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Vintage photos of famous cities

Have you ever wondered how some of the world's biggest cities looked like decades ago? Well, this is your chance! In this gallery, we compiled the most amazing vintage photos of numerous capital cities and other major cities. From Europe to North America, and Asia to Africa and further, we've covered many big cities across the globe. Browse through and marvel at these retro pictures of famous cities.


What to expect from an Olympic ceremony like no other

Date, time, order and how to watch on the BBC - here is everything you need to know about the Paris Olympics opening ceremony.


You'll soon be able to get an automatic refund when your flight is delayed or canceled

The new DOT regulations mean passengers can also get automatic refunds when their checked bags are delayed, too.


Summer heatwave is causing terrifying explosions on Southwest planes

Southwest Airlines has reported cases of soda bursting open due to heat pressure on flights out of airports in Phoenix and Las Vegas as temperatures continue to hit triple digits.


Global tech outage hits airlines, banks, health care and public transit

In the U.S., hundreds of flights were canceled Friday morning and some public transit systems reported impacts.


Notice to Airmen issued as Mayon Volcano rumbles

MANILA, Philippines — A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued for flights near Mayon Volcano after a phreatic eruption was recorded on Thursday evening, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) said. “The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for flights near Mayon Volcano, with vertical limits from the surface to 9,000 feet,” the agency said in an advisory on Friday. Caap said the...


Discovery World sheds crypto concern as losses shrink

Discovery World Corp. (DWC) will drop its cryptocurrency venture to focus on its core hospitality business in hopes of finally erasing the luxury hotel and resort operator’s losses that started piling up during the pandemic. In a stock exchange filing on Friday, DWC said its board of directors had “unanimously approved” the sale of all its shares in True Ally Ventures Ltd., a cryptocurrency-focused company registered in the British Virgin...


Air travel hit by global cyber outage

EDINBURGH/LONDON/SEOUL — Air passengers around the world faced delays, cancellations and problems checking in as airports and airlines were caught up in a massive IT outage that also affected industries ranging from banks to media companies. READ: Global cyber outage grounds flights, hits media, financial, telecoms In Edinburgh, a Reuters witness said boarding pass scanners carried a “server offline message”, […]


Michelin Adds Three Austin Hotels to Its Texas Hotel Guide

Commodore Perry Estate, Soho House Austin, and Hotel Van Zandt were added


DOJ: Cruise visa waiver will be key factor in boosting tourism

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is optimistic that the simplified visa processing for cruise visitors crafted by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will boost tourism in the country. In a statement Friday, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said the Cruise Visa Waiver program “will definitely be a key factor in boosting the country’s tourism economy.” The Cruise Visa Waiver Program seeks to provide cruise ship tourists an...


Europe's most underrated cities, according to travel experts

Think of European cities and a plethora of well-known destinations spring to mind. There's no shortage of places to discover the history and culture of this continent. But don't overlook its smaller, less explored cities. Many are hidden gems, far from the hectic crowds, that offer visitors a much more intimate, unspoiled experience. Condé Nast Traveller asked their seasoned contributors to put together a list of Europe's most underrated cities. Using their network of travel specialists and European-based writers, they compiled a list of places you might not have considered—or heard of at all—based on their recommendations. Curious? Click on to uncover Europe's most underrated cities.


Travel money: How to spend smart on your holiday and 'golden rule' to remember

Consumer rights expert Martyn James explains the best ways to buy holiday money and spend foreign currency while you're on your travels


Indian travellers queue for hours as airports hit with massive delays

Indian travellers face persisting flight delays a day after hours-long global computer systems outages affect multiple airlines. Crowds of desperate passengers queued at a help desk at Chennai's international airport.


Woman hit by Tube trains to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Sarah de Lagarde lost an arm and leg after being run over by two Tube trains in September 2022.


I want to see the world with my spouse. How do we do that on a budget?

"For Love & Money" answers your relationship and money questions. This week, a reader wants to travel abroad and doesn't know where to start.


ELLE Escapes: Shelter Island

The no-frills island is the epitome of laidback luxury.


Cyclists ride 'like ghosts' to England's lost city

Thousands of people will ride through the night from London to Dunwich, on the Suffolk coast.


The blockbusters of your childhood are back in full glory at Universal Studios Florida

You may have thought you were just going to a theme park, but Universal Studios Florida’s new parade will bring you back to your childhood.


Ancient sites worth visiting

History has left us with some truly remarkable visitor attractions, many of which date back to antiquity. Whether standing alone as a singular piece of architecture or as part of a wider archaeological site, these ancient wonders inspire and educate in equal measure. But where in the world can you find some of the most illustrious of these extraordinary hand-built treasures? Click though and marvel at these ancient sites worth visiting.


More flight cancellations and delays expected in wake of global IT outage

More flight cancellations and delays expected in wake of global IT outage - Some 167 flights scheduled to depart UK airports were axed on Friday.


This is where you should live in the USA based on your personality

With 50 states and thousands of municipalities, America has a little something for everyone. Like-minded people tend to gather near their essential elements, whether that be sunshine or a copious amount of wine, so check out this gallery based on a list by Culture Trip to see where is best for you, depending on your personality.


I booked an Airbnb in a Swiss village to save money while backpacking Europe for 2 weeks. It ended up being my favorite destination.

When BI's reporter visited Zurich, Switzerland, on a two-week backpacking trip, she booked an Airbnb in the village of Roggwil and found a hidden gem.


Modernist Paris, a Monet adventure park and the death of life drawing – the week in art

Exhibition of the week The Flooded Garden An art adventure playground for all ages, inspired by Monet’s water lily garden and conceived by painter Oscar Murillo. . Tate Modern, London, until 26 August Also showing Oscar Murillo Parallel to his summer extravaganza at Tate Modern, Murillo is showing his paintings in the Regency treasure that is Burlington Arcade. . Burlington Arcade, London, from 25 July until 24 August Paris 1924 A look at the...


The friendliest countries in the world, ranked

When traveling, there are always places that stand out for their scenic beauty, amazing cuisine, and/or their mark on history. But one of the things that keeps visitors coming back to a country over and over again is the people. Some destinations really excel at making those who visit feel welcome, and it leaves a lasting impression. Website InterNations conducts an annual survey, in order to discover which countries rank the highest for friendliness amongst those who've relocated abroad and amongst foreign travelers. Published by World Population Review, the results for 2024 are in. Does your country rank in the top 30? Click on to find out!


Why do Bristol's bridges take sooo long to repair?

A look at why the city's bridges require restoration and why it leads to lengthy closures.


Photos capture fallout of global tech outage at airports, stores, Disneyland, more

A global tech outage stemming from cyber company Crowdstrike disrupted major airlines, banks, and businesses worldwide.


Japan reports record 17.8 million tourists in first half of 2024

Tokyo, Japan — Japan welcomed a million more foreign visitors in the first half of 2024 compared to pre-pandemic levels, logging a new record of 17.78 million, the national tourism organization said Friday. The weak yen is attracting large crowds to Japan, with many tourists splashing out on everything from kimonos to knives and pricey meals. The January-June figure beat the previous high from 2019 of 16.63 million, with the influx prompting...


Unmissable stops along Ireland's stunning Wild Atlantic Way

A route of epic scenery, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way covers 1,600 miles (2,600 km) of rugged ocean coast. Its length makes it one of the world's largest defined coastal routes, through the diverse flora and fauna of the Emerald Isle's Atlantic seaboard; punctuated in parts by a stark lunar landscape of limestone, in others by cute and colorful towns and villages. The windswept western periphery of the island, no stranger to storm-force tides, has a distinctive, untamed shoreline. From the most northern point, Malin Head in Co. Donegal, to the most southerly point, Mizen Head in Co. Cork, you will encounter mythic sites, and nature at its most raw and beautiful. Intrigued? Click through the gallery to discover the places you must see along the scenic Wild Atlantic Way.


American Airlines has a contract deal with flight attendants, and President Biden is happy about it

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and the union representing its flight attendants said Friday they have reached agreement on a new contract that includes pay raises, and President Joe Biden said the deal avoids a strike that would have hurt the U.S. economy and consumers. Terms of the proposal were not disclosed. The agreement, covering 28,000 workers, faces a union ratification vote. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants...


PH bags best ports of call award amid intensified cruise tourism push

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has won the prestigious Best Ports of Call 2024 award at the 10th Asia Cruise Awards in Jeju Island, South Korea amid the government’s intensified push to boost the country’s cruise tourism. The Department of Tourism (DOT) received the award during a ceremony at the Asia Cruise Forum on July 10. Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said the award highlights the efforts of cruise tourism stakeholders in...


Rivian Turned An Old Yosemite Gas Station Into Its First Charging Outpost

The building was first a blacksmith shop, then an auto repair shop and then an old-school service station.


Why preserving US national heritage is so important

The United States is blessed with some truly exceptional national heritage sites and cultural landmarks. Numbering numerous historic properties, these unique places connect Americans to their past. But little of this architecture would have survived the centuries were it not for the dedicated work of organizations like the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a leading member-driven movement whose aim is to support the preservation of America's diverse historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage through its programs, resources, and advocacy. Indeed, the idea is to protect the identity of a nation, where lives, stories, and memories began. Click through and visit some of America's most important cultural attractions.


'Be Kind' road sign appears on city street

The sign near Hull's Maritime Museum has been put up ahead of Pride celebrations later this month.


Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!


What to do in Seoul: the new touristic hot spot

Seoul, the vibrant capital of South Korea, combines a centuries-old culture with a modern, futuristic vibe—and the contrast is bewildering! The city humbles visitors with its collection of ancient palaces and then dazzles with futuristic fashion and technology. Deeply traditional but cutting edge too, Seoul seduces and surprises... and never disappoints! Click through and find out where to go Seoul searching.


Airports across the globe descend into chaos after 'IT outage'

A 'mass worldwide IT outage' has caused severe disruptions across dozes of Airports. From Gatwick to Dubai hundreds of keen travellers were stuck in long queues this morning, while they waited at check-in. Effecting Palma and LA too.


GTBA takes Global Travel Exchange Road Show to Brunei

THE Global Tourism Business Association (GTBA) will hold its B2B (business-to-business) Global Travel Exchange and Road Show in Brunei from July 22 to 23, 2024 with the goal of facilitating business-to-business exchange among tourism stakeholders from both countries. The event — organized in collaboration with One Klik Events, Association of Travel Agents Brunei, Malay Aklan-Boracay local government; Boracay Island Travel Agency and Tour...


I’m a Travel Agent: This Is the Best Money I’ve Ever Spent on Vacation

Taking a vacation can be pricey. In fact, according to a recent GOBankingRates survey, 45% of participants said they plan to pay at least $1,000 for their summer adventure this year. It's easy to see...


Offbeat escapes: underrated destinations you need to visit

While mainstream travelers flock to popular spots, there are hidden wonders around the world, waiting to be explored. But where exactly are these hidden gems, the places and countries that remain untouched by mass global tourism? Get ready for an exciting journey, as we explore the largely unknown and unspoilt destinations around the globe that are worth paying a visit. Click on the gallery to begin planning your next getaway!


Some airports were forced to use whiteboards to handwrite flight information due to the global IT outage

Belfast International Airport and Singapore Changi, around 7,000 miles apart, both resorted to low tech means of keeping passengers up to date.


Bedford River Festival brings 'positivity' to town

The two-day event, held every two years, is expected to attract more than 300,000 people.


Nature reserve hide honours WW2 hero

The hide at North Cave Wetlands is named after Dennis Wood who was killed in 1942.


Passenger stranded overnight by the global IT outage said his airline offered him $10.70 in vouchers

Jetstar gave Jordan van den Lamb vouchers worth $10.70 after his flight to Melbourne, Australia, got canceled in a global IT outage.


Living in cars and motels - what it's like to work at the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

Workers at Disneyland are considering a strike because pay at the 'Happiest place on Earth' has left many unable to meet rent.


Microsoft crash sends travellers 'back to Stone Age' as baffled passenger gets handwritten boarding pass

The Microsoft outage, caused by cyber security firm CrowdStrike, has disrupted travellers around the world - sparking widespread chaos in airports and forcing us back to the 'Stone Age'


How to detect hidden cameras in your hotel room or rental home

From hotel rooms to rental homes, hidden cameras can lurk anywhere. These devices can be discretely placed in a nook or cranny to capture your image, activities, and private conversations without you ever knowing. In some cases, hidden cameras can serve legitimate purposes, such as alerting owners of burglaries or keeping an eye on a pet. However, hidden cameras should never exist in private areas to spy on, prank, or extort you. Fortunately, there are several methods travelers can employ to detect these devices. Click on to learn how to check to see if your rental, or your hotel room, has any hidden cameras.


Wheelchair adventurer completes Yr Wyddfa climb

Nick Wilson dedicates his feat to his father, who died in June.


15 incredible facts about the Olympic Games in Paris


Millionaires who can't afford Miami are flocking to this Florida city

Millionaires who have been driven out of Miami and Palm Beach by an influx of billionaires have resettled in a different Florida city. Their arrival in the new area has driven up real-estate prices.


The 30 loudest animals in the world

Nature truly is a marvel. There are so many unbelievable sights, smells, and in this gallery, sounds. Most people have heard about the legendary howl of a wolf, or the mighty roar of the king of the jungle, yet not many have actually experienced it. The only way to truly understand the intensity of their voices would be to stand before them, but in many cases, that's not a great idea... Instead, we've decided to use the best comparison which is the decibel (represented as dB). The decibel scale shows us how intense a sound is. The higher the number of decibels is, the louder the sound. For reference, a typical car horn can reach 107–109 dB. In this gallery, you'll find 30 of the loudest animals in the world ranked in order of recorded decibels (dB). Click through and prepare to be surprised!