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Take a trip down the Garden Route in South Africa this year Special

While it’s still summer right now in the northern hemisphere, it won't be long until things change, and South Africa goes from being rather chilly to very pleasantly hot and sunny. It’s time to start planning ahead for your Garden Route tour.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

German group to cancel Israel tours due to ongoing Gaza violence

Berlin - Germany's largest tour and travel group, TUI, said Thursday that it has canceled all tours through Israel, at least up and until the end of the month, due to the continuing eruption of violence in the area.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

World's most expensive taxis? — Not where you might think

Christchurch - Which metropolitan destination has the most expensive taxis in the world? London? Barcelona? Los Angeles? A taxi ride may cost a pretty-penny in these international hubs, but not one of them owns the top spot.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Three in four Brits admit to taking items from hotel rooms Special

Three quarters of all British holidaymakers have taken items from hotel rooms home with them, according to recent research by travel website Holiday Hypermarket.
Digital Journal Report by Sam Wright

Spotlight on Qaeda master bombmaker over flight security

Paris - As fears rise over warnings of new explosives able to slip by standard airport security checks, eyes are turning to southern Yemen and one man in particular: master Al-Qaeda bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri.
In the Media by Michel Moutot (AFP)

Study: Older Americans spend more on vacations

Americans tend to spend more on travel and vacation as they get older, according to a newly released study by Capital One Labs.
In the Media by Elizabeth Brown

Op-Ed: Travel San Francisco — Insider insights

San Francisco - For decades, San Francisco has been one of the premier travel destinations in the US. People from near and far flock to the city by the bay to experience one of America’s most affluent, breathtaking and eclectic metropolitan areas.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 4 comments

Turkmenistan hopes 'Door to Hell' will boost tourism

- Locals call it the Door to Hell, a giant burning pit that has spit out angry flames for more than 40 years, casting a yellow-orange glow into the evening sky.
In the Media by Igor Sasin (AFP)

7 million tourists visited Malaysia during Q1 this year

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board announced yesterday that the Asian country has welcomed over 7 million tourists during the first quarter of the year.
In the Media by James Walker

See London from a different angle Special

London - London is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. With its mix of ancient and modern, the vibrant capital has so much to offer but can be expensive. Here's a cheap way to see some of the best sights by air and water.
Digital Journal Report by Amanda Payne - 4 comments

Hong Kong officials seize ivory valued at $1 million

A group of smugglers tried to get a whopping 32 cases of luggage filled with ivory through Hong Kong customs. They were caught and lost $7.9 million HK in smuggled ivory, the equivalent of $1 million USD.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Sears could sell some or all of its stores in Canada

Hoffman Estates - Sears Holdings Corp is considering selling its controlling stake in Sears Canada, which could mean all of the department store operator's 400 Canadian locations are for sale.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Google Street View lets you time-travel into the past

As of today, Google has begun rolling out a new feature for Street View, the component of Google Earth and Google Maps that lets you view places as if you were actually there, that allows you to travel back in time and view the place in the past.
In the Media by James Walker - 3 comments

IATA wants crackdown on unruly flight passengers

Montreal - The International Air Transport Association urged governments Thursday to take stronger action against unruly passengers on commercial flights.
In the Media by AFP

Spain's eDreams Odigeo skids on market debut

Madrid - Spanish online travel group eDreams Odigeo's share price tumbled as it listed on the Madrid stock exchange Tuesday, a worrying sign for the richest new entry to the market in nearly three years.
In the Media by Katell Abiven (AFP)

Spain's eDreams Odigeo skids on market debut

Madrid - Spanish online travel group eDreams Odigeo's share price tumbled as it listed on the Madrid stock exchange Tuesday, a worrying sign for the richest new entry to the market in nearly three years.
In the Media by Katell Abiven (AFP)

Virgin America tops U.S. airline performance ranking

Washington - Virgin America, JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines emerged Monday as the best-performing U.S. air carriers in 2013, a year that generally saw improvements in air travel.
In the Media by AFP

Tourists from Asia-Pacific to become world's top spenders

Singapore - The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travellers.
In the Media by AFP

Five best places to live in the countryside

People are always on the hunt for the perfect place to live. For some, this may mean the concrete jungle of New York City or lively London.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Thieves steal from luggage in LAX theft ring

Los Angeles - It was reported Thursday that baggage handlers had stolen from bags, part of a months-long investigation into workers stealing items.
In the Media by Syra Sharif

Danish travel group promotes baby-making holidays

Copenhagen - A Danish travel company on Thursday claimed it could boost Denmark's dwindling birth rates by sending more couples to romantic cities like Paris, in an advertising campaign titled "Do it for Denmark!"In a two-minute video clip featuring abandoned playg...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Op-Ed: 4 great camping destinations in Arizona

Arizona offers the intrepid outdoors enthusiast high adventure in one of the most environmentally diverse places on the planet.
In the Media by Daniel Taibleson - 1 comment

Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

Berlin - Tourism companies are turning to travel bloggers as a route into the vast global market of social network users, industry insiders say.At Berlin's ITB tourism fair this week, bloggers and tourism professionals were brought together at a "speed dating" ...
In the Media by Marie Julien (AFP)

Water filter made from sapwood provides amazing low-tech solution

Run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip? Then simply break off a branch from a pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through the stick, according to a research team at MIT.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Will apps soon dominate the travel industry?

CareerCast.com called out travel agents in a piece titled When All Else Fails, Consider a Useless Job. The article states that "the travel agent is no longer necessary.” How true is that claim?
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 1 comment

Female pilot receives sexist note from passenger

A Canadian airline pilot reported that she recently received a shocking note that cited the Bible as a reason flying airplanes was “no place for a woman.”
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 2 comments

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

Trip Tips: And the winner is... Hollywood, home of the Oscars

When Hollywood was its own little town at the start of the 20th century, it banned movie theatres and liquor, except for medicinal purposes (wink, wink).
In the Media by Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters)

Survey: No free Wi-Fi biggest hotel guest complaint

One of the biggest complaints that hotel guests have is the lack of free Wi-Fi in their rooms. Guests believe that all hotels should offer free Internet connection and think it is more important that many other hotel amenities.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Asian carriers lift Singapore Airshow deals to new high

Singapore - Singapore Airshow organisers on Friday announced a record high of more than $32 billion in deals as Asian carriers ordered more aircraft to meet explosive demand for cheap, short-range travel.European manufacturer Airbus accounted for nearly half of th...
In the Media by Stefanus Ian (AFP)
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A lock on the Yonne
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Sunny with one of our searchlights.
Sunny with one of our searchlights.
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Saltaire. A Unesco World Heritage site. Built in the nineteenth century by Lockwood and Mawson for T...
Saltaire. A Unesco World Heritage site. Built in the nineteenth century by Lockwood and Mawson for Titus Salt.
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Puerta de Almocabar. Ronda, Spain
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Siakap merah goreng tradisi dihidang bersama sos liman kasturi, Daging kurma, Sayuran segar bersama herba masala and Ayam merah dimasak dengan jintan
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Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Castelnau de Montmiral  France
Castelnau de Montmiral, France
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A rally at Trafalgar Square. Demonstrators gather around Nelson s Column on a very cloudy day.
A rally at Trafalgar Square. Demonstrators gather around Nelson's Column on a very cloudy day.
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Ottawa s beautiful Rideau Canal was opened in 1832 in preparation for a possible war with the United...
Ottawa's beautiful Rideau Canal was opened in 1832 in preparation for a possible war with the United States and is still in use. It’s the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America. In 2007 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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St Jean Fort  Old Port  Marseille  France
St Jean Fort, Old Port, Marseille, France
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Travel blogger Dani Blanchette practices technique on Treetop's demo run under supervision of guide Jenna
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Whilst Titus Salt would not allow any pub in his village  a bar now sits on the main street  humorou...
Whilst Titus Salt would not allow any pub in his village, a bar now sits on the main street, humorously called: "Don't Tell Titus".
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Debating chamber - Scottish parliament
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Leshan City
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Joigny port
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Chicago: Millennium Park.
City of Chicago
Chicago: Millennium Park.
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The Mars Initiative
The Mars Initiative - artistic representation of human habitats on Mars.
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