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New Zealand announces tourist tax to fund straining infrastructure

Saturday  06:10,   16 june 2018

New Zealand's Labour-led government said on Friday it plans to impose a tax on most international visitors to fund infrastructure and ease strains on the South Pacific nation's booming tourist sector.The new tax of up to NZ$35 ($24.40) per[...]

Notre-Dame is still Paris's most-visited monument

Saturday  06:10,   16 june 2018

The Paris tourist office has published 2017 visitor numbers for the French capital's cultural attractions. The city's Notre-Dame cathedral tops the list once again as the most-visited monument, followed by the Sacré-Coeur basilica in[...]

This Cruise Ship Will Have a Shower Suspended Over the Sea

Saturday  06:10,   16 june 2018

A shower at sea should be an experience, and on this cruise ship, it will be. Onboard Royal Caribbean’s new Spectrum of the Seas, select guests will be able to indulge in a shower with “unparalleled water views” — because their bathroom is actually[...]

Ancient landmarks rebuilt! Amazing before and after pictures reveal how famous sites USED to look in all their glory, from the Roman Baths to the Parthenon

Friday  07:21,   15 june 2018

Ancient ruins across the world take visitors back in time. But exposure to the elements means many look vastly different to when they were first built. These amazing images restore them.However, thanks to CGI wizardry from some[...]

Inside the 'anti-jetlag' Qantas lounge at Perth Airport, which soothes passengers using the 17hr non-stop flights to London with 'light therapy' showers, 'hydration' menus and yoga

Friday  07:15,   15 june 2018

The airline consulted with Neil Perry for food, Australian industrial designer David Caon for the layout and decor, and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre for sleep medicine expertise. Charles Perkins Centre Professor of Sleep[...]

Indonesian, Indian spots among top 10 places for destressing, detoxing and decompressing: TripAdvisor

Friday  07:15,   15 june 2018

Thinking of pressing the pause button in your life with a detox vacation? For the most restful, spiritually invigorating holiday, best book places like Bali, India's Rishikesh or Sedona, Arizona. That's according to a new wellness[...]

You Can Visit This Abandoned, Ivy-Covered Town in China for Just 50 Cents

Friday  04:35,   15 june 2018

Getting there is quite a hike, though.Located on Shengshan, one of 394 islands that make up the Shengsi archipelago, the town was home to 2000 people in the '90s. However, when villagers could no longer compete with commercial fishing operations in[...]

From intricate frescoes to ornate chandeliers: The stunning artwork that will greet World Cup football fans on the Moscow subway

Friday  04:14,   15 june 2018

The Moscow Metro, which opened in 1935 and has 13 lines that criss-cross the city, is famous for its elegant and ample stations. And many of the stations are almost like art galleries. They are decorated with breath-taking frescoes, marble columns[...]

The Luxury Lover's Guide To A Family Holiday In California

Thursday  08:11,   14 june 2018

Harper's BAZAAR editor-in-chief Kellie Hush unveils her guide to the ultimate luxury family adventure in California. From Disneyland through to Huntington Beach Kellie has ranked the top 10 places to do see and stay around LA.Book the Disneyland [...]

The bizarre story of Australia's floating hotel and its 14,000km round journey to North Korea

Thursday  07:56,   14 june 2018

Queensland was once home to the world's first floating hotel, and over the past 30 years it's been on a wild ride, from Singapore to the Great Barrier Reef — and North[...]

You need to see the Terracotta Warriors

Thursday  07:08,   14 june 2018

China's Terracotta Warriors are more fascinating in person that I ever thought possible, and I studied Chinese history.Once inside Pit One, the most famous pit, you need to jostle for position to obtain that first glance. We squeeze through the[...]

The Ribbon or The Snail? The new hotel heading for one of Sydney's iconic sites

Thursday  07:07,   14 june 2018

Singapore may have the Marina Bay Sands, but Sydney won't be far behind with the harbour's latest 5-star hotel.Wedged between two expressways and overlooking Darling Harbour, the under-construction building at the gateway to the CBD has been [...]

From Pyramids to Chocolate, Mexico City Through the Eyes of Children

Thursday  06:05,   14 june 2018

Mexico City is known for its many cultural attractions and a flourishing cultural scene. But the capital city’s appeal as a family-friendly destination hasn’t come to the forefront until recently. In a bid to attract more tourists, some hotels are[...]

#Vanlife: Why I Left The 9-5 Behind To Travel The World Full Time

Thursday  05:06,   14 june 2018

Weaving through the stars of endless continents, exploring off-grid forests, rejecting working for a wage. No doubt, living life on the road in a converted van feels pretty appealing.And it seems a lot of people agree. And it seems a lot of [...]

World's most liveable cities for 2018: The best ones to visit as a tourist

Wednesday  11:52,   13 june 2018

They’re named as the world’s most liveable cities but here’s how we rate them as actual places to visit.Meanwhile high-ranked cities such as Kobe, Seattle or Stuttgart may be easy places in which to live, but offer only passing interest to[...]