The Transylvanian citadel of Sighisoara is famous for being the birthplace of Vlad Tepes (Dracula, anyone?), a still inhabited Medieval stronghold (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and for its Medieval Festival that happens every year in August or September. Yet beyond the culture, the history, and the Goth passion for vampires, there are restaurants, cafes, and […]
The small town of Kyzyl in Russia is appealing for many reasons. Its location in the exact geographic center of Asia places is it almost 4000 kilometers away from the Russian capital. Surrounded by the wide steppe of the Tuva republic, the taiga fauna and the dramatic landscapes of the Sayan Mountains in the north, as well as […]
RoamRight, a global travel insurance provider, is the latest player to enter the market. Based in Towson, Maryland, RoamRight offers trip cancellation insurance and medical insurance policies to both domestic and international travelers.
JuiceCane is a mobile, scalable power can that fuels the tech toys travelers need so much. With one single JuiceCan you can recharge an iPhone three times or use it to juice up an iPad twice. This gadget is extremely useful when there is no power outlet in sight or when you’ve forgotten to pack all the adapters you need to plug in your mobile devices when you travel from one country to another.
Russia has recently become the go to market for countries seeking to boost tourism. Greece is the latest to hit the news with a Russia-focused strategy as 50 Russian tour operators are expected to attend a Greek-Russian tourism forum that will take place in Athens on Sunday, 10th of February at the Acropolis Museum. The […]
Russian billionaire Vladimir Jevtushenko, one of the 10 richest people in his home country, might finally get to build his tourist complex on the island of Mljet in Croatia. The project, valued at EUR 109 million, might just be among the first projects pushing future law on strategic investments forward. To develop this ambitious tourism […]
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), one of the most prominent organizations of the global business travel industry, has just announced the opening of its GBTA Russia Chapter. The launch of the GBTA Russia activities also marks the association’s milestone of being active in and having membership in all BRIC regions.
Russia has recently become the go to market for tourism industries on all continents. As more Russians seem to be interested in traveling abroad, it is only natural that countries looking to promote themselves and develop markets would focus on this region. Not only do Russians travel in large numbers, they also are big spenders. […]
Swedish chain Scandic Hotels has partnered with TripAdvisor to include traveler ratings and reviews on each of its hotels’ website. Scandic wants to make the online booking process easier and straightforward for its hotels, and as recent data from Forrester shows that over 70% of guests read reviews before booking their accommodation, the chain is trying to reduce the need of going to third party sources for ratings.
Low-cost airline Wizz Air, one of the top players in the low-fare market of Central and Eastern Europe, has announced the addition of a new route to its flight map, the Budapest-Malta route. Flights between the Hungarian Capital and the island of Malta will debut on May 17th, 2013, and the route will initially be operated twice a week.
If hiking, biking, geocaching, and other outdoor activities are the core focus of your trips, then you ill love the new Foris GPS handheld device unveiled by Rand McNally, a company founded in 1856 that specializing in maps, navigation, road travel and trip planing. This new gadget unveiled at the Outdoor Retailer show is designed for […]
The organizers of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have just unveiled the sporting event’s futuristic torch, an interesting piece inspired by a mix of Russian folklore, including a mythical Firebird, the country’ surprising contrasts, and space-age technology.
Greece is preparing for a record year in tourism in 2013, with a projected all time high of 17 million foreign visitors expected to visit the country this year. This large number seems attainable as existing data shows the number of Russian visitors to Greece is expected to exceed one million and bookings up 20% in Germany.
Mobile apps are a big part of the modern travel experience and being able to offer the best selection of nearby activities seems to the winning strategy. Facebook and Groupon have both launched a Nearby feature as part as their free apps for iOS and Android, but the social network giant seems to be winning […]
Europe is a top preference for US travelers making their plans for 2013, according to a recent survey by Fly.com. Italy ranks first in their recently released survey, followed by Australia. Another two European destinations, the United Kingdom and France, also made it into the top 5, following New Zealand on the US travelers’ wishlist […]