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  • Hunt Nessie on Street View

    Hunt Nessie on Street View

    Nessie hunters can now use Google Street View to hunt for the elusive monster. When searching in the Loch Ness area, the usual yellow Google Pegman will change to a Nessie peg-monster, giving users the power to zoom into different areas of the...

  • Turks and Caicos contain TripAdvisor’s ‘best island’

    Turks and Caicos contain TripAdvisor’s ‘best island’

    Users of travel and hospitality review website TripAdvisor have ranked Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands to be the best island in the world. The latest chart released by the website listed the top 10 around the globe and also included...

  • Emirates adds more services in West Asia

    Emirates has increased its frequencies to Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Kolkata, West Bengal, to offer its passengers in Europe, the Middle East and the US more convenient connections to West Asia. Weekly flights to Dhaka and Kolkata have increased to 21...

  • Over-50s fancy an Ab Fab trip

    Over-50s fancy an Ab Fab trip

    Many over-50s would like to have an Absolutely Fabulous time when travelling, research has found. Thirty-five per cent of people in this age group told a poll that veteran British actress Joanna Lumley would be their favourite travel companion,...

  • Castle city celebrates Magna Carta

    Castle city celebrates Magna Carta

    Standing on the top of Lincoln Castle’s Observation Tower, I held on tight out of fear I’d fall off the narrow, circular viewing platform. It’s windy up there, but an unexpected hazard was all the children running around pretending to be guards...

  • Chicago’s a hot spot as winter loosens its grip

    Chicago’s a hot spot as winter loosens its grip

    Ask any Midwesterner, and they will tell you to hurriedly pack your bags – the season to visit Chicago is nigh. The Windy City, notorious for its bone-chilling winters and months-long deep freeze, blossoms in the late spring to become a beautiful,...

  • Living with tunnel vision

    Living with tunnel vision

    These days, they carry Amtex, not AK27s. They don’t wear khaki, they prefer crinolene, but Operation Rolling Thunder is still a major pull. War is still a big draw 40 years after the recapture of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. So, once you...

  • Riding high in the Well of Death

    Riding high in the Well of Death

    A stuntman rides a motorcycle inside the ‘Well of Death’ attraction during a fair in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

  • Watching jellyfish dance and redwoods reach high

    Watching jellyfish dance and redwoods reach high

    “The sea is as near as we come to another world.” That quotation glows beneath a giant tank of silvery, circling fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I look at my kids, standing in awe as a vast bait ball spins above them and see that they’re...

  • Fireworks show is set to delight tourists, locals

    Fireworks show is set to delight tourists, locals

    Tourism authorities are hoping the 14th Malta International Fireworks Festival will attract thousands of visitors to the island this month. The annual event, which includes displays by both Maltese and foreign pyrotechnic companies, has previously...

  • Ryanair challenge to take wingsie for €100 voucher

    Ryanair challenge to take wingsie for €100 voucher

    Ryanair has marked its new Instagram account by offering €100 flight vouchers to five people who snap their best ‘wingsie’. The budget airline’s latest social media platform will offer behind-the-scenes images, snapshots of its 190 destinations...

  • Marsaxlokk in blogger’s top 10 undiscovered spots

    Marsaxlokk in blogger’s top 10 undiscovered spots

    Marsaxlokk has made it into a list of Europe’s top undiscovered beauty spots. Blogger @21andabroad, an anonymous British man in his early 20s, listed the fishing village in his top 10 posts on his website. The tourist-friendly destination was in...

  • British island of St Helena gets ready for guests

    British island of St Helena gets ready for guests

    Plans to develop tourism in one of Britain’s most far-flung outposts are proceeding fast. Following news that air services will begin to St Helena next year comes an announcement that a new hotel is to open on the remote South Atlantic...

  • Emirates premieres film about aeroplane history

    Emirates premieres film about aeroplane history

    Emirates has hosted the in-flight premiere of National Geographic film Living in the Age of Airplanes onboard one of its double-decker A380 planes. The film, intended for IMAX, giant screen, digital and other specialty cinemas, celebrates how...

  • Holidaymakers lose €3bn to online booking scams

    Holidaymakers lose €3bn to online booking scams

    Fraudsters conned British holidaymakers out of €3 billion last year through a series of internet-based scams and deceptions, a report shows. Criminal groups have targeted online booking firms to swindle cash from unsuspecting customers, many of...

  • Modern peace can’t hide the horrors of recent past

    Modern peace can’t hide the horrors of recent past

    Visiting the temples of Angkor Wat and notorious Killing Fields of Pol Pot’s regime leaves blogger Sue Grech Cumbo admiring the locals’ resilience. If you're one of those travellers who rate a place by its people, unspoilt landscape and history,...

  • ‘Can’t beat ’em? Eat ’em’ stance on reef’s lionfish

    ‘Can’t beat ’em? Eat ’em’ stance on reef’s lionfish

    In a reef just off the popular USS Kittiwake dive site in Grand Cayman, hunters armed with spears seek out lionfish: an invasive species so destructive that authorities want them caught and served up as a tasty dish. With their striking pectoral...

  • Enjoy a grand day out in this most royal borough

    Enjoy a grand day out in this most royal borough

    There is something absolutely magical about Kingston, an air of grandeur that stems from its royal past that dates back to pre-1066 England, when the Saxons still ruled England and the Normans were building a name for themselves in continental...

  • Seeking out a natural rush

    Seeking out a natural rush

    Even through the plane window, I can sense the adventure. Glaciers glimmer beneath the wingtips, fjords dazzle between towering mountains, and as we touch down I watch boats accelerating across a lake. I’m landing in Queenstown, self-proclaimed...

  • Ryanair releases its Malta winter flights

    Ryanair releases its Malta winter flights

    Ryanair has launched its Malta winter 2015 schedule with a new route to East Midlands and more flights to Madrid. The Spanish capital will receive two to three flights per week from Malta, and the low-cost airline has brought its total number of...

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