HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

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.

World Cup visitors happiest with friendly Brazilians, food

Visitor surveys revealed that foreign tourists were overwhelmingly impressed with friendly Brazilians, giving them a 98% approval rating, and their cuisine, giving the food a 93% approval rating.

Australia the top dream destination: travel survey

Maybe it’s because the island country is so far for so many of us. But according to the results of a recent survey, if money and time were no object, travelers would choose to flock to Australia over any other country.

Go the Scot way in Glasgow, Scotland’s creative capital

With the Commonwealth Games around the corner (July 23 to August 3), this trip could give you a chance to indulge in Scottish delights. Think thumping live-music, art and theatre, an invigorating mix of entertainment and culture filling the streets and stages of Glasgow.

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