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An Asian city is named the safest destination in the world for travelers

Singapore is named the world's safest city for tourists, according to recent research by Forbes Advisor.

The Duel in the Pool: Can Australia knock the US off their swimming perch?

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.

E-ticketing drives maritime digitalization

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) will impose an online ticketing and advance booking system for passenger ships to enhance passenger convenience and operational efficiency across the maritime sector. DOTr undersecretary Elmer Francisco Sarmiento emphasized the need for digital solutions, stating, "For years, the traditional practice of purchasing tickets at ports on the day of travel has led to...

Historic US forts you need to visit

The United States is peppered with numerous forts, garrisons, and camps—testament to the country's impressive military past. Appearing across the nation as early as the mid-17th century, most of these strongholds were built for defensive purposes. But some served a commercial purpose, as trading posts, for example, or goods depots. Today, many stand as unique National Historic Landmarks, sited within state parks and collected together as fascinating living history museums. Indeed, these installations helped shape American history. Curious? Then click through and learn more.

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

Inside 'luxury' UK airport lounge that costs £32 for unlimited food and drinks

Manchester Airport has nine lounges across its three terminals, with the Escape Lounge being the cheapest - and one writer tried it out to see if it really is worth the money

Travellers face three-year wait for new bus service

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

Europe's most picturesque small towns and villages

Charming villages full of traditional character, historic towns with plenty of cultural clout... Europe has them all. But where are the truly scenic destinations located? Browse the gallery and take a look at these photogenic eye-openers.

I graduated from Georgetown in the 1970s. I'm glad my 3 kids all went to university in Italy instead.

It wasn't easy to send her kids so far from home, but she knew they'd benefit from an international education — during school and as working professionals.

Lancaster Bomber to take to the skies once again

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight said the plane will fly after maintenance work.

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.

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...

'Frustrated' Spirit Airlines gate agents screamed at passengers: Here's what happened next

In now-viral TikTok posts, two Spirit Airlines gate agents are caught screaming at passengers at Hollywood Burbank Airport.

As the Olympics nears, Paris puts 75,000 troops on the streets

A huge security operation is under way, with street closures and anti-drone squads across the city.

Royal Parks drops blog calling memorial 'offensive'

The body which oversees London's royal parks dropped wording aimed at contextualising the statues.

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...

Disney reaches tentative agreement with California theme park workers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney has reached a tentative agreement with four unions representing thousands of workers at its California theme parks, including ride operators, candy makers and parking attendants. The coalition of unions said early Wednesday that its 14,000 workers will get to vote on the deal on Monday. No other details were immediately released. The deal comes days after workers overwhelmingly authorized a potential strike,...

UN cultural agency rejects plan to place Britain's Stonehenge on list of heritage sites in danger

NEW DELHI (AP) — The United Nations’ cultural agency rejected recommendations Wednesday to place Stonehenge on the list of world heritage sites in danger over concerns that Britain’s plans to build a nearby highway tunnel threaten the landscape around the prehistoric monument. Stonehenge was built on the flat lands of Salisbury Plain in southern England in stages, starting 5,000 years ago, with the unique stone circle erected in the late...

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.

Take your litter home with you, tourists told

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

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.

Sports and Music Event Tourism unlocks new opportunities to capture spend

Collinson International launches global research report unveiling how businesses can engage with sports and music fans to capture share of growing market spend. 80% of sports and music fans in Asia Pacific (APAC) have travelled by plane to watch their favourite team or artist Sports fans are the biggest spenders globally, with 57% of sports enthusiasts from APAC spending more than US$500 per trip, per person 4 in 5 event travellers from APAC...

Travel hotspots! Countries with the highest UV levels

The ultraviolet index (UVI) is a measure of the level of UV radiation. UVI 3 is the level above which sun protection is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). But some of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet regularly experience a UVI of anywhere between 8 and 11. This means anybody failing to cover up in such conditions runs the risk of damaging their health, not least by promoting the onset of skin cancer. But how do you interpret UVI, and where in the world are some of the worst travel hotspots? Click through and discover the countries with the greatest UV levels.

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.

Parking to passports: how to check holiday costs and ensure entry into EU

Compare parking costs The UK has some of the highest airport parking charges in the world. However, you can reduce the eye-watering bill by booking ahead, and, often, going away from the airport site. Try the Purple Parking comparison website to find the cheapest deals – it covers all the UK airports, and offers a 15% discount for signing up to its emails – but check the official airport website, too. This week the Luton airport website quoted...

250 tourists from US to interact with IPs

MANILA, Philippines — With an estimated 250 tourists from the United States joining a tour of Northern Mindanao, the Philippine consulate general in New York has expressed confidence that the region has a lot to offer to visitors. The office of the consulate general will lead the 15th year of the “Very Important Pinoy” or VIP Tour, which was established by the Philippine embassy in the US, to bring Filipino-Americans and Americans of Filipino...

LOOK: New, bigger OFW lounge opens at NAIA Terminal 3

Overseas Filipino Workers can now relax at a new and more spacious lounge while waiting for their flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Situated at NAIA Terminal 3 near Gate 7, the new area opened its doors to the public last Friday, July 19. According to a report by The Philippine STAR, it was unveiled by San Miguel Corporation and NA...

Sampaguita: An icon for hospitality

More than being the Philippines’ national flower, Megaworld Hotels and Resorts (MHR), the country’s largest hotel operator, has adopted the Sampaguita as a symbol of its signature brand of service. With eight brands, 13 hotel properties and more than 8,500 room keys including those in the pipeline, Megaworld Hotels and Resorts seeks to provide memorable service to its guests though a program with a uniquely and proudly Filipino approach. The...

Thames Water’s credit rating downgraded to ‘junk’ status

Thames Water’s credit rating downgraded to ‘junk’ status - The company said in response that it is seeking new ‘equity funding’ opportunities to keep it operating.

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.

Apayao Is Named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Don’t sleep on this Northern Luzon province.

'UPI One World' wallet service now available to all* inbound international travellers visiting India

UPI is India's popular mobile-based real-time payment system, which enables instant personal and merchant payments MUMBAI, India, July 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) announced the rollout of 'UPI One World' wallet for inbound travellers, across all* nations of the world, visiting India. This initiative is designed to provide international visitors with a seamless, real-time digital payment experience...

Heathrow protesters don't even make it through the gate in attempt to disrupt airport

Three Just Stop Oil activists were swiftly detained.

Signature dishes you have to try from each US state

A melting pot of culinary influences, the US loves to eat. And as such a big nation, you'll see a great variety of signature dishes in each state. From pulled pork to lobster rolls and grits, these dishes are more than delicious—they're central to the culture of their states. Click on to find out what meat dish is most beloved in Texas, what sweet Georgia goes crazy for, and much more. Just make sure to loosen your waistband!

Would you hike the Pacific Crest Trail?

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a ankle-straining, blister-inducing long-distance hiking trail that spans 4,270 km (2,653 mi) from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. One of the toughest walking and backpacking challenges in the world, the PCT summits, snakes, dips, and weaves through seven national parks and 25 national forests, meandering over and around a beautiful and dramatic landscape of mountains and meadows, rivers and lakes, and valley and vales. Designated a National Scenic Trail in 1968, although not officially inaugurated until 1993, the PCT provided the scenic backdrop for 'Wild,' a biographical adventure drama released in 2014 and starring Reese Witherspoon. Like in the movie, completing the trail requires strength, stamina, and a passion for the great outdoors. Are these qualities that you possess? Click through the following gallery, lace up your boots, and discover some the PTC's most notable locations.

Mallorcans live in caravans as tourists snap up housing

By Horaci Garcia PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (Reuters) - Pilar Hernando lives in a caravan on the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca and showers in the local sports centre. The 45-year-old Hernando, who has struggled to find work in bars and restaurants, said she cannot afford rental prices that have risen significantly partly due to a tourism boom on the Spanish holiday island. "Prices go up, rents

Delta faces probe as CrowdStrike disruption lingers

The US Transportation Secretary said Delta must honour rules granting refunds to travellers.


The 321-Room Hotel Welcomes Trailblazing Business and Leisure Travelers to Northernmost Island of Hokkaido, Famous for its Picturesque Landscapes, Skiing and Spellbinding Annual Snow Festival TOKYO, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Courtyard by Marriott®, part of Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Sapporo in Sapporo City, the capital of Japan's northernmost island...

Best Rewards Checking Accounts of July 2024

Compare the best rewards checking accounts of July 2024. Our picks offer cash-back rewards, bonuses, or high rates at banks and credit unions.

No, Southwest Airlines Isn't Using Windows 3.1 In 2024

Last week, a good chunk of the digital world shut down and stopped working due to an update that caused Microsoft’s Windows operating system to crash and display a blue screen on millions of devices. This affected places like hospitals, schools, and airports. But one airline, unlike the others, was spared from the chaos. And many are saying it’s because it’s still using an ancient operating system, but that’s not the case.

Doing the Dolomites: Exploring Italy's iconic mountain range

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Alps and rank among the most climbed peaks in Europe. A natural draw in winter, when some of the best ski resorts in the region open for business, the Dolomites are an equally rewarding summertime destination, with hiking, cycling, and sightseeing providing a wealth of reasons to linger in this spectacularly scenic corner of the continent. So, are you ready to do the Dolomites? Pack the backpack, pull on your boots, and find out where to go and what to see.

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

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

I spent $135 to have dinner in a cave in Bali. The food was delicious, but there are better ways to experience the island.

The Cave by chef Ryan Clift is a subterranean restaurant with just 22 seats in Bali, Indonesia.

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.

Boeing Secures Big Plane Order From 'World's Best Airline'

The aerospace giant secured an order for 20 777X aircraft, bringing its total orders at the aviation fair to 118 planes.

Tourism Malaysia joins Travel Sale Expo 2024

TRAVELERS looking to visit Malaysia will be able to score great deals and browse through different destination offers at this year's Travel Sale Expo (TSE) with Tourism Malaysia joining as event sponsor and exhibitor. Global Tourism Business Association (GTBA) President and TSE 2024 Chairman Michelle Taylan has held a meeting and signed the partnership agreement with Tourism Malaysia Director Yazlina Yahya. "We are thankful to our friends in...

Delta CEO says operations will return to normal on Thursday

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said operations will return to normal on Thursday after CrowdStrike's global outage last week left the carrier's flight operations in disarray.

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.