Kyoto Voted Best Big City in the World Kyoto was voted as the best big city in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine. For the magazine’s yearly Readers’ Choice Awards, readers vote on the best things in travel, including the best countries, cities, airports, trains and hotels. A record 600,000 readers voted from April 1 to June 30 using the Condé Nast Traveller website. The survey, which has been held for 33 Read More
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New ‘Flying-V’ Airplane Makes First Flight Researchers have for the first time flown a model of the Flying-V. This is a new type of airplane designed to carry passengers, fuel and cargo in its large wings. The model of the V-shaped plane was about 2.8 metres long, 3.1 metres wide and weighed 22.5 kilograms. Flown using remote control, it took off at 80 kilometres per hour and flew as planned. The plane is a project Read More
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Airbnb Launches Online Cooking Lessons with Famous Chefs Airbnb has launched online cooking lessons with chefs from well-known or Michelin-starred restaurants as part of its new Online Experiences service. The lessons include chefs talking about their favourite dishes and cooking a meal. A list of ingredients is shared ahead of time so viewers can follow the chef’s recipe and cook it at home. “As a chef we connect with our guests through our food, but Read More
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17August

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic Shows Off Passenger Spaceship Interior Virgin Galactic has revealed the interior of the company’s rocket plan. Space Ship Two, which is being tested in preparation for commercial service. During an online event on the 28th  July 2020. The company showed off the cabin’s 12 viewing windows, seats for each flight’s six passengers, 16 cameras to document the adventure and, naturally, mood lighting. Virgin Galactic was founded by British billionaire Richard Branson. After the Read More
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Balloon to Fly Tourists to Edge of Space Whilst the travel industry is focused on the current pandemic, here at Altitude Flights we are delighted to report on something totally different. In Fact, it’s out of this world.   Two companies, Space Perspective and PriestmanGoode, are working together to make a balloon that will fly passengers to the edge of space. I will be called Spaceship Neptune. The balloon will use hydrogen to float up Read More
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Ride the World’s Longest ‘Flying Fox’ in New Zealand New Zealand calls itself the home of adventure tourism, with many exciting activities for tourists around the country. One example is the Skywire ride — the world’s longest “flying fox” — found at Cable Bay Adventure Park, outside of Nelson, on the South Island. A “flying fox” is what New Zealanders call a “zipline” — where a person uses a pulley to move down a cable Read More
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Skiplagging: Cheap Flights that Airlines Hate Did you know that you can sometimes save money by buying more airfares than you actually need? This is called skiplagging. For example. Let’s say you want to fly from New York to San Francisco. A direct flight might be $400, but a flight from New York to Seattle with a stop in San Francisco might be $250. So you could save $150 by buying the Seattle flight and getting off Read More
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A Tour of Europe’s Best Christmas Markets Christmas markets are a popular holiday tradition. Some people go to them to buy gifts, and others to enjoy food and drinks with friends. Here are some of Europe’s best Christmas markets. Cologne, Germany Cologne is home to many Christmas markets, with the biggest taking place in front of Cologne Cathedral. As many as 4 million people visit it every year. As well as market stalls selling toys, Read More
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Travelling Abroad in 2020? Avoid These Places Travel publisher Fodor’s has released its “No List” of places tourists should avoid in 2020. Some of the places are being damaged by tourists and others are not safe to visit. Big Sur in California doesn’t have enough toilets or places to camp for all the people now visiting. And tourists are drinking so much of the groundwater at Angkor Wat in Cambodia that the 12th century temple Read More
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How to Stop Worrying About Work While on Holiday   A 2018 survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that 66% of Americans have more energy after a holiday, but 21% still feel work stress while away. So how do you really relax while on holiday? Tell your coworkers what to expect Speaking to Time, the APA’s David Ballard said that it’s important to tell your coworkers how often you’ll be available while away. He says Read More
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