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Japan Love Hotels come with mirrored ceilings, jacuzzi, and flavored rubbers

dult only hotels, like the Hawaiian themed Moana Hotel, are becoming popular all over Japan. They are called "Love Hotels" Other names are fashion hotels, couple hotels, and leisure hotels, these kitsch havens offer fun themed sleeping (or not sleeping) experiences for prices comparable to business hotels.

Russia’s state nuclear corporation vows not to abandon North Pole tourism

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has no intention of abandoning its adventurous tours to the North Pole, especially since cruise tickets for the entire...

Powerful new flight deals search engine launches

A new search engine pinpoints the cheapest dates to fly in the entire year or during a particular month.

Sacred places: Many spiritual sites can be visited via cruise ship

There are 100+ cruise itineraries that provide access to sacred places – worldwide sites of healing, guidance, and divine inspiration. The significance of these...

Heathrow has strongest November ever as airport sets out plan for...

In another consecutive record month, 6.11m passengers travelled through Heathrow in November, up 3.3%. This is the first time that passenger volumes in November...

What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an...

A massive database breach was reported by Marriott Hotels and Resorts at their Starwood brand on November 30. In the meantime, Marriott Security procedures had been in the global spotlight resulting in various legal and criminal actions taken by authorities around the world against the largest hotel chain in the world. A PR nightmare has been unfolding for Marriott resulting in making the brand speechless in avoiding responses to the media.

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

New life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership

Carbon-fiber reinforced material is extremely strong and lightweight, making it attractive for a variety of uses, including in building the super-efficient 787 Dreamliner and the all-new 777X airplane.

Malta Tourism Authority launches new Family Trail

The Malta Tourism Authority’s series of themed ‘trails’ has a new addition; the Family Trail, which highlights a treasure trove of activities, sites and...

34 ports in 14 countries: Carnival Legend’s 2020 European schedule released

Carnival Legend will operate Carnival Cruise Line's most diverse European season to date with nine- to 16-day voyages visiting 34 ports in 14 countries...

UNESCO presses for better preservation of World Heritage sites

The head of the United Nations agency that manages the World Heritage List today called for better protection and preservation of the hundreds of sites around the globe that are currently inscribed on

London Marathon route includes top tourist sights

Many runners taking on the 26.2-mile London Marathon route will be focused on keeping one foot going in front of the other.

Tanzania must diversify its tourism promotion

(eTN) - The Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has given a heads up to efforts preserving and promoting the Amboni caves, located near Tanga along the Indian Ocean shores.

First meeting of World Tourism Expo focuses on promotion of World...

ITALY (eTN) - Bestowing responsible tourism awards is an initiative of the leading Italian travel trade daily, L’Agenzia di Viaggi, the professional journal for tourism under the patronage of Enit,

Cultural sites hold tourism potential for Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The West Nile region of Uganda, often overlooked by travelers and certainly not on the map for mainstream tourism yet, has been cited by staff of development and peace partners to ident

New architectural wonders to see in 2010

Form plus function is Architecture 101. But a building that not only is a bright spark on the landscape but also has a surface as idiosyncratic as its structure, well, that's Architecture 2010.

Chile post-quake tourism: Sites are intact, but tourists are scared

SANTIAGO, Chile — Outside Santiago's Fine Arts Museum is a fallen cornice broken into chunks and strewn across marble steps.

Rich history and rugged good looks – world’s most beautiful castles

They may no longer be used for repelling enemy hordes or otherwise defending the kingdom, but these castles still have their rugged good looks. Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, England

Too many tourists put many attractions on endangered sites list

Travelers yearning to explore prehistoric Stonehenge or Machu Picchu's Inca ruins better start packing, as both are on a list of endangered destinations, according to a British travel magazine.

Attack sites draw tourists, inspire music, comics

MUMBAI - Fancy a painting depicting the horror of last November's attacks in Mumbai?

Earth’s most unseemly architectural monstrosities

Different people have different criteria for what makes a structure unappealing.

World’s most over-rated ancient and historical sites

1. Stonehenge, UK : Famous for its astonishingly huge stones. The summer solstice ceremony held by druids and New Agers confirm it as a cathedral to mystical paganism.

Smart phone tourists can now use a “visual time machine”

Doing virtual reality one better, a consortium of technology companies and European Union countries have created a "visual time machine" that allows tourists equipped with a smart phone to take a pict

“Real” Jakarta slum tourism

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Hidden in the alleyways behind Jakarta's fancy malls and in between the high-rise apartment buildings is what Ronny Poluan, a former film maker, calls the "real Jakarta."

Trading miles is another way to fly

Scott Hintz needed more miles with American Airlines to book a free trip to Morocco this spring, and he had several thousand miles from another carrier that he thought might be just the ticket.
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