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Montenegro’s pristine Lake Skadar threatened by new resort

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Tourism in Montenegro is booming, but the approval of plans for a new ‘eco-resort’ has led to protests from conservationists who fear it will threaten a stunning national park

Like its Adriatic neighbour Croatia, Montenegro is a rapidly-growing travel destination: in 2016 there were nearly 1.5 million visits from international tourists – up 6.9% on 2015. But although the country is known for eco-tourism and as a “soft adventure” hotspot, tourism development hasn’t been without controversy.

Despite local concern and protests, many concrete resorts have sprung up. In coastal Budva, for example, international developers were recently given permission to convert a second world war concentration camp on Mamula island into a luxury resort.

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10 of the best foodie experiences in Europe

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From a chef’s tour of Paris to the new Cornish pasty heritage centre, these mouth-watering trips across Europe are worth savouring

Whether the name is to your taste or not, Cornucopia, a multimillion-pound food attraction due to open in Cornwall this summer, will hopefully satisfy the tastebuds of foodies visiting the West Country. Just outside the town of St Austell, Cornucopia will be home to the UK’s first Cornish pasty heritage centre, where visitors can try making the regional treat themselves. There will also be 19 specialist outlets selling the best of Cornish food and drink. The town is also home to the St Austell Brewery, which runs tours and has a great visitor centre.
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