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Dubai Queen to Queen

A little adventure to warm the bones after a winter in the UK We fly to Dubai tomorrow to stay on the recently refurbished Queen Elizabeth 2 now a hotel. She was the first ship we ever cruised on and so we have fond memories of her in 201
Tags: Travel, UK, Dubai, Elizabeth


Cleanest airlines in the world

Skytrax, a UK-based aviation industry reviewer, asked passengers to rate the standard and quality of aircraft cabins, and the results are in. Based on the results of Skytrax’s global survey, the world’s cleanest airlines have been revealed, and the list is overwhelmingly lopsided. Not a single US– or UK-based carrier made the list. Instead, it was dominated largely by airlines from Asia. Japan’s All Nippon Airways claimed the list’s number one spot, with Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Ca...
Tags: Travel, UK, US, Emirates, Japan Airlines, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Skytrax, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Air France, All, Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Qatar Airways, Finnair


Former churches turned into bars

Historic churches are already some of the most gorgeous structures in the world. Recently, a select few have been turned into something even more beautiful — bars. Don’t worry, it’s not sacrilegious. These churches have been deconsecrated, so they’re simply regular buildings with stunning architectural designs at this point. The conversion is a win-win for both the churches and the bars. Official estimates list the number of church closures at around 4,000 a year, and new tenets are keeping ...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Church, US, New Orleans, Dublin, Denver, Pittsburgh, All, Gulf, Cincinnati, Taft, DUBLIN Ireland, Cincinnati Ohio, Nellie


England might not have enough water

No one thinks of England as a country that needs more water, but it may soon find itself parched for it. Sir James Bevan, the chief executive of the Environment Agency, told The Guardian that demand for water is quickly surpassing the country’s diminishing supply due to climate change. “Around 25 years from now,” he said, “where those [demand and supply] lines cross is known by some as the ‘jaws of death’ — the point at which we will not have enough water to supply our needs, unless we take a...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Water, Environment Agency, All, James Bevan, Bevan, Bevans


#Dubai property developer Damac on hunt for land in Saudi Arabia

Dubai property developer Damac on hunt for land in Saudi Arabia:The Dubai-listed developer Damac says it is scouting for additional plots of land in Saudi Arabia, both in established cities and the Kingdom’s emerging giga-projects such as Neom.Hussain Sajwani, chairman of Damac Properties, also said the company would look to invest up to £500 million ($660 million) on a second development in the UK, and that it is on track to deliver a record 7,000 or more units this year.Amid a slowing property...
Tags: Travel, UK, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Dubai, DAMAC Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac, Neom Hussain Sajwani, Dubai Damac


Word of the week: Invasion

On March 15, a gunman killed at least 50 people and injured another 50 as they gathered in two Christchurch mosques. Minutes before the attacks, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had been emailed a 74-page document, variously called a “manifesto” and a “screed,” purported to have been written by the gunman. In it, the man – a 28-year-old Australian living in New Zealand – denounced immigrants as “invaders.” Hours later, Donald Trump held a ceremony at the White House to mark the firs...
Tags: Travel, Google, UK, Australia, Mexico, White House, US, Sports, United States, Current Affairs, Liverpool, Newcastle, Linguistics, New Zealand, Philip Kaufman, Contests


Share a tip on your UK highlight for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Tell us about your special place in the UK – somewhere that encapsulates the nation in some wayOur 30 March issue will be a special supplement celebrating the UK, with writers describing what they love about a place, and what it means to them. To accompany the article we are asking readers to do the same, by sending us a tip on their favourite UK sight or site. The best will appear on our readers’ tips page.It could be anything from Stonehenge to Edinburgh Castle; a small museum or gallery; a fa...
Tags: Travel, UK, Edinburgh Castle


Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla


Ryanair adds extra Alicante flightsRyanair adds extra Alicante flights

Summer schedules increased at a number of UK airports
Tags: Travel, UK, Ryanair, Alicante


It’s 2019! – These are the Upcoming Destinations & Travel Trends

The travel landscape is changing dramatically each year. Having moved online, there are seemingly unlimited endless to make travel easier and more accessible all over the world. Ideas such as Airbnb, Uber, Get Your Guide and even Instagram have bridged information and communication gaps, reaching global audiences. Old-school travel methods such as travel agents replaced by more interactive platforms, giving travelers greater power of choice, as well as the ability to make live inquiries and b...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, UK, Instagram, Nigeria, Africa, Spain, South Africa, Ryanair, Cape Town, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kalahari Desert, Lagos, Durban, Mpumalanga


Portsmouth History: Taking Advantage of It as a Traveler

Whenever tourism is spoken about in the UK, particularly from overseas visitors, few would disagree that London is the first name that comes to mind. In fact, scrap that, it’s usually the only name. This perhaps does a disservice to the rest of the country. As today’s title might have already given away, we’re now going to talk about Portsmouth and how this can be more than a viable alternative to the UK capital. Portsmouth isn’t just great for the hotels, which are of much better value than Lon...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, UK, London, Charles Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, Portsmouth, Nelson, Henry Viii, Dickens, Mary Rose Museum This, Portsmouth City Museum


Boeing to update control software

Five months after the crash of Lion Air Flight 610, and less than a week since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 — both involving Boeing 737 Max 8s — Boeing has announced that the plane model will receive updated flight-control software. This is an effort not only to prevent future incidents, but also to reassure the international community that its planes are safe to fly. Several airlines have grounded their 737 Max 8 planes and several countries, including the entire EU and UK, hav...
Tags: Travel, UK, Eu, Airplanes, Boeing, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS Boeing


Boeing asks all 737 Max 8s grounded

Shortly after the US became nearly the last country in the world to ground its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, Boeing itself issued a statement saying it would tell the FAA to ground its entire fleet. Dennis Muilenburg, president of Boeing, said in the statement, “We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes; and it always will be. We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the acc...
Tags: Travel, UK, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, United States, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Cruz, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Dennis Muilenburg


United States won’t ground Boeing

Although many airlines and countries, including the whole of the EU and the UK, have reacted to the Ethiopian Airlines crash by grounding Boeing 737 Max 8s or banning them from their airspaces, the US is keeping the aircraft model in the air. Several senators, from both the Republican and the Democratic parties, however, have called for these planes to cease operations until a thorough investigation determines the plane model is safe. Ted Cruz, chairman of a subcommittee on aviation and space...
Tags: Travel, UK, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, Bbc, United States, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Cruz, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Association of Flight Attendants CWA


Woman on a 20,000-mile trek

Karen Penny had better have packed a decent pair of boots and a reserve of blister-protection bandages, because she is on a four-year, 20,000-mile trek around the coastline of the UK and Ireland. The 53-year-old is traveling pretty light, with just a small tent and a 37-pound backpack containing the bare essentials. Penny, who walked from John o’ Groats in northern Scotland to Land’s End in southern England last year, believes she will be the first woman to complete the continuous coastline ...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Bbc, BBC News, Karen, Ireland, Swansea, John, All, Female Travel, Female Travelers, Facebook Instagram, County Kerry Ireland


E-passport changes will cause longer queues for Britons, leak reveals

Allowing citizens from more countries to use e-gates will affect post-Brexit UK bordersBritish citizens using biometric passports to travel this summer will be confronted by longer queues than before at UK borders, despite promises from Brexiters that leaving the EU will make travel easier for Britons.A Home Office analysis seen by the Guardian has concluded that changes announced by Philip Hammond on Wednesday, which allow citizens from seven other countries including the US to use e-passports ...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, US, Eu, UK News, Britain, Guardian, Philip Hammond, Brexit UK


Share your highlights of Morocco for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Cities, deserts, coast or mountains … tell us about your favourite place or experience in MoroccoThough only a short flight away, Morocco feels like a long way from Europe, with cities, culture and landscapes that are fascinatingly exotic. We’d love to hear about your highlights of independent travel in Morocco, whether you’ve enjoyed cosmopolitan Casablanca, beautiful Fez, the breezy Atlantic coast or one of the country’s four mountain ranges.Tell us about your discoveries, including details of...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Atlantic, Morocco


UK Millennials Will Take And Spend More On Leisure Trips During 2019 In Spite Of Brexit

New research study Portrait of UK Travellers™ shows that Millennials will drive overall tourism growth for 2019 and have the most positive outlook on Brexit's impact on travel.
Tags: Travel, UK, UK Travellers


Travel News: March 13, 2019

Six Senes Bhutan Opens in Land of The Thunder Dragon Travel Pulse Located in the colorful Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan famous for its Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy, Six Senses Bhutan celebrates its highly-anticipated arrival with the opening of its first three lodges in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. The lodges seamlessly combine the brand’s commitment to wellness, sustainability and out-of-the-ordinary experiences with the country’s rich culture, warm hospitality, and spirituality.   Di...
Tags: Travel, UK, China, Disney, Britain, Marriott, Airlines, Boeing, Bahamas, Bhutan, News And Deals, Janusz Kaminski, Eleuthera, UK Civil Aviation Authority, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Disney Cruise Line


Three killed in Ben Nevis avalanche

Today, three climbers have died in an avalanche on Scotland’s Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK at 4,413 feet above sea level. Volunteers of the Lochaber and Glencoe mountain rescue teams, a coastguard helicopter, air ambulance, three road ambulances, and a trauma team were sent to the area known as Number 5 Gully. Two climbers were found dead at the scene and two were airlifted to the hospital; one of them passed away. On Monday, the Scottish Avalanche Information Service announced ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Scotland, Avalanche, West Yorkshire, All, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Nicola Sturgeon Scotland, Avalanche Deaths, BBC News More, Ben Nevis Deaths, Scottish Avalanche Information Service, Mountain Rescue and Coastguard


Best live music venues in Belfast

Fiddled trad tunes hang in the air across Belfast, but the city is actually home to great clubs hosting everything indie folk to old-school London punk bands. Most are concentrated in the highly walkable, central part of town — known as the Cathedral Quarter — so you can step dance, grind, and mosh your way satisfaction even if you only have a day or two. There’s also a strong population of college students, meaning you’re likely to find something going on every night of the week across town....
Tags: Travel, Google, UK, London, Queens, Northern Ireland, Belfast, States, Empire, Oasis, All, Emerald Isle, Robinson, Bedford, Falls Road, Shankill Road


Road tripping the Scottish Highlands

Few adventures are as memorable as exploring the northern reaches of Scotland by road. You’ve learned to drive on the left-hand side (or coerced a British friend into driving), secured a car, and you’re ready to begin your road trip through the Scottish Highlands. There’s only one problem: the Highlands are huge. With so many ancient towns, castle ruins, and imposing mountains scattered throughout this vast landscape, it can be tough to know where to start, or how to plan the most scenic rout...
Tags: Travel, UK, Scotland, Aberdeen, Monty Python, Glasgow, Royal Family, Edinburgh, Botanic Gardens, Road Trip, Highlands, Scottish Highlands, Skye, All, Loch Ness, Shetland Islands


Flight disruption as Storm Gareth bears down on UK

Passengers advised to contact their airlines
Tags: Travel, UK, Gareth


10 Things to do in Cheltenham in just one day

Cheltenham is well known for horse racing during the Cheltenham Festival, but how many people know of Cheltenham as a spa town, a festival town or as Regency Cheltenham with some of the best preserved Georgian architecture in England? I visited the town in a day trip from Bristol and discovered an unexpected side of Cheltenham, with street art, great shopping and stylish boutique hotels that make the perfect base for a weekend in Cheltenham or as a gateway to exploring the Cotswolds. Here a...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Featured, Shopping, Activities, Culture, Things To Do, Cycling, Art and design, Museums, United Kingdom, Bristol, Sightseeing, Street Art, Cheltenham


More airlines ground 737 Max 8s; UK death toll risesMore airlines ground 737 Max 8s; UK death toll rises

At least nine British passengers were on Ethiopian Airlines flight
Tags: Travel, UK, Ethiopian Airlines


More countries ban 737 Max 8s; UK death toll risesMore countries ban 737 Max 8s; UK death toll rises

At least nine British passengers were on Ethiopian Airlines flight
Tags: Travel, UK, Ethiopian Airlines


How to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program for free

Last week when I was helping my friend sign-up to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program I realised something that I had totally forgotten: they charge a joining fee. Forget paying that fee, there are numerous ways to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free in 2019. That’s right zero, nada, zilch. Why join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program? Here are just three reasons I recommend you sign-up: Collect Qantas Points: you have to join to collect these babies, and there are some great re...
Tags: Travel, UK, Australia, Saving, US, Samsung, Qatar, Flying, Avis, Antarctica, Qantas, Airlines, Travel Tips, Deliveroo, Ana, Destinations


10 of the best beaches in the UK

In a hot summer, there’s no better place than a UK beach – but even in more typical weather these shores offer walks and wildlife, picnics and rockpoolsA network of paths and boardwalks crisscrosses this 6,000-year-old dune system leading on to expansive sand flats and the shingle beach. The unusually high dunes are nearly four miles long and lie across the head of Dundrum Bay, with views of the Mourne mountains in the near distance. There is plenty of room here to hunker down among the marram g...
Tags: Travel, UK, Family Holidays, Top 10s, Beach Holidays, Summer Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Strangford Lough, Dundrum Bay


Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the modern world, from Marie Curie's discoveries about radiation, to Grace Hopper's groundbreaking work on computer programming, and Barbara McClintock's pioneering approach to genetics.But too often their stories aren't just about the difficulties they faced in cracking some of the toughest probl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Women, Eu, Unesco, Engineering, Innovation, New Zealand, Argentina, Denmark


40 of the best beaches in Europe

Travel writers pick their favourite beaches to swim, surf, party, eat and just hang out from the Atlantic to the Aegean, from the UK to Turkey Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Turkey, Atlantic, Beach Holidays, Summer Holidays, Spain Holidays, Portugal Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Italy Holidays, Greece Holidays, Turkey Holidays, Croatia Holidays, Aegean



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