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Why Japan, India and Glastonbury have all been considered as Jesus resting place

The only thing we know for certain about Jesus is that he's one of the most famed religious icons in human history. One theory dating back to the Middle Ages and related to the legend of King Arthur suggests that he studied in Glastonbury as a youth, pictured left; while the Ahmadi Muslim faith believes he lived in India's Kashmir, where there's a shrine in his honour, top right; and others say he died in Shingo, Japan, where there is also a shrine, pictured bottom right.

Aviation expert reveals how ANYONE can enjoy airport lounges

From Singapore to Switzerland, with the right hacks anyone can gain access to a world of pre-flight luxuries in airport lounges, according to aviation expert Alex Macheras. The savvy traveller shared his top tips for joining the VIPs in transit with MailOnline Travel. Pictured clockwise from top left, Mr Macheras in a BA lounge in London, a bedroom in the Swiss first lounge at Zurich airport, Virgin Atlantic's upper class Clubhouse at Heathrow, and the bathroom at Swiss' lounge in Zurich.

The King’s Head at Letheringsett, just outside Holt - where the Duchess of Cambridge likes to shop suffers a general lack of love, according to The Inspector.

FILE- In this Friday, April 8, 2011 file photo, Canadian tourist David Froud, left, and his Iranian wife Mahnaz sightsee the Jomeh mosque, which is now a historical monument, in the city of Isfahan, some 234 miles (390 kilometer) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. A U.S. luxury tour company is offering a new destination that¿s sure to raise eyebrows: Iran. Those at Abercrombie & Kent say the tour is perfectly timed as Iran is opening up after the nuclear deal with world powers. However, the U.S. State Department has issued strong warnings about Americans traveling to the Islamic Republic as hard-liners have been arresting people with connections to the West.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

One luxury tour company in the U.S. is promoting a new trip to the country for those willing to take the risk, saying it's the first opportunity to see an Iran opening up to the West after the nuclear deal.

Inside Africa's futuristic safari domes in Tanzania's Highlands camp

Designed to mimic traditional Masai forts, these domes are found at The Highlands camp in Ngorongoro, Tanzania, and boast spacious living quarters and staggering jungle views. The camp (bottom right) comprises eight luxurious domes, kitted out with wood-burning fireplaces (top right) and cosy en-suite bathrooms (bottom left).

Hitchhiker travels from Scotland to India by swapping free BEER for rides and

An Australian backpacker was able to hitchhike and couch surf all the way from Edinburgh to Delhi with only beer as his currency. During Manny Marshall's eight-week, 5000-mile adventure he shared 120 cans of Innis & Gunn craft beer with the people he met on the road in exchange for a free ride and accommodation. He is pictured bottom left in India and bottom right in the Czech Republic with bemused locals he met along the way. 

The small Slovenian town of Sevnica is nestled in the foothills of the Alps and was once best-known for its clothing factories and 900-year-old hilltop castle, but is now bracing for an influx of tourists.

People will be treated to the once-in-a-lifetime sight on the 14th of the month, when the full moon will appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than normal.

Pilots, flight attendants and passengers have taken to a US-based forum to deliver their tips on identifying the mysterious agents, whose job is counter hijackings.

Amarna Carthy, 21, from Nottingham, who was killed in Turkey, was wearing a helmet that offered little protection when the quad bike she was riding on veered off the road, an inquest heard.

Incredible aerial photographs capture London's iconic landmarks in 2016

These spectacular aerial images reveal a side of London that few get to see with such clarity. They feature some of the UK capital's most famous skyscrapers and landmarks, including the Shard (bottom right), Walkie Talkie Tower (top left), Piccadilly Circus (bottom left) and London Bridge (top right), all photographed in the last year. But, instead of using a drone, all the images were shot by aerial photographer Jason Hawkes while leaning out of a helicopter.

Footage shows the giant snake coming through the ceiling tiles. It is not clear where the video was filmed but people are heard speaking Cantonese, suggesting that it may be Hong Kong.

The incredible explosion came at the end of an impressive display in Zurrieq, Malta. The footage shows the rocket shooting up into the air before a breathtaking chain reaction.

The Mayfair hotel the movie stars love has had a huge refurb and hired Michelin-starred

MailOnline checks in to the Athenaeum and discovers that bringing in the Galvin brothers to oversee the food was a master stroke - and that the millions spent on the refurb has made the hotel sexier than ever. The Athenaeum has long attracted those famous for being on the silver screen. Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Warren Beatty, Renee Zellweger, Natalie Portman, to name but a few. Here's why they'll love the sequel. Pictured clockwise from top left is the new lobby, redesigned restaurant, the new bar and one of the expertly crafted cocktails guests can enjoy there. Inset is the hotel entrance, opposite Green Park.

Neil Boffey (pictured) requested special boarding assistance on the flight from Barcelona to Manchester - but was not allowed on to the plane until after everyone else had taken their seats.

Behind the scenes footage from the first episode of Planet Earth II shows an up-close look at the events that have been labelled ‘the stuff of nightmares,’ as baby sea iguanas attempt to outrun snakes.

Indian salt flats, Chile's hand in the desert and a German palace: The most spellbinding

You may never have heard of these places, and that's a good thing if you are seeking mind-blowing beauty without the heaving crowds. Pictured, clockwise from top left, Germany's Bastei Bridge, Morocco's Chefchaouen, India's Great Rann of Kutch, Greenland's Ittoqqortoormiit, and inset, Chile's La Mano del Desierto.

Tofukuji temple in Kyoto, known for having one of the best views in Japan, has announced that the ban will be in effect for the duration of the peak viewing season in November.

Woman jilted by date just before trip around Europe takes a cutout of him

Canadian teacher and writer Jasmine Teed, 32, had planned to invite a new love interest with her on a trip abroad, but after he 'ghosted' her, she took a cutout of him instead. Ms Treed is pictured in different areas of Iceland and, bottom left, in Ireland.

The AerCaribe plane was stranded on the runway in Bogota for several hours before it could be towed away. This resulted in flights from several long haul destinations having to be diverted.

Miley Cyrus and Lena Dunham may not be booking their flights just yet but a few travel firms have already introduced post-election deals for those who want to leave the US.

China's Mountain Forest Hotel is an incredible luxury hideaway covered in trees

Mountain Forest Hotel in the Wanfeng Valley, in Guizhou, China will be built as a vertical forest resembling a mountainscape that originally existed at the site. The 250-room property is the latest brainchild of Stefano Boeri Architetti (SBA), the design studio responsible for ground-breaking forest skyscrapers in Italy and Switzerland. Set in 400 acres of rolling hills, the hotel will feature a gym, lounge, VIP area, bar, restaurant and conference room.

According to a new report, London has harnessed a 'global obsession' since it hosted the 2012 summer Olympics, propelling it into the number one position and beating rivals such as Paris and San Francisco.

Far from being just a concept vision, the Dutch-designed prototypes of the high-powered submersible has already been tested under the waters with great success.

Inside Raymond Blanc's five-star Oxford manor house where the food is SO good, guests

MailOnline's Carol Driver is welcomed by a smiling Raymond Blanc bounding across the courtyard at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, greeting guests as he makes his way to the kitchen. Clockwise from top left: Lavender in full bloom in the Le Manoir gardens; L'Orangerie is a one-bedroom suite that comes with its own patio area; Japanese-themed garden and ponds; inside the restaurant; the exterior of the 15th century manor house.

Tom St George, a photographer from London, dove 100 feet down into Mexico’s Cenote Angelita – a cave created by the collapse of limestone which then trapped water - to capture the images.

According to a new study, 39 per cent of British guests admit to having stolen items, and 41 per cent are guilty of sneaking more guests into a room than they booked for.

How a savvy traveller slashed $52,000 luxury trip to just $408

Daniel Gillaspia visited far-flung destinations including Tokyo, Singapore, Cape Town and Dubai and paid less than one per cent of the cost for his flights and hotels. Rather than fork out $52,000 (£41,913) he spent just $408 (£329) for a journey that most people could only dream of. The travel hacker sipped on free-flowing champagne in first class suites such as Etihad Airways Apartment, top right and Singapore Airline's first class suite, bottom left. He also bedded down at luxurious hotels in some of the most expensive cities in the world including Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, top left and W, Dubai, bottom right.

Over the past five years, Rob Burgess has flown business class to Abu Dhabi, Boston, Calgary, Cape Town, Las Vegas, Moscow, New York and Singapore.

The period from the mid-14th century to the 19th century in Europe was known as the ‘Little Ice Age’ due to the climate's severity, and scientists say we could now be heading for a 'mini ice age'.

From Venice to the Maldives, the tourist attractions facing extinction revealed

The famous White Cliffs Of Dover (top left) are now eroding at their fastest ever rate, but the coastline is not alone - climate change, deforestation, tourism and industry are having a devastating effect on many of the tourism wonders of the world. For example Venice (top right) is disappearing under water, likewise the Maldives are sinking (centre), the Dead Sea (bottom right) is drying up and the Great Wall of China (bottom left) is vanishing.

Donald Trump promised to ban Muslims from entering the US if he wins the presidency and now Royal Jordanian airlines has responded with a tongue-in-cheek advert ahead of tonight's elections.

American workers took 16 days holiday in 2015, but in the 1200s, English peasants enjoyed 150 days off a year. Professor Juliet Schor claims life was more much more leisurely pre-1800s capitalism.

The best hotels in the UK and Europe revealed

From the ex-headquarters for the British Secret Service to a spa boasting poolside views of the Aegean sea, Condé Nast Johansens has announced the winners of both its annual UK & Ireland and Europe & Mediterranean awards. Hotels that achieved an accolade include Crossbasket Castle, Scotland (top left) which won best newcomer in the UK; SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain (top right) awarded Best Destination Spa in Europe; La Borde, France (bottom left) praised as the Best Small and Exclusive property in Europe; No1 Whitehall at the Royal Horseguards, UK (bottom right) named best for meetings in the UK and 41, London (inset) winner of the Best Service in the UK award.

A week after Walt Disney World was told by the US FAA, that it would be able to fly drones over the resort, it has released a new behind-the-scenes video of a test flight for a nighttime show.

Men and women have revealed the foreign countries where they are considered better looking than at home, with Russian women, for example, claiming they are popular in China.

Artist Michael Pederson leaves signs and objects around Sydney for passers-by to discover

Michael Pederson, a 41-year-old former painter based in Sydney, Australia, has been wandering around his city for more than three years installing whimiscal or peculiar statements. Pictured, left, a rusty abandoned Volkswagen becomes an artist's canvas, top right, a dandelion is a special exhibit and, bottom right, a 'stress cube' for pedestrians to kick.

The futuristic city-state of Dubai announced a deal on with Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One to study the potential for building a line linking it to the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi.

Feadship, the Dutch company behind Steve Jobs' custom-built superyacht, unveiled its 'Choice' superyacht concept at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Water fights and packed city pools: Vintage photos of New York's heatwaves will make you

A fascinating series of black and white photos capture excited New Yorkers enjoying themselves in the city's 11 new outdoors pools which opened in the blistering summer of 1936. The community pools  - in styles ranging from Romanesque Revival to Art Deco - were examples of state-of-the-art engineering of the 1930s and featured massive filtration systems, heating units, and even underwater lighting. Some of these urban pools still exist today. Pictured are bathers at Astoria Park Pool (left and top right) and Carmansville playground (right).

The new Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTAs) with three gender options will be introduced on Thursday for travellers flying into or through Canada, officials have said.

A new move by rail company Deutsche Bahn sees train doors in Germany closing 30 seconds before their scheduled departure time in a bid to improve punctuality.

Inside secret 19th-century tunnel under Naples that used to be escape route for the king

Mysterious tunnels built by King Ferdinand II of Bourbon snake underground in central Naples. These intriguing passageways were designed as an escape route for the king in 1853 before serving as a military hospital and bomb shelter in WWII and finally as a warehouse for impounded vehicles in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The dusty aqueducts were recently rediscovered and now visitors can take a spell-binding tour of the tunnels encountering abandoned vintage motorbikes and cars along the way.

Philippe Echaroux, who describes himself as an activist artist has illuminated the Amazon with light projections of the faces of the Surui people to remind the world of their plight.

Some, like the intricate navy seascape found on a 1950s Romanian note, or the stately 1930s lion-embossed Ethiopian currency, are no longer in circulation, while others bear fresh holograms.

A video shows more than 100 passengers evacuating the plane in El Dorado airport, Bogota, down emergency chutes. The smoke was later identified as having come from one of the wheels.

If you’d rather leave your phrasebook at home, then head to Sweden, Argentina or India as they are among the countries where it is surprisingly easy to strike up a conversation in English.

Mother slams Thomas Cook after family contracted a stomach bug on Turkish break 

A family from Lancashire spent their £4,000 five-star holiday in Turkey - booked through Thomas Cook - holed up in a hotel room after they were all struck down with a debilitating stomach bug. Andrea Flynn said: 'There were open grids we would walk past which stank of sewage. At the bar it stank of sick and there were wasps everywhere.' The tour operator have since stopped selling availability following the outbreak of sickness.

A new infographic details the world's most beautiful subway stations. One station in Dubai has an underwater theme. Another in St Petersburg has chandeliers, swords and gilt columns.

Is this China’s most luxurious hotel?

The Wanda Reign on the Bund hotel in Shanghai, China, took more than three years to build. The 20-storey building combines art deco style and early 20th century Chinese design. Pictured clockwise from top left: One of the four restaurants, a private karaoke room, a spa suite and the lobby. Inset: The hotel's exterior.

People from the UK have advised American tourists on what they should refrain from doing in order to avoid causing annoyance - and the suggestions are delightfully British.

The Mail on Sunday's Caroline Quentin first stayed at the Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, and then moved on to the idyllic 300-acre private island of Pangkor Laut in Malaysia

The Siena International Photo Awards, held at the Teatro dei Rozzi on Sunday, revealed winners across 11 categories in total - among them Nature, Wildlife, Travel and Sport.

Photographers have submitted their best examples of photos taken either just before sunrise or just after sunset - known as Golden Hour, in locations from Spain to Dubai and beyond.

Abandoned Soviet JET TRAIN that was once capable of travelling at 160mph

These fascinating pictures show a Soviet ‘turbojet railcar’, which was built in the 1970s and proved capable of reaching an astonishing 160mph, thanks to the huge jet engines on its roof. What made this concept impractical was the extremely high fuel consumption. And so this power car was pushed into a siding and left to rot.

Neil English reluctantly hurtled down Austria's skeleton bobsleigh tunnel, coached by former Olympic champion Amy Williams at the Austrian Tirol resort of Igls.

The Mail of Sunday's Hilary Macaskill visited Charleville, nestled in French Ardennes close to the Belgian border - the hometown of the 19th Century poet who still has an active postbox.

Off-limits to tourists: From Bolivia's 'death road' to the ancient villages of Yemen, a

While much of the world is the modern traveller's oyster, there are regions you can't roam freely. Whether that be the mysterious lands of North Korea or Syria, currently in the throes of war. But in many of these places, extraordinary beauty lurks behind the tightly-drawn curtains, along with the promise that some day they'll be free to explore again. With a few exceptions, all the magnificent destinations showcased here fall under the FOC's red zone - areas where 'all travel' is expressly advised against. Said notable exceptions include Norway's Domesday Vault (inset), a heavily guarded cavern built under the Arctic snow which contains seeds from almost every nation on earth to be retrieved in the case of an global catastrophe. Good luck getting a peek in there. Pictured clockwise from top left: Congo's beautiful region of Likouala, Bolivia's 'Death Road', the Karakoram highway that links China with Pakistan and Yemen.

MailOnline Travel has uncovered from the four corners of the globe some truly unique airports a downtown seaplane terminal in Canada and a runway built on floating ice near the North Pole.

One of the best things about Maho Beach, for many, was seeing KLM’s 747s roar overhead to the airport nearby. The final jumbo landed on Friday (pictured).

A replica suicide vest, skull-adorned throwing knives and a gas mask decorated with

From an ornate cane concealing a sword to a five-bladed flogger, the Transportation Security Administration has shared photos of the shocking items that travellers across the US have tried to take on planes. Pictured left are skull-adorned throwing knives seized from a carry-on bag at Chicago O'Hare Airport, right is a replica suicide vest discovered at Virginia's Richmond Airport and inset is a gas mask confiscated at Miami International Airport because it features replica bullets.

The Mail on Sunday's Caroline Hendrie sampled Crystal's new river cruise aboard the Mozart, a luxury ship which sailed across Austria, Germany, Slovakia and Hungary.

Package holidays to the Canary Islands in December are up to 40 per cent cheaper than booking flights and hotels independently - a result of major tour operators being less affected by Brexit.

The revelation came after researchers from the University Hospital Munster and Robert Koch Institute, both in Germany, asked 39 tourists to swab 400 bathroom door handles at 136 airports in 59 countries.

The late Terry Wogan once said of his Irish hometown: ‘Limerick never left me; whatever it is, my identity is Limerick.’ - it's a city shrouded in history and fronted by the 800-year-old King John's Castle.

The Cringletie House Hotel is a 19th Century home is now a 17-room hotel owned by an elderly Dutch couple, where fuss-free luxury and perfectly cooked haggis comes at a bargain.

The Daily Mail's Jenny Coad toured Colombia's capital city, Bogota, then voyaged inland to Armenia and the Cauca Valley before wrapping things up at the Koralia beach retreat near Tayrona.

Like rival Lufthansa, Air France-KLM has been hit by the rapid growth of carriers such as Emirates and Turkish Airlines, which have used new planes and lower prices to lure passengers.

Arizona's Phoenix Sky Harbor International beat 29 of the country's other busiest airports, with New York's LaGuardia ranking as worst, followed by John F. Kennedy.

Father slams 'shambolic' Corfu family hotel for Fawlty Towers-style horrors

Nurse Tim Sheppard booked a week's trip to the Aquis Sandy Beach Resort in Corfu for the half term holiday with his partner Hayley Palk (inset, with Tim), and his two children Eloise, seven, and Amber, five. He described the resort as the hotel from hell - with most of the nine bars and restaurants closed. The family claim that their trip featured mouldy sun beds (bottom right); green slime in the swimming pool; broken drains; a litter strewn beach (top right and bottom left); rubbish stacked in corridors; a cracked and splintered entertainment stage; and dirty water at the buffet. Mr Sheppard, from Exeter, has revealed horror pictures of his £2,200 trip - booked through Thomas Cook.

This month will see two meteor showers and the chance to see planets, a supermoon and a nebula – all with the naked eye. Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock explains when to look up.

In the remote community of Nunavut in Northern Canada, hunters are concerned about a mysterious pinging sound that appears to derive from the sea floor.

From the golden tortoise beetle found in the Americas to the Australian lyre bird that can imitate virtually any sound, an infographic reveals where tourists can discover these rare species.

According to pilots and aviation experts discussing the matter on a US-based thread, a pilot will only inform passengers of an impending crash if they have enough time.

Cory Richards, a 35-year-old Montana-based National Geographic photographer, speaks to MailOnline about his brave expeditions to Mount Everest and Pakistan's Gashermbrum II.

Aviation expert Alex Macheras travels the world on inaugural flights. Enjoying cockpit views, empty cabins and VIP parties, the Londoner reveals the perks of the job to MailOnline Travel.

A breathtaking new book by National Geographic showcases stunning photographs highlighting 50 of the Earth's most remote places, with Ireland, Iceland and the US all featuring.

The American encouraged fliers to hand the treats he gave them to his little girl when she went around the airplane on the traditional all Hallows walkabout on a Boston to San Francisco flight.

The increase in peer-to-peer online marketplaces sees recreational boaters matched with boat-owners, chartering companies and captains and renting boats from anything to one day to a couple of weeks.

From the 14th century Gyeongbokgung Palace in South Korea to the Shwedagon Paya Pagoda in Myanmar, all of the temples have a common theme: peace and tranquility.

Now THAT’S mist-ifying: Incredible footage shows planes landing at London’s Gatwick airport despite dense fog

According to the filmmaker visibility was so poor at the London airport that some planes were actually forced to circle before landing or divert to another airport. The video has been viewed over 25,000 times online, with many impressed by the filming and the skill of the pilots. According to Plane Clever, by Christopher Bartlett, modern airliners can ‘land virtually automatically in fog’, but the air traffic controllers will space the aircraft out more as they land and depart.


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