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‘Bawal magtayo ng resort’: Calls to protect cave discovered in Cagayan mount online

Construction workers in Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City discovered a cave last July 15, prompting calls from Filipinos to protect the area’s natural resources from human interference. In a Facebook post on Friday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Northern Mindanao reported that the cave was discovered during a road construction in Sta. […]


‘Carina’ halts air, sea trips in parts of Luzon

BASCO, BATANES, Philippines — Air and sea travel across some parts of northern and southern Luzon were suspended on Monday amid bad weather spawned by Typhoon “Carina” (international name: Gaemi). The province of Batanes and parts of Cagayan and Isabela provinces were placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 on Monday due to the heavy rainfall and strong winds caused by the weather disturbance. “Carina,” which earlier on Monday was...


I've worked on cruise ships for years. Here are 6 things passengers should stop wasting money on.

As someone who works on cruises, passengers should avoid spending money on these things, including individual drinks and laundry.


Delta Air Lines says cancellations continue after tech outage

NEW YORK — Airlines, including Delta Air Lines, continued to struggle to restore operations two days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide and resulted in several carriers grounding flights. Total cancellations within, into or out of the U.S. on Sunday clocked in at 1,461, according to the latest data from FlightAware. Delta and United Airlines topped the cancellations. Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in a...


A Californian details the pros of living in England and how the culture compares to the US

Andrea moved from the US to the UK. She explained the pros of living in London and why she thinks she fits better with English culture.


Quezon City, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Is Coming To You!

This is the first time EVER that the Big Bad Wolf is going to the North!


I've been to 25 countries. Here are 10 mistakes I wish I'd avoided when I first started traveling.

After visiting 25 countries, I've made plenty of mistakes while traveling. But luckily, I can pass on my wisdom about things to avoid and stop doing.


COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT SAPPORO DEBUTS IN ONE OF JAPAN'S MOST POPULAR WINTER HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS

The 321-Room Hotel Welcomes Trailblazing Business and Leisure Travelers to Northernmost Island of Hokkaido, Famous for its Picturesque Landscapes, Skiing and Spellbinding Annual Snow Festival TOKYO, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Courtyard by Marriott®, part of Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Sapporo in Sapporo City, the capital of Japan's northernmost island...


Club Med Celebrates Green Week: A Week of Sustainability Across Its Resorts

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Club Med, the pioneer of premium, all-inclusive holiday experiences, is proud to announce Green Week, a week-long celebration of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability across most of its resorts around the globe. Green Week highlights Club Med's dedication to a more sustainable future, tackling crucial issues like plastic pollution, biodiversity loss and responsible...


FTSE 100 Live 22 July: Wall St up after Biden bows out of White House race, Ryanair warning hits airlines

FTSE 100 Live 22 July: Wall St up after Biden bows out of White House race, Ryanair warning hits airlines -


I spent $135 to have dinner in a cave in Bali. The food was delicious, but there are better ways to experience the island.

The Cave by chef Ryan Clift is a subterranean restaurant with just 22 seats in Bali, Indonesia.


5 Epic Road Trips You Can Do Over a Long Weekend

Don't have weeks to cross the country via Route 66? You can have as awe-inspiring an experience on one of these epic drives, doable in just three days


British Airways to put 200 aspiring pilots through training

British Airways to put 200 aspiring pilots through training - The airline said it wants to attract ‘the very best candidates from right across society’.


Travel hotspots! Countries with the highest UV levels

The ultraviolet index (UVI) is a measure of the level of UV radiation. UVI 3 is the level above which sun protection is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). But some of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet regularly experience a UVI of anywhere between 8 and 11. This means anybody failing to cover up in such conditions runs the risk of damaging their health, not least by promoting the onset of skin cancer. But how do you interpret UVI, and where in the world are some of the worst travel hotspots? Click through and discover the countries with the greatest UV levels.


Europe's most picturesque small towns and villages

Charming villages full of traditional character, historic towns with plenty of cultural clout... Europe has them all. But where are the truly scenic destinations located? Browse the gallery and take a look at these photogenic eye-openers.


Parking to passports: how to check holiday costs and ensure entry into EU

Compare parking costs The UK has some of the highest airport parking charges in the world. However, you can reduce the eye-watering bill by booking ahead, and, often, going away from the airport site. Try the Purple Parking comparison website to find the cheapest deals – it covers all the UK airports, and offers a 15% discount for signing up to its emails – but check the official airport website, too. This week the Luton airport website quoted...


Lancaster Bomber to take to the skies once again

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight said the plane will fly after maintenance work.


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.


14 Great Deals for Restaurant Week

With the rising price of dining out, it’s a good time to take advantage of the seasonal event


Costco Credit Card Review: Is It Worth It?

Key Points The Costco credit card offers exceptional cashback rewards rates on certain categories. The rewards redemption process may be complicated for some. Costco pays dividends to its stockholders, which could provide a steady stream of income. But two major dividend paying stocks are in other industries. We reveal them in our free report. The ...


This Michelin-Starred Valle de Guadalupe Chef Has Landed in San Diego

Damiana’s Esteban Lluis is behind the menu at Kaluú, opening next month in the Gaslamp


More than 18m British fans travel across UK to see high-profile acts – report

More than 18m British fans travel across UK to see high-profile acts – report - It is expected that Taylor Swift’s new tour will provide a boost to the UK economy and tourist figures.


1.4million train customers owed share of £25milllion compensation - how to claim

You could be owed money if you're a Transport for London (TfL) travelcard holder who travelled on Stagecoach South Western Trains (SSWT) between October 1, 2015 and August 20, 2017


Plane delivered as Aurigny simplifies fleet

The new plane is part of a strategy to make the airline more reliable and cost effective


Thailand records 19.6 million foreign arrivals so far this year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand recorded 19.6 million foreign tourist arrivals from January to July 21 period, the Tourism Ministry said Tuesday, up 34% from the same period a year earlier. The government is targeting 40 million foreign arrivals for the whole of this year. Tourism is a major employer and driver of Thai growth. (Reporting by Chayut Setboonsarng; Editing by Martin Petty)


The 5 Best Apps to Make Any Road Trip Easier

Take the stress out of road trip planning with these genius phone apps that help make the journey a little smoother


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

Looking to play the best golf courses in Colorado? 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


LIST: Canceled flights on Tuesday, July 23, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — Several flights were canceled on Tuesday due to unfavorable weather conditions, the Manila International Airport Authority advised. Below is the list of canceled flights as of 7:30 a.m. on July 23: Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) ZH 9011/9012 Manila-Shenzhen-Manila PAL Express (2P) 2P 2932/2933 Manila-Basco-Manila 2P 2014/2015 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila Cebu Pacific (5J) 5J 504/505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila CebGo (DG) DG 6031/6032...


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.


Ryanair slumps after quarterly profit miss, fares warning

Investing.com - Ryanair stock slumped Monday after the budget carrier reported a sharp fall in quarterly profit, and warned that fares this summer would be “materially lower” than last year. At 07:55 ET (11:55 GMT), Ryanair stock fell over 14% to...


250 tourists from US to interact with IPs

MANILA, Philippines — With an estimated 250 tourists from the United States joining a tour of Northern Mindanao, the Philippine consulate general in New York has expressed confidence that the region has a lot to offer to visitors. The office of the consulate general will lead the 15th year of the “Very Important Pinoy” or VIP Tour, which was established by the Philippine embassy in the US, to bring Filipino-Americans and Americans of Filipino...


Stunning images of the greatest canyons and gorges on Earth

Some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on Earth are the many spectacular canyons and gorges carved out of valleys and mountain ranges found in all four corners of the globe. Some, like the Grand Canyon, are iconic landmarks. But there are other lesser-known examples incised out of the planet that are equally impressive in their beauty and grandeur. Click through the following gallery and marvel at these jaw-dropping gorges and canyons.


Evidence of WW2 crash revealed on 80th anniversary

US airmen who died in the crash are honoured with a memorial at the crash site in Thurston, Suffolk.


Fairytale castles, mountains, and lakes in Austria and southern Germany


War in Myanmar heartlands silences volcano shrine

A shrine perched on an extinct volcano in Myanmar once thronged with the bustle of pilgrims praying to flower-eating spirit Popa Maedaw, but civil war has cut the complex off from the faithful. - Wish granter - The Taung Kalat shrine honours Popa Maedaw, one of dozens of nats, or guardian spirits, that exist alongside Buddhism in Myanmar.


Penguin art trail launched in aid of hospice

The sculptures, designed by artists and local schools, will be on display until September.


30 stunning natural wonders of the world

Our planet is a treasure trove of awe-inspiring landscapes and remarkable natural wonders that have captivated explorers, adventurers, and travelers for generations. Whether you're a seasoned globe-trotter or simply looking to be inspired, this gallery is a testament to the breathtaking diversity and wonder that Mother Nature has to offer. From towering mountains to enchanting underwater realms, these 30 natural wonders represent the pinnacle of Earth's beauty. Click on to discover them all!


Virgin Atlantic orders seven new planes to complete fleet overhaul

Virgin Atlantic orders seven new planes to complete fleet overhaul - The airline said it has ordered seven new Airbus A330-900s, which will be delivered from 2027.


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.


I deeply regret riding an elephant on holiday. This year, we should all make the ethical choice

It won’t surprise anyone to know that I’m not the sort of person who’d choose to go to tourist attractions that keep animals in captivity for human entertainment. But like many of us, when it comes to interacting with animals while on holiday, there are things I look back on that I would do differently now. Tourist attractions such as dolphin parks and tiger temples exist only for commercial gain at the price of a lifetime of mental and often...


Diversions in place as work to replace bridge begins

The bridge work is expected to take until 20 December and a lengthy diversion is in place.


Goose Island’s 2024 Bourbon County Stout Features Mexican Tamarind Barleywine

Vanilla Rye is part of the five beers released on Black Friday 2024


Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines dangles HK$20 tickets to mark second anniversary

Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines is offering HK$20 (US$2.56) round-trip tickets for select destinations to celebrate its second anniversary, with Bangkok being its first promotion. The airline earlier said the limited-time offer would be rolled out from Tuesday to Thursday and next Monday to Wednesday, with a daily quota of 200 passengers. Travellers are only allowed to purchase a ticket each. “Greater Bay Airlines just launched the ‘2nd...


Flying taxi journeys could cost the same as ‘hiring an Uber’, UK firm says

Flying taxi journeys could cost the same as ‘hiring an Uber’, UK firm says - Vertical Aerospace said it expects its eVTOLs will become ‘very affordable’ once production grows.


Global IT outage leaves holidaymakers stranded

About 150 passengers were due to fly from Madeira when the systems crashed but remain on the island.


Exploring Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries

During the 17th and 18th centuries, it was customary for young European men of high social standing and independent financial means to undertake the Grand Tour, a traditional trip through Europe that served as an educational rite of passage. Primarily associated with the British nobility and wealthy landed gentry, the Grand Tour followed a standard itinerary that exposed its privileged travelers to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance associated with some of the continent's most desired destinations, cities that included Paris, Geneva, Florence, and Rome. Much of Europe looked very different 300 years ago. But by retracing a typical route that would have been followed by a British aristocrat and comparing destinations then with those of today, you get a good idea of the journey he took and the places he visited. Click through the following gallery and enjoy your own Grand Tour of Europe.


P46 billion plan to prep Clark for multi-airport future

MANILA, Philippines — Clark International Airport will be leaning on a P46-billion development plan, commitment from leading airlines, and the emerging economy of Central Luzon to remain a preferred gateway of travelers in Luzon. Government and aviation executives told The STAR they are dedicated to improving the viability of Clark to sustain its relevance in a multi-airport future in Mega Manila. The Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC),...


London markets positive despite Biden withdrawal and weaker airlines

London markets positive despite Biden withdrawal and weaker airlines - The FTSE 100 finished 43.06 points, or 0.53% higher, to end the day at 8,198.78.


Sona 2024: Marcos vows to improve PH airports, docks

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vowed to improve the country’s airports and docks during his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday. Marcos said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will soon be able to accommodate 48 flights per hour and cater to more than 62 million passengers every year. “More than 70 airports and seaport development projects across the country have now been completed and another 350 ongoing...


Flying Delta this week? Prepare for chaos as airline struggles to recover from IT outage

Delta Air Lines has canceled thousands of flights since Friday. It's struggling to recover from an IT outage as other airlines get back on track.