'We must act now' – Prince William's rousing call to save the natural world

The Duke of Cambridge presented the Tusk Conservation Awards this evening, recognising the unsung heroes who have dedicated their lives to saving Africa’s wildlife. Here we present Prince William’s speech in full: Catherine and I are delighted to be here again at the...

Meet the heroic vet who has saved thousands of Africa's animals

Pete Morkel met his wife, Estelle, at the Rundu hospital in Namibia where she was working as a radiographer. The young vet arrived with a sedated lion that he wanted X-rayed, and she bravely agreed to assist. It was good preparation for their marriage. Morkel, a 58-year-old...

Everything we know so far about the first cruise ship from Virgin

When Richard Branson sneezes the world catches a cold. So it’s not surprising that when Branson first said the words “cruise ship” in 2017 cruisers and non-cruisers alike sat up. You can bet your bottom dollar that cruise convention will be thrown overboard....

Cape Town warns world to follow its lead as it prepares for fresh drought

As Cape Town prepares for another summer on the brink of an environmental disaster, with fresh restrictions on water usage already in place, the head of South African tourism has called on the city to become a blueprint for water-scarce cities around the world. The popular South...

Heathrow Airport's Christmas bears might be cute – but here's why they are deceiving

A cynic takes apart the Heathrow Airport Christmas ad at their peril. This is the third winter in which Europe’s busiest airport has sought to counter the darkening skies with a heartwarming message involving animatronic bears that share transportational DNA with...

The enduring mystery of Roanoke, England's lost colony

You really have to want to go to Roanoke to make your way there. It is not exactly a place that you find yourself tripping blithely through on your way to somewhere else. True, there are plenty of sights which might detain you en route, especially if you are driving along the...

Welcome to the Ryanair private jet experience: free baggage, but no free drinks

Forget paying for priority boarding or sewing your clothes into your coat on this Ryanair flight. The budget airline has confirmed the return of its private jet for the winter season – but it’s not exactly the typical private jet experience. Passengers still have...

Eight incredible sights to see on a Norwegian fjords cruise

Norway is home to the world’s highest concentration of fjords – including some of the deepest and longest. Formed when the glaciers of Ice Age retreated, these impressive natural marvels create a stunning contrast of snow-capped mountain peaks and bright blue waters....

The Spanish city you'd never thought to visit – with the country's finest square

There are historical sights, yes, but this Spanish city is no slave to the past: it has so much more. Here’s how to best explore Salamanca. Go now The chatter of students on the café terraces lining the streets ensure that this elegant city never feels like a museum....

What it's like to sleep five metres underwater

Think of your dream holiday. Is it you, sitting in a stilted Maldivian villa, enjoying the sunset? That was the dream, although that is about to change. Now the ultimate bucket-list hotel stay won’t be overwater, but rather five metres under it. Conrad...

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