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Toronto Union-Pearson Express service to start June 6

Starting June 6 of this year, travelers wanting to get from downtown Toronto to Pearson Airport can do so via the Union Pearson Express.

Ni’ihau — The island paradise that's 'off limits' to visitors

Ni'ihau is the smallest of Hawaii's inhabited islands, and one of the most mysterious. This is because it is called "The forbidden Island." No, there are no ghosts or dangerous volcanoes there. It is just privately owned.

Op-Ed: Squeezing more people onto planes not a good idea

A frequent flyer I am not. Nor do I weigh 100 kgs (plus). I should probably shut my face up for the plans to squeeze (and add) seats on most of airlines. The United Airlines plan to introduce this suicidal idea sparked my outrage because I can calculate.

Seattle airport worker sleeps in cargo hold, plane takes off

While on the job an employee at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle thought he would catch a few extra zzz's on Monday. Where though? Best to grab a spot far from the madding — or traveling — crowd. He picked the wrong spot.

Climbing the medieval clock tower of St. Albans Special

The market city of St Albans, located in Hertfordshire, England, has a fifteenth century clock tower. The tower is occasionally open for visitors and this spring Digital journal paid a visit.

The creepy Gothic town where the legend of Dracula was born Special

Bram Stoker sat on a park bench in 1890 on the West Cliff, trying to decide if this sleepy seaside town was good enough for a family holiday. But he soon discovered the inspiration for the legendary Dracula horror novels was more fitting.

Photo essay: Touring London's historic Savoy Hotel Special

The Savoy is a 125 year-old hotel at the heart of the theater district in London, and the birthplace of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operettas. Recently refurbished, the hotel is an Art Deco wonder.

FAA upgrades India's aviation safety rating

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has upgraded Indian aviation's safety category to Category 1, a year after it was cut to Category 2.

Anti-austerity strike closes Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was forced to close to visitors on Thursday due to a strike by unions opposed to what they see as the "austerity" policies of the French government.

Op-Ed: Buenos Aires survival guide Special

Buenos Aires is a gem of its own that I always wanted to visit. Hailed as the cultural capital city of South America, it is like a magnet for different kinds of visitors, from business people to average tourists. Here are few tips how to survive it.

The armchair traveler — The hanging coffins of the Igorot people

A 12 to 15 hour bus ride north of Manila will take a visitor to Sagada, a city of about 11,300 people in the Philippines. Besides its many natural wonders, visitors can enjoy a tour to the famous hanging coffins of the Igorot.

What it's like to enjoy afternoon tea at London's Savoy Special

Afternoon tea in London is always a pleasurable experience, whiling away time with good conversation, strong tea and an array of delicacies to munch on. Every venue is different, and one of the most interesting is the Savoy Hotel.

1 in 3 British holidaygoers prefers home comforts to culture

Over a third of British holiday-goers would rather be surrounded by home comforts than experience the local culture of overseas destinations, suggests a recent survey.

Air Canada plane crash-lands at Halifax airport

An Air Canada plane has made a crash landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport just after midnight, injuring 25 people. Flight 624 took off from Toronto at 9.05 pm with 133 passengers and 5 crew members on board.

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

The Trans-Eurasian Beltway could become a reality

The possibility that we could travel overland from New York to Moscow could become a reality, if the head of government-owned Russian Railways has anything to say. The 20,000 km (12,427 miles) superhighway would cost trillions of dollars.

Beachy Head — Great place to visit, but don't hang over the cliff

Local residents are often taken aback at the audacity of tourists who completely ignore the signs warning of the dangers of getting too close to the edges of the 513-foot white chalk cliffs. People have been known to go over the edge.

Uber drivers assaulted in Belgium

Uber drivers in Belgium were assaulted by fake clients this weekend, including by at least one cabbie angered by the lower cost rival, Belgian police said on Monday.

Dubrovnik to New York direct flights, hints U.S. Ambassador

As Croatia looks further afield to expand tourism, the American Ambassador hints at a direct connection from New York to Dubrovnik.

Indonesia to end search for Flight 8501 victims on Sunday

Search and rescue officials in Indonesia plan to call off the search for victims of an AirAsia plane that crashed over the Java Sea in December even though the bodies of 56 of the plane’s 162 passengers were never found.

World's most dangerous walkway — El Caminito del Rey to reopen

El Caminito del Rey (the King's little pathway) in Malaga province, Spain is set to reopen after being closed for the past 14 years over safety fears. Known as the most dangerous walkway in the world, it was closed after five people lost their lives.

Seaplanes to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Lastovo, as ECA looks south

The Croatian travel revolution continues, as a European Coastal Airlines seaplanes lands in Dubrovnik, as well as the islands of Lastovo and Korcula.

Conservationists call for closing Stonehenge to prevent damage

Conservationists have called for the closing of Stonehenge, the popular tourist attraction and monument that is several thousand years old, on the Summer and Winter solstice due to the damage caused by visitors on these days.

Get your kicks on Bicycle Route 66

Most know the history behind the iconic Route 66 highway that runs across the USA. Now Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the “Main Street of America” — this time with travelling cyclists

Week-long yoga festival in Rishikesh, India coming to an end

More than 1,000 participants from around the world descended on the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, India, to celebrate the week-long International Yoga Festival.

A late winter wander through a Hertfordshire village Special

Stanstead Abbotts is a small village located in the English county of Hertfordshire. The village typifies the region, with a picturesque river, old pubs, and interesting shops.

World Bank team to fund redevelopment of Buddhist site Sarnath

Sarnath in India, the site of Gautama the Buddha's first sermon, is set to receive a large sum of funds from the World Bank to finance redevelopment.

Hawaii tourism authority reveals record numbers

When you think about Hawaii your mind shifts to warm beaches, beautiful weather, ancient volcanoes, and unique culture. It’s the combination of these things that keeps tourists returning each year.

Sinj Alka, a UNESCO tradition turning 300 in Dalmatia, Croatia Special

One of Croatia's most important cultural events turns 300 this year. An interview with Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic.

Croatia Flights: Qatar expands, Toronto to Zagreb, China to Zadar

The Croatian travel revolution continues with Qatar Airways strengthening their Zagreb route, as Toronto and Chongqing are set to connect directly to Croatia.