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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.

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.

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.

These churches are the last of their kind in the world

Nestled in the hills and valleys of Norway’s hostile climate are a series of medieval buildings that are testaments to the test of time. These are the country’s stave churches, and they are significant not only in their architectural splendor, but also in their rich history. What's more, there are only 28 of them left in the whole world! Intrigued? Click through this gallery as we take a closer look at each of them.

Fremont Brewing Is (Finally) Expanding to Columbia City

The “Urban Beer Garden” will include sandwiches from Mammoth

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

PH wants to test Indian market; chartered flights eyed by 2024

MANILA – Talks are ongoing for flights between the Philippines and India, with initial chartered flights testing the Indian market expected to be out by the end of the year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Tuesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the 2024 post-State of the Nation Address (SONA) discussions in Pasay City, Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said talks between the two countries are progressing well. “There have already been...

Earth's best destinations to see wildlife

Lions, scarlet macaws, toucans, and grizzly bears are part of our collective upbringing. From Disney and Pixar to coloring books, children around the world grow up surrounded by these incredible characters. However, few of us ever get to see one in their natural habitat. However, it is possible! Browse the gallery and check out some amazing places where you can see your favorite animals in all their majestic form.

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...

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.

Delta Expected to Take $500 Million Hit as Disruptions Start to Ease

Delta Air Lines Inc. is expected to take a sizable financial hit this quarter from the system breakdown that led to thousands of canceled flights and prompted a federal investigation of the carrier’s response.

The best public-access and private golf courses in New York, ranked

Looking to play the best golf courses in New York? Welcome to our annual Golfweek’s Best ranking of public-access and private courses. Following are the rankings for both types of courses, as judged by our nationwide

Ticket to ride: how to cut costs on holiday car hire, train travel and bike transport

Shop around for car rental Putting your dates, destination and the type of car you want into aggregator sites such as Skyscanner, and Kayak will give you a broad picture of what local and international companies offer and at what price. Booking a car at the same time as your flights does not mean you are locked into the same price, provided your agreement has free cancellation. Many providers allow you to cancel up to 48 or 72...

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...

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.

Billy Horschel somehow first golfer on 3M Open range after trek from Scotland to Minnesota

It’s been a tough time for traveling lately. Delta’s recent flight delays and cancellations have been so bad that there’s now an investigation. The CrowdStrike outage grounded thousands of scheduled takeoffs. And sometimes, they don’t give you those delectable Biscoff cookies that have become synonymous with air travel. Despite all of these grievan...

Fairy-tale destinations found only in the USA

From storybook cottages to dreamy ice castles, there are countless picturesque places in the USA to feed your wanderlust fantasies. Check out the following photo gallery to see all of the unbelievable places you need to add to your bucket list ASAP.

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.

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.

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.

OPINION - Why HS2 may mean *fewer* people travel by train

Why HS2 may mean *fewer* people travel by train -

Hotel workers in four US cities to hold strike authorization votes

By Doyinsola Oladipo NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 13,500 unionized hotel workers in four U.S. cities plan strike authorization votes next month as contract talks with Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Hyatt Hotels Corp stall, the union said. UNITE HERE, a union representing workers in hotels, casinos and airports across the U.S. and Canada, said the votes will begin the first

How to keep your home fly-free

When the warmer months come around, flies come too. Whether you live in a big city, the suburbs, or in the countryside, flies are everywhere. And although flies may not seem dangerous, they tend to carry diseases and filth with them, which can cause problems for your living environment, and the health of both you and your loved ones (including your pets). Therefore, it's time that you learn how to get rid of the flies in your home. Browse through this gallery to discover how.

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.

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.

Best 100 restaurants in the UK named for 2024 - is your local on the list?

The Good Food Guide has crowned the 100 best local restaurants across the UK.

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,...

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”.

2024 Sands Shopping Carnival Draws Record-Breaking 120,000 Visits

July 18-21 event supported Macao's "tourism+" initiative Free business platform for local SMEs and Sands retailers MACAO, July 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2024 Sands Shopping Carnival successfully drew to a close Sunday at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Expo, after setting an all-time high of 120,000 visits during four days of shopping, activities and performances. Visitors enjoy the 2024 Sands Shopping Carnival Friday and Saturday at The Venetian...

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.

EasyJet profits soar 16% with budget airline expecting 'record-breaking' summer

The carrier reported headline pre-tax profits of £236m for the three months to June 30, up from £203m a year ago

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...

The best Delta customers can hope for is a simple refund

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

This photo of the Eiffel Tower, the moon and the Olympic rings is perfect

Sometimes, you have to let the photo speak for itself. And I promise, I will. But I definitely have to write some words, because I have to. So, here you go: the Eiffel Tower will play a part in this year's Olympics, especially as the backdrop for the beach volleyball e

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...

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.

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.

'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

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.

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.

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...

Delta Says It's Almost Back to Normal Following Global IT Outage

After days of chaos, the airline says it expects minimal delays on Wednesday and normal operations on Thursday.

Cologne Airport: Flights grounded as climate protesters block runway

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

UN cultural agency rejects plan to place Britain's Stonehenge on list of heritage sites in danger

LONDON (AP) — The United Nations’ cultural agency rejected recommendations Wednesday to place Stonehenge on the list of world heritage sites in danger over concerns that Britain’s plans to build a nearby highway tunnel threaten the landscape around the prehistoric monument. UNESCO experts had recommended listing Stonehenge, a prehistoric stone circle on a plain in southern England, as “in danger” over controversial plans to redevelop the nearby...

Creative wellness tourism opens pathways in San Pablo City

A small, artsy bed and breakfast (B&B) in San Pablo, Laguna, is offering up new and intimate ways to relax and unwind through creative experiences. Located within the sprawling pine gardens of a family estate, Casa San Pablo is positioning itself as a creative wellness getaway with a homestyle cafe and a vibrant community art space. Through creative activities like painting sessions, writing workshops, pottery classes and native cooking tours,...

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

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...

Call for 'serious review' of festival ticket prices

Concerns have been raised that entry to this year's Gloucester Tall Ships Festival was too expensive.

Summer deals for days out with the kids across the UK — full list here

As the school summer holidays begin, it won't be long before the kids get bored and parents start to stress about the cost of multiple days out — here our some of the best day out deals for this summer

This mid-sized Midwestern town offers a perfect microcosm of municipal golf's renaissance

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Golf wasn’t dying five years ago around this mid-sized Illinois city that sits about 90 minutes west of Chicago. But it was retreating fast. “2019 was the worst year we ever had,” said Jeff Hartman, the head golf pro and general manager…