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Visitor attractions closed, abandoned, or overrun by tourists

The ubiquity of travel has led to overcrowding by tourists at some of the world's best-known vacation destinations and visitor attractions. Huge crowds are causing environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the pricing-out of locals who feel overrun and overlooked as their communities splinter under the weight of foreign footfall. Historically, bad planning and economic recession has led to the closure or abandonment of a number of fine buildings. And at the lowest end of the scale, wanton vandalism has been blamed for the destruction of several natural landmarks. So, what's going on? Browse this gallery and find out more about the consequences of unsustainable tourism.


The most dog-friendly cities in the world

Living in the city doesn't necessarily mean that our canine friends won't be able to have fun off-leash, or enjoy the perks of living in a cosmopolitan area. Some dog owners are lucky enough to live in very pet-friendly cities indeed; in cities where our pets have access to parks, beaches, restaurants, public transport, and accommodation, just like we do. These places do exist, so if you're thinking about visiting (or even moving) to another city and you want to make sure your dog will be welcomed, click through and check out your best options.


It’s Looking Like Wegmans Will Open a Second Manhattan Location

Meanwhile, its Astor Place Japanese restaurant is on ice


I live rent-free in NYC. Moving into a van has allowed me to save, avoid taking out loans, and live a life of adventure.

Gerardo Rios Garcia got accepted into Columbia University, packed up everything, and drove his van from Mexico to NYC to start his master's program.


Marcos leads opening of PH’s biggest hotel

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday led the formal unveiling of property giant Megaworld’s 1,530-room Grand Westside Hotel, the biggest hotel development in the country today. READ: Opening of Grand Westside Hotel to generate more jobs – Marcos Expected to provide a big boost to the country’s tourism sector in terms of tourist arrivals and job generation, the hotel will soon be connected to the sprawling Westside...


Tourist death toll from Greek heat wave rises to 6, others missing

ATHENS — A 67-year-old German has been found dead on the Greek island of Crete, police said on Monday, the sixth tourist death in June during a period of unusually hot weather. The tourist had set off alone on a hike in a canyon in the Sougia region on Sunday and after a few hours called his […]


Surfing legend is killed in shark attack in Hawaii

Surfing legend Tamayo Perry, who once appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean, was killed Sunday in a shark attack while surfing off the shores of Oahu.


We live next to noisy wedding venue that's ruining our Cornish village

Kilminorth Cottages has hosted around 100 ceremonies since it started operating as a wedding venue a decade ago - but locals say the noise has become far too 'intrusive'.


UNESCO wants to add Stonehenge to list of endangered heritage sites

The UN's cultural organisation said Monday it recommended adding Stonehenge, the renowned prehistoric site in England, to its world heritage in danger list, in what would be seen as an embarrassment for London. In a written decision seen by AFP, the World Heritage Committee recommended that Stonehenge be added to the UN body's heritage in danger list "with a view to mobilising international support".


Tips for stress-free travel with kids

Good planning and remaining calm are key when organizing a trip with children. The tips in this gallery will make it easier for you to plan your trip and enjoy your vacation! Check out the gallery and make your sure your next trip a breeze.


A New Yorker took her first solo trip to Greece at 38. She loved the slower pace of life so much that she moved there.

Marissa Rodriguez went on vacation to Greece aged 38, and ended up staying for 3 years on digital nomad visa.


British Airways plane stairs catch fire at Heathrow

Flames and a huge black cloud of smoke was seen rising from a set of mobile stairs and attached to an A320 parked at Heathrow Terminal 5, engulfing its tail. No passengers were on board at the time.


Amazing water parks around the world

Whether you're at your home or travelling abroad, water parks are always a fun place to head to with family or friends, especially during those hot summer days. Click here to see amazing water parks around the world!


Conquering the continent: your US to Europe travel hacks guide

As an American, jet setting to Europe has a certain je ne sais quoi appeal to it. The allure of immersing yourself in days of exploring historical monuments and gawking at heaping plates of pasta is perhaps only bested by nights of street festivals and mingling with the locals. Indeed, Europe has an unspeakable beauty to it. Nonetheless. finding your way around the Old Continent, both literally and figuratively, does come with some challenges. But fear not! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie venturing somewhere for the first time, this guide is here to help. Ready? Click through for a comprehensive list of tips and tricks to maximize your experience while minimizing headaches.


PH tourism set for full recovery in 2025, says BMI

Tourist arrivals in the Philippines are projected to fully recover in 2025, driven by growth in visitors from key markets despite headwinds like high borrowing rates that may crimp spending on travel, BMI Research said. In a report sent to journalists on Monday, the unit of the Fitch Group said international arrivals in the Philippines are forecast to reach 8.3 million next year, finally beating the prepandemic level of 8.2 million. READ: Marcos...


Chicago woman missing in Bahamas after going for yoga certification retreat, police say

Taylor Casey, 41, is missing in the Bahamas after going to Paradise Island for a yoga certification retreat and not being heard from in nearly week.


Monos Carry-On luggage review 2024: Our thoughts on 3 bags

We've tested three of Monos' popular carry-ons, and our favorites include the spacious Carry-On Plus and the uniquely designed Carry-On Pro Plus.


The deadliest surf spots on the planet

Surfing in extreme conditions can be a life-threatening experience, but many thrill-seeking surfers still keep chasing the biggest swells and the most challenging waves on the planet in search of the ultimate ride. Click through this gallery and get to know the most dangerous surf spots in the world.


Here's A List Of Filipino Celebs Who Have Traveled Solo

They are a proof that a solo trip doesn’t have to be lonely.


US couple 'walked for hours' before dying in Hajj heat

The couple's daughter says a tour agency her parents used failed to provide basic necessities.


“Reservation Anxiety” Is No Joke, But This New App Makes Impossible-to-Cancel Rezzies Easy to Get Off Your Hands

Pop Quiz: You're about to book an incredible Airbnb for your family reunion. The house has availability for exactly when you need it and all the amenities you could ask for. But then there's that nagging issue: what if you have to cancel for some unexpected reason? You do not want to be stuck with a non-refundable deposit and who knows what other other fees. Do you... A. Book it anyways and pray for dear life? B. Wait until the last minute to...


Qantas tumbles down the rankings of the world's best airlines

The rankings were announced at the 2024 World Airline Awards at the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel, London , on Monday.


Raging River ride malfunctions at Six Flags Arlington

Video, posted by jebbrownsack on TikTok Sunday, shows four rafts filled with guests piled up on the Raging River ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.


Woman 'Seriously Injured' After Being Mauled by Wolves at Zoo in France

A Paris woman was attacked by Arctic wolves while out for a run at the Thoiry ZooSafari in France and sustained bites to her neck, leg and back


What these American presidents regretted the most

Being the president of one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world is no easy task. Difficult decisions must be made, and presidents are only human, so mistakes happen. One might say it's part of the job, but sometimes things really go wrong and presidents feel the weight of regret. There are a few US presidents who expressed regret over a number of things. Some did so while still in office, while others confessed it later in their lives. In this gallery, you'll get to know who they are, and what they've regretted. Click on for some eye-opening revelations.


California couple found dead at picturesque waterfall

James Hall, 35, and Monica Ledesma, 34, were found floating in the water near Angel Falls after suffering a catastrophic hiking accident on Wednesday.


Jennifer Lopez spotted flying in ECONOMY after diva took financial hit following tour cancellation

The 54-year-old actress was seen sitting in an economy seat on a KLM flight while traveling from Naples to Paris by herself over the weekend.


Asian Countries with Digital Nomad Visas for Filipinos

Work remotely in South Korea, Thailand, and more!


Anxious because you haven't yet booked your holiday? Maybe you have notriphobia!


Ritzy Hamptons town goes to war with millionaire homeowner

The Town of East Hampton destroyed the wooden structure that connected the $2 million home at 88 South Emerson Avenue, owned by Roy Tuccillo Sr., to the beach.


This Canary Island resort is a haven for active travellers – and surprisingly good for toddlers too

This Canary Island resort is a haven for active travellers – and surprisingly good for toddlers too - The Lanzarote institution has long been a favourite destination for athletes, but Chloe Hubbard found that visiting with her family unearthed a special place for an active brood


Tell us about your favourite quiet corner of France – you could win a holiday voucher

With rugged mountains, bucolic countryside, charming towns and magnificent Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches, France offers a huge variety of choice for summer holidaymakers. We’d love to hear about your lesser-known discoveries, whether it was an idyllic village, a deserted beach, brilliant little bistro or a spectacular walk. If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition. Keep your...


Aerial images show tent city popping up at Glastonbury Festival

Over 200,000 festival goers are set to descend on Worthy Farm for this year's edition, which will feature headline acts including Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA and Shania Twain.


I'm a Disneyland-Obsessed Shopping Editor & Can Confirm These Are the Comfiest Shoes to Wear at the Park

I’m one of those adults who love going to Disneyland. As a Southern California native, I’ve been going since I was a baby, and that love for the parks is still very much present today. While I don’t make it out there as much as I used to, I still make try to go at […]


Passengers use oxygen masks as Korean Air flight descends abruptly

Passengers on a Korean Air flight bound from Seoul's Incheon airport to Taichung, Taiwan, used oxygen masks when their Boeing 737 MAX 8 suddenly descended from over 30,000 feet to around 9,000 feet, causing ear pain, hyperventilation, and nosebleeds.


Pilot shares best day of week to book cheap flights - and it will surprise you

Strategically negotiating airline algorithms could save a few quid on air fares


Tyson and Paris Fury treat themselves to £500-a-night hotel after family holiday

Tyson and Paris Fury enjoyed a romantic night away from their seven kids - weeks after Tyson 'revealed' that baby number 8 was 'incoming'


Beloved Disney-themed café in the heart of Hollywood forced to close

Photos show the Snow White Café, found at 6769 Hollywood Boulevard next to the Hollywood Wax Museum, entirely gutted, and, from what can be seen, all its 'Snow White' imagery stripped away.


W. Visayas sees tourism dip sans Negros Occidental

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Western Visayas is bracing for significant changes in its tourism industry after the separation of Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, from the region following the creation of the Negros Island Region (NIR). The Department of Tourism (DOT) believed the NIR, which now groups Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces as a new region, would substantially alter the tourist arrivals and economic...


Discover the most astonishing beaches of Africa

Africa is a fantastically diverse continent, where vast stretches of velvety sand, endless horizons of sparkling waters, and vibrant sea life await. But where to begin? By combining the travel wisdom of over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, Flight Network put together an extensive catalog of African beaches ranked by their untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, annual days of sunshine, and average annual temperature. Click through to see the 30 best of the best.


The 30 best mid-sized US cities for cultural experiences

Culture within the United States varies greatly and oftentimes either the hustle and bustle of the big cities or the charm of a quaint small town are highlighted. However, between these two extremes lie the mid-sized cities of the US. These cities boast an array of museums, theaters, historic sites, and festivals that rival their larger counterparts, all while maintaining a sense of community. From the historic nature of Charleston, SC, to the artistic vibes found in Santa Monica, CA, each city presents unique opportunities for cultural enrichment. Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff, or simply a curious traveler, this gallery will cover it all. So, prepare to discover hidden gems and vibrant cultural scenes that make these cities stand out on the cultural map! Curious to find out which city topped our list? Click through now to discover more.


The best London airport hotels: Where to stay for Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton

The best London airport hotels: Where to stay for Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton - Staying conveniently close to the runway doesn’t have to mean a tiny box room and soggy morning omelettes, as these handy-yet-handsome airport hotels prove


LOOK: Grand Westside Hotel Is Now Open

A large new building has sprouted in Entertainment City.


Walt Disney's dark side

Disney has come a long way since its founding a hundred years ago. Nonetheless, it is important to understand the individual responsible for bringing Mickey Mouse to life. Revered as "Uncle Walt" by many, Walt Disney holds a special place in the hearts of countless individuals worldwide. Others, however, thought he was a living nightmare. Explore the enigmatic aspects of Walt Disney by clicking through this gallery.


Bizarre things foreigners consider "American" that actually aren't

It is undeniable that America has some foods, products, and customs that are just, well, American. Either based on stereotypes, movies, or pure fact, other countries dub countless things as being something unique to the US all the time. Some are painfully accurate, while others will leave you dumbfounded and looking for answers. For your reading pleasure, here are some of the most hilarious things the rest of the world has decided are American.


The 30 best small towns in America

America is an enormous country with many beautiful big cities that are world famous. Names like Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco come to mind. With that being said, not everyone is a fan of the busy city life; plenty enjoy a quieter lifestyle. Luckily, there are absolutely beautiful small towns in America that everyone should discover. Ready? Click on for the 30 best small towns in America.


The European countries with the cleanest beaches

With thousands of miles of diverse coastline, Europe is home to some of the most spectacular and cleanest beaches in the world. Many of these beaches have been recognized with a prestigious Blue Flag from the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It awards flags to beaches, marinas, and tourism boats based on a series of environmental, educational, water safety, and accessibility-related benchmarks. So if you're looking to visit beaches with a commitment to sustainability and top-notch amenities, be sure to head to the European nations in the following gallery. Click on to discover the European countries with the cleanest beaches.


Lower airfares seen as fuel surcharge level downgraded for July

Air travelers should expect lower fares next month after the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) downgraded the fuel surcharge level for July, Unang Balita reported on Tuesday. From Level 6, CAB will lower the fuel surcharge to Level 5 from July 1 to 31, 2024. This means fuel surcharge will range from P151 to P542 for domestic flights in July, down from the current P185 to P665. For international flights, fuel surcharge will range from as much as P500...


Explainer-How Boeing's Starliner can bring its astronauts back to Earth

By Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Problems with Boeing's Starliner capsule, still docked at the International Space Station (ISS), have upended the original plans for its return of its two astronauts to Earth, as last-minute fixes and tests draw out a mission crucial to the future of Boeing's space division. NASA has rescheduled the planned return three times, and now has no date set for


Integrated resorts urged to further diversify offers

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has urged integrated resorts to offer more non-gaming attractions including restaurants and retail establishments to further drive growth in local tourism. Ma. Vina Claudette Oca, assistant vice president for gaming licensing and development department at Pagcor, said in a statement that casinos were but a small part of the attractions offered by integrated resorts. READ: PH sees up to $6B of...