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Eleven new hotels bound to be immortal

If the best architecture aims at eternity, to paraphrase famed English architect Christopher Wren, then these new hotels are bound to be immortal.

World’s best hotels with Travelers’ Choice Awards announced

NEWTON, Mass. - The winners of 2012 Travelers' Choice® awards were announced today. The 10th annual awards has revealed premier properties in the U.S.

Nine hottest travel destinations for 2012

Where exactly should you go in 2012? As always, some places will stand out above the rest when it comes to unforgettable things to do and see.Here are nine of the top destinations for 2012:

UN: Global population hits 7 billion on October 31

As the global population hits 7 billion in the coming days, nations can take steps to tackle critical challenges and prepare for the arrival of billions more people this century, the United Nations sa

As global population nears 7 billion, UN capitalizes on new opportunities

With the world’s population projected to top 7 billion next month, the United Nations today launched a global initiative – 7 Billion Actions – bringing together governments, businesses, the medi

Poll: Belgians “least cool”; Brits “not as cool as we think”

LONDON, England - The nation that gave us Brussel sprouts, EU bureaucrats and Herman Van Rompuy rated seriously uncool.

Survey shows increasing global hotel rates

Hotels around the world have reported rate growth of 4% in the first half of 2011, according to the latest hotel survey from Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), the international corporate services company.

List of the world’s busiest airports released

Global aviation organization Airports Council International (ACI) has released its World Airport Traffic Report for 2010, with London, Paris and Hong Kong taking out the first three places in terms of

UN: World food prices to remain high into next year

Citing dwindling stocks and only small production increases for the majority of crops, a new United Nations report released today says world food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this

2011 Global Peace Index: World less peaceful

WASHINGTON - Levels of world peace dropped for the third consecutive year according to the 2011 Global Peace Index (GPI), released today.

World’s top travel destinations unveiled

The winners of 2011 Travellers' Choice Destination Awards, honouring the top destinations in the UK, Europe and the world have been unveiled today.

Tourism confronts a world in turmoil

The month of March is known in US basketball as "March Madness." This month has also been a month of madness around the world, not in sport, but rather in political upheavals.

European Union reaffirms commitment to strong UN

The European Union (EU) today reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to effective multilateralism with a strong United Nations at the core.

Global food prices rise to new highs

Food prices around the world surged to a new historic peak in January, for the seventh consecutive month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today, adding that the pri

Largest JW Marriott in the world opens February 4

INDIANAPOLIS - The JW Marriott® Indianapolis Downtown opens its doors on Friday, February 4, 2011, completing the Marriott Place development project occupying seven acres along the west side of downt

Top 20 fun Christmas facts from around the world!

ROME, Italy - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Take a peek at our list of fun facts about how the most important holiday of the year is celebrated around the world.

2010 Global Hunger Index released today

NEW YORK - Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger, and can cause lifelong damage to mental and physical development, productivity

Shopping for an island? Here is the list

The idea of owning your own island is probably a remote fantasy these days, especially after three years of economic carnage to your bank account, savings, and retirement portfolio.

World’s most contaminated places

From the highways of Los Angeles to the Citarum River of Bandung, Indonesia, earth's most polluted city of Linfen, China to the streets of London, the world is laden with man-made pollution.

Ten lakes that go to all the right extremes

Highest, deepest, clearest—all of these watery wonders showcase nature at its most spectacular. Soak up the views from a boat, a cable car, a trailhead, or a castle tower.Plitvice Lake

World’s most bizarre beaches

While the words beach vacation usually call to mind a tropical white-sand beach studded with palm trees and lapped by turquoise waters, the truth is that the world's beaches come in all shapes and siz

9th annual September concert expands to 3-day celebration of peace through...

NEW YORK, NY - On the weekend of September 10-12, across America and around the world, the skies will come alive with music as The September Concert Foundation presents its 9th annual celebration of p

World’s most hated airports

Airports might be our gateways to travel, adventure and a little extra sunshine, but some of them, especially the bigger hubs, have been getting bogged down by the increased traffic and convoluted pat

New York, Paris, London and Moscow are not on this list....

If you think $43 is too much to pay for lunch, you shouldn't live in Oslo.

Buckle up when you fly into these airports

It’s 10:45 a.m. on a cloudy day, and the crew of Druk Air flight KB205 is preparing to land at their home airport of Paro, Bhutan.

Not one US or European carrier makes the list of World’s...

Stepping on an airplane today -- especially those run by the U.S. airlines -- can seem more like a prison sentence than the start of a great journey.

Some of the world’s deadliest airline catastrophes

A look at some of the world's deadliest air disasters:

Swimming is almost beside the point when it comes to these...

Swimming is almost beside the point when it comes to these 10 pools — found in gorgeous, unexpected locations. Tell the roving pool butlers we say hi.Park Hyatt Tokyo

Largest marine reserve in the world created by UK

LONDON – Britain said Thursday it will create the world's largest marine reserve by banning fishing around the U.K.-owned archipelago in the Indian Ocean — a cluster of 55 islands across about a q

World’s ten most extraordinary islands

What is it about islands that makes them so intriguing?