LifeStyle: Travel

Qantas scraps music from its in-flight entertainment systems on selected routes (but passengers plead with the airline to bring it back)

Friday  19:00,   21 september 2018

The Australian carrier said the decision to scrap music from in-flight entertainment came after a review found just 10 per cent of passengers were listening to on-demand songs and radio channels.The Australian flag carrier said the decision came...[...]

You've been saying your holiday destinations all wrong! The hardest tourist spots to pronounce revealed - and the toughest are Slovenia's Ptuj and Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland

Friday  08:26,   21 september 2018

A survey looked at the hardest-to-pronounce tourist destinations in the world, along with hard-to-say foods and the languages that most often stump holidaymakers.In a survey that looked at the toughest-to-pronounce tourist destinations on the...[...]

UN releases report on how to curb 'overtourism'

Thursday  08:30,   20 september 2018

The UN has released a guidebook for cities like Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Lisbon on how to manage the effects of overtourism.It's become the buzzword in the travel industry in recent years, used to denote destinations that have suffered negatively...[...]

A flight attendant for China Eastern Airlines was fired after her boyfriend proposed to her on board

Wednesday  07:50,   19 september 2018

This flight attendant didn't expect to be proposed to on board one of her flights. She certainly didn't expect to be fired over it, either.Back in May, a video went viral of a flight attendant's boyfriend proposing to her on board a plane....[...]

Airbnb hits back at threat it will be banned from Paris: Rental site insists it is 'exceptionally popular' with residents

Monday  14:25,   17 september 2018

Chris Lehane, head of policy at Airbnb, insists it has support of 80% of people in the French capital and that it has worked with local authorities to create a 'regulatory framework'.Deputy mayor Ian Brossat said last week he would seek to...[...]

Worst airlines for flight delays revealed

Thursday  16:20,   13 september 2018

About 1.3 million passengers were left stuck in airports because of severe delays in 12 months, a study of flight data has shown. Which? has analysed flights in and out of the UK from June 2017 until June 2018 and found that more than 13,000 were...[...]

Hotels in Barcelona see income plummet 20% - with owners blaming a rise in 'tourismphobia'

Thursday  16:20,   13 september 2018

The Spanish city has recently seen negative international publicity caused by various attacks and demonstrations, including holiday coaches being held up by protesters. Download the all-new Microsoft News app – available now on iOS and AndroidBut...[...]

Paris official wants to BAN Airbnb from the French capital, accusing it of forcing residents out of the city and turning it into an 'open-air museum' and a 'playground for Americans'

Tuesday  10:20,   11 september 2018

Head of housing Ian Brossat, who is expected to head the Communist party list for European Parliament elections next year, said 'if we don't do anything, there won't be anymore locals'.Ian Brossat, the city council member in charge...[...]

Florence Tourists Face Fines of €500 For Snacking In The Street

Monday  08:05,   10 september 2018

Tourists could find themselves slapped with a hefty fine if they are caught snacking on the streets of one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations.  Visitors to Florence will face fines of up to to €500 if they are caught eating on the pavement [...]

Airline allows straight parents to board with kids—but not gay dads

Friday  10:55,   07 september 2018

A gay couple has claimed that they were denied early boarding with their daughter—only to see straight parents walk through with children. Jeff Cobb and his husband were flying with Taiwanese airline EVA Air from San Francisco to Thailand on...[...]

Crown jewel of Philippines, Boracay island, to re-open in October

Wednesday  17:35,   05 september 2018

After a six-month closure, the Philippines will re-open one of its crown jewels, Boracay island, at the end of October.  In April, the government shut down the beach on the direction of the Philippine president who famously called the resort island...[...]

The best museums in the world revealed: Musee d'Orsay in Paris ranked No1 by TripAdvisor, with New York attractions coming second and third and the British Museum fourth

Wednesday  15:01,   05 september 2018

The Paris attraction came top of the pile in the TripAdvisor annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for Museums narrowly beating New York's 9/11 Memorial and Museum into second place. Third is fellow Big Apple attraction The Metropolitan Museum of...[...]

Third of millennials admit they would be lost on holiday without their phone

Wednesday  14:10,   05 september 2018

No-one wants to miss an opportunity to post beach photos on Instagram either.Some 36% of 20 to 29-year-olds admitted to relying on their handsets for directions abroad, while only 7% of over 60s said they needed one on their...[...]

Number of tourists visiting Spain drops for first time in nearly a decade as holidaymakers are tempted away by cheap deals in Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt

Wednesday  09:50,   05 september 2018

Statistics show that visitor numbers to Spain are now stalling after five years of record growth. Visitor numbers fell by 4.9 per cent in July - the first fall for that key summer month since 2009. Related: The Most Stunning Coasts in the Whole...[...]

Penzance could become "spa town of Cornwall" with revamp of art-deco sea pool

Wednesday  08:15,   05 september 2018

Jubilee Pool Penzance, a triangular lido built in 1935, is set to be transformed into the UK's largest heated seawater pool, by London-based Scott Whitby Studio Scott Whitby Studio has won planning permission to upgrade the art-deco pool,...[...]