New platform adds soundscapes to Google Street View

New platform adds soundscapes to Google Street View
Google Street View may be good at capturing the sights of a place, but what about the sound? That’s where British hearing specialists have come in, creating an exploratory platform that adds another layer to the virtual travel experience, with audio clips to place armchair travelers firmly in their destination.

Melbourne, Australia is world's most liveable city: report

Melbourne, Australia is world's most liveable city: report
Australia and Canada dominate a newly released list of the world’s most liveable cities, with Melbourne taking the top spot for the fourth year in a row.

The top 10 most popular international cities for US travelers

The top 10 most popular international cities for US travelers
London has kept its stronghold as the most popular city for American travelers in the 2014 edition of Hotels.com’s list of top 50 international destinations.

Hold the phone: UK launches 'talking statues'

Hold the phone: UK launches 'talking statues'
Statues in the UK are getting chatty this week in a bid to engage new audiences in history and culture.

London is the most popular destination for US travelers: report

London is the most popular destination for US travelers: report
London, Paris, and Toronto have emerged as the most popular international destinations among US travelers, according to a new ranking by online booking site Hotels.com.

Jackie Chan enlisted to promote Indonesian tourism

Jackie Chan enlisted to promote Indonesian tourism
Indonesia has tapped action star Jackie Chan to serve as the country’s tourism ambassador in a bid to attract more Chinese travelers.

World's richest travelers express growing interest in New Zealand

World's richest travelers express growing interest in New Zealand
New Zealand, Chile, Indonesia and pretty much all of Central Europe are among the most popular emerging destinations for the world’s most affluent travelers, according to a newly released report by a luxury travel network.

When packing, Europeans agree over toothbrushes - shoes less so: study

When packing, Europeans agree over toothbrushes - shoes less so: study
What do Europeans put in their suitcases when packing for a last-minute weekend getaway? Lastminute.com recently sought to answer this question in a survey. Judging by the results, the answer seems to vary according to nationality.

Images of the week: Sydney, Nanjing, Budapest

Images of the week: Sydney, Nanjing, Budapest
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Thais are most addicted to their gadgets while on holiday: survey

Thais are most addicted to their gadgets while on holiday: survey
Asian tourists dominate a new list ranking the countries that are most addicted to their smartphones and tablets on holiday, with Thai, Korean and Japanese respondents expressing the highest amounts of separation anxiety at the prospect of traveling unplugged.

La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination
France welcomed 84.7 million foreign tourists in 2013 making it once again the most-visited country in the world, according to a study published Monday.

New video provides rare glimpse into hermit kingdom North Korea

New video provides rare glimpse into hermit kingdom North Korea
A new video has surfaced that provides a rare glimpse into the reclusive, hermit kingdom of North Korea, with the aim of showing a day in the ‘regular life’ of locals.

New video provides rare glimpse into hermet kingdom North Korea

New video provides rare glimpse into hermet kingdom North Korea
A new video has surfaced that provides a rare glimpse into the reclusive, hermit kingdom of North Korea, with the aim of showing a day in the ‘regular life’ of locals.

New video provides rare glimpse into hermetic kingdom of North Korea

New video provides rare glimpse into hermetic kingdom of North Korea
A new video has surfaced that provides a rare glimpse into the reclusive, hermit kingdom of North Korea, with the aim of showing a day in the ‘regular life’ of locals.

New 'Lord of the Rings' tour launches for book's 60th annivesary

New 'Lord of the Rings' tour launches for book's 60th annivesary
Hardcore fans of "The Lord of the Rings" are being courted in a new luxury travel package developed to mark the trilogy’s 60th anniversary and the upcoming release of the final cinematic installment of “The Hobbit.”

Quito, Ecuador nabs title of leading South American destination 2014

Quito, Ecuador nabs title of leading South American destination 2014
Travelers interested in exploring the best of South America should consider bypassing predictable destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and book a stay in Quito, Ecuador, which was named South America’s leading destination for the second year in a row at a major awards gala dubbed the Oscars of the travel world.

Stop love locks and take lovey dovey selfies instead: Paris

Stop love locks and take lovey dovey selfies instead: Paris
Attention lovestruck tourists in Paris: Instead of proclaiming your undying love for each other like everybody else and affixing a lock to a bridge, the city is asking you to just take a selfie instead.

New network helps globetrotting, room-swapping seniors

New network helps globetrotting, room-swapping seniors
Conventional wisdom would hold that a move into a retirement home means that a pensioner's days of adventure are over.

Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets

Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets
The "House on the Corner" was one of the most feared places in Latvia during Soviet times, but now people are flocking to the former KGB headquarters in the capital Riga, keen to uncover its dark secrets.

Images of the week: Los Angeles, Tokyo, Le Mans

Images of the week: Los Angeles, Tokyo, Le Mans
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