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250 tourists from US to visit Northern Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — Around 250 residents of the United States will join a tour that will be held for the first time in the Northern Mindanao region. Composed of a mix of Filipino-Americans and resident Americans, they would visit the province of Bukidnon, as well as the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, during the 15th Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour. The guests will “immerse in the culture of the indigenous people of Malaybalay (in...


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.


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


Readers reply: is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go?

Is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go? Victoria Miller, Hull Send new questions to [email protected]. Readers reply Depends on your definition of nice. If you want to chat with strangers in a cafe or at a bus stop, your chances are directly proportional to the distance from London. If you want privacy and toleration of difference, London is pretty good for that. The rudest anyone has ever been to me was a bus driver...


The Medical City, DoT partner to boost PH's medical tourism

THE Medical City (TMC) and the Department of Tourism (DoT) joined hands for the Discover Your Wellness medical tourism project at Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig on July 17, 2024. Discover Your Wellness, a travel and wellness online series, aimed to promote the Philippines as a medical tourism destination through TMC's network hospitals and health care services while simultaneously highlighting the country's tourist attractions and cultural...


Tourism industry hit new peaks in 2023

PHILIPPINE tourism achieved several milestones in 2023, bringing it closer to being an Asian tourism powerhouse, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said. Tourism accounted for 8.6 percent of the country's gross domestic product, the highest growth rate in tourism direct gross value added in 24 years. Total inbound and domestic tourist receipts were P3.367 trillion, 75.3 percent higher than the 2022 figure. Tourism also provided livelihood...


An American mom who moved to the French Alps experienced the impacts of over-tourism firsthand. She says there's a better way to do it

Journalist Paige McClanahan, author of "The New Tourist," says there's a better way to do tourism, for the destination and for the traveler.


Offbeat escapes: underrated destinations you need to visit

While mainstream travelers flock to popular spots, there are hidden wonders around the world, waiting to be explored. But where exactly are these hidden gems, the places and countries that remain untouched by mass global tourism? Get ready for an exciting journey, as we explore the largely unknown and unspoilt destinations around the globe that are worth paying a visit. Click on the gallery to begin planning your next getaway!


LTO overwhelmed by Viber messages

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Saturday said it was already coordinating with Viber Philippines to restore access to the AksyOn the Spot hotline number, which the agency had tapped to expedite the processing of the printing of plastic-printed driver’s license. LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II said the agency’s IT personnel lost access to the AksyOn the Spot hotline 0929-2920865 after it was flooded with inquiries and...


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...


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...


Casa Luisa Offers a Twist on Filipino Cuisine with French Flair

Formerly a private dining destination, Casa Luisa in San Pedro, Laguna now welcomes walk-in guests.


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


10 Aesthetic Airbnbs in Seoul to Live Out Your K-Drama Dreams

Traveling to Seoul soon?


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.


What to do in Seoul: the new touristic hot spot

Seoul, the vibrant capital of South Korea, combines a centuries-old culture with a modern, futuristic vibe—and the contrast is bewildering! The city humbles visitors with its collection of ancient palaces and then dazzles with futuristic fashion and technology. Deeply traditional but cutting edge too, Seoul seduces and surprises... and never disappoints! Click through and find out where to go Seoul searching.


TUI passengers face 'nightmare' 50-hour delays in 35C holiday hotspot

Holidaymakers hoping to jet back to Manchester after their break away on the Greek island have now been left desperate to return home after being sent a number of emails outlining sudden cancellations to their flight back


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...


Ernest Hemingway fans celebrate the author's 125th birthday in his beloved Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Ernest Hemingway spent the 1930s in Key West, Florida, and more than six decades after his death, fans, scholars and relatives continue to congregate on the island city to celebrate the author's award-winning novels and adventure-filled life. Hemingway Days started in 1981 with a short-story competition and a look-alike contest. This year's celebration concluded Sunday on the 125th anniversary of Hemingway's birth on July...


10 Coworking Spaces in Quezon City

Beat the deadline in a space fit for work.


Air passengers face no guaranteed compensation for cancellations and delays caused by the CrowdStrike IT outage

Just over 46,000 flights were delayed, and more than 5,000 were canceled on Friday, according to the flight tracking platform FlightAware.


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.


Cracks appear in Geelong’s fortress with another dirty night on home turf

When Geelong historian and former vice-president, Bob Gartland, told the ABC in March that “the stadium precinct is probably the glue that holds us all together”, it is unlikely that he had in mind the mud at Kardinia Park. When you feed a stadium off the public purse like a foie gras goose, one thing you don’t expect is a surface that was as redolent as the guernsey the Cats wore to celebrate Edward ‘Carji’ Greeves and the centenary of his...


Flight cancellations continue Sunday as United, Delta struggle to recover from outage

Several U.S. carriers issued ground stops for all their flights early on Friday following a global tech outage, which caused a domino effect for some.


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.


Chile 11-52 Scotland: Have your say

Scotland secured a third win from three on their summer tour of the Americas, with a convincing eight-try win against Chile What did you make of their performance? Who stood out for you? Were you watching at home or are you one of the lucky few who made the trip over to South America? We want to hear from you.


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.


The bus driven by volunteers that became a lifeline

The volunteer-run Heather Hopper takes people who don't drive on trips to markets, cafes, and pubs.


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.


DOT hails Apayao designation in UNESCO biosphere reserves list

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has welcomed the recent inclusion of Apayao in the UNESCO’s world network of biosphere reserves, which is the fourth in the Philippines to be recognized by the international body. The UNESCO approved the designation of 11 new biosphere reserves, including the Apayao Biosphere Reserve in the Philippines during the 36th session of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the...


7 Quick Steps to Spot Hidden Cameras in Your Airbnb

Vacationers are finding all kinds of hidden cams in Airbnbs or hotel rooms, but these easy tech tricks can help you spot them fast.


Boeing Driving ‘Transformational Change’ That May Take Years

Boeing Co. is intent on driving “transformational change” into its factories and culture based on feedback from customers, regulators and to a large part employees, the head of the planemaker’s commercial aircraft business said.


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!


Presidential Museum at Baguio Mansion House opening soon

MANILA, Philippines —A Presidential Museum inspired by the one in Manila will soon be open to the pubic at the Mansion House in Baguio City, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos announced on Saturday. “This beautiful space will be open to the public very soon and I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” Araneta-Marcos said in an Instagram post. “If you want to take a peek, visit our website: museums.gov.ph. A heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in...


Wizz Air’s UK boss hopes to undercut Gulf carriers on Middle East flights

Wizz Air’s UK boss hopes to undercut Gulf carriers on Middle East flights - Marion Geoffroy predicted Airbus A321XLR planes will ‘revolutionise’ air travel from a cost perspective.


Nature reserve celebrates finding its 500th moth

The sighting at RSPB Saltholme is only the fourth time the Reed Minor has been seen in County Durham.


Barcelona pledges to hike tourist tax for cruise passengers

Jaume Collboni, Barcelona's mayor, said the current tourist tax for stopover cruise passengers was 7 euros (£5.90) per day. He did not say by how much the tax would be increased.


Tourist killed during water activity in Lapu-Lapu City

A tourist was killed while engaging in a water activity at a Lapu-Lapu City resort, according to a 24 Oras Weekend report on Sunday. A video showed the 43-year-old tourist sitting at the end of a jumping balloon as the staff jumped at the other end. Instead of the water, the tourist landed on the jumping balloon head first before crashing into the water. The staff rescued the tourist when they noticed she was not moving and immediately brought...


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.


The Spanish fightback against record tourism

Activists say spiralling housing costs are due to properties being bought by foreigners - or rented over the summer.


'I went to a European festival and these 10 things were super different to UK events'

I headed to NOS Alive in Portugal to experience the iconic music festival set on the banks of the river Tagus just outside Lisbon, and found ten big differences to UK festivals


Brits stuck in holiday hell as flights home cancelled three times in CrowdStrike chaos

Nicole Raby, 26, is still trying to to get back from Italy with her mum after being hit with three flight cancellations since the IT outage - and has slammed an 'outrageous' lack of help from airlines


The friendliest countries in the world, ranked

When traveling, there are always places that stand out for their scenic beauty, amazing cuisine, and/or their mark on history. But one of the things that keeps visitors coming back to a country over and over again is the people. Some destinations really excel at making those who visit feel welcome, and it leaves a lasting impression. Website InterNations conducts an annual survey, in order to discover which countries rank the highest for friendliness amongst those who've relocated abroad and amongst foreign travelers. Published by World Population Review, the results for 2024 are in. Does your country rank in the top 30? Click on to find out!


The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam: a shiny new city hangout

The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam: a shiny new city hangout - The Hoxton’s second opening in the Dutch capital breathes new life into a storied building. Its chic and relaxed feel has made its Docklands location a summer hotspot, finds Gina Jackson


Afghanistan - wish you were here? The Taliban do

Tourism is booming under the Taliban regime as Westerners flock to see its unspoilt sites - but not everyone is winning.


Flights resume after global IT crash wreaks havoc

Planes were gradually taking off again Saturday after global airlines, banks and media were thrown into turmoil by one of the biggest IT crashes in recent years, caused by an update to an antivirus program. Passenger crowds had swelled at airports on Friday as dozens of flights were cancelled after an update to a program operating on Microsoft Windows crashed systems worldwide. By Saturday, officials said the situation had returned virtually to...


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.


Exciting camp for little go-getters

LET the kids embark on an adventure like no other while it is vacation time with the Kiddie Getaway Club at Acea Subic Beach Resort. Open to little go-getters ages 3 to 12, it is for them to experience the thrill of being a junior hotelier. CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES This fun-filled workshop includes pizza making, where the mini chefs don their aprons and decorate their scrumptious pizzas. They can also splash around,...


This Gen Zer traveled to 10 countries in 3 years. Here's how she did it while earning $25 an hour.

Explore how a Gen Zer funds her travels by waiting tables and volunteer exchange sites like Worldpackers.