Posts Tagged ‘ Germany ’

Berlin’s Unhelpful Press Coverage

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By

If I was working for the tourist office for Berlin, I would be less than happy by some of the coverage that German newspapers have been giving to the city recently. Die Tageszeiting has been saying that some of those who live in the city have been complaining about tourists. Well doesn’t everyone until you become one?



Where the experts holiday: Jennie So, VP of marketing at Orange Hotels

May 30th, 2011 | By

Orange Hotel’s VP of Marketing on Mexico, Kenya and the other side of Kowloon



When is an Airport not an Airport?

Apr 1st, 2011 | By

The answer is when it is a major host of events or a shopping mall or even a restaurant complex. And which airport am I talking of? Munich Airport in southern Germany which has decided that it needs to be more than an airport in order to add to what marketing people love to call, “the customer experience.”



Pink or Blue Sir?

Mar 13th, 2011 | By

Was I hearing properly? All I wanted was a hotel room. Did the colour matter? Would colour influence whether I had a comfortable stay or not? Who knows, so, being a bit perverse for a male, I plumped for the pink thinking I would take a few pictures so that I could show my wife that such a thing exists.



Now, Austria

Oct 27th, 2010 | By

Don’t countries want us to visit them? Have many got a tourism death wish that they cannot understand?
Austria has decided to follow Germany and introduce an eco- tax from January 2011 on passengers leaving from its airports. Just in time for the skiing season, the time when the largest number of visitors will be expected. They will charge €8 to fly to a European destination and €40 elsewhere. And how much will this tax bring them? Estimates vary from between €50-€70 million per year. And how much will they lose as visitors decide to go elsewhere



Staying at Home

Oct 11th, 2010 | By

There has been a flurry of information released that supposedly tells us what we did during the summer. Did we holiday at home or did we go abroad and does it matter to us as the people who went anyway. The only reason we are interested in this sort of news is because of that self-satisfying feel you get in knowing whether you have done something different or whether you have been where others have gone.



Where the experts holiday: Marion Schumacher

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Marion Schumacher, the Ritz-Carlton’s regional director of public relations (Europe), shares her holiday experiences exclusively with CD Traveller



Legends of the Wall

May 17th, 2010 | By

Regardless of whether you’re a backpacker or a flashpacker there’s plenty to do in Germany’s cool capital and now is the time to visit: the weather is warm and dry, the city is free of the tourist hordes encountered in the ‘high season’ and for the time being prices remain below average for a European escape. What more excuse do you need? CD Traveller shows you the way to go



Lest we forget

Jan 20th, 2010 | By

With Holocaust Memorial Day on the horizon (January 27), CD-traveller spoke to Holocaust survivor Hermann Hirschberger – now in his 80s – about the reality of life in Nazi Germany, the persecution of the Jewish community and the desperation to escape to a new life in England



Quirky places to stay

Jan 9th, 2010 | By

Turned off by chain hotels? Bored with ‘boutique’? Bettina Kowalewski, author of Bed in a tree – a gorgeous coffee table book published by DK Eyewitness Travel about the world’s craziest, quirkiest places to stay– suggests provides some inspiring alternatives from an actual bed in a tree in South Africa to a hanging eco-sphere in Canada, a giant suitcase in Germany and glass igloo in Finland!