Lonely Planet's top destination suffers a blow after blasts

HIKKADUWA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sipping fresh coconut water while sunbathing on deserted Hikkaduwa beach, Alexi Konchayenko, a sports trainer from Ukraine, struck a stoical note. Bomb bl...

Taiwan ranks No. 3 in global hospitability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan ranks third in a global survey of hospitability by travel website Booking.com. Taiwanese are known for being hospitable. Booking.com released a survey result on ...

Visiting Europe's 'gastronomic capital' in Romania

Southern Transylvania, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, is well-known for its many attractions and popular both within Romania and abroad. One of the most noteworthy of those attractions is th...

Cambodia Airways cancels flight route between Phnom Penh and central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cambodia Airways has halted direct flights between Phnom Penh and Taichung as of March 6, just four months after it introduced the flight route between the capital of Camb...

Kim Jong Un slow walks nuke talks, woos SKorean investors

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea (AP) — The two-lane highway south from North Korea's Mount Kumgang into and across the Demilitarized Zone is lined by tall green fences and street lamps that are only turned...

China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

LONDON (AP) — China is set to overtake France as the world's number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to experts at market rese...

Agency watchdog slams ex-HHS chief Price on costly travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled air...

Saudi Arabia's Red Sea divers explore freedoms off the coast

OFF THE COAST OF JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The sky is clear, the sun is shining, and the sea is a glimmering turquoise. Nouf Alosaimi is on a discovery dive around a small, sandy island in the Red S...

LPGA rookie jumps at chance to ease Puerto Rico's recovery

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Emma Talley has never been to Puerto Rico and probably couldn't name any of winners in 10 years of the Puerto Rico Open. But she's aware of the plight of Puerto Ricans still recover...

Puerto Rico Open to return to PGA Tour schedule in 2019

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Puerto Rico Open won't be played next year because of the damage from Hurricane Maria. It will be replaced by an unofficial PGA Tour event for players, other athlete...

Online game to players: Don't touch black people's hair

WASHINGTON (AP) — Art director Momo Pixel moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016, and confronted a challenge she had never experienced before: Strangers reaching out to grab or stroke her long braided hair...

No visa, no veil? Saudi Arabia may ease rules for tourists

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a "semi-autonomous" visa-free travel destination along its northwestern Red Sea coast. The Red Sea area w...

Marathoners aren't miserly: They'll spend $192M in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Training for the Boston Marathon has left Tommy Race feeling spent. His bank account, too: Race's Boston adventure will cost about $2,000. "It's a lot of money, but it'...

DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes the Holidays with 12 Days of Free Cookies

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 13, 2016--More than 2 out of 3 Americans agree that it’s the simple moments, like enjoying warm cookies, that help them appreciate the holidays more. To encourage a h...

DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes New Hotel in Mexico’s Capital

MEXICO CITY & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 1, 2016--DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) 13 industry-leading brands, announces the opening of its newest hotel in Mexico City – th...