Category: Travel Miscellany

Embrace Scotland this Valentine's Day

Embrace Scotland this Valentine's Day

As 2022 continues to unfold one thing that’s for certain is the importance of connection. From those seeking to practise self-care and explorers looking to discover like-minded friends, to all the couples seeking a cosy getaway, Scotland is the perfect place to make connections that nourish the soul. Say yes to solo experiences Scotland is
Seattle Museum Month

Seattle Museum Month

Join Visit Seattle, more than 60 downtown hotels, and over 30 area museums for the highly anticipated return of the monthlong celebration of arts, heritage, and culture in the region. February is the month for substantial savings on Seattle’s iconic cultural offerings and downtown lodging experience. Whether you are traveling to Seattle or a resident
New ways to escape the everyday in England in 2022

New ways to escape the everyday in England in 2022

From a world-class year of sport and landmark Jubilee celebrations to a nationwide festival of creativity, new outdoor adventures and brand new family and cultural attractions; 2022 in England has all the ingredients for a holiday or break to remember. Here’s our (tip of the iceberg) round-up of England’s top new offerings for 2022. City
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
How soon will tourism reach pre-pandemic levels?

How soon will tourism reach pre-pandemic levels?

New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the global Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to the global economy could reach $8.6 trillion this year, just 6.4% behind pre-pandemic levels. In 2019, before the pandemic stopped travel in its tracks, the Travel & Tourism sector generated nearly $9.2 trillion to the
Tripadvisor reaches one billion reviews

Tripadvisor reaches one billion reviews

Tripadvisor has today announced that its community of travelers has enabled the company to reach a major and historic internet milestone: 1 billion reviews and opinions. Founded 22 years ago by current President and CEO Tom Palka, the site reached this incredible landmark only a few years after announcing it had reached half a billion reviews
Have a fear of flying?  Now you can chat with a pilot...

Have a fear of flying? Now you can chat with a pilot...

Many people who feel afraid of flying often feel alone. They feel like they are alone in their fear, while everyone else is enjoying the flight. This is obviously not true since it’s said that at least one third of people feel uncomfortable about flying, and 16% has a moderate to extreme fear of flying
The Philippines to re-open to tourists

The Philippines to re-open to tourists

The Philippines has announced that it will start to accept fully-vaccinated foreign leisure travelers from visa-free countries beginning 10th February 2022. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made the announcement after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the proposal of the Department of Tourism (DOT). It is the first time
7 of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Tohoku

7 of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Tohoku

Wandering through a blanket of pink-and-white fluffy cherry blossoms is on everyone’s Japan bucket list. And why shouldn’t it be? Cherry blossoms are synonymous with Japan and the iconic blossoms are a sublime sight that kicks off spring. From early April to mid May, the Tohoku area becomes a sakura wonderland for would-be flower watchers.
Hong Kong cuts the quarantine period for inbound travellers

Hong Kong cuts the quarantine period for inbound travellers

The government of Hong Kong has announced that from the 5th February 2022, the compulsory quarantine period for inbound travellers from overseas destinations will be adjusted to 14 days (from 21 days previously) in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), to be followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period. Strict coronavirus rules have previously made Hong Kong one
Another spectacular ad from Emirates

Another spectacular ad from Emirates

Some of you may recall the ad that Emirates ran last August, showing a member of their cabin crew standing atop of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The “We’re on top of the world” advertisement unsurprisingly went viral. In the UK version, which has had more than 7 million views, passengers were welcomed
Morocco to end two-month flight ban

Morocco to end two-month flight ban

The Moroccan government announced yesterday that the reopening of the airspace to flights to and from Morocco as of 7th February.  A ban has been in place since 29th November to fight the spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This decision comes in accordance with the legal provisions relating to the management
Reasons to visit Britain in 2022

Reasons to visit Britain in 2022

From landmark royal anniversaries and the return of favorite annual festivals to an exciting lineup of new transatlantic airline routes and hotel openings, there’s a whole host of reasons why Britain is brilliant in 2022. Major events drawing global attention this year include Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years since her accession. Public
Now everybody can travel to Norway without having to quarantine

Now everybody can travel to Norway without having to quarantine

Yesterday marked the first day since early 2020, where the Norwegian border is open to all visitors without having to quarantine. Due to COVID-19, the Norwegian government had to shut its borders and demand self-quarantine for all travelers without the EU COVID certificate. This practice has now ended and travelers from outside the EU are
Like the idea of a workcation? This travel company is giving away $10,000 so you can take a trip anywhere in the world

Like the idea of a workcation? This travel company is giving away $10,000 so you can take a trip anywhere in the world

Do you like the idea of being able to work from anywhere? Online travel agency Kayak is wanting to show you that this dream can be a reality. Whether you’re relaxing in the Maldives, skiing in the Rocky Mountains or sunning yourself in Spain – and juggling work at the same time – they want
10 of the best coffee stops in Devon, UK

10 of the best coffee stops in Devon, UK

Winter is the ideal time to explore the South West and its many beautiful walking routes, which are somewhat quieter than during the tourist season. Putting on your walking boots during the coldest months of the year can seem less appealing, however – but if there’s the promise of freshly made organic coffee, you’ll be