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2024 @VisitJiangsu "Grading Sheet": Overseas Tourists in Jiangsu Doubled, Social Media Influence Boosted

NANJING, China, July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- What do you know about Jiangsu? A southeastern province in China, yes. A land of beautiful scenery & profound history, exactly. And a viral tourist destination among global travelers over the past year too! As Jiangsu continues to enhance the accessibility & quality of its tourism services, the number of foreign tourists visiting major attractions in Jiangsu has witnessed an increase of 108.60% over...


Beloved Las Vegas tradition being killed by 'corporate greed'

Las Vegas' lounge shows, popular in the 1950s and 60s, are fading due to corporate greed. Mega resorts and superstar residencies overshadowed these intimate venues that showcase local talent.


The Medical City, DoT partner to boost PH's medical tourism

THE Medical City (TMC) and the Department of Tourism (DoT) joined hands for the Discover Your Wellness medical tourism project at Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig on July 17, 2024. Discover Your Wellness, a travel and wellness online series, aimed to promote the Philippines as a medical tourism destination through TMC's network hospitals and health care services while simultaneously highlighting the country's tourist attractions and cultural...


Long queues at Heathrow as passengers wait for flights following global IT outage

Footage posted online at Heathrow Airport shows long queues building as the fallout from the global IT outage continues.


Airlines are scrambling to fix the unsustainable crisis caused by too many cheap flights

A flood of low-priced, money-losing, economy-class seats has airlines across the industry scrambling to fix this crisis for their bottom lines.


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.


Plans to tackle blight of disused property in town

The council will consider restoring disused land and buildings, which risk "wider negative impacts".


Airbus Chases A330 Deals at Air Show as Model Enjoys Second Wind

At this year’s Farnborough Air Show, Airbus SE is chasing orders for its A330neo airliner, positioning the widebody model as an attractive alternative to more advanced jets because of its favorable economics and availability.


Meet Sankofa Video, Books & Café, a cultural hub in Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1998, Sankofa Video, Books & Café specializes in videos and books about people of African descent around the world.


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.


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.


Buffalo Trace Just Opened an Invite-Only Whiskey Lounge in Paris

You can drink some bourbon while taking in the Summer Olympics in the City of Light.


Tam Austria — another pride of Rizal

Rizal Province, often referred to as the 'Cradle of Philippine Art,' is a treasure trove of history and culture. Its vibrant artists' communities and folk festivals have earned it this title. Angono, Rizal, known as the Art Capital of the Philippines, is the birthplace of national artists Lucio San Pedro and Carlos 'Botong' Francisco. The Angono Petroglyphs, the oldest known work of art in the Philippines, is a testament to its rich historical...


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!


I'm raising my kids in a town with fewer than 1,500 people. Cost of living is cheap, but we need to drive to find diversity.

My kids were born in Boston, but we moved to a town with less than 1,500 people. Everything is far away, but life feels more relaxed now.


How not to put on half a stone on holiday

On holiday, my routine flies out of the window faster than the hot air hits me in the face when the plane doors open. I don’t think twice about the fact that my morning run and yogurt will be replaced with an Aperol spritz and cannoli or that I’ll be sprawled on a sun lounger at the time of day I’d usually be setting off on a two-hour dog walk. Obv...


Cyanide teacups in Room 502: Mystery of the Bangkok hotel deaths

Six people were found dead in a locked hotel room - but what happened remains a mystery.


Air passengers face no guaranteed compensation for cancellations and delays caused by the CrowdStrike IT outage

Just over 46,000 flights were delayed, and more than 5,000 were canceled on Friday, according to the flight tracking platform FlightAware.


Delta offers crews extra pay as carrier struggles to recover from IT outage, CEO apologizes

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


Return of Caribbean parade brightens city streets

An explosion of colour entertains crowds as carnival dancers parade through Coventry city centre.


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'


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.


Disneyland workers authorize potential strike ahead of ongoing contract negotiations

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of workers at Disney's theme park and resort properties in California voted late Friday to authorize a potential strike, as contract negotiations drag on over wages, sick leave and other benefits. The strike authorization was approved by an overwhelming margin, nearly 99% of the members who cast votes, according to a union statement. The election was held by a coalition of four unions, which represents 14,000...


The welcome signs of every US state (and their meaning)

Welcome signs serve as indicators of having crossed state lines. They are also important tools in marketing a state to visitors. Some US states have really interesting signage; many feature nicknames and slogans, and also make reference to the region's unique landmarks and visitor attractions. So, how do you want to be greeted? In this gallery you'll find the welcome signs for all 50 US states, and the meaning behind them. Click on.


American Airlines grounds all flights due to 'communications issue'

American Airlines issued a ground stop for all its flights early on Friday due to a communication issue, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's status page


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.


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.


Owner of listed hotel threatened with legal action

The Grade 2 listed building closed down as a hotel more than a decade ago


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.


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!


'I went to a European festival and these 10 things were super different to UK events'

I headed to NOS Alive in Portugal to experience the iconic music festival set on the banks of the river Tagus just outside Lisbon, and found ten big differences to UK festivals


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.


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


Casa Luisa Offers a Twist on Filipino Cuisine with French Flair

Formerly a private dining destination, Casa Luisa in San Pedro, Laguna now welcomes walk-in guests.


Camp counselors, golf caddies and 10 other people to consider tipping this summer, according to etiquette pros

Etiquette experts say it's worth tipping all of the people who make your life that much easier this summer.


Outdoor market upgrade to be completed by 2026

The work is expected to be complete in the summer of 2026.


The bus driven by volunteers that became a lifeline

The volunteer-run Heather Hopper takes people who don't drive on trips to markets, cafes, and pubs.


Incredible hidden attractions in US cities

Everyone knows the basic monuments you need to see in America's big cities. If you go to New York, see the Empire State Building! If you're in San Francisco, check out the Golden Gate Bridge! However, there are plenty of other attractions in these US cities that you may never have even known were there. Are you looking for a more unusual travel experience? Here are some offbeat and unusual urban must-sees that most tourists fail to find. Browse the gallery for your city and places to go that others will miss.


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.


4 Days of Family Fun at Cotai Expo - Free-Admission Sands Shopping Carnival Open Now

Free business platform for local SMEs and Sands retailers July 18-21 Supports Macao government's "tourism+" initiative MACAO, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Sands China's annual signature event, the 2024 Sands Shopping Carnival, kicked off Thursday at The Venetian® Macao with an opening ceremony attended by representatives from the government, finance, business, and community services sectors. Guests of honour officiate the opening ceremony of...


What are air passengers entitled to during IT outage flight disruption?

What are air passengers entitled to during IT outage flight disruption? - The PA news agency answers 10 key questions on assistance and compensation.


15 incredible facts about the Olympic Games in Paris


Cracks appear in Geelong’s fortress with another dirty night on home turf

When Geelong historian and former vice-president, Bob Gartland, told the ABC in March that “the stadium precinct is probably the glue that holds us all together”, it is unlikely that he had in mind the mud at Kardinia Park. When you feed a stadium off the public purse like a foie gras goose, one thing you don’t expect is a surface that was as redolent as the guernsey the Cats wore to celebrate Edward ‘Carji’ Greeves and the centenary of his...


More canceled domestic, intl flights due to global IT outage – MIAA

MANILA, Philippines — Several local and international airlines have canceled their flights following a massive IT outage on Friday that caused chaos at airports, banks and businesses across the globe, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Saturday. In an advisory, the MIAA said affected were: Cebu Pacific 5J186/5J185 Manila - Incheon - Manila 5J279/5J280 Manila - Denpasar - Manila 5J931/5J932 Manila - Bangkok - Manila...


Hate crowds? Try these alternatives to famous destinations


Scotland's biggest airport hit by global IT outage

Scotland's biggest airport descended into chaos yesterday after its computer systems fell victim to the botched software upgrade.


Our family reunion showed how we can unite America

We are one big American family. A variety of states but one homeland. A span of ages but all still Americans. Differences, certainly, but also neighbors who care for each other.


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...


Chance to get historic finds identified at museum

The Beacon Museum in Cumbria wants metal detectorists and mudlarkers to get their objects identified.


Drive-thru coffee shop on way despite traffic fears

It will be created at a hotel near the M40 after councillors reluctantly gave planning permission.