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  • Global landmarks to glow green for St. Patrick’s Day

    March 16, 2018 11:05 AM 7

    The Great Wall of China glowing green for St. Patrick's Day. — AFP picLAS VEGAS, March 16 — From Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi, and Rome to China, more than 250 landmarks and sites around the world will once again glow a shade of shamrock green for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Joining longtime participants like The Great Wall of China, the Colosseum in Rome and Niagara

  • Get Legoland’s Annual Pass for price of one-day ticket this school holidays

    March 16, 2018 7:32 AM 7

    In a statement today, the theme park said guests could own an Awesome Pass, which provides access to the theme park for one year, for RM199. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Due to popular demand, Legoland Malaysia Resort is offering the Annual Pass at the price of a one-day ticket offer this school holidays. In a statement today, it said at RM199, guests

  • Malindo Air launches Penang-Banda Aceh flight

    March 15, 2018 10:01 AM 11

    Malindo Air launches its Penang-Banda Aceh direct flights with promotional fares. — Picture courtesy Facebook/Malindi AirKUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Malindo Air today launched its Penang-Banda Aceh direct flights, with a promotional all-in-fare starting from RM189 for one-way travel, inclusive of a 15-kilogramme (kg) baggage allowance. In a statement today

  • Europe’s tourist hot spots look for ways to cope with the crowds

    March 10, 2018 12:18 AM 15

    A general view of Croatia’s Unesco protected medieval town of Dubrovnik August 28, 2012. — ReutersBERLIN, March 10 — Europe’s tourist hot spots are looking for new ways to cope with “overtourism,” where cities like Venice, Dubrovnik and Barcelona are struggling to manage huge crowds arriving daily on cheap flights and cruise ships. They are turning to smartphone

  • How to spend the summer getting paid to Instagram your European travels

    March 9, 2018 12:52 AM 18

    Busabout's contest pays winners to travel throughout Europe this summer. ― AFP picLONDON, March 9 ― Aspiring YouTube stars and Insta-happy influencers with no plans for the summer, there's a travel contest that will pay you to take a road trip throughout Europe and share photos and videos of your adventure with the world. Wannabe Casey Neistats of the world

  • Portugal leases empty monasteries, forts to boost tourism

    March 8, 2018 4:09 AM 20

    Picture shows the castle tower and surrounding walls of the medieval town of Obidos, central Portugal February 9, 2018. — AFP picELVAS (Portugal), March 8 — The star-shaped walls of the hilltop town of Elvas dominate the plains of Portugal’s southern Alentejo region near the border with Spain. But despite being declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 2012, Elvas

  • Toronto Pearson airport named best large airport in North America for customer service

    March 8, 2018 2:37 AM 18

    NEW YORK, March 8 — In a new list ranking the airports that offer the best travel experiences around the world, Toronto Pearson International Airport tops the list for North America, Rome Fiumicino leads for Europe, and Mumbai Airport leads hubs in Asia-Pacific. Airports Council International World announced the winners of its annual Airport Service

  • Geneva airport reopens after icy ‘beast from the east’

    March 1, 2018 8:07 AM 20

    ZURICH, March 1 ― The airport in the Swiss city of Geneva closed for several hours today due to bitterly cold weather that has hit many parts of Europe this week with snow and icy winds, causing travel chaos. The airport reopened at 1000 GMT for departures and will accept arrivals from 1200 GMT, the airport said in a statement on its mobile app, which

  • Batman-inspired thrill rides coming to Abu Dhabi’s Warner Bros World

    March 1, 2018 1:10 AM 30

    One of Warner Bros World’s attractions is the Batman: Knight Flight. ― AFP picABU DHABI, March 1 ― From a dark ride that simulates the flight of Batman himself, to a Riddler-themed spinning rollercoaster, new details have been released on the attractions that will open at Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi theme park this summer. When the hotly anticipated

  • Wow Air launches US$149 flights from new JFK hub to Europe

    February 28, 2018 12:21 PM 25

    The discount airline is offering one-way fares between either New York airport to Iceland for US$99, and reduced one-way fares to Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin and London for US$149 (RM585). — AFP picNEW YORK, Feb 28 — Iceland's ultra low-cost carrier Wow Air is doubling down on its presence in New York, announcing plans to fly out of John F. Kennedy International