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NYC hotel rooms are averaging over $300 a night as many hotels exclusively house migrants, reducing supply during a tourism boom

About 135 of the nearly 700 hotels in New York City are now sheltering asylum seekers, According to The New York Times.


Record broken for most passengers screened at US airports, TSA says

Record broken for most passengers screened at US airports, TSA says - A record was broken ahead of the Memorial Day weekend for the number of airline travelers screened at U.S. airports


Soccer-Celtic leave it late to beat Rangers and win Scottish Cup

GLASGOW (Reuters) -Celtic beat Rangers 1-0 in a cagey Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on Saturday with a 90th-minute winner from Adam Idah as Brendan Rodgers's side completed the league and cup double. The match was by no means a classic and seemed destined for extra time when Idah, who joined the club on loan from Norwich City earlier this year, was in the right place at the right time to


I've Eaten At Nearly Every Single Chain Restaurant—These Are The Best Menu Items

Two years later and 20 restaurants down, this is our official list. People always ask: What are the *best* chain restaurant menu items? Honestly, I've tried too many to count; they've all become a massive blur in my memory. So, to make your lives easier (and, selfishly, mine), I've made the official ranking of the best menu items at each restaurant I've visited. Buckle up y'all.


Warner Bros reveal NEW Harry Potter attraction in the UK this summer

A mystical new classroom is set to be unveiled at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London this summer, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


Motel Destino director Karim Ainouz reveals vision for a sci-fi film set in Algeria

Karim Ainouz, the Brazilian-Algerian filmmaker, is desperate to make a movie in Algeria. Three years ago, he arrived at the Cannes Film Festival with Mariner of the Mountains, a documentary about the search for his own Algerian roots in his father’s homeland. But time is ticking. “I’m not young any more and I need to go 'boom, boom, boom', because,...


UK tourist warning as measles outbreak threatens to 'rapidly spread' across Tenerife

So far, four cases of measles have been identified and 400 contacts of those patients have been contacted and monitored.


Cyclone Remal: Kolkata Airport Suspends All Flight Operations For 21 Hours From Tomorrow Noon

The Kolkata Airport Authority said on Sunday that a meeting was held with the stakeholders in view of Cyclone Remal's impact on the coastal region of West Bengal, and it has been decided that all flight operations have been suspended. All the flights have been cancelled from 1200 IST on May 26 to 0900 IST on May 27 due to predicted heavy winds and heavy to very heavy rainfall in Kolkata. "In view of Cyclone Remal's impact on the coastal region...


A weekend at the Balmoral, one of Scotland's most cherished hotels

The Balmoral has hosted VIPs from Paul McCartney to J.K. Rowling. BI's writer joined the ranks of people who've flocked to the hotel.


Bonmatí and Putellas fire Barcelona to Champions League glory against Lyon

Bilbao is used to being decorated in stripes, the flags of their beloved Athletic Club hang from every other window, but on Saturday the city found itself swamped in less familiar colours, Barcelona’s red and blue filling every bar and populating every square as travelling fans celebrated beating Lyon in a Champions League final at the third time of asking. It was their talismanic duo, playmaker Aitana Bonmatí and superstar Alexia Putellas, who...


Discover the most astonishing beaches of Africa

Africa is a fantastically diverse continent, where vast stretches of velvety sand, endless horizons of sparkling waters, and vibrant sea life await. But where to begin? By combining the travel wisdom of over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, Flight Network put together an extensive catalog of African beaches ranked by their untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, annual days of sunshine, and average annual temperature. Click through to see the 30 best of the best.


US congratulates Jordan on Independence Day, Silver Jubilee of His Majesty

Amman, May 25 (Petra)-- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Jordan's leadership, government and people on the seventy-eighth Independence Day of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the twenty-fifth anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah's accession to the throne (Silver Jubilee). Regarding the celebrations of the Kingdom's seventy-eighth anniversary of independence and the twenty-fifth anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah...


Meet the Lebanese athlete running across the UAE this summer

When Dubai resident Dani Afiouni couldn't fulfil his dreams of being a pilot, he learnt how to skydive instead. When being in the special forces didn't work out, he trained to become an endurance athlete. And the pivot to extreme sports, he tells The National, is one of the best decisions he's ever made. The penchant for adrenalin is a family thing...


American Airlines fires attorneys who said 9-year-old girl 'should have known' she was being recorded in the bathroom

American Airlines has new representation after its legal team argued that a 9-year-old should have seen a camera in a plane bathroom.


I'm a Packing Expert, and the 14 Travel Accessories That Help Me Double My Suitcase Space Are on Sale From $7

From packing cubes to tech organizers to my go-to handheld steamer.


‘All the elements of the classic British seaside holiday’: five unsung beach towns

Weymouth, Dorset Photographer Martin Parr’s 1999 film Think of England captures the nostalgic appeal of Weymouth: roast dinners at seafront B&Bs, pensioners with cones of Mr Whippy, the carousel whirling to the familiar tune of the funfair organ. “It’s not a resort that needs a lot of razzmatazz,” says the man sitting in front of a “Sorry, No Vacancies” sign. Since then Weymouth has hardly splashed into the 21st century. Behind the esplanade its...


HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa Chairs Opening of 27th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

Fez - Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa chaired, on Friday evening in Fez, the opening ceremony of the 27th edition of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, held under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, under the theme: “The quest for the Spirit of Al-Andalus”. On this occasion, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa followed from the official gallery the opening concert of this edition, which runs till June 1st, featuring the Kingdom of...


Disabled travel blogger carried off Air Canada-operated flight in 'broken aisle chair'

Tori Hunter, 26, uses an electric wheelchair due to a neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy.


Kerala: Car navigating with the help of Google Maps plunges in canal

Police with the help of locals rescued the passengers, who were from Hyderabad.


12 Comfy, Lightweight Travel Dresses at Target’s Memorial Day Sale — Starting at $12

More than 2,000 styles are on sale.


Indian airports currently lag behind global ones in a key revenue stream, but change is in the air

India’s major airports earned average of $4.3/customer in 2023-24 from non-aeronautical sources, much lesser than $7.2-15.9 of global ones, according to rating agency ICRA.


Moody’s affirms Saudi Arabia's credit rating with positive outlook

Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service has reaffirmed Saudi Arabia's credit rating at A1 and maintained a positive outlook owing to its large and wealthy economy supported by its vast hydrocarbon reserves, policy effectiveness and the government's balance sheet, including large foreign currency buffers. However, the sovereign is exposed to ...


Today's best photos: From a Naval Academy graduation to Cannes fashion

The National picks the most striking images from around the world


Iconic wedding photos of Old Hollywood stars

The vintage wedding photos from Old Hollywood have an added enchanting touch of glitz and glamor. These photos showcase the weddings of legendary silver screen stars. Their wedding dresses have become sources of inspiration that we still see in modern trends. Let's delve into the wedding days of some of the biggest stars of the 20th century. To get started, click through the gallery.


Cyclone Remal: Airlines suspend ops in Kolkata, thousands evacuated; 6 Indian states on alert

Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet announced Saturday (May 25) that they are suspending operations at Kolkata airport because of the IMD alert.


India Working Towards Signing FTA With Maldives? Here's What Male Says Amid Strained Ties With New Delhi

India-Maldives FTA: The Maldives on Saturday said that India is seeking a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the archipelago nation and that New Delhi has already initiated efforts towards bringing the same to fruition. According to the Maldives' Minister of Economic Development and Trade Mohamed Saeed, deliberations to reach a deal are underway between the two sides. India-Maldives FTA Speculations: 'New Delhi Wants A Pact' "They (India) want...


The Mysterious Bent Pyramid, More Ancient Egyptian Secrets

Here are some of Egypt's familiar sights and lesser-known relics – and the fascinating stories behind them.


Pleasant weather conditions forecast for today, tomorrow

Amman, May 25 (Petra)-- The majority of the country will experience pleasant weather, on Saturday, with temperatures between 23 degrees Celsius and 13 degrees in the capital Amman, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update. Relatively hot weather conditions are going to prevail in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba. The north and center of the country will see a fair amount of low-lying clouds, and there is a...


Harry and Meghan 'will take charming Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet on tour with them'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are thought to be planning future trips similar to their recent successful three day appearance in Nigeria, and it's thought the couple's two children will join them in the future


HIA Surpasses 50 Million Passenger Mark in Record Year

Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar has hit a significant milestone, handling over 50 million passengers in a year for the first time in its history.Read More: Hamad International Airport named World's Best Airport 2024 In its 10th year of operation, HIA has solidified its position as a c


How to Get a Workout in While Traveling

Travel does not have to put a damper on your workout routine.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'risk becoming objects of mockery on next quasi-royal tour'

According to a royal expert, 'another quasi-royal tour might make the Sussexes objects of mockery', which comes after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle embarked on a trip to Nigeria


The stories of the tallest humans in history

Can you imagine living in a world tailored for toddlers? That's probably how people suffering from gigantism feel. Gigantism is a real condition, and although extremely rare, some people do suffer from it and try to live a life in a world where virtually everyone is shorter than them. The condition is caused by an excess of growth hormone (GH) which is sometimes associated with tumor growths on the pituitary gland. People with gigantism usually grow to be 2.1 to 2.7 m (7 to 9 ft) tall. Sometimes this condition is accompanied by acromegaly later in life (or it can happen on its own), which is a disorder that results from an excess of GH after the growth plates have closed (whereas in gigantism, it's during childhood), which can result in enlarged forehead, jaw, and nose. In this gallery, we look back at the real-life human "giants" in history and their fascinating stories. Click through!


Locals in J&K`s border villages vote peacefully amid ceasefire

Only metres from the Line of Control (LoC), the villages of Sehar and Makri in Jammu and Kashmir`s Rajouri district saw enthusiastic voting for the India General Elections 2024, free of the threat of cross-border fire. The Anantnag parliamentary constituency includes Rajouri and Poonch, which are located south of the Pir Panjal range. Mehbooba Mufti, the PDP president and former chief minister, is one of 20 candidates running for this...


I traveled 35 hours and halfway across the world to meet an online friend. I'm so glad I did it.

I traveled half around the world before I could meet my friend in person. It felt like a blind date, and like we knew each other since forever.


Costco has 3 ways to shop without a membership, but the math still favors paying the fee

Although there are workarounds to avoid paying the annual fee, additional costs and hassles quickly exceed the $60 basic membership price.


Google celebrates Jordan's Independence Day

Amman, May 25 (Petra)-- On Saturday, the well-known search engine "Google" commemorated Jordan's 78th Independence Day. Google used a picture of the Jordanian flag as the website's background for the logo, making the flag visible to anybody using the global search engine. Every year on May 25th, the search engine "Google" takes part in the celebration of Jordan's Independence Day. //Petra// MF 25/05/2024


Taylor Swift is urged by Springwatch star Chris Packham to rethink her 'absurd' private jet use

The pop megastar, 34, sent a cease-and-desist letter to social media user Jack Sweeney after he had spent months tracking the whereabouts of her private jet.


Kharge slams PM for not assisting Himachal at the time of disaster

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not providing assistance to Himachal Pradesh at the time of the worst disaster that struck the state last monsoon.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.


Kerala: Car With Tourists Drives Into Stream In Kottayam While Using Google Maps; Second Such Incident In State

Kerala News: A car carrying a group of tourists from Hyderabad drove into a stream in spate near Kuruppanthara in Kerala's Kottayam district as the driver apparently used Google Maps, police claimed on Saturday. As per a report by news agency PTI, the incident took place late Friday night when the four-member group, including a woman, was on its way to Alappuzha. According to the police, water from the stream overflowed on to the road on which...


Kolkata airport to suspend flight operations for 21 hours from Sunday

Flight operations at Kolkata Airport will be suspended for 21 hours starting from Sunday noon in view of the possible impact of cyclone Remal, reported PTI citing officials. A total of 394 flights, arrival and departure, in both international and domestic sectors would not operate to and fro the airport during the flight suspension period, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) spokesperson told PTI. The precautionary measure was taken after a...


Dubai Metro returns to full operations after storms

Dubai's Metro services have returned to full capacity after the storms that brought most of the city to a standstill last month, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority confirmed. “In line with our continuous efforts to ensure seamless journeys, the RTA has successfully resumed Dubai Metro’s full operations,” read an authority statement on X. “...


12 Comfy Matching Sets to Upgrade Your Travel Style — All Under $50 in Amazon's Memorial Day Sale

Outfits as cozy as they are chic for as little as $20.


Man Consumes 'Bhang' Before Boarding IndiGo Flight, Later Tries To Open Flight's Door Mid-Air; Arrested

An IndiGo flight was about to land in Hyderabad when a passenger was arrested for allegedly trying to open the door in mid-air. The 29-year-old passenger allegedly had "bhang" before boarding the aircraft, according to the police. Additionally, he got into a fight with the airline employees just before the plane was scheduled to land in Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). The airline employees filed a complaint, which led to...


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Emirates' Rulers congratulate King of Jordan on Independence Day

ABU DHABI, 25th May, 2024 (WAM) -- Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have sent separate congratulatory messages to His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.The messages were sent by Their Highnesses the Rulers, Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi of Sharjah; Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi of Ajman; Sheikh Hamad bin...


Africa Day: Tunisia underscores importance of stepping up consultation between African countries

25/05/2024 17:07, TUNIS/Tunisia Tunis,25 mai (TAP)- On the occasion of Africa Day, Tunisia on Saturday underscored the importance of stepping up consultation, coordination and cooperation between the governments of African countries and the relevant international organisations in order to pool efforts to meet common challenges, such as countering terrorism, climate change and irregular migration.In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign...


Insider Today: Airbnb hosts' cruel summer

In Saturday's edition of Insider Today, we're looking at how Airbnb hosts are facing mounting pressure to stand out among other listings.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.