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Tourism

En-suite bear: French zoo offers tourists a room next to polar bear enclosure
In an attempt to attract more visitors to animal parks, a zoo in France has launched a service, offering guests to stay in a lodge next to the park's furry inhabitants. At quite a bearable price, the project aims to help renovate animals' living spaces.

19.12.2014 14:05

UK sees luxury property, cheap travel bonanza in ruble crisis
As the ruble falls into a tailspin, air fares between the UK and Russia have dropped to an all-time low. Return tickets from London Gatwick and Manchester to Moscow are now selling at £50.

18.12.2014 11:10

​‘Alcohol lobby’ is hijacking government policy – UK scientists
The ‘alcohol lobby’ is hijacking government policy and preventing both Britain and Australia from addressing the amount of unhealthy drinking, experts have warned.

10.12.2014 16:08

#BlackFriday: Brits react to manic sales shopping
It isn’t even December yet, but for thousands of Brits it’s time to shop till you drop, as annual ‘Black Friday’ sales take place across the globe.

28.11.2014 11:01

New world-record Sochi swing is like jumping off 60-story building
The world’s biggest swing – 170 meters - is now in Sochi, after A.J.Hackett, the man who first commercialized bungee jumping, opened his latest resort in the Black Sea city, which is trying to position itself as a world tourism center.

23.11.2014 16:56

Worm lives in British man’s brain for 4 years
A British man has become the first person in the country to be diagnosed with a rare tapeworm in his brain. The worm was discovered after the 50-year-old man complained about headaches and strange smells.

21.11.2014 13:26

‘Dirty, rotten, stinking hovel run by Muppets’: Couple fined £100 over ‘bad’ hotel review
After an unsatisfactory stay at a hotel, a British couple took to the internet to vent their frustrations. Result: in addition to the £36 they paid for the room, they were also slapped with a £100 for violating the inn’s policy on leaving a ‘bad review’.

19.11.2014 08:58

Height of achievement: World’s tallest man meets world’s smallest
The world’s tallest man and his counterpart, the world’s smallest, have been photographed alongside one another at a special event to commemorate Guinness World Record (GWR) Day.

13.11.2014 13:49

That’s wizard! Harry Potter-themed hotel appears in London
A hotel in Victoria, London has unveiled Hogwarts-inspired bedrooms adorned with cauldrons and spell books. Harry Potter tours of London and visits to the Warner Bros studios where the films of JK Rowling’s books were made are also laid on.

27.10.2014 18:44

Permanent winter: Russia turns back clocks for last time
On this last October weekend, Russia turned its clocks one hour back - a practice that had been abolished for three years. But the daylight savings time (DST) policy remains abandoned, with the government's decision to stick to winter time permanently.

26.10.2014 16:47

Great Waldorf of China: Beijing buys legendary NYC hotel for $2bn
The worlds’ biggest hotel operator Hilton Worldwide has sold the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York to a Chinese insurance company for nearly $2 billion, a record for a US hotel. The deal marks the continued Chinese real estate shopping spree in America.

08.10.2014 09:35

Air France pilots end 14-day strike, as low-cost impasse unbreakable
​Air France pilots have called off a two week strike – the longest in company’s history that grounded 60 percent of flights in recent days and cost the company the estimated $355 million.

29.09.2014 06:52