The travel publisher Lonely Planet has courted controversy with its selection of the “Best in Travel” for the coming year. The travel firm’s top country is Sri Lanka, even though a spike in violence against Muslims led to a state of emergency being declared in March 2018. In addition, the Foreign Office warns of “an increase in
Curtis Robert Burns, who turned the panoply of oddities confiscated from passengers by the Transportation Security Administration into the agency’s wildly popular — and at times frightening — Instagram account, died on Friday at age 48.
The transport secretary has blamed the rail industry for the calamitous introduction of new timetables in May, which disrupted the journeys of millions of commuters. Chris Grayling told the Transport Select Committee that he was “less than happy” that assurances the schedules could be successfully introduced were wrong. Ahead of the introduction of radical new
New fuels and accompanying hikes in ticket prices will be essential to clean up air travel and avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to a new report. Aviation is responsible for 5 per cent of global warming, and it is currently on track to power through a quarter of the planet’s annual carbon
After a summer of strikes and other disruption, profits at Europe’s biggest budget airline have fallen by 7 per cent to €1.2bn (£1.057bn). Ryanair also warns: “The risk of a hard (‘no-deal’) Brexit in March 2019 is rising. While we hope that a 21-month transition agreement from March 2019 to December 2020 will be implemented (and
At first, it seems odd that Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner test plane is the main attraction inside an exhibition center that opened this month at the airport in Nagoya, Japan. It may seem even odder that all the retail and dining venues in the hall have a theme … from Seattle. But it makes sense
“I’m not going to fight you,” the yoga teacher said, rubbing the bruise on his arm that had formed when I aggressively kicked him as he tried to adjust my shoulder stand. It was the last thing I wanted to hear a yoga teacher say, but I was struggling to unwind after a gruelling 18
“So… Who are the good guys…?” That is what Tim Hayward wondered after reading my article two weeks ago about how many airlines flout Europe’s air passengers’ rights rules. Were I to warn against travel on all the airlines who appear to disregard their statutory obligations on care and compensation, I wrote, it would leave very few options.
A person in the Netherlands has become the first in the country to receive a gender neutral passport. The news follows a Dutch court ruling earlier this year, which declared that a third gender should be recognised for people who don’t identify as male or female. Leonne Zeegers, a 57-year-old from Breda, has received a
Brazil’s largest airline is trying a new tack to get passengers to pay more expensive fares: No middle seats.
British Airways has announced flights to yet another US state that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Twice-weekly services from Heathrow to Charleston, South Carolina, begin on 4 April 2019. Sean Doyle, BA’s director of Network and Alliances, said: “You can’t help but get sucked in to the old-world charm of Charleston.
Making the most of annual leave is usually low down on the priority list for the UK’s increasingly workaholic population. Recent research by TravelSupermarket found that more than 1.4 million Brits could lose their remaining annual leave in 2018, forfeiting 8.4 days on average per person. “It’s worrying to see that so many Brits are still
When visiting Florence, it’s important to pace yourself. It may be a small city, but it’s so full of treasures that it can be overwhelming: the magnificent Duomo; lavish rooms in the Pitti Palace; works by Michelangelo, Fra Angelico, Raphael … the list is endless. You can’t see everything and attempting to do so is
Longtime foe of the biggest U.S. carriers is still considering an investment in an airline in the United States, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker told reporters at an event in New York on Thursday.
Britain’s second busiest airport has revealed plans to expand to handle 70 million passengers a year – almost matching the number currently going through Heathrow – by introducing a second runway for routine use. Gatwick’s chief executive, Stewart Wingate, unveiled a draft master plan for the airport at a meeting of local stakeholders. At the
The long-awaited bridge between the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau will open on 23 October, making it the longest sea crossing in the world. The 55km bridge, which connects the cities of Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai across the South China Sea, is designed to boost economic development between the region, according to the
Roll the idea of Boston around in your imagination. What comes to mind? Clam chowder, Irish pubs or the Red Sox? Bookish Ivy League universities, tea parties or maybe Matt Damon? The Massachusetts melting pot is all these things and more. It’s where New England was born. Where the American Revolution began. Where Facebook was