The Dead Sea itself is shrinking but its appeal is not
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Dead Sea: Tourists eager to chase waters

The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as our correspondent Kevin Connolly reports.

In this report, he meets a hotel owner who has been forced to pay for a train that ferries his guests 2km to a sea that was once on his doorstep.

This is part of a longer feature on the state of the Dead Sea and what its future holds, which you can read here.