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LIST: Canceled flights from July 19 to 20 due to Microsoft outage

MANILA, Philippines — Several Cebu Pacific flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 19 to 20, were canceled due to technical issues related to the global outage of technology giant Microsoft. In a Facebook post, local carrier Cebu Pacific said that the following flights will not push through as of 7 p.m. on July 19: READ: Cebu Pacific, global airlines hit by Microsoft outage DG 6639/6640: Cebu – Pagadian – Cebu DG 6839/6840: Manila –...


Incredible hidden attractions in US cities

Everyone knows the basic monuments you need to see in America's big cities. If you go to New York, see the Empire State Building! If you're in San Francisco, check out the Golden Gate Bridge! However, there are plenty of other attractions in these US cities that you may never have even known were there. Are you looking for a more unusual travel experience? Here are some offbeat and unusual urban must-sees that most tourists fail to find. Browse the gallery for your city and places to go that others will miss.


Outdoor market upgrade to be completed by 2026

The work is expected to be complete in the summer of 2026.


Plans to tackle blight of disused property in town

The council will consider restoring disused land and buildings, which risk "wider negative impacts".


Tried and true tricks to meet locals while traveling alone

Traveling alone can be exciting, invigorating, and eye-opening, but it can also get lonely at times. One of the best parts about traveling to a different country is experiencing the culture via the locals and meeting new people. While it may seem daunting to go out and make friends as you're trying to get your bearings in a new city, there are some tried and true tricks to make the process much easier. Check them out in the gallery!


A developer is planning a commercial spaceport near Las Vegas that includes a pilot school and STEM academy

Real estate developer Rob Lauer is planning a commercial spaceport near Las Vegas that includes a hotel and rooftop observation deck.


Tam Austria — another pride of Rizal

Rizal Province, often referred to as the 'Cradle of Philippine Art,' is a treasure trove of history and culture. Its vibrant artists' communities and folk festivals have earned it this title. Angono, Rizal, known as the Art Capital of the Philippines, is the birthplace of national artists Lucio San Pedro and Carlos 'Botong' Francisco. The Angono Petroglyphs, the oldest known work of art in the Philippines, is a testament to its rich historical...


The 30 loudest animals in the world

Nature truly is a marvel. There are so many unbelievable sights, smells, and in this gallery, sounds. Most people have heard about the legendary howl of a wolf, or the mighty roar of the king of the jungle, yet not many have actually experienced it. The only way to truly understand the intensity of their voices would be to stand before them, but in many cases, that's not a great idea... Instead, we've decided to use the best comparison which is the decibel (represented as dB). The decibel scale shows us how intense a sound is. The higher the number of decibels is, the louder the sound. For reference, a typical car horn can reach 107–109 dB. In this gallery, you'll find 30 of the loudest animals in the world ranked in order of recorded decibels (dB). Click through and prepare to be surprised!


Hot air balloons set to soar over London on Sunday

Around 50 hot air balloons are set to soar across central London on Sunday morning.


RHR, HHI to launch first luxury villa in Siargao

ROBINSONS Hotels & Resorts (RHR) signs Hira Holdings Inc. (HHI) for a 10-year management agreement to bring global hospitality standards with a unique Filipino heart of service to Siargao. This partnership envisions to open an exquisite eco-friendly villa resort by 2026 at Batangay Malinao, General Luna in Siargao Island, with a total land area of 2,856 square meters. Known as the first franchisee of the country's leading quick-service...


Apollo 11 landing: A full moon, moon movie mark 55th anniversary

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The cosmos is providing a full moon for the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing this weekend, and plenty of other events honor Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s giant leap. Aldrin, 94, the last surviving member of the Apollo 11 crew, headlines a gala at the San Diego Air and Space Museum on Saturday night. He’ll be joined by astronaut Charlie Duke, who was the voice inside Mission Control for the July 20, 1969...


How many countries can you visit in one day?

It can be quite an appealing idea to break a world record, and to know that you are the only one in the world to have achieved something so far. According to Swiss travelers Cédric Waldburger and Rainer-Marc Frey, this feeling is truly monumental! On August 23, 2022, the duo broke the record for the most number of countries visited in 24 hours. Their journey was documented on Waldburger’s YouTube channel and, according to them, it is a feat that can only be done in the European continent. Intrigued? Click through this gallery and join us as we follow the route that these record-breaking travelers took in 2022.


American Airlines has a contract deal with flight attendants, and President Biden is happy about it

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and the union representing its flight attendants said Friday they have reached agreement on a new contract that includes pay raises, and President Joe Biden said the deal avoids a strike that would have hurt the U.S. economy and consumers. Terms of the proposal were not disclosed. The agreement, covering 28,000 workers, faces a union ratification vote. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants...


Language in family migration

FAMILY migration involves families moving together to another country; one family member reuniting with another in another country; members accompanying another who is migrating for another reason, such as work or school; a migrant marrying a citizen of the country s/he is already in; a foreigner marrying another migrant in a destination country; or even an international adoption. Because of the way it takes place, it is difficult to be precise...


Your photos: Reliving the sunshine

For three days the West Midlands enjoyed the summer - take a look at the best photos from the last week.


Nature reserve hide honours WW2 hero

The hide at North Cave Wetlands is named after Dennis Wood who was killed in 1942.


Moment protesters prepare to march in Majorca against 'overtourism'

Campaigners have gloated about the idea of empty hotels as they gear up for another demonstration against holidaymakers in Majorca. One protester brought a homemade model of an airplane to signify the large numbers of tourists arriving on the island.


International Self-Care Day at Newport World Resorts

The warm, sunny days of summer may be gone, but the lightness and comfort a little sunlight brings need not be too far away. For International Self-Care Day on July 24, prioritize well-being and rediscover some of the best pampering experiences at Newport World Resorts. Harmony and tranquility is at the heart of Hotel Okura Manila's leisure and recreation offers. Book a stay in any of the hotel's thoughtfully designed rooms as serene sanctuaries...


How not to put on half a stone on holiday

On holiday, my routine flies out of the window faster than the hot air hits me in the face when the plane doors open. I don’t think twice about the fact that my morning run and yogurt will be replaced with an Aperol spritz and cannoli or that I’ll be sprawled on a sun lounger at the time of day I’d usually be setting off on a two-hour dog walk. Obv...


Inside new superyacht Ulyssia with 132-room hotel, pools and theatre

The Ulyssia is still some four years away from its expected date of completion, but new images provide unprecedented insight into the life of luxury on board


PTAA warns vs online travel scams

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines —The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) has warned the public of the proliferation of online travel scams that offer cheap local and international vacation plans. Jaison Yang, PTAA spokesman, said the public should be cautious when dealing with these online offers. “One should be cautious when transacting online for travel booking and related matters. These travel online scammers are only waiting for...


Long queues at Heathrow as passengers wait for flights following global IT outage

Footage posted online at Heathrow Airport shows long queues building as the fallout from the global IT outage continues.


Drive-thru coffee shop on way despite traffic fears

It will be created at a hotel near the M40 after councillors reluctantly gave planning permission.


10 of the best beaches and islands in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland

Søndervig, Denmark Sun-seekers and sea-dippers have been heading to Søndervig – known as the Gateway to the North Sea – for more than a century, drawn to its silver-gold sand and grass-tufted dunes. There are good facilities – mini-golf, tennis, trampolines and Segways are all available close to the beach, with a clutch of excellent fish restaurants in the town. The town’s biggest draw is the extraordinary sand sculpture festival, which runs...


No vapes or beer: Here's what you can and can't bring to Disney parks

Do you know every item that is banned at Disney's theme parks? Here's what to know before your upcoming trip to the theme parks in Florida.


Her $5,500 infirmary bill was higher than the cruise itself: How she got it covered

A traveler disembarked her Caribbean cruise cruise last year with over $5,500 in onboard medical bills. Here's how travel insurance covered all of it.


Buffalo Trace Just Opened an Invite-Only Whiskey Lounge in Paris

You can drink some bourbon while taking in the Summer Olympics in the City of Light.


Airbus Chases A330 Deals at Air Show as Model Enjoys Second Wind

At this year’s Farnborough Air Show, Airbus SE is chasing orders for its A330neo airliner, positioning the widebody model as an attractive alternative to more advanced jets because of its favorable economics and availability.


Microsoft-CrowdStrike Outage Causes Chaos for Flights, Hospitals and Businesses Globally

A faulty cybersecurity update from CrowdStrike wreaked havoc across the medical and travel industries, with flights and medical procedures canceled and delayed.


Paradise about to be lost

I haven’t been to Boracay in over 10 years. So I decided to see how it is doing with my visiting California-based daughter. The nice powdery white sand beach that Mother Nature gave us is still as amazing as ever. The rainy weather didn’t let me see a dramatic sunset during our four-day stay. But the way the sun struggles to peek through the thick clouds was drama enough in this rainy season. Then again, Mother Nature can only do so much....


Queen of knitting's glorious treasures rehomed

The famous replicas are on display at the Wroxham Miniature Worlds


Summer heatwave is causing terrifying explosions on Southwest planes

Southwest Airlines has reported cases of soda bursting open due to heat pressure on flights out of airports in Phoenix and Las Vegas as temperatures continue to hit triple digits.


What to expect from an Olympic ceremony like no other

Date, time, order and how to watch on the BBC - here is everything you need to know about the Paris Olympics opening ceremony.


How to enjoy 24 hours in dynamic Dubai

Dubai is one of the most exciting destinations in the world—and one of the most expensive! The largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai deserves to be explored at leisure. But what if you have a limited amount of time to discover this opulent desert gem of a destination? If you're heading to Dubai via a layover, what can you do in 24 hours, and where should you go? Browse the gallery for some ideas of how to spend, spend, spend some time in this compelling and record-breaking city.


Air passengers warned of more delays after global Windows outage

Holidaymakers are continuing to face disruption as airlines recover from being hit by one of the biggest global IT crashes in recent history. Passengers had their travel plans ruined on Friday as thousands of flights were cancelled internationally after a botched software upgrade hit Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The incident caused havoc across a number of services, with hospital appointments cancelled, payroll systems seizing up and TV...


I've traveled to all 50 states, but there's only one I'd choose to live in every time

After traveling to all 50 US states, I chose to live in Colorado because of its diverse landscapes and high quality of life.


I booked an Airbnb in a Swiss village to save money while backpacking Europe for 2 weeks. It ended up being my favorite destination.

When BI's reporter visited Zurich, Switzerland, on a two-week backpacking trip, she booked an Airbnb in the village of Roggwil and found a hidden gem.


Scotland's biggest airport hit by global IT outage

Scotland's biggest airport descended into chaos yesterday after its computer systems fell victim to the botched software upgrade.


BTS's V recalls the time Jungkook spontaneously flew to Hawaii for vacation with him

Did you know? Jungkook of BTS once flew 4,687 miles from South Korea just to spend a vacation with his fellow member V! On Instagram story on Sunday, V posted some photos with Jungkook from their Hawaii trip. In the caption, the BTS member detailed that while he was in Hawaii for a vacation, he told Jungkook, "Jungkook, I'm in Hawaii right now. I want to see you," as translated from Korean to English. The group's golden maknae then quickly flew...


Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!


Living in cars and motels - what it's like to work at the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

Workers at Disneyland are considering a strike because pay at the 'Happiest place on Earth' has left many unable to meet rent.


Moonshot memories: The eternal legacy of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, a momentous event took place. The Apollo 11 moon landing was one of the greatest moments not only in US history, but in human history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to step foot on the moon. Click through the following gallery for a countdown of the events that put the first man on the moon, and the legacy of that historic space mission.


City tourism worth more than £450m in 2023

City of Wolverhampton’s visitor economy grew by 12.8% in 2023, a new report has revealed.


Ryanair and EasyJet-friendly bag that 'holds a surprising amount of clothes'

There is a reason these bags have been rated as one of the best Amazon has to offer for travellers


The welcome signs of every US state (and their meaning)

Welcome signs serve as indicators of having crossed state lines. They are also important tools in marketing a state to visitors. Some US states have really interesting signage; many feature nicknames and slogans, and also make reference to the region's unique landmarks and visitor attractions. So, how do you want to be greeted? In this gallery you'll find the welcome signs for all 50 US states, and the meaning behind them. Click on.


Beloved Las Vegas tradition being killed by 'corporate greed'

Las Vegas' lounge shows, popular in the 1950s and 60s, are fading due to corporate greed. Mega resorts and superstar residencies overshadowed these intimate venues that showcase local talent.


Hate crowds? Try these alternatives to famous destinations


Pacific Bay Eats Does Great Private Dining at Their Hidden Pasig HQ

Here's a reasonably priced, elevated dining option for your next small gathering.


Billionaire's fight with council over $45million property

New York-based Australian David Droga, 54, purchased the 1,100sqm 1920s brick house overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east for a record-breaking $45million in May 2023.


Delta offers crews extra pay as carrier struggles to recover from IT outage, CEO apologizes

Delta is struggling to recover from a global IT outage even as its competitors have largely returned to normal operations.