Fairy-tale destinations found only in the USA

From storybook cottages to dreamy ice castles, there are countless picturesque places in the USA to feed your wanderlust fantasies. Check out the following photo gallery to see all of the unbelievable places you need to add to your bucket list ASAP.

Southwest Airlines Faces FAA Audit Over Safety Incidents

Southwest Airlines Co. is facing enhanced scrutiny from US regulators over a series of recent flight safety incidents involving the carrier.

US regulators investigate Delta as it struggles to recover from outage

Delta has canceled more than 6,600 flights since the tech outage started Thursday, far more than any other airline.

Cebu Pacific is offering flights for as low as P188 until July 26

Got a case of wanderlust? If you're looking for an affordable way to fly to your dream destinations, Cebu Pacific has got you covered as they are now offering one-way flights for as low as P188, available only until July 26. For this price, you can travel to popular tourist places in the Philippines such as Caticlan in Boracay, Puerto Princesa, Bac...

Climate activists glued to runway halt flights at German airport, other protests foiled

By Ludwig Burger, Klaus Lauer FRANKFURT (Reuters) -Germany's Cologne-Bonn airport suspended flights for several hours on Wednesday after climate activists glued themselves to a runway, while similar actions at other European airports were foiled by authorities. Cologne-Bonn airport, Germany's sixth-largest, said it had resumed operations during the morning after halting all flights shortly

Why tech keeps holding airlines back when something goes wrong | Cruising Altitude

Delta is still struggling to recover from last week's CrowdStrike outage. Here's why its own computer systems may be partly to blame.

Should you still vacation on cruise ships?

Over the past decade, cruise ships have become an increasingly popular vacation choice for people seeking an organized, stress-free, all-inclusive vacation. The destinations are paradisaical, there are endless onboard attractions to keep you entertained, and there’s the lure of the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. Unfortunately, cruise ships come with massive costs, from putting lives at risk to inflicting devastating effects on the environment. Especially amid the pandemic, cruises became a known hub of contagion, and yet the ships started sailing again, and the virus is once again plaguing the industry which was initially suspended for months precisely because of COVID-19. If that weren't enough, many people have gone missing on cruise ships, as there are thousands of people housed on the boat (many of whom are intoxicated), and the employees don't always keep track of the residents. Passengers, and even crew members, have been regularly lost. But the environmental impact is still the greatest factor driving protests against cruise ships. If you've ever considered this particular getaway, check out this gallery to learn more about not only the true cost of cruise ships, but also concrete ways which the industry can improve its carbon footprint.

Nature, culture, crafts: Experience the best of Laguna

With its 30 cities and municipalities that offer a variety of outdoor attractions, Laguna is a popular destination for tourists, especially from those in nearby Metro Manila looking for a little adventure, since the province is just an hour’s drive (or two, depending on the town) away. If you’re looking for a quick road trip chock-full of activities that will bring you closer to nature, take a look at these top Laguna spots and start planning...

9/11 as seen from space and other out of this world photographs

The outstanding photographs taken in space by orbiting Space Shuttle astronauts and those aboard the International Space Station show our planet in a new light. Countries and continents are captured in hi-res clarity, with cities and natural wonders brought into sharp focus. Weather and atmospheric phenomena appear in extraordinary and sometimes alarming detail. And beyond our world, the sun and the moon are revealed in magnificent close-up. Click through the gallery to launch a spectacular collection of photographs taken out of this world.

Take your litter home with you, tourists told

It comes after residents really complained about the state of Skegness beach.

I spent 3 nights in Asia's least visited country. It also turned out to be the most expensive.

There are only two cities with flights to Timor-Leste. The author spent $500 on a two-hour flight from Bali with a low-cost airline.

Welcome to ‘Little Britain’ in Paris – inside Team GB’s Olympics performance lodge

“This is absolutely the jewel in the crown”, declares Mark England, Team GB’s chef de mission, surveying the Lycée René Auffray high school in Clichy on the outskirts of Paris which, for the next three weeks, has been transformed into a bespoke ‘performance lodge’. Put simply, it is a one-stop hub for athletes, families and friends to relax, unwind...

Best 100 restaurants in the UK named for 2024 - is your local on the list?

The Good Food Guide has crowned the 100 best local restaurants across the UK.

'You have to manifest a village': Meet the Londoners setting up run clubs and buying pubs to find community

'You have to manifest a village': Meet the Londoners setting up run clubs and buying pubs to find community - Whether it’s with a running club or a pub quiz team, we all need a sense of community. Meets the urbanites who help make it happen in the big city

Carnival Cruise Line will launch biggest ships ever starting in 2029

The cruise line will welcome the first of the three new vessels in 2029, each with more than 3,000 staterooms.

Frasco vows multifaceted tourism

THE Department of Tourism said it would follow the advice of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to employ a "multifaceted strategy" to attain robust Philippine tourism. In a post-pandemic world, Marcos said the emphasis had switched to experiential tourism that encompasses many aspects not just travel. "This resonates with our ongoing efforts to promote our culture and identity and aligns perfectly with the strategic direction we have been actively...

The best Delta customers can hope for is a simple refund

Delta is still canceling and delaying flights days after the botched CrowdStrike update.

Countdown to Balloon Fiesta begins with sunrise ascent

Around 20 hot air balloons took to the skies to mark the official countdown to the 46th annual event.

Earth's best destinations to see wildlife

Lions, scarlet macaws, toucans, and grizzly bears are part of our collective upbringing. From Disney and Pixar to coloring books, children around the world grow up surrounded by these incredible characters. However, few of us ever get to see one in their natural habitat. However, it is possible! Browse the gallery and check out some amazing places where you can see your favorite animals in all their majestic form.

Hotel workers in four US cities to hold strike authorization votes

By Doyinsola Oladipo NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 13,500 unionized hotel workers in four U.S. cities plan strike authorization votes next month as contract talks with Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Hyatt Hotels Corp stall, the union said. UNITE HERE, a union representing workers in hotels, casinos and airports across the U.S. and Canada, said the votes will begin the first

Let the World See the Beautiful China! CMG Global Chinese Program Center Released the 2024 Cultural and Travel Programs in Summer

BEIJING, July 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 24, CMG Global Chinese Program Center released the 2024 cultural and travel programs in summer in Beijing and launched the new media special area - "China Travel - Play in China!" event photo Since China implemented the 72/144-hour visa-free transit policy in January 2013, the visa-free transit policy has played an important role in serving the country's high level of opening up to the outside...

The world's most dangerous cities to live in

In a world brimming with diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures, it's disheartening to recognize the presence of cities struggling with soaring crime rates. As we delve into this exploration of the world's most dangerous cities, we're faced with the stark reality that safety remains a distant dream for many. This gallery shines a light on 30 cities, each grappling with its unique set of challenges. Join us on this journey through the most dangerous cities in the world to live in, and the communities living there that are affected every day. Click on for more.

Uncommon stays: 13 best lighthouses where you can spend the night

There are quite a few lighthouses you can sleep in here in the U.S., including lighthouses on both coasts and Alaska.

Council backs Tapestry centre despite £500,000 losses

Scottish Borders Council has had to underwrite losses equivalent to about £10 per paying visitor.

2024 Sands Shopping Carnival Draws Record-Breaking 120,000 Visits

July 18-21 event supported Macao's "tourism+" initiative Free business platform for local SMEs and Sands retailers MACAO, July 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2024 Sands Shopping Carnival successfully drew to a close Sunday at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Expo, after setting an all-time high of 120,000 visits during four days of shopping, activities and performances. Visitors enjoy the 2024 Sands Shopping Carnival Friday and Saturday at The Venetian...

Nepal just suffered another fatal plane crash. Its aviation safety record is so poor that all its airlines are banned from flying to most of Europe.

A Saurya Airlines flight due to travel to Pokhara crashed during takeoff in Kathmandu, killing 18 of the 19 onboard.

The essential guide to visiting Alaska

Rugged mountains and glaciers are only a few of the wild wonders that Alaska has to offer. The 49th state and Last Frontier is home to wilderness that stretches as far as the eye can see, and any traveler would be sure to find their home somewhere in the vast landscape. But if you’re unsure of where that might be, we’re here to help! Click through the following gallery to uncover the must-see destinations and unforgettable experiences that define this extraordinary state.

How to travel a lot more comfortably

No matter what mode of transport you are taking, traveling can be uncomfortable. Sitting in one position in a noisy and stuffy plane, train, or bus can leave you feeling drained. From not being able to sleep because of noisy passengers to feeling bored because your device has run out of battery, it can be tedious even for the most patient people. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little bit of preparation, you can avoid most annoyances experienced while traveling. Click through this gallery to learn about what you can do to make your next travel experience a lot more comfortable.

Overlooked travel destinations to discover this year

Are you tired of the crowds in your favorite cities? It might be time to take a trip somewhere a bit more low-key. There are plenty of places around the world to be explored that haven't been overrun with tourists... yet. Every year, Time Out magazine consults its trusted team of journalists to compile an updated list of the world's most underrated travel destinations. The results are usually surprising and sometimes unheard-of corners of the globe, waiting to welcome you—without the typical overcrowding! Intrigued? Click on the gallery to uncover the world's most overlooked travel destinations.

Summer deals for days out with the kids across the UK — full list here

As the school summer holidays begin, it won't be long before the kids get bored and parents start to stress about the cost of multiple days out — here our some of the best day out deals for this summer

EasyJet profits soar 16% with budget airline expecting 'record-breaking' summer

The carrier reported headline pre-tax profits of £236m for the three months to June 30, up from £203m a year ago

Nashville grapples with lingering neo-Nazi presence in tourist-friendly city

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Among the throngs of tourists in cowboy attire who flock to Nashville's famed downtown honky-tonks, a small but unsettling group has distracted locals and visitors from the neon lights lately with Nazi salutes and white supremacist rhetoric. For weeks, neo-Nazis have livestreamed antisemitic antics for shock value in Nashville — waving swastika flags through crowded streets, singing hate songs on the downtown courthouse...

Champagne-filled shipwreck found by Polish divers

Polish divers said Wednesday they had discovered a 19th-century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea off the Swedish coast, its hold replete with crates of champagne and porcelain. "The whole wreck is loaded to the brim with crates of champagne, mineral water and china," Tomasz Stachura, the Baltictech diver group leader, told AFP. He said the divers counted around 100 champagne bottles among the discovered items.

Island off northern French coast imposes quota to tackle overtourism

A small, picturesque island off the north coast of Brittany has imposed a summer tourist quota in an effort to ensure visitors have a more enjoyable experience and its 400-odd permanent residents do not feel swamped. From this week until 23 August, the number of people allowed on to Ile-de-Bréhat – excluding local people, second homeowners and workers – between 8.30am and 2.30pm must not exceed 4,700, said the island’s mayor, Olivier Carré. The...

Historic battlefields you can visit

Battlefields serve as a permanent reminder of some of history's bloodiest military engagements. The bucolic landscapes we see today were once stained with the blood of hundreds, sometimes thousands, felled in the throes of mortal combat. Preserved for posterity, these conflict locations remain hallowed turf, historical landmarks of past campaigns and encounters, many of which influenced the outcome of world wars. Click through and tread the fields of history's bloodiest battles.

Deaths feared as Nepal plane crashes during take-off

An airline official told the BBC that the Saurya Airlines flight was headed to Pokhara, a popular tourism destination.

The 30 places you must visit before you die

Traveling is a luxury that many of us love. Any chance we get, we're on the next flight! Whether you're looking for incredible outdoor views and experiences or some simplicity and quiet, this list is the perfect place to find your next adventure. Here, you'll find 30 world-renowned locations that you absolutely must see before you die. So, pack your bags and get ready to experience places you might have only dreamed of. Curious about which places made the list? Click through now to explore further.

Why Lombardy is still one of the most beautiful regions in the world

Since the advent of tourism, this picture-perfect pocket of Europe has been delighting visitors with its medieval towns, fabulous art, and some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Click through the following gallery for a pictorial journey through this stunning Italian region.

Delta Air Lines expects outage-related cancellations to end by Thursday, CEO says

Delta Air Lines expects flight cancellations and delays that resulted from a global technology breakdown last week to be resolved by Thursday, the carrier's chief executive said. In a message to customers, Delta CEO Ed Bastian apologized Wednesday to travelers who had their plans upended after a defective software update that cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike sent to computers using Microsoft Windows grounded flights and disrupted banks, hospitals...

Museum exhibition celebrates modern nursing

Stories collected from working and retired nurses are being shared with the public.

The world's best eating regions... and Italy dominates!

Eat out for under £50: the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in London

Eat out for under £50: the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in London - From Chishuru to Veeraswamy, the top restaurants that offer more affordable options

Gogglebox star left feeling 'dehumanised' after pilot blamed his mobility scooter for flight delay

Gogglebox star left feeling 'dehumanised' after pilot blamed his mobility scooter for flight delay - The TV star was compelled to share his experience after watching documentary Fight to Fly

Delta Says It's Almost Back to Normal Following Global IT Outage

After days of chaos, the airline says it expects minimal delays on Wednesday and normal operations on Thursday.

Call for 'serious review' of festival ticket prices

Concerns have been raised that entry to this year's Gloucester Tall Ships Festival was too expensive.

The best public-access and private golf courses in New York, ranked

Looking to play the best golf courses in New York? Welcome to our annual Golfweek’s Best ranking of public-access and private courses. Following are the rankings for both types of courses, as judged by our nationwide

DoT hails inclusion of Apayao as one of the Philippines' "biosphere reserves” by Unesco

THE Department of Tourism (DoT) celebrates the inclusion of the province of Apayao as the fourth "biosphere reserve" in the Philippines recognized by a body in the United Nations (UN). In her message, DoT Secretary Christina Frasco congratulated Apayao as it joins the list of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco). "The DoT extends its heartfelt congratulations to...

Meet the girls who started an Eras Tour craze with some balloons and got a Swift shoutout

Three Swifties in Amsterdam began the trend earlier this month, and thousands have joined in. "I get goose bumps every time I see it now," one said.

Travellers face three-year wait for new bus service

The authority says all going well, the first services could be running by September 2027.

Delta Flight Disruptions Probed by US After Deluge of Complaints

Delta Air Lines Inc. is under investigation by US transportation authorities over its handling of a technology glitch that has led to thousands of canceled flights.