It may well be because Disney has just unveiled plans for the world's biggest and best Star Wars-themed hotel. Planned for the new Star Wars Land theme park - slated for a 2019 opening at Disney World in Florida - the hotel is rumoured to resemble the Millennium Falcon spaceship.Read More »
An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Cape Town, featuring the best places to stay for stylish interiors, sweeping views, comfortable rooms, charming bistros and good city-centre locations. All prices below are rates for double rooms, based on two people sharing. 8Telegraph expert rating Unbeatable rates in Tamboerskloof, one of Cape Town’s oldest and most charming suburbs, where narrow streets are lined with Victorian and Edwardian terraces.
Avis couldn’t have picked a worse place to display as part of the advert. Sark, one of the Channel Islands, is completely car-free – only tractors, horse-drawn carriages and bicycles are permitted on the island. Not only did Avis use a picture of Sark, it also promoted the idea of taking a hire car there, writing: "board a ferry with your hire car to the island of Sark - just 55 minutes away".
Pioneertown, California is a surreal place. Built as a movie set in the 1940s by Hollywood moviemakers, its main feature is a four-block-long “Mane Street” (as opposed to America’s more usual Main Streets) with spaghetti western-style edifices built at two-thirds scale, set back on a wide, dusty road. There’s just one catch – unlike other film sets, where you knock on ‘walls’ to find they’re papier maché, Pioneertown was built to double as a real, living town.
Tickets for the world’s first non-stop flights between London and Perth have gone on sale. Set to launch in March 2018, the new route will cover 9,000 miles, transcend eight time zones and take up to 18 hours, which is long enough to read Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations or, if you’re that way inclined, watch La La Land eight times over. Well, according to Qantas’ website, passengers looking to take off on the inaugural flight, which departs London on March 25, and return a fortnight later, can expect to pay £1,344.47.
My argument has been that, even if each transaction costs you a little more, you are better off remaining flexible – using your debit card to withdraw local currency from cash points and, assuming you aren’t paying interest on the balance each month, using your credit card as often as possible when making purchases. Existing cards will be upgraded to offer other facilities such as direct debits and standing orders, but, I’m assured, the “near-perfect” exchange rates will remain an integral part of the offering.
Now my husband [comedian Ade Edmondson] and I prefer shorter-haul trips. Airports drive me crazy, so we like to hop in a car and drive down towards Italy. Ade and I love to be by the sea because he loves to sail.
United Airlines has released a new report outlining how it will change its ways in the wake of an incident where a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight. A video of David Dao, a doctor, being forcibly removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville by police after he refused to give up his seat, quickly went viral, leaving viewers the world over outraged at United’s response. United says it will up the amount offered to passengers who agree to give up their seat on an overbooked flight to $10,000 (£7,750).
In Portland, deciding what to drink is no easy task. Not only are there more than 70 locally owned breweries, there are also hundreds of independent coffee shops, an urban winery collective, an area called Distillery Row where micro-liquors are crafted from regional ingredients, and even tea bars that pour kegged hot beverages on tap. Why is Portland the craft drinks capital of the world?
Hotel chains need to stop complaining about companies such as Airbnb and instead embrace the accommodation phenomenon, believes the secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organisation. Speaking exclusively to Telegraph Travel at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Bangkok, Taleb Rifai said that one of the greatest challenges facing the industry is technology, and more specifically growth in the so-called sharing economy.
The evening sun cast long shadows over Viscri’s main street, which sloped upwards towards the grand, white-walled, 13th-century church. The Saxon village of Viscri is in southern Transylvania in Romania, but forget vampires and bloodsucking counts, unless you want a wooden souvenir to hang on the back of your loo door. This was just one stop on a new, long long-weekend “slow cycling” trip during which I would pedal sedately through pastures strewn with an amazing array of wildflowers, and amble along shaded woodland tracks and down country roads shared only with a horse and cart.
Europe's summer music festivals have long been a rite of passage. It takes place within striking distance of Copenhagen and features performances from The Weeknd and Foo Fighters. €99) which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The first ever non-stop passenger flight from Europe to Australia is set to make history when it departs from Heathrow airport at 1.30pm on Sunday 25 March 2018. Qantas has announced the schedule and fares for the its new non-stop link from London to Perth in Western Australia. Qantas says fares for the London-Perth non-stop are “expected to drop below £900 return during deal periods”.
“Oh, my sainted aunt,” I muttered. I am easily overcome. The French lady accompanying me knew she was making me happy. We were in the former village school of Epineuil-le-Fleuriel, south of Bourges in the centre of France. The low-slung school, shut in 1991, had since been restored to its state of around 1900, for old time’s sake. Maps of the world shared wall space with posters about germination. Lines of wooden desks – black, sloping, inkwells at the top – filled the two rooms. The surroundings were thick with the fug of children long gone.
The instant book by the minute app enables users to stay in a hotel room for between 66 cents and $3 a minute. Launched in 2015, the company offers premium and luxury tiers for four and five star San Francisco hotel rooms and expanded to the New York market on Tuesday. Depending on the size of the hotel, revenue could increase by between $250,000 (£194,719) and $1m (£778,876) a year in incremental income, Recharge CEO Manny Bamfo told The Independent.