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Drive-thru coffee shop on way despite traffic fears

It will be created at a hotel near the M40 after councillors reluctantly gave planning permission.


Ai-Ai delas Alas among airline passengers affected by global tech outage

Ai-Ai delas Alas showed herself waiting, lying on the floor of an airport in the United States after the flight disruptions caused by the global outage of technology giant Microsoft. The comedian documented her experience through a video she shared on her Facebook page on Friday, July 19. “Nang dahil sa software global outage na ‘to, humiga na lang ako sa sahig sa Charlotte International Airport. Salamat at may dala ako kumot at unan,” she wrote...


10 Aesthetic Airbnbs in Seoul to Live Out Your K-Drama Dreams

Traveling to Seoul soon?


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.


Flights resume after global IT crash wreaks havoc

Planes were gradually taking off again Saturday after global airlines, banks and media were thrown into turmoil by one of the biggest IT crashes in recent years, caused by an update to an antivirus program. Passenger crowds had swelled at airports on Friday as dozens of flights were cancelled after an update to a program operating on Microsoft Windows crashed systems worldwide. By Saturday, officials said the situation had returned virtually to...


The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam: a shiny new city hangout

The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam: a shiny new city hangout - The Hoxton’s second opening in the Dutch capital breathes new life into a storied building. Its chic and relaxed feel has made its Docklands location a summer hotspot, finds Gina Jackson


How should York deal with unruly tourists? I have a few suggestions for my hometown

‘Go steady, we’ve got enough history,” reads one of York’s new purple street signs. “Respect your bar staff and taxi drivers, give them gratitude not attitude,” says another, while a third says: “Hold it! It’s not a place to pee.” This is the latest initiative to try to tame our city centre. The signs follow a “guide for stags and hens”, a hospitality “code of conduct” (no admittance for “offensive inflatables”, or “people we believe to be...


How not to put on half a stone on holiday

On holiday, my routine flies out of the window faster than the hot air hits me in the face when the plane doors open. I don’t think twice about the fact that my morning run and yogurt will be replaced with an Aperol spritz and cannoli or that I’ll be sprawled on a sun lounger at the time of day I’d usually be setting off on a two-hour dog walk. Obv...


Brits stuck in holiday hell as flights home cancelled three times in CrowdStrike chaos

Nicole Raby, 26, is still trying to to get back from Italy with her mum after being hit with three flight cancellations since the IT outage - and has slammed an 'outrageous' lack of help from airlines


The Spanish fightback against record tourism

Activists say spiralling housing costs are due to properties being bought by foreigners - or rented over the summer.


The Medical City, DoT partner to boost PH's medical tourism

THE Medical City (TMC) and the Department of Tourism (DoT) joined hands for the Discover Your Wellness medical tourism project at Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig on July 17, 2024. Discover Your Wellness, a travel and wellness online series, aimed to promote the Philippines as a medical tourism destination through TMC's network hospitals and health care services while simultaneously highlighting the country's tourist attractions and cultural...


Paradise about to be lost

I haven’t been to Boracay in over 10 years. So I decided to see how it is doing with my visiting California-based daughter. The nice powdery white sand beach that Mother Nature gave us is still as amazing as ever. The rainy weather didn’t let me see a dramatic sunset during our four-day stay. But the way the sun struggles to peek through the thick clouds was drama enough in this rainy season. Then again, Mother Nature can only do so much....


Pacific Bay Eats Does Great Private Dining at Their Hidden Pasig HQ

Here's a reasonably priced, elevated dining option for your next small gathering.


Ernest Hemingway fans celebrate the author's 125th birthday in his beloved Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Ernest Hemingway spent the 1930s in Key West, Florida, and more than six decades after his death, fans, scholars and relatives continue to congregate on the island city to celebrate the author's award-winning novels and adventure-filled life. Hemingway Days started in 1981 with a short-story competition and a look-alike contest. This year's celebration concluded Sunday on the 125th anniversary of Hemingway's birth on July...


Her $5,500 infirmary bill was higher than the cruise itself: How she got it covered

A traveler disembarked her Caribbean cruise cruise last year with over $5,500 in onboard medical bills. Here's how travel insurance covered all of it.


This Gen Zer traveled to 10 countries in 3 years. Here's how she did it while earning $25 an hour.

Explore how a Gen Zer funds her travels by waiting tables and volunteer exchange sites like Worldpackers.


Delta offers crews extra pay as carrier struggles to recover from IT outage, CEO apologizes

Delta is struggling to recover from a global IT outage even as its competitors have largely returned to normal operations.


Boeing Driving ‘Transformational Change’ That May Take Years

Boeing Co. is intent on driving “transformational change” into its factories and culture based on feedback from customers, regulators and to a large part employees, the head of the planemaker’s commercial aircraft business said.


Ryanair and EasyJet-friendly bag that 'holds a surprising amount of clothes'

There is a reason these bags have been rated as one of the best Amazon has to offer for travellers


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!


The heat death of tourism?

A BRIEF newsletter article from Inside Climate News earlier this month discussed a topic that our tourism authorities do not seem to have considered but will (hopefully) keep them awake at night now that I've brought it up: the increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves is killing the tourism industry in some places — quite literally, in a growing number of instances. The Inside Climate News story provided a couple of examples, and there...


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.


10 Coworking Spaces in Quezon City

Beat the deadline in a space fit for work.


Disneyland workers authorize potential strike amid ongoing contract negotiations

ANAHEIM, California — Thousands of workers at Disney’s theme park and resort properties in California voted late Friday to authorize a potential strike, as contract negotiations drag on over wages, sick leave and other benefits. The strike authorization was approved by an overwhelming margin, nearly 99% of the members who cast votes, according to a union statement. The election was held by a coalition of four unions, which represents 14,000...


An American mom who moved to the French Alps experienced the impacts of over-tourism firsthand. She says there's a better way to do it

Journalist Paige McClanahan, author of "The New Tourist," says there's a better way to do tourism, for the destination and for the traveler.


DOT hails Apayao designation in UNESCO biosphere reserves list

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has welcomed the recent inclusion of Apayao in the UNESCO’s world network of biosphere reserves, which is the fourth in the Philippines to be recognized by the international body. The UNESCO approved the designation of 11 new biosphere reserves, including the Apayao Biosphere Reserve in the Philippines during the 36th session of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the...


Casa Luisa Offers a Twist on Filipino Cuisine with French Flair

Formerly a private dining destination, Casa Luisa in San Pedro, Laguna now welcomes walk-in guests.


Savoy Hotel Manila celebrates six years of excellence, to hold Cebu Food Festival

Savoy Hotel Manila continues to redefine what it means to be the Philippines' premier airport hotel as it celebrates its sixth anniversary. Known for its exceptional service and commitment to sustainability, the hotel offers an unparalleled blend of comfort and convenience, providing a true taste of Filipino hospitality. Embodying its vibrant spirit, Savoy Hotel Manila's tagline, "Color Your Experience," reflects its youthful energy and...


250 tourists from US to visit Northern Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — Around 250 residents of the United States will join a tour that will be held for the first time in the Northern Mindanao region. Composed of a mix of Filipino-Americans and resident Americans, they would visit the province of Bukidnon, as well as the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, during the 15th Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour. The guests will “immerse in the culture of the indigenous people of Malaybalay (in...


On the case: holiday packing tips for fuss-free travels

Ask yourself what you need from your clothes. Is it a beach or city break? Do you need a smarter outfit or is that just-in-case evening dress really taking up valuable space and can be left behind? Prioritise things that offer dual function: a plain swimsuit can double as a top with a skirt or trousers. A sun hat you can roll, (1, below) or a baseball cap are more useful than a wide-brim hat that will get battered in transit. Always pack a tote...


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.


Billionaire's fight with council over $45million property

New York-based Australian David Droga, 54, purchased the 1,100sqm 1920s brick house overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east for a record-breaking $45million in May 2023.


Wizz Air’s UK boss hopes to undercut Gulf carriers on Middle East flights

Wizz Air’s UK boss hopes to undercut Gulf carriers on Middle East flights - Marion Geoffroy predicted Airbus A321XLR planes will ‘revolutionise’ air travel from a cost perspective.


Nature reserve hide honours WW2 hero

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


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.


Barcelona pledges to hike tourist tax for cruise passengers

Jaume Collboni, Barcelona's mayor, said the current tourist tax for stopover cruise passengers was 7 euros (£5.90) per day. He did not say by how much the tax would be increased.


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.


Afghanistan - wish you were here? The Taliban do

Tourism is booming under the Taliban regime as Westerners flock to see its unspoilt sites - but not everyone is winning.


Exciting camp for little go-getters

LET the kids embark on an adventure like no other while it is vacation time with the Kiddie Getaway Club at Acea Subic Beach Resort. Open to little go-getters ages 3 to 12, it is for them to experience the thrill of being a junior hotelier. CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES This fun-filled workshop includes pizza making, where the mini chefs don their aprons and decorate their scrumptious pizzas. They can also splash around,...


Flight cancellations continue Sunday as United, Delta struggle to recover from outage

Several U.S. carriers issued ground stops for all their flights early on Friday following a global tech outage, which caused a domino effect for some.


Readers reply: is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go?

Is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go? Victoria Miller, Hull Send new questions to [email protected]. Readers reply Depends on your definition of nice. If you want to chat with strangers in a cafe or at a bus stop, your chances are directly proportional to the distance from London. If you want privacy and toleration of difference, London is pretty good for that. The rudest anyone has ever been to me was a bus driver...


Tried and true tricks to meet locals while traveling alone

Traveling alone can be exciting, invigorating, and eye-opening, but it can also get lonely at times. One of the best parts about traveling to a different country is experiencing the culture via the locals and meeting new people. While it may seem daunting to go out and make friends as you're trying to get your bearings in a new city, there are some tried and true tricks to make the process much easier. Check them out in the gallery!


'I went to a European festival and these 10 things were super different to UK events'

I headed to NOS Alive in Portugal to experience the iconic music festival set on the banks of the river Tagus just outside Lisbon, and found ten big differences to UK festivals


Microsoft IT outage live: Dozens more flights cancelled across UK as CrowdStrike issue recovery tool released

Microsoft IT outage live: Dozens more flights cancelled across UK as CrowdStrike issue recovery tool released - Experts warn it could take weeks for global tech infrastructure to fully recover as 8.5m devices hit


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!


Presidential Museum at Baguio Mansion House opening soon

MANILA, Philippines —A Presidential Museum inspired by the one in Manila will soon be open to the pubic at the Mansion House in Baguio City, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos announced on Saturday. “This beautiful space will be open to the public very soon and I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” Araneta-Marcos said in an Instagram post. “If you want to take a peek, visit our website: museums.gov.ph. A heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in...


LTO overwhelmed by Viber messages

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Saturday said it was already coordinating with Viber Philippines to restore access to the AksyOn the Spot hotline number, which the agency had tapped to expedite the processing of the printing of plastic-printed driver’s license. LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II said the agency’s IT personnel lost access to the AksyOn the Spot hotline 0929-2920865 after it was flooded with inquiries and...


Chile 11-52 Scotland: Have your say

Scotland secured a third win from three on their summer tour of the Americas, with a convincing eight-try win against Chile What did you make of their performance? Who stood out for you? Were you watching at home or are you one of the lucky few who made the trip over to South America? We want to hear from you.


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...


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