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An Asian city is named the safest destination in the world for travelers

Singapore is named the world's safest city for tourists, according to recent research by Forbes Advisor.

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.

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.

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.

Ukrainian city fears possible arrival of F-16 fighter jets

With its castle, medieval tower and river-side beach, the western Ukrainian tourist town of Starokostiantyniv doesn't seem an obvious target for Russian missile and drone strikes. We've even had drone debris fall on the beach, Shpachenko said.

4 Things I Always Do When Going on a Road Trip (and One I’ll Never Do Again)

Food and travel influencer Shay Spence shares his hard-won lessons from a recent road trip through the southeastern U.S. on his way to Dollywood

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

5 of the World’s Most Interesting Directional Systems

Not everyone gives directions the way you do—in fact, the way people tell others how to get where they want to go can vary by city, town, and culture. Some of these directional systems might just change how you navigate the world.

The most dangerous countries in the world in 2024

Lancaster Bomber to take to the skies once again

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

An Iconic Tour, a Legendary Love Story: The Beatles Get Two Docs at Venice

The Beatles are getting some attention at this year’s Venice Film Festival, which unveiled its 2024 lineup on Tuesday. The legendary band, who dominated the music industry for an entire decade from 1960, has earned spots in the prestigious fest’s documentary section in different capacities. Kevin Macdonald and Sam Rice-Edwards’ doc One to One: John […]

'I visited the quiet village where everything has changed'

The Fylde village is only a 15 minute drive from the iconic seaside town, but now everything has changed

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

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

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...

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’.

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...

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.

Panic in Cyprus as tourists abandon island and leave it with £30million black-hole

The Cyprus Hoteliers Association president Thanos Michaelides has said that the tourism sector is expected to lose thousands of visitors as a result of the crisis. The country is now looking to claw back tourists

Overlooked travel destinations to discover this year

Are you tired of the crowds in your favorite cities? It might be time to take a trip somewhere a bit more low-key. There are plenty of places around the world to be explored that haven't been overrun with tourists... yet. Every year, Time Out magazine consults its trusted team of journalists to compile an updated list of the world's most underrated travel destinations. The results are usually surprising and sometimes unheard-of corners of the globe, waiting to welcome you—without the typical overcrowding! Intrigued? Click on the gallery to uncover the world's most overlooked travel destinations.

The long tale of the yacht linked to a Russian oligarch and abandoned in the Caribbean for more than 2 years finally draws to a close

A European buyer bought the 267-foot yacht, ending two-year saga involving ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Russian oligarch Andrey Guryev.

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...

'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.

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...

Budget-friendly ways to keep kids cool and happy this summer

Summer is a fun time for lots of families and their children. It's usually the time for breaks from school, vacations, and more time at home. Summer can also be a dangerous time, though! Soaring temperatures, dehydration, and overheating are much more likely during this period of the year. As a parent, it's important to keep this in mind and proactively protect your child. This gallery will equip you with the tools you need to keep your kids happy, healthy, and cool in the hot summer months. Here, you'll find tips and tricks to beat the heat as well as safe activities the kids will love. Curious how to keep the little ones cool and content? Click through now to find out.

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.

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.


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...

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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.

Paris Olympics plunged into travel chaos as airport workers threaten to strike with days to go

The Paris Olympics has been plunged into chaos as airport workers have threatened strike action in line with the opening ceremony. It comes as metro stations are currently closed around the city

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...

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...

Global IT outage leaves holidaymakers stranded

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

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...

LOOK: New, bigger OFW lounge opens at NAIA Terminal 3

Overseas Filipino Workers can now relax at a new and more spacious lounge while waiting for their flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Situated at NAIA Terminal 3 near Gate 7, the new area opened its doors to the public last Friday, July 19. According to a report by The Philippine STAR, it was unveiled by San Miguel Corporation and NA...

‘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. […]

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.

'Our multicultural megastore can save town centre'

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

Festivals 'bring £900m to West economy'

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

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...

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),...

Siargao solo sojourn

SIARGAO, the tear-drop shaped island in Surigao del Norte, often gives the impression that it is exclusive to surfers and expensive to visit. Wrong. I discovered after spending six days on a solo backpacking adventure that Siargao offers many activities beyond surfing, and enjoy them on a budget. Originally a thriving fishing and coconut island, Siargao gained fame when a group of surfers discovered the amazing waves of General Luna, naming the...

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

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.

9 Best Hilton Hotels in Vegas if You're Traveling With Family

Vegas is a town that’s packed with exciting lights, shows, and casinos that travelers can’t wait to visit. And while the city is chock-full with endless nightlife, did you know there’s also plenty for families to enjoy together? If you’re here, it’s likely that you do-and you’re just looking for the best place to set […]

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.

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!

Doing the Dolomites: Exploring Italy's iconic mountain range

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Alps and rank among the most climbed peaks in Europe. A natural draw in winter, when some of the best ski resorts in the region open for business, the Dolomites are an equally rewarding summertime destination, with hiking, cycling, and sightseeing providing a wealth of reasons to linger in this spectacularly scenic corner of the continent. So, are you ready to do the Dolomites? Pack the backpack, pull on your boots, and find out where to go and what to see.

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.