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Southwest Airlines Updates ‘Act of God’ List to Include Equipment Breakdowns

American budget air carrier Southwest Airlines certainly knows how to stand out. The inexpensive carrier has spent the last twelve months giving its flight attendants rapping duties, shunning charges for bags and other … Continue reading “Southwest Airlines Updates ‘Act of God’ List to Include Equipment Breakdowns”


Cornwall’s Tourism-Dependent Businesses Report Weak Demand

It’s not just international travel businesses that are feeling the spending squeeze – some of Britain’s most well-known domestic holiday destinations are seeing just a trickle of visitors, many of whom are opting … Continue reading “Cornwall’s Tourism-Dependent Businesses Report Weak Demand”


Augmented Reality Travel Apps are a Gold Rush for Thieves

Lonely Planet’s new augmented reality travel guides are proving hit amongst Android users. Built to use the operating system’s advanced data mapping and navigation features, the applications lay out landmarks and other tourism-focused … Continue reading “Augmented Reality Travel Apps are a Gold Rush for Thieves”


With the World Cup Over, Tourists Continue to Visit South Africa

South Africa’s estimated £2.6 billion investment in infrastructure and media for the recent World Cup is paying off. While the games are over and the country’s stadiums significantly more empty (albeit less noisy) … Continue reading “With the World Cup Over, Tourists Continue to Visit South Africa”


London Home to the World’s Best Taxis, Poll Reveals

A new survey from Hotels.com has revealed that London’s taxis are the most friendly, comfortable, and safe in the world. The survey and complete report asked users to contribute their experiences in taxis … Continue reading “London Home to the World’s Best Taxis, Poll Reveals”


Unusual Accommodation: Renting One of Germany’s Restored Castles

As Europe’s third most visited country, Germany’s major centres certainly aren’t unfamiliar with the sound of rapid tourism. From Berlin’s massive shopping promenades to the historical buildings just hours south in Munich, the … Continue reading “Unusual Accommodation: Renting One of Germany’s Restored Castles”


Purpose-Driven Travel: Volunteer Holidays Popular With Graduates

The age-old postgraduate holiday is growing up. While extended holidays amongst recent graduates and former students have been popular for several decades, an increasing number of graduates have spent their time volunteering in … Continue reading “Purpose-Driven Travel: Volunteer Holidays Popular With Graduates”


US Automotive Groups Expect Record Labor Day Travel

With America’s Labor Day holiday fast approaching, tourism firms are predicting an increase in the number of families leaving their homes. While flight costs are down across the United States due to the … Continue reading “US Automotive Groups Expect Record Labor Day Travel”


New York City’s Picasso Exhibition Draws Crowds, Art Collectors

The recession once extended into the artistic world. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art had made a habit of recycling its older collections, reusing pieces of work, and piecing though its back catalogue … Continue reading “New York City’s Picasso Exhibition Draws Crowds, Art Collectors”


TripAdvisor: How One Website is Revolutionising the Niche Travel Industry

It’s the world’s biggest travel website, and it’s revolutionising the industry for both industry leaders and independent attractions. The website is, of course, TripAdvisor, one of the most prominent and influential community-driven websites … Continue reading “TripAdvisor: How One Website is Revolutionising the Niche Travel Industry”


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