Travel destinations

Neolithic Jerusalem

Jul 19th, 2019 | By

In a few years’ time tour buses will be using the new motorway to visit one of the very oldest sites yet found in Israel.



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!