Travel

Student travel expanding to Attleboro middle schools

ATTLEBORO — International travel for Attleboro students is expanding from the high school to middle schools as educators attempt to make learning come alive. Middle school teacher Doreen Barako took students on a trip to Athens and Rome during this past April vacation and she said plans for more travel are already in the works. England and Scotland are among ... Read More »

Breakout Role: Despite Growing Pains, Oman’s Tourism Is Booming

Never thought of visiting Oman? Well, you might be soon. In our Breakout Role series, we take a look at places that have seen huge increases in tourism in the last few years, and try to figure out what’s causing all the hype. Since he started leading tours to Oman in 2000, Peter Gardiner has planned trips for groups of ... Read More »

7 incredible castles around the world you can actually stay in

“I always felt I should have been born in the 17th or 18th century. They really had a big stone castle with authentic furniture” -Margaret O’ Brien, American film, radio, television and stage actress Ever thought of staying in a castle? Spend your next holiday like the kings and queens did, and explore their hallways and soak in the history. ... Read More »

6 Secrets to Travel Better When on the Flight

There’s no greater joy than traveling to new places, discovering new cultures, cuisines and traditions. Some travel simply because they love to. Some travel due to various professional or personal reasons. It’s easier now to travel to far off places than ever before. Multiple airline choices and great connectivity have, to an extent, eased long distance travel. But with having ... Read More »

7 Ideal Jobs For People Who Love To Travel

Shutterstock One of the first questions I ask new clients is, “What do you want to do?” The question is often met with a blank stare, or responses like, “Well, when I was younger, I wanted to be a [fill in the blank], but…” Or, “I’m really good at [fill in the blank], but I’d never make enough money doing ... Read More »

Brits eye overseas holidays as Sterling shows signs of life

Better-than-expected currency sales in the first quarter indicate strong and sustained demand for overseas holidays, Post Office Travel Money has declared in its latest Holiday Money Index. Announcing year-on-year increases of 55 per cent increase in currency sales made online for the year to 31 March and of 47 per cent for April to date, the Post Office said that ... Read More »

London hotel sector reports strong gains in March

London’s hotel sector reported strong growth in March, with occupancy up 5.7% and the average daily rate (ADR) up 8%. Based on daily data supplied by STR, London reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: +2.8% Demand: +8.7% Occupancy: +5.7% to 80.5% Average daily rate (ADR): +8.0% to GBP140.65 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +14.2% to GBP113.27 STR analysts attribute ... Read More »

Make Wellness Travel a Staple in Company Trips for Happy, Productive Employees

The world has become obsessed with the pursuit of wellness, and the travel industry is far from immune. In fact, wellness travel is one of the fastest-growing tourism industries today, with predictions that it will rake in $680 billion in 2017 alone. Related: 6 Ways to Curb Jet Lag and Travel Fatigue Wellness travel is popular, of course, because it seeks to push “pause” ... Read More »

Trump’s devastating new travel ban is built on a harmful myth

Illustration by Ellie Foreman-Peck Donald Trump will brook no opposition to his revised executive order on refugees and immigrants, which includes a four-month ban on refugee resettlement while the administration analyses the vetting system. But as a policy, it is cruel and counterproductive, stranding some of the most vulnerable and most vetted people in the world. The fact that implementation ... Read More »

Book LTC Tickets On Lowest Fare Or Face Action: Government To Staff

Representational image New Delhi: Employees who fail to buy air tickets at the lowest price available on the day while undertaking a journey on Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claim will face severe penal action, as per the draft guidelines finalised by the Centre. The move comes after the government noticed instances where some of its employees colluded with private travel ... Read More »