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Never has it been an easier and better time to travel China than with the 144 hours visa-free transit

China, a significant participant in international travel in the past, is concentrating on increasing its inbound arrivals.


Six foreign nationals found dead in five star Bangkok hotel after suspected poisoning

Six foreign nationals found dead in five star Bangkok hotel after suspected poisoning - Police in Thailand say the bodies of six people were found in a luxury hotel in downtown Bangkok and poisoning is suspected


Ireland's picture-perfect towns and villages

Not for nothing is Ireland described as the "Emerald Isle." This is a verdant and bucolic nation carpeted with a countryside of lush, green fields and steep rolling valleys, a landscape complemented by a spectacular coastline of precipitous cliffs and yawning bays. Dotted across this scenic quilt are numerous towns and villages that add unique character to a land already personified by centuries-old Gaelic culture and tradition. So, are you planning a visit? Click through and discover Ireland's picture-perfect destinations.


Expert shares tips on how business travellers can navigate the flu season

Looking after travellers’ well-being is important, especially considering how travel can affect our immune systems.


Jay Slater: Everything we know as the body of missing British teenager discovered in Tenerife

Jay Slater: Everything we know as the body of missing British teenager discovered in Tenerife - Jay Slater went missing in Tenerife after tourist embarked on 11-hour walk


Caravan Park residents rebuild after recent disastrous Cape storm

Residents living in wooden cabins and caravans at Kays Caravan Park in Strand are still rebuilding what they lost in the recent storm.


Cape Town Country Music Festival 2024: Southern sounds in Africa

Cape Town's first-ever Country Music Festival in October 2024 will showcase international Country stars alongside South African talents.


Remembering the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival

The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival took place 54 years ago, held between August 26 and 31 at Afton Down on the Isle of Wight off the coast of southern England. Drawing top acts of the day including Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Miles Davis, Kris Kristofferson, and The Who, the event, which was bigger than Woodstock in terms of attendance figures, came to mark one last blowout for the flower power generation. But is also set the blueprint for UK festival culture and major camping festivals like Glastonbury. Feeling nostalgic? Click through the following gallery and relive the music and counterculture brilliance that was the 1970 Isle of White Festival.


Airlink to offer more flights along popular Durban route

In response to demand, the Durban-Harare route from Airlink will soon have even more capacity. Here’s more details…


Unveiling Africa's top cities for quality living in 2024

Though South Africa has its fair share of problems, the country has cities that offer the best quality of life on the continent.


Scientists have just discovered a brand new continent

Primary school geography paints such a neat picture of the world. It tells us, for example, that there are seven continents on Earth, but the truth is far more complex. Researchers are constantly encountering lost landmasses that constitute important pieces in the puzzle of our planet’s geological past. Now, a whole new continent has been found lur...


20 things about U.S. geography you didn’t know

Americans strongly believe their country is great, and their geography might prove them right. From the world’s tallest mountain to the planet’s shortest river to a neverending underground fire, here are 20 weird and wonderful geographic facts that will make you a star at your next family trivia game night.


Tourists in hospital after two bus crashes on same road in New Zealand

Tourists in hospital after two bus crashes on same road in New Zealand - The buses were traveling in the same direction on a stretch of highway popular with tourists when they slid from the road


Brookdale Manor House in Paarl exudes old-world charm and timeless elegance

A true Cinderella story, Brookdale Estate was once an overgrown and underused wine estate in the Paarl winelands.


12 underrated Mediterranean islands you have to visit at least once

These are the Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds and find blue waters, empty beaches, stunning walking trails and sleepy villages.


Fly from London to Sydney in 4 hours with this amazing airplane


Map reveals hottest places in the UK with London set to reach highs of 30°C


'The real Atlantis' discovered off the coast of Greece

The legendary land of Atlantis may get all the press, but there exists a sunken city that’s far older than its mythological counterpart. Pavlopetri is thought to be some 5,000 years old, but it wasn’t discovered until the 20th Century, and experts are still uncovering its secrets and treasures. The Bronze Age town was first identified off the coast...


Proposed site for Muizenberg homeless shelter ‘could affect tourism, economic activity’

City of Cape Town says there is a desperate need for shelters, but no decision has been taken yet.


Reason iconic Aussie landmark is shutting its doors

One of Australia's most iconic tourist destinations will remain closed for 18 months to two years after severe floods destroyed the only road into the area over the summer.


SA’s youngest airline clinches award for best low-cost airline in Africa

According to Africa’s best low-cost airline for 2024, the award is a testament to the amazing service it provides.


Stunning Cape Cod beach is set to be SHUT DOWN for the rest of summer

A popular Cape Cod beach is likely to be closed for the rest of the summer as officials work to prevent a 'catastrophic event.'


Would you try it? More than 70 people line up to eat ‘prehistoric’ fish caught of North Carolina coast

Would you try it? More than 70 people line up to eat ‘prehistoric’ fish caught of North Carolina coast - Normally, the escolar fish lives below depths of 650 feet


Photos: stunning places to visit in China


The fragrant history of incense

Incense penetrates our senses and brings us into a different world. When you walk into a church or temple and smell the burning fragrances, it can transport you into a more spiritual and calm mood. Even if you are not religious, there is no denying the pleasant aroma that incense brings to a place. Over the years, incense has grown more and more important to our religious and spiritual ceremonies, but why? Where did it come from? And why is it so important? From ancient China to modern-day meditation, incense has had a place in our culture for over 6,000 years. Click through to find out interesting stories and facts about incense.


The most beautiful train journeys in the UK

From the stunning Scottish highlands to the southern scenic beaches of Devon and Cornwall, take a look at Britain's most-beautiful railway lines!


How to pay cost-effectively when travelling abroad

Between packing the essentials and planning your stay, it is worth thinking about financial matters.


No one has lasted more than 55 minutes in the quietest place on Earth

We all crave a bit of peace and quiet every now and then – some time to be alone with our thoughts. But silence isn’t as golden as we’ve been led to believe, according to the people who’ve been to the quietest place on Earth. You might expect this to be in a remote part of some great desert whereas, in actual fact, it’s located in a research lab in...


The Azores: Europe's hidden paradise

Scattered like emeralds in the mid-Atlantic, the nine islands that make up the Azores archipelago—São Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores, and Corvo—are rewarding destinations in and of themselves. Celebrated for their stunning natural beauty, these Portuguese islands offer a wealth of outdoor adventure and nature tourism options. The only problem is choosing which island to explore first. Browse the gallery for some visitor highlights and ideas of where to go and what to do.


Which countries do the most people want to relocate to?

Ever dreamt of packing your bags and leaving it all behind? You're not alone! Many people consider starting a brand new life in another country, and some countries are consistently more popular than others. The company 1st Move International, which offers services to people seeking to relocate, has analyzed Google search data to gather information about the places people would like to move to the most. Intrigued? Click on the gallery to discover the countries that are the most searched for by those seeking a fresh start abroad!


Ranked: Europe’s best bucket-list experiences you need to visit

30 of the best bucket-list adventures and activities from across Europe.


The FOUR most expensive houses in the world, 2024

Here is a look at four of the world’s most expensive houses right now, with the one in first place being worth £3.9 billion.


A country club with underground bunkers but no tennis courts or pool? Welcome to Fortitude Ranch

A country club with underground bunkers but no tennis courts or pool? Welcome to Fortitude Ranch - Mike Bedigan speaks to the founder of Fortitude Ranch, a company that aims to make surviving the apocalypse enjoyable and affordable


Surreal rock formations around the world

Rock formations, sculpted by the relentless forces of nature, stand as some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on our planet. From the towering sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum to the whimsical Queen's Head, each formation tells a unique story of geological processes spanning millions of years. These natural sculptures, shaped by elements like wind, water, and volcanic activity, create landscapes so surreal they often defy belief. For a journey into the heart of our planet's most stunning natural art, click through this gallery.


CemAir halts Plettenberg Bay flights amid airport woes

The only airline providing commercial flights to Plettenberg Bay has suspended its operations.


Escape to rustic elegance with these small-town staycations

Relax, breath and treat yourself to a getaway at a dorpie near you.


Incredible abandoned palaces that have been restored to their former glory

Check out these digitally reconstructed the ruins of seven stunning royal residences from around the globe…


Creepy bat-like drone can crash into trees and perch

A creepy bat-like drone can crash into trees, perch and fold its wings around to hug it to keep it in place. The gliding-winged robot, called PercHug, could be used for inspection, maintenance, and biodiversity conservation.


10 Famous Explorers Whose Discoveries Connected the World

From Christopher Columbus to Marco Polo, these celebrated—and controversial—explorers made groundbreaking journeys across the globe.


32 American quirks that baffle the rest of the world

From backward date formats to tricky tipping etiquette, we've picked 32 US quirks that the rest of the world will never understand.


Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is the best mall in South Africa

A new ranking has placed Cape Town's V&A Waterfront as number one amongst the best malls in South Africa. Here's more details... The post Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is the best mall in South Africa appeared first on SA People.


What are Decade Volcanoes?

Our world is truly a fascinating place to live on. While clouds reel above our heads, beneath our feet is a volatile environment that brings out fire and destruction. Yes, we're talking about volcanoes. Indeed, ever since the dawn of humanity, volcanoes have caused untold catastrophe. For this reason and others, scientists are trying to understand them better. Click through this gallery to see how.


Visiting South Korea, the Land of Morning Calm

With a rich and storied history, delicious cuisine, fantastically modern cities, and equally mesmerizing country landscapes, South Korea should be on everyone's travel bucket list. Whether you're a nature lover looking to wander about the many volcanic islands just off the coast of the mainland, or a foodie looking to engorge yourself on amazing street food and barbecue, there's no shortage of things to do in the fabulous and fascinating Land of the Morning Calm. Read on to learn about some of the can't-miss spots in South Korea, and start planning your trip now.


Long-lost shipwreck packed with gold discovered in the African desert

One of the most significant shipwreck finds of recent times was made in an ostensibly unlikely place: a southwest African desert. The Bom Jesus (The Good Jesus), a Portuguese ship, set sail for India from Lisbon on 7 March, 1533, when it got caught up in a devastating storm. The vessel, which was laden with treasures, seemed to disappear without a ...


World's oldest computer is 2,200 years old and was found at the bottom of the sea

Next time you laugh nostalgically at the clunkiness of your childhood desktop, consider the oldest analog computer in the world which dates back 2,200 years. The device, which is now known as the Antikythera mechanism, was discovered by sponge divers in the Greek Mediterranean in 1900 when they chanced upon a shipwreck full of treasures. These trea...


Where to admire the beauty of the pagoda

A signature of East and Southeast Asian architecture and common to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other countries in the region, the pagoda is a tiered tower-like structure made of brick, stone, or wood and characterized by multiple, upward curving eaves. The pagoda traces its origins to that of the stupa—a hemispherical, domed, commemorative monument first constructed in ancient India. The pagoda itself is usually associated with a Buddhist temple complex, but there are those that serve a purely decorative purpose. Click through the following gallery and take a closer look at these towering achievements of architectural splendor.


5 cycling tours to experience the wonders of Kruger National Park

There are undoubtedly many beautiful and scenic roads in South Africa, but one unexpected road, or rather, a road less travelled, can be found in the Kruger National Park.


The Paradigm: New R1 billion Mixed-Use Development In Cape Town

In little over 2 weeks, over 3000 people have showed interest in The Paradigm, a world-class addition to one of the world’s most beloved cities. Nestled in the heart of Cape Town City Centre at 100 Buitengracht Street, The Paradigm redefines urban sophistication with its iconic architecture and unparalleled amenities. 9-years in the making, The [...] The post The Paradigm: New R1 billion Mixed-Use Development In Cape Town appeared first on...


Call to ‘review’ Virginia Airport

Instead of being turned into a mixed- use development, the site could be used as an academy and play a crucial role in developing pilots.


South African Airways launches new mobile app

South African Airways (SAA) has introduced a new mobile app which passengers can use to make flying a hassle-free experience.