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Almost a quarter of people in the UK (23 per cent) consider going on holiday as essential spend, with almost a third (30 per cent) saying they would reduce donations to charity to afford a holiday, new research published by Charitable Travel reveals.

Whilst 18 per cent of people considered donating to charity as ‘essential’, almost three quarters (71 per cent) blame the cost-of-living crisis as the reason for not donating more.

The first Global Youth Tourism Summit concluded by showcasing the power of tourism for youth empowerment, international solidarity and peace.

Drawing the landmark event to a close, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili joined UNWTO Director for Europe, Alessandra Priante, in thanking the 130 young delegates for their active participation.

Brand new trains that will transform and improve transport throughout Wales and the borders have been on show at Chester railway station.
Assembled by CAF at their factory in Newport, the first Class 197 train with its ‘Made in Wales’ tag was revealed to the public, offering a taste of what’s to come for customers in the next few months.

The capital city of Germany, Berlin, is set to benefit from enhanced connectivity to over 150 destinations, courtesy of the World’s Best Airline, Qatar Airways. Following the increase in services from daily flights to initially 10 and further rising to 11 weekly flights from Berlin Brandenberg Airport, German passengers can enjoy flights on the state of the art Boeing 787 aircraft, to global business cities including Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo plus leisure destinations including Bali, Maldives, Seychelles and South Africa.

Ryanair have announced its biggest ever Birmingham Winter schedule with an additional based aircraft and five new routes to exciting destinations including Billund, Grenoble, Santander, Stockholm, and Toulouse. Its Birmingham based fleet will increase to five aircraft, two of which will be new Boeing 737 8-200 “Gamechanger” planes, which offer 4% more seats, burn 16% less fuel and create 40% less noise emissions.

At least 800 flights were cancelled across the United States on Monday afternoon, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware. This follows another chaotic travel weekend with more than 1,500 domestic flights cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Delta (DAL) alone cancelled at least 224 flights Monday, or 7% of its operations, while United (UAL) cancelled 128 flights and American Airlines (AAL) nixed 67. CNN has reached out to the three airlines for comment on the flight cancellations.

There are high expectations set for aviation to become more sustainable, and the industry as a whole is implementing and incorporating new solutions into its day-to-day processes. A recent study has found that only one in 50 climate target goals has been met by the international aviation industry, but some regions are keeping up with them better than others.

With modern design and a spirit of celebration, Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans helps guests plan the nuptials of their dreams, elevating Southern wedding traditions such as a second line complete with jazz band and custom parasols. 

Couples will discover a level of service never-before seen in New Orleans with an attitude that is warm and gracious, but also lively and fun.

As tennis fans around the world eagerly anticipate the start of Wimbledon fortnight, followers of a sister sport are gearing up for their major tournament across the Atlantic.

The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba is the birthplace of beach tennis and far from the leafy environs of SW19, it will attracts hundreds of professional and amateur players and spectators as it hosts the Aruba Open Beach Championships from November 13-20.

As the destination’s tourism sector continues its strong recovery, Jamaica has welcome the inaugural weekly flight from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (PLS), into Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, by Inter Caribbean Airways. The new route marks the first time a carrier is offering scheduled commercial air service into the airport since the completion of its renovation in 2011.