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Tennis champion Andy Murray recalls his travel adventures
on December 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM
The tennis star talks about why he loves visiting Melbourne, reveals that escape rooms are his favourite holiday activity- and more…
An Inspector Calls… A review of Padstow Harbour Hotel in Cornwall
on December 7, 2019 at 4:56 PM
Padstow Harbour Hotel (previously The Metropole) offers some of the most commanding seaside views in the country, says The Inspector. He gave the hotel a four out of five star rating.
Touring Chambord, the largest chateau in the Loire Valley
on December 7, 2019 at 4:53 PM
Of the 300 or so chateaux along a Unesco-listed, 174-mile stretch of the Loire Valley, two hours south of Paris, Chateau de Chambord stands apart as the oldest, the largest and probably the strangest.
Inside Regent Seven Seas Explorer and a £9k per night suite
on December 7, 2019 at 4:15 PM
Regent Seven Seas Explorer is a cruise ship so magnificent that it was dubbed ‘the most luxurious ever built’, writes Louise Robinson. She embarked on a 12-night voyage from Cape Town to Rio.
Britain at its best: Italy? No, it’s Portmeirion in Wales
on December 7, 2019 at 3:54 PM
Portmeirion is an enchanting Italianate village snuggled against a rocky headland in North Wales. It’s the brainchild of architect Clough Williams-Ellis who discovered the site in 1925.
The best Christmas presents for savvy travellers
on December 7, 2019 at 3:21 PM
Here we have penned a guide with some unique travel present ideas for the ultimate jetsetter between £18 and £320.
Hillside Beach Club in Turkey hits the spot for parents and children
on December 7, 2019 at 2:23 PM
The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden headed to Hillside Beach Club on the Turkish Riviera. It’s a family-oriented hotel near Fethiye with 300 rooms and a view of the Aegean.
The coolest hot tubs in the world
on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM
What is it about hot tubs? Suddenly, they are regarded as, well, cool. Here, from South Devon to Sri Lanka, we have picked out some of the world’s best hot tubs with a view…
How to visit Amsterdam for under £100 a night
on December 7, 2019 at 12:03 PM
World-class art museums, a cafe culture like no other and more bicycles than people, there’s certainly a lot going on in Amsterdam. But it can be pricey… so here’s our euro-pinching guide.
Puerto Rico is back on its feet after being wrecked by Hurricane Maria and tourists are returning
on December 6, 2019 at 5:28 PM
Hurricane Maria was a 175mph Category 5 hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017. The storm destroyed homes and businesses. James Gordon reports on a transformation.
A pair of Alaskan sea otters will take up residents in a sea life centre in the UK
on December 6, 2019 at 5:23 PM
The otters – known as the ‘teddy bears of the ocean’ – face a 5,000 mile journey over land and air to get from Alaska to the Birmingham where they will finally settle at the National Sea Life Centre.
New images released of the £3.5billion theme park dubbed ‘Britain’s Disneyland’
on December 6, 2019 at 5:21 PM
The London Resort will be based on Swanscombe Peninsula, between Gravesend and Dartford, and will become home to attractions from films including The Godfather and Mission: Impossible.
Points Guy UK reviews economy on BA, Virgin, American, United and Norwegian between NYC and London
on December 6, 2019 at 4:37 PM
The fliers, who all work for The Points Guy UK, boarded flights operated by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines and Norwegian – and filmed their experiences.
The cheapest and priciest European ski resorts, with Borovets in Bulgaria best value, Zermatt worst
on December 6, 2019 at 3:59 PM
The 13th annual Post Office Travel Money ski resort report contains a table of best-value European resorts for British skiers.
New economy class seat with deployable padded wings for passengers to lean on unveiled
on December 6, 2019 at 8:11 AM
Unveiled today, the seat, created by newly launched London-based Universal Movement, allows passengers to rotate and lean on a cushioned surface, thereby ‘providing greater lateral support’.
Why You Should ALWAYS Shred Your Boarding Pass
on December 6, 2019 at 1:24 AM
Your boarding pass contains a lot more data that you might realize.
Inside American Airlines’ Five Star Service on an astonishing trip from Heathrow to LA via New York
on December 5, 2019 at 4:32 PM
MailOnline Travel’s Ted Thornhill steps into the shoes of an A-lister on an odyssey to Los Angeles, courtesy of AA’s Five Star Service. And discovers it’s an astonishing experience.
Elm trees are making a comeback in Britain thanks to Dutch elm disease resistant breeds
on December 5, 2019 at 3:43 PM
Elm trees that had survived the fungal infection were found by The Future Trees Trust, which then planted their seeds in new locations in order to establish new populations.
Inside the stunning cutting-edge Vida superyacht by Heesen that has a plunge pool with waterfall
on December 5, 2019 at 2:25 PM
She has been designed by Dutch firm Heesen, which was tasked by the ship’s owner, an American sport fisherman, to create a new yacht to be the mothership of his sportfishing fleet.
Air New Zealand trials EDIBLE vanilla-flavoured coffee cups (and they double as dessert bowls)
on December 5, 2019 at 1:19 PM
Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as it explores ‘new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability challenges’.
Cities with the highest tourist-to-local ratios with Miami first, Edinburgh fourth and London 14th
on December 5, 2019 at 12:53 PM
The research has been carried out by visa application firm Official Esta, which analysed international tourist arrivals in cities around the world and compared them with population data.
Arctic has warmed by 1.35°F in just a decade – as much as the rest of the planet in 137 years
on December 5, 2019 at 10:52 AM
A new research paper from 15 international scientists says the Arctic has warmed by 1.35°F in the last 10 years, almost as much as the whole of the Earth has warmed in the last 137 years.
New images and video of Disney’s Rise of the Resistance ride at Galaxy’s Edge in Florida
on December 5, 2019 at 8:36 AM
The attraction at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will see riders join the Resistance in a climactic battle with the First Order, which will include a face-off with Kylo Ren.
Disney Unveils Massive New Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance Ride
on December 5, 2019 at 7:57 AM
The attraction opens Thursday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and in January at Disneyland in California.
New York drops out of the top 10 most-visited cities in the world ranking while Hong Kong is top
on December 4, 2019 at 5:19 PM
The Big Apple has slipped to 11th place in a ranking based on visitor arrivals in 2019 – the first time since 2013 that it has fallen out of the top 10. Hong Kong tops the most-visited list with 26.7million visitors.
EU climate programme data shows last month was the joint-hottest November on record
on December 4, 2019 at 3:52 PM
Data from the EU’s climate change observation service shows last month was the joint hottest November on record and the sixth month in a row to approach or break a temperature record.
Edinburgh is named as the best city in Britain for Christmas shopping (and Sheffield is bottom)
on December 4, 2019 at 10:15 AM
Researchers analysed 20 British cities taking into account factors such as the number of shops, how busy they are, the scale and rating of Christmas markets, parking options, and the chance of snow.
Experts from Cruise Critic reveal the world’s best cruises of 2019 from Saga to Royal Caribbean
on December 4, 2019 at 9:24 AM
Staff members from Cruise Critic – the world’s largest cruise reviews site – in the UK, the U.S and Australia have handed out gongs for the best cruises of 2019 across dozens of categories.
Britons should eat grey SQUIRRELS to keep population numbers down
on December 4, 2019 at 8:03 AM
Commission chairman Sir Harry Studholme, who is backing the Mail’s Be A Tree Angel Christmas campaign, said growing more trees in the UK is vital to curb climate change.
Hollywood producer Frank Mannion on the delights of the Champagne region in France
on December 3, 2019 at 4:42 PM
Hollywood producer Frank Mannion frequently visited the region during research for a documentary about the top tipple. Here he reveals where to drink, where to stay, and lots of intriguing history.
GoCompare is ranked the worst travel comparison site by Which? – and Skyscanner rated the best
on December 3, 2019 at 3:01 PM
The UK consumer champion asked more than 2,200 holidaymakers to rate their experiences using holiday comparison sites in categories such as user-friendliness, price and market coverage.
Holidaymakers caught ‘balconing’ in Magaluf and Ibiza will be automatically thrown out of hotel
on December 3, 2019 at 12:41 PM
The Balearic government is said to be stepping up action against bad behaviour in Magaluf and Ibiza due to a fall in visitors following the collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook.