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Brand USA happy with marketing efforts

The United States' first-ever marketing campaign to boost tourism appears to be paying off. Brand USA, a partnership of government agencies and private companies, said Wednesday that international travellers spent 11 per cent more in the U.S.

High Line walkway grows in New York

The High Line elevated park, a destination for locals and tourists alike, is growing. Public officials formally broke ground this week on the third and final section of the park, built atop an out-of-use elevated railway in Manhattan.

New ships receive technical upgrades

When it comes to new ship launches in 2013, we can expect to see a myriad of technological breakthroughs that will improve the use of voice and data communications from sea as well as fuel consumption - most of which will not be visible to the passen
Hopper's photos give slice of '60s U.S. life

Hopper's photos give slice of '60s U.S. life

Long-lost work by Easy Rider director on display in Berlin

Checkpoint exhibit unveiled

Berlin is unveiling a new Cold War exhibition at the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing - a step toward setting up a permanent museum about the standoff between East and West.

Cordoba's huge Mezquita recalls city's Moorish past

Tucked into a bend of its river, the Andalusian town of Cordoba has a glorious Moorish past. While its old wall evokes the history of a long-ago empire, its elegant cityscape and convivial squares show a modern pride.
Time to get real

Time to get real

Nix the tiki bar: Hawaiian tourism is now aiming for an authentic experience
All gain and no pain in leisurely tourist triathlon

All gain and no pain in leisurely tourist triathlon

My wife and I have come to refer to it as the Mallorca triathlon.

Moving slowly can expand your adventure

If you know your limits and plan ahead, travelling with limited mobility can mean you'll see what others miss

Bangkok's temples contrast with malls, racy nightlife

Bangkok is a city of contradictions. With its luxury shopping malls, unparalleled spas, gilded temples and racy nightlife, the city remains one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia.
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