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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...

London leaver: 'I never planned to leave London — then I fell for a photographer from Pembrokeshire'

London leaver: 'I never planned to leave London — then I fell for a photographer from Pembrokeshire' - When ex-model Remy Green started her skincare business, a blast from the past prompted a move to Wales

Bad weather disrupts domestic flights

Several flights were canceled Monday because of the bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. The MIAA said PAL Express 2P2932/2P2033 from Manila to Basco and back, as well as 2P2014/2P2015 from Manila to Tuguegarao and back were grounded. Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) canceled flights 5J504/5J505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila and 5J506/5J507 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila. CebGo canceled DG6031/DG6032 Manila-San Jose-Manila, DG...

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.

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.

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...

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

How much land does a man need?

A trip to Nueva Ecija, all alone and by bus, had me nervous. The task at hand was to gather information: to survey cargo going southward coming from the Cagayan River basin and its fertile floodplains; an infrastructure project, one that could potentially transform the province, is in the works. There was an awful lot of walking, intruding on other people’s day to ask for directions—heavily relying on the kindness of strangers—and overpaying for...

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...

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)

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

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.

'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.

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.

I've been to 35 countries and managed to buy my first home before 25

A young Aussie woman has proved it's possible to go on multiple overseas holidays and still buy your first property before 25.

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 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

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.

Manila to national government: Ensure tourists’ safety

MANILA, Philippines — Following a report that ranked Manila as the fifth “riskiest city for tourists,” the city government called on the national government to do its share in ensuring tourists are safe while visiting the country. In a statement, the local government said the report by Forbes Advisor – which identified Manila as the fifth “riskiest city for tourists” – could have pertained to a wider area beyond the city of Manila, whether “the...

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...

Festivals 'bring £900m to West economy'

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

Her $5,500 infirmary bill was higher than the cruise itself: How she got it covered

A traveler disembarked her Caribbean cruise cruise last year with over $5,500 in onboard medical bills. Here's how travel insurance covered all of it.

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...

12 Detroit Area Restaurant Closures to Know Now

From a critically lauded riverside staple, a genre-bending space in Eastern Market, and more

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.

Lancaster Bomber to take to the skies once again

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

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...

Cebu Pacific is in Talks to Acquire AirSwift

The Gokongwei-owned airline has issued a statement regarding reports that it will purchase the Ayala-owned boutique airline.

Airport gets £206m to boost passenger numbers

Economy minister Ken Skates says the airport is a vital element of Wales’ economic infrastructure.

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

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

Fed up islanders to push for tax on motorhomes

It is famous for its rugged landscape and scenic coastline which attract up to one million visitors each year.

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.

Inside new superyacht Ulyssia with 132-room hotel, pools and theatre

The Ulyssia is still some four years away from its expected date of completion, but new images provide unprecedented insight into the life of luxury on board

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

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

Delta cancels hundreds more flights in struggle to recover from Microsoft outage

Delta is struggling to recover from a global IT outage even as its competitors have largely returned to normal operations.

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

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),...

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.

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...

Ryanair slashes summer fares as profits slide

The airline said cost-concious customers were being "more frugal and cautious".

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.

Japan Takes Gold in Most Searches for Paris - Agoda

SINGAPORE, July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital travel platform Agoda has noted 43% more searches for stays in Paris in late July and early August, as the world's premier 'city of love' becomes the 'city of sports'. An analysis of Agoda's accommodation search data shows that in Asia, Japan is the market where most searches for Paris originated from. Top Paris Accommodation Searches from Asia - Agoda 1 Japan 2 South Korea 3 Hong Kong SAR 4 China...

Penguin art trail launched in aid of hospice

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

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.

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...

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.

Global IT outage leaves holidaymakers stranded

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

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.