The travel trend to avoid before you die – how the ‘bucket list’ is ruining the world

If you were to time travel back to 2007 and say the phrases  “selfie” or “Instagrammer” you would be greeted with a blank face. Likewise “bucket list”. If you Asked Jeeves about his bucket list he would have doffed his algorithmic top hat...

Corrupted compasses and deadly selfies – six ways technology is putting travellers at risk

This week Mountaineering Scotland issued a warning that magnets in outdoor clothing and on phone covers are putting hikers at risk, after a group accidentally walked miles in the wrong direction because of a malfunctioning compass. The compass had been stored in a walker’s...

The smiley feedback buttons at airports do actually work – and they are changing the way we travel

Have you ever pressed one of those smiley face buttons in airports? In turn they translate your mood as: dark green – ‘Delighted’, green – ’Happy’, pink – ‘Sad’ and red – ‘Don’t even ask’. Well they...

Why are millennials shunning traditional weddings and eloping overseas instead?

On the most (or least, depending on how cynical you are) romantic day of the year, many couples around the UK will be clinking a glass of bubbly and pondering their forthcoming wedding plans. Fairy-lit converted barn? Yes please. Hand-made invites? Go on then....

Breathing bus stops and forest cities: which cities will soon have the cleanest air?

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the London Congestion Charge, the revolutionary initiative to reduce traffic and cut air pollution in the capital. On top of the standard congestion charge, high-exhaust vehicles are now penalised extra for entering the low-emission zone...

Call that a movie? Crocodile Dundee returns in spoof film trailer by Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia has released a mock film trailer for Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home, which aired during last night’s Super Bowl coverage, in an attempt to replicate the “tourism effect” of a blockbuster movie – without actually making it. Part...

Ryanair promises to go plastic-free by 2023 – despite Michael O'Leary calling environmentalists 'luddites'

Ryanair has announced a five-year plan to eliminate non-recyclable plastics from its aircrafts and head offices, as part of an environmental plan that they claim will make Ryanair the “greenest airline”. This move may come as a surprise after Ryanair’s chief...

How the former CEO of Patagonia clothing is saving one of the world's most beautiful regions

This week the Chilean government unveiled five new national parks in Patagonia and the expansion of three others, creating a 17-park route stretching down the southern half of Chile to Cape Horn. The victory for conservation is largely thanks to the work of US clothing...

Malaysia tourist board ridiculed for ‘hideous’ new logo

The Malaysia tourist board’s slogan might be “Travel. Enjoy. Respect”, but they aren’t receiving much of the latter when it comes to the public reaction to their new logo. The technicoloured design, released on Friday at the Asean Tourism Forum in Chiang...

Woman misses death of mother after being removed from United flight

A woman travelling to visit her dying mother was removed from a United Airlines plane, after her ticket was cancelled without her knowing. Carrol Amrich of Pueblo, Colorado, found out earlier this month that her 80-year-old mother, Dixie J. Hanson, had been taken to hospital in...

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