Guest blog by Oliver Broad, Chairman of AITO Specialist Travel Agents. Oliver recently travelled to the Portuguese island of Madeira to finalise plans for the AITO and AITO Agents combined overseas conference, being held on the island from 14-17 June 2012. During his trip, he was particularly fascinated by what local artists have done to doors in Madeira’s
In a new social-media initiative, we have collated the digital results of a recent visit by Sue, Anthony and Mika to the Costa Alentejana, in the unexplored Portuguese region of Alentejo, using Storify. Storify is a clever new platform which allows users to spin narratives or plot timelines by curating tweets, Facebook updates and pictures,
Some say Prague is the most haunted city in Europe. Our Account Manager, Steph Reed, certainly thinks so. On a recent solo trip to Prague, as the night sky arrived and the winter chill started to hurt my face, I was encouraged to head indoors to a cosy museum. As I went on a museum
Guest blog by Simon Tregoning, Chairman of Classic Cottages Tourism and schools are subjects upon which most of us feel able to offer an opinion because we all went to school and most of us go on holiday. So, putting the two together, it is easy to understand the temptation faced by Government ministers to
Travel on the Paris Metro and you will find a network inundated with names of people -some famous (Emile Zola, Victor Hugo, Franklin D. Roosevelt), some not (Etienne Marcel, Richard Lenoir, Louise Michel) – and a huge number of Saints: Michel, Sulpice, Placide, Ambroise… to quote but a few. This got me thinking about Travel
Guest blog by Chris Wright, Managing Director at GIC The Villa Collection and Sunvil: Summer 2012 brings with it the long anticipated Olympic Games. But even at the beginning of the bidding process, back at the start of the millennium when the country was more prosperous, the nation was divided as to whether the Games
The Besen Retail Blog recently announced the return of the milk bar, picking up on two new openings in New York City. But did milk bars ever go away? And what exactly constitutes one? This much we know: milk bars first originated in Australia in the early 1930s, and then quickly spread to New Zealand,
This is a blog from our Tumblr site, Bustling Markets, which takes a light-hearted look at classic travel-writing phrases: In an email conversation last week, the travel journalist Sarah Barrell told me that the Waterberg Mountains region of South Africa, up by the Botswanan border, was referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’ by its locals.
With Christmas calorific overload just days away now, our thoughts may soon be turning to ways of shedding those unwanted pounds in the New Year. Here, Travel PR’s Stephanie Reed reflects on seeing the world on two wheels – a top tip for healthy holidays and a great way to beat the bulge in 2012!
Scandinavia came to London last weekend when The Scandinavia Show hit Earls Court (8-9 October). Why not return the favour and take a trip to Scandinavia yourself, with this selection of holiday ideas from Travel PR? Catch a show and cash in – Boutique bliss from £250 pp at the Berns Hotel, Stockholm Renowned for its colourful programme