Travel destinations

Miravalles Volcano National Park

Jul 18th, 2019 | By

The additional of a 29th park means that Costa Rica’s protected areas now encompass more than 25% of its land mass, more than any other country in the world.



Ireland – open for business

Jul 17th, 2019 | By

Ireland will be hoping that the May figures were just a blip and that visitor numbers from both the Uk and continental Europe will continue to grow.



Northern Ireland and Brexit

Jul 11th, 2019 | By

Tourism is one industry that could be hard hit but what solutions does the tourism industry offer?.



Getting value-for-money in Spain

Jul 9th, 2019 | By
Lanzarote

The specialist booking company, Spain-Holiday.com has just produced its annual Summer Spending Report 2019 which gives guidance to those visiting Spain an idea of what they will be facing in expenses.



Babylon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jul 6th, 2019 | By

Many readers might have already thought that the ancient site of Babylon would have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site but no.



St Fagans wins

Jul 4th, 2019 | By

The winner of the £100,000 Art Fund prize is St Fagans, one of the constituent parts of the National Museum of Wales.



Passion for Palma

Jul 2nd, 2019 | By

The rise in visitor numbers during the winter months reflects a growing appetite for cultural city breaks rather than beach holidays says the tourism board.



The mediaeval world of north-east Italy

Jun 24th, 2019 | By

Reza visits north east Italy to find a part of the country that preserves its mediaeval nature.



Blacklisting Venice

Jun 22nd, 2019 | By

In a unusual turn of events, the Mayor of Venice will ask UNESCO to place the city on its World Heritage Site blacklist.



What if?

Jun 17th, 2019 | By
Titanic Belfast - biggest tourist attraction in Belfast

The next target for the tourist authority must surely be to attract more tourists from places other than the province.



Re-opening Sri Lanka

Jun 14th, 2019 | By

The lifting of the ban on travelling to Sri Lanka has come within months of the terrorist incident.



Algarve success

Jun 10th, 2019 | By

The Algarve in Portugal has over 100 beaches, 88 of which are Blue Flag beaches and the coastline stretches across 200 kilometres.



Tourism in a nuclear power plant

Jun 9th, 2019 | By

Would a series about a nuclear disaster encourage you to visit a nuclear power plant. The Lithuanians think it will.



Say hello to the Caymans

Jun 8th, 2019 | By

At present only a few thousand Britons holiday on the islands because few know about the advantages of holidaying there.



The ISS is now a B&B

Jun 7th, 2019 | By

NASA has announced that it will allow tourists to fly to the International Space Station. Great news except for the ordinary package holiday taker, there is a lot of admin to do before you fly!



Restoration at the Parthenon

Jun 4th, 2019 | By

Go to Athens and there is every chance that you will visit the Parthenon, certainly one of the greatest survivors from the golden age of ancient Greece.



Catalonialand

Jun 1st, 2019 | By
Barcelona

Catalonialand is a promotion developed by the Catalan Tourist Bard and is an immersive virtual reality experience which, it claims, will bring to life a series of six new cultural routes.



Chopin and George Sand stayed here

May 19th, 2019 | By

Just as tonight’s new BBC drama, Gentleman Jack, also portrays a woman who opted to dress in men’s clothes, so did Sand.



Is one cruise much like another?

May 12th, 2019 | By

Not on the Scenic Eclipse because it carries a small submarine for the use of passengers.



Chasing the sun

May 10th, 2019 | By

The Nullarbor Links was built “to complement and enhance the tourism industry…by providing travellers with an additional attraction and hence a reason to spend more time and money in the region.”



Is Paris such a let-down?

May 4th, 2019 | By

In fact, out of the top ten let-downs, Paris managed four



What a difference a flight makes

May 3rd, 2019 | By

The ruling administration in Buenos Aires says that tourism is “a fundamental driver of the growth and development of Buenos Aires.



Holidaying in Saudi Arabia

May 1st, 2019 | By
Holy Mosque

Saudi Arabia is making a concerted effort to encourage us to holiday in the country.



Holidaying in Sri Lanka

Apr 22nd, 2019 | By

Whatever organisation is behind this outrage needs to be told that visitors will still holiday in Sri Lanka.



Chihuly at Kew Gardens

Apr 16th, 2019 | By

This exhibition by Dale Chihuly, called Reflections on Nature, features a number of works some of which are new and some which are technically very difficult to create.



This is our history and it’s burning

Apr 16th, 2019 | By

Notre Dame will be rebuilt. And it will still remain an iconic site and a tourist attraction.



Vilnius in 1,969 steps

Apr 14th, 2019 | By

Apparently, according to the local tourist board, it only takes 1,969 steps to take in the main sightseeing attractions of the old town in Vilnius!



Visiting our national parks

Apr 10th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

Visitors will head to the national parks on both sunny and inclement days for the walking, the scenery, the enjoyment and the opportunity to just clear the mind’s cobwebs!