Le Pavillon des Lettres, a literary boutique hotel in the centre of Paris, more than piqued my interest for a solo weekend getaway
Dreaming of an Australian adventure? With over 2.9 million square miles to explore, this vast stretch of land has a journey to suit almost everyone's travel taste.
Ryanair passengers have complained of “shambolic” scenes after they were left unable to check-in ahead of their flights due to a "systems outage" which caused delays at airports across Europe.Social media users said there was "chaos" at Stansted airport on Saturday morning, when many struggled to find their booking details online.
This year’s National Pub Awards were given out last week, and one part of the country stood out: Clitheroe. It’s a small town in the Ribble Valley that, when you include the countryside within its immediate orbit, provided not only the Pub of the Year, but also the Dining Pub of the Year.
How does one start to visit a country as vast as Russia? Read on for 10 ideas, spanning from Europe to the Far-East.
By the time the sun crept over the eastern end of the runways at Heathrow on Friday morning, one thing was clear: whoever closed the runway at Gatwick before Christmas by flying a drone was highly professional as well as malicious.Nine months on from the 33-hour closure of the Sussex airport, which grounded 1,000 flights and destroyed the travel plans of 150,000 passengers, climate change activists tried to do something similar at Heathrow.
I am in Provence, at mellow-stoned Crillon le Brave, gazing out of the window at a jumble of warm terracotta roof tiles. Above them, swallows flit, feeding on the wing, and beyond them, tidy rows of vines dominate the sweep of land that runs to the foot of Mont Ventoux. The hotel, which sits at the centre of the village, is formed from nine stone houses, many with grey shutters and branches hanging heavy with fragrant wisteria.
Almost 20,000 planes are in the sky at any given time, so seeing an aircraft fly overhead usually isn’t anything to shout about.Not so with these planes, which were captured flying in front of the moon.
In this sprawling megatropolis of over 24 million people, home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, it appears that big is beautiful. But against this fast-paced high-rise backdrop there are some very special small packages to be found, from tiny galleries hidden in old French mansions, to speakeasies secreted in basements, to inventive boutique hotels scattered in shikumen-style back streets and out the way water villages. But, while Shanghai has its fair share of small hotels, quality and standards of service can be an issue. We've narrowed down the best of the bunch for you here.
Las Vegas shouldn’t really exist. It makes no logical sense. It springs up out of nowhere in the middle of the scorching, inhospitable Nevada desert – a shining, gaudy, neon oasis showcasing the very extremes of human excess.
Hong Kong is beautiful and exciting. With 170 years of trading under its belt, it's one of the world's most important financial centres, banking powerhouses and centres of fashion, where deals are brokered around the clock – if there's one city in the world set up for business it's this one. From the restrained elegance of well-established hotels to the string of independents, there is marked movement towards meeting the needs of the modern business traveller through workshops, events and treatments and facilities. Whether you’re a Ferragamo-footed high-flier, a suited and booted executive, a hoodie-wearing digital nomad or a cool creative customer, there's a hotel to suit your needs. Here's our pick of the best modern business hotels in Hong Kong.
Get yourself as high up as possible in this Hyde Park hotel because the panoramic views of the London skyline are nothing short of spectacular – all the landmarks in one fell swoop. Despite being a huge hotel it's independent and manages to avoid the corporate feel. Rooms are tasteful with massive beds swathed in White Company duvet covers. Later, grab either a signature afternoon tea or head for the superb award-winning Nipa Thai restaurant, then work it all off in the state-of-the-art 24/7 gym.
After cancelling hundreds of flights as a result of the bitter pilots’ pay dispute, British Airways is failing to comply with its obligations to some passengers.Members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) working for BA will stage a second strike on 27 September.
Tourist taxes are a “xenophobic gag reflex” to the growing popularity of a holiday hotspot and will harm a destination more than it helps, according to the head of the European Tourism Association (ETOA).
My sons, Ted, 19, and Gillies, 13, are masters of manipulation. Seven years ago they told me that although they loved Italy they thought I should be more adventurous with our holiday destinations.
I was scrambling up a bog-ridden hillside in the Scottish Highlands when my ghillie Mitchell Partridge turned and asked, “right, how are you for speed?”
Moscow’s post-Communist penchant for splashy luxury is well known throughout the world. While it doesn’t have the dreamy canals and European glamour of its northern counterpart St. Petersburg, it’s no slouch in terms of culture, hosting some some of the country's most renowned art and history collections – not to mention some extremely luxurious shops, glamorous restaurants and slick bars. Many of its tackier and over-indulgent aspects have been tempered in the last decade or so, ushering in a more sophisticated sense of style. The restrained elegance of hotels such as the Four Seasons will feel familiar, while fans of classic opulence can stay at a number of hotels that feature rooms with private butlers, suites with views of the Kremlin and decadent restaurants, bars and spa treatments. Here's our pick of the most luxurious hotels in Moscow.
A third of UK travellers are worried that flights to Europe could be disrupted after Brexit, according to a new survey by Which? Travel.With just 48 days to go until the UK leaves the European Union, the consumer champion found that those aged between 18 and 24 were most worried about the impact of Brexit.
There is an unusual silence as the eight of us ride our horses along the narrow sandy paths. In part, it might be the effects of last night’s wine – but mostly, it’s that we’re all busy drinking in our surroundings. Craggy peaks tower up on all sides, dropping down to rolling hills swathed in long, yellow-green grass, gilded in the morning sunshine. We pass proteas growing by the trail edges, wild dagga with bright orange flowers and sunbirds flitting around. The only sounds are the twittering of birds and constant munching from our horses; my chestnut-brown steed, Elizabeth, lurches greedily towards a cluster of tall grass, her mouth open to grab a mouth-full as we clop past.We’re in the central Drakensberg of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, three to four hours inland from Durban on the Indian Ocean coast. The mountainous land-locked enclave of Lesotho lies just beyond the western peaks. Running down eastern South Africa from the northernmost province of Limpopo to the Eastern Cape, the Drakensberg is a 600-mile mountain range, though when people refer to the ‘Berg they usually mean the Lesotho border section. The Zulus called this dramatic part of the range uKhahlamba: the Barrier of Spears.
British Airways has begun to contact passengers affected by a pilot strike due to take place later in September.
A strike by workers has paralysed Paris’ public transport system.Ten of the city’s 16 subway lines are shut. Several others, as well as the suburban RER rail system, are severely disrupted.
Two men who attempted to launch a drone at Heathrow have been arrested “within the perimeter of the airport”.The first wave of arrivals and departures at Heathrow airport operated without incident this morning, despite plans by climate-change protesters to stop flights by flying drones near the runways.
After a conch shell was blown announcing our group’s arrival in Molokai’s extremely lush Halawa Valley, we pressed our foreheads and noses against the faces of the family we met while breathing in – the traditional Hawaiian greeting, or honi.