Jan Calma

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The easiest $25 you’ll ever make

When you can make honest money while traveling with very little effort — that’s a win-win. The team at Hotel Confidential knows this and is giving …

David Attenborough

Hazardous Smog Is One of the Biggest Challenges to Beijing's Tourism Growth

Chinese President Xi Jinping said pollution was Beijing’s biggest challenge as thick smog blanketing northern China began to clear after seven …

How To Be A Local In ... Lyon, France

Lyon is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric cities in France where past and present, old traditions and new trends live side by side and add a …

How to avoid mobile roaming costs

Mobile providers often charge high rates for data usage and phone calls while on holiday, but there are alternative ways to reduce incurring extra fees.<p>Mobile providers often charge high rates for data usage and phone calls while on holiday, but there are alternative ways to reduce incurring extra …

Mobile

In Paris, yes is the new “oui”

My Parisian boss stopped her rapid stream of French to catch her breath.<p>“Anyhoo,” she said, before launching onto a new topic, once again explained …

Language

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Library Studies

UNESCO grants Japan's Mount Fuji World Heritage status

Japan cheered the selection on Saturday of its most iconic landmark, Mount Fuji, as a World Heritage site.<p>The 3,776-meter-tall mountain has deep …

How traveling Italy by train captures the country in all its complications

In a new book, Tim Parks says that to get under the skin of Italy, you must board a train. Whether an ultra fast service to Palermo or a time-warp …

Trend alert: Hotels embracing late checkouts on Sundays

A growing number of hotels are granting travelers a reprieve from the oppressive 11 a.m. checkout on Sundays, when they have fewer guests checking in …

Psy's South Korea tourism ads teach travelers to speak Gangnam

Psy was the natural choice when the Korea Tourism Organization looked for a new face to promote South Korea overseas. The YouTube phenomenon now …

Make or break: travelling as a couple

Travelling as a couple can present unique challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and standard stress that accompanies long-term travel. Will it make or break the relationship? What happens when one person wants to go to the Full Moon Party and the other wants to jungle trek?<p>Like …

The 10 airlines that make the most profit by charging passengers fees

Yesterday we highlighted the top airlines dependent on extra ancillary fee from passengers and, not surprisingly, that list was dominated by low-cost …

Jet Airways CEO resigns amidst Etihad integration, AirAsia competition

Jet Airways (India) Ltd. said its Chief Executive Officer Nikos Kardassis resigned, less than two months after the carrier agreed to sell a stake to …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

What Are Some Tips for Getting the Best Outcome When Your Flight Is Canceled?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Stephanie Vardavas,</i><p>Pull out your cellphone as soon as it becomes clear that your flight is significantly delayed, even if it is not yet officially canceled. Call your airline and ask them to re-book you. And don't forget to nail down your seat …

The new luggage from Airbus that wants to talk to your iPhone

Airbus is best known for aircraft like its A380 superjumbo and the next-generation A350 jetliner, but the company has cooked up something else to …

World's most beautiful airports welcome flyers with innovative design

Dramatic entries are a given with air travel, and airports should convey a sense of welcome and arrival to travelers landing in a new city, like the …

Which Hotel-Branded Credit Cards Are Worth Getting?

Picking up a gallon of milk at the store? Taking in the car for that long overdue oil change? Every dollar you spend on mundane purchases could be bringing you that much closer to a free resort stay in Hawaii. Just as airlines are, hotel chains around the globe are also in the credit card business, …

Hotel Pool Amenities

Now that we are in the heart of spring -- and summer has unofficially begun -- hotel pools are guaranteed to be at their busiest soon. There are few things better than commandeering a poolside cabana, with a haul of reading material and not a care in the world except securing the proper SPF. And …

New airline promises Netflix-style travel

Start-up Surf Air is charging a monthly “all you can fly” subscription, promising a corporate jet experience at a fraction of the cost.<p>It’s being called the “Netflix of business travel”.<p>Surf Air, a new start-up airline based in Burbank, California, is offering monthly, “all you can fly” …

Startups

Paris’ giant drive-in cinema

From 10 to 21 June, the transformed Cinema Paradiso will be the biggest drive-in ever seen in a capital city, welcoming up to 1,000 visitors per movie.<p>Le Grand Palais, the vast steel-and-glass structure just off the Champs Elysées, will become an ephemeral drive-in cinema for 12 days in June – …

France

How human error can cause a plane crash

A preliminary investigation by safety officials has found that poor pilot training was at fault in the 13 April Lion Air crash in Indonesia.<p>A preliminary investigation by safety officials has found that poor pilot training – not windshear – was at fault in the recent Lion Air crash in Indonesia, …

Airplanes

Even Lufthansa's Italian Air Dolomiti pilots strike on negotiations

Pilots at Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Air Dolomiti regional subsidiary in Italy plan to strike on May 29, adding to a growing number of disruptions that …

Using Google Glass as part of air travel experience

<b>Pro</b>: Creepy to some or downright useless to non-Gmail users, Google trawls through your Gmail account for flight confirmations. When your flight is …

Hotels send guests satisfaction surveys on their mobile devices

[Hotels] no longer feel that it is enough to leave a questionnaire in your guest room and hope for a response, not when TripAdvisor and other public …

Dubai Hotel Offering Guests Gold-Plated iPads - Vagabondish

Known as “the only seven star hotel in the world”, Dubai’s Burj al Arab hotel is no stranger to opulence. With an underwater aquarium restaurant and …