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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...


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

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


One of New Orleans’s Most Exciting Restaurants of 2023 Is Branching Out

The chefs behind Indian restaurant LUFU NOLA are delving into bubble tea downtown and Cajun seafood in the French Quarter


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


Lancaster Bomber to take to the skies once again

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


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),...


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

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


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...


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


Global IT outage leaves holidaymakers stranded

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


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


5 Tips for Making the Most of a Road Trip to America's National Parks

An expert shares suggestions to help you stay safe, avoid the crowds and make the most of these national treasures while driving cross-country


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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)


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!


Plane delivered as Aurigny simplifies fleet

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


Dozens more flights cancelled at UK airports in summer holiday travel chaos following worldwide IT outage

More flights have continued to be cancelled this morning as a result of the IT outage which sparked chaos around the world on Friday, with people affected at Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester


The world's top places to visit in 2024

The holiday season brings with it thoughts of travel, a Christmas vacation perhaps, or somewhere memorable to chime in the New Year. But where in the world are the coolest, hotly-tipped places to visit in 2024? Click through and check out these top destinations, referenced by Travel + Leisure as the most popular places to go in 2024.


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...


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.


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.


Flat proposal for hotel land ditched in favour of houses

Plans for a rear block of flats behind the old Bayqueen Hotel will be replaced with three houses.


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.


Delta Warns Cancellations to Stretch for Days After Outage

Delta Air Lines Inc. expects to cancel more flights this week as the carrier tries to recover from a crippling technology outage.


Arts festival celebrates town's young creatives

The Signal Festival aims to show off the town's art scene for young people.


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.


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.


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...


Tried and true tricks to meet locals while traveling alone

Traveling alone can be exciting, invigorating, and eye-opening, but it can also get lonely at times. One of the best parts about traveling to a different country is experiencing the culture via the locals and meeting new people. While it may seem daunting to go out and make friends as you're trying to get your bearings in a new city, there are some tried and true tricks to make the process much easier. Check them out in the gallery!


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...


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


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.


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...


'Our multicultural megastore can save town centre'

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


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.