HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

Americans are the best at tipping, Italians the worst

A new international travel survey of tipping trends reveals that Americans are the best tippers and Italians the worst.

Deepti Bhatnagar launches online travel channel

Actror and TV presenter Deepti Bhatnagar, pioneer of popular TV travel shows like "Yatra" and "Musafir Hoon Yaro", has launched an online travel channel to to connect with avid travellers and guide them in their choices of the perfect destination.

New York to get its first 'floating beach'?

City Beach is a 260-foot long barge covered in sand, set to park itself on the Hudson River. Featuring bars, restaurants, deckchairs and even a marine science exhibit, it is being marketed as a "completely floating island beach experience".

Vienna's green hotels now a rage

Meals prepared from locally sourced organic ingredients, hybrid cabs for guests, solar panels that produce electricity and water drawn from a well are some unique features on offer by the 'green hotels' of Vienna as they cash in on the global concept of eco-friendly hotels.

2 Indian carriers in top 10 cheapest airlines in the world

No-frills airline Firefly out of Malaysia has emerged as the cheapest carrier in the world, according to number crunchers at a flight comparison site. Popular low-budget airlines from India - SpiceJet and IndiGo Air - also make the list.

Ranakpur: a serene weekend getaway with lots to explore

Located in the heart of the Aravallis, it is about 70 km from Udaipur. It derives its name from a Jain temple, which remains the main attraction in the area. From camel breeding to world's second largest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China, there's lots more one can do here.

Jordon: of Moses and one-of-its kind Dead Sea

There’s more to Jordan than the Rose City of Petra. The Muslim-majority country, is home to several anecdotes from the life of Moses, as also the Dead Sea that stings like crazy. It also has 34 biblical sites, five of which have been recognised by The Vatican as Christian pilgrimage sites

Indian budget travellers spend the most on flights

A study reveals that most of them like to go for a beach ­vacation, since they consider it to be most cost ­efficient, ­followed by vacations ­centered around historical or cultural sight-seeing.

Tips on crisis management while you travel

Tips are aplenty on things to do when visiting a new country, but what do you do during a natural calamity or a sudden political turmoil? We find out.

Manchester: there's room for everyone

The most fascinating thing about Manchester? It’s a city for everyone! You could come with a fortune and dine at the most ­expensive restaurants, or you could be on a budget and take a Metroshuttle (the city’s free bus service) to buy a dress for 5 pounds from Primark.

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