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Tourist death toll from Greek heat wave rises to 6, others missing

ATHENS — A 67-year-old German has been found dead on the Greek island of Crete, police said on Monday, the sixth tourist death in June during a period of unusually hot weather. The tourist had set off alone on a hike in a canyon in the Sougia region on Sunday and after a few hours called his […]


US couple 'walked for hours' before dying in Hajj heat

The couple's daughter says a tour agency her parents used failed to provide basic necessities.


Explainer-How Boeing's Starliner can bring its astronauts back to Earth

By Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Problems with Boeing's Starliner capsule, still docked at the International Space Station (ISS), have upended the original plans for its return of its two astronauts to Earth, as last-minute fixes and tests draw out a mission crucial to the future of Boeing's space division. NASA has rescheduled the planned return three times, and now has no date set for


Inside isolated Tenerife village where Jay Slater vanished after 'rave' on holiday island

The Tenerife village of Masca, located in Rural de Teno Park, has been described as 'dangerous' by search teams looking for missing British teenager Jay Slater


Visitor attractions closed, abandoned, or overrun by tourists

The ubiquity of travel has led to overcrowding by tourists at some of the world's best-known vacation destinations and visitor attractions. Huge crowds are causing environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the pricing-out of locals who feel overrun and overlooked as their communities splinter under the weight of foreign footfall. Historically, bad planning and economic recession has led to the closure or abandonment of a number of fine buildings. And at the lowest end of the scale, wanton vandalism has been blamed for the destruction of several natural landmarks. So, what's going on? Browse this gallery and find out more about the consequences of unsustainable tourism.


“Reservation Anxiety” Is No Joke, But This New App Makes Impossible-to-Cancel Rezzies Easy to Get Off Your Hands

Pop Quiz: You're about to book an incredible Airbnb for your family reunion. The house has availability for exactly when you need it and all the amenities you could ask for. But then there's that nagging issue: what if you have to cancel for some unexpected reason? You do not want to be stuck with a non-refundable deposit and who knows what other other fees. Do you... A. Book it anyways and pray for dear life? B. Wait until the last minute to...


Passengers left without luggage abroad after Manchester Airport chaos

The major outage at Manchester Airport in the early hours of yesterday caused disruption to luggage processing, with thousands of travellers flying without their hold bags.


The deadliest surf spots on the planet

Surfing in extreme conditions can be a life-threatening experience, but many thrill-seeking surfers still keep chasing the biggest swells and the most challenging waves on the planet in search of the ultimate ride. Click through this gallery and get to know the most dangerous surf spots in the world.


Integrated resorts urged to further diversify offers

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has urged integrated resorts to offer more non-gaming attractions including restaurants and retail establishments to further drive growth in local tourism. Ma. Vina Claudette Oca, assistant vice president for gaming licensing and development department at Pagcor, said in a statement that casinos were but a small part of the attractions offered by integrated resorts. READ: PH sees up to $6B of...


The most dog-friendly cities in the world

Living in the city doesn't necessarily mean that our canine friends won't be able to have fun off-leash, or enjoy the perks of living in a cosmopolitan area. Some dog owners are lucky enough to live in very pet-friendly cities indeed; in cities where our pets have access to parks, beaches, restaurants, public transport, and accommodation, just like we do. These places do exist, so if you're thinking about visiting (or even moving) to another city and you want to make sure your dog will be welcomed, click through and check out your best options.


Lower airfares seen as fuel surcharge level downgraded for July

Air travelers should expect lower fares next month after the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) downgraded the fuel surcharge level for July, Unang Balita reported on Tuesday. From Level 6, CAB will lower the fuel surcharge to Level 5 from July 1 to 31, 2024. This means fuel surcharge will range from P151 to P542 for domestic flights in July, down from the current P185 to P665. For international flights, fuel surcharge will range from as much as P500...


Marcos leads opening of PH’s biggest hotel

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday led the formal unveiling of property giant Megaworld’s 1,530-room Grand Westside Hotel, the biggest hotel development in the country today. READ: Opening of Grand Westside Hotel to generate more jobs – Marcos Expected to provide a big boost to the country’s tourism sector in terms of tourist arrivals and job generation, the hotel will soon be connected to the sprawling Westside...


Tell us about your favourite quiet corner of France – you could win a holiday voucher

With rugged mountains, bucolic countryside, charming towns and magnificent Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches, France offers a huge variety of choice for summer holidaymakers. We’d love to hear about your lesser-known discoveries, whether it was an idyllic village, a deserted beach, brilliant little bistro or a spectacular walk. If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition. Keep your...


Qantas tumbles down the rankings of the world's best airlines

The rankings were announced at the 2024 World Airline Awards at the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel, London , on Monday.


Jennifer Lopez spotted flying in ECONOMY after diva took financial hit following tour cancellation

The 54-year-old actress was seen sitting in an economy seat on a KLM flight while traveling from Naples to Paris by herself over the weekend.


British Airways plane stairs catch fire at Heathrow

Flames and a huge black cloud of smoke was seen rising from a set of mobile stairs and attached to an A320 parked at Heathrow Terminal 5, engulfing its tail. No passengers were on board at the time.


California couple found dead at picturesque waterfall

James Hall, 35, and Monica Ledesma, 34, were found floating in the water near Angel Falls after suffering a catastrophic hiking accident on Wednesday.


LOOK: Grand Westside Hotel Is Now Open

A large new building has sprouted in Entertainment City.


Tasmania or Tanzania? Bindi Irwin's Cradle Mountain holiday blunder by US magazine People

Bindi Irwin's joyous Tasmanian family holiday photos were sure to be on the radar of US celebrity watching media — the trouble is, they don't seem to know the difference between Tasmania and Tanzania, locations which are more than 11,000 kilometres apart.


Cotabato town breaks record for most pedicures in 8 hours

The Guinness World Record has officially announced that Tampakan town in South Cotabato has set the world record for the most pedicures given in eight hours. Tampakan, South Cotabato has surpassed Canada, which previously held the world title in 2015 with 1,083 people pedicured in eight hours. To break this record, the town provided pedicure to 1,447 people, however, following stringent assessment by Guinness, the official number is 1,223. The...


One of UK's warmest cities known for Jane Austen links is perfect for family getaways

Southampton located on the south cost of England is home to a rich history, many cultural attractions and offers a sunny holiday right here in the UK


Tyson and Paris Fury treat themselves to £500-a-night hotel after family holiday

Tyson and Paris Fury enjoyed a romantic night away from their seven kids - weeks after Tyson 'revealed' that baby number 8 was 'incoming'


The world's ugliest (but coolest) dogs

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is an event celebrated annually in Petaluma, California. While it might sound a bit cruel, the competition isn't about making fun of the dogs. In fact, it's about celebrating the unique characteristics of our canine friends. For dogs, beauty isn't always the most important factor. Just think of some of the most popular breeds! From pugs to French bulldogs, it's often the funkiest-looking creatures that are the most beloved. This year, Wild Thang, an unruly eight-year-old Pekingese, was crowned the winner of the 2024 Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma on June 23. Wild Thang had entered the competition three times in the past but was always a runner-up. According to his bio, he contracted the viral disease distemper as a foster rescue which causes his tongue to stick out. His rock star hair, however, is all-natural. As the grand prize winner, Wild Thang received US$5,000 and a trophy, as well as the admiration of the contest's thousands of fans. A scruffy pooch with a lopsided tongue might be the underdog elsewhere, but in this competition, they're the top dog! To meet the various 'ugly' contestants and winners through the years, click through the gallery.


See inside Disney illustrator's Tennessee home with ice cream parlor, coffee shop

Looking for a home, but they're all missing that bit of magic? This home has more amenities than some small towns.


Monos Carry-On luggage review 2024: Our thoughts on 3 bags

We've tested three of Monos' popular carry-ons, and our favorites include the spacious Carry-On Plus and the uniquely designed Carry-On Pro Plus.


What these American presidents regretted the most

Being the president of one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world is no easy task. Difficult decisions must be made, and presidents are only human, so mistakes happen. One might say it's part of the job, but sometimes things really go wrong and presidents feel the weight of regret. There are a few US presidents who expressed regret over a number of things. Some did so while still in office, while others confessed it later in their lives. In this gallery, you'll get to know who they are, and what they've regretted. Click on for some eye-opening revelations.


Raging River ride malfunctions at Six Flags Arlington

Video, posted by jebbrownsack on TikTok Sunday, shows four rafts filled with guests piled up on the Raging River ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.


Ritzy Hamptons town goes to war with millionaire homeowner

The Town of East Hampton destroyed the wooden structure that connected the $2 million home at 88 South Emerson Avenue, owned by Roy Tuccillo Sr., to the beach.


The best beach destinations on the Baltic Sea

With their pristine sandy shores, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque landscapes, regions around the Baltic Sea offer a diverse range of beach destinations for every type of traveler. Whether it's relaxation, water sports, or natural beauty, the Baltic beaches have something for everyone. Sure, the water might not be as warm as the Mediterranean, but these northerly shores are equally spectacular. Click on to discover the beach destinations on the Baltic Sea.


Woman 'Seriously Injured' After Being Mauled by Wolves at Zoo in France

A Paris woman was attacked by Arctic wolves while out for a run at the Thoiry ZooSafari in France and sustained bites to her neck, leg and back


In Zimbabwe, internet link hampered by hikes, neighbors

MATOBO, Zimbabwe — As the sun sets over Zimbabwe’s Matobo Hills, boys throw stones to chase baboons away. Their goal isn’t to enjoy the view of dusk but to search for a mobile network without interference from wild animals. Silozwe, a village less than 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the southern city of Bulawayo, the southern African country’s second largest, sits in a connectivity black hole. To an outsider, the daily stream of villagers...


Christine Brown and David Woolley Bring Fans Along on Their Off-Roading Adventure in Moab After Opening Airbnb

The couple previously told PEOPLE exclusively about their Utah Airbnb in February


Beloved Disney-themed café in the heart of Hollywood forced to close

Photos show the Snow White Café, found at 6769 Hollywood Boulevard next to the Hollywood Wax Museum, entirely gutted, and, from what can be seen, all its 'Snow White' imagery stripped away.


PH tourism set for full recovery in 2025, says BMI

Tourist arrivals in the Philippines are projected to fully recover in 2025, driven by growth in visitors from key markets despite headwinds like high borrowing rates that may crimp spending on travel, BMI Research said. In a report sent to journalists on Monday, the unit of the Fitch Group said international arrivals in the Philippines are forecast to reach 8.3 million next year, finally beating the prepandemic level of 8.2 million. READ: Marcos...


The European countries with the cleanest beaches

With thousands of miles of diverse coastline, Europe is home to some of the most spectacular and cleanest beaches in the world. Many of these beaches have been recognized with a prestigious Blue Flag from the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It awards flags to beaches, marinas, and tourism boats based on a series of environmental, educational, water safety, and accessibility-related benchmarks. So if you're looking to visit beaches with a commitment to sustainability and top-notch amenities, be sure to head to the European nations in the following gallery. Click on to discover the European countries with the cleanest beaches.


Amazing water parks around the world

Whether you're at your home or travelling abroad, water parks are always a fun place to head to with family or friends, especially during those hot summer days. Click here to see amazing water parks around the world!


Chicago woman missing in Bahamas after going for yoga certification retreat, police say

Taylor Casey, 41, is missing in the Bahamas after going to Paradise Island for a yoga certification retreat and not being heard from in nearly week.


World-famous paintings by Picasso hung in women's toilets

Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart had been displaying the artworks in Ladies Lounge, a women's-only exhibition and area, before a tribunal ruling.


This Canary Island resort is a haven for active travellers – and surprisingly good for toddlers too

This Canary Island resort is a haven for active travellers – and surprisingly good for toddlers too - The Lanzarote institution has long been a favourite destination for athletes, but Chloe Hubbard found that visiting with her family unearthed a special place for an active brood


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There’s no need to tip in Japan. Here’s what else travelers should know.

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Japan, now may be the time to go, but here’s what you should know first.


Conquering the continent: your US to Europe travel hacks guide

As an American, jet setting to Europe has a certain je ne sais quoi appeal to it. The allure of immersing yourself in days of exploring historical monuments and gawking at heaping plates of pasta is perhaps only bested by nights of street festivals and mingling with the locals. Indeed, Europe has an unspeakable beauty to it. Nonetheless. finding your way around the Old Continent, both literally and figuratively, does come with some challenges. But fear not! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie venturing somewhere for the first time, this guide is here to help. Ready? Click through for a comprehensive list of tips and tricks to maximize your experience while minimizing headaches.


Food favorites that may soon be extinct

For many of us, food is more than just sustenance. It's a window into a variety of cultures around the world, or an expression of love that comes from a parent, friend, or significant other. However, what happens when some of the key ingredients in our favorite dishes are no longer available for our use? Well, we may soon find out. Barley is one of many ingredients that are in jeopardy, and it’s all thanks to climate change. This means we will soon have to say goodbye to cool, refreshing beer. It’s being predicted that beer consumption around the world will decline by 16%, while prices for the refreshing beverage are likely to double. The really bad news is that isn't all. Tequila prices are likely to shoot up due to increased demand for the liquor in New York and Tokyo, specifically. While tequila itself might not go extinct, quality tequila may, as the increased pressure on production is not allowing the agave plants to develop to their full maturity. With numerous farmers using immature plants, how long will it be before we're all drinking from the bottom-shelf tequila bottle? And not even hummus is safe! Chickpeas are also facing difficulties in meeting their demand, as temperatures in countries like India (the world's lead exporter of chickpeas) have risen and droughts have become more numerous. These are just a few examples, but there are plenty of other foods that may very well be gone for good, and very soon at that. If you're a big fan of margaritas, hummus, or a nice, cold pint, you better click through this gallery to learn which items you'll need to start buying in bulk before they disappear… forever!


Tips for stress-free travel with kids

Good planning and remaining calm are key when organizing a trip with children. The tips in this gallery will make it easier for you to plan your trip and enjoy your vacation! Check out the gallery and make your sure your next trip a breeze.


Pilot shares best day of week to book cheap flights - and it will surprise you

Strategically negotiating airline algorithms could save a few quid on air fares


Bizarre things foreigners consider "American" that actually aren't

It is undeniable that America has some foods, products, and customs that are just, well, American. Either based on stereotypes, movies, or pure fact, other countries dub countless things as being something unique to the US all the time. Some are painfully accurate, while others will leave you dumbfounded and looking for answers. For your reading pleasure, here are some of the most hilarious things the rest of the world has decided are American.


Log cabins you'll want to move into

Humans have used log cabins for centuries. From fishing and hunting huts, to family homes, log houses have served us well for a very long time (and continue to do so). Wood provides us with protection and insulation, and being a natural material it blends in perfectly with the surrounding landscape. But there's more to log cabins than being the perfect nature getaway spots. For instance, did you know that several American presidents were born in log cabins? Or that Albert Einstein lived in one while seeking refuge in England from the Nazis? Click through the following gallery and marvel at these gorgeous log cabins and some interesting facts about these rugged types of shelter.


How much do you really know about Mary and Joseph?

Mary and Joseph, known as the parents of Jesus, are truly significant characters in religious history. However, their personal lives remain a relative mystery. While it is acknowledged in Catholicism that Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus, which Joseph accepted, any other defining moments in their relationship are less well known. In this gallery, we explore the lives of Mary and Joseph, shedding light on their individual stories as well as their dedicated roles in the holy family. Intrigued? Click on to expand what you know about these important figures in religious history.


American cities that look and feel like Europe

America’s European heritage can be found everywhere, but some cities and towns across the US really feel like they belong in the Old Continent. Many of these places were settled by European immigrants in the 18th and 19th centuries and their legacy continues to this day. From architecture to traditions, there are places in the US that truly look and feel like Europe. In this gallery, we take you on a journey across America and bring you a list of places you can visit if you’re looking for a European feel, without having to cross the Atlantic. Click on to get to know them.


People thought they might die when oxygen masks deployed on a United flight to Maui, passenger says

Ryan Scott was flying to Maui on United with his family when the oxygen masks dropped and he started planning what to do if the plane went down.