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Tourist death toll from Greek heat wave rises to 6, others missing

ATHENS — A 67-year-old German has been found dead on the Greek island of Crete, police said on Monday, the sixth tourist death in June during a period of unusually hot weather. The tourist had set off alone on a hike in a canyon in the Sougia region on Sunday and after a few hours called his […]


World-famous paintings by Picasso hung in women's toilets

Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart had been displaying the artworks in Ladies Lounge, a women's-only exhibition and area, before a tribunal ruling.


Marcos leads opening of PH’s biggest hotel

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday led the formal unveiling of property giant Megaworld’s 1,530-room Grand Westside Hotel, the biggest hotel development in the country today. READ: Opening of Grand Westside Hotel to generate more jobs – Marcos Expected to provide a big boost to the country’s tourism sector in terms of tourist arrivals and job generation, the hotel will soon be connected to the sprawling Westside...


A New Yorker took her first solo trip to Greece at 38. She loved the slower pace of life so much that she moved there.

Marissa Rodriguez went on vacation to Greece aged 38, and ended up staying for 3 years on digital nomad visa.


Cheaper airfares expected in July as CAB lowers fuel surcharges

Attention, travelers! You can enjoy cheaper flights next month as the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) will implement lower fuel surcharges. In an advisory, CAB set fuel surcharge from Level 6 to Level 5 from July 1 to 31. That translates to a surcharge of P151 to P542, from P185 to P665, for domestic flights. International flights, meanwhile, will ha...


We live next to noisy wedding venue that's ruining our Cornish village

Kilminorth Cottages has hosted around 100 ceremonies since it started operating as a wedding venue a decade ago - but locals say the noise has become far too 'intrusive'.


UNESCO wants to add Stonehenge to list of endangered heritage sites

The UN's cultural organisation said Monday it recommended adding Stonehenge, the renowned prehistoric site in England, to its world heritage in danger list, in what would be seen as an embarrassment for London. In a written decision seen by AFP, the World Heritage Committee recommended that Stonehenge be added to the UN body's heritage in danger list "with a view to mobilising international support".


The lost temples of Lake Titicaca: exploring the less developed Bolivian shore

When someone suggests I get up to greet the dawn, there is always a pause … but part of the joy of travel is that you find yourself saying yes, even to bad ideas. Pablo, my guide, has warned me: dawn can be incredible, do not miss it. So when the first gleam of pinkish light hits the east-facing curtain, I leap up. From the terrace, there is a steep drop to the surface of the lake, which has the patina of hammered copper. A string of seagulls...


This Giant Hospitality Group Is Betting Big on Philippine Tourism

Marriott International is opening 2 new properties by early next year, with more on the way.


Inside isolated Tenerife village where Jay Slater vanished after 'rave' on holiday island

The Tenerife village of Masca, located in Rural de Teno Park, has been described as 'dangerous' by search teams looking for missing British teenager Jay Slater


LOOK: Grand Westside Hotel Is Now Open

A large new building has sprouted in Entertainment City.


Visitor attractions closed, abandoned, or overrun by tourists

The ubiquity of travel has led to overcrowding by tourists at some of the world's best-known vacation destinations and visitor attractions. Huge crowds are causing environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the pricing-out of locals who feel overrun and overlooked as their communities splinter under the weight of foreign footfall. Historically, bad planning and economic recession has led to the closure or abandonment of a number of fine buildings. And at the lowest end of the scale, wanton vandalism has been blamed for the destruction of several natural landmarks. So, what's going on? Browse this gallery and find out more about the consequences of unsustainable tourism.


Beloved Disney-themed café in the heart of Hollywood forced to close

Photos show the Snow White Café, found at 6769 Hollywood Boulevard next to the Hollywood Wax Museum, entirely gutted, and, from what can be seen, all its 'Snow White' imagery stripped away.


The best beach destinations on the Baltic Sea

With their pristine sandy shores, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque landscapes, regions around the Baltic Sea offer a diverse range of beach destinations for every type of traveler. Whether it's relaxation, water sports, or natural beauty, the Baltic beaches have something for everyone. Sure, the water might not be as warm as the Mediterranean, but these northerly shores are equally spectacular. Click on to discover the beach destinations on the Baltic Sea.


British Airways plane stairs catch fire at Heathrow

Flames and a huge black cloud of smoke was seen rising from a set of mobile stairs and attached to an A320 parked at Heathrow Terminal 5, engulfing its tail. No passengers were on board at the time.


Cotabato town breaks record for most pedicures in 8 hours

The Guinness World Record has officially announced that Tampakan town in South Cotabato has set the world record for the most pedicures given in eight hours. Tampakan, South Cotabato has surpassed Canada, which previously held the world title in 2015 with 1,083 people pedicured in eight hours. To break this record, the town provided pedicure to 1,447 people, however, following stringent assessment by Guinness, the official number is 1,223. The...


Things to do in London this weekend (June 28 – 30)

Things to do in London this weekend (June 28 – 30) - This weekend there is a new Mexican taco stand, some exceptional photography — and some Jungle from Goldie, just because


Passengers use oxygen masks as Korean Air flight descends abruptly

Passengers on a Korean Air flight bound from Seoul's Incheon airport to Taichung, Taiwan, used oxygen masks when their Boeing 737 MAX 8 suddenly descended from over 30,000 feet to around 9,000 feet, causing ear pain, hyperventilation, and nosebleeds.


US couple 'walked for hours' before dying in Hajj heat

The couple's daughter says a tour agency her parents used failed to provide basic necessities.


Passengers left without luggage abroad after Manchester Airport chaos

The major outage at Manchester Airport in the early hours of yesterday caused disruption to luggage processing, with thousands of travellers flying without their hold bags.


Wyoming town scores victory over billionaire's plans for swanky resort

A billionaire's best laid plans to transform a sleepy valley in Wyoming into a destination resort for rich people will potentially be delayed for years thanks to environmental regulations.


The world's most charming villages

There are some incredibly beautiful villages and towns around the world. Green landscapes, mountains, and cottages are just some of their attractions, along with amazing architecture and interesting history. These charming destinations also make for the perfect vacation spots. Check out the most charming villages in the world!


Bizarre things foreigners consider "American" that actually aren't

It is undeniable that America has some foods, products, and customs that are just, well, American. Either based on stereotypes, movies, or pure fact, other countries dub countless things as being something unique to the US all the time. Some are painfully accurate, while others will leave you dumbfounded and looking for answers. For your reading pleasure, here are some of the most hilarious things the rest of the world has decided are American.


Log cabins you'll want to move into

Humans have used log cabins for centuries. From fishing and hunting huts, to family homes, log houses have served us well for a very long time (and continue to do so). Wood provides us with protection and insulation, and being a natural material it blends in perfectly with the surrounding landscape. But there's more to log cabins than being the perfect nature getaway spots. For instance, did you know that several American presidents were born in log cabins? Or that Albert Einstein lived in one while seeking refuge in England from the Nazis? Click through the following gallery and marvel at these gorgeous log cabins and some interesting facts about these rugged types of shelter.


Qantas tumbles down the rankings of the world's best airlines

The rankings were announced at the 2024 World Airline Awards at the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel, London , on Monday.


Monos Carry-On luggage review 2024: Our thoughts on 3 bags

We've tested three of Monos' popular carry-ons, and our favorites include the spacious Carry-On Plus and the uniquely designed Carry-On Pro Plus.


Raging River ride malfunctions at Six Flags Arlington

Video, posted by jebbrownsack on TikTok Sunday, shows four rafts filled with guests piled up on the Raging River ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.


Tenerife tour guide says Jay Slater's disappearance is 'strange' for one reason

The search for 19-year-old Jay Slater, from Lancashire, has now entered its eighth day and a tourist guide in Tenerife has pointed to what is so "strange" about his disappearance


Conquering the continent: your US to Europe travel hacks guide

As an American, jet setting to Europe has a certain je ne sais quoi appeal to it. The allure of immersing yourself in days of exploring historical monuments and gawking at heaping plates of pasta is perhaps only bested by nights of street festivals and mingling with the locals. Indeed, Europe has an unspeakable beauty to it. Nonetheless. finding your way around the Old Continent, both literally and figuratively, does come with some challenges. But fear not! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie venturing somewhere for the first time, this guide is here to help. Ready? Click through for a comprehensive list of tips and tricks to maximize your experience while minimizing headaches.


Pilot shares best day of week to book cheap flights - and it will surprise you

Strategically negotiating airline algorithms could save a few quid on air fares


'Jet2 told us to use swimming pool when holiday villa water went off'

Mother-of-two Laura Adediji was staying in Coral Bay, Cyprus with her family when a municipal water outage forced them to use the swimming pool water to flush the toilet


It’s Looking Like Wegmans Will Open a Second Manhattan Location

Meanwhile, its Astor Place Japanese restaurant is on ice


California couple found dead at picturesque waterfall

James Hall, 35, and Monica Ledesma, 34, were found floating in the water near Angel Falls after suffering a catastrophic hiking accident on Wednesday.


Explainer-How Boeing's Starliner can bring its astronauts back to Earth

By Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Problems with Boeing's Starliner capsule, still docked at the International Space Station (ISS), have upended the original plans for its return of its two astronauts to Earth, as last-minute fixes and tests draw out a mission crucial to the future of Boeing's space division. NASA has rescheduled the planned return three times, and now has no date set for


One of UK's warmest cities known for Jane Austen links is perfect for family getaways

Southampton located on the south cost of England is home to a rich history, many cultural attractions and offers a sunny holiday right here in the UK


“Reservation Anxiety” Is No Joke, But This New App Makes Impossible-to-Cancel Rezzies Easy to Get Off Your Hands

Pop Quiz: You're about to book an incredible Airbnb for your family reunion. The house has availability for exactly when you need it and all the amenities you could ask for. But then there's that nagging issue: what if you have to cancel for some unexpected reason? You do not want to be stuck with a non-refundable deposit and who knows what other other fees. Do you... A. Book it anyways and pray for dear life? B. Wait until the last minute to...


American cities that look and feel like Europe

America’s European heritage can be found everywhere, but some cities and towns across the US really feel like they belong in the Old Continent. Many of these places were settled by European immigrants in the 18th and 19th centuries and their legacy continues to this day. From architecture to traditions, there are places in the US that truly look and feel like Europe. In this gallery, we take you on a journey across America and bring you a list of places you can visit if you’re looking for a European feel, without having to cross the Atlantic. Click on to get to know them.


The most and least diverse cities in America

In recent years, diversity has become an even greater concern in the workplace, entertainment industry, and education system. As the United States continues to become a more diverse nation, discussions about tolerance and equality are of profound importance. Based on a WalletHub ranking, here are the top and bottom 15 US cities when it comes to diversity, starting with the most diverse.


Integrated resorts urged to further diversify offers

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has urged integrated resorts to offer more non-gaming attractions including restaurants and retail establishments to further drive growth in local tourism. Ma. Vina Claudette Oca, assistant vice president for gaming licensing and development department at Pagcor, said in a statement that casinos were but a small part of the attractions offered by integrated resorts. READ: PH sees up to $6B of...


The 30 best mid-sized US cities for cultural experiences

Culture within the United States varies greatly and oftentimes either the hustle and bustle of the big cities or the charm of a quaint small town are highlighted. However, between these two extremes lie the mid-sized cities of the US. These cities boast an array of museums, theaters, historic sites, and festivals that rival their larger counterparts, all while maintaining a sense of community. From the historic nature of Charleston, SC, to the artistic vibes found in Santa Monica, CA, each city presents unique opportunities for cultural enrichment. Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff, or simply a curious traveler, this gallery will cover it all. So, prepare to discover hidden gems and vibrant cultural scenes that make these cities stand out on the cultural map! Curious to find out which city topped our list? Click through now to discover more.


Tyson and Paris Fury treat themselves to £500-a-night hotel after family holiday

Tyson and Paris Fury enjoyed a romantic night away from their seven kids - weeks after Tyson 'revealed' that baby number 8 was 'incoming'


The European countries with the cleanest beaches

With thousands of miles of diverse coastline, Europe is home to some of the most spectacular and cleanest beaches in the world. Many of these beaches have been recognized with a prestigious Blue Flag from the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It awards flags to beaches, marinas, and tourism boats based on a series of environmental, educational, water safety, and accessibility-related benchmarks. So if you're looking to visit beaches with a commitment to sustainability and top-notch amenities, be sure to head to the European nations in the following gallery. Click on to discover the European countries with the cleanest beaches.


Tell us about your favourite quiet corner of France – you could win a holiday voucher

With rugged mountains, bucolic countryside, charming towns and magnificent Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches, France offers a huge variety of choice for summer holidaymakers. We’d love to hear about your lesser-known discoveries, whether it was an idyllic village, a deserted beach, brilliant little bistro or a spectacular walk. If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition. Keep your...


This Canary Island resort is a haven for active travellers – and surprisingly good for toddlers too

This Canary Island resort is a haven for active travellers – and surprisingly good for toddlers too - The Lanzarote institution has long been a favourite destination for athletes, but Chloe Hubbard found that visiting with her family unearthed a special place for an active brood


Food favorites that may soon be extinct

For many of us, food is more than just sustenance. It's a window into a variety of cultures around the world, or an expression of love that comes from a parent, friend, or significant other. However, what happens when some of the key ingredients in our favorite dishes are no longer available for our use? Well, we may soon find out. Barley is one of many ingredients that are in jeopardy, and it’s all thanks to climate change. This means we will soon have to say goodbye to cool, refreshing beer. It’s being predicted that beer consumption around the world will decline by 16%, while prices for the refreshing beverage are likely to double. The really bad news is that isn't all. Tequila prices are likely to shoot up due to increased demand for the liquor in New York and Tokyo, specifically. While tequila itself might not go extinct, quality tequila may, as the increased pressure on production is not allowing the agave plants to develop to their full maturity. With numerous farmers using immature plants, how long will it be before we're all drinking from the bottom-shelf tequila bottle? And not even hummus is safe! Chickpeas are also facing difficulties in meeting their demand, as temperatures in countries like India (the world's lead exporter of chickpeas) have risen and droughts have become more numerous. These are just a few examples, but there are plenty of other foods that may very well be gone for good, and very soon at that. If you're a big fan of margaritas, hummus, or a nice, cold pint, you better click through this gallery to learn which items you'll need to start buying in bulk before they disappear… forever!


Asian Countries with Digital Nomad Visas for Filipinos

Work remotely in South Korea, Thailand, and more!


What these American presidents regretted the most

Being the president of one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world is no easy task. Difficult decisions must be made, and presidents are only human, so mistakes happen. One might say it's part of the job, but sometimes things really go wrong and presidents feel the weight of regret. There are a few US presidents who expressed regret over a number of things. Some did so while still in office, while others confessed it later in their lives. In this gallery, you'll get to know who they are, and what they've regretted. Click on for some eye-opening revelations.


Less tourists seen to visit Philippines this year

MANILA, Philippines — BMI Country Risk & Industry Research slashed its projection for tourist arrivals in the Philippines this year to 6.6 million from the 8.21 million forecast it gave in January. BMI’s revised forecast for this year is also 14.2 percent lower than the baseline target of 7.7 million visitors set by the Department of Tourism (DOT). However, despite the slight downgrade in forecast, BMI said international arrivals could still...


Discover the most astonishing beaches of Africa

Africa is a fantastically diverse continent, where vast stretches of velvety sand, endless horizons of sparkling waters, and vibrant sea life await. But where to begin? By combining the travel wisdom of over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, Flight Network put together an extensive catalog of African beaches ranked by their untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, annual days of sunshine, and average annual temperature. Click through to see the 30 best of the best.


Body Found in Search for Hiker Who Continued on the Trail Alone and Then Called Family in Heat Distress

Diem Le Nguyen went missing on Sunday, June 23, during a hike with 100 people along the Nighthawk Trail