Valentine’s Day 2017 will see the maiden flight of the longest ever non-stop route from Gatwick: a new link to Buenos Aires. Norwegian, which has a busy long-haul network from the Sussex airport to the US, is now launching the first long-haul, low-cost flight from the UK to SouthRead more »
On a day when lightning strikes disrupted signalling systems on the rail network, many thousands of travellers encountered long queues and missed trains while trying to buy tickets. On the South West Trains network, Isabel Zakers tweeted about being unable to buy a ticket to Leatherhead: “How do you expect people to pay? The train operator said: “We are experiencing issues this morning with card readers on our ticket machines.
A new list of the most expensive cities in the world ranks Luanda, the capital of Angola, as number one. The rankings come from Mercer’s annual Cost of Living survey, designed to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees. The survey includes 209 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items in each location, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment.
Today marks the start of the ninth annual dog meat festival in Yulin. What is the Yulin Dog Meat Festival? The Yulin “Lychee and Dog Meat” festival is an annual 10 day event where over 10,000 dogs are eaten.
It’s long been suffering the ill effects of too much tourism, and today Machu Picchu has been granted a reprieve: tourists will need a timed entry permit to access the site from next month. The Peruvian Ministry of Culture made the announcement this morning. The site will be accessible via two daily timeslots, in order to keep visitor levels sustainable at the UNESCO World Heritage site.