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.

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.

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...

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!

Bus launched to help people overcome steep hills

It is hoped the bus will help people travel to and from Wooler town centre in Northumberland.

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.

Locals hope Croatian bay becomes world's smallest sea

GORNJI KARIN, Croatia (Reuters) - Residents of a beautiful bay on Croatia's Adriatic coast are hoping that the place they have always called the Karin Sea can be officially designated the world's smallest sea, bringing more tourism and more environmental protection. The Karin Sea, located 30 km east of the coastal city of Zadar and which is home to protected marine life such as dolphins and sea

Hong Kong's Little Bao to open a pop-up in Makati this August

Little Bao, Hong Kong's popular modern Chinese-American diner, is coming to Manila as part of their 2024 Asia Tour. "HERE WE COME MANILA!! Next stop of our 2024 Asia Tour will be at @YourLocalPH, a true #IYKYK gem in Makati with Chef Patrick Go," they wrote on Instagram. Little Bao will open a pop-up in Your Local in Legazpi Village, Makati from Au...

Simple task you should always do before a road trip to avoid an accident

People are being warned of a straightforward task that you should do before going off in the car on a road trip as many families in the UK are now preparing to go on holiday

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...

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 Script frontman recalls ‘hammering’ whiskey on flight before becoming sober

The Script frontman recalls ‘hammering’ whiskey on flight before becoming sober - Danny O’Donoghue says he had intended to remain ‘stone cold sober’ after bandmate Mark Sheehan’s death.

Travel destinations you should make an effort to see

The world is vast and with so many places to see it's often difficult to choose which destinations to tick off the wish list. But there are some countries that are definitely worth traveling to, whether for their cultural significance, outstanding wildlife, or natural beauty. Click through the gallery for a tour of where you need to go and what you must see.

Locals slam 'risky' bench installed facing wall in 'one of UK's worst towns'

The bench is part of a council project which aims to "improve the experience for people visiting one of the town's most historic areas" but locals have branded the move "pointless"

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.

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.

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.

FAA announces safety audit of Southwest Airlines following a string of serious incidents

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating safety at Southwest Airlines after a series of incidents.

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...

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.

Travellers face three-year wait for new bus service

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

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

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.

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...

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.

How you can save and protect animals

We share our planet with countless other species that need our help to stay safe and protected. From pets to wildlife, Earth's animals have been under threat for centuries due to human activities that negatively impact their survival and well-being. And as human populations and resources have grown, it's more crucial than ever to protect animals from neglect, cruelty, and extinction. Whether you're an animal person or not, there's no denying that they're crucial to our planet's survival. So, want to know how you can help save and protect animals? Then check out the following gallery.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Discover luxury and style at Crate and Barrel’s first-ever pop-up event at IPI Center Done Rockwell

Crate and Barrel makes a stunning debut in Cebu City with its first-ever pop-up event at IPI Center Done Rockwell. Running from July 18 to July 31, this exclusive pop-up at The Glass House at IPI Center transforms the venue into a realm of luxury and style, setting a new standard in the heart of Cebu City. Visit The Crate and Barrel Pop-Up at The Glass House at IPI Center Done Rockwell from July 18 to July 31, 2024 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Experience...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Cologne Airport: Flights grounded as climate protesters block runway

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

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…

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...

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.

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

'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...

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.

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

Best Banks for International Travelers for July 2024

Discover the best bank accounts for international travel in July 2024. The top accounts help you save for travel or let you access money abroad.

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.

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

Don't forget: Disney World’s Genie+ system changes tomorrow

Starting July 24, Disney World's Genie+ system will be replaced by two new systems — the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass

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...

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.