Top 10 family destinations by Airbnb

11 Mar 2017
Looking to shake up your family holiday in 2017? Get inspiration from Airbnb’s new list of top trending family vacation destinations 2017, which has identified Osaka, Japan as an emerging hotspot this year.   After looking at...

Five unforgettable travel spots in Chile

Mysterious stone statues on Easter Island.
11 Mar 2017
Visitors to Chile were up 26 percent in 2016 to 5.64 million. European travelers, in particular—with Italians leading the way (+24 percent)—are boosting tourism to the country. From the various volcanoes scattered across this...

Families, animal furs parade at Milan Fashion Week

Models and toddlers present creations from the Dolce&Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2017 women collection during Milan's Fashion Week, February 26, 2017 (Alessandro Garofalo/ Reuters).
28 Feb 2017
Mothers and daughters, siblings and families took the catwalk on Sunday at the Milan fashion show of Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana (D&G), who frequently use the image of the family for campaigns and projects.   "Family is...

The rear seat kicker is the worst

Expedia's latest etiquette survey identified some annoying passenger habits. Photo: AFP
25 Feb 2017
Keep your knees and feet to yourself. That’s the overarching message from Expedia’s latest etiquette survey which identified the rear seat-back kicker as the most annoying type of flier.   It’s bad news for long-...

Norwegian Air cuts out the competition with $65 transatlantic fare to US

Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800 is seen in the air near Oslo Airport, Gardermoen in this July 17, 2009 (Kyrre Lien / File Photo / Reuters).
23 Feb 2017
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Thursday announced plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe starting at $65, ramping up pressure on US and European rivals. Norwegian is expanding its network...

'Bizarre bill': Vienna cafe customers pay extra to charge their phones

Hundertwasser House landmark, an apartment house designed by artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, with the 'Terrassencafe im Hundertwasserhaus' is seen in Vienna, Austria, February 15, 2017 (Heinz-Peter Bader / Reuters). 
21 Feb 2017
Tired of tourists powering up batteries for hours, Vienna cafe owner Galina Pokorny has introduced a 1 euro ($1.06) fee for those who plug in their mobiles for too long. Grumpy waiter service is as traditional as apple strudel in Vienna,...

Paris to build protective glass walls at the Eiffel Tower

16 Feb 2017
Paris is planning to erect two glass walls near the base of the Eiffel Tower in an effort to keep the monument secure and looking good in photographs. The city has relied on protective metal fences positioned around the base of the tower...

Villagers glorify their children in China festival

'Hakka' children are arrayed in colourful ancient Chinese dress, with exaggerated make-up and elaborate head-dresses to honour the end of child sacrifice (Johannes Eisele / AFP).
16 Feb 2017
Looking like living dress-up dolls, elaborately costumed children are paraded through an eastern China village as firecrackers roar, commemorating the end of barbaric child sacrifices hundreds of years ago. It's an annual event in the...

Four Seasons Paris first hotel to boast Michelin stars for all restaurants

Four Seasons in Paris becomes first hotel in Europe to boast Michelin stars for all restaurants
L'Orangerie, chef David Bizet
11 Feb 2017
The Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris has become the first hotel in Europe to score Michelin stars for all three of its restaurants.    Le George and L’Orangerie each unlocked their first Michelin star in the latest...

CNN recommends Egypt among best 20 destinations not to be missed

These world-wandering experts have seen the world and here they share their favorite destinations, and why they think they are 'not to be missed'. CNN
07 Feb 2017
From pilots to travel photographers, train aficionados to tour guides, these world-wandering experts have seen the world.  Here they share their favorite destinations, and why they think they shouldn't be missed. Visit Egypt...