Harry Potter's Wizarding World Heads To Japan
2012-05-11 16:04:52 UTC
At the end of last year, it was announced that Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction would be replicated at Universal's Hollywood park. Now the literary wizard are heading much further east -- to Japan.
Asia's superrich build their own art museums
2012-05-09 10:15:04 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) -- Over the past two years Wang Wei and her husband Liu Yiqian dropped a reported $317 million on their hobby. Now they need somewhere to display the collection they've amassed. The solution: a private art museum that Wang hopes wil...
2012 London Olympics: 1 Million Tickets To Go On Sale Friday
2012-05-08 17:19:50 UTC
LONDON — Olympic fans who missed out on tickets for the London Games will get another opportunity this week, including a chance of securing high-demand seats for the opening ceremony or 100-meter final.
Olympic organizers said Tuesday they are ...
20 Reasons To Visit Colombia (PHOTOS)
2012-05-06 14:49:20 UTC
Colombia has made all the headlines recently, but, yet again, for all the wrong reasons. And before this bout of bad press, what else do we associate with Colombia, aside from romantic but tourist-laden Cartegena? Perhaps you might say security co...
Film Sets As Vacation Rentals (PHOTOS)
2012-05-06 09:50:52 UTC
Want to rent Edward and Bella's honeymoon villa from "Twilight"? What about the insanely beautiful home Ari and Melissa Gold escaped to in the series finale of "Entourage"?
Home, apartment and condo rental site FlipKey.com has created a list of...
Virginia Is For Wine Lovers
2012-05-05 11:32:48 UTC
While "Virginia is For Lovers" has been the widely recognized ad slogan for 43 years, Virginia is also now fast becoming the destination for wine lovers. After the top American wine producing regions of California, Washington, Oregon and New York,...
Tryp, New Wyndham Hotel Brand, Debuts In New York City (PHOTOS)
2012-05-04 09:42:40 UTC
Frank Sinatra's anthem seems to be the mantra of the new hotel brand that recently opened a 173-room flagship in Midtown Manhattan: "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere."
The Tryp Times Square South is the first U.S. outpost for t...
Dubai spends $250M to get full control of Atlantis
2012-04-28 23:45:57 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai says it now has full control of the Atlantis resort hotel perched atop its palm-shaped island.
State-run investment firm Istithmar World said late Friday it paid $250 million to buy out financially troub...
A Perfect Day in Palm Beach
2012-04-28 18:18:23 UTC
Put on your brightest Lilly Pulitzer and pay a visit to Florida’s fabled Gold Coast. Nancy Noonan, the owner of Nancy’s Vintage Warehouse in West Palm Beach (a terrific source for vintage Lilly), offers up her favorite finds in this sun-kissed sli...
Lagerfeld redesigns a Monte Carlo landmark
2012-04-27 20:38:50 UTC
Karl Lagerfeld is giving the Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo a whole new look. The five-star hotel has invited the designer to make over its Belle-Epoque exterior - the pool, the terrace and the gardens - and give it something of a theatrical touch fo...
Obama Under Fire For Blending Official Travel And Campaign Trips
2012-04-27 20:18:53 UTC
WASHINGTON -- In early June 2004, the political world litigated the fairness of an incumbent president using taxpayer funds to conduct what was ostensibly campaign travel.
At that point in time, President George W. Bush had logged some 68,000 m...
Park Hyatt hotel opens in Hyderabad, expanding Hyatt Portfolio in India
2012-04-27 20:09:14 UTC
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Park Hyatt Hyderabad, the first city Park Hyatt hotel in India. This contemporary and elegant hotel with 185 guestrooms and 24 suites offers business travelers and local guests a sophisticated ambi...
5 Tips For Renting A Villa In Italy
2012-04-27 19:58:55 UTC
Inspired by tales of expats on Italy's Grand Tour during the the 18th and 19th centuries to the modern dream-come-true of Frances Mayes renovating and living in a Tuscan villa, many travelers yearn for the experience of renting a villa in Italy.
A Tour Of The World's Most Opulent Villas (PHOTOS)
2012-04-27 11:40:11 UTC
What kind of holiday rental home costs $10,000 a day? Perhaps one set on a private Caribbean beach and kitted out with a personal fleet of boats and Wave Runners? An Alpine chalet, with postcard-perfect views of the Matterhorn from every window? O...
8 Ultra-Inclusive Resorts For The 1 Percent (PHOTOS)
2012-04-26 18:55:31 UTC
There are luxury resorts (Four Seasons, Aman and their ilk), and then there are the ultra-luxury ones. What's the difference?
The ultras are even more exclusive, pride themselves on highly individualized service and are seldom larger ...
American makes its case against union contracts
2012-04-23 19:05:33 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines argued before a federal bankruptcy judge Monday that its union contracts need to be changed to make the company financially stable.
The airline lost more than $10 billion in the decade leading up to its declara...
Creator of Porsche 911 sports car dies aged 76
2012-04-08 06:56:44 UTC
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the creator of Porsche's 911 sports car, has died at age 76, Porsche said on Thursday.
A grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, who founded the Stuttgart-based sports car maker and developed the Volksw...
Icelandic airliner announced $55 flights from U.S. to Europe
2017-06-03 21:28:02 UTC
<blockquote><h2>'Up in the Air'</h2><h3>WOW Air is launching $55 flights from the U.S. to Europe.</h3>
The Icelandic airliner announced it will offer flights between <strong><i>San Francisco</strong></i> and <strong><i>Los Angeles</strong></i> ...
Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...
EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday.
Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8....