Bell tents and birdwatching: glamping in a Norfolk wildlife paradise

It’s 5am and I awake to the sound of a gaggle of greylag geese heralding the morning outside my bell tent. The dawn chorus is in full swing, and shortly after I get up to enjoy it, I come face to face with a wild hare and spot a muntjac deer flashing past the boundary of the campsite. To the extreme envy of all my nature-loving friends, I am one of the first glampers to stay at the brand new campsite which recently opened in Pensthorpe natural...

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.

‘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...

5 Roadside Destinations Worth the Detour

These quirky attractions are perfect for a quick stop during a road trip, and make for some great photos

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

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.

Miami Beach Office Asking Top Rents Lures Posh NYC Restaurant

A new Miami Beach office building seeking some of the area’s priciest rents has lured a posh New York restaurant brand to serve a growing financial-industry clientele.

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

Inside Hen Quarter, Buzzard Point’s New Southern-Styled Destination

The Old Town restaurant expands across the Anacostia River on Tuesday, July 23

British holidaymakers 'stranded' abroad for days say 'we've been treated like cattle' during IT crisis

Several families have been left stuck in Turkey and Cyprus after their TUI flights back to Glasgow were cancelled following the global Crowdstrike IT outage

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.

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...

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...

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

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

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.

Marcos: Philippines to focus on 'experiential tourism'

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Monday that boosting the tourism industry required a multi-faceted strategy. ''We, in the Philippines, have no less than 7,641 beautiful reasons to tap the potential of our tourism sector, for which our archipelagic nation is internationally renowned and from which many Filipinos derive their livelihood,'' Marcos said in his third State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa. ''While a resurgence in...

Bernstein downgrades American Airlines amid commercial recovery challenges - Bernstein analysts lowered their price targets for American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) on Monday, with the company expected to face considerable challenges in its commercial recovery. American Airlines has long been seen as a...

'Frustrated' Spirit Airlines gate agents screamed at passengers: Here's what happened next

In now-viral TikTok posts, two Spirit Airlines gate agents are caught screaming at passengers at Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Festivals 'bring £900m to West economy'

Concerts and festivals are worth a huge amount to the West says an industry body.

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.

Tunisia's sandy beaches eaten away by coastal erosion

In Tunisia's seaside town of Hammamet, bulldozers diligently shovel sand from a nearby desert onto a popular beach in an attempt to stop it from disappearing due to erosion. "Construction projects have not been designed to respect coastal dynamics," an APAL official told AFP. - 'Not sustainable' - To save the Hammamet beach, one of Tunisia's worst-affected according to the World Bank, authorities last month began trucking in around 750 lorry...

5 Dazzling Stargazing Destinations within Driving Distance from Major U.S. Cities

A different kind of nightlife awaits when you road-trip out for some celestial splendor

More Filipinos are visiting Taiwan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourism officials from Taiwan are ramping up initiatives to entice more Filipinos to visit their country. Recently, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) held a travel fair here inviting travelers from the Visayas and Mindanao to explore Taiwan. The Taiwanese government sent a delegation for the Taiwan Tourism Workshop held in a hotel in North Reclamation Area (NRA) last July 18. The activity came after Taiwan...

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.

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...

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’.

Tell us about a break in Spain – you could win a holiday voucher

Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world – something that’s been causing a bit of unrest among locals in some of the country’s more popular cities and resorts this year. But there is no shortage of off-the-beaten-track places to visit and experiences to be enjoyed in this fascinating country, if you know where to look. We’d love to hear your Spain recommendations, whether it’s an unsung city, a perfect beach, a beautiful...

Philippine Delegation Returns to Global Birdfair in the U.K. After 15-Year Hiatus

The tourism industry hopes to welcome foreign birdwatchers in the Philippines.

Iconic sites hosting Paris Olympics events

The Paris Olympics have been designed to showcase the City of Light in all its splendor, with events taking place at iconic locations. AFP looks at five sites set to wow ticket-holders–and a global TV audience of billions–during the 17-day extravaganza starting on July 26: Eiffel Tower The most famous of the Paris landmarks, the Eiffel Tower, will welcome beach volleyball. The action will take place in a temporary venue near the foot of the...

Mass anti-tourist protests face backlash in Majorca

The residents, most of whom are from Palma, told local media that 'we must not forget that Mallorcans have been living off tourism for a long time' as they handed out stickers at last night's protest.

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...

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...

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.

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!

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)

Penguin art trail launched in aid of hospice

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

Disneyland Workers Vote to Strike But Haven’t Set a Work Stoppage Date

The workers union has authorized a strike after being unable to agree to a new contract with the park

Things Hollywood gets wrong about ancient societies

The Vikings were blood-thirsty northern peoples, and 13th-century Scottish warriors wore kilts to battle, right? Well, not quite. For many years, Hollywood has been responsible for perpetuating numerous myths and stereotypes about ancient civilizations. Think about it: were gladiators really just slaves who battled to the death? Click through the following gallery and discover the things Hollywood gets wrong about ancient societies.

Self-professed 'Wolf of Airbnb' sentenced to over 4 years in prison for defrauding landlords

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man who boasted that he was the “Wolf of Airbnb” was sentenced Monday to over four years in prison for defrauding New York City landlords and a federal pandemic-relief government program. Konrad Bicher, 32, of Hialeah, Florida, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Lorna G. Schofield. The prison term of four years and three months came after Bicher pleaded guilty a year ago to a wire fraud charge. He was...

Airlines could be forced to display environmental impact of every flight

Airlines could be forced to display environmental impact of every flight - Regulator the Civil Aviation Authority said it wants to enable consumers to make more informed choices.

Leaving India and working in tech in the US changed me. I feel too foreign here and too foreign there.

Uday Padyana moved to the US in his 20s. Living in the US has changed him and he's experienced culture shock when visiting home.

'Our multicultural megastore can save town centre'

A new supermarket is welcoming its first customers after taking over a former Woolworths site.

Whistleblower: Boeing Used Corroded Parts to Construct 737s

Boeing faces allegations of leaving airplane parts exposed to the rain and using these corroded components in the construction of its 737 planes.

Welcome to Glastonbur-sea! Underwater music festival held in Florida Keys

Regular Glastonbury-goers may think they've braved watery conditions to get their musical fix - but they've got nothing on those who took part in the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival on 13 July. The "concert", staged to promote environmentally responsible diving and reef protection, took place for the 40th time this weekend. Performers donned t...

Singapore Recrowned Most Powerful Passport in the World

LONDON, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore breaks away from the peloton of six countries that shared the top spot on the Henley Passport Index as we entered the new year, reclaiming its title as the world's most powerful passport in the latest ranking published today. The city-state also sets a new record score, with its citizens now enjoying access to 195 travel destinations out of 227 around the world visa-free. France, Germany, Italy,...

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.

Lancaster Bomber to take to the skies once again

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

Brilliant facts about the American bison

Not only is the bison one of the most iconic animals in North America, but it's actually the United States' national mammal. These majestic beasts are as American as apple pie and have been inhabiting its lands for centuries. In this gallery we are giving the fantastic animal its flowers. Click on to learn some fascinating facts about the American bison.

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.

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),...