Paris and Venice are wonderful, but such popular European cities are often thronged with crowds of tourists. If you want a more authentic experience, without feeling like you’re surrounded by a horde of visitors, check out these secret European hot spots. You’ll feel like you’ve discovered a hidden gem.
This month Estonia hosts one of Europe’s most popular fashion events when Tallinn Fashion Week hits the capital October 23rd through 25th. Scheduled to take place at the Salme Cultural Centre, the event will see the coveted Golden Needle design prize awarded.
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.
Coming the 24th to the 29th of this month to Muhu Saarel, Saaremaa, Estonia, the International Muhu Future Music Festival “Juu Jääb” is an annual festival that showcases futuristic music.
According to numbers from Statistics Estonia. some 303,000 foreign tourists booked stays in the country, a 5% increase over the previous year’s numbers. With neighboring country tourists and business people visiting most frequently, Estonia’s February and March figures from Finland were the most striking with 20% more visits when compared to last year at the same time.
Coming to Estonia this month Jazzkaar 2013 is one jazz fest fans won’t want to miss. Just in time for Spring being sprung, travelers to Tallinn get a chance to experience the 24th such event taking place in between April 18th and 28th. Venues around the city including the unique Marina Pavilion at the Port of Tallinn grounds, offer the best the Baltics can offer in the genre.
This past weekend the world’s second biggest fishing event took place in Estonia. Lake Viljandi was the scene for this year’s Kuldkala, or Estonian Gold Fish Festival where thousands angle for some of the world’s most valuable fishes. This year’s prize fish was worth a whopping 50,000 euro ($67,000).
The 22nd annual Tallinn tourism fest, TOUREST 2013, opens on Sunday at the Estonian Fairs Center. Scheduled to run from the today thru Sunday, the fair showcases local and regional tourism, as well as new modes of travel.
News from Estonia tells of Hotel Noorus coming there as early as Spring of next year. Estonian engineering and development firm AS Merko Ehitus Eesti, has set the cost of the spa center at Narva-Jõesuu at just shy of €13 million euro.
On Saturday, July 7th, visitors to the 6th annual Positivus Festival can enjoy popular and talented musicians of various genres: Abraham’s cafe will share its Hebrew and Arab style folk music; Elephants from Neptune will play catchy blues-rock; Animal drama will perform its well-known brand of light and positive indie pop-rock. Talbot will rock out with psychedelic music; Tiit Kikas will play its melodically charged electric violin; State of Zoe will mix electronica and acoustic acoustic sounds; Dahling will share lyrical rock music; and Sethh, loving to experiment, will combine their vocals with humor for their performance.
Europe’s largest hotel search website, Trivago.com has recently launched March report regarding European hotels prices. According trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI), prepared each month, spring season shows an increase as regards Eastern European destinations.
According to a report from UK travel search site Skyscanner, Estonia, Madagascar and Iraq emerge as travel hot spots for UK travelers. Spain is, as always, a favorite among vacationers in Britain, but non-traditional destinations are headlining Summer travel so far.
Visitors to Estonia will have a new cultural treat to enjoy, as the Festival Kihnu Sea Festivity 2011 takes the country’s fisherman’s tradition a step farther. Beginning Friday and ending on Sunday, the Kihnu Cultural Space, in connection with Kihnu Parish Government and the Kihnu Sea Society, present an inaugural festival.
A record number of tourists from the UK visited Estonia in the first three months of 2011, said the country’s national tourist board in a statement. Between January and March this year, more than 259,000 tourist arrivals booked into hotels in the country, which is an increase of 19% on the previous year. Especially encouraging […]
Largely unexploited Estonia offers huge opportunities for nature tourism devotees, it has been claimed. In particular, the country is a great place for birdwatchers, says Tim Appleton, chief organizer of the world’s largest eco-tourism trade fair, Birdfair. His comments yesterday were reported by the BBN news portal.