Travellers face three-year wait for new bus service

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

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...

Three city parks win top green space awards

West Bank Park, Clarence Gardens and Glen Gardens in York receive Green Flag awards.

Cologne Airport: Flights grounded as climate protesters block runway

At least four flights have been diverted to nearby airports while police deal with activists.

About 3,000 migrants travel in caravans to US border, undeterred by crackdown

By Jose Torres and Lizbeth Diaz HUEHUETAN, Mexico (Reuters) - About 3,000 people carrying bags, water and small children trod through intense heat along a highway in southern Mexico on Tuesday, traveling in two groups aiming to reach the U.S. border. Over the past week migrants have launched two caravans - large groups of people walking together - bound for the United States. In the past such

LIST: Diverted flights on July 23 due to Typhoon Carina

MANILA, Philippines — At least four flights bound for Manila on Tuesday were diverted to other airports due to hazardous weather conditions brought by Typhoon Carina (international name: Gaemi) and the southwest monsoon. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said the following flights were diverted: Cebu Pacific Air (5J) 5J 326 Legazpi to Manila – Diverted to Iloilo International Airport AirAsia (Z2) Z2 712 Kalibo to...

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.

These two Fazio-designed courses near Las Vegas are closed (and appear to be sold)

A pair of Tom Fazio-designed golf courses are currently closed and according to reports, the property might have been sold. The Las Vegas Review-Journal said Primm Valley Golf Club, which houses a pair of courses, was sold recently. According to the story, "an employee with…

Controversy in Paris 2024: Teahupo'o, the venue that awaits Olympic surfing

Royal Parks drops blog calling memorial 'offensive'

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

Fremont Brewing Is (Finally) Expanding to Columbia City

The “Urban Beer Garden” will include sandwiches from Mammoth

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...

Paris is ready for the Olympics

Paris will host the Olympics and Paralympics this summer, with thousands of stellar athletes and millions of tourists expected to visit the French capital. The countdown to the Games is on, so click through this gallery to find out everything you need to know, from the newly debuted sports to where the opening ceremony will be held.

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.

Paris Hotels Slash Prices 41% From Peak to Lure Olympic Visitors

Hoteliers have given up on the dream of charging triple their normal rates. But for some, cutting prices may be too little too late.

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.

'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...

FAA, union agree on new rest rules for air-traffic controllers

By David Shepardson (Reuters) -The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it had struck a deal with an employee union to ensure that air-traffic controllers receive additional rest as the agency deals with a staffing shortage. Under current rules, controllers handling active airplanes must get an eight- or nine-hour break between shifts in most instances. The FAA said

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.

Cal, Stanford ready for cross-country flights in their new ACC home

Stanford and Cal are ready for the challenges that will come with cross-country travel for football games in their new ACC home this fall.

'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

Take your litter home with you, tourists told

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

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.

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 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.

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...

City's new penguin sculptures vandalised

St Richard's Hospice said they will cover the cost of repairing the fibreglass figures.

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

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,...

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.

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.

Overwater bungalows weren't always a luxury status symbol. Here's how the accommodation turned into an $8,000-a-night vacation.

The first overwater bungalow in Tahiti was the resort's cheapest option. Today, some travelers spend upwards of $8,000 to sleep over the ocean.

Heathrow Airport sees record number of passengers in first half of year

'Serving record-breaking passenger numbers while continuing to deliver excellent customer service is no easy feat and is testament to the dedication of my hardworking colleagues' - Thomas Woldbye, Heathrow's chief executive

The Outlets at Pueblo Verde unveils new shopping and dining destinations

The first outlet shopping destination in the Visayas and Mindanao has just gotten a major upgrade with the opening of exciting new brands. Get all the choices your heart wants at massive discounts when you check out these new shops at the Outlets at Pueblo Verde. Mark your calendars and get ready to snag great deals and discounts on the Mid-Year Clearance Sale from August 2 to 4, 2024. Whether you’re a savvy shopper looking for incredible...

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 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.

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.

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...

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!

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.

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...

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...

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.

Knights of Columbus covers shrine's mosaics by ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal group, has covered up defining features of the mosaics in its Washington D.C. shrine after the famous ex-Jesuit artist who designed them was accused of abusing women. The influential Catholic charitable organization announced earlier this month that it was covering the works as a sign of solidarity with victims of abuse since they “may be further injured by the...

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.

Ambitious plans to attract biggest artists to city

Councillors want to make Gloucester Guildhall the “home of live music and dance in the city centre”.

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...

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

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...

The best Delta customers can hope for is a simple refund

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