Apayao Is Named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Don’t sleep on this Northern Luzon province.

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.

The best Delta customers can hope for is a simple refund

Delta is still canceling and delaying flights days after the botched CrowdStrike update.

I graduated from Georgetown in the 1970s. I'm glad my 3 kids all went to university in Italy instead.

It wasn't easy to send her kids so far from home, but she knew they'd benefit from an international education — during school and as working professionals.

EasyJet profits soar 16% with budget airline expecting 'record-breaking' summer

The carrier reported headline pre-tax profits of £236m for the three months to June 30, up from £203m a year ago

Should you still vacation on cruise ships?

Over the past decade, cruise ships have become an increasingly popular vacation choice for people seeking an organized, stress-free, all-inclusive vacation. The destinations are paradisaical, there are endless onboard attractions to keep you entertained, and there’s the lure of the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. Unfortunately, cruise ships come with massive costs, from putting lives at risk to inflicting devastating effects on the environment. Especially amid the pandemic, cruises became a known hub of contagion, and yet the ships started sailing again, and the virus is once again plaguing the industry which was initially suspended for months precisely because of COVID-19. If that weren't enough, many people have gone missing on cruise ships, as there are thousands of people housed on the boat (many of whom are intoxicated), and the employees don't always keep track of the residents. Passengers, and even crew members, have been regularly lost. But the environmental impact is still the greatest factor driving protests against cruise ships. If you've ever considered this particular getaway, check out this gallery to learn more about not only the true cost of cruise ships, but also concrete ways which the industry can improve its carbon footprint.

Nepal just suffered another fatal plane crash. Its aviation safety record is so poor that all its airlines are banned from flying to most of Europe.

A Saurya Airlines flight due to travel to Pokhara crashed during takeoff in Kathmandu, killing 18 of the 19 onboard.

Delta faces probe as CrowdStrike disruption lingers

The US Transportation Secretary said Delta must honour rules granting refunds to travellers.

Earth's best destinations to see wildlife

Lions, scarlet macaws, toucans, and grizzly bears are part of our collective upbringing. From Disney and Pixar to coloring books, children around the world grow up surrounded by these incredible characters. However, few of us ever get to see one in their natural habitat. However, it is possible! Browse the gallery and check out some amazing places where you can see your favorite animals in all their majestic form.

City's new penguin sculptures vandalised

St Richard's Hospice said they will cover the cost of repairing the fibreglass figures.

Deaths feared as Nepal plane crashes during take-off

An airline official told the BBC that the Saurya Airlines flight was headed to Pokhara, a popular tourism destination.

Travellers face three-year wait for new bus service

The authority says all going well, the first services could be running by September 2027.

Where is the next Olympics? Host city, location and more to know about 2028 Summer Games

The Olympics are coming stateside in 2028. Here are the details on the host city for the next Summer Games.

Knights of Columbus covers shrine's mosaics by ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal group, has covered up defining features of the mosaics in its Washington D.C. shrine after the famous ex-Jesuit artist who designed them was accused of abusing women. The influential Catholic charitable organization announced earlier this month that it was covering the works as a sign of solidarity with victims of abuse since they “may be further injured by the...

Locals hope Croatian bay becomes world's smallest sea

GORNJI KARIN, Croatia (Reuters) - Residents of a beautiful bay on Croatia's Adriatic coast are hoping that the place they have always called the Karin Sea can be officially designated the world's smallest sea, bringing more tourism and more environmental protection. The Karin Sea, located 30 km east of the coastal city of Zadar and which is home to protected marine life such as dolphins and sea

PH wins prestigious at 10th Asia Cruise Awards, announces launch of Cruise Visa waiver program

THE Philippines has further solidified its status as a premier cruise tourism destination as it proudly received the prestigious Best Ports of Call 2024 award at the 10th Asia Cruise Awards, held during the Asia Cruise Forum in Jeju Island, Korea. According to Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Christina Frasco, the award highlights the efforts of cruise tourism stakeholders in revitalizing the country's cruise industry post-pandemic, driven...

Welcome to ‘Little Britain’ in Paris – inside Team GB’s Olympics performance lodge

“This is absolutely the jewel in the crown”, declares Mark England, Team GB’s chef de mission, surveying the Lycée René Auffray high school in Clichy on the outskirts of Paris which, for the next three weeks, has been transformed into a bespoke ‘performance lodge’. Put simply, it is a one-stop hub for athletes, families and friends to relax, unwind...

About 3,000 migrants travel in caravans to US border, undeterred by crackdown

By Jose Torres and Lizbeth Diaz HUEHUETAN, Mexico (Reuters) - About 3,000 people carrying bags, water and small children trod through intense heat along a highway in southern Mexico on Tuesday, traveling in two groups aiming to reach the U.S. border. Over the past week migrants have launched two caravans - large groups of people walking together - bound for the United States. In the past such

Why Lombardy is still one of the most beautiful regions in the world

Since the advent of tourism, this picture-perfect pocket of Europe has been delighting visitors with its medieval towns, fabulous art, and some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Click through the following gallery for a pictorial journey through this stunning Italian region.

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. Click through the gallery to launch a spectacular collection of photographs taken out of this world.

Historic US forts you need to visit

The United States is peppered with numerous forts, garrisons, and camps—testament to the country's impressive military past. Appearing across the nation as early as the mid-17th century, most of these strongholds were built for defensive purposes. But some served a commercial purpose, as trading posts, for example, or goods depots. Today, many stand as unique National Historic Landmarks, sited within state parks and collected together as fascinating living history museums. Indeed, these installations helped shape American history. Curious? Then click through and learn more.

Delta Flight Disruptions Probed by US After Deluge of Complaints

Delta Air Lines Inc. is under investigation by US transportation authorities over its handling of a technology glitch that has led to thousands of canceled flights.

Delta CEO says operations will return to normal on Thursday

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said operations will return to normal on Thursday after CrowdStrike's global outage last week left the carrier's flight operations in disarray.

The essential guide to visiting Alaska

Rugged mountains and glaciers are only a few of the wild wonders that Alaska has to offer. The 49th state and Last Frontier is home to wilderness that stretches as far as the eye can see, and any traveler would be sure to find their home somewhere in the vast landscape. But if you’re unsure of where that might be, we’re here to help! Click through the following gallery to uncover the must-see destinations and unforgettable experiences that define this extraordinary state.

Museum exhibition celebrates modern nursing

Stories collected from working and retired nurses are being shared with the public.

Cologne Airport: Flights grounded as climate protesters block runway

At least four flights have been diverted to nearby airports while police deal with activists.

No, Southwest Airlines Isn't Using Windows 3.1 In 2024

Last week, a good chunk of the digital world shut down and stopped working due to an update that caused Microsoft’s Windows operating system to crash and display a blue screen on millions of devices. This affected places like hospitals, schools, and airports. But one airline, unlike the others, was spared from the chaos. And many are saying it’s because it’s still using an ancient operating system, but that’s not the case.

Hotel workers in four US cities to hold strike authorization votes

By Doyinsola Oladipo NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 13,500 unionized hotel workers in four U.S. cities plan strike authorization votes next month as contract talks with Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Hyatt Hotels Corp stall, the union said. UNITE HERE, a union representing workers in hotels, casinos and airports across the U.S. and Canada, said the votes will begin the first

Don't forget: Disney World’s Genie+ system changes tomorrow

Starting July 24, Disney World's Genie+ system will be replaced by two new systems — the Lightning Lane Multi Pass and Lightning Lane Single Pass

Heathrow Airport sees record number of passengers in first half of year

'Serving record-breaking passenger numbers while continuing to deliver excellent customer service is no easy feat and is testament to the dedication of my hardworking colleagues' - Thomas Woldbye, Heathrow's chief executive

Nature, culture, crafts: Experience the best of Laguna

With its 30 cities and municipalities that offer a variety of outdoor attractions, Laguna is a popular destination for tourists, especially from those in nearby Metro Manila looking for a little adventure, since the province is just an hour’s drive (or two, depending on the town) away. If you’re looking for a quick road trip chock-full of activities that will bring you closer to nature, take a look at these top Laguna spots and start planning...

Ticket to ride: how to cut costs on holiday car hire, train travel and bike transport

Shop around for car rental Putting your dates, destination and the type of car you want into aggregator sites such as Skyscanner, and Kayak will give you a broad picture of what local and international companies offer and at what price. Booking a car at the same time as your flights does not mean you are locked into the same price, provided your agreement has free cancellation. Many providers allow you to cancel up to 48 or 72...

How to keep your home fly-free

When the warmer months come around, flies come too. Whether you live in a big city, the suburbs, or in the countryside, flies are everywhere. And although flies may not seem dangerous, they tend to carry diseases and filth with them, which can cause problems for your living environment, and the health of both you and your loved ones (including your pets). Therefore, it's time that you learn how to get rid of the flies in your home. Browse through this gallery to discover how.

Fan-tastic Journeys: Sports and Music Events Take Fans to New Destinations

Priority Pass shares what sports and music fans want from their travel experiences. Over three-quarters (80%) of sports and music fans in Asia Pacific (APAC) travelled to an event by plane in the past 3 years or plan to in the next 12 months The top five sports people travel for globally are football, basketball, the Olympics, Formula 1 and tennis. Rock in Rio, Coachella and Taylor Swift are driving music tourism More than half of event...

Frasco vows multifaceted tourism

THE Department of Tourism said it would follow the advice of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to employ a "multifaceted strategy" to attain robust Philippine tourism. In a post-pandemic world, Marcos said the emphasis had switched to experiential tourism that encompasses many aspects not just travel. "This resonates with our ongoing efforts to promote our culture and identity and aligns perfectly with the strategic direction we have been actively...

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.

Why tech keeps holding airlines back when something goes wrong | Cruising Altitude

Delta is still struggling to recover from last week's CrowdStrike outage. Here's why its own computer systems may be partly to blame.

Cebu Pacific is offering flights for as low as P188 until July 26

Got a case of wanderlust? If you're looking for an affordable way to fly to your dream destinations, Cebu Pacific has got you covered as they are now offering one-way flights for as low as P188, available only until July 26. For this price, you can travel to popular tourist places in the Philippines such as Caticlan in Boracay, Puerto Princesa, Bac...

'UPI One World' wallet service now available to all* inbound international travellers visiting India

UPI is India's popular mobile-based real-time payment system, which enables instant personal and merchant payments MUMBAI, India, July 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) announced the rollout of 'UPI One World' wallet for inbound travellers, across all* nations of the world, visiting India. This initiative is designed to provide international visitors with a seamless, real-time digital payment experience...

2024 Sands Shopping Carnival Draws Record-Breaking 120,000 Visits

July 18-21 event supported Macao's "tourism+" initiative Free business platform for local SMEs and Sands retailers MACAO, July 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2024 Sands Shopping Carnival successfully drew to a close Sunday at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Expo, after setting an all-time high of 120,000 visits during four days of shopping, activities and performances. Visitors enjoy the 2024 Sands Shopping Carnival Friday and Saturday at The Venetian...

The best climbing documentaries of all time, from Free Solo to Mountain Queen

The best climbing documentaries of all time, from Free Solo to Mountain Queen - These nerve-shredding films shine a light on some truly remarkable human feats

Nashville grapples with lingering neo-Nazi presence in tourist-friendly city

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Among the throngs of tourists in cowboy attire who flock to Nashville's famed downtown honky-tonks, a small but unsettling group has distracted locals and visitors from the neon lights lately with Nazi salutes and white supremacist rhetoric. For weeks, neo-Nazis have livestreamed antisemitic antics for shock value in Nashville — waving swastika flags through crowded streets, singing hate songs on the downtown courthouse...

Aurigny's customer service called into question

The passenger has called for the States to stop defending the airline over delays and cancellation

Creative wellness tourism opens pathways in San Pablo City

A small, artsy bed and breakfast (B&B) in San Pablo, Laguna, is offering up new and intimate ways to relax and unwind through creative experiences. Located within the sprawling pine gardens of a family estate, Casa San Pablo is positioning itself as a creative wellness getaway with a homestyle cafe and a vibrant community art space. Through creative activities like painting sessions, writing workshops, pottery classes and native cooking tours,...

Tui passengers stuck for days as flight cancelled

About 200 passengers destined for Cardiff have been trapped in Spain for days after cancellations.

The world's most dangerous cities to live in

In a world brimming with diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures, it's disheartening to recognize the presence of cities struggling with soaring crime rates. As we delve into this exploration of the world's most dangerous cities, we're faced with the stark reality that safety remains a distant dream for many. This gallery shines a light on 30 cities, each grappling with its unique set of challenges. Join us on this journey through the most dangerous cities in the world to live in, and the communities living there that are affected every day. Click on for more.

Southwest Airlines Faces FAA Audit Over Safety Incidents

Southwest Airlines Co. is facing enhanced scrutiny from US regulators over a series of recent flight safety incidents involving the carrier.

These churches are the last of their kind in the world

Nestled in the hills and valleys of Norway’s hostile climate are a series of medieval buildings that are testaments to the test of time. These are the country’s stave churches, and they are significant not only in their architectural splendor, but also in their rich history. What's more, there are only 28 of them left in the whole world! Intrigued? Click through this gallery as we take a closer look at each of them.

The best public-access and private golf courses in New York, ranked

Looking to play the best golf courses in New York? Welcome to our annual Golfweek’s Best ranking of public-access and private courses. Following are the rankings for both types of courses, as judged by our nationwide

As the Olympics nears, Paris puts 75,000 troops on the streets

A huge security operation is under way, with street closures and anti-drone squads across the city.