Thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers have had their journey plans disrupted by the government’s no-deal contingency planning. Around 10,000 travellers who had booked with Brittany Ferries between 29 March and mid-May have been told their original sailings have been cancelled and that they have been rebooked on different departures. Affected passengers were told by email that
From a futuristic hotel with robots as service staff to Singapore’s version of The Grand Budapest Hotel, here are 4 unique staycations you can have in Singapore! Enjoy these unique staycations at discounted rates with Expedia here: https://www.expedia.com.sg/staycation
(CNN) — Blue Monday, the day reputed to be the most depressing of the year for those in the Northern Hemisphere, is here once again. This year, January 21 is supposedly a perfect storm of cruddy weather, mounting debt, post-holiday fatigue, back-to-work ennui and failed New Year’s resolutions. And while the “science” behind Blue Monday
Many people nearing retirement and craving warmth think of Florida. Yet some destinations offer even more idyllic weather — if you’re willing to look beyond the U.S.
Childhood preconceptions can take years to shift, however wrong they might be. Two of mine, blown apart at the same time, were that Gleneagles hotel was a disappointment and that Mary Queen of Scots was a villain. Having indulged in Gleneagles’ Mary Queen of Scots package – designed to coincide with the film opening this
About Dave Stamboulis Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in the U.S., Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 45,000-kilometer bicycle trip and moved there for good in 2005. Dave’s photos have appeared in publications around the world. He’s the author of Odysseus’ Last Stand,
Blue Monday is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year – it’s cold and dark, with Christmas long gone, new year’s resolutions already a thing of distant memory and nothing to look forward to until spring. So what better time to book a holiday? Daydreaming about your next getaway is the ideal
(CNN) — Last year was a very good year for international tourism, according to a new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2018, there were 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals, a figure the UNWTO didn’t expect global tourism to hit until 2020. “The growth of tourism in recent years confirms that the
Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel… this month, James Kay reflects on tourists behaving badly in the Antipodes © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet Wombats. Wonderful creatures. I saw one once on the Overland Track, Tasmania. We were putting up our tent when it shuffled out of the undergrowth, unperturbed by our presence, as
On the eve of the second month of the partial shutdown of the federal government, agents of the Transportation Security Administration appear to be getting fed up. Some 10 percent called out sick yesterday. A sign leads travelers to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check-point at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on
Airlines’ policies of selling more seats on a flight than there are seats available could become less unpopular, if a new initiative from Qantas proves successful. The Australian carrier, like many airlines, overbooks flights in the hope that it can predict correctly the number of “no-shows” and extract more revenue from in-demand flights. But Qantas
Bath is aiming to become the only double-listed World Heritage Site in the UK. The nomination for the new listing, which is being submitted to Unesco at the end of January, is seeking recognition of Bath’s status as one of the leading historic spa towns in Europe. Bath’s existing World Heritage Site inscription, which has
(CNN) — The words “cruise holiday” and “rock star” don’t usually go together. Unless you’re talking about Virgin Voyages’ first ship, the adults-only Scarlet Lady, which will depart Miami for the Caribbean in 2020. The Richard Branson-backed cruise line has just released renderings of the ship’s 78 luxury “RockStar Suites,” which will be located on
Frozen Cabernet Franc grapes for production of Inniskillin Ice WinePhoto courtesy of Inniskillin One of the world’s most unique wines is eiswein from Germany; produced from frozen grapes, it is a rare and exotic treat. While eisewein can be made from a few different varieties, it is most famously produced from Riesling, and versions from the most renowned vineyards by
The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, just off Morocco in North Africa. Formed by volcanic eruptions and shaped by hot desert winds, they are comprised of 7 main islands. When powerful seismic forces lifted these islands out of the ocean millions of years ago, they sculpted landscapes of unimaginable beauty.
More has emerged about the causes and consequences of the 16-hour grounding in northern Canada of a United Airlines flight from New York to Hong Kong. As The Independent revealed, Saturday’s United flight 179 was part-way into its journey across the Arctic when the flight crew decided to divert to Goose Bay, Labrador because of
(CNN) — On the surface, the Hindu festival of Thaipusam might seem like any other thanksgiving or new year event. Celebrated during the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February), which is January 21 this year, it’s a time to ask Lord Murugan, son of Lord Shiva, for forgiveness, good health and peace
The Transportation Security Administration has been calling in officers that usually help with staffing shortages during natural disasters to compensate for a rise in the absences of airport screeners, who have been working without regular pay since the partial government shutdown began more than four weeks ago.