On July 2, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka updated its recommendations to travelers in Dhaka/Bangladesh. Following the hostage event at Holey Bakery in Gulshan-2, Dhaka, the U.S. Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens avoid the area around the restaurant (Road 79 in Gulshan-2) and remain vigilant in their movements and activities, both inside the diplomatic enclave and anywhere else in Bangladesh.
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So the UK has voted and is set to leave the EU. No one knows what the long-term effects of this decision will be, but the short-term answer to that question is simple: very little will change.
On April 1, 2016, the US Department of State issued a travel warning for Tunisia due to the threat of terrorism, advising against all travel to the southeastern part of the country along the Libyan border — in March 2015, clashes in the border town of Ben Guerdane left 12 Tunisian security officials and citizens dead — as well as the western mountainous areas. The US State Department also warns against travel to central Tunisia and the areas bordering Algeria.
On the morning of March 22, 2016, two explosions hit Brussels Airport, followed by an explosion at Maelbeek subway station in central Brussels about an hour later. Belgium has called for three days of national mourning and the prime minister has advised people to “avoid all movement.”
As the world learns more about these horrific attacks, we want to keep you informed of the latest news and security updates. Our thoughts are with the people of Belgium at this tragic time.
We are shocked and saddened by the recent tragic events in Paris. Our team members are on the ground in Paris, actively working with our local partners to assess the situation and provide our support in this difficult time.
We also want to keep you informed of what is happening for your own travel purposes. Read on for the latest news and security updates.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a version of our Viator mobile app for the Apple Watch that will allow you to view your bookings and vouchers from your wrist, for quick and simple entry to get through the door at your activity. The Viator Apple Watch app will be synced with the Viator app on your phone, where you are able to research and book your tour. To celebrate the coming Apple Watch, we’re offering a 10% off, mobile-only sale.
One of the biggest political surprises of 2014 was the Obama Administration’s decision to “chart a new course” in US relations with Cuba. While social media buzzed with chatter that the US was “lifting the embargo,” the new policy towards Cuba is at most a step towards that. Lifting the embargo requires the approval of Congress, which given its current political makeup, is not likely to happen in the very near future.
Winter is here, so break out your coats and scarves — or sunglasses depending on where you’re going — and get ready for our great deals for the month of December.
To keep bringing you more insider knowledge of destinations around the world, we’re working with a team of Viator Ambassadors, expert travel bloggers who’ve been around the block (and around the world) a few times. Collectively, they’ve visited hundreds of airports, logged thousands of miles of flight time and learned through experience how to make the most of any trip. We asked our ambassadors for their best tips for traveling like an insider. Here’s what they had to say.