Casino suites, marble bathrooms and aquariums in the sky: Inside the booming industry of private jet design... where the super-rich splash out $90MILLION on luxury interiors

Inside the booming industry of private jet design

Private jet designers say there are no limits to what they can provide for customers, from reduced noise so passengers can relax in quiet comfort, to chandeliers, aquariums of tropical fish (top left) and the ability to serve up a gourmet meal in the galley kitchen. Ostentatious design from private jet companies also include a casino in the sky (bottom left), luxurious bedrooms you would expect in a hotel (top right and centre) and sleek bathrooms.

Nailed it! This is what happens when a tourist asks the Internet to edit his Eiffel Tower photo fail

What happens when man asks 4Chan to edit his Eiffel Tower photo fail

Food blogger Van De Ven, 37, decided to poke fun at tourist cliches on a recent trip to Paris. His 'nailed it' photos became went viral with over 100 uploads 'improving' one of him missing the Eiffel Tower (centre). Created images ranged from the comical, with the 301m tower bent over to touch his outstretched finger (bottom left), to the absurd, with him picking up the famous tower (top right).

Forced to smuggle cocaine at gunpoint, facing 14 years in prison for 'adultery'... and locked up for being gay: The dream holidays that ended in a jail cell

The dream holidays that ended in a jail cell

They were meant to be dream holidays, but ended up providing lifelong memories for all the wrong reasons. Travellers share their cautionary tales of dream trips going wrong.

'I'll kill anybody who gets near me on the plane': British holidaymaker kicked off Manchester-bound flight after threatening fellow passengers

Passengers applauded when the unruly traveller was removed from the plane after he punched a bus door and caused more problems on board at the airport in the tourist resort of Hurghada, Egypt.

Ryanair to slash average ticket price by as much as 15%... but new planes will see even more passengers squeezed on board

Chief executive Michael O'Leary made the vow in an interview with a French weekly newspaper, in which he also took aim at Air France, saying the carrier's average fare could fall to £26 in 2016.

What big teeth you have! Daredevil father and sons leap into water to swim with 8ft CROCODILE in Cuba... and even grab its tail

One of the astonishing snaps shows Austrian Franz Pramendorfer reaching out and touching the reptile's tail, while other photos show up-close views of its razor-sharp teeth.

Painted skulls, gun gangs and cattle herders who could have come from the 19th century: Incredible photographic odyssey which takes you around the world in 1,000 days 

Incredible photographic odyssey which takes you around the world in 1,000 days

Award-winning photographer Uruma Takezawa spent 1,021 days on an odyssey to 103 countries on four continents to capture amazing pictures of locals living off the land. Pictured clockwise from left: Pantanal, Brazil; the Wodabbe tribe in Nigeria; a protest in Tripoli, Lebanon; hand-painted human skulls in Hallstatt, Austria; and a woman and her child in Mali (centre).

Now that's some holy water: Half-submerged church is all that's left after Bulgarian town is flooded to create man-made lake

The St Ivan Rilski Church cuts a lonely figure in the reservoir and is the only remaining evidence of the community of Zapalnya, Bulgaria, where residents lived until they were forced out in the 1960s.

That's one way to charm the guests! Meet the handsome footmen employed to add a dash of Downton glamour to the Middletons' favourite London hotel

Downton Abbey glamour at The Goring, the Middleton's favourite London hotel

The hotel - a favourite of the Middletons - has employed five dashing footmen to keep guests happy, claiming: 'Everyone has butlers - people with real style have footmen'. The workers - who could have walked straight out of the pages of a glossy magazine - will serve the hotel's luxury suites and sport a uniform of gold-trimmed waistcoats, scarlet tailcoats and charming smiles.

Plane on fire makes emergency landing and skids off runway in Turkey as video shows it blazing in the sky on descent

Turkish Airlines plane on fire makes emergency landing and skids off runway in Turkey

A Turkish Airlines flight from Milan to Istanbul made an emergency landing at Ataturk Airport today after its engine caught fire. One passenger took a photo from their seat of the severely damaged wing following an aborted landing, while oxygen masks were deployed on descent for the 97 worried passengers (bottom). Television images showed firefighters approaching the plane at the airport and putting out the fire, and the Airbus A320 aircraft's passengers were evacuated safely.

Four-year-old boy frisked and forced to hand over toy gun that fired SPONGE darts after it was deemed a security risk by East Midlands Airport

James Hayward had arrived at East Midlands Airport with his parents, Phil, 44, and Hazel, 38, with his brightly coloured toy - which fires sponge darts - packed in his hand luggage.

It came out of nowhere! Incredible photos show moment a BUS smashed into a passenger plane on runway 

Shattering its windscreen, this is the incredible moment a bus ploughed into a passenger plane at Tachkent airport in Uzbekistan

Journey into the darkest days of the First World War: Taking a memorial tour of Turkey's Gallipoli Peninsula to remember the heroes slain 100 years ago

Gallipoli was one of the bloodiest battlegrounds of World War I. One hundred years on its beautiful landscape draws visitors from all over the world to explore the most south-easterly point of Europe,

Out of this world! From rainbow-coloured hills in China to rocks moulded like chimneys in Turkey, the most bizarre natural attractions on Earth

Mail reveals the most bizarre natural attractions on Earth

Millions of years of erosion, explosions and a touch of folklore form the narrative behind some of the most unbelievable sights in the world. From sweeping curves of Arizona's The Wave in the U.S. (inset) to the Fairy Chimneys of Turkey's Cappadocia (bottom left), the simple flow of water over stone has created some remarkable features that look as though they aren't even of this planet. The rainbow-coloured hills in China (top right), the Dallol volcanic area in Ethiopia (top left) and the expanse of the Svinafellsjokull glacier, Iceland (bottom right) have to be seen to be believed.

Is this the best job in the world? The lucky woman who gets PAID to travel - reviewing luxury hotels around the globe

Photographer Rhiannon Taylor gets PAID to travel reviewing luxury hotels

Travel photographer Rhiannon Taylor, 29, from Australia travels the world reviewing the best hotels on her site, In Bed With. She gets paid to travel and write about pools, the best room service and just how comfortable beds in luxury hotels really are.

The unexpected side of Istanbul: Photographer captures quirky and colourful modern architecture beyond the traditional sights

Architect and photographer Yener Torun sought to challenge the one dimensional view of Istanbul and captures the new, minimalistic buildings that add a splash of colour to the city.

Underwater hotels and flights through low-orbital space by 2050... and teleportation by 2080: What the future of travel will look like

Futuristic technologies will revolutionise the way we holiday. Many futurists predict that space travel will become far more common and underwater hotels mainstream - in as little as 15 years.

The economy seats of the future: Radical designs offer more legroom, a better sleep and an end to elbow wars in cattle class

Being crammed into cattle class is one of the most dreadful experiences, but aeroplane seats of the future are poised to make it a little more enjoyable with extra legroom and space for belongings.

How to do Venice like the Clooneys: The £477-a-night hotel where George knows all the staff, the star's favourite eatery and the 16th-century palace where you too can tie the knot for £286

How to do Venice like George and Amal Clooney

The Venice Biennale is on from May 9, so what better way to tour the 'Queen of the Adriatic' than with help from George and Amal Clooney? The couple, who love the place so much, got married there. So if you're planning to visit Venice, get a taste of 'la Dolce Vita' Clooney-style by taking in some of the couple's favourite places, including their wedding hotel the Aman Canal Grande Venice (right) as well as George's favourite place to relax, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani (left).

A village inside the crater of an active volcano, cliff houses made of clay and a tiny town that lives under a rock: Are these the most magical settlements in the world?

Nestled in some of the most beautiful corners of the world, are hidden settlements of people who have adapted to live under boulders, on floating islands, and in volcanoes.

Immaculate interiors, in-flight chefs and Dom Perignon on tap! Four Seasons unveils its first ever luxury private jet... and a trip will set you back £60,000

Four Seasons unveiled a brand new luxury private jet, which they hope will recreate their famed hotel experience in the sky. The plane comes with chefs, champagne and plush interior.

Land of the lost tribe: The Indian Ocean island that is home to a community who have lived there for 60,000 years... but is too dangerous to visit because they try to kill outsiders

The indigenous Sentinelese tribe killed two men who were fishing illegally in 2006 and have been known to fire arrows and fling rocks at low-flying planes or helicopters.

The £176,000 mega-safari! Incredible 200-day trip whisks wildlife-lovers around the world to visit the most endangered animals

If you've always dreamed of seeing penguins in Antarctica or spotting grizzlies in Alaska, this could be the safari for you.

Why is New York known as The Big Apple and Venice The Bride of the Sea? Stories behind world's most famous city nicknames


Everybody knows that New York is called 'The Big Apple', that London is known as 'The Old Smoke' and that Paris is referred to as 'The City of Love' - but do you know why?

Bury your valuables, use the 'do not disturb' sign... and master the art of the selfie: Top tips on being a successful solo traveller


Holiday companies that run group tours in the UK and overseas are reporting that 35 per cent of their clients now travel alone and they expect this figure to rise to 38 per cent this year.

Now and then: $1 tickets, three births and TWO BILLION visitors... a journey through Disneyland from 1955 to the present day

Now and then: $1 tickets, three births and TWO BILLION visitors... a journey through

Disneyland, California, has captured the imaginations for generations, since its opening in 1955, but there is much that many people do not know about this magical place. Chris Strodder has created a handy book, The Disneyland Book of Lists, which contains over 200 lists crammed full of secrets known and more obscure so now you can see how it has changed over the years (Sleeping Beauty's Castle pictured in 1955, left, and how it looks today, right).

Savvy traveller who never pays for flights reveals his top tips on how YOU can travel the world for free

Scott Keyes reveals his top tips on how YOU can travel the world for free

American writer Scott Keyes, 28, (pictured) shot to fame for cracking the system to travel worldwide without paying a penny. He is set to take a 13-country tour travelling 20,000 miles across the globe on 21 flights, for free. He reveals to MailOnline how anybody can do the same.

Moody staff, incomprehensible signs and a hub that's like a 'Third World country': Are these the most hated airports in the world?


While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often cited as the worst in the world, there are a surprising number of complaints form travellers about LAX in Los Angeles.

Dune bashing, spa stops and DEER HUNTING: The weirdest ways to spend a layover around the world

From drinking at a swim-up bar in a hot spring in Iceland to seeing the world's largest fountain in Hong Kong, airports can be the gate-way to some of the world's most incredible attractions.

A terrifying soundtrack, a crash landing and water flooding into the cabin: The virtual reality experience that could be the future of in-flight safety videos

World's first emergency water landing virtual reality experience

A dramatic virtual environment has been created using a headset that shows how passengers would survive a plane crash landing on water.

Go dodgem racing and skydiving...on the high seas! With robot bartenders and wave machines, the Anthem of the Seas is a liner full of hi-tech gimmicks

Anthem of the Seas: Go dodgem driving and skydiving...on the high seas!

Cruise ship The Anthem of the Seas (pictured centre) is sailing out of Southampton this summer and is full of entertainment features. Try your hand at skydiving, or eat one of the 18 restaurants onboard. Other entertainment highlights on board include dodgems (top left), a wave machine (top right), a luxury music hall (bottom left) and robotic bartenders (bottom right).

Is this the cutest photo-bomb of all time? Friendly sea turtle crashes group photo in the Philippines at just the right moment

Tourist Diovani de Jesus was joined in his group photo in the sea by an unexpected addition after a green sea turtle popped up and stole the show.

Did a plane create this mess? Pennsylvania town claims aircraft flying overhead dumped toilet paper and plastic all over neighbourhood

Paula Viccica said she saw pieces of white toilet paper fluttering down from the sky for several minutes, and complained to the FAA after it landed in her garden in West Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Terrifying moment firefighters in full protective suits board Delta flight after 'smoky odor' detected upon landing in NYC

Passengers were still on board as firefighters walked through the cabin with a thermal imaging camera to locate a potential heat source, moments after the plane flew in from Tampa.

17 miles, 93 bends and breathtaking views of the Douro Valley: The world's best road is in Portugal's wine region

The N-222 road from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal has been awarded the prestigious honour of World's Best Road. But there are some on the UK which came close.

The world without icons: Pictures show cities stripped bare of their famous landmarks... so can you still recognise them?

The most popular cities in the world are often recognisable thanks to their world-famous landmarks. But what would these cities look like if they did not have their prized attractions?

Greece is still divine! With the holy Mount Athos as a backdrop, family-friendly Eagles Palace Hotel is heavenly

The Eagles Palace Hotel is a deserved member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the world. Relax on the beach, under the mystique of Mount Athos, or explore under the ocean with the resort's PADI course.

Sleep with the fishes! Inside Dubai's luxury underwater suites that come with private butlers and panoramic views into an aquarium filled with 65,000 sea creatures

Inside Dubai's underwater suites that come with views into an aquarium

With a base price of £5,500 ($8,200) a night the underwater suites - Poseidon and Neptune - at Atlantis, The Palm boast floor-to-ceiling views directly into the massive Ambassador Lagoon aquarium, creating the illusion of being under the sea. The views can be enjoyed from the bathroom (left), master bedroom (top right) and a living area (bottom right), and guests can even peer into their suite while scuba diving in the aquarium. Aquarium views are just one of the over-the-top features at a hotel that has become a symbol for extravagant luxury in the United Arab Emirates and a favourite of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian.

Nearly 100 holidaymakers fall violently ill with vomiting and diarrhoea amid norovirus outbreak at Eastbourne hotel

Almost everyone who has visited the Cooden Beach Hotel, in Eastbourne, East Sussex, in the last two weeks has come down with symptoms of the highly-contagious airborne bug.

Juice tomatoes for sunburn, carrots for dry skin and celery after a flight: Infographic reveals the smoothies that help combat common holiday ailments

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To reduce the impact of sunburn, watermelon, tomato and lemon is the perfect tonic, while ginger and parsley help with allergies.

Kim and Kanye's 18th-century honeymoon hotel declared the grandest in Ireland... and you can hire out the whole thing for £18,000 a night

Condé Nast have named Ballyfin, in the Co Laois area, as the grandest hotel in Ireland. Kim Kardashian-West and husband Kanye stayed at the five-star hotel during their honeymoon last year.

Freeze aloe vera for instant sunburn relief, store valuables in a suncream bottle and fix your flip flops with bread clips: The must-know summer hacks that will save any beach holiday

Ensure that you never wind up with a water-logged mobile phone again. MailOnline Travel looks at the top beach hacks to keep every summer seaside getaway worry-free.

Turkey has the most expensive passport, Canada's has hidden images and Sweden's dominates the black market: Bizarre passport facts revealed

Research by travel website GoEuro found that the British passport is the 11th most expensive of 51 countries included in a recent study, and it takes a worker earning minimum wage 11 hours to pay it off.

Is this the next stage of evolution? Tourist captures monkey casually unscrewing cap from bottle and swigging water on a hot day in Bali

Australian tourist Dirk Nienaber was amazed to see the primate unscrew the water bottle and take two gulps on a hot day, barely spilling any.

Portable islands, a Grand Prix track and a (miniature) Monaco: Rise of the unbelievably opulent mega-yacht... the ultimate floating city for the super-rich

These breathtaking gigayachts are the future of over-the-top travel

The popularity of superyachts is on the rise and the designers of these gargantuan vessels are likewise getting more and more creative, offering replica city-states, floating island resorts, and sleek aluminum models fit for a Bond villain. It's hard to miss the sleek Sveti (bottom left) as it glides ominously through the water, the aptly-named Streets of Monaco (top right and left) replicates a city on the sea, complete with luxury balconied accommodation, while the Beach Club (centre and bottom right) comes with its own pool and palm trees.

A helipad, submarine storage... and its own infinity pool: On board the £29MILLION superyacht dubbed the 'Range Rover of the seas'

The superyacht, from British designer Tony Castro, has been created as a luxurious way to circumnavigate the globe, with all your favourite toys to hand.

An illuminating night climb: Breathtaking moment aurora borealis lights up the sky behind daredevil glacier climbers

Photographer Paul Zizka captured climbers Mike Stuart and Takeshi Tani climb the Canadian Athabasca Glacier with the breathtaking Northern Lights shining behind them.

Instant Instagram envy! The globe-trotting Nordic couple whose photographs could come straight from a glossy magazine

Samuel and Hildegunn Taipale's jetsetting life has made them an Instagram hit

Photographer Samuel Taipale and his wife Hildegunn look like they have strolled straight out of the pages of a glossy magazine and love capturing amazing images as they travel the world. But the couple don't just pose as they jetset across the globe, they also like to take part in volunteer projects as they travel.

Now passengers can bring even MORE hand luggage on board! Boeing unveils 'Space Bins' that can hold up to 50% more bags

Boeing said the redesigned bins for its 737 planes can hold six standard-sized bags - two more than the current set-up - making room for up to 62 more standard-sized carry-on suitcases.

No defecating! Spanish town posts graphic signs warning pilgrims not to use historic Way of St James as a public toilet

No one knows who put up the signs, which show a squatting figure defecating within a red circle with a diagonal line across it, in the municipality of Lastres in north-western Spain.

46 countries, 3,350 write-ups... and 40,000 pictures: Meet TripAdvisor's most prolific reviewer (whose worst experience was 'a very bad milkshake' in New Zealand)

Brad Reynolds is TripAdvisor's most prolific user... with 3,350 reviews and counting

American expat Brad Reynolds, who lives in Hong Kong, has become the travel website's top contributor, with more than 60,000 contributions - including reviews, photos and forum posts - in just five years. He critiques every hotel, restaurant and attraction he visits during his travels around the world with his wife, Jill. He has posted reviews from 394 cities and 46 countries, with a map on his TripAdvisor profile claiming he has travelled more than 600,000 miles and visited a third of the world.

Private wine baths, sweeping views of Porto and a Michelin-starred restaurant: Portugal's first luxury wine hotel hits all the right notes

Private wine baths, sweeping views of Porto and a Michelin-starred restaurant: Portugal's

The Yeatman, a five-star hotel overlooking the Douro river, celebrates all things wine - Port wine, in particular - with a prime location, classic design and unblemished attention to detail. It has the feel of a place that is steeped in tradition, but has been open for just five years. The hotel boasts breathtaking views of Porto (inset), a stunning indoor pool (top left), guest rooms with private terraces (top right), imaginative dishes from its Michelin-starred restaurant (bottom right) and a luxurious suite with a copper Jacuzzi and rotating bed (bottom left).


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