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Global hotel prices rose slightly in first half of 2015: report

Asia represented the best value destination for travelers in the first half of 2015 when it came to hotel accommodations, while room rates in North America were the most expensive.

Dubai aims to beat own indoor ski slope record

Dubai, the Gulf emirate best known for its extravagant projects and scorching temperatures, announced Tuesday it would build the world's largest indoor ski resort, with a 1.2-kilometre run.

Future cruise ship to ferry record-breaking 6,600 passengers

The newest ocean liner from Costa Cruises will be able to host the population of a small town and, when complete, will nab the title of largest guest capacity ship, capable of ferrying 6,600 passengers.

Riviera beach to reopen to public after Saudi king leaves France

King Salman of Saudi Arabia unexpectedly left the French Riviera on Sunday, local officials said, adding that a beach that had been controversially closed for the royal's holiday would now reopen to the public.

Travel News

World's largest cruise ship takes to the water in France

The hulking shell of the world's largest cruise ship slid into the waters off western France on Friday, with workers aiming to have it ready for a 2016 inaugural trip.

'Madiba's Journey' phone app for tourists in South Africa

A phone app tracing the footsteps of Nelson Mandela was launched in South Africa to encourage tourists to explore his life story, 25 years after his release from prison.

Milan leads top list of trending destinations 2015

The 2015 World Expo has helped boost online searches for Milan, which has emerged the top trending destination for travelers in the US and Canada.

Joburg named Rough Guides' top city of 2015

After Lonely Planet and Afar magazine made their prognostications for 2015, it’s Rough Guides’ turn to weigh in on the top travel destinations that will be making waves next year. And when it comes to top cities, their verdict is Johannesburg, South Africa.

22 ways to make travel more enjoyable in 2015

From an end to the 100ml airport liquids rule to a ban on excessive cushions in hotel rooms, Oliver Smith looks at some changes that would make our travels in 2015 far less stressful

Portugal named world's best destination for golfing

Putters looking to plan a golfing holiday may want to consider booking a trip to Portugal, which was named the world’s best golf destination at the inaugural edition of the World Golf Awards over the weekend.

How to save money and score the best travel deals in 2015

We asked some leading operators and agents in the travel industry to give us their tips for travelling this year

Over 1.1 billion tourists worldwide in 2014

According to the official figures published January 27 by the UN World Tourism Organization, there were 1.138 billion international travelers in 2014.

Zoo in Chile lets the brave tickle a lion's tummy

Dare ya, double dare ya, to tickle a lion's belly.

Travel Stories

Paddling downriver through the Nama Canyon section of the Orange River as it winds through the Richtersveld National Park

6 offbeat ideas for holidaying in SA

If you only do one great local trip or adventure this year, make sure it's something you've never done before, writes Paul Ash

From Soweto to Africa with love - I see a different you: gallery

A trio of young South African photographers have set up a tumblr account to show a different view on Africa, under the title "I see a different you". Read all about it here

Georgia: Wandering the old Silk Road

Scenes from a wonderful little country between the Black Sea and the Caucasus mountains that deserves to be better known