CORRECTION: World's tallest roller coaster planned for Orlando
[Corrected: paragraph 7. A story published June 6 about the world's tallest roller coaster in Orlando provided incorrect information about the location of the Orlando Eye, an observation wheel which is also currently under construction.] Orlando is set to become home to the tallest roller coaster in the world, with plans to build a thrill ride equal to a 27-storey drop.
'Framily' vacations billed as way to save your marriage
Like glamping, staycations and voluntourism, the travel industry is seizing on another word mash-up to carve up a new market: “framily.” And to coincide with the UN-designed International Day of Friendship July 30, travel agency Thomas Cook has released the results of a new survey to promote the concept of girlfriend getaways and buddy vacations as a way of strengthening marriage.
London creates One Direction-themed travel itinerary
Taking your tween daughter to London this summer? Make her squeal with delight and take her on a One Direction-themed tour of the city, created by the city’s tourism board -- and perhaps fellow tween parents.
British royal childhood memories go on show
A special exhibition on childhood in the British royal family is to open at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, featuring well-loved toys spanning 250 years including a gadget-laden miniature James Bond supercar.
'Paddington' statues to promote London tourist attractions
Ahead of the premiere of the movie about the famous globe-trotting bear, who finds a home with a London family and sets out to explore his new hometown, a "Paddington Trail" will be set up in the British capital, inviting tourists to follow in the character's footsteps.
LA, New York, Dallas top US cities ranking for tourism and business
After examining everything from the number of Fortune 500 HQs in each city, the number of direct flights and rankings on review sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp for food and entertainment, a new report has named Los Angeles the top tourism and business destination in the US.
City of Angels tops list of best US destinations
Los Angeles has been named the best destination in the US, mostly for launching a major tourism offensive for Chinese visitors that includes training hotels, local businesses and attractions on how to cater to their Asian guests.
Today's urban beach getaway: Cape Town
They’re cities that pull double duty for sun-thirsty lovers of culture: Beach cities in destinations that offer surf and sand but also have compelling stories to tell. If you’re the type of restless vacationer looking for a destination that can reconcile world class entertainment with beach life, check out Cape Town, South Africa’s answer to St. Tropez.
Russian surge boosts Cyprus tourism
A surge of Russian tourists in June sparked an 11 percent increase in holiday arrivals to Cyprus compared with the same month last year, official data showed on Friday.