The countdown has begun for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Yesterday at te Temple of Hera in Olympia, the eternal flame was lit, then passed from Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias on to Giovane Gávio, Brazil’s double Olympic-medal-winning volleyball champion.
Wizz Air has just announced the launch of its first flights from Gatwick beginning in June. The Eastern Europe focused budget carrier currently operates from eight other UK airports including Luton.
Just when you thought the gastronomy world can no longer surprise you, here comes The Bunyadi, a new concept pop-up restaurant, where you are expected to bare it all for a bite. Seb Lyall, the brains behind the project, insists that “The idea is to experience true liberation,” but it is not clear so far […]
The Broadcasting Union (EBU) and its Maltese Member Public Broadcasting Services Ltd (PBS) have announced that the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place this November in Malta. PBS is slated to host the event in November, in the capital of Valletta.
Cruise Critic, a leading cruise review site, has just announced a partnership with Carnival Cruise Line to offer member access to exclusive onboard events.
The Mayor of Sochi told reporters this week, 2016 promises the resort near full occupancy. At a session of the public coucil, Anatoly Pakhomov said the resort town will see upwards of 96% occupancy in 2016.
Weather forecasters have promised the people of Vladivostok a beautiful, warm Spring. News today shows their predictions were correct, as balmy winds brush the faces of residents and visitors standing in full sun for the first time in months. Winter jackets have disappeared, and the parks are once again full of cyclists, tourists, and children playing.
Russia MICE travel agencies were recently hosted by Gulf Air in a four day visit to showcase Bahrain’s notable tourist attractions. Executives of the airline held a kind of visitor summit to discuss agent roles in evangelizing Bahrain offerings.
The UK and other governments have issued a travel advisory for citizens traveling throughout Europe in the wake of the Brussels bombings. Explosions at Zaventem International Airport today, 22 March, 2016, accompanied by another blast at Maalbeek station in central Brussels, have caused fairly major travel disruptions and concern.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed its first luxury hotel in Venice, Italy, the lavish 16th Century Palazzo Nani in the heart of the city. Scheduled to open at the start of 2018, the new IHG property will run under a franchise agreement with Gruppo Cordifin and H.n.h Hotels & Resorts Management.
In a controversial tourism move, Montenegro has made the decision to go ahead with plans to turn a former Italian fascist prison camp into a luxury resort. The former fortress on Mamula Island in the Bay of Kotor was a World War II concentration camp where dozens of local inmates reportedly died.
Last week the Chairman of the Russian state Duma, Sergei Naryshkin announced the imminent return of touristic flows from Russia to Egypt soon. Since the tragic downing of the A321 airliner outbound from Sharm El Sheikh in October, 2015, popular Egyptian destinations saw virtually no visits from Russians.
Autumn is a special time of the year anywhere, but certainly in Europe. In the heart of the “old continent” hundreds of quaint, charming and often inspiring hotels stays await. Here’s a small selection of places our staff has either stayed or heard of via word of mouth. From Austria to Romania, this time of […]
A new Museum of Illusions has opened in Barcelona. Its address: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 17. The museum, developed by the same people responsible for the museums of optical illusions in Moscow, and St. Petersburg, is a place where photography is not just encouraged, but it becomes part of an interactive experience like no other: […]
Just in time for Spring, TripAdvisor has named the top 25 beaches in Europe for 2015 in the Traveler’s Choice Awards. With Spring having sprung just in the nick of time, what better information do those with cabin fever over the winter need? Here’s a look at some fantastic beaches to start warming up at […]