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Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by a passenger's outrage over two flight attendants photographed wearing Palestinian pins. The uproar over the July 10 post, which described the Palestinian pins as “Hamas badges,” led Delta to ban its employees from wearing pins representing any country or nationality besides the U.S. The rule will take effect...


Small sleepy town defeats billionaire's plans to build luxury resort

Joe Ricketts this week ordered crews to immediately stop construction on his $50million tourist trap in Bondurant to the delight of its 156 residents.


What you should (and shouldn't) pack for the perfect beach day

Here are some of the best simple tips and hacks for packing light for the beach and managing beachside food and beverages with ease.


I took up skiing in my 40s and proved that age is no barrier to learning a new sport

Learning to ski? The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempsted helped HELLO!'s Christian Anderson-Ramshall conquer his fears and try skiing lessons with his family


American cities where residents have the best skin revealed

Researchers ranked cities based on eight factors, including air pollution, UV levels and working hours - which can indicate stress.


What it’s really like to live at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, built in 1703 and designated a royal residence in 1761, is now well-known as the official residence of the late Queen Elizabeth II, but it's also an official state building. The famed royal grounds operate in both private and public spheres, containing both rooms designated for official purposes—the ones which we see—and private areas and apartments, which stay guarded from public view. With its 829,000 square feet and 775 rooms (including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, and 188 staff bedrooms), the palace certainly has space for all the royals to live, but it's not as enticing as it might seem. While there are some definite perks to living in the palace, there are also a surprising number of challenges and inconveniences. Click through to find out what life at Buckingham Palace is really like.


The last unexplored places on Earth

We've been to the Moon, so surely we know every corner of our planet, right? Not quite. Many places on Earth remain largely unexplored. From unclimbed mountains, to the depths of the oceans and rainforests, there are still many ecosystems to be discovered. And not only are there unexplored places, there are also still uncontacted peoples out there! Earth is indeed a big place, and we've not seen it all. In this gallery, we've compiled a list of some of our planet's unexplored places. Click through and start your journey of discovery.


Dark tourism: following a gruesome travel itinerary

Are you a "dark tourist," someone who deliberately seeks out places blighted by death, destruction, and tragedy? While traveling the world visiting cemeteries, war memorials, natural disaster sites, and former prisons can, perhaps, satisfy a morbid curiosity, it's also about paying respects to the dead, and remembering what happened and why. Browse the gallery for a gruesome travel itinerary.


ibis Styles debuts in the Philippines

IBIS Styles, a creative hospitality brand from leading hotel operator Accor, marks a major milestone in the Philippines with the launch of its first ibis Styles hotel in the country. ibis Styles Manila Araneta City unleashes a distinctive hotel experience in one of Quezon City's hippest neighborhoods. Individually themed, each ibis Styles hotel is a unique, intensely designed venue with bold themes brought to life, inspiring guests and local...


Australia explorer laid to rest in village

Matthew Flinders, the man credited with naming Australia, has been reburied in Lincolnshire.


Picturesque towns in Europe you won't believe exist

Some of the towns in this gallery look like they've come straight out of a fairy tale. From the romantic town of Burano, Italy, to the breathtaking fortifications of Göreme, Turkey, these beautiful towns are filled with historic charm. Click through and see for yourself!


Fictional restaurants, cafés, and bars we'd love to visit

Who ever watched 'Friends' and wished they could hang out with the show's cast at Central Perk? Many movies and TV show have some really iconic cafés, diners, bars, and the like that we'd love to visit. We're attracted by the location itself, but also by the staff, customers, and sometimes even the food and drinks they served there. In this gallery, we take you on a journey through the best fictional food and drink spots we wish we could visit. Click on!


Huge RAF plane lifted from fort by crane

The Blackburn Beverley is being dismantled in Hull and moved to a museum in Cumbria.


Royal treasures: Discover the largest private art collection in the world

The Royal Collection of the British royal family is the largest private art collection in the world. Housed variously in occupied and historic royal residences across the United Kingdom, this vast treasure trove in owned by King Charles and overseen by the Royal Collection Trust. It numbers the priceless Crown Jewels, rare Old Masters, and unique Fabergé eggs among many other rare and extraordinary artifacts. And most of the collection is on public display! Click through and be dazzled by the treasures of the Royal Collection.


Inside Magic Johnson's lavish summer getaway as NBA legend travels around Europe with wife Cookie and Samuel L. Jackson

Magic Johnson and Samuel L Jackson have been spotted on a big European vacation on board a superyacht. Johnson has been known to take trips around the Mediterranean in the past.


More than two-hour delays at Eurotunnel LeShuttle

Eurotunnel apologises over "extended wait" for passengers at the Folkestone terminal.


Former Tourism Director Manny Ilagan passes away

LOS ANGELES – Former Tourism Director Emmanuel “Manny” Ilagan passed away on July 1, 2024 at 3:39 a.m. at Los Alamitos Medical Center in the City of Los Alamitos, California. He was 69. Viewing will take place on July 17 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held the next day from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Manny is survived by his loving wife Margaret “Meg” Ilagan and children Nicole Ilagan-Hanson and...


London Wildlife Trust launches stag beetle count

The stag beetle is in decline across much of Europe but London remains a "hotspot", the trust says.


Tourists Flock to Hong Kong for Doraemon, City Cashes in on Cultural IP Economy

Hong Kong Harbourfront Event Attracts Record Number of Tourists HONG KONG, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "100% DORAEMON & FRIENDS" exhibition opens its doors today in Tsim Sha Tsui's K11 art and cultural district, attracting a record-breaking crowd. The event, featuring the beloved 1969 manga character, Doraemon, underscores Hong Kong's emerging status as a cultural hub. Tourists flood to see the Doraemon exhibition The exhibition, held at...


Things to do in London this weekend (July 12 – 14)

Things to do in London this weekend (July 12 – 14) - From south London’s hottest new suntrap to a series of live music gigs and a party for the ages, this is everything to eat see and do this weekend


Move to create zero-emission route with St Malo

The island signed an agreement to create a zero-carbon maritime route with St Malo in Brittany.


One hurt as Cessna plane overshoots runway in Bulacan

A Cessna 152 plane made a rough landing at Bulacan's Plaridel Airport before crashing into a residential property on Saturday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said. Aboard the plane were a pilot and a student pilot. ''The aircraft attempted to initiate a missed approach but was unable to do so due to insufficient airspeed. Eventually, it surpassed the end of runway 35 and subsequently collided with both the perimeter fence...


How I found bliss cycling along the coast of Estonia

I was barely out of Pärnu on the first morning when it happened. I’d stopped to listen to the reed warblers in a broad belt of roadside wetland. Down at my feet were four types of orchid, and cuckoos were calling. It was the beginning of my trip: I didn’t know that I would be seeing and hearing those things continuously for the next week. But this was no nature reserve, simply an ordinary Estonian country lane, close to the coast and the...


AsPac business travel picking up, says CAPA

MANILA, Philippines — Demand for business class seats in Asia-Pacific is beginning to show signs of life for the first time since the pandemic, driven by the resurgence of corporate travel in the region. In a report, the Center for Aviation (CAPA) said Asia-Pacific is starting to catch up with other regions in terms of travel recovery, but is struggling to rebound to pre-pandemic levels due to weak demand from the Chinese market. In particular,...


No to half measures on POGOs

THE discovery by police of an underground tunnel and clandestine firing range during an inspection of a posh leisure resort owned by a Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) in Porac, Pampanga, this week reinforces the extent to which these online casinos exert a corrupting influence on our communities. The earlier discovery of nine foreigners found dead and dumped in different areas of Pampanga — including the site of the POGO hub in Porac...


How to avoid getting sick or injured on vacation

There's seemingly nothing that kills one's joy more than getting sick while traveling. But whether you're packing up the family for a road trip or flying around the world, vacations often come with unexpected surprises that can compromise your immune system and overall physical wellness. It could be that you ate something dodgy that resulted in food poisoning, or you simply got a cold from the plane. Luckily, you can limit these incidents for your next trip. In need of some tips? Click on to learn how you can stay happier and healthier on your next adventure.


Tips to have a relaxing spa day at home

If you have ever been to a spa, you'll know that they are a great way to relax, unwind, and forget about the stresses of everyday life. Unfortunately, spas can be a bit pricey to say the least, and not all of us have the luxury of time or money to visit the spa on a regular basis. Luckily, there are things you can do to recreate the spa experience for yourself. Check out this gallery for some tips on how to have a relaxing spa day at home.


I never stay in Las Vegas for more than 2 nights. This is my foolproof itinerary for maximizing a weekend in Sin City.

I've been to Las Vegas a lot and don't stay more than two nights. Here's how I plan the best weekend in Vegas, plus my itinerary and recommendations.


Tim Dowling: we’re off to sunny Spain, but I’ve got the airport blues

Our old people’s travel cards do not open the barriers at Gatwick airport train station. My wife flashes me an I-told-you-so look, because she told me so, shortly after we left the house. Things have not started well, and we’re still a long way from Spain. “Zones one through six only,” the guard says, in a weary, patronising sing-song. This, I realise, is what being old is like: they give you free stuff, and then snatch it away so they can treat...


Maui sees significant decrease in tourists a year after devastating wildfires

Maui's economy continues to take a hit almost a year after wildfires devastated portions of the island and killed over 100 people, due to the continued drop in tourism revenue.


Is there hope for a Philippine 15-minute city?

How far can you go in a span of 15 minutes? For many of us who live in congested cities, our answers may be quite limited. In 15 minutes, some of us may find ourselves still squeezed in a jampacked elevator or stuck in traffic. Would you believe, however, that in some cities some people would have already traveled to the grocery, finished their shopping, and returned home—all in 15 minutes? This scenario of easy accessibility is the ideal life...


Museum cafe plan wins support of city councillors

The £850k plans had been "called in" for closer scrutiny, but have now been passed.


Would you fly into the world's scariest airports?

These days, we take landing at an airport pretty much for granted. But there are some flight destinations that are notorious for the dangers they pose to both the aircraft, its crew, and passengers. These are airports that have a frightening reputation for their difficult and sometimes remote location, challenging weather conditions, and perilous runways. Arriving and departing from such terminals tests the skill and confidence of the most seasoned of pilots, and the nerve and resolve of the traveling public. So, does your next flight take you to one of the world's scariest airports? Check in, buckle up, and click through this list of dangerous destinations.


DENR: PH eagle habitat key to Apayao biosphere

BAGUIO CITY — It takes a 12-hour bus ride from Baguio to reach Apayao, still one of the more remote provinces of the mountainous Cordillera region. But tourists who make that trip end up enjoying a cool dip in pools fed by unspoiled waterfalls or may get a rare sighting of the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) by hiking deep into the richest forests of the province that was recently declared as the Philippines’ fourth biosphere. On July 5...


'Flight 1989': Southwest Airlines adds US flights for fans to see Taylor Swift's Eras Tour

Southwest Airlines is offering additional flights to support fans trying to see Taylor Swift when the Eras Tour returns to the U.S. this fall.


American Airlines plane catches fire at San Francisco Airport

The interior of the Airbus jet caught fire at 12:15pm local time Friday.


17-year-old injured after falling from swing ride at Six Flags-owned Canada's Wonderland park

The teen was taken to the hospital and an "incident investigation is underway," a park representative tells EW.


Drones and parking suspended for the King's visit

St Peter Port Seafront will also be closed to traffic from Sunday until the end of Tuesday.


‘As prepared as we can be’: UK airlines and airports get ready for summer getaway

It’s time. The summer holidays are upon us and that sunshine jaunt booked back in January is suddenly imminent. But as the first travel chaos stories of the season start to pepper the headlines – a power cut here, a baggage meltdown there – clouds of anxiety can gather over daydreams of beach bliss. In the post-pandemic rush to head overseas, the air and travel industry uncovered ever more new things to go wrong. In 2022 came the realisation...


German tourists have a cunning NEW trick to secure best holiday spots

German holidaymakers are beating their British counterparts to the punch by reserving parasols on the beaches of Mallorca, sidestepping deckchair bans.


Trnsmt fans fly the flag at Scotland’s biggest music festival

Trnsmt fans fly the flag at Scotland’s biggest music festival - Headliners at Glasgow Green on Saturday include Rick Astley and Gerry Cinnamon.


Plane makes emergency landing at Sydney Airport after fuel leak

A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport after a mayday report was made about a fuel leak mid-flight.


New York-style ferry system in PH to cost P20B

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) estimates it would be spending up to P20 billion for the proposed ferry system traversing Manila Bay, Pasig River, Marikina River and Laguna Lake as it will be designed to accommodate a high volume of daily commuters. Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John Batan, in a statement on Friday, said the project could be modeled after the Chao Phraya River Ferry System in Thailand and the New York Ferry...


30 of the oldest things on Earth

Did you know that the world's oldest religion dates back 5,000 years? Or that the oldest country is found in Europe? And what about the oldest ship still in use, or the oldest shoe company? Yes, you'd be surprised at the age of some of the things on our planet, with a few actually spanning billions of years. So, what else is truly advanced for its age? Click through and find out why age is no barrier.


Surprising things you didn't know you could bring through TSA

While most of us tend to obsess about what we can't present to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), there's actually a substantial list of unexpected items that the US agency does allow through airport checkpoints. From home appliances and certain fresh produce to live sea creatures, these things are routinely allowed through the security line. And while it's probably not realistic to pack stuff like this, it's nice to know that you have the choice, just in case. Click on to discover the surprising things you didn't know you could bring through the TSA system.


China's Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Escape From the 21st Century' Picked up by Fortissimo Films

Amsterdam and Beijing-based film sales company Fortissimo Films has picked up licensing duties to upcoming "Escape From the 21st Century," a Chinese sci-fi action title. The story follows three friends who discover they have the power to travel back and forth 20 years with a sneeze. However, the future is not as good as they […]


The Midwest state with lowest cost of living revealed

Oklahoma has been ranked as the state with the lowest cost of living after its major city was revealed as the cheapest big city in the country to rent in.


Costco is a master at building customer loyalty

Costco has built up a loyal following of shoppers over the decades it's been operating.


Lost cities found: unearthing the civilizations of old

History has witnessed many once-mighty cities vanish and disappear either as a result of natural disasters or through conflict and the wanton destruction of a conquering foe. Others, long abandoned, have simply been forgotten and buried by time. But around the world are numerous examples of settlements thought long lost being unearthed by archaeologists and subsequently rediscovered as places of great cultural and historical significance. Click through the following gallery and dig up the past with this fascinating list of lost cities found.


The most famous sculptures of all time

Sculptures have been a vital part of human history for thousands of years. From ancient civilizations to modern times, they have been used to depict gods, heroes, everyday people, and even objects. From Michelangelo’s David to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, these iconic sculptures are defining works of both their eras and their creators. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply curious about the world of sculpture, check out this gallery for the most famous sculptures of all time. But keep in mind that photographs alone rarely do sculpture justice, so aim to see these examples in person to appreciate their full aesthetic impact.