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In Pictures: Europe's tourism boom

Riga, Latvia

Millions of British and other passengers will be enjoying the many new destinations served by the low-cost airlines this summer, to places such as Latvia

A Riga bar

Stag parties attracted to the city by the low cost of flights and accommodation, head to Riga's bars

Linas from Active Holidays

Linas from Active Holidays organises group weekend breaks and says he brings about 100 people a week to Latvia

Alghero beach, Sardinia

The Italian Island of Sardinia has much more experience of the struggle to balance the growing influx of tourists with environmental protection

Capo Cacchio, Sardinia

Sardinia has been fighting back, imposing tough measures to ensure sustainable tourism, trying to remain attractive not just for next year but for decades to come



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