International tourism up 5 percent in 2014: UNWTO

International tourism up 5 percent in 2014: UNWTO
New figures published out of the UN show that the world has been on the move this year, with international tourism up five percent in the first half of 2014.

Chicago takes top spot for world's favorite museum

Chicago takes top spot for world's favorite museum
The world’s favorite museum isn’t the Louvre. Or the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. According to TripAdvisor users, the highest rated museum is the Art Institute of Chicago, home to the iconic “American Gothic” painting by Grant Wood.

Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter
Death Eaters, evil stepmothers, twisted fairies, ghosts and goblins are getting ready to steal the spotlight from their more heroic nemeses at theme parks around the world as Halloween draws near.

Images of the week: Hangzhou, Madrid, Rio

Images of the week: Hangzhou, Madrid, Rio
Destinations

Spain prehistoric cave art stays open to lucky few

Spain prehistoric cave art stays open to lucky few
A cave in Spain containing some of the world's most precious prehistoric art will stay open for trial visits after decades closed for conservation reasons, officials said Friday.

Designs revealed for Washington DC's first elevated park

Designs revealed for Washington DC's first elevated park
Four shortlisted designs for Washington DC's first elevated parkway have been revealed, and the competition is asking the public for feedback.

Brazil's Pantanal: paradise needing protection

Brazil's Pantanal: paradise needing protection
The Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetlands, stretches across western Brazil and into Bolivia and Paraguay and is a fragile ecological paradise in need of careful management.

London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour
Ever fancied having a peek around London's most famous buildings?

North America's first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

North America's first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto
A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural center will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

Citizen oceanographers wanted to monitor high seas

Citizen oceanographers wanted to monitor high seas
Researchers Wednesday urged sailors to become "citizen oceanographers" and help scientists better understand some of the world's wildest seas where ships and even planes disappear without trace.

London Fashion Week: top picks of hotspots from the concierge of The Ritz London

London Fashion Week: top picks of hotspots from the concierge of The Ritz London
We asked Michael De Cozar, Head Concierge at The Ritz London for his fashion week tips. Here's his insider's guide to London.

London Fashion Week: top picks from the concierge of The Ritz London

London Fashion Week: top picks from the concierge of The Ritz London
We asked Michael De Cozar, Head Concierge at The Ritz London for his fashion week tips. Here's his insider's guide to London.

Halal tourism explained in six questions

Halal tourism explained in six questions
The first-ever Halal Tourism Conference (HTC) is set to take place on September 22 and 23 in Granada, Spain. At the event, hospitality and travel professionals will examine how to better attract Muslim tourists, especially those of the high-income variety. Here is the lowdown on Halal tourism.

Argentina to build Latin America's tallest skyscraper

Argentina to build Latin America's tallest skyscraper
Argentina will build a soaring skyscraper set to be the tallest in Latin America, President Cristina Kirchner said Tuesday.

Hemingway grandsons celebrate in Cuba, 60 years after Nobel

Hemingway grandsons celebrate in Cuba, 60 years after Nobel
Just like Ernest Hemingway used to do, two of his grandsons sailed into the fishing town of Cojimar on Monday, marking 60 years since the iconic US author won the Nobel prize.

Germany celebrates 25 years of reunification on Instagram

Germany celebrates 25 years of reunification on Instagram
As part of an international contest organized by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), over 4,000 photos on the theme "My Summer Vacation in Germany - 25 Years of Reunification" were posted to the social network this summer.

Images of the week: Shanghai, Lima, Lyon

Images of the week: Shanghai, Lima, Lyon
Destinations

Fever mounts as stunning statues found at ancient Greek tomb

Fever mounts as stunning statues found at ancient Greek tomb
Two stunning caryatid statues have been unearthed holding up the entrance to the biggest ancient tomb ever found in Greece, archaeologists said.

Costa Diadema to be a floating gallery

Costa Diadema to be a floating gallery
Due to be christened in Genoa, Italy on November 7, the Italian cruise operator's future flagship will carry some 7,874 works of art, reproductions and silkscreen prints.

Italy named world's top destination by Condé Nast readers

Italy named world's top destination by Condé Nast readers
For the second consecutive year, the boot-shaped nation was named best overall destination in the Readers' Travel Awards conducted by Condé Nast Traveller UK.