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  • Calls to ban horse-drawn carriages grow louder following incidents in Montreal, New York

    May 25, 2017 12:09 AM 4

    A driver and horse await customers on 59th St adjacent to Central Park in the Manhattan borough in New York, February 4, 2016. — Reuters picPARIS, May 25 — A series of incidents involving spooked and overworked animals working horse-drawn carriages is renewing calls to ban the tourist practice in cities like Montreal and New York. In the first of two back-to-back

  • Google creates VR voyage to Italy (VIDEO)

    May 20, 2017 3:15 AM 12

    Art lovers and Italophiles can explore Italy without leaving home using Google’s VR Cardboard, a platform that creates immersive experiences through a simple, foldable and affordable, cardboard viewer. The Grand Tour of Italy was a voyage undertaken by wealthy young, adventure-seeking men and women who were dispatched by their upper-class families to explore

  • After 10-year gap, Thai lotuses bloom again

    May 19, 2017 6:29 AM 10

    A tourist takes a photograph of lotus flowers while riding in a canoe through a lake in the Khao Sam Roi Yot national park in southern Thailand, May 5, 2017. — AFP picBANGKOK, May 19 — For the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret — the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses. The sea of colour in Khao Sam Roi Yot national

  • AirAsia flies to Sihanoukville from August 9

    May 16, 2017 11:17 AM 15

    Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, poses in front of an AirAsia Airbus A320 in Manila May 23, 2014. AirAsia will be flying directly to Sihanoukville in Cambodia starting August. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — AirAsia Bhd will fly directly to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, four times weekly from Kuala Lumpur, beginning August 9 this year. It is AirAsia’s

  • Lonely Planet creates ‘global’ beer for avid travellers

    May 14, 2017 1:39 AM 10

    Afro Caribbean Brewing Company featured in Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour. — Pictures by Lonely PlanetNEW YORK, May 14 — Lonely Planet has created a beer for thirsty globetrotters made with ingredients from around the world to promote its latest travel guide highlighting the best breweries around the world. Called Travel Notes, the IPA (India Pale Ale) was made in partnership

  • Disney Cruise Line launches new cruise itineraries to Quebec City and Bermuda

    May 12, 2017 2:05 PM 12

    Disney has revealed details on inaugural sailings from New York to Quebec City and Bermuda. — Handout via AFPMIAMI, May 12 — Disney Cruise Line will be sailing into the fairy-tale city of Quebec City beginning next autumn, in a new itinerary that will lift anchor from New York. Along with the Port of Quebec, the sailings will stop at other Quebec locations

  • Bartlett woman cited following fatal crash investigation: police

    May 10, 2017 10:58 PM 3

    A woman has been cited in connection with a fatal crash last month at the intersection of Route 59 and West Bartlett Road in Bartlett, according to a news release from the Bartlett Police Department. Following an investigation, police cited Angelika E. Rol Vel Rul, 27, of Bartlett, for failure to yield turning left, police said. According to police

  • Disneyland leads new list of most Instagrammed travel destinations

    May 10, 2017 10:46 PM 9

    California's Disneyland easily tops TravelBird's list of the most Instagrammed places around the world. — Courtesy of Instagram, Disneyland via AFPSAN FRANCISCO, May 11 — The happiest place on earth is also the most Instagram-worthy, according to a new index that claims to rank the most Instagrammed tourist destinations around the world. Not only does Disneyland

  • Nicola Adams: Double Olympic champion to face Mexican in Leeds over longer rounds

    May 9, 2017 11:01 AM 9

    Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams will face Mexico's Maryan Salazar in Leeds on Saturday night. It will be 34-year-old Adams' second professional fight and the first in her home city in 20 years. The fight will mark the first time Adams has fought over four three-minute rounds, rather than the conventional two-minute rounds in women's bouts

  • Airbnb unveils new search function for business travellers

    May 2, 2017 8:29 AM 5

    Airbnb said at present, there were more than 150,000 business-travel-ready listings globally. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, May 2 ― Online marketplace and hospitality service, Airbnb, has launched a business travel ready (BTR) filter/search function, making it easier and faster for business travellers to find and book the perfect Airbnb for work. “Now, business