HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014

London creates One Direction-themed travel itinerary

Taking your teen kids to London this summer? You might want them to take the One Direction-themed tour of the city, created by the city’s tourism board in a move that capitalises on one of the country’s most influential exports.

Slumber under the stars: 5 hotels that offer roof-less rooms

There's no time like a vacation for taking the time to contemplate the night sky, especially with a supermoon and Perseid meteors set to be visible in some places this month. If the idea of observing the celestial bodies as you drift off to sleep sounds appealing, this selection of hotels is for you.

Seven places that offer floral spectacles

These seasonal floral spectacles, which take place across the globe, are guaranteed to leave you dazed

Holidaying on mighty seas: Best cruises from world around

If you’re shopping for a cruise vacation, a new ranking could serve as a helpful guide as it breaks down the best brands in categories like food, cabin, and onboard activities.

Take a stylish dip: Where are the chicest pools on earth? Dream Paris

Want to unwind? Think Paris, where graffiti, art deco and sun loungers go hand in hand at one of the city's 1930s haunts, Le Molitor. It features a heated outdoor 46m summer pool, a 33m, glass-roofed, mosaic winter pool and the most stylish sundeck in the city. Vive l'été!

Penchant for theatricals: Salzburg Festival remembers 100 years of WWI

The Salzburg Festival, despite looming financial worries, got off to a thundering start on Sunday with an opera by the city's favourite son Mozart, kicking off a month-long programme of culture and glamour.

Best of both worlds: Hong Kong's Repulse Bay

They are cities that pull double duty for sun-thirsty lovers of culture: Beach cities in destinations that offer surf and sand but also have compelling stories to tell. One such tourist escapade is Hong Kong's Repulse Bay.

Paris hotels allow guests to 'pay what you want'

Five Paris hotels have launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful. The scheme will run until August 10, but the owners are bullish about the prospects and confident that clients will not abuse the scheme.

Three London offerings to keep art-lovers busy

You might not think of London as a summer destination but the city empties out in August, leaving plenty of space to browse its street markets, check out its galleries and unwind on its roof terraces. We tell you where to splurge, what to see and even sleep.

Fall in love with the best waterfalls in India

At this time of the year,with monsoon finally having set in, multiple waterfalls sprout at every other corner of the country.We pick some must-see ones from across the country that become major tourist attractions during the wet season.

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