Guest blog by Heinrich Hall, a core tour leader for our client Peter Sommer Travels and resident of Athens, about the current Greek situation. Regarding the practicalities of travel in 2012, travellers should be encouraged to come to Greece if they are so inclined – the fact that the country’s situation may deter visitors is
Travel PR handles PR for the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), whose specialist operators take clients to a wide variety of destinations worldwide. So, when a situation such as that in Libya arises, we always find out quickly, courtesy of AITO, which operators currently have tours in that country. In this instance, there were
Noel Josephides, Managing Director of Sunvil Holidays, was invited to speak on Radio 4 at 12.30 pm today, 7th February, 2011, about the difference in travel advice on travelling to Egypt while demonstrations were underway given by the UK Government compared with that, for example, of the American and German governments. He was interviewed alongside travel writer Alison Rice.
Here’s what some of Travel PR’s clients think are the likely travel trends to look out for this year… Sunvil Holidays Expert: Noel Josephides, Managing Director Forecast: “We predict a return to the traditional Eurozone destinations, as accommodation and local service providers have significantly lowered their prices to compete with the likes of Egypt and Turkey, and
As the country braces itself for a hung parliament and our political leaders battle it out for supremacy, spare a thought for those unsuccessful MPs who now find themselves out of a job. Looking on the bright side, though, at least this means there’s time for a holiday – even if it has to be
Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government has banned tourists from the city’s most popular attraction – Tsukiji fish market, the world’s largest – in response to traders’ complaints that their presence hinders the early morning operations.
This popular book and recently-released film, starring Rachel Weisz as the mother of murdered Susie Salmon, is an unexpectedly uplifting film. The Lovely Bones describes Susie’s experiences in the after-life as she looks down from heaven on her family and friends whilst they heal and as she herself comes to terms with her own death. It is a gentle film that celebrates life.
Learning about new places is getting increasingly difficult these days as we we think we’ve heard it all before. At Travel PR, we scoured the earth to find a list of amazing places that aren’t in the public eye, a collection of the unusual, the amazing and the downright mysterious, we hope you like them!
Barga, a beguiling 10th century hilltop town, sits on the edge of Tuscany’s Garfagnana region, nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Apuan Alps and the Apennines. It’s a champion of ‘slow food’ – think locally grown porcini mushrooms, pecorino cheeses, sublime chestnut-inspired desserts, indulgent black truffles and leisurely lunches – but it sticks in my mind for an entirely different reason.
The Endeavour shuttle blasted off yesterday affording astronauts a 360° view around the International Space Station. While tour operators don’t offer trips to the moon (yet), we spoke to some that offer some of the best observation decks and amazing 360° vistas around the world, here are their selections.