Category: Austria

Alpine splendour and urban opulence: the Austria Hotel Collection

Alpine splendour and urban opulence: the Austria Hotel Collection

A curated group of premier hotels, the Austria Hotel Collection exemplifies the best in Austrian Hospitality.
COVID rules for Europe's main ski destinations

COVID rules for Europe's main ski destinations

Are you going skiing in the Alps in the February half term? Covid testing specialist Cignpost ExpressTest is urging families to check travel and in-resort restrictions to ensure their half term ski holidays don’t go off-piste. The company says that different rules for each of Europe’s main ski destinations might trip-up unprepared families, and extra
An exciting year of culture for Vienna

An exciting year of culture for Vienna

There’s a palpable sense of anticipation in the air here in Vienna right now as a whole host of new openings – and reopenings – over the next few months will add even more highlights to the capital’s museum scene. On top of that, a series of major exhibitions will complete what is set to
Win a luxury cruise on the River Danube!

Win a luxury cruise on the River Danube!

This is your chance to win return flights from London to Budapest, transfers and 7 nights on a full-board basis on a Viking River Cruise along the Danube Sail to charming cities and villages, visiting Budapest’s Castle District and crossing the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centres. Visit
Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

The facilities in the most luxurious chalets are pretty impressive. Wine Caves, Heated Indoor Pools, State Of The Art Gymnasiums, Heli Pads, Mini Nightclubs with sprung dance floors, the list goes on. One provision that any self respecting luxury chalet must have is a home cinema. Cosying up after dinner with the family to watch
Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Red, Amber, Green. The travel traffic light system is now firmly etched into the minds of would-be travellers. Whilst the confusion continues, tour operator Trafalgar has issued The Gold List – a curation of worldly travel experiences that you never knew existed. USA: Meet a member of Johnny Cash’s family during New Orleans Jazz Festival
The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally returns to the Austrian Tirol

The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally returns to the Austrian Tirol

The historic town of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Alps hosts an impressive array of events each year, spanning countless sporting, cultural, music and family themed festivals. As Covid restrictions ease, many favourites are returning this summer and autumn, including the 34th edition of the Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye classic car rally, which is set to take place
When travel to the Austrian Alps resumes, Kitzbühel is waiting with a warm Tirolean welcome

When travel to the Austrian Alps resumes, Kitzbühel is waiting with a warm Tirolean welcome

2020 was a year we will never forget, and for many that also meant no holiday at all. Strict travel restrictions are still in place across much of Europe, but as vaccine programmes roll out, we can look ahead to better times, and that means planning that first big trip, reconnecting with loved ones, and
6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when
The 5 best ski resorts in 2020

The 5 best ski resorts in 2020

The winter is around the corner, and hoping to embrace the next ski season. Despite the pandemic, our preferred ski resorts are committed, motivated, and preparing for their guests with enthusiasm and love. We expect the skiing experience to be even more spectacular due to a reduction of resort visitors, which will give you the
Top 5 Alpine chalets for an extended stay

Top 5 Alpine chalets for an extended stay

Although it’s not exactly re-inventing the wheel the current situation affords the opportunity to rethink the whole work/life balance experience. Currently offices and workspaces are being closed down, some temporarily, some for good. This has given rise to the opportunity for more and more people to be able to work from home. Not being tied
Looking forward to active learning holidays in Austria

Looking forward to active learning holidays in Austria

Whether it’s baking bread or putting paintbrush to paper, many of us are keeping busy at the moment by trying out new activities and rediscovering the excitement of acquiring new hobbies. Once lockdown ends, travellers looking to chase that thrill of learning a new skill should keep Austria’s Saalfelden Leogang, Ötztal and Ski Juwel Alpbachtal
Top 7 European cities to tick off your 2020 bucket list

Top 7 European cities to tick off your 2020 bucket list

2020. A new year, whole new decade. Maybe this is the time for the new year new you? Whether it is or it isn’t, one thing we are sure of is that you still have that travel bug! (Not the one that makes you feel unwell, the one that makes you want to travel more!).
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10 European mountain restaurants for a great ski lunch

You have to admire the determination of a restauranteur who chooses to open a restaurant halfway up, or even at the top of a mountain! The challenges are enormous simply getting the ingredients up there for the fantastic dishes they serve and for the stocking of the bar and this adds hugely to the running
Top 5 luxury hotels in Vienna

Top 5 luxury hotels in Vienna

Luxury, finery, and class. These are the three words that most describe the beautiful city of Vienna, the Crown Jewel of Europes Imperial Age. Located along the Danube in eastern Austria, Vienna has set itself apart in Europe as being a city whose very history is written in opulence. From towering cathedrals and churches to
ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

ETIAS: the new visa waiver program for the Schengen Zone

Are you thinking of one day visiting one or more of the Schengen member states of Europe? Whether you’re drawn by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the sunshine and beaches of Spain or the relaxed pace of life in Greece, you need to be aware of some changes that are due to take place. From