Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

UK tourists ignorant of travel jabs

UK tourists ignorant of travel jabs

THE majority of British tourists are unaware of the vaccines they require for foreign travel, a poll has revealed.

Fifty six per cent of travellers did not know which countries they needed jabs or other medicines such as malaria tablets for. (more…)

Not-so-secret gardens

Not-so-secret gardens

Amsterdam is a city you may be more likely to associate with canals than with pretty gardens. But garden-lovers can catch a glimpse of a very green-fingered waterside city every summer. (more…)

Paris at its chic-est

Paris at its chic-est

Preferred Hotels’ Oh So Chic package is giving travellers an unparalleled excuse to take a quick getaway to Paris this summer…in magnificent (or should that be magnifique?) style.

Nine Preferred Hotels across the city are participating, giving visitors an option to stay in the style and neighbourhood which they like best. (more…)

On the radar: Georgia

On the radar: Georgia

Josef Stalin was born here, but don’t hold that against Georgia. Its capital, Tbilisi, is enjoying a makeover, with Viennese-style streets such as Rustaveli being restored, and new hangouts including a Buddha Bar (www.buddhabar.com) and the modern Georgian restaurant Mandari (www.mgroup.ge). (more…)

Beautiful locations worthy of an Oscar

Beautiful locations worthy of an Oscar

Two Oscar-nominated movies at this year’s Academy Awards were filmed on location at English National Trust properties that are open to the public.

Visitors can see where Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and the latest instalments in the epic Harry Potter series were filmed, and the National Trust has produced a new “movie map” to hunt down other locations used in famous films. (more…)

New safety warning for Commonwealth Games visitors

New safety warning for Commonwealth Games visitors

Travellers visiting India’s troubled Commonwealth Games in New Dehli have been given a new warning about safety from the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

The event has been hit by poor publicity over recent weeks, including the collapse of a bridge to the main stadium and pictures showing athletes’ accommodation and venues unclean and unfinished. (more…)

Fashionistas gather at the Great Sale

Fashionistas gather at the Great Sale

The 2011 Great Singapore Sale will see fashion enthusiasts and sale-lovers flock to Singapore for the world’s largest sale of fashion and luxury goods.

Running from this week until the 24th of July, the eight-week sale will allow travellers and shopaholics the chance to save up to 70% off retail prices as well as enjoying tax-free rates for tourists. (more…)

A luxury Italian Christmas

A luxury Italian Christmas

Located in a remote part of the Tuscan hills, the Il Salviatino hotel is the ultimate setting for a festive break.

This Christmas the award-winning property – which was also featured on this year’s Hot List – is offering guests the chance to experience a true Italian Christmas from December 22 till January 9, including midnight mass at Florence’s world famous Duomo. (more…)

The Rocco Forte Collection celebrates first resort in Sicily

The Rocco Forte Collection celebrates first resort in Sicily

Renowned hotel group The Rocco Forte Collection will open its first ever luxury resort in Sicily in March.

The Verdura Golf & Spa Resort will join an impressive portfolio that includes The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Brown’s Hotel in London and The Augustine in Prague. (more…)

Solar eclipse over Easter Island

Solar eclipse over Easter Island

A lucky group of about 1,000 tourists, photographers and astronomers watched today as a full solar eclipse took place over Easter Island.

The Polynesian island off the coast of Chile is famous for its 887 monumental statues, called moia, believed to have been carved in rocks between the 13th and 15th centuries. (more…)

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