Travel

What are 2015 best travel destinations?

A Union flag flies near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London 24 October 2011.
31 Jul 2015
London tops a new ranking of the best travel destinations in the world put together by US News & World Report. To come up with their list of top five vacation hotspots for 2015 and 2016, the publisher of consumer...
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Egyptians are among the world's most generous hotel reviewers

Giza pyramids and Sphinx
29 Jul 2015
It happens to many travelers. You're going through online hotel reviews and getting mixed signals about a place.   One reviewer says they were dissatisfied with the property.   The next heaps praise on it.   Though...
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EU launches inquiry into allegations Disneyland Paris overcharges foreign visitors

People watch ''World of Color - Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney'' during Disneyland Diamond Celebration in Anaheim, California May 22, 2015.
 
29 Jul 2015
The European Union said Tuesday it is probing whether Disneyland Paris is overcharging customers from certain countries in breach of the bloc's laws.   The European Commission said it had received several complaints about the...
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China's other 'Forbidden City': Guilin's Jingjiang Palace

In the center of Guilin in China southern Guangxi Province, Jingjiang Princes City has a history stretching back to the late 14th century, older than the Forbidden City in Beijing.
28 Jul 2015
Guilin, China   This city in China's southern Guangxi province is surrounded by green farmland spiked by limestone karst hills, through which the Li River meanders.   It's these environmental wonders that attract most of...
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Bolivia is tripling the size of its subway in the sky

Passengers board cable cars at the Jacha Kathu station in El Alto, July 23, 2015.
 
28 Jul 2015
Bolivia already has the largest urban cable car system in the world. Now the booming country is tripling the size of the network and will soon have nine lines whizzing above the administrative capital of La Paz.   The Andean city of 1...
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World's most visited palaces and castles - photos

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
27 Jul 2015
Quick, imagine a castle: it probably looks a lot like Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle, the turreted inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle. Each year, more than 1.5 million travelers are inspired to make the steep...
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Where wealthy travellers spend the most time

Bali, Indonesia
27 Jul 2015
The bustling metropolis of Seoul, South Korea has topped a new survey ranking the luxury travel destinations that attract – and retain – wealthy tourists the longest. For the 2015 Luxury Travel Index, prepared by technology and...
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433 hot air balloons soar into the record books

Hot-air balloons fly near Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 26, 2015, marking the first day of the "Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons
26 Jul 2015
Four hundred and thirty-three hot air balloons lifted off from an air base in eastern France on Sunday and soared straight into the record books. The balloons, including some spectacular designs such as a French chateau and rotund cartoon...
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Haggling tips from around the world for your summer travels

26 Jul 2015
With summer upon us, foreign exchange specialist Travelex has created a useful guide to help tourists barter to their best in countries where such a practice is common, sometimes even expected. A look at some of the best advice for getting...
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Must know facts about checked, carry-on baggage allowances for air travel in Europe

26 Jul 2015
Maximum size and weight, additional pieces of carry-on baggage allowed, online baggage fee payment... Baggage policies can vary widely from one airline to another, making it difficult for passengers to sort out these complicated and...
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