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…)

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul is currently putting the finishing touches to restoration work and schedules in preparation to become Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2010.

The city, home to an incredible wealth of historical sites, monuments and museums, is hosting a launch party on 16 January that will kick-off a year-long programme of cultural events. (more…)

Roux reflects on ?1 million mirror showcase

Roux reflects on ?1 million mirror showcase

Michel Roux Jr’s recently opened restaurant in Parliament Square is currently home to a collection of rare mirrors worth over ?1 million – one belonging to former Prime Minister Sir William Gladstone. (more…)

Gold-star skies

Gold-star skies

A huge swathe of Northumberland has been named Europe’s biggest Dark Sky Park. The 579-square miles of Northumberland’s National Park and adjoining Kielder Water is now set to become a hub for European astro-tourism. (more…)

Great savings on Australian wilderness retreats

Great savings on Australian wilderness retreats

It might scorching over here, but Australia is now heading into autumn, when the blistering sun takes a bit of a break and the oppressive temperatures that characterise much of the summer months drop down to a pleasant mid-to-low 20°C. (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…)

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