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Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles has villas with clear-bottomed swimming pools IN THE CEILING
on May 29, 2020 at 1:13 PM
These spectacular ‘ceiling pools’ can be found in the three and four-bedroom residences at Six Senses Zil Pasyon on the stunning private island of Félicité in the Seychelles.
Cummings’ trip to Barnard Castle sees increase in searches for accommodation there rise 160 per cent
on May 29, 2020 at 11:26 AM
There are several highly recommended guest houses, B&Bs, Airbnbs and hotels in the market town – and just nearby is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Britain.
Alex Brummer: Profoundly stupid act of economic vandalism
on May 29, 2020 at 7:34 AM
ALEX BRUMMER: There is one ‘misstep’, however, that stands out as profoundly stupid.That’s the decision to quarantine incoming passengers to our airports…
Forget Tiger King, Kenya offers the real deal and here’s how to see it in Out of Africa style
on May 28, 2020 at 4:07 PM
Roar Africa arranged a five-day Out of Africa tour for Frank Mannion. ‘Robert Redford’s first return trip to Africa was organised by Roar, so I was happy to follow in his footsteps,’ writes Frank.
Couple travel world to find movie locations and recreate scenes, from Forest Gump to La La Land
on May 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Robin Lachhein and Judith Schneider, from Germany, post images of their amazing recreations to their Instagram page, Secret Famous Places, which has a following of more than 20,000 people.
Seven former Tory ministers join group of MPs urging the PM to rethink travel quarantine plan
on May 28, 2020 at 12:15 PM
The new border regime which will, from June 8, require all arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days, has already been savaged by the aviation and tourism sectors.
EasyJet plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30%
on May 28, 2020 at 11:07 AM
EasyJet plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30% to enable a ‘restructure of our business’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline said.
More than eight in 10 Ryanair passengers are still waiting for refunds for axed flights, says Which?
on May 27, 2020 at 11:07 PM
Just five per cent of Ryanair customers have had their money returned to them for cancelled flights within the seven day legal time frame, according to a poll by the UK consumer champion.
Two friends tried 84 Airbnb ‘Online Experiences’ in ONE WEEK
on May 27, 2020 at 6:19 PM
Travel-junkies James Ware and David Windsor, from London, wanted to ‘go on an adventure’ and found a brilliant quarantine loophole – doing lots of Zoom-hosted Airbnb Online Experiences.
‘Safety stamp’ launched by World Travel & Tourism Council for hygienic destinations
on May 27, 2020 at 5:27 PM
The stamp will allow travellers ‘to recognise governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global protocols’, so they can experience ‘safe travels’.
Covid sees April and May 2021 become most popular months for holiday bookings and Cyprus is top spot
on May 27, 2020 at 11:43 AM
A holiday price comparison site’s data showed that other popular destinations for bookings for next April and May include the Costa Blanca, Orlando, Tenerife and New York.
The greatest safari in the world where guests fly to African lodges in an Emirates A319 PRIVATE JET
on May 27, 2020 at 12:27 AM
The itinerary includes Africa’s ‘Holy Grail’ experiences – Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Kenya’s Great Migration, and mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
Experts Predict How Coronavirus May Change Hotel Stays
on May 26, 2020 at 9:58 PM
The pandemic will affect cleanliness protocols, the check-in process, buffets, minibars and more.
Frequent flyer reveals what it’s like to fly business from Heathrow to NYC during Covid-19 crisis
on May 26, 2020 at 4:09 PM
A frequent flyer live-blogged his business class trip from Heathrow to New York via Amsterdam to ‘demystify what it’s actually like out there during Covid-19’ – and it makes for fascinating reading.
Portuguese holiday island of Madeira will pay for coronavirus tests for all tourists
on May 26, 2020 at 4:03 PM
According to the tourist board, Madeira and sister island Porto Santo are focusing on positioning themselves as ‘Covid-safe destinations’ and are ‘developing good practices to deal with Covid-19’.
Ultra rare white grizzly bear spotted near a tourist resort in Banff National Park
on May 25, 2020 at 10:42 PM
An ultra rare white grizzly bear has been spotted near a tourist resort in Banff National Park in Canada, a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ phenomenon caused by a recessive gene in the bears.
Fascinating speeded-up LNER cab ride footage shows a train hurtling through the Highlands at 830mph
on May 25, 2020 at 6:19 PM
The footage, released by LNER, was filmed from the cab of a hi-tech Azuma train between Carrbridge and Edinburgh – the most severely graded line on the UK railway network.
Britain’s best hotels, B&Bs and perfect pubs with rooms from Cornwall to Scotland
on May 25, 2020 at 2:23 PM
The list includes a family-run hotel with mesmerising sea views in Cornwall and a lodge in Scotland that allows guests to stay in the room where Winston Churchill fine-tuned the D-Day plans.
Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Voyage to the Northern Lights with Ben Fogle
on May 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM
On this new 12-day cruise, you’ll hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis while sailing along the beautiful Norwegian fjords. To make this trip even more special, you’ll be joined by TV’s Ben Fogle.
Travel firms to trust for your post-lockdown holiday, from Trailfinders to Kuoni
on May 25, 2020 at 10:29 AM
Amazing holiday deals are already appearing for 2021, from a self-drive tour through Florida to a safari in Namibia. But which travel firms can be trusted? Neil Simpson investigates.
DJ and broadcaster Mike Read recalls his travel adventures including a scary flight to Brussels
on May 25, 2020 at 9:19 AM
This week DJ Mike Read checks in to our travel Q&A. He talks about why Jamaica is the best place for music, recalls the time he was on a plane that had to make an emergency landing – and more…
Mini bars replaced. Housekeeping robots. And no more buffets… how coronavirus will change hotels
on May 25, 2020 at 8:41 AM
Hotel owners are working tirelessly to prepare to please guests once more. But what will you get for your cash? And what measures are being put in place to keep you safe?Here’s what to expect…
As European resorts finally start to reopen… What’s going on in our holiday hotspots?
on May 25, 2020 at 8:31 AM
Travel corridors and bubbles, sea bridges, quarantines – there’s a lot of confusion surrounding holidays, as restrictions ease. We look at what your chances are for a summer getaway.
The most beautiful islands in the world? The Cook Islands, in the Pacific, have dreamy beaches
on May 25, 2020 at 8:17 AM
The Cook Islands are 15 little islands scattered across an area of two million sq km, home to 18,000 souls. Oliver Thring visited to find out if it is the world’s last perfect island destination.
Britain at its best – the Cleveland Way: It’s time to stride along Yorkshire’s captivating coast
on May 25, 2020 at 7:48 AM
The 110-mile Cleveland Way weaves its way around North Yorkshire. The Daily Mail’s Bill Cole tackled a 40-mile stretch from Scarborough to Saltburn-by-the-Sea via Whitby.
Paraglider cheats death when his chute collapses and tangles thousands of feet above a Swiss valley
on May 22, 2020 at 5:04 PM
The terrifying video, filmed on March 6 above Les Pleiades in Switzerland, shows the paraglider’s almost fatal fall when his chute tangles around him, stopping him reaching the emergency chute.
Jet2 extends the cancellation period of flights until July 1 in light of Covid19 travel restrictions
on May 22, 2020 at 4:08 PM
The tour operator, which is Britain’s second-biggest holiday company, had previously said that its flights and holidays would recommence on June 17.
Fascinating photographs by Mark O’Neill of forgotten underground wonders from London to France
on May 22, 2020 at 2:11 PM
Photographer Mark O’Neill, from Berkshire, reveals subterranean wonders in London, Sheffield, Reading, France and Croatia.
Beguiling portrait photographs showcase spectacular multi-coloured garments worn by Mongolian nomads
on May 22, 2020 at 11:12 AM
Freelance photographer Alessandra Meniconzi travelled from her home in Lugano, Switzerland, to Central Mongolia to set up the shoot.
The Airbnb villa used as Marcus’s house in Netflix’s White Lines
on May 21, 2020 at 6:32 PM
The real-life villa is actually called Villa Can Pirata and is located in Cala d’Or in Majorca. It can accommodate 10 guests and boasts four bathrooms.
Coronavirus: Qatar Airways cabin crew will wear HAZMAT suits
on May 21, 2020 at 6:28 PM
The suits are part of a raft of measures that the Doha-based airline is introducing from Monday (May 25) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Passengers will receive a modified in-flight service.
Coronavirus UK: Some hospitality business owners ‘suicidal’
on May 21, 2020 at 4:55 PM
James Mason, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, says the UK’s £50billion international tourism industry could lose up to ’90 per cent’ of its trade if a 14 day quarantine is brought in.