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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 mass IT outage is disrupting Disney and other theme parks during the height of summer tourist season

A mass IT outage disrupted operations at theme parks across the world. Universal Studios Japan suspended in-person ticket sales this weekend.


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.


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...


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.


10 Must-Try Croissants in Atlanta

With the Olympics headed to Paris, Atlantans can enjoy one Parisian treat right in their own backyard


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.


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.


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.


Team saving D-Day plane meets US squadron who flew it

The 79th Air Refuelling Squadron, from the US Air Force, flew the Douglas C-47 Skytrain.


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...


Michelin Adds Three Austin Hotels to Its Texas Hotel Guide

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


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.


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.


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.


Don't miss these 11 brand-new family resorts opening in 2024

These new hotels and resorts create even more options for memorable family vacations.


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...


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...


Queen of knitting's glorious treasures rehomed

The famous replicas are on display at the Wroxham Miniature Worlds


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.


My wife and I both work full-time. Summers are complex — we have to plan our kids' summer schedules 6 months in advance.

A dad of 2 told Business Insider how summer vacation makes working full-time harder even.


Flight Delayed? Track the Status of a Flight Directly From Your iPhone's Text Messages

Is your flight status in limbo with the global IT outage? You may be able check on your flight status without a web browser or third-party app.


New Scilly Ferries service hit by further delays

A new ferry service due to start early next week in Cornwall has cancelled the week's sailings.


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!


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.


Air Tattoo attendees soak up the sun on day one

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) gets off to a flying start.


I impulse-booked a $6,000 trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe. I paid just $727, thanks to credit card points.

My 48-hour impulse trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe would have cost over $6,000 if I paid cash. I only paid $727 total after using points and miles.


Major US carriers restore some flight operations amid global cyber outage

By Shivansh Tiwary and Maria Ponnezhath (Reuters) -Top U.S. carriers including Delta Air and United Airlines are restoring some operations on Friday after a technical issue related to an IT vendor forced multiple carriers to ground flights. However, delays and cancellations were expected to persist throughout the day, as airlines try to fully recover from the impact of the outage that upended


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.


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...


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.


Wizz Air issues update as 'passengers charged £42 to print boarding passes' during IT outage

A passenger claimed that Wizz Air was charging people 50 euros to print boarding passes at Gatwick Airport as mobile apps were not working due to the global IT outage


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!


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.


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!


Tipping culture keeps creeping into ever more parts of daily life — and some people are resisting it

Some customers are fed up with expectations around tipping: "If I have to stand up to order my food or to buy my product, you're not getting a tip."


Microsoft-CrowdStrike Outage Causes Chaos for Flights, Hospitals and Businesses Globally

A faulty cybersecurity update from CrowdStrike wreaked havoc across the medical and travel industries, with flights and medical procedures canceled and delayed.


No vapes or beer: Here's what you can and can't bring to Disney parks

Do you know every item that is banned at Disney's theme parks? Here's what to know before your upcoming trip to the theme parks in Florida.


Why a visit to the world's largest waterfall should be on your bucket list

Why a visit to the world's largest waterfall should be on your bucket list - Victoria Falls and its breathtaking biodiversity is a must-see, from both Zimbabwe and Zambia


'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.


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.


PH airports disrupted as procedures go manual due to global cyber outage

Airports in the Philippines experienced congestion and flight disruptions due to the global cyber outage which resulted in some procedures needing to be done manually. According to Katrina Son's report on "Saksi," families continued to wait for their delayed flights on Friday night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Some airlines have begun manual processes in their check-in counters. “Hindi nila alam which gate we are...


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...


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.


How many countries can you visit in one day?

It can be quite an appealing idea to break a world record, and to know that you are the only one in the world to have achieved something so far. According to Swiss travelers Cédric Waldburger and Rainer-Marc Frey, this feeling is truly monumental! On August 23, 2022, the duo broke the record for the most number of countries visited in 24 hours. Their journey was documented on Waldburger’s YouTube channel and, according to them, it is a feat that can only be done in the European continent. Intrigued? Click through this gallery and join us as we follow the route that these record-breaking travelers took in 2022.


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.


Summer holiday activities: 14 fun things to do with the kids in London

Summer holiday activities: 14 fun things to do with the kids in London - From pizza making classes to teddy bear picnics, London has much to offer during the summer break


What to do if your flight is delayed? Flights disrupted globally due to tech outage

What to do if your flight is delayed? Flights disrupted globally due to tech outage - Everything you need to know if you have been affected by flight delays and cancellations


Bedford River Festival brings 'positivity' to town

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


Cruise passengers allowed 14-day stay sans visas – DOJ

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just launched a program aimed to help boost the local cruise industry by allowing eligible foreign nationals to enter the Philippines without visa. Justice Secretary Crispin Remulla, in a statement on Friday, said the DOJ was ecstatic to share the Cruise Visa Waiver Program (CVWP), which the department assured to be a key factor in augmenting the country’s tourism as a whole. “The justice system is never a...