A rising tide: ‘overtourism’ and the curse of the cruise ships

In Kotor and Dubrovnik large cruise ships dock regularly throughout the season, depositing thousands of people each day into the tourist hotspots and putting intense pressure on the historic portsKnown as the “pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik has beco…

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Sound of silence: will Harland and Wolff vanish into history?

As the hammering and clanging stops at shipyard that built Titanic, workers hold out hope for a buyerThe yellow cranes were nicknamed Samson and Goliath, soaring steel giants that defined Belfast’s skyline and symbolised Northern Ireland’s industrial m…

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Safety changes leave owners of river barges fearing dry times ahead

Operators of historic vessels could be sunk by requirements costing up to £250,000 per boatOnce, thousands of sailing barges plied the Thames estuary. Today, the sight of Will, the largest such vessel still travelling on the waters in London – now conv…

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