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Monopoly money: The hotel industry doesn't want you to see the competition's prices online Left to their own devices, major hotels have chosen to collude rather than compete, hurting consumers who just want to find cheaper rates online. Hotel cabal wants to limit your choices How might consumers be harmed by a collusive agreement among the Big 6 The cartoonist's homepage, Mike Thompson, USA TODAY Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Marc Murphy, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Mike Thompson, USA TODAY Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Mike Thompson, USA TODAY Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Marc Murphy, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Mike Thompson, USA TODAY Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Marc Murphy, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx keep the magic alive via FaceTime The 51-year-old actor was in great spirits as he left her apartment in Manhattan before Katie stepped out to grab a cup of coffee while on a morning stroll. And Jamie Foxx made sure to stay connected with his leading lady Katie Holmes as the pair chatted on FaceTime in New York on Wednesday morning The Dawson's Creek alum added an edgy flair to her otherwise casual ensemble with a pair of black leather flats featuring delicate gold studs
Ryanair & easyJet flights to Portugal severely disrupted as airports suffer fuel shortage RYANAIR and easyJet passengers heading to Portugal are set to be hit by serious travel disruption as local airports suffer from fuel shortages due to strike action in the country. Are your flights to Portugal affected? Portugal flight disruption: Travellers are advised to check the status of their flights (Image: Getty Images) An easyJet spokesman told Due to strike action in Portugal affecting fuel availability easyJet, like all airlines, is experiencing some disruption to its flying programme today and four flights between the UK and Portugal will be required to make fuel stops on route
MailOnline Travel experiences the world's highest cliff jump... MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks signed up for the Shotover Canyon Swing in Queenstown, New Zealand. It's the world's highest cliff jump. And she's scared of heights... A hangover from a night out in Queenstown helped, as my brain wasn't really functioning at full speed and there wasn't much 'fight or flight' left in me After asking once again if I would be OK, I took a deep breath and ran forwards Optional activities are available at an additional cost
Air France-KLM offering free flights to those helping rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral Air France-KLM is donating travel to assist with the reconstruction of Notre Dame. Philippe Wojazer, AFP/Getty Images Fullscreen This general view from the entrance shows smoke rising in front of the altar cross at Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019 French authorities said the cathedral was perhaps only minutes away from total destruction when Monday's blaze swept through the medieval building
Southern California’s new hotels that made the 2019 Hot List Conde Nast Travelers' best new hotel picks include five in California, from Laguna Beach to Indian Wells. Five hotels in Southern California were among the 75 worldwide picks made by the magazine’s editors and contributors It got high marks for being a buzzy hangout for the creative crowd It’s described as a brick-and-mortar version of a Wes Anderson movie super-smart and just offbeat enough
India's Jet Airways cancels all flights after banks reject plea for emergency funds The carrier is saddled with roughly $1.2 billion of bank debt. Sam Panthaky | AFP | Getty Images A Jet Airways plane approaches Ahmedabad airport Jet Airways, in its statement, said it had been informed late on Tuesday night by its lenders that they were unable to consider its request for critical interim funding
Review: Pico Iyer’s ‘Autumn Light’ muses on mortality and the courage to carry on In Pico Iyer's latest book, "Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells," he finds himself once again in Japan — for decades his chosen second home. Thomas Merton on a frequent flier pass is how Indian writer Pradeep Sebastian once described renowned travel writer Pico Iyer, and it remains my favorite, most perfect and pithy quote about him, ever He also spends time with his elderly mother, who lives alone in the California hills, and makes annual visits to a Northern California monastery, but I try each year to be back in Japan for the season of fire and farewells, he says
JetBlue Flights Are Coming To London If you foresee a trip to London in the near future, you might find yourself flying JetBlue. Starting in 2021, JetBlue flights to London will originate from New York (JFK) and Boston. You will also be ecstatic to know that these flights will feature the premium Mint Class service. If you foresee a trip to London in the near future, you might find yourself flying JetBlue You will also be ecstatic to know that these flights will feature the premium Mint Class service A Mint Class seat can cost between 68,400 and 143,300 miles plus $5.60 for the same route
Baby girl 'caught measles from the child of an anti-vaxxer' Jilly Moss claims her daughter Alba spent more than a week battling measles at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London earlier this month after becoming floppy and unresponsive. 'Anti-vaxxers believe all she needed was a dark room [with] vitamin A,' she said Further findings revealed none of the children had autism, non-specific colitis or symptoms within days of receiving the MMR vaccine, yet the study claimed six of the participants suffered all three
Duke of Edinburgh hints at Meghan's due date with royal travel plans Prince Charles, 70, has never been out of the UK for the birth of his grandchild, and tends to schedule events in the weeks surrounding the birth in the country so as to not miss it. The pair are reported to have 'a 'close bond' and are often seen giggling together at events He appeared on Australian show Today Extra, where he discussed several piece of gossip regarding Baby Sussex on Sunday 'If you believe that, you'd believe anything,' he said Harry and Meghan made it very clear the birth is going to be private.'
New cruise lines will explore Mexican waters, islands and towns Newcomer cruise lines Vidanta Cruises and Cruise and Maritime Voyages will take travelers to the Sea of Cortez and other coastal areas. He declined to disclose cabin prices but said they would eventually be found on the website and will be comparable to luxury cruises today CMV will offer six 11-day sailings between Dec. 7 and Jan. 31 Prices for the cruises start at $1,748 per person, based on double occupancy
Today Show Moms Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb Pick Presents to Give this Mother’s Day The Today Show moms pick presents to give and get this May 12 Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager The Today Show ’s new dynamic duo in the 10 o’clock hour are superhosts and supermoms: Jenna has Margaret (Mila), 5, and Poppy, 3, and Hoda has Haley, 2, and just welcomed her second daughter, Hope, this week! Here, they choose their favorite gifts to give (and recieve) for Mother’s Day on May 12 Buy It! $15; Tarte Cheese of the Month Subscription 1.5 lbs
A month's stay on a very remote volcanic island in Papua New Guinea MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks ventured to Karkar island off the north coast of Papua New Guinea to find her estranged great uncle, who moved there more than 50 years ago... Pictured right is a jolly man who obligingly poses for the camera The duo met when Barbara landed in Karkar as a teacher for the doctor's children (the doctors on the island have traditionally hailed from Germany with funding provided through the Lutheran church)
Hard Rock’s iconic guitar sign finds a home at Vegas Neon Museum After the Hard Rock Cafe closed, the 82-foot-tall sign was restored and lives on in all its luminous glory. After its installation at the restaurant in 1990, the guitar quickly became a city landmark and appeared in several Hollywood films, including 1992’s Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and National Lampoon's 1997 Vegas Vacation A crowdfunding campaign helped pay for the two-year restoration project and ensures its future maintenance
21 Original Inventions That Can Help You Live a Better Life The human mind is so magnificent and unpredictable that hundreds of new inventions are born every year that we might not even be aware of. There are many great ideas out there but some of them truly make you shout with eagerness, “Take my money, just give me some of that!” 21 Original Inventions That Can Help You Live a Better Life 0 0 0 0 829 The human mind is so magnificent and unpredictable that hundreds of new inventions are born every year that we might not even be aware of It would be really awesome to have the ability to sit whenever we wanted to
Earth Day and Easter weekend events close to home are about pets, eggs and nature Indulge in a little forest bathing by moonlight, take your dog to a festival celebrating canines, and be kind to the earth during a week Bring small, clean, hard plastic items from home (bottle caps, toy pieces, old pens and markers, etc.) to be used in a children’s art project Part of the proceeds will go to ministries assisting Skid Row residents (213) 471-2415,
Abu Dhabi: Free hotel stays for Etihad Airways fliers Stay two nights in the hotel of your choice (you have 15 to pick from) in the United Arab Emirates capital if you fly on Etihad Airways. It’s a chance to explore places such as the Louvre Museum and newly opened Presidential Palace in the capital of the United Arab Emirates Then book a room at one of 15 hotels, including the luxury InterContinental, Le Méridien and the Dusit Thani, as well as the Radisson Blu Yas Island and two Crowne Plazas
How the 'blue-rinse brigade' saved Llandudno I’m on the hunt for William Windsor’s family. Well, where else would you go to find such an esteemed drove of goats He’s currently in retirement at Whipsnade Zoo after a controversial stint as official military mascot of the Royal Welsh regiment Dating back to the time when a wild goat walked onto the battlefield during the Battle of Bunker Hill in the American..
The best Unesco world heritage sites you can visit on a cruise World heritage doesn’t have to mean trekking through jungles, hiking up mountains or traipsing through towns From US$7,200/£5,600pp, departing frequently (001 415 689 8509, It also happens to be the location of several of the best diving sites in Asia
In Guatemala, textiles tell the story of current and ancient Maya culture The Guatemala textile tour itinerary includes participating in textile workshops, visiting women weavers and artisans and observing weaving collectives. Discover the current and ancient culture of the Maya as told through their textiles on a 10-day tour organized by Bella Guatemala Travel Dates: May 3-12, Aug. 15-24, Nov. 7-16 Price: From $3,195 per person, double occupancy; $500 single supplement Includes accommodations, all meals, internal flights and transportation, entrance fees and guides
For travelers, Notre Dame remains the heart of Paris after devastating fire You do not have to be French or Catholic, or a lover of literature or movies to fear the loss of an icon that is the gateway to the city's soul. The mobs of the French Revolution in the late 18th century were no kinder, smashing and beheading 28 statues of the Kings of Judea and Israel (some of their heads are on display in a Paris museum) and ransacking the interior As visitors, we cannot repay what Notre Dame has given to us nor what it has meant to us
‘Star Wars’ fans keep fueling the Force as Disney expands the galaxy far, far, away "Star Wars" fatigue? Not at Disney's Star Wars Celebration, where fans flock to be one with the Force, get sneak peeks at new movies and TV shows, engage in cosplay and even get tattooed. A few days ago in a galaxy not so far away, an estimated 65,000 Star Wars fans from across the globe quested their way to the biggest convention center in the United States They came dressed as Jedi warriors, Stormtroopers, Wookiees, bounty hunters, Kylos, Reys, Lukes and Leias, with children, families, fan clubs and friends in tow fans of all stripes representing every known corner of the Star Wars universe With the 501st it’s got to be screen accurate, but we don’t care who’s in it
Megan Barton-Hanson 'gutted' after hospital dash forced her to miss intimate LA date with huge US headliner at Coachella MEGAN Barton-Hanson has told pals she is “gutted” to have missed out on Coachella Festival because she was meant to hang out with a huge US headliner. The Love Island star, 25, couldn’t travel to C… She was given treatment by her doctor but when it failed to help she was taken to hospital by ambulance It was really scary and a worrying time for everyone Thank you all so much for your well wishes and support it means so much The Sun has contacted Megan’s representatives for comment
Why planes don't fly over Antarctica - and the airline that's planning to start The age of ultra long-haul travel has dawned with more and more globe-trotting flights making the world seem smaller and smaller with every passing year. The age of ultra long-haul travel has dawned with more and more globe-trotting flights making the world seem smaller and smaller with every passing year The routes flown by Emirates from Dubai to US cities on the West Coast pass within a whisker of the..
Review: Irish indie ‘Lost & Found’ will make you smile A charming anthology film from Ireland, "Lost & Found" will make you smile. Travel by a different mode figures in The Proposal, as Daniel’s friend Gabriel (Seamus Hughes) has a romantic getaway all planned to ask his long-time girlfriend to marry him ------------- ‘Lost & Found’ Not rated Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes
LIST: Top Facebook Executives and Their Career Links to the DC Swamp With Facebook taking a very strong stance against so-called fake news and foreign interference in what passes for democracy in the United States and particularly given its recent association with the Atlantic Council and its Digital Forensic Research Lab. The Page administrators and account owners primarily represented themselves as independent news Pages or general interest Pages on topics like weather, travel, sports, economics, or politicians in Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan
Brits can avoid paying Ryanair unexpected luggage fees by using new app feature RYANAIR has launched a new bag scanning function on their mobile app that could help confused Brits avoid unexpected charges for carry on luggage. The new function will size up the bags and tell yo… Then, while holding down the scanning button, you have to move the camera around the bag from a distance of 5cm to capture front, side, top and back Sun Online Travel recently reported how a passenger who was 4kg over the weight limit for her hand luggage had an ingenious way to avoid paying the charge - by wearing all of her clothes
Extinction Rebellion activists halt trains in Canary Wharf Protesters climb on carriages as others cause disruption at four sites in West End After Extinction Rebellion threatened to disrupt the city’s public transport network, Transport for London disabled wifi on the underground at the request of the British Transport Police We so far have 55 bus routes closed and 500,000 people affected as a result … we are satisfied that this threshold has been met and this course of action is necessary
First look inside the new Boeing 777X Boeing showcases a mock up of the cabin of its new hotly anticpated 777X passenger airplane, featuring sculpted side walls and a cabin that's four inches wider than its predecessor. But the lighting, windows and curved interiors give a sense of what this aircraft might be like when it's ready and soaring the skies The flight tests are standard flight tests for airworthiness, we do have an aircraft that will have an interior installed so we'll see how the interior components feel, says Craver
Flights: One in three UK planes will be DELAYED by 2030 amid passenger increase for one im FLIGHT passengers might think they’ve got it bad if they suffer a delay, yet experts warn this will rocket to one in three routes being late in the near future. They claim all airplane routes will be affected if change is not made to accommodate an increase in passenger numbers. But just what needs to be done? Both the UK Government and CAA have claimed modernisation is necessary Experts believe not only will this reduce carbon emissions and minimise delays, it will also open up more destinations and flight routes for UK passengers Fresh air and exploration also trumped sitting on a sun-lounger as the political scenario directly impacts the holiday scene
Cruise ship tour: Holland America Line's Volendam The Volendam may lack some of the bells and whistles of Holland America's newer ships, but it offers an intimate, traditional cruising experience. Peter Knego Fullscreen The uppermost of Volendam’s nine passenger decks, Sky Deck (10) features an open sunning area that surrounds the radio mast Maria Theresa; River Countess Viking River Cruises:  Viking Skirnir; Viking Herja; Viking Hild  Viking Ocean Cruises:  Viking Star; Viking Sea; Viking Sky; Viking Sun; Viking Orion  Windstar Cruises: Star Pride; Star Breeze; Wind Spirit Retired ocean liners, cruise ships and yachts:   SS Rotterdam; Royal Yacht Britannia  Theme galleries:  10 cruise ship suites that will blow your mind; the last of the great ocean liners; ship christenings with Queen Elizabeth II; Royal ship christenings through the years; 9 most amazing megaships; 25 most beautiful cruise vessels; the world's 25 biggest cruise ships