Travel

Travel agents share the strangest requests from holidaymakers

Singapore’s Changi Airport
28 May 2015
A list of some of the strangest requests made to travel agents reveals that some of us are a little more worldly than others. In a report from the American Society of Travel Agents, members were asked to divulge some of the strangest...
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Top 10 most affordable airports to fly into within Europe

Singapore’s Changi Airport
27 May 2015
The falling euro and strength of the US dollar in recent months has been driving more and more Americans to book trans-Atlantic trips to Europe. But a new ranking of the most affordable airports to fly into could help travelers stretch...
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Red Sea sees 142% hike in tourist inflow by sea

26 May 2015
Red Sea ports have seen a 142 percent increase in incoming tourists arriving to the region by sea compared to the previous year, the Transport Ministry has said.   Heshan Abu Senna, head of the Red Sea Ports Authority, said in a...
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Tourism chamber rejects ticket hikes for Aswan monuments

Abu Simbel temple, Aswan
23 May 2015
A recent decision by the Antiquities Ministry to raise the ticket prices for Egyptian visitors to historical sites in Aswan and Luxor has drawn opposition from tourism workers in the provinces.   Workers said the decision, which the...
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Zombies invade Tokyo park for lurch of the living dead

 Participants take part in a 'zombie walk' at a park in Tokyo on May 16, 2015
 
 
 
16 May 2015
The living dead stalked Tokyo on Saturday as some 100 zombie fans lurched around a city park for an annual gathering in grisly makeup.   Assorted representatives of the undead staggered their mindless way through Yoyogi Park covered...
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Top 10 best airports for sleeping

Singapore’s Changi Airport
15 May 2015
If your flight itinerary involves a long airport layover, a new guide has been released that sheds light on the best airports for whiling away your connection time, either with a bit of shut-eye or retail therapy. According to The Guide...
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See and live history in Lebanon

07 May 2015
Some travelers want to see history, others want to live it. In Lebanon, a slice of land between the Mediterranean and war-ravaged Syria, you can do a lot of both. At the Roman ruins of Baalbek, some of the best preserved in the world, you...
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Italy's Matera is a 9,000-year trip back in time

A general view of Matera's Sassi limestone cave dwellings in southern Italy April 30, 2015. 
 
01 May 2015
Italy is teeming with places that make you feel like you are on a movie set -- the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the Amalfi coast near Naples and Venice's lagoons come to mind. But there is one place in particular that for filmmakers and...
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Pyramid arena in Memphis reopens as 'megastore'

The iconic Memphis pyramid is shown in downtown Memphis, Tennessee April 29, 2015.
01 May 2015
The Memphis Pyramid, a former sports and concert arena and Mississippi River landmark which has sat largely idle for 11 years, has reopened this week as a retail and entertainment complex which the city hopes will be a major tourist...
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LUXE City Guides - Windy Chicago beckons

A general view of the city skyline in Chicago, March 23, 2014.
 
30 Apr 2015
Ask any Midwesterner, and they will tell you to hurriedly pack your bags – the season to visit Chicago is nigh.  The Windy City, notorious for its bone-chilling winters and months-long deep freeze, blossoms in the late spring to...
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