Air New Zealand has announced the introduction of stacked lie-flat beds in its economy cabin in what will be a landmark development for long-haul plane travel. The Kiwi carrier will debut its Skynest, comprising six units that are billed ‘the world’s first sleep pods in the sky for Economy travellers’, on board its new Boeing
A lovely cobbled square, thatched roofs, dry stone walls, gardens brimming with rose bushes, a medieval church, the sound of a trickling steam or lapping waves at the harbour, a tea shop serving fresh scones, a friendly pub and bucket loads of community spirit – all make up the recipe for a quintessential English village. Britons in search
Your 70s is the best decade of your life. Those fortunate enough to remain in good health usually own their own home, have no dependents, but do have lots and lots of time for travel. The downside is that they may no longer have their life partner to share their journeys, and travelling alone is
Spaniards wouldn’t think of going anywhere without their children, who run underfoot in bars and stay out in their prams until the small hours of the evening. It makes sense, then, that family-friendly hotels in Spain are the norm, making it an incredible destination for the entire pack. However, fun and sun (and siestas) are
Viking Cruises and the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch – currently the subject of a major summer exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery in London – are shipmates of sorts. The Norwegian-owned cruise line owns the digital rights to Munch’s entire oeuvre, displays the largest private collection of his artworks outside Oslo on its ocean vessels – and
It was clear just two minutes into the holiday groceries chat – when all seven members of our “Mums Trip” WhatsApp group agreed to forego their usual milk alternatives for good old fashioned semi-skimmed (from a cow!) – that our long-awaited girls’ weekend in Mallorca was going to be bloody wild. My closest girlfriends and
Holidaymakers face a summer of flight chaos, as British Airways has become the latest airline to announce strike action during the peak holiday period. Check-in staff and ground crew for the UK flag carrier last week voted to go on strike, with walkouts timed for the start of the summer holidays. This comes as Ryanair
Sardinia is undoubtedly best known for limpid turquoise sea and exquisite beaches on the Costa Smeralda, but there are plenty of those elsewhere on the island too, and for a fraction of the price. Food and wine is just as important here as well – the island is a designated ‘Blue Zone’, a region where
Holidaymakers face a summer of flight chaos, as British Airways has become the latest airline to announce strike action during the peak holiday period. Check-in staff and ground crew for the UK flag carrier today voted to go on strike, with walkouts timed for the start of the summer holidays. This comes as Ryanair and
Oh, Vienna! Built high and mighty on the riches of the 600-year Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian capital bombards you with its near-overwhelming ensemble of palaces, Klimt-filled galleries, stately baroque streets and hallowed concert halls where orchestra batons swing. Top this with one-of-a-kind coffeehouse culture, expansive parks sprawling along the banks of the Danube, and a
With a heatwave in full swing and the summer holidays on the way, the idea of going for a swim in the sunshine is becoming very appealing. The United Kingdom is filled with open-air lidos and outdoor pools, despite the islands’ propensity for rain. A golden age of lidos happened in the UK in the
It’s no wonder that the Maldives often overwhelm would-be visitors. Its 1,192 coral islands, set within 26 atolls, spread across 35,000 square miles of Indian Ocean, are enough to send most people into a pre-hols spin. At the first glance of a silky brochure, Maldivian islands appear to be just carbon copies of each other;
We have another strange summer in prospect. After two frustrating years of stop-start travel, there has been a surge in peak season bookings – many by people who haven’t travelled since 2019 and are desperate for some Mediterranean sun. So what do you do if you also want to get away, but haven’t yet booked?
Have we all recovered from half term? Or are some of you reading this from under a coat in Alicante airport, having given up on easyJet ever rescheduling your flight and resolved to salvage what is left of your sanity by making peace with the situation and relocating permanently to gate 11? For those of
The National rail strike scheduled for June 21, 23 and 25, and the London Tube strike on June 21, are expected to cause major problems for anyone who has to travel in the UK – but just as badly affected will be travellers trying to get to and from the airport between now and Sunday.
Staycations or vacances? Or, to put it another way, holiday in Britain or – as 10.35 million Britons did in 2019, the last year of normal travel – head off to France? The issue has long been tussled over in the columns and comments section of Telegraph Travel, often with a certain amount of vigour.
The north is often associated with wild landscapes and industrial cities, and though the former can be beautiful if breezy, and the latter re-energised with start-ups and a cool arts scene, the region may not be everyone’s first choice for a relaxing spa break. Think again! Spa breaks in the north of England are there
Beautiful beaches, rolling countryside, soaring mountains and vibrant cities – Britons really are lucky to have so much at their fingertips. Summer is just around the corner, and the many millions of us dreaming of a holiday on home soil this year now have a choice to make. A seaside retreat in Cornwall or Norfolk?
Summer holidays require choices: lazy or active; seaside or city; chic or wholesome; cultural or camp. And if you’re just having the one trip after quite a spell of delayed gratification, it’s desirable to tick more than one box for the summer splurge. But where to go? Italian charm is legendary. Moules frites by the
The sound of lapping waves on the shoreline, huddles of children giggling as they hunt for sea life in the harbour and the smell of fresh seafood in the air – Great Britain is blessed with a vast and beautiful coastline, along which are dotted an abundance of quintessential seaside villages. With summer 2021 set to be