TripAdvisor reaches 100 millionth download

TripAdvisor reaches 100 millionth download
TripAdvisor has snatched claims to being the most popular mobile travel app after having reached its 100 millionth download.

T. rex settles into new home in US capital

T. rex settles into new home in US capital
One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found moved into its new home in Washington on Tuesday.

Greek tourism arrivals up 15.5 pct in 2013: official data

Greek tourism arrivals up 15.5 pct in 2013: official data
Tourist arrivals in Greece increased by 15.5 percent in 2013, the state statistics agency said Monday, a year when the country stabilised its shaky economy and avoided a messy exit from the euro.

How to travel Australia like the royal couple

How to travel Australia like the royal couple
A luxury retail website has created a travel package inspired by the royal itinerary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they continue along their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand with Prince George.

Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists
As the sun sets, the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain.

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.

Couples who suffered honeymoon disasters offered free do-over

Couples who suffered honeymoon disasters offered free do-over
Cathay Pacific Airways and boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith are offering couples who were rained-out on their Caribbean honeymoon or never took one at all a luxury ‘honeymoon makeover’ package to Bali.

Six Flags to open theme park in Dubai

Six Flags to open theme park in Dubai
The world’s largest regional theme park company has announced plans to build a Six Flags-branded park in Dubai -- its first in the Middle East.

How technology will change the way we travel in 2024

How technology will change the way we travel in 2024
In 10 years, travelers will be able to test out the waters of the Great Barrier Reef or the Dead Sea using virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift before booking their trip. Language barriers will break down thanks to wearable technology like smart contact lenses, which will be able to provide immediate translations, while a virtual travel companion akin to Siri will take the stress out of holiday planning.

New-look Paris Zoo rethinks 'humanimal' relationship

New-look Paris Zoo rethinks 'humanimal' relationship
Paris Zoo reopens its gates on Saturday after a six-year revamp to shed its image as a traditional city zoo and change how humans see wild animals.

Stockholm unveils plans for Nobel Prize home

Stockholm unveils plans for Nobel Prize home
The Nobel Foundation unveiled Wednesday the winning design for a building that will give the world's most prestigious prize a home for the first time in its 100-plus-year history.

Lonely Planet's picks for top road trips in the US 2014

Lonely Planet's picks for top road trips in the US 2014
Travel experts at Lonely Planet have come up with a list of some of the top road trips across the US that go beyond the classic Route 66, with destinations like “the most surprising beach getaway” in the US and a spot that crosses four states at once.

Universal brings 'Minion Mayhem' to Hollywood theme park

Universal brings 'Minion Mayhem' to Hollywood theme park
Riding high on the global success of "Despicable Me," the films' makers have teamed up with theme park engineers to produce a tourist ride designed to immerse visitors in "Minion Mayhem."

Muscovites, architects fight to save Moscow's 'Eiffel Tower'

Muscovites, architects fight to save Moscow's 'Eiffel Tower'
Thousands of Muscovites and several top international architects have launched an unprecedented campaign to save an elegant steel tower that has loomed over Moscow's skyline since 1922.

Tunisia battles to save Star Wars desert set from sand

Tunisia battles to save Star Wars desert set from sand
Tunisia on Tuesday announced a new international fundraising campaign to reclaim the set where numerous Star Wars scenes were filmed from the encroaching desert.

The top 10 travel destinations of 2014 in photos: TripAdvisor

The top 10 travel destinations of 2014 in photos: TripAdvisor
Destinations

Istanbul bumps Paris to become top 2014 destination: TripAdvisor

Istanbul bumps Paris to become top 2014 destination: TripAdvisor
Istanbul has emerged as the top destination in a ranking that serves as a barometer of the most popular travel hotspots trending around the world in 2014.

'World's oldest message in a bottle' reaches granddaughter

'World's oldest message in a bottle' reaches granddaughter
A message in a bottle tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago, believed to be the world's oldest, has been presented to the sender's granddaughter, a museum said Monday.

Travel: follow in the footsteps of 'Game of Thrones'

Travel: follow in the footsteps of 'Game of Thrones'
Following the premiere of its fourth season, "Game of Thrones" is as popular as ever, giving the show's filming locations a prime opportunity to boost tourism. After hosting the cast and crew of the fantasy series, Croatia, Iceland and Northern Ireland are taking advantage of the hype to promote their tourist attractions.

Westerners head to Gabon for drug-fueled 'spiritual' tourism

Westerners head to Gabon for drug-fueled 'spiritual' tourism
Some in Gabon believe the bitter iboga root comes from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden.