10 of the best boutique hotel websites

Whether it’s boutique B&Bs, budget pads, treehouses, or a glamorous hotel, these accommodation websites save you the trouble of trawling through endless internet listings

Holiday guide to Costa Rica: beaches and adventures, plus hotels and restaurants

This small country is perhaps the best in Latin America for a tropical adventure, thanks to its misty jungles, incredible wildlife, active volcanoes and glorious deserted beaches

Ecuador eco-tour shows positive effects of mangrove replanting in face of El Niño

Near the resort of Bahía de Caráquez, a community project has restored mangrove forests – and may help save it from one of the strongest ever El Niños

Can Middle East tourism ever recover?

The Islamic world’s mystery and riches once attracted droves of western holidaymakers. But terrorism has devastated the industry in Egypt and Tunisia – and even countries untouched by conflict. Is there any way back?

Holiday guide to lesser-known Thailand

They’re getting harder to find, but there are still corners of rural and coastal Thailand relatively untouched by tourism. Here are unspoiled islands and stunning national parks away from the crowds

Delhi’s new breed of independent restaurants, bars and clubs

A vibrant new party scene is emerging, with creative cafes, restaurants and bars run by ‘outsiders’ who are making this tough city their own

World Tourism Day

September 27th, 2014 has been proclaimed World Tourism Day by the United Nations. The idea behind this designation is that it will raise awareness of the positive impact of tourism and hopefully increase the interest in sustainable tourism. Travel can remove many prejudices – and reinforce some if truth be told – yet three-quarters ofContinue reading “World Tourism Day”