Zoos given a lifeline to survive pandemic

Zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums across the country will be given a $95 million rescue package to help feed and care for their cute and cuddly residents during the coronavirus lockdown. Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham announced the support package to […]

Herd of rare dugongs spotted in shallow waters in Thailand

Herd of rare dugongs spotted in shallow waters in Thailand as coronavirus lockdown leaves coastal regions tranquil and undisturbed The sea mammals are classed as vulnerable with only 250 in Thailand A drone filmed a herd in waters off Libong […]

Could refunds row lead to ‘zombie travel companies’?

A former board member of Abta has warned that the UK travel industry risks committing “commercial suicide” if the present policy on refunds is maintained. Kane Pirie, now the managing director of Vivid Travel, warned that the trade association’s stance […]

My week at an adults-only resort for couples, as a single

The first thing I want to do upon entering my beachfront bure is turn to my husband and say: “Can you believe this place?” The view, for starters — straight out to Likuliku lagoon with its turquoise water and coral […]

How to make the world’s best brunches at home

Food is such a quintessential part of travel. Whether it’s revisiting that same cafe or pub every day until it becomes “yours”, or the scent of a curried noodle soup that brings to mind a streetcart in Southeast Asia years […]

Mount Rushmore drawing visitors escaping US virus lockdowns

The steep and winding roads  leading up to the iconic Mount Rushmore memorial are deserted these days.  This mecca of tourism in South Dakota, which ordinarily swarms with tourists, is now drawing only the occasional handful of visitors desperate to […]