About 300 mainland Chinese tours to Hong Kong may be cancelled or postponed amid flu fears

About 300 tours to Hong Kong comprising more than 10,000 visitors may be cancelled or postponed amid worries about the city’s summer flu outbreak that has so far killed more than 300 people. The Hong Kong Tourism Association, which represents travel agencies, said mainland companies were asking to cancel the […]

What Kate Middleton and Prince William Avoid on Royal Tours

ecause the British royals can seem almost impossibly perfect—no strand of hair or piece of fabric out of place—it can be hard sometimes to imagine them dealing with any sort of actual earthly concern. Does Kate Middleton ever get a headache? Does Prince Harry ever accidentally spill ketchup on his shirt? They must, though how […]

State Department Confirms Plan To Ban U.S. Citizens From Visiting North Korea

The U.S. government will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea, citing safety and security concerns. The State Department confirmed the new restriction on Friday, after Young Pioneer Tours, which organized Otto Warmbier’s fateful visit to North Korea, announced the pending move. Warmbier’s trip to the pariah nation ended […]

Painted huts: How tourists are flocking this DR Congo village with no electricity

There’s no electricity and only 500 residents in the Congolese village of Makwatsha, but a longstanding tradition by its womenfolk has turned it almost by accident into a star attraction for Chinese tourists. The outside walls of the huts are decorated with paintings of local life, flowers and butterflies, making […]

The 10 best places to visit in England – and where to stay when there

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton. 1. YORKSHIRE Visitors flock to Yorkshire because there is no place on earth like God’s Own County. It considers its […]