The 2010 Post Office Family Ski Report shows prices for ski vacations around the globe much higher in many instances. But for the savvy ski enthusiast Eastern Europe now represents and even more attractive value for family Winter fun. The Bulgarian and Slovenian ski resorts offer 5 star accommodations at half the price.
Sheraton Starwood Hotels have been digitally powered by Link@Sheraton for several years now, but today a new study reveals just how social media has been adopted by travelers. This recent study shows that almost 80 percent of some demographics polled sign into social networks to help plan their trips.
Croatia’s Dubrovnik-Neretva County may soon appear on the map of Europe’s finest wine regions. Long an historically significant wine region, Dalmatia has perhaps been overlooked as a prime region by some experts. However unnoticed the area has been, inclusion onto Europe’s wine destination maps will certainly benefit the superb wine makers of Croatia.
Croatia is a wonderful destination for cultural treasures, historical adventures, culinary and even outdoor tourism, but not many people realize the subterranean wonders Croatia has to offer. Yes, caving is one of the most intriguing and popular touristic activities in the fantastic Eastern European country.
In news from Inchon, South Korea, the Asia Games of 2014 mascots are announced. Also, a relic of the Russo-Japanese War ends up being the tie that may bind Russia and the Korean peninsula.
The Russian Federation’s travel and tourism initiative goes forward with a Moscow convention directed at the problems of medical tourism in Russia. The Russian Tourist Industry Union reaches out to the industry to help solve Russia’s principle issues where the disabled are concerned. Just as Prime Minister Putin embraces his gifted Bulgarian sheepdog, Russia seems to want to embrace the world now.
The very first Affordable Art Fair hits Singapore this weekend. Proving once again that you don’t have to be a millionaire to afford very fine works of art, Will Ramsay’s AAF Asia showcases over 60 art galleries worth of affordable treasures.
An upcoming tour offering may present those in search of Bohemian Europe a rare opportunity. Departing Vienna, Insight Vacations offer a 9 day excursion through Prague and Budapest after a two day stay in Austria. These luxury tours of 2011 are surprisingly affordable without cutting corners. This may be the perfect way to be introduced to Eastern Europe’s charms.
Argophilia Travel News takes an opportunity to reveal the ancient Mosel wine region village of Traben – Trarbach. The first in a series of “On the Run” snapshots of wonderful places, Traben – Trarbach shows the true spirit of the off season of this famous German wine countryside. Visions of German hospitality, and yes castles over the Mosel too, reflects Central Europe’s alluring charm.
Google’s detractors huddle in Phoenix at this year’s PhoCusWright Conference to try an lobby allies. Fearing Google’s ITA acquisition will forever change the online travel game, some top travel execs seem willing to do anything to block the Internet’s biggest player.
A Maryland Christmas tree growing association seeks to connect with the original birthplace of decorated tree celebration. Using a government grant, the growers connect with the Baltic country of Latvia, hoping to tie the world of Christmas more closely together. Agrophilia Travel News takes a look at the nebulous search for Christmas tree celebratory origin.
This week, around the world, Muslims will celebrate Hari Raya Haji or the “Festival of Sacrifice.” In Singapore though, these celebrations were in dire jeopardy when ash from Mt. Merapi caused flights carrying livestock to be canceled. Only yesterday, Singapore Airlines rushed through two loads of animals for the festivities.m
Kazakhstan air carrier Air Astana extends its routes and online reach to include more of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. New routes to the Russian Federation, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan round out an overall growth spurt for the award winning carrier. In other news, a deal with HRS.com and 3 other regional carriers allow customers added flexibility and convenience.
An interesting political campaign in Warsaw reveals just how creative (and beautiful) Polish women politicians can be. Sarah May has turned to a sort of “Beach Blanket Bingo” style of campaigning for Warsaw’s upcoming city elections – posing in her bikini and proclaiming her competency. Now there is transparency in a politician if there ever where any. Warsaw governance may never be the same – and that could be a good thing.
Three Olympic hopeful cities met this weekend in Guangzhou, China to make their pitches to Asian Olympic delegates for the 2018 Winter Olympics. On the site of the Asia Games, the delegations form Annecy, Munich, and Pyeongchang spoke their piece. With the South Korean’s slightly bent over suggested conflicts of interest, and the French having technical problems, Katarina Witt had little trouble outclassing the other chairs easily.