|Hotel Room of the Future|
Hotels and holidaymakers need to adapt to save the world’s dwindling resources – and the upshot could be some novel ideas in resorts of the future, according to a new report.
|Snow and sea Combine for winter sports spectacular|
Winter sports fans have a chance coming up to combine a ski or snowboarding holiday with watching world-beating competition and a spot of sightseeing in a vibrant seafront city.
|Nudists and spies – the new cruisers|
Cruise holidays are booming regardless of the harsh economic climate, with 1.65 million Britons taking to the seas this year, according to recent figures.
| Flying with skis – what’s the cost?
With low-cost airlines adding more flights to ski destinations, going skiing is more accessible than ever. But is it easier and cheaper to take your own ski equipment or hire when you get there?
|Airlines plan more add-on extra charges|
Airlines see huge potential in expanding add-on charges to passengers, according to a new report.
|On the trail of world-beating wine|
Three bottles of Bordeaux have been sold for £145,000 each, making them the world’s most expensive wine sold at auction.
|Best of Beijing|
Prime Minister David Cameron has had little time for sightseeing during his visit to China on a blockbuster British trade mission with four Cabinet ministers and 43 business leaders. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss:
|Christmas breaks abroad – don’t forget the pudding!|
A family getaway at Christmas can be a magical time, and if you’re renting a villa, cottage or even a chateau, you can make it a home from home.
|Airline luggage – what’s banned in the hold?|
It’s no surprise that most airlines ban hang-gliders, windsurfing boards, sails, canoes and pole vaults as holiday luggage.
|Maldives - Paradise rebranded|
The Maldives has announced a major rebranding plan – believing that its ‘paradise’ image of long beaches and white sands is no longer enough to attract visitors in difficult economic times.
|Holidays like they used to be – eggstraordinary!|
Forty years have gone by since the heyday of the Package Holiday in the 1970s.
|Cheapest world-class ski resorts revealed|
An Italian ski resort has been named cheapest in a survey of the world’s top resorts – thanks to lower bar bills.
|Stronger pounds means cheaper ski trips|
British skiers and snowboarders can look forward to cheaper holidays in Europe this season, as a stronger pound brings good news after two winters with a rock-bottom exchange rate.
|A Thanksgiving treat|
Thanksgiving is America’s biggest family get-together, traditionally a harvest festival and time to give thanks not only for good food but also for the joys of friends and relatives.
|Titanic trip is just the ticket|
Some may find it macabre, but others see it as a powerful evocation of history – and tickets are said to be selling fast for a Titanic memorial cruise.
|Check into a lighthouse, tree house or upturned boat|
Hotels, villas and tents are apparently passé when it comes to holidaying in France - where visitors are staying instead in unusual accommodation including lighthouses, upturned boats and tree houses.
|Venice for Coffee - but where should you go?|
Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was once whisked off to Venice by Formula 1 tycoon Flavio Briatore – just for a cup of coffee.
|Winter sun – celebrity holidays or a ‘Big 5’ safari|
Winter’s here and so is the temptation to fly off to exotic climes for some much-needed sunshine.
|Top Christmas shopping destinations|
Christmas shopping abroad has its own magic, with fascinating new shops to discover, different traditions and the prospect of bargains to be had.