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Boom Supersonic jet set to fly from London to New York in three hours 15 minutes by 2025

It may be possible to fly from London to New York in just three hours and 15 minutes by 2025, if plans by Boom Supersonic go ahead.<p>The founder of the …

Aviation

New pictures of Beijing's £9BILLION mega-airport reveal the cavernous terminal buildings that will form part of the 18-square-mile hub

• <b>The eagerly-anticipated new transport hub is made up of a staggering 1.6million cubic metres of concrete</b>• <b><br>It also comprises 52,000 tonnes of industrial</b> …

Weak pound makes UK a ‘value destination’ for foreign tourists says Lonely Planet

The UK is among the world’s “best-value destinations” to visit in 2018, according to travel guide publisher Lonely Planet, which has released its annual Best in Travel hotlist.<p>Chosen by its editors, authors and a network of travel experts around the world, the list highlights the top 10 countries, …

Top 10

Scottish Highlands feel the strain as tourism surge causes disruption

“You’d struggle to find anyone in the Highlands who is anti-tourist,” says the SNP MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Kate Forbes, “but some people have been pushed to the brink.” Forbes adds succinctly: “There is perfectly legitimate nimbyism going on when someone is doing the toilet in your …

Scotland

The rail revolution: how tech firms are helping train companies move with the times

It’s one of the last remaining modes of transport that has been relatively untouched by innovation.<p>The UK rail sector transports 1.5 billion passengers annually and benefits from billions of pounds of investment, but has struggled to move with the times.<p>That could be about to change. Last month …

Virgin Trains

Thomas Cook abandons Sharm el Sheikh 'until flight ban is lifted'

Egypt’s battered tourism industry has suffered another blow after Britain’s second-biggest holiday firm cancelled all holidays to Sharm el Sheikh for …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Mapped: The countries that spend the most on travel

OUTBOUND tourism expenditures are the amounts of money people spend when traveling in foreign countries. If you look at the map created by …

Paris tourist numbers drop due to fears over further terror attacks

Tourism in Paris has been hit hard by terrorism fears.<p>The capital city and the Île-de-France region which surrounds it welcomed 1.5 million fewer …

France

A Three Hour Flight from New York to London Might Soon Be a Reality

The world is about to get a lot smaller.<p>The first supersonic jet since the Concorde has been announced, promising to take passengers from to London to The Big Apple in just over three hours.<p>Named the Boom jet, the proposed 40-to-50-seat supersonic jet will be able to travel at Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph), …

British Airways to shrink seat space to squeeze more passengers on to flights

The squeeze is on for British Airways economy passengers on the aircraft type that is airline’s long-haul backbone. BA is to add an extra 52 seats to …

British Airways

London Tourism 2016: Heathrow Airport Runway Expansion To Bring More Visitors, Jobs, Trade To UK

A monumental change to Europe’s busiest airport could mean an even bigger increase in London tourism. In a cabinet meeting Tuesday, Prime Minister …

Egypt's tourism industry is still reeling but hope is on the horizon

At 9.30am in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, the sun is high in the sky and inside the famed 63 tombs it’s starting to get humid. This should be peak time for visitors, but there are few footprints in the dust leading to each tomb. About 50 tourists stroll in and out of the tombs, or fan themselves in …

Tourism

Attacks, coup, Brexit spell summer chill for UK tour operators | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - UK travel stocks are sliding again as they face a perfect storm of political and security shocks that many predict will keep holidaying Britons at home for another year at least.<p>A pedestrian walks past a Thomas Cook shop in central London, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne …

Bye bye, to the glossy holiday brochure - British travel giants are phasing them out

If you’re someone that just loves to leaf through a glossy, high-quality travel brochure full of photos and information, this news will sadden you. Two of Britain’s biggest travel agency companies, Thomson and First Choice, have said that they won’t be producing the sales magazines by 2020.<p>Both …

Shares in airline easyJet nosedive as it warns Brexit uncertainty, strikes and bad weather will bring lower profits

• <b>Shares in easyJet dive 22% as it warns that profits will fall</b>• <b><br>Profits hit by lower passenger demand and flight cancellations from strikes</b>• <b><br>Brexit vote</b> …

Jetting off: Brits shun staycations for foreign holidays

Record numbers of UK residents are heading abroad on holiday, according to official figures that signal the end of the “staycation” boom.<p>Just under 6 million people travelled overseas in April, the most ever for that month and up 8% on the same month a year before, said the Office for National …

Human Geography

MC-21: Russians hail new airliner as better than Boeing or Airbus

Russia has unveiled a medium-range passenger plane that state media hailed as superior in many ways to western-made counterparts.<p>In a glitzy Siberian ceremony attended by the prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, the Irkut Corporation rolled out its new MC-21 airliner, which is still undergoing testing …

Russia

United and Delta fare war New York to Europe routes under $600 round trip

United and Delta are battling it out for Europe today from Newark EWR and New York JFK with UA fares as low as $488 round trip for nonstop flights …

The least touristy countries revealed: Bangladesh, Moldova and India are the places to escape to if you want to meet locals (rather than other holidaymakers)

• <b>Priceonomics compared most recent visitor numbers with local population</b>• <b><br>Bangladesh has the highest resident to tourist ratio in the world</b>• <b><br>Andorra hosts</b> …

Paris attacks could cost European tourism £660m

The Paris attacks could wipe more than £660million off the value of Europe’s tourism industry, analysts say.<p>The full extent of the damage following the November 13 terrorist attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people will not be known until fourth-quarter results are published, but …

British tourists flock to India under new e-visa system

British tourists are proving to be early adopters of the new “e-visa” scheme which has simplified travel to India since it was broadened to include UK nationals in the summer.<p>Figures released by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi show that Britons made up nearly a quarter of all visitors to India …

European tour operators evacuate thousands from Tunisia after attack | Reuters

SOUSSE, Tunisia (Reuters) - Tour companies were evacuating thousands of foreign holidaymakers from Tunisia on Saturday, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a beach hotel in an attack claimed by Islamic State.<p>Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid said most of the dead were British, and Britain’s …

The most expensive countries for tourists to visit

The World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015 ranked 141 countries by average hotel cost, cost of living, flight ticket taxes, airport charges, and fuel prices, giving us a list of the world's most expensive countries to visit.<p>Here are the world's 10 most expensive …

British Airways owner IAG's profits soar to £850m

British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), has raised its profit forecast after a bumper summer, buoyed by what it described as rapid improvement in key European economies.<p>The group made €1.2bn (£850m) after tax in the last quarter – the most lucrative for airlines. That …

British Airways

Emirates scraps first class and shrinks business class to carry maximum number of passengers

Dubai-based Emirates has removed its entire first class and reduced the number of business class flatbed seats in an effort to accommodate the …

And the world's 'most excellent' airline is ... | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Its star-studded safety videos show the airline making happy customers of everyone from hulking sports stars to pocket-sized hobbits.<p>But Air New Zealand isn't just leading the way in viral hits.<p>Australia-based website AirlineRatings.com has named Air New Zealand the 2016 Airline of the Year …

What Holidays Are Celebrated Only In Japan? - Answerman

<i>T. Brown asks:</i><p>So many animes cover holidays like Christmas, Valentine's day, and White day, but at there any other holidays that are celebrated that …

Japan

EasyJet and British Airways named worst airlines for flight delays (while Heathrow ranks last for airports)

• <b>New study analysed dozens of airlines and airports across Europe</b>• <b><br>It claims easyJet had the most delays with nearly 7,000</b>• <b><br>British Airways was second</b> …

Brits are the biggest travellers but they are least concerned about potential dangers: New map reveals the riskiest destinations for tourists across the world

• <b>More than 80 per cent of Britons have ventured outside of the country - compared to less than half of Americans</b>• <b><br>A high number of travellers have</b> …