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  • Emirates and Dubai lead World Travel Awards Middle East 2017

    October 30, 2017 3:32 PM 21

    Emirates has taken the title of the region’s leading airline. — Picture by Emirates via AFPDUBAI, Oct 30 — Winners of the World Travel Awards for the Middle East have been announced, with Emirates taking the title of the region’s leading airline and Dubai named the region’s leading tourist destination. The red-carpet event took place at the Armani Hotel

  • Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years

    October 30, 2017 12:05 AM 15

    State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines will launch its first flight to Baghdad in 27 years today. — AFP picRIYADH, Oct 30 — State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines will launch its first flight to Baghdad in 27 years today, state media said, amid a thaw in ties between the Arab neighbours. The airline, also known as Saudia, will depart from the Red Sea city of Jeddah

  • The Internet Is Certain Zac Efron's Lookalike Is in Stranger Things

    October 27, 2017 5:06 PM 17

    Looks like the internet has found a new lookalike for Baywatch golden boy Zac Efron, and it's none other than a new Stranger Things season two character. Watch out, Zac: Billy's coming for you. In the Netflix show, antagonist Billy — played by Australian actor and Power Rangers star Dacre Montgomery — sparked questions from viewers who couldn't get over his physical

  • Disneyland Resort plans biggest Pixar party in 2018

    October 27, 2017 3:44 PM 16

    Artist renderings of Pixar Fest, Disneyland 2018. ― AFP picFLORIDA, Oct 27 ― Disneyland Resort has announced plans to throw a Pixar party next spring that will bring some of cinema's most beloved animated characters from films like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Up to California. Billed as the biggest Pixar celebration for Disney Parks

  • Rome’s Trevi fountain runs red after man pours dye in water

    October 26, 2017 11:02 PM 15

    A still image taken from a video obtained from social media shows an official escorting away a man who poured dye into the Trevi Fountain in Rome October 26, 2017. ― Reuters picROME, Oct 27 ― The waters of Rome’s Trevi Fountain, one of Italy’s top tourist attractions, turned red yesterday after a man dumped dye into the main pool, a city official said. Police

  • TripAdvisor lists best value hotels for US travellers this autumn

    October 25, 2017 11:13 PM 15

    Hotel Hive tops TripAdvisor's picks for the best budget hotels in the US this autumn. — AFP picNEW YORK, Oct 26 — TripAdvisor has released a list of best value hotels in the US for travellers looking to make a trip during the shoulder season before Christmas. For its modern design elements, historic character and central location, Hotel Hive in Washington

  • Malaysia Airlines to add Blacklane to Enrich Frequent Flyer Programme

    October 25, 2017 8:14 AM 12

    Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich programme has added Blacklane, the global professional driver service as a partner for its members. — AFP file picKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Malaysia Airlines’ Frequent Flyer Programme, Enrich, has added the global professional driver service, Blacklane, as a partner for its three million members. In a joint statement today, Malaysia

  • CN Traveler’s best hotels in the world 2017 led by luxury Paris property

    October 25, 2017 3:05 AM 17

    La Réserve, Paris: Suite 504 Room — Picture courtesy of G. Gardette / La Réserve ParisPARIS, Ocr 25 — La Réserve Paris, a sumptuous, boutique hotel located steps off the mythical Champs-Elysées with views of the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower has been named the world’s best hotel 2017, by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. For the publication’s

  • WATCH: Golfer standing on another's shoulders pulls off impossible trick shot

    October 24, 2017 5:11 PM 9

    One golfer on another golfer's shoulders while hitting a drive off a juggled ball is insane Most of these golf trick shot videos lack a little bit of oomph. They're either too bland, or the trick has been tried before. Not this one, though. I've never seen one golfer standing on another golfer's shoulders with a driver in his hand ready to roll. And yet that's

  • Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

    October 23, 2017 11:43 AM 5

    Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy. The NFL announced Sunday night that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota. This will be Timberlake's third Super Bowl halftime performance, the most for any entertainer