Where now for travel? Lonely Planet closures point to an uncertain future

But there has been upheaval and concern, too, including two company sales, first to the BBC in 2007 for £130m, then to US-based NC2 media in 2013 at the much-reduced price of £51.5m. Challenged by tough market conditions (guidebook sales fell 40% between 2007 and 2012, but have since recovered 27%) and online firms, such […]

Covid-19 travel: Indians most confident about travelling in post-pandemic era

When travel can resume under a ‘new normal’ travel framework, the “Unravel Travel” survey found that with a score of 76, India and Thailand are tied for top position for nationalities most confident of travelling. Asian countries dominate the countries that scored above the global average of 61, including China (69), Indonesia (65), Singapore (64). […]

Who wrote the Meghan and Harry book Finding Freedom and what’s it about?

Do Harry and Meghan know the authors? The authors met Harry and Meghan in the past, but have repeatedly said the pair did not contribute to the book.

Fare sale, new Tahiti flights, desperate hotels + more travel news

Southwest Airlines has scaled back its aircraft-cleaning procedures between flights to prevent reduced staffing and busier operations from keeping aircraft on the ground longer than scheduled. The airline has shifted its sanitation focus to high-touch areas like lavatories and tray tables. But the new policy means armrests and seat belts will not be wiped down […]

The end of tourism?

As an international industry, tourism means nothing less than the aggregate of activities that range from building airline engines at Rolls-Royce’s plant in Derbyshire to pulling pints in the Irish pub in Montego Bay. From this global perspective, it cannot easily be planned or controlled. Its natural bosses are municipal, provincial and national governments, and […]

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Holznagel first competed on Jeopardy! in 1994. At the time, he didn’t worry much about the buzzer and won four games, a stint that led to invitations to three subsequent Jeopardy! tournaments, most recently the 2014 Battle of the Decades. “When I got invited back for the Battle of the Decades, I was 52 years […]

Richard Matheson obituary

A first novel, Hunger and Thirst, went unpublished for several decades. A short story, Born of Man and Woman (1950), attracted notice and became part of his first story collection, published in 1954, the same year that I Am Legend appeared. In this tale, the last man on Earth is beset by vampires. Partially soothed […]

Raspberry Pis hide narrative in the city to complete offline book

“E-books are incredibly convenient and portable, but we lose that sense of a relationship with a physical object,” Abba told Wired.co.uk. “We wanted it to feel like it was something you owned, that you took away with you—your journal, diary, companion throughout this two-and-a-half-week story experience, and that’s critical. There’s something about not just making […]

Global coronavirus cases top 20 million after doubling in 45 days

Mexico’s relatively high death rate results partly from the country having one of the world’s highest rates of obesity and diabetes. There has also been relatively little testing. Of all tests done, 47% are positive, suggesting that only seriously ill people are getting tests. That has hindered contract tracing.

Migrants cheer ‘UK’ as several boats cross English Channel in one morning

More from UK Coronavirus: 730,000 jobs lost since lockdown began Coronavirus: A&E ‘safe’, says PM, after fears led to ‘16,000’ non-COVID deaths Coronavirus: Scottish schools start re-opening – but the classroom will look different Coronavirus: Universities urged to hold places for students appealing A-level grades Palace told Meghan not to wear M and H initial […]