Migrants slam 'hotel king' who raked in £3.5m PER DAY for housing them

A lucrative contract to accommodate new arrivals has catapulted Graham King - dubbed 'the migrant hotel king' - into the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated fortune of £750million .

Researchers found a mysterious new planet that is similar to cotton candy

I've lived on the Amalfi Coast for 17 years. Here are the 7 mistakes tourists should avoid making while visiting.

Many travelers visit the Amalfi Coast on a day trip, only visit the most popular towns, and forget to wear the proper shoes for hiking.

The Ultimate Guide to Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck Festival

An ideal itinerary for getting the meatiest experience the Memorial Day weekend has to offer in Austin

Queen Maxima to visit Philippines, to push financial inclusion

MANILA, Philippines — Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is scheduled to visit Manila next week in her capacity as United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). She is expected to stay from May 21 to 23 and meet with President Marcos and top finance officials. The visit will focus on advancing key foundational building blocks for financial inclusion – including connectivity, digital...

California's scenic Highway 1 to Big Sur opens to around-the-clock travel as slide repair advances

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A section of California's scenic Highway 1 leading to the famous Big Sur coast reopened to around-the-clock traffic Friday after stabilization of a storm-triggered rockslide that dropped a chunk of one lane into the ocean and hampered tourism. The gap has yet to be closed, but after placement of steel and concrete into the cliff, a temporary signal system was activated to allow alternating north-south traffic on the...

Your dream beach vacation can happen right at home in America

Can’t go abroad this year? Don't sweat it. The US has some awesome beaches for you to kick back and relax on that are closer to home. Check them out!

Have a cool summer adventure at Kingsford Hotel Manila

STAY cool this summer without the need to go far at Kingsford Hotel Manila in Entertainment City. Quench your thirst with tantalizing cocktails at Frost By The Pool Bar on the sixth floor. From fizzy, fruit-based drinks such as Harri's Hula Haze, Kingsford's Drink of the Month, to chocolatey-sweet shakes, everyone can have a cool treat under the sun. Bring the family over and munch on savory snacks under the blue skies. Watch the bad vibes melt...

At Thailand dive expo, fears for coral's future

Jakkapat Yodnil calls out to visitors at a diving expo in Bangkok, eager to share details of his shop's expeditions to the azure waters around the Thai island of Koh Tao. For now though, the bleaching around Koh Tao is "not bad, considering."

Escape to a Sky-High Restaurant for a Taste of the Sea in La Jolla

A James Beard-recognized chef is movin’ on up to the penthouse in the sky with this new restaurant

Incredible places from Greek mythology you can visit today

There are plenty of places you can go to find beautiful beaches, party islands, mouthwatering cuisine, and sunny skies. But very few of them combine all these things with mesmerizing remnants of the ancient world and mythology. Dipped in ancient history, Greece is one of the very few countries that combine all of these with a dream destination for anyone interested in mythology. Click on for a selection of real locations that were center stage for many famous Greek myths.

The Whisky Library's Happy Hour Deal Is One of Manila's Best

Newport's The Whisky Library is offering a promo that feels too good to be true.

The greatest retirement locations in the world

After so many years of working hard, retirement can sneak up on you quickly, so why not start planning for your golden years now? Choosing the ideal place to retire is an incredibly important decision and requires a lot of planning and research, but luckily the International Living magazine has published a list of the best destinations to relax into the better half of life. From modern cities to idyllic coastlines, check out this gallery to see the best options out there.

Inside the Newly Renovated Liberté at Sofitel in Center City

An exclusive first-look inside the massive culinary and scenic upgrades at one of the hottest hotels in Philly

Accessible tourism for seniors, PWDs pushed

DEPUTY Speaker Las Piñas Lone District Rep. Camille Villar has filed a bill that would make tourism more accessible to senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs). In a statement, Villar said that the lack of travel and tourism facilities and services, including discriminatory policies and practices, has discouraged or deterred disabled persons and their spouses, children and caregivers from traveling and touring the country....

UK's 'richest gypsy' Alfie Best to become first traveller billionaire

Mr Best has a fortune of £947million having invested in US-style caravan parks and billing them as a solution to Britain's social housing crisis - up from £745million a year ago.

9 Books That Transport You Around the World

If you want to explore new countries and immerse yourself in different cultures without leaving your couch, pick up one of these books.

Will new airline consumer protection rules help you when you fly this summer?

The Transportation Department's new rules address everything from junk fees to refunds, but not in time for the summer travel season.

West Side Books and Curios: Denver’s choice spot for vintage titles

West Side Books in Denver's customers can find anything from rare titles to vintage maps.

Dead & Company Prove Las Vegas' Sphere Isn't Just for U2, but Them, Too, in Astounding Opening Night of a Must-See Residency: Concert Review

Memo to anyone who “isn’t really into the Dead” but has been cajoled by a friend or loved one into attending an upcoming Dead & Company concert, as a plus-one: Your chances of enjoying the show just went up by approximately 10,000%. Let’s not stop there, though. If you’re a faithful Deadhead with tickets for […]

Where to Eat and Drink During Memorial Day Weekend in Austin

Kick off the summer properly with barbecue, beer, and hot dogs

Marcos: Better transport, infra mean more tourists

Boasting that “there is no place in the Philippines that is not beautiful,” President Marcos on Friday said he was eyeing a tenfold increase in the number of “balikbayan” tourists visiting the country. At the inauguration of a tourist rest area on the pristine beach at Barangay Saud in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, the President said the government would continue improving travel, transportation and tourist infrastructure to turn the country into...

Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A decades-old landslide that’s rapidly accelerating has forced the dismantling of Wayfarers Chapel, an iconic Southern California church that was designed by one of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's sons and built among soaring redwoods and sweeping Pacific Ocean views. The earth beneath the chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes is moving an unprecedented 2 feet (61 centimeters) or more each month. Intended to...

Ang See: Tougher visa rules for Chinese not right solution

Tightening visa rules for Chinese tourists will not stop the influx of undesirable visitors if immigration officers can be bribed anyway, civic leader Teresita Ang See said on Thursday. “We already have a proper visa application process in place in our consular and embassy office abroad. That system ain’t broke,” said Ang See, a longtime anticrime crusader from the Filipino-Chinese community. “Instead, the problem lies with our bureaucrats here...

Boeing Starliner's debut crewed flight delayed again to check helium leak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA and Boeing delayed the launch of Boeing's Starliner crew capsule again on Friday, giving them four more days to assess a helium leak before attempting to launch the spacecraft's first two astronauts into space, the space agency said Friday. Starliner's liftoff from Florida has been delayed several times in May and it was last scheduled for May 21. Aside from the

Frontier Airlines eliminates change fees as Biden admin cracks down on transparent pricing

Frontier Airlines announced that it's eliminating change fees as it works to comply with the Biden administration's mandate that U.S. carriers become more transparent with pricing.

End of the great British staycation? Package holiday trips boom

Seven-day trips for a couple to Turkey, Greece , Spain , Portugal and Cyprus are all being offered for less than £750 including flights in the first week of June.

The last pandas at any US zoo are expected to leave Atlanta for China this fall

ATLANTA (AP) — The last U.S. zoo with pandas in its care expects to say goodbye to the four giant bears this fall. Zoo Atlanta is making preparations to return panda parents Lun Lun and Yang Yang to China along with their American-born twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun, zoo officials said Friday. There is no specific date for the transfer yet, they said, but it will likely happen between October and December. The four Atlanta pandas have been the last in...

Places in the US that look like alien planets

Space travel—it’s unbelievably cool, but most of us won’t ever have the opportunity to check out alien planets. Lucky for you, the Earth is vast and strange, and that means it has a host of otherworldly landscapes just waiting for your exploration. There are plenty in the US alone, which means there’s no spaceship—or passport—required.

The 10 holiday destinations most used by cybercriminals to trick Brits

Experts from McAfee have revealed the 10 holiday destinations most used by cybercriminals to entice unsuspecting British holidaymakers.

A local’s guide to Coffs Harbour: ‘The culture here is being outside’

Food When we moved to Coffs Harbour on Gumbaynggirr country on the New South Wales mid-north coast in 2007, we really missed Sydney’s multicultural food. Thankfully, Coffs is a well-supported refugee settlement city and it didn’t take long for those communities to gift us an assortment of culinary options. There are Syrian, Iraqi, Burmese and Indian food stalls at Harbourside Markets on Sundays. Some are brick and mortar now including Mana Chita...

Alcohol abuse 'costs £27bn' and 'King's fighting spirit'

The public cost of alcohol abuse and the King's plans to travel for D-Day tributes lead the papers.

The mysterious beauty of ancient Maya monuments

The ancient Maya civilization left behind it a remarkable architectural legacy, a collection of fabulous must-see monuments found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Browse the gallery and visit some of Central America's most outstanding archaeological sites.

10 national parks you should visit in 2024

There are 63 national parks scattered around the US, each with its own unique beauty. If you're a fan of nature and wildlife, here are ten that you can't miss.

As summer travel chaos nears, a financial planner has a tip for even the most experienced travelers

Especially if you travel frequently, consider an annual travel insurance policy to prevent disaster instead of insuring each individual trip.

King Charles III to travel to France for UK ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III plans to travel to France next month for British ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, while skipping the larger international event a few miles away as he continues to be treated for cancer. Charles and Queen Camilla are expected to attend a ceremony at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer on June 6, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Prince of Wales will stand in for the king at...

9/11 as seen from space and other out of this world photographs

The outstanding photographs taken in space by orbiting Space Shuttle astronauts and those aboard the International Space Station show our planet in a new light. Countries and continents are captured in hi-res clarity, with cities and natural wonders brought into sharp focus. Weather and atmospheric phenomena appear in extraordinary and sometimes alarming detail. And beyond our world, the sun and the moon are revealed in magnificent close-up. (Pictured above: A thunderstorm over the Indian Ocean) Click through the gallery to launch a spectacular collection of photographs taken out of this world.

Where to Eat at Newark Liberty Airport

A guide to all the food and restaurant options at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

'Balaclavas and big sticks': New Caledonia tourists trapped by riots

Lured by the promise of a Pacific paradise, hundreds of visitors to France's island territory of New Caledonia have found themselves trapped in a land teeming with troops trying to put down riots. She is staying with her father, who lives on the island, and has found herself helping neighbours to defend their street.

Must-have camping and outdoor gear is up to 50% off at REI this weekend

REI's Anniversary Sale features incredible discounts on major brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Coleman, and more. Here are our favorite deals.

A major new aviation bill seeks to end passengers being made to pay to sit with their kids, and to improve safety on planes after the Alaska blowout

"Corporations shouldn't rip off hardworking Americans" with hidden fees, President Biden said in a statement.

Amid ‘stiff competition,’ Marcos says PH can be tourism powerhouse in Asia

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Friday acknowledged the Philippines’ fierce competition when it came to tourism in Asia, but he remained adamant that the country could become a tourist powerhouse in the region. Marcos led the inauguration of the Pagudpud Tourist Rest Area (TRA) in Pagudpud, located in his bailiwick Ilocos Norte. READ: Marcos sees sustained PPP to boost PH tourism “This TRA is an important initiative for us...

The most captivating British towns you have to visit

When you think of the UK, perhaps the words "wonderful holiday" do not spring to mind. However, the countryside and history of the UK are vastly underrated. There are countless numbers of charming towns that will transport you back to times gone by. There is such a wealth of activities to do, from trekking up tall mountain peaks to rowing in gently ebbing rivers. On your exploration of the United Kingdom, it is important to find the right towns to stay in to make your trip as perfect as can be. Here are the towns that you won't be able to resist being charmed by. From Portmerion to Cullen Bay, click through to discover more.

Gunmen kill three Spanish tourists in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar, Charlotte Greenfield and Ana Cantero KABUL/MADRID/DELHI (Reuters) -Three Spanish tourists were killed and at least one Spaniard was injured in an attack by gunmen in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province, Spain's foreign ministry said on Friday. Earlier on Friday, Taliban interior ministry spokesman Abdul Mateen Qaniee had said that three foreign tourists and one Afghan

Some vacationers expect to carry summer travel debt, report finds. Here's how to avoid that

Americans are looking forward to traveling this summer, but some won't pay off their credit cards. Here's how to lower costs and avoid summertime debt.

Eerie video shows once thriving tourist island completely deserted

Footage of Magnetic Island, 20 minutes from Townsville, revealed a distinct lack of tourists despite the April-May window usually being popular with those seeking warmth.

Best European destinations for a family summer vacation

Summer is just starting in Europe, and tourists are flocking to all the warm, beautiful coastal towns the continent has to offer. However, many other European destinations are perfect for families and some of them are still pretty much under the radar. Whether you're looking for sea and sand, adventure, mountains, or cultural sites, these places are guaranteed to delight the entire family. Click through and find out more!

Red Planet hopes to open a new PH hotel yearly

MANILA, Philippines — Red Planet Hotels plans to expand further its portfolio in the Philippines, with the budget hotel brand looking into opening a new site annually starting next year. Florent Humeau, chief executive officer of Red Planet Hotels, on Friday said they are looking at several prospective areas across the country, including locations in the cities of Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu. “I hope in the next three, five years, we...

4 Restaurants and Bars to Try This Weekend in the Bay Area: May 17

The best things to do, eat, and drink this weekend from San Francisco to Napa

27 Things to Pack if You're Traveling Solo This Year

Embark on your main character journey with these travel accessories, gadgets, and all-around essentials.