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Places in Europe where three countries meet

Although it is technically impossible to travel instantly from one place to another, there are some locations on the planet that allow you to take only a few steps and you'll find yourself moving between three different countries! These places are known as "tripoints," and they are the converging location for three distinct nations, cultures, and even languages. There are more than 170 tripoints around the world, with 48 in Europe. Some of them are relatively insignificant, but there are others that are worth noting. Curious? Click through this gallery as we take a look at the more prominent ones on the European continent.


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...


An Asian city is named the safest destination in the world for travelers

Singapore is named the world's safest city for tourists, according to recent research by Forbes Advisor.


Hong Kong's Little Bao to open a pop-up in Makati this August

Little Bao, Hong Kong's popular modern Chinese-American diner, is coming to Manila as part of their 2024 Asia Tour. "HERE WE COME MANILA!! Next stop of our 2024 Asia Tour will be at @YourLocalPH, a true #IYKYK gem in Makati with Chef Patrick Go," they wrote on Instagram. Little Bao will open a pop-up in Your Local in Legazpi Village, Makati from Au...


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...


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.


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...


Overwater bungalows weren't always a luxury status symbol. Here's how the accommodation turned into an $8,000-a-night vacation.

The first overwater bungalow in Tahiti was the resort's cheapest option. Today, some travelers spend upwards of $8,000 to sleep over the ocean.


The Script frontman recalls ‘hammering’ whiskey on flight before becoming sober

The Script frontman recalls ‘hammering’ whiskey on flight before becoming sober - Danny O’Donoghue says he had intended to remain ‘stone cold sober’ after bandmate Mark Sheehan’s death.


Best 100 restaurants in the UK named for 2024 - is your local on the list?

The Good Food Guide has crowned the 100 best local restaurants across the UK.


PH passport ranks 73rd in 2024 Henley Passport Index

The Philippines ranked 73rd out of 199 passports in the 2024 Henley Passport Index. However, the country’s ability to provide visa-free or visa-on-arrival access went down to 67 out of 227 possible destinations. This was lower compared to 69 visa-free access previously. READ: Philippine passport drops to 78th in Henley Passport Index Meanwhile, the Singaporean passport has reclaimed its position as the most powerful passport, offering visa-free...


Delta Expected to Take $500 Million Hit as Disruptions Start to Ease

Delta Air Lines Inc. is expected to take a sizable financial hit this quarter from the system breakdown that led to thousands of canceled flights and prompted a federal investigation of the carrier’s response.


Fairytale castles, mountains, and lakes in Austria and southern Germany


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.


Paris is ready for the Olympics

Paris will host the Olympics and Paralympics this summer, with thousands of stellar athletes and millions of tourists expected to visit the French capital. The countdown to the Games is on, so click through this gallery to find out everything you need to know, from the newly debuted sports to where the opening ceremony will be held.


Island off northern French coast imposes quota to tackle overtourism

A small, picturesque island off the north coast of Brittany has imposed a summer tourist quota in an effort to ensure visitors have a more enjoyable experience and its 400-odd permanent residents do not feel swamped. From this week until 23 August, the number of people allowed on to Ile-de-Bréhat – excluding local people, second homeowners and workers – between 8.30am and 2.30pm must not exceed 4,700, said the island’s mayor, Olivier Carré. The...


Delta faces probe as CrowdStrike disruption lingers

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


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.


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


US regulators investigate Delta as it struggles to recover from outage

Delta has canceled more than 6,600 flights since the tech outage started Thursday, far more than any other airline.


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, Carrentals.co.uk 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...


This photo of the Eiffel Tower, the moon and the Olympic rings is perfect

Sometimes, you have to let the photo speak for itself. And I promise, I will. But I definitely have to write some words, because I have to. So, here you go: the Eiffel Tower will play a part in this year's Olympics, especially as the backdrop for the beach volleyball e


Royal Parks drops blog calling memorial 'offensive'

The body which oversees London's royal parks dropped wording aimed at contextualising the statues.


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,...


Controversy in Paris 2024: Teahupo'o, the venue that awaits Olympic surfing


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.


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.


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


Apayao Is Named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Don’t sleep on this Northern Luzon province.


Sampaguita: An icon for hospitality

More than being the Philippines’ national flower, Megaworld Hotels and Resorts (MHR), the country’s largest hotel operator, has adopted the Sampaguita as a symbol of its signature brand of service. With eight brands, 13 hotel properties and more than 8,500 room keys including those in the pipeline, Megaworld Hotels and Resorts seeks to provide memorable service to its guests though a program with a uniquely and proudly Filipino approach. The...


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...


Uncommon stays: 13 best lighthouses where you can spend the night

There are quite a few lighthouses you can sleep in here in the U.S., including lighthouses on both coasts and Alaska.


Doing the Dolomites: Exploring Italy's iconic mountain range

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Alps and rank among the most climbed peaks in Europe. A natural draw in winter, when some of the best ski resorts in the region open for business, the Dolomites are an equally rewarding summertime destination, with hiking, cycling, and sightseeing providing a wealth of reasons to linger in this spectacularly scenic corner of the continent. So, are you ready to do the Dolomites? Pack the backpack, pull on your boots, and find out where to go and what to see.


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.


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...


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.


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


Sports and Music Event Tourism unlocks new opportunities to capture spend

Collinson International launches global research report unveiling how businesses can engage with sports and music fans to capture share of growing market spend. 80% of sports and music fans in Asia Pacific (APAC) have travelled by plane to watch their favourite team or artist Sports fans are the biggest spenders globally, with 57% of sports enthusiasts from APAC spending more than US$500 per trip, per person 4 in 5 event travellers from APAC...


LIST: Canceled, diverted flights on Wednesday, July 24

MANILA, Philippines — Several flights on Wednesday were canceled due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Carina and the southwest monsoon, said the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). Below is the list of canceled flights, said the MIAA as of 7:00 a.m.: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL 807/808 Taipei-Manila-Taipei Cebgo (DG) DG 6031/6032 Manila-San Jose-Manila DG 6113/6114 Manila-Naga-Manila DG 6117/6118 Manila-Naga-Manila DG 6177/6178...


How to Avoid Jet Lag and Fly in Comfort, According to an Olympic Medalist

Travel is at a worldwide record high this summer. Learn insider tips and tricks for jet-setting like an Olympian.


Inside 'luxury' UK airport lounge that costs £32 for unlimited food and drinks

Manchester Airport has nine lounges across its three terminals, with the Escape Lounge being the cheapest - and one writer tried it out to see if it really is worth the money


The world's top places to visit in 2024

The holiday season brings with it thoughts of travel, a Christmas vacation perhaps, or somewhere memorable to chime in the New Year. But where in the world are the coolest, hotly-tipped places to visit in 2024? Click through and check out these top destinations, referenced by Travel + Leisure as the most popular places to go in 2024.


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.


I deeply regret riding an elephant on holiday. This year, we should all make the ethical choice

It won’t surprise anyone to know that I’m not the sort of person who’d choose to go to tourist attractions that keep animals in captivity for human entertainment. But like many of us, when it comes to interacting with animals while on holiday, there are things I look back on that I would do differently now. Tourist attractions such as dolphin parks and tiger temples exist only for commercial gain at the price of a lifetime of mental and often...


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 30 places you must visit before you die

Traveling is a luxury that many of us love. Any chance we get, we're on the next flight! Whether you're looking for incredible outdoor views and experiences or some simplicity and quiet, this list is the perfect place to find your next adventure. Here, you'll find 30 world-renowned locations that you absolutely must see before you die. So, pack your bags and get ready to experience places you might have only dreamed of. Curious about which places made the list? Click through now to explore further.


Countdown to Balloon Fiesta begins with sunrise ascent

Around 20 hot air balloons took to the skies to mark the official countdown to the 46th annual event.


Best Banks for International Travelers for July 2024

Discover the best bank accounts for international travel in July 2024. The top accounts help you save for travel or let you access money abroad.


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


Tourism Malaysia joins Travel Sale Expo 2024

TRAVELERS looking to visit Malaysia will be able to score great deals and browse through different destination offers at this year's Travel Sale Expo (TSE) with Tourism Malaysia joining as event sponsor and exhibitor. Global Tourism Business Association (GTBA) President and TSE 2024 Chairman Michelle Taylan has held a meeting and signed the partnership agreement with Tourism Malaysia Director Yazlina Yahya. "We are thankful to our friends in...