Touring Alsace, Champagne & the Ardennes by car

Paris by Moyan Brenn

So you decided to arrange your independent trip by car. And immediately a lot of questions arise: where to start the trip, what should you take with you, what documents are required, where to look for accommodation and how to rent a car without spending pots of money?

Barcelona – The Catalonian Art Capital

Festival Holi in Barcelona.© JackF

The Catalonian capital of Barcelona might as well be considered Europe’s capital of art. Artists like Joan Miró, Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Salvador Dalí are just a few of the big names – strong representatives from Catalonia. Museums and art creations by these artists are found in abundance in the city of Barcelona.

5 Things to See and Do When in Porto

Porto churches

Porto is Portugal’s second largest city – major commercial and industrial centre and, it’s famous for the World-renowned port wine, which is produced there. But the city on the Douro River’s northern bank is also an attractive travel destination. Breathtaking views, the mentioned famous wines, the Douro River and the splendid architecture are all strong reasons for visiting Porto.

Trekking the North-West Himalayas – touching the roof of the world

Himachal Pradesh, India

The Himalayan chain is home to the world’s highest and most impressive mountain peak, The Everest. Its plateau begins in Pakistan and it stretches all the way to beautiful India, Bhutan, and beautiful Nepal until it reaches China on the east. The landscape from the top is majestic; packed with surreal glaciers, deep valleys and hidden lakes, Himalaya is a dreamlike destination for avid trekkers.

The Seychelles: a Barefoot Luxury

Me, once with it all

There they are – the Seychelles, hidden in the midst of turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, – one of the most luxurious destinations for true relaxation. Today only about 30 Islands – out of 117 – are inhabited, and 12 of which serve as Hotel Islands each , with villas scattered within the greenery of the tropical forest. These heavenly sites are especially popular among various celebrities because there is something that can only be found in a few places on Earth – a luxurious retreat.

Expert tips for the Himalayas: Trekking beyond expectations

The Himalayas

Everyone should experience at least one in a lifetime the thrills of hiking the world’s highest and most challenging mountain peak. Ever since George Everest set foot for the very first time on Himalaya’s highest peak back in 1865, people around the world have started developing a passion for this sort of travel experience. Extreme trekking though, is not for everybody. Fortunately, there are many accessible paths you can explore and thus benefit from a memorable experience. Prior to venturing yourself into the wild, here are useful tips that will ensure that your journey exceeds expectations.

Tui – All Set to Merge

Tui Travel banner

News yesterday from Fritz Joussen, CEO of the travel company Tui, reveals the Hannover, Germany company and its British subsidiary TUI Travel PLC moving forward to a proposed merger to form the world’s biggest tourism entity. With some 74 000 Employees and a market capitalization of over €6,5 Billion Euros, TUI will dwarf the competition.

Estonia Travel: Feeling the Gut Punch of Sanctions

Welcome to Estonia

A poll taken last month in Estonia reveals the serious impact the Russia sanctions are having on tourism businesses there. According to the poll, the counter sanctions by Russia’s Putin have affected one in five businesses there. Russian tourists represent a big percentage of Estonia travelers, and many fear increased tensions will gut the travel trade there.

Travelport Adds e-Travel Technologies

Travelport logo

Travelport and e-Travel Technologies have just penned an agreement to bolster the former’s travel risk management services with duty of care solutions for the corporate travel market. e-Travel’s portfolio include; travel alerts, travel advisories, and travel tracker databases. These will now be made available globally to Travelport-connected travel agents.