‘Table for one, please’ – the rise and rise of the solo diner

Sharing a meal is one of life’s great pleasures – if it’s not then you’re probably keeping the wrong company – but new research claims diners are increasingly eating alone. Analysis by OpenTable, the online reservation platform, found the number of...

Controversial tourist train puts brakes on the Mexican Grand Prix

So it’s out with gas-guzzling Formula One cars and in with zero-emission trains after the Mexican government announced it would pull funding for the country’s Grand Prix to bankroll a new tourist railway. The mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, told local media...

Edinburgh approves tourist tax – and other UK cities are encouraged to follow suit

Staying the night in “Auld Reekie” will soon cost visitors that little bit extra after councillors in Edinburgh gave the go-ahead to what will become the UK’s first tourist tax. The Scottish capital is now set to join the likes of Barcelona, Venice and Paris,...

Out with economy and in with premium as airlines woo the wealthy

Three of America’s largest airlines appear locked in a battle to woo well-heeled travellers, as the trend to replace economy seats with more expensive options gathers pace. United is the latest to announce an increase in the number of expensive seats on its planes,...

Will your passport be valid for travel to the EU after Brexit?

The Passport Office is texting British holidaymakers to warn them about new rules that could prohibit them from travelling to the EU post Brexit. Currently, British citizens visiting the EU only need a valid passport for the duration of their stay. However, in the event of a...

The world’s longest flight is about to take off from Singapore – minus economy class

At 4.35pm today (11.35pm in Singapore), Flight SQ22 will leave the tarmac at Changi Airport. Precisely 18 hours and 25 minutes later the same service is scheduled to touch down at Newark Liberty International in New Jersey where it will be crowned the world’s longest...

Thailand bans overnight visitors to idyllic archipelago to tackle overtourism threat

The Thai government has banned holidaymakers from staying overnight on the Similan islands in a bid to tackle environmental problems caused by mass tourism. The moratorium came into force on Tuesday and covers all overnight stays except those operated by licensed deep-sea diving...

Can you really give up flying and still have good holidays?

I’ve been invited to a stag do. In Budapest. A dozen lads off to Eastern Europe for a weekend of hard drinking and humiliation. Nothing that couldn’t be done in Bournemouth or Bognor, but Ryanair flies to the Hungarian capital for a tenner, so why not? The UN...

Our desire to see the world is killing it – here's what you can do to help

The world has never been so inundated with tourists. A record 1.3bn foreign trips were made by holidaymakers in 2017 – up seven per cent on the previous year. Much has been made of the impact mass tourism is having on local populations. The residents of Venice, Barcelona...

Eurostar finally launches a direct service to Amsterdam – 14 months late and with a major catch

The train was late leaving London – 14 months tardy, no less – but history was made today as Eurostar finally launched its long-awaited service to Amsterdam. The journey time: just three hours and 41 minutes.   There were no paying punters aboard the 8.31am...

Name (required)

E-mail address (required)

City

Job Title


Having acknowledged of the Information document, pursuant to art. 23 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 as well as art. 58 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 206/2005 (Consumer Code), fully informed of my rights, I give my specific consent to the processing of my personal data for the purposes of sending advertising material, direct sale, market surveys, contests prize, surveys, sending of advertising material and business communications by mail, attached bill, e-mail, fax or phone.

Surname (required)

Your Gender
MaleFemale

Postcode

Age

Interests


Having acknowledged of the Information document, pursuant to art. 23 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 as well as art. 58 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 206/2005 (Consumer Code), I give my specific consent to the communication of my personal data to third-parties specified in paragraph 5 of the Privacy Information.