EUROPE

Tourist arrivals to Europe grew by 8 per cent during 2017

According to a report of the European Travel Commission, during the first eight months of the year international tourist arrivals to Europe grew by eight per cent over the same period in 2016.   Healthy growth is good news for …

  • Helsinki set to offer a new sauna culture and the island nature

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2016

    Helsinki combines in a unique way the capital’s heart and peace. This year, Helsinki offers many new opportunities to enjoy the town’s maritime nature and the sauna culture. This city holiday going home refreshed and rested, but full of new …

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  • Rewarding stay for Barcelona Marathon 2016 runners

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is offering Barcelona Marathon 2016 runners an opportunity to relax and revive themselves at the hotel after the event. The Marathon Package includes luxurious accommodation, coaching before the race and massage at the hotel’s award-winning spa after …

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  • Two deadly volcanoes spew lava 5 miles in air affecting Russian airtraffic

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    The Russian airtraffic is likely to be affected as huge ash cloud from two volcanoes thousands of miles apart in Kupang, eastern Indonesia and Zhupanovsky on Russia’s eastern coast is spewing lava five miles into the air.   Though the …

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  • London celebrates 40th anniversary of punk through 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    As punk celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016, here’s where you can celebrate its historic moments to modern-day influences as London’s cultural organisations tell the story of punk through art, design, film, fashion, literature, photography and, of course, music.   …

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  • Bridge to the World bringing autistic artists to display their paintings in Jerusalem

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    The opening ceremony of Bridge to the World, an exhibition of paintings created by autistic artists, will take at the gallery for temporary exhibitions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem.     The exhibition reflects the observations of …

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  • Sports tourism a great winner for Malta

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Top European football teams PSV Eindhoven and Legia Warsaw have recently concluded their mid-season overseas training camps in Malta. These two teams, which are regular participants in European Cup competitions, had successful training camps in Malta, complimented with fantastic weather …

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  • Fall in love with London this Valentine’s Day

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to plan a romantic getaway to London. Whether it’s a romantic walk in the park, enjoying good food with a loved one, seeing a show in the West End, …

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  • London’s Coq D’Argent restaurant witnesses the sixth death since 2007

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Coq D’Argent, the well known restaurant in London has been making headlines for some years now, not only for its pleasant ambiance and popularity with city workers but for the six deaths that the restaurant has witnessed since 2007. The …

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  • London to get the local Japanese feel as visitors dress up in kimonos

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    London’s first authentic kimono retailer, Wasoukan, is hitting the streets of London! From 19th January 2016, lucky Londoners and its visitors will be able to get dressed up in, experience day trips walking around in, or purchase their very own kimono. …

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  • Ireland takes up a range of heritage tourism initiatives to generate jobs

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, said that her Department is focusing on a range of sectors and initiatives to help boost job creation as part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2016, including investment …

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  • NTA launches 116 luxury tourism Bus Éireann

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, officially launched Bus Éireann’s new €50 million ‘fleet of the future’. Funding for 116 new vehicles was provided by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport via the National Transport …

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  • Travel Technology Europe adds new Hospitality Tech Showcase to 2016 edition

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    An exciting new Hospitality Tech Showcase will take place at the 2016 edition of the highly anticipated Travel Technology Europe (TTE) in February this year.   Demonstrating the latest thinking and technological developments for hospitality businesses to gain a competitive …

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  • Insight Vacations awarded Best Premium Touring Service

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    For the third year running, premium and luxury escorted journey operator Insight Vacations was recognised on 14 January as the Best Premium Touring Service at the 2016 Globe Awards from Travel Weekly, the UK’s leading travel industry publication, in London. …

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  • Special South West Trains service to celebrate introduction of new timetable for the West of England

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    Local stakeholders and passengers were invited to join a special South West Trains service on Friday 11th December to celebrate the introduction of the new and improved services for the region. Starting on Sunday 13th December, South West Trains introduced …

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  • Over one million visitors estimated at London’s largest-ever light festival

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    London’s first Lumiere light festival closed last night, Sunday 17th January, at 10.30pm, having transformed the city’s streets and buildings with 30 spectacular artworks. First estimates put the numbers of visitors at over 1 million attending the festival over four …

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  • Rough weather at sea and mountain in UK kill 2 climbers and a surfer

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    Two climbers were killed in Scotland as freezing temperature and 100 miles corridor of snow spread across UK. The Met office has issued 12 be aware yellow alerts for ice and snow across Scotland, North-East England, Yorkshire, the Midlands and …

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  • More than 300 flights cancelled in Turkey following a snowfall warning

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    Heavy snowfall in the northwestern parts of Turkey forces the Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) issue a warning, which is expected to be effective as of Sunday evening and throughout Monday. The bad weather is expected to affect Istanbul, Kocaeli, …

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  • Cadbury World welcomes record visitors in 2015

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2016

    Cadbury World saw a  19 percent annual increase from last year as it welcomed more than 43,000 visitors to its sold-out Christmas events in 2015. The Bournville-based family attraction, finished 2015 in a  high note after touching record figures.   As well …

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  • GNTB promotes “Fascinating nature vacations in Germany”

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2016

    The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has started the new year with the announcement of “Fascinating nature vacations in Germany,” its marketing theme for 2016. Worldwide marketing campaigns and trade activities will be centered on the 130 natural landscapes throughout Germany, including 16 national …

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  • Stuck coat on Paris Metro door kills passenger

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2016

    A man’s coat got caught in the doors of a Paris Metro and he was dragged along the platform as horrified commuters and those waiting at the platform looked on unable to help.     According to local sources the …

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