Get the low-down on the most recent travel news. This week: a new London garden opens in tribute to Princess Diana; BA cancels direct Lima service over the winter; high rainfall brings Yosemite’s waterfalls a new lease of life; and Mozambique confirms new visas on arrival.
Kensington Palace opens temporary garden in tribute to Princess Diana
London’s Kensington Palace has opened a garden in tribute to the late Princess Diana. 2017 marks 20 years since the Royal’s death and the Sunken Garden has been filled with her favourite flowers, such as tulips, daffodils and forget-me-nots, all of which are white. Entry is free. – Source: lonelyplanet.com.
British Airways cancels direct Lima flights for winter
The only direct flights from London to Lima will be cancelled for the southern hemisphere’s winter season, says British Airways. The service, which launched last year, is available three times a week over the summer and twice a week in winter. Those already booked on the flights will be rerouted via Madrid. – Source: British Airways.
High rainfall brings Yosemite’s waterfalls to life
After a winter of heavy snowfall and rain, the waterfalls of Yosemite National Park will be at full flow for several months. A five-year drought has meant that the waterfalls, for which the Californian park is famed, have been drying up earlier in the year. However, the snowfall of 2016/2017 means the falls will continue to flow right throughout the summer, providing hikers, climbers and tourists ample opportunity to see them until the end of August. For those inspired to visit now, entry to Yosemite is free this Easter weekend, 15th and 16th April, and on 22nd and 23rd April, as part of National Park Week. – Source: travelandleisure.com.
Mozambique confirms visas on arrival for eligible countries
Mozambique will now allow visas on arrival for tourists, regardless of whether they come from a country with a Mozambican embassy. Previously, citizens of countries with an embassy had to apply for a visa ahead of entry. The visa on arrival scheme is currently in place, with a US$50 fee (or local currency equivalent) for a duel-entry 30-day visa. – Source: atta.travel.