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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.

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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...

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...

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.

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

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

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.

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’.

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.

‘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...

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...

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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...

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.

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),...

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...

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 […]

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.

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

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

Penguin art trail launched in aid of hospice

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

Barcelona to increase taxes of cruise passengers amid mass tourism problems

Barcelona, the capital of Spain's Catalonia region, is looking into raising the tourist tax for cruise passengers visiting for less than 12 hours to "tackle the consequences of mass tourism," which has affected the city's housing situation and sparked protests from locals. The Guardian, citing local newspaper El País, reported that Mayor Jaume Coll...

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

'Our multicultural megastore can save town centre'

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

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.

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.

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...

‘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. […]

Plane delivered as Aurigny simplifies fleet

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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

Lancaster Bomber to take to the skies once again

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

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!

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...

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.

It will be like hiring an Uber; arrival of flying taxis won't see fares soar

Vertical Aerospace said it expects its products will initially be targeted to premium airline passengers for airport transfers, but will 'evolve' and 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.

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...

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

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

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!

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...