The 2014 hot list: which destination has the most buzz?

Persepolis, Iran

Need a little holiday inspiration for the new year? We’ve scoured the weekend supplements to see what the top tips are for 2014. From brave new frontiers to hot beach destinations, there’s a good spread of new horizons to tackle. Not enough recommendations below? Then check out the Manchester Evening News’s list of the best places to take a selfie in 2014, which is either … [Read more...]

Christmas in Cairo: snow falls in Egypt’s capital for first time in 112 years

The Pyramids in Egypt

Christmas has come early for the city of Cairo after snow fell on Egypt's capital for the first time in over a century. The Middle East has been hit with a fierce weather system which has seen the normally tropical countries such as Egypt, Israel and Syria covered in a light blanket of snow. The white flurry started settling in Cairo's suburbs on Friday to the … [Read more...]

Tourism can help the Philippines, says travel guru Calder

Philippines, Davao

Visiting countries that have been wracked by disaster is fraught with moral hazard, but travel guru Simon Calder is urging tourists to return to the Philippines. Writing in today’s Evening Standard, he says that tourism is ‘essential to help the long-term recovery of the typhoon-hit region…it’s an extremely effective way to bring in foreign exchange and provide … [Read more...]