First class is fading fast. Here’s why that’s bad news for economy travelers, too

By Christopher Elliott, Special to USA TODAY

First class isn’t what it used to be, at least according to frequent airline passengers like Bonnie Friedman. She’s been flying in the front of the plane for years and has witnessed the slow and sad decline of premium service.… read the full article

Iceland tops Europe as most expensive

By Jeremie RICHARD | AFP

Eating in Reykjavik will set you back handsomely as tourists quickly find out (AFP Photo/Halldor KOLBEINS)

Reykjavik (AFP) – The hot springs of Iceland are not the only thing making tourists sweat, as a look at the hotel or lunch bill will tell you that most things cost more, sometimes much more, than anywhere else in Europe.… read the full article

10 of the cheapest beach holidays in Europe this summer

Add these to your holiday wish list

BY KATIE FROST (Country Living)

The Post Office has released its annual summer travel report to help tourists find the European destinations offering the best value for the holiday season ahead. The list compares the average cost of nine travel staples, including a range of drinks, snacks and an evening meal for two, in 20 resorts.… read the full article

Las Vegas Sands Announces Asia Expansion

By Travis Hoium (The Motley Fool)

The next phase of expansion for Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is here, and it couldn’t have come from a better place: Singapore’s government has agreed to allow an expansion to Marina Bay Sands that will add 1,000 hotel rooms and even more meeting and convention space. 

Marina Bay Sands is the company’s most profitable resort, so adding more space is a big deal.… read the full article

5 of the Best Pink-Sand Beaches in the World


You’ve heard of white-sand and black-sand beaches, but there are also lovely pink-sand beaches spread out around the world. Though they might not be as magenta-hued as heavily filtered Instagram shots might have you believe, there’s a touch of a rosy tone found in the grains, typically thanks to pink coral and shells offshore.… read the full article

16 British hotels to visit before you die

From spa hotels to castle retreats, add these to your bucket list…

By Country Living

The right hotel can be a destination in itself and when it comes to the setting, Britain has it all – from sprawling countryside to buzzing cities.

With even more than their location in mind, we’ve brought you the best hotels in the UK to check in to at least once in your life, whether you’re after London’s most iconic hotel or a relaxed yet glamorous Hampshire hideaway.… read the full article

Paris luxury stores looted, burned in ‘yellow vest’ riots


The scenes of violence were reminiscent of the worst “yellow vest” riots in Paris in December (AFP Photo/Zakaria ABDELKAFI)

Paris (AFP) – Rioters looted and torched shops and businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th weekend of French “yellow vest” protests, characterised by a sharp increase in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout.… read the full article