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Hoteliers in Balearics want to scrap tourist tax after drop in British holidaymakers MAJORCA and Ibiza are calling on the government to scrap the controversial tourist tax as it is a “serious threat” to the future of the islands. It follows a six-week delay in the start… This mainly affects the German market, which from January to November 2018 has dropped by 4.3 per cent per cent in the Balearic Islands and reservations already down by 20 per cent this year A number of popular tourist destinations around the world are to bring in new taxes for visitors, including Edinburgh, Bali and Venice
MasterChef 2019 contestants: Who are the MasterChef contestants this year? MASTERCHEF 2019 kicks off tonight with a whopping 56 contestants cooking for the crown. But who are the MasterChef contestants this year on BBC One? Tonight on MasterChef, the first seven contestants will enter the MasterChef kitchen The first quarter-final will be this Friday, where the three chefs from tonight’s heat are joined with the three from Wednesday MasterChef starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One
Virgin Atlantic launches new flight route to Tel Aviv from the UK Virgin Atlantic has revealed a new flight route to Tel Aviv, Israel, launching in 2019 from the UK Virgin Atlantic is launching the new route in September (Image: Virgin Atlantic) Read More No deal Brexit possibility has airline caterers stockpiling in-flight meals Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO commented: 2019 marks the start of a new phase of growth for Virgin Atlantic as we work to achieve our ambition to become the most loved travel company
Mr Jones review – newsman's heroic journey into a Soviet nightmare Agnieszka Holland’s powerful drama stars James Norton as the real-life Welsh journalist who uncovered Stalin’s genocidal famine in Ukraine At first, the movie is weirdly like The Third Man, with Jones as the Holly Martins figure, the writer in a strange town, having been promised something interesting by someone who is disturbingly no longer around She has a real story to tell – a story that isn’t told enough – and a single, compelling and likable character with which to tell it
Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York From Tokyo to Zurich, readers told us how New York’s subway compares with the public transportation in their cities (spoiler alert: not well). What smells like a nightclub toilet, evokes the feeling of an underworld and resembles a working museum But the U-Bahn serves a city with 3.5 million people On Friday and Saturday there’s a late-night network The Tube was the most amazing thing to happen to me
Airlines may have to install security doors between cabin and cockpit Lawmakers in the US are pushing for stronger aviation security and have drafted a bill with the proposal. Hijackings remain a threat despite improvements in aviation safety since since 2001. Current measures to protect the flight deck include stationing a flight attendant or food cart in front of the cockpit The lightweight, wire-mesh barriers would cost $5,000 (£3,870) to $12,000 (£9,300) per aircraft, the lawmakers said His widow, Ellen, has been an advocate of legislation for aviation safety
Tourists in popular Spain holiday destination could face big fines or JAIL if they do this HOLIDAYS to the Canary Islands are hugely popular with Britons looking to escape to sun, sand and sea. But authorities are clamping down on tourists and threatening to send them to jail if they graffiti protected beaches and rocks. Holidays: Police had discovered huge hearts drawn into the sand on the dunes (Image: Telesforo Bravo-Juan Coello Foundation) Environmentalists have complained that some graffiti works - such as writing in the sand - are so enormous they are visible from space and show up on Google Maps
Beyoncé and Kevin Hart Pal Around at Brunch, Plus Mariska Hargitay, Diddy & More From Hollywood to New York and everywhere in between, see what your favorite stars are up to Leon Bennett/WireImage Surfs Up Matt Damon catches a wave during a Byron Bay surfing session on Thursday in Australia Steve Granitz/WireImage Skirt the Issue Christie Brinkley flaunts her toned legs on Tuesday while dropping by SiriusXM studios in N.Y.C
In Search of the Northern Lights Seeing the aurora borealis has become a must-do item for camera-toting tourists from Alaska to Greenland to Scandinavia. On a trip to northern Sweden, the sight proved elusive, if ultimately rewarding. Many come for the nearby Aurora Sky Station, a mountaintop-viewing platform reached by a two-seater chair lift built in 1966, where on a recent night, fellow visitors hailed from India, Bolivia, South Korea, France, England and Australia Get weekly updates from our Travel Dispatch newsletter, with tips on traveling smarter, destination coverage and photos from all over the world
A Comic Novel About the George W. Bush No One Knows Thomas Mallon’s “Landfall” imagines the goings-on inside the Bush White House. He’s fluent geopolitically, historically, philosophically And its unconventionality in that sense makes it more interesting than if its take were standard leftish bien-pensant 16, 2015 Expletives Deleted March 2, 2012 The First Lady Aug. 29, 2008 Advertisement
Massive And Terrifying ‘God Emperor Trump’ Presides Over Parade In Italy The giant float features a Twitter sword and a clawed hand. It’s a joke, but in fact he’s trying to destroy nations with the economy instead of nuclear missiles, he was quoted as saying The time of intellectuals, philosophers and of old and worn culture is over We have entered the era of fantasy, videogames and virtual life
20 of Britain's most romantic destinations There will always be a yearning for that special place or that special someone In Britain, as a small island nation, no one is ever too far from a beautiful place Even if you can’t get to a recognised beauty spot to deliver a message for Valentine’s Day, there will be somewhere you can go
13 of the world's most beautiful libraries The world's most beautiful libraries Whether you happen to be a bookworm or not, libraries are somewhat akin to churches: they inspire a curious sense of quiet wonder as soon as you step inside 30 reasons why the British secretly love Germany Admont Abbey, Austria The largest monastic library in the world, this Austrian gem is perched along the Enns River and borders the Gesäuse National Park
Here's why you MUST include insurance in your holiday budget One in five goes on holiday without insurance. Yet, according to the Association of British Insurers, more than half a million claims were made in 2017, with payouts totalling nearly £400m. That sinking feeling: The average cost of the gadgets we take on holiday is £500, a website warns 4 'It's all too easy to crash into someone on the ski slopes, whether you're at fault or not, so it's essential to have personal liability cover when participating in winter sports,' says the Ski Club of Great Britain
Demi Rose shows off her incredible curves in gold swimsuit in Thailand Demi Rose set pulses racing once again as she stripped down to a daring one-piece bathing suit for a shoot in Phuket, Thailand on Sunday. She has been making the most of a sun-kissed excursion to Thailand In September, the Birmingham-born beauty told MailOnline: 'I try to keep as healthy as I can But another ambition is to become a Bond Girl, as I love the style and glamour of those films'
The best restaurants in Athens, from traditional tavernas to hipster hot spots Read our insider’s guide to the best restaurants in Athens, as recommended by Telegraph Travel. Find expert reviews, different cuisines, great photos and prices. Plaka is undeniably pretty, though many of its restaurants are aimed at tourists and can be a little disappointing Plaka Psarras Psarras is Plaka's oldest taverna , and one of the few to be patronised by Athenians Psarras means 'fisherman', so you can expect plenty of fresh seafood dishes, including stuffed squid and grilled sea bass, along with meat specialities, such as..
Controversial tourist train puts brakes on the Mexican Grand Prix Conservationists claim the railway would exacerbate deforestation, heaping more pressure on species such as jaguars, which are classed as near threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) However, only 946,081 people took part in the poll, which represents just 0.73 per cent of Mexico’s 130 million citizens
Audi e-Tron on sale in the UK - Electric car price, specs, range, release date confirmed AUDI has opened the order books for the all-new e-Tron electric SUV for UK customers. Here’s everything you need to know about the car’s price, specs, and release date. Audi e-Tron (Image: AUDI) Audi e-Tron (Image: AUDI) Inside the car is a touchscreen infotainment system which ones with optic feedback and voice control, as is a smartphone interface and the Audi Parking System Plus with 360-degree display and a rear-view camera
Google Maps Street View: Google makes funny decision to hide this bizarre identity GOOGLE Maps Street View is a powerful tool for mapping the world, but as it records the globe’s streets it needs to protect the identity of those it inadvertently captures. Sometimes these attempts can be very funny indeed, as one photo shows. Google Maps Street View: The dog’s face has been blurred out in an attempt to protect its identity (Image: Google Maps) In a Street View photo from Cambridge, a cow can be seen grazing by the River Cam For instance, far off the coast of Russia in the East Siberian Sea lies Jeanette Island - but Google users cannot see it
Hormones, surgery, regret: I was a transgender woman for 8 years — time I can't get back At first I was giddy for the fresh start. But hormones and sex change surgery couldn't solve the underlying issues driving my gender dysphoria. A fresh start, then a harder fall At first, I was giddy with excitement Underlying issues often drive the desire to escape one’s life into another, and they need to be addressed before taking the radical step of transition Walt Heyer is a former transgender who provides support to others who regret gender change at
How Palm Beach is stealing the art crown from its Miami neighbour So, this is where the crime novelist James Patterson lives, said my guide, Leslie, as she pointed at a colossal pale stucco mansion built in the Mediterranean revival style Rather delightful is the Cluster, seven figures cast in pink Norwegian granite
The best spas for adventure seekers in 2019 That’ll be mindfulness with monks, naked Tyrolean romps and an amethyst steam grotto, then? That’ll be mindfulness with monks, naked Tyrolean romps and an amethyst steam grotto, then These are some of the world's best spas for 2019 for those of you with an adventurous streak Think flotation therapy and lymphatic drainage massages Six Senses, Bhutan Six Senses will take the concept of a Spa Journey to a whole new level in May, with the opening of five intimate lodges in Bhutan – in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha,..
Woman from US enjoys her 7th Spring Festival in China GUIYANG - In the eyes of 26-year-old Amanda Raman from the United States, the Spring Festival celebration this year retained its essence - family reunions - even as it highlighted the drastic changes China has undergone At the reunion dinner, they watched the holiday gala on TV and recounted their experiences as migrant workers in distant cities
In new government shutdown, flight attendants won't let passengers' lives be put at risk The shutdown put our lives and livelihoods in danger, risked the safety of everyone who flies, and threatened our entire economy. According to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, a single air traffic controller at Chicago O'Hare is watching over as many as 20-35 planes at one time Mike Thompson/Detroit Free Press Fullscreen Mike Thompson/ USA TODAY Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Marc Murphy, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen Trump's executive time Mike Thompson/Detroit Free Press Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal Fullscreen Feb. 6, 2019 Mike Thompson/Detroit Free Press Fullscreen The cartoonist's homepage, Marc Murphy, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP could ‘trend lower’ today as Brexit uncertainty continues THE POUND could “spend the start of the week trending lower” experts have cautioned should a report of the UK’s latest growth figures show that growth slowed last year. It comes after sterling surged against the euro when market confidence grew over a Brexit deal last week. Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP could ‘trend lower’ today as Brexit uncertainty continues (Image: Getty Images) In the absence of UK economic data, one of the main catalysts for the pound euro pairing is Brexit, as the Prime Minister continues to seek alternative arrangements for the Irish backstop
A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia Barbara and the Camp Dogs is an Indigenous rock musical that stands out in an already strong field. From awe-inspiring soul contests to slick pop offerings with country and folk influences, ballads laced with unsung agonies and rousing punk-rock anthems, this is a show with enough bangers for two musicals, and you’ll want to rush out and buy the soundtrack (available at the bar for $20)