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The new Miss Travel app is styling itself as ‘Tinder for travellers’, giving you the chance to meet potential romantic partners to travel around the world together.
Plans to build a coal power plant on the Andaman coast in southern Thailand have sparked protests and hunger strikes as locals believe the move could destroy tourism.
Paris has opened the summer "plages" or beaches along the riverfront in the capital, giving visitors a chance to hit the sands without leaving the beautiful city.
New robots are being introduced at Tokyo Haneda Airport in Japan to perform menial tasks such as cleaning duties and assist customers with carrying their heavy luggage.
Spike Aerospace claims its upcoming dual-engine S-512 Supersonic Jet will fly 450mph (724km/h) faster than any other civilian jet, effectively cutting transatlantic trips in half.
The situation in Greece is making a lot of people unsure about whether or not they should travel there. We've put together some quick advice to help you decide.
A small town in Australia has become infested with 25,000 venomous tarantulas, and no one really knows why. It really is the stuff of nightmares. Just look at them!
Vietnam has long been a favourite gap year destination, and now the government is dropping visa requirements for British travellers in order to boost tourist numbers.
A news show in Panama City has harnessed the power of social media to ingenious effect by installing devices which alert government officials via Twitter to the city’s pothole problem.
Backpackers like to travel light, but new guidelines on carry on luggage size might make it more a necessity than ever before when embarking on a gap year.