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  • Swap chaos for serenity high on the temple tops

    Swap chaos for serenity high on the temple tops

    Nepal is a country surrounded by China, India, Tibet and Bhutan. The picturesque Himalayas frame its pristine natural beauty of rivers, lakes and rolling hills that capture a nature lover’s wildest dreams, on a backpacker’s budget. As the pilot...

  • Ryanair tweets real-time flight details to users

    Ryanair tweets real-time flight details to users

    Budget airline Ryanair has launched a Twitter account to provide its customers with instant information about their flight. The account @RyanairFlights provides instant real time information for 1,600 daily services. Twitter users can send their...

  • Air Malta keeps Algiers service

    Air Malta keeps Algiers service

    The national airline will continue its early-morning, weekly Thursday service to Algiers this winter, even adding flights in busy periods. Between October 27 and November 17, and again from December 22 to 29, Air Malta will also fly to the...

  • Appy days with easyJet passport scan function

    EasyJet is the first European airline to launch a passport scanning function to its mobile app. The app, which has been downloaded over 10 million times, now enables customers using an iOS or Android device to scan passport details using its...

  • Welcome to ‘Birthday Girl’

    Welcome to ‘Birthday Girl’

    Europe’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft landed in the UK last week. Virgin Atlantic Airways is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787-9 and plans to launch the aeroplane on its London Heathrow to Boston route on October...

  • Luxury train departs Budapest for Tehran

    Luxury train departs Budapest for Tehran

    A luxury train connecting the capitals of Hungary and Iran left Budapest for the first time on Wednesday, with 70 passengers set to cross the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan on the way to Persia aboard a set of deluxe railcars. The two-week...

  • Record view ‘At the Top’

    Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has bagged another Guinness World Record with its new tourist attraction: the world’s ‘highest observation deck’. Previously the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, held the record for its 488-metre-high deck. But At the Top,...

  • Halfpipe set for boarders

    Snowboarders can practise their freestyle moves in Switzerland this wintersports season with the opening of the largest permanently operated halfpipe in the world. Totalling 200 metres in length and 6.9 metres in height, Swiss freeski and ...

  • Fare choice for Ryanair

    On Thursday Ryanair announced its GDS partnership with Amadeus was live, giving all Amadeus-affiliated travel agents across Europe access to the budget airline’s route network and tickets. Before the partnership, customers could only book...

  • Deadly snowstorms claim trekkers’ lives

    Deadly snowstorms claim trekkers’ lives

    Mountain rescue teams in Nepal searched for scores of missing trekkers last week after unseasonal blizzards and avalanches killed at least 25 people along the high-altitude Annapurna mountain route popular with backpackers. Army and civilian...

  • Dance to the rhythm of Buenos Aires

    Dance to the rhythm of Buenos Aires

    After an 18-hour direct flight from Dubai, I finally landed in Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina, the country of tango, wine, Eva Peron, Maradona and – more recently – Pope Francis. Extremely tired from the travel, as soon as I reclaimed my...

  • Wall of memories

    Wall of memories

    Art professor Sheryl Oring sits at a desk outside the Berlin Wall Memorial, clacking away at a typewriter like a secretary, with thick-rimmed glasses perched on the end of her nose. A man stands before her giving a testimony that will form part of...

  • How to give your pet a bird’s eye view of Earth

    How to give your pet a bird’s eye view of Earth

    The good news is that if your dog or cat weighs fewer than seven kilogrammes, many airlines will allow you take it with you in the cabin instead of packing it up in a plastic crate and unceremoniously dumping it in the hold. But, as the owner, you...

  • Pulling her strings

    Pulling her strings

    Veronica Stivala spends a day visiting Europe’s most successful puppet museum and the world’s oldest social housing estate still in use in the city of Augsburg. The puppets I have always been fascinated by puppets. Looking back, I would say this...

  • Fleeing the cold winter temperatures

    Fleeing the cold winter temperatures

    More Europeans are taking wintertime holidays and travelling in search of the sun, preferring beach holidays to winter sports. The traditional winter skiing holiday in the Alps has suffered market losses. According to the latest survey of the...

  • Best Western India Hotel Group signs up for Busy Rooms

    Best Western India Hotel Group signs up for Busy Rooms

    Busy Rooms will be supporting the Best Western India Hotel Group with an entire central reservation solution made up of technology, distribution, optimisation and support services. The full membership package includes Busy Rooms’ own central...

  • Pedicabs’ uphill struggle

    Pedicabs’ uphill struggle

    T.C. O’Rourke has encountered plenty of nasty weather in his years as a Chicago pedicab operator – rain, snow and steamy summer heat. But he has never pedalled into a headwind as rough as this year’s blast from City Hall, which has imposed some of...

  • When things go wrong in the EU

    When things go wrong in the EU

    When travelling to another EU country, be it on holiday, for business or to study, should you fall ill or have an accident you have the same rights to healthcare as people insured in that country. In case of an emergency you can contact any of the...

  • Booking a break at work

    Booking a break at work

    According to a One Poll survey commissioned by online travel retailer Bravofly, a cheeky one in seven people search for deals when the boss isn’t looking. Another third use their work computer to browse and book and one in 10 Brits admitted...

  • No plans for UK entry Ebola tests

    No plans for UK entry Ebola tests

    Health officials have revealed there are no plans to screen travellers entering the UK for the deadly Ebola virus, as more than 100 army medics prepare to travel to Sierra Leone to help tackle the epidemic. Public Health England (PHE) said the...

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