Sometimes, travel is not about the far-flung and the remote horizon, but the familiar destination and the firm favourite. One of those times is surely this time of year, when the days are short, the temperatures are dropping, and all you want is a little winter sunshine.
Just an hour along the Ligurian coast from the original tourist honey trap, Sian Meades-Williams discovers in the Bay of Poets a less-crowded destination with just as much charm
The French don’t call British skiers “Le Rosbif” for nothing. When it comes to ski holidays, just like our roast dinners, we know what we like. For a long time, that has involved choosing the same ski resorts year in and year out. But after a wallet-squeezing couple of years, increasingly unpredictable snow conditions and a desire to avoid long lift queues, skiers are looking for alternative resorts away from the tried-and-tested favourites.
Last summer, I visited Birch Selsdon, a just-opened hotel and members’ club in a revamped De Vere property at the edge of London, where Croydon peters out into Surrey. In its restaurant, extended families ate breakfast bathed in the sunlight that flooded through its large picture windows.
Viking has come a long way since it began sailing on the waterways of Russia in 1997. Today the adults-only Norwegian-owned line operates ships of varying sizes on rivers, lakes and oceans around the world and owns the largest fleet of river ships in Europe. Nordic-inspired décor and serene, light-filled spaces are a hallmark of Viking ships and have given it one of the strongest brand identities in the business.
A HISTORIC Scottish harbour is to “undergo temporary repairs” after it was previously forced to close due to “significant” storm damage.
A NUMBER of cafés, pubs, restaurants and takeaways across Dorset have been handed new food hygiene ratings recently.
Enchanting cities, captivating coastline and beautiful countryside – see it all on one trip with Europe’s most convenient travel ticket
Advocates for rail travel hope the revived connection will help people to experience ‘the joy of the journey’
I brought my teenage son to Universal Orlando's Grinchmas celebration and splurged on VIP tours to secure a meet-and-greet with the Grinch.
From resorts and restaurants to beaches and beach bars, where are your favorite spots in the Caribbean?
Environmental activists from the group Extinction Rebellion poured dye into Venice's Grand Canal and several Italian rivers Saturday in protest against the "failure" of ongoing international climate talks to deliver results.Extinction Rebellion Italy said on X, formerly Twitter, that it had sprayed a "harmless" fluorescein dye in the Venice waters.
The British Christmas, and its attributes, are terrific. They need embracing with gusto: baubles, high-res knitwear, unexpected cousins, trees, children, carols, Baileys at 10am, turkey for ever after, mince pies and an essential rendezvous with the monarch. I won’t hear a word against it. That said, I have – after decades of living among them – also grown to appreciate the way the French approach Yuletide.
In travel news this week: The Paris Métro is getting a huge new network, why the Channel Tunnel’s train service has a big problem, plus our picks of the world’s most gorgeous coastlines.
High winds forces Hay Christmas market to be cancelled
Here’s a sandy selection of some of the best shores across Oz, from famed white swathes to kangaroo bays
A Gatwick Airport spokesperson said one flight was cancelled and two were diverted from Gatwick.
A walk south of Pateley Bridge, in North Yorkshire, where the River Nidd winds its way past some attractive villages, many steeped in their industrial past.
PARIS (Reuters) -LVMH signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the parent company of its cruise retail business to a group of investors led by Florida property developer Jim Gissy, but will remain an "important minority shareholder" in the new entity, the luxury group said on Friday. "The new investors are strategic partners in the vacation retail space with a culture of innovation and a growth mindset," LVMH said in a statement. The deal to sell the majority stake in Cruise Line Holdings Co, the parent company of the Starboard & Onboard Cruise Services businesses, is expected to be concluded in the coming days.
A gondola crashed in Venice. Bodily fluids on budget flights. Heritage sites destroyed. Fully released from pandemic restrictions, the world travelled en masse this year, and did so with fervour. Most destinations reported visitor numbers on a par with 2019 levels; the Middle East surpassed pre-pandemic numbers by 20 per cent. And yet this excitement for travel was not met with the deference one might expect.