish Week

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Tourists sunbathe in a resort in Sharm el-Sheikh. Tourism has fallen dramatically since a Russian jet crashed after taking off from the town last November. Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A shop owner waits for customers in a market in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Over the past nine months, tourism has plummeted in the country after a series of deadly attacks. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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People Aren't Coming To See The Pyramids Or Snorkel In The Red Sea

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People walk in front of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia on April 12. Turkey has seen tourist numbers plummet following a series of deadly terrorist attacks and a travel ban by Russia. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Terrorism Fears And Travel Bans Shake Tourism In Turkey

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Parakeets are among Colombia's 1,900 bird species. Alexander Schimmeck /Flickr hide caption

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As Colombia Grows Safer, Tourists — Especially Bird Lovers — Flock Back

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An Ivorian soldier stands guard on March 18, 2016 at the site of a jihadist shooting rampage at the beach resort of Grand Bassam. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ivory Coast Struggles To Keep Economy Afloat After Terror Attack

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A budtender prepares an edible sale for a customer at LivWell Broadway in Denver. Craig F. Walker/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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