In Tour de France 2022, you can create your own cyclist in Pro Leader mode. Choose your profile (climber, sprinter, puncher or versatile) and become a future winner of the Grande Boucle or a specialist of the great classics! Take control of a team in Pro Team mode! You start at the lowest levels and must prove yourself to receive invitations from organizers to high-profile races. Create your own tour with My Tour mode and the 92 stages available. Choose teams, rest days and stages to build your own unique tour.
In February 2022, microchip company NVIDIA suffered a data breach that exposed employee credentials and proprietary code. Impacted data included over 70k employee email addresses and NTLM password hashes, many of which were subsequently cracked and circulated within the hacking community.
With bustling cities, incredible beaches and historic architecture, it's no wonder Thailand is high on many people's wish lists. In fact the country welcomed 11.8 million tourists in 2022 and is expected to receive more than double that number over the course of 2023. But the country is keen to keep tourism sustainable, so it has announced plans to introduce a tourism tax from June. The 300 baht (7.44/$9.10) fee will be collected from air travellers arriving in the country and will be used towards developing destinations, such as the Grand Palace in Bangkok (pictured), as well as taking care of tourists when health insurance doesn't cover them.
Overtourism became such a problem in Dubrovnik that, in 2016, UNESCO announced it was at risk of losing its World Heritage Site status. So the city announced a slew of measures to clamp down on overcrowding. Now, visitor numbers coming from cruise ships are capped at 4,000 a day, the number of souvenir stands has been cut by 80% and the number of restaurant tables and chairs has been reduced by 30%.
Another destination cracking down on cruise ships is the picture-perfect island of Santorini. The Greek isle, famed for its blue-and-white buildings set on dramatic coastlines, received an enormous two million tourists in 2018, with claims there were as many as 18,000 visitors from cruise ships alone on the busiest days. To combat this, officials capped cruise passenger arrivals at 8,000 per day from 2019.
Travellers flock to this Spanish city for its food, sunshine and gorgeous architecture among other attributes. But the hotspot has had to put stricter regulations in place to stop its streets becoming clogged with crowds. In summer 2022, it was announced that tour groups in the historic centre would be capped at 30 people, while groups in smaller areas would be limited to 15 people. The city has also banned the use of megaphones and created one-way systems on 24 of its streets and squares to keep crowds moving. 59ce067264