It is not the ideal time to travel to Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia or Montenegro. The five Eastern European countries were hit by a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions.
Good news for travelers to Eastern Europe: the hotel prices in the part of the continent are lower than elsewhere, even for premium accommodation.
Swedish hoteliers Rezidor Hotel Group announced their taking over of one of Poland’s top Baltic Sea resort accommodations Hotel Rezydent in Sopot. This fine accommodation in the heart of Poland’s Baltic Sea spa resort is a sure bet for Summer sandlappers.
On a December 1st that was determined to mark the beginning of winter with extremely cold weather, cloudy skies and icy roads, Romanians around the world celebrated their National Day, marking the Great Union of the country.
If you surf to Lithuania’s online country portal you will be enthralled with just how pretty and refined that country’s online presence is. As websites go, their portal is nearly perfect for engaging visitors and imparting crucial information. However, closer scrutiny reveals an all too common missing link between the tools of engagement, and the actual commitment needed.
On Albania’s National Day news of last week’s UNWTO Conference provides a positive backdrop for one of Eastern Europe’s most interesting emerging economies. The culture and beauty of Albania and her neighbors have for too long been missed amid the world’s most visited places. The UNWTO findings and initiatives last week may lead Albania and her neighbors into a more cooperative and positive economic future.
Diana Group Hotels just launched their new online portal for travelers to the Greek Islands. A decades old traditional family business reveals how keeping up with the times, and their clientèle, is one and the same. If more businesses engaged their customers like Diana Group, their competition would quickly melt away.
Frasers Hospitality announces the opening of their latest residences in Budapest. In what is a massive expansion initiative by the Singapore company, Eastern Europe becomes one focus of a global hospitality company’s outreach. Fraser Residences Budapest puts business and transient professionals in the heart of what is one of Europe’s biggest emerging economies.
To meet the UEFA requirements for the 2012 championship, Ukraine needs to improve its infrastructure. In 2010, tourist entries grew 7% y-o-y compared to 2009, but the growth is not enough to guarantee Ukraine that it will co-host the 2012 UEFA championship with Poland.
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.
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.