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Living in cars and motels - what it's like to work at the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

Workers at Disneyland are considering a strike because pay at the 'Happiest place on Earth' has left many unable to meet rent.


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...


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'


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.


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.


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.


I've traveled to all 50 states, but there's only one I'd choose to live in every time

After traveling to all 50 US states, I chose to live in Colorado because of its diverse landscapes and high quality of life.


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


Passengers left stranded after major IT outage causes travel chaos

The 'most serious IT outage the world has ever seen' sparked global chaos today - with planes and trains grounded and businesses including banks, hotels and casinos shutdown.


Vintage photos of famous cities

Have you ever wondered how some of the world's biggest cities looked like decades ago? Well, this is your chance! In this gallery, we compiled the most amazing vintage photos of numerous capital cities and other major cities. From Europe to North America, and Asia to Africa and further, we've covered many big cities across the globe. Browse through and marvel at these retro pictures of famous cities.


I booked an Airbnb in a Swiss village to save money while backpacking Europe for 2 weeks. It ended up being my favorite destination.

When BI's reporter visited Zurich, Switzerland, on a two-week backpacking trip, she booked an Airbnb in the village of Roggwil and found a hidden gem.


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...


Why preserving US national heritage is so important

The United States is blessed with some truly exceptional national heritage sites and cultural landmarks. Numbering numerous historic properties, these unique places connect Americans to their past. But little of this architecture would have survived the centuries were it not for the dedicated work of organizations like the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a leading member-driven movement whose aim is to support the preservation of America's diverse historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage through its programs, resources, and advocacy. Indeed, the idea is to protect the identity of a nation, where lives, stories, and memories began. Click through and visit some of America's most important cultural attractions.


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.


I transformed this rundown cottage into a stylish dream home

A tired, crumbling cottage in Sydney's inner-west that was 'so rundown it was borderline liveable' has been transformed into a coastal oasis that'll make it feel like you're on holiday everyday.


Air Tattoo attendees soak up the sun on day one

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


Modernist Paris, a Monet adventure park and the death of life drawing – the week in art

Exhibition of the week The Flooded Garden An art adventure playground for all ages, inspired by Monet’s water lily garden and conceived by painter Oscar Murillo. . Tate Modern, London, until 26 August Also showing Oscar Murillo Parallel to his summer extravaganza at Tate Modern, Murillo is showing his paintings in the Regency treasure that is Burlington Arcade. . Burlington Arcade, London, from 25 July until 24 August Paris 1924 A look at the...


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.


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.


Tense talks as UNESCO mulls Heritage sites at risk

Tensions are simmering ahead of summer talks on which UNESCO World Heritage sites are deemed to be endangered, with countries battling against featuring on the UN cultural body's list. UNESCO, the UN body for education, science and culture, insists that being placed on the narrower list of endangered sites is not a black mark.


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


Wheelchair adventurer completes Yr Wyddfa climb

Nick Wilson dedicates his feat to his father, who died in June.


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...


'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.


What to know about airline refunds, delays as global IT outage causes 'mass chaos,' expert says

A global outage linked to a CrowdStrike tech update impacted airline passengers. Financial remuneration for customers will largely depend on airline policy.


Discovery of 3,800-year-old artifact mentioned in Bible story

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient artifact in Israel's 'Cave of Skulls,' which bears features that are mentioned 25 times throughout the Bible.


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.


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.


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...


Why do Bristol's bridges take sooo long to repair?

A look at why the city's bridges require restoration and why it leads to lengthy closures.


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.


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.


What to do in Seoul: the new touristic hot spot

Seoul, the vibrant capital of South Korea, combines a centuries-old culture with a modern, futuristic vibe—and the contrast is bewildering! The city humbles visitors with its collection of ancient palaces and then dazzles with futuristic fashion and technology. Deeply traditional but cutting edge too, Seoul seduces and surprises... and never disappoints! Click through and find out where to go Seoul searching.


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


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!


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.


This time-lapse map shows US air traffic slowing to a near-standstill after the massive IT outage

A map from Flightradar24.com shows US air traffic slowing down dramatically after an IT issue caused airlines to ground flights.


Queen of knitting's glorious treasures rehomed

The famous replicas are on display at the Wroxham Miniature Worlds


Revealed: The cheapest and most expensive beach resorts in Europe for British families this summer, with Ibiza DOUBLE the cost of the best-value hotspot

A Post Office Travel Money report ranked 16 holiday resorts on price by looking at the cost of essentials - from Greece and Spain to Portugal and Turkey. Find out which destination is the best value...


Global tech outage hits airlines, banks, health care and public transit

In the U.S., hundreds of flights were canceled Friday morning and some public transit systems reported impacts.


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


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.


Nature reserve hide honours WW2 hero

The hide at North Cave Wetlands is named after Dennis Wood who was killed in 1942.


Japan reports record 17.8 million tourists in first half of 2024

Tokyo, Japan — Japan welcomed a million more foreign visitors in the first half of 2024 compared to pre-pandemic levels, logging a new record of 17.78 million, the national tourism organization said Friday. The weak yen is attracting large crowds to Japan, with many tourists splashing out on everything from kimonos to knives and pricey meals. The January-June figure beat the previous high from 2019 of 16.63 million, with the influx prompting...


Michelin Adds Three Austin Hotels to Its Texas Hotel Guide

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


Queensway Tunnel marks 90th anniversary

Thousands worked in challenging conditions to build the tunnel and 17 men died during construction.


West Seattle’s Iconic Luna Park Cafe Is Up for Sale

Plus, Rainier Beer is bringing back its festival, and more news of the week


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!