Plzeň, the capital of Beer becomes a hub of culture

Courtesy Czech Tourism

The Czech Tourism Authority has announced one of the world’s largest carousels, coming to Bohemian Plzeň, the upcoming Capital of Culture for 2015. Next year’s rich tapestry of cultural events kicks off early with this great beer city’s offering of one of France’s biggest carousels, Le Manège Carré Sénart, and a giant puppet extravaganza.

Ostrava hosts the St. Wenceslas Music Festival

Courtesy the Pavel Haas Quartet

All this month in Ostrava, the St. Wenceslas Music Festival is an annual sacred music festival that takes place in churches across the Moravian-Silesian region. September 1st thru 28th visitors to the region are treated to a unique international festival of concerts and events. Attendees to this festival can expect performances from artists like tenor Becker Ulrike […]

Aeroflot & Carlson Rezidor Announce Bonus Flyer Program

Aeroflot is considering launching a new, low-cost airline to fly Russian domestic routes

Aeroflot and Russia’s largest international hotel operator have partnered for an international guest rewards program. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the leading international hotel operator in Russia, CIS and Baltics, and Aeroflot, Russias biggest airline, announced the Aeroflot Bonus frequent flyer program.

Prague Convention Season in Full Swing

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The Prague congress season is here making September one of the city’s most important niche tourism seasons. Thousands of congress delegates crowd the city for events in the fields of medicine, science, research and education. News from the Prague Convention Bureau (PCB) sheds more light on this convention season already underway.

This month in Serbia: Pudarski dani (Vineyard Guards Days)

Kloster Grgeteg not far from Irig - by Ebs Els

Coming September 18th through 20th to Irig, the “Pudarski dani” is one of the region’s most fascinating and authentic wine events. According to tradition, PUDAR is a vineyard guard pitted against starlings and other vineyard thieves of all sorts bent on destroying the harvest. Through a procession of rattling and using clappers like animated scarecrows, the guards war off those vermin. And just in time for the grape harvest in late September.

EU Can Count Out Another Russian Tourism Company

#Russia #Sanctions

As the tensions in between Russia and western powers continue, news of another Russian tour operator supending operation does not ring a positive note for Europe travel in general. According to ITAR-TASS, some 4,000 plus customers of Russia’s bankrupt Yuzny Krest Travel tour operation, who are vacationing overseas, my need assistance returning home.

Fraport Wins Ljubljana Airport Bid

Fraport logo

Fraport AG, along with a consortium led by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH), have agreed to the acquisition of Ljubljana Airport (Aerodrom Ljubljana) in Slovenia. Winning the award versus international competitors, the consortium closed the bidding process on July 4, seeing Fraport selected to negotiate for the sale of Aerodrom Lubljana d.d.

A Perfect Day in Budapest

Out over the Danube - courtesy Alina Lisina

Can you imagine a massive restaurant inside a huge museum? Well that’s Budapest – a city of food and history. You will fall in love with it right away, after just a leisurely stroll along the Danube embankment, with its magnificent views of the Buda Castle , the Parliament and other historical buildings or after walking down the pedestrian street Vaci Utca, full of tempting mouth-watering smells from hundreds of cafes and restaurants.