Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather for Monday, July 24, 2017

Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather for Monday, July 24, 2017

Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather for Monday, July 24, 2017 By G_Bartlett  |  Posted: July 24, 2017    0 COMMENTS   3 SHARES Monday, July 24, 2017image: http://www.cornwalllive.com/images/localworld/ugc-images/276391/Article/images/30453414/16088107-large.jpg Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather  Comments (0) Welcome to our live coverage of all the day’s biggest stories, traffic and travel from across Cornwall on Monday, July 24, 2017. We’ll be looking at all the traffic until this evening, so keep checking back to make sure you get wherever you’re going as quickly and safely as possible. We will of course also be breaking news…

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Travel Podcasts to Get You Through Your Summer Vacation

Travel Podcasts to Get You Through Your Summer Vacation

In all likelihood, your summer vacation will involve a boutique hotel, a low-cost airline, loyalty points, destination research, or booking something online. So we selected some of our favorite 2017 episodes of the Skift Podcast to give you an insider’s look at those sectors. While you wait in the inevitable line — at airport security, at Disneyland, or at Shake Shack — maximize your time and give these a listen. Travelers want a lot from hotels besides a cute boutique design. They want connected experiences that feed into the larger narrative of their journey….

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US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba, saying his predecessor negotiated a “terrible and misguided deal.” The revised approach includes stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists. Among changes are limiting visits to 12 existing categories of non-tourist travel and a ban on the use of…

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Got a favorite travel photo? You could win $1,000 in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! Enter here! (copy)

Got a favorite travel photo? You could win $1,000 in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! Enter here! (copy)

Vacation photographs often capture a perfect moment in a favorite place. Send us your best vacation photos now for a chance to win up to $1,000 in our Destinations Photo Contest. The top photographs submitted will also be featured in a national publication reaching more than 1 million households. Readers across the country will be able to vote for their favorite photos, and photographers who submit entries will be eligible for one of three top prizes: Photos can be submitted now through July 18. Many of the best photographs will be…

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After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

For the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret – the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses. The sea of colour in Khao Sam Roi Yot national park, three hours south of Bangkok, is a show-stopping feat of nature that has locals hoping for a tourist bonanza. But it has also sparked warnings over the fragility of the environment with park rangers pleading with people not to visit until the lake is healthy enough to deal with an influx of tourists….

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Airbnb pioneers ‘bleisure’ travel

Airbnb pioneers ‘bleisure’ travel

File image  Johannesburg – The home-sharing pioneer Airbnb has announced the launch of a new feature that would cater specifically to business travellers.The company has long focused on leisure travellers but has now adjusted its offering to cater to millennial bleisure – the new trendy term for combining business and leisure – travellers who want to explore offerings of a place beyond conference rooms. Airbnb’s global head of business travel David Holyoke told Business Report last week that business travel did not have to be all about a road warrior…

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Take The Pledge To Travel Better

Take The Pledge To Travel Better

For every $100 spent in tourism dollars, just $5 stays within the local economy where the tourism occurs. [Photo: Izzy Gerosa/Unsplash] What if I told you the best way to give back to local communities and create a positive impact is by having the time of your life when you travel? Simply by making different choices–better choices–your next journey can help propel local economic growth, preserve natural resources and protect local communities. These “choices” don’t involve turning your trip into a volunteer expedition or even donating to charities (though definitely…

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How to successfully travel with paddleboards

How to successfully travel with paddleboards

Traveling with boards can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. With a little research, planning, and patience your quiver can easily accompany you on your next trip. To ease the transition, we sat down with globetrotting SUP pro Bernd Roediger for some pro tips on traveling with boards. How many boards do you typically travel with? My caravan of odd surfing weapons grows and multiplies with each new adventure. Do I have a problem? Does it affect my life? Do I pack extra boards where I…

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Travel industry needs to understand pressure for border controls

Travel industry needs to understand pressure for border controls

Former UK prime minister David Cameron delivered an uncompromising message to the World Travel & Tourism Council Summit in Bangkok on Wednesday. Cameron told global travel leaders: “Your industry needs to understand the vast pressure on governments to deal with immigration.” He said: “We need to ensure people continue to travel, but also have proper border controls & better technology. “Do not underestimate the concerns voters have, and politicians have on their behalf, about the ability of terrorists to travel. “You have to accept you’re going to see greater use…

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Where you should travel for each month of the year, data shows

Where you should travel for each month of the year, data shows

When traveling to another country, the city’s weather, entertainment options and costs are important details to know. Thankfully, the data analysts at When to Visit did the number crunching for us all and came up with the top five places to visit each month of the year. SOUTHERN COOL-OFF: Texas’ top swimming holes to cool off in this warmer season When to Visit considers American favorites like Aspen and Portland, as well as international wonders. Click through the gallery above to see what locations around the world are optimal for travel…

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