Travelbag tells passengers to China 'get a visa' when they don't need one

A major travel company has been misinforming customers about the visa rules for China, costing them hundreds of pounds and many hours of hassle. Travelbag, which is part of the Emirates Group, told passengers on a cruise which ends in Shanghai: “Please…

Easter weekend travel – live updates: Roads and trains face disruption nationwide

The great Easter getaway will begin later today, with disruption expected on the roads and rail. Stations and routes will be closed for the weekend, while 12 million road journeys are expected to be taken over the Easter period. Follow our live…

Stunning pictures as National Geographic travel photo contest enters third week

The 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo contest is now in its third week of accepting entries. The contest invites photographers of all abilities to send in the best pictures from their travels in the hope of winning a cash prize and online…

Norwegian Air tells female staff they must carry doctor's note at all times if they want to wear flat shoes

Norwegian Air has told its female staff that they must carry a doctor’s note at all times if they want to wear flat shoes. The airline, which has been fiercely criticised, told its women employees that they must wear heels which are…

Portugal airports running out of fuel as travellers warned of major flight disruptions

Travellers to and from Portugal are being warned that their flights may be disrupted. A nationwide strike involving drivers of hazardous-goods vehicles has led to fuel shortages at Lisbon, Porto and Faro airports.  Lisbon, the busiest airport in Portugal, is warning travellers:…

Why you need to explore Charleston's southern-modern foodie scene

Growing up in America’s snowy midwest, South Carolina came onto my childhood radar courtesy of our local botanical gardens. The three “domes” housed a jungle, a desert…and Charleston. The latter was a technicolour oasis, garlanded with fragrant climbers and sun-dappled paths. Decades…