Who said you needed a passport for a well-deserved weekend away this autumn?
Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights. Under the best case scenario, dog, cat and ferret owners hoping to travel to Europe with their pets would face little change to current arrangements with a valid EU pet passport, according to the government's technical guidance. Brexit minister Dominic Raab told the BBC that there were "some risks of short-term disruption" but the government was spelling out the guidance "so that everyone knows what they need to do well in advance".
Oyo Hotels, an Indian startup for booking reliable rooms in the country’s chaotic lodging market, is raising $1 billion to fund expansion into China and other global regions. Existing investors including SoftBank Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners have put in $800 million, with commitments for another $200 million, the company said on Tuesday. About $600 million of the total will be plowed into China where Oyo began operations only 10 months ago.
Mastercard brings together tourism and city partners to improve experiences for visitors
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ticket prices at Walt Disney World will vary based on the date picked with a new online planning tool debuting next month.
Starting October 6 on ABC and NBC, new programs will for first time feature African, Indian and Middle East destinations, along with Cambodia, Dublin and Sri Lanka -- highlighting global breadth and diversity ...
Christopher Gough wins £250 for his account of the perfect holiday destination he found for his autistic girl. Abigail wore a huge smile. She was beaming from ear to ear. “It’s warm,” she purred. “It’s like a big bath.” As anyone who’s holidayed with an autistic child will testify, these moments are rare and our hearts melted. We’ve always refused to be defined by our daughter’s condition, or by our status as carer-parents, and we’ve dragged her around the globe, praying that at some point she’d be as enthused as we are by novelty and splendour. Alas, apart from the occasional recognition of an icon – she’d seen the Eiffel Tower in Ratatouille – exploration has been an ordeal. Days are largely spent negotiating when we return to our hotel to log in to the internet or cram a DVD into the laptop we’re forced to cart around. I remember arriving at a hotel in Luxor. Abigail was unimpressed by the turquoise pool that spilt into the Nile or the human-size chess board nestling between palms. On entering our hut, having ignored the two hammocks swaying on the veranda, she had only one observation to make: “There isn’t a TV!” The city is famed for its hot baths Credit: istock So here we were in Budapest. We knew the pools and spas would be a distraction but we couldn’t possibly have foreseen to what extent. It was our first afternoon and we tore Abigail away from a Hungarian cartoon series and gerrymandered her towards the baths. The mosaic floors and echoing chambers stirred her imagination and by the time she arrived at the side of the first ornately tiled pool, she was animated. However, it was when she leapt into the water and then surfaced with that huge grin that we knew we’d hit the jackpot. We’d chosen the right hotel, too. It had the biggest, most popular public spa in the city. Apart from the pool Abigail now basked in, it boasted an ornate Roman-style main pool, separate male and female parlours (each with even hotter mini-pools), an outdoor pool with a wave machine, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a luxury sauna. What’s more, we didn’t have to queue with all the non-residents to enjoy the facilities. We had our own secret passage that ran from our floor, through the fragranced massage area and down a twisting iron staircase. We could even don our swimwear and bathrobes in our hotel room. Why autistic children might love a rail holiday We now had the perfect bargaining tool. “If you stop touching the pictures in the art gallery, don’t run in front of a tram and sit still through lunch, you can spend the whole afternoon back in the hot baths!” But by the end of the week we were no longer negotiating. We were all aching to be back at the hotel by noon. If my memory serves me correctly, we forsook the sightseeing altogether at least once, wrapping ourselves in our freshly laundered robes straight after breakfast. How to enter the next round Email your entry, in 500 words (with the text in the body of the email), to email@example.com. For terms and conditions, see telegraph.co.uk/tt-justback. The winner will receive £250 in the currency of their choice from the Post Office. The Post Office is the UK’s largest travel money provider, offering up to 80 currencies in more than 11,500 branches with 0 per cent commission. All currencies can also be ordered online for next day branch or home delivery. Check exchange rates at postoffice.co.uk/travel-money/currency-converter.
An Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said Monday. Aldi Novel Adilang's harrowing tale began in mid-July when the 18-year-old was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometres (77 miles) off Indonesia's Sulawesi island. The floating fishing trap, known as a rompong, had no engine or paddles and was anchored to the seabed with a long rope, but heavy winds knocked it off its moorings and sent Adilang out to sea, local media said.