Travel destinations

A petrol tank as a post box!

Dec 29th, 2018 | By

One bush property had an old petrol (it might have been diesel) tank that acted as its letter box.



Its the “Year of…

Dec 27th, 2018 | By

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared that it will the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. In Wales it is the Year of Discovery.



A day in … Miltenberg

Dec 17th, 2018 | By

Reza visits Miltenberg, a town that looks like it should adorn a chocolate box or a Christmas card!



Re-visiting Joan Miró

Dec 16th, 2018 | By

Tomorrow, 17 December, the Fundació Miró Mallorca – the museum which honours the life and work of artist Joan Miró– will re-open the famous ‘Taller Sert’ (Sert workshop)



Teeside International or Durham Tees Valley?

Dec 13th, 2018 | By

It will either be Durham Tees Valley Airport or the old name which was Teeside International Airport. You can vote



Opening up Qatar

Dec 8th, 2018 | By

Fifteen years ago Qatar was pretty much unknown. To the vast majority of holidaymakers I would say that is still the case.



Unhashtag Vienna

Nov 30th, 2018 | By

The Austrian capital city, Vienna, has campaigned in the UK (actually just London) to convince visitors to forget selfies and take fewer photos while in the city. But isn’t that what visitors do? Take pictures. Hundreds of them!



Star Wars and Disneyland Paris

Nov 27th, 2018 | By

From the 12th of January until St Patrick’s Day in March, “Legends of the Force – A Celebration of Star Wars” will attract visitors from all over Europe to Disneyland Paris.



Skiing at Whistler this winter

Nov 26th, 2018 | By

Like all ski resorts, a continuous programme of upgrades and improvements is needed in order to encourage people to return or go there for the first time in preference to going somewhere else.



Kamakura, City of Samurai Soul

Nov 23rd, 2018 | By

Never heard of Kamakura? You may not have done but you will certainly be aware of the importance of the city when I mention to you that it is forever linked with the samurai.



On the Arcadia art trail

Nov 21st, 2018 | By

What surprised me was the vast numbers of people who had taken time out from the weekends to venture into a hot sun to visit this trail.



Follow the Maltese film trail

Nov 20th, 2018 | By

Malta has created a new film trail to capitalise on the country’s increasingly scenic locations.



Exploring Užupis

Nov 18th, 2018 | By

In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, one of the more Bohemian areas is called Užupis. For a start this area is a republic within the country – or that is how it describes itself.



Visiting the Shetlands

Nov 12th, 2018 | By

The attractions to the islands are opportunities to view the northern lights at certain times of the year, to enjoy the wildlife and the Viking heritage, the geology of the islands (which attracts school and university groups) and to visit location connected with the stories of Ann Cleves.



Ras al Khaimah; new to tourism, old in heritage

Nov 9th, 2018 | By

New it might be for the tourist, old it is in heritage being able to track mankind back 7,000 years.



Athens as a year-round destination

Nov 7th, 2018 | By

Athens & Partners wants more people to stay in the capital if they are just using it as a gateway before travelling on to the islands or other Greek destinations.



“The Rhythm Never Stops”

Nov 5th, 2018 | By

Running for twelve weeks, the Caribbean tourist organisations have banded together to launch a new marketing campaign under the slogan, “The Rhythm Never Stops.”



Canada Day in Ottawa

Nov 4th, 2018 | By

Reza visits Ottawa ad finds his visit coincides with Canada Day.



Disgusting food has its own museum

Nov 2nd, 2018 | By

To challenge people’s perceptions of food is one of the reasons for the opening of a new museum in Sweden say the organisers. The Disgusting Food Museum only has eighty different items but would all of us find them disgusting?



The lure of city breaks

Oct 31st, 2018 | By

No longer could destinations just attract tourists. They now needed to “manage” where tourists went in cities so that locals could exist in harmony with visitors.



Paisley Halloween Festival

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Since fancy dress and other Halloween items have been in the shops for so long it is easy to forget that there is actually an end date.



“Hercules – The 12 Labors”

Oct 16th, 2018 | By

This is the name given to an exhibition being held in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki.



Visiting Kronberg Castle

Oct 15th, 2018 | By

Resa visits Kronberg Castle, today a hotel but with a past entwined with the German monarchy



This is wild, This is Durham

Oct 15th, 2018 | By

This is the promotional slogan that is being used to promote Durham.



Stonehenge is 100

Oct 12th, 2018 | By
image of Stonehenge

English Heritage is inviting people to join them at the stones on Friday 26 October 2018 and over that weekend for a few days full of celebration and surprises.



Poás Volcano National Park re-opens

Oct 5th, 2018 | By

The Poás Volcano National Park was one of the biggest national and international tourist attractions until it was closed. Now the tourist authorities will be hoping that it reclaims that status after such a long closure.



Austria’s Tirol gets ready for the ski season

Oct 1st, 2018 | By

This summer the Austrian Tyrol has spent time and money on replacing and updating its chair and ski lifts.



Lions re-locate to Malawi

Sep 24th, 2018 | By

Strange as it might seem, this African country that abuts South Africa had no lions left on its lands up until recently