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Looking for cruise bargains? It's wave season, where ship trip discounts abound Cruise lines are slashing prices on Alaskan voyages. Why? Supply and demand: More ships than usual — including some giant ships — will head north this summer. Cruise expert Driscoll said the odds of getting a bargain for 2019 are excellent The ship, the newly refit Queen Elizabeth, will sail four 10-night round-trip voyages from Vancouver, Canada It also is adding free dining in its specialty restaurants and up to $900 to spend on board
Flight secrets: Why you NEVER want this code on your boarding pass - it’s not good news FLIGHTS see plane passengers issued with a boarding pass which provides a wealth of information about the flight. The all-important tickets feature codes - but there’s one, in particular, you never want to see on yours, an insider has revealed. Flights: A former Air Canada worker ahs said he was fed up of lying to customers about their flights (Image: Getty Images) Airlines are permitted to sell more plane tickets for a flight than there are seats in order to maximise revenues For travellers intrigued by the codes on their boarding passes, this is what some others mean and whether they spell good or and news
Gucci Still Looks Nouveau Riche to Investors Gucci is a huge hit with millennials, but investors are proving a tough sell. Although there is no sign of a meaningful slowdown, parent-company Kering looks heavily reliant on the luxury brand, which generates 83% of group operating profit. The company’s shares fell 4% at the open but regained their losses by midmorning Investors, however, are worried about Gucci’s staying power Since the fashion label’s hugely successful revamp in 2015, revenue has doubled and operating margins are up a third A more balanced look could help Kering get more credit from shareholders
Opinion | The Bezos Story Is Big And it’s got a little bit of everything. When you’ve got a politician who isn’t going to be able to run for re-election, you’ve got a politician spending a whole lot of time planning how to get the next job Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook , Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram
George Clooney Cracks Up in Los Angeles, Plus Alicia Keys, Christian Bale & More From Hollywood to New York and everywhere in between, see what your favorite stars are up to Jordan speaks at the Cinema Vanguard Award Presented by Belvedere Vodka during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Thursday at the Arlington Theatre in California Walker/WWD/Shutterstock Screen Queens Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine attend the screening of Pen15 at NeueHouse Hollywood on Tuesday
For Christina Tosi, Building a Dessert Empire Is Not All Milk and Cookies As her Milk Bar chain enters the big leagues, the pastry chef’s challenge is holding on to its small-shop charms. Both describe their relationship, then and now, as brother-and-sister They remodeled it into a sleek blur of thick marble countertops and Gaggenau appliances Get regular updates from NYT Cooking, with recipe suggestions, cooking tips and shopping advice
Valeria Luiselli’s Latest Novel Is a Mold-Breaking New Classic In “Lost Children Archive,” an unhappily married couple set out on a road trip, with their two young children, to visit the ancestral homeland of the Apaches in Arizona. Her husband turns distant, and she watches him hungrily, mourning him as if he is already gone the process, both meticulous and intuitive, by which he makes coffee in the mornings, makes sound pieces, and sometimes makes love to me As the narrator once tells the boy: Look hard and tell me everything
Body, blood and soul: The ultimate hardcore health spas for 2019 Nordic walking, blood analysis, spiritual cleansing or a pummelling massage… it’s all about self-improvement, apparently. Nordic walking, blood analysis, spiritual cleansing or a pummelling massage… it’s all about self-improvement, apparently SHA Wellness, Alicante, Spain Founder Alfredo Bataller cured his own chronic illness through diet and naturopathy, which spurred him on to set up SHA Wellness Clinic a decade ago Adler Spa Resort Thermae, Tuscany, Italy As a dedicated wellness centre, this spa’s entire focus is on improving your..
Lufthansa 'SUES passenger who didn't turn up for the last leg of journey' A PASSENGER is allegedly being sued by Germany airline Lufthansa because he used a travel hack that allowed him to book cheaper flights. The unnamed passenger is said to have booked a cheaper multi… EPA 1 The terms and conditions when buying tickets through Lufthansa make it clear the practice is not allowed The alleged infringement happened almost two years ago, in May 2016 The case was reportedly thrown out because the airline failed to fully explain how it had arrived at the compensation figure of €2112 Lufthansa is now said to be appealing the judgement Email us at or call 0207 782 4368
Google Maps Street View: VERY embarrassing incident caught on Russian road GOOGLE Maps Street View may often capture exciting and positive events but most memorable are its photographs of funny, bizarre and embarrassing moments - and this photo from Russia is just that. One man was photographed just as he is hurled off his bike into the middle of a busy road surrounded by traffic But it does beg the question, why has it not been towed away The crash looks to have been fairly bad given the wreck of the car, but it’s not known what happened to the driver and the occupants
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl: the diamond of the Alps Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has everything you need for a winter-sports holiday, from reliable snowfall to exceptional mountain restaurants. This gives winter-sports enthusiasts an impressive 254km (158 miles) of pistes and 55 lifts to try Fast facts | Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Rails, riders and early risers Wannabe freestylers should head to the terrain park or two fun slopes – a mix of skier/snowboarder cross course and terrain park Take me there For more information, go to
Where to dine Take a culinary tour on skis this winter in Andermatt Sedrun Disentis. The menu offers a huge variety of potatoes: Alpine magrons (gratin with pasta, cheese, cream and onions), maluns (a fried potato dish with apple sauce), Gschwellti aka jacket potatoes – and of course the famous rösti To find out more about these culinary treats, visit
30 incredible infinity pools around the world From skycraper rooftops in bustling cities, to secluded spots at what feels like the ends of the earth – including a canyon in the Middle East to the Greek Islands, Italian Lakes, Balinese beaches, Swiss mountains and more – here are the 30 pools across the globe that will take you to infinity and beyond. To continue reading this article Start a 30-day free trial for unlimited access to Premium articles Unlimited access to Premium articles  Subscriber-only events and experiences Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Save 25% with an annual subscription Just £75 per year Save now Register for free and access one Premium article per week Register Only subscribers have unlimited access to Premium articles Register for free to continue reading this article Register Or unlock all Premium articles Free for 30 days, then just £1 per week Start trial Save 40% when you pay annually View all subscription options  | Already have an account
19 incredible design hotels of the future From luxurious underwater pods and magnificent curvaceous towers, to eco-friendly tree houses and actual space ships – architects, engineers and designers across the globe are looking to the future when coming up with hotel concepts. We've rounded up some of the world's most incredible futuristic design hotels, from concepts and ideas to those you can already stay in. Register or log in to view gallery To see this and other galleries, sign up for free today It's quick and easy to create your Telegraph account You will also be able to comment on articles, read a Premium article per week and sign up to our newsletters Register Log in From luxurious underwater pods and magnificent curvaceous towers, to eco-friendly treehouses and actual space ships – architects, engineers and designers across the globe are looking to the future when coming up with hotels Plans include a health and fitness spa, handful of restaurants, sky club nestled in the apex of the arch and 320 rooms
Cruises: P&O cruise ship offers ‘hidden secrets’ in brand new holiday sale CRUISES are a wonderful way to explore the world without having to unpack more than once - and P&O Cruises have revealed a brand new itinerary which sees travellers exploring “hidden secrets” in Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean. For a truly memorable experience guests will be taken to watch the sunset at the summit of Mounte Teide as they savour a cocktail and dinner designed by two-Michelin starred chef, Erlantz Gorostiza They have stated that, from 29 March, if there is a no-deal Brexit, cruise operations will continue as they are
Big, Blahniks and book stacks: imagining Carrie Bradshaw's Instagram Sex and the City’s shoe-loving star returned to TV in a beer commercial. But what would a 2019 Carrie’s socials look like? Shoes, duh! Full-on flat lays are a younger woman’s game, and I’m sure Ms Bradshaw would have much to say about the Caroline Calloways of the world, but at the end of the day I doubt our girl is above a classic bright-tiles-and-fancy shoes snap As a bonus, travel is always a good excuse for a long caption about journeys
Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling ‘under pressure’ from poor data and Brexit anxieties THE POUND to euro exchange rate saw the pound slipping yesterday following poor UK data - and has shown no sign of improvement since. Further movement could be “on the cards” today following a speech by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, experts have said. Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP ‘under pressure’ from poor data and Brexit anxieties (Image: Getty Images) Experts were quick to blame the slowdown on Brexit anxieties, along with global trade tensions and weakness in the Eurozone Should the UK quit the European Union without a deal, you need to have at least six months left on your passport from the date of your arrival to an EU country
The Swiss town obsessed with the number 11 For more than 500 years, Solothurn has fostered a puzzling relationship with the number 11. On a recent morning, at precisely 11:00, Therese Stählin was waiting in silence outside the entrance to the baroque town of Solothurn, clock-watching Eleven was the most auspicious time to meet in the city, she’d emailed a few days prior, but it was equally important for us not to be late for midday That this tower hides a carillon of bells just shy of a dozen should come as no surprise
AGT: The Champions: Mel B gets booed after criticizing Kechi Okwuchi Simon Cowell, 59, urged the audience to boo Mel B, 43, after she criticized a performance on Monday's episode of America's Got Talent: The Champions as the top 12 competed.  Simon Cowell urged the audience to boo Mel B after she criticized a performance on Monday's episode of America's Got Talent: The Champions as the final 12 competed Petunia belted out an Italian opera song as Darci kept her lips still and earned a standing ovation from the judges
Haneda Airport to allot half of new slots to Japan-U.S. route Air travel between Japan and the United States will become more convenient by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic That accounts for about 50 additional new international flights per day Twelve will be divided among Japanese airlines and the other 12 will be allocated to U.S. airlines The ministry will make future distribution of arrival and departure slots based on these objectives and will attempt to obtain consent from related local governments affected by the increased air traffic, according to Ishii
8 Under-The-Radar Music Festivals Worthy Of A Road Trip A good music festival can fuel our souls and make us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. But the crowds and craze of the biggest festivals can leave some feeling more drained than connected. Here are some festivals that excel in creating that chill-summer vibe. Whatever your musical tastes, the aim of the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee is to gently, convincingly expand them.Andy Feliu / Loch & Key Productions Firefly Music Festival (Dover, DE) June 20 – 23 Need to Know : Attendees can totally immerse at this three-day festival set in the woodlands on Delaware’s Dover Speedway festival grounds
25 of life's most awkward moments Forgetting a friend's birthday, waving to someone by accident and spilling coffee on white clothes among most embarrassing situations, according to poll A spokesperson for Aussie, which commissioned the research as part of its #GreatHairThough campaign, said: We’ve all been there when you just want the ground to swallow you up (or retreat to Oz down under) when things haven’t gone to plan Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds The top 25 most common embarrassing moments for British people: Returning a wave only to realise they were waving at someone else Forgetting a friend's birthday/anniversary Misjudging the weather and wearing a jumper on a hot day Forgetting to put a phone on charge overnight so the alarm does not go off Spilling coffee on a fresh white shirt first thing in the morning Umbrella turning inside out in heavy rain Dropping a phone into the toilet Forgetting headphones before a long journey Someone pointing out a tag left on new clothes Leaving the house in a rush and spending the whole day worrying about whether you have left hair straighteners on Opening a handbag and the entire contents falling out Telling a hairdresser you only wanted a trim but ending up leaving with much shorter hair Losing balance on the tube/train and landed in a stranger's lap Sleeping through an alarm and tripping over whilst running for the bus Falling asleep on the tube/ train/ bus, and ending up leaning on someone's shoulder Sending a personal email to a colleague by mistake Stalking someone's Instagram and accidentally hitting like on an old photo Accidentally mentioning something to a person, then realising they had not told you – but that you had actually found out through stalking their social media channels Replying all/texting the person you were gossiping about Spilling food on your clothes before a job interview Keys falling out of a pocket into the toilet Bumping into someone you have cancelled plans with Purchasing dream heels and then spending the whole night out regretting it Rushing for a train, making it, but then realising it is the wrong one  Accidentally ending a work call with love you SWNS
Nearly half of British people work more than their contracted hours every day From relationship problems to increased stress levels, working overtime is having a detrimental effect on employees' lives The qualifying time for next month's European Indoor Championships in Glasgow is 6.60 seconds PA 4/50 8 February 2019 A model during a photo call for fashion presentation Fashion in Motion: Inspired by Christian Dior at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in South Kensington, London PA 5/50 7 February 2019 President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker receives Prime Minister Theresa May, in the VIP corner of The Berlaymont, the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels
Cruises: What are the age restrictions for passengers? Who is banned from travelling? CRUISES appear to tick all the boxes for a fun filled, varied, family vacation. Yet are there particular age restrictions preventing families or children from travelling? Yet most cruises do allow children on board, so families can travel together (Image: Getty) Do some cruise ships offer family routes To sail with Carnival, for example, an expectant mum can be no more than 24 weeks along at any time during the cruise