Europe

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 01:47

Ireland closer to opening

Tourism Ireland says it is looking forward to rolling out the green carpet to international visitors following the country’s adoption of the EU’s new Digital Covid Certificate.

This will enable more seamless travel among EU member states. Ireland will begin the scheme on 19 July, meaning that travellers from EU member states bearing the pass – which attests that the holder has either been vaccinated, has had a negative test for Covid-19 or has had the virus – will then be able to visit Ireland without the need for a test or quarantining.

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 04:07

Rail Europe's Rail Agent Course

Rail Europe’s new module, available on its e-learning platform, The Rail Agent Course, is designed to help travel agents learn about the Eurail pass in all its forms.

As an added bonus for participants, agents who complete the module have the chance to win a Eurail pass, First Class, for unlimited travel in Europe.

In February, Rail Europe released a mobile version of the Eurail passes on its API and agent website. The mobile pass allows travellers to cross up to 33 countries on several railway networks, using one pass. 

Sunday, 28 February 2021 21:09

Mobile Eurail Passes

Rail Europe is offering a mobile version of its Eurail Passes, offering flexible exchange options.

The mobile version is being released through Rail Europe’s API and its agents website. It allows passengers to cross from one to 33 countries on several railways with one pass.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 01:40

Scandinavia offers from AWT

Adventure World Travel is offering an exclusive offer on two Follow the Lights itineraries in Scandinavia. Clients who book with Adventure World Travel before 20 February 2021 can save up to $500pp.

The offer applies to both the northbound and southbound versions of the Follow the Lights journey onboard a Hurtigruten ship. Both itineraries take guests through fjords and ports of Finland and Norway, with a possibility to spot the Northern Lights.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 21:38

New Bike Boat & Barge brochure

Cycling Europe’s new Bike Boat & Barge brochure 2021 is available on www.cycling-europe.com together with the detailed trip notes for each tour. 

‘We believe continuity is important so we decided to publish the brochure for 2021,’ says Cycling Europe/A Walker’s World founder Jill Grant. ‘Some of these tours did go ahead successfully last year.’

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 00:49

IATA: More Europe disaster

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) new estimates for the impacts of Covid-19 on air transport and economies in Europe in 2020 indicate a further deterioration in revenues, job prospects and economic activity across the entire continent.

IATA’s latest economic forecast reveals that in 2021 Europe is expected to be the worst hit global region in terms of airline losses (-$11.9 billion). Passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger km, RPK) is estimated to have

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 22:35

New district at ZRH

After five years of construction, Zurich Airport has opened its new district, The Circle, to the public. It features two Hyatt hotels offering a combined 555 rooms, a convention centre spanning 5000sqm, a major medical centre with health and beauty facilities, 70,000sqm of office space, scenic parks, a series of high-end shops and a range of concept restaurants.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 02:19

Switzerland stars

The reopening of borders has led Switzerland Tourism to launch the Million Stars Hotel.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:00

Impact on EU aviation ‘worsening’

The impacts on the European aviation industry and on economies caused by the shutdown of air traffic due to the Covid-19 pandemic have worsened over recent weeks, new research by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reveals.

Friday, 29 May 2020 01:27

Bike, Boat & Barge tours resume

Bike Boat & Barge tours in Netherlands and Belgium will start the tour season on 17 June 2020, reports A Walker’s World / Cycling Europe.   ‘In the Netherlands, the Covid-19 crisis is under control and from 1 June the lockdown will be lifted. From this date, places such as restaurants, cafes, attractions, museums and shops will open again, as well as harbours and waterways,’ says Cycling Europe’s managing director Jill Grant.

Monday, 25 May 2020 23:37

Greece opening up again

Greece is preparing to open the country’s borders and is working towards a soft opening in June, with some islands also scheduled to reopen on 30 June, Innovative Travel is informing agents.

Sunday, 17 May 2020 23:25

Iceland to open borders

Tourists and Icelandic residents entering the country will be given the option of being screened for the novel coronavirus from 15 June.

The choice means the 14-day quarantine will not be mandatory for passengers arriving at Keflavík International Airport.

Thursday, 14 May 2020 04:01

Agents can win on 'Swiss-capade'

Switzerland Tourism is launching a series of live webinars for travel agents, starting 19 May, with spot prizes up for grabs. Agents will be able to hear from and interact with partners from Zurich, Basel, Lucerne, Interlaken, the Jungfrau Regions and Jungfrau Railways, the Schilthorn (aka James Bond Mountain), Zermatt and the Swiss Travel System.

Agents will hear about product updates and new developments, plus crucial advice on Switzerland's recovery plan over the next couple of years. Register here.

Monday, 11 May 2020 23:44

Short term damage to UK's image

The United Kingdom’s early response (or lack of) to Covid-19 is unlikely to damage its reputation as a holiday destination in the medium to long term, says Australian-based Carolyn Childs, chief executive officer of My Travel Experience.

‘The UK had already done quite a bit of damage to its brand around the handling of Brexit,’ said Childs as part of the ongoing Keeping the Dream Alive series of webinars. ‘Visit Britain had tried to minimise that and I

Thursday, 07 May 2020 21:26

Exotic's 2021 with Fez

Exotic Holidays is promoting Fez Tours for Turkey in 2021 and offering 10% discount for bookings made before 30 June, for tours starting 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Popular tours include an eight-day Aegean Delight Tour, priced from $1589 per person, twin share. It starts and ends in Istanbul and highlights include the battlefields at Gallipoli and Pamukkaale’s white terraces.

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 05:36

The story of Irish whiskey

Ireland is giving agents and clients the chance to discover the island’s great whiskeys from the comfort of their armchair.

Irish whiskey has undergone a huge renaissance over the last decade. New arrivals from distilleries like Slane, Dingle, Walsh and Echlinville stand beside centuries-old favourites like Bushmills, Jameson, Teeling and Tullamore D.E.W.

IrishWhiskey360° https://irishwhiskey360.com demonstrates the importance of the master distillers, who combine quality Irish ingredients and a variety of cask finishing to create new flavours.

Last year, 17 distilleries on the island of Ireland welcomed more than one million visitors for tours that give a behind-the-scenes insight into their products. While visits are not currently possible, people can still discover the stories of Ireland’s whiskies on websites and through virtual tours.

Jameson 

Teeling Whiskey 

Walsh Whiskey 

Bushmills

www.ireland.com

Friday, 24 April 2020 04:51

Innovative's ANZAC reflections

Agents are invited to join special ANZAC Day reflections on the ANZAC Campaign at Gallipoli, hosted by Robyn Galloway, founder of Innovative Travel and chair of the NZ Turkey Business Council.

Reflecting on the lonely Gallipoli Peninsula, the video will be released on Saturday afternoon at 3pm to coincide with dawn at Gallipoli. It will be released on the Innovative Travel YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. 

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 01:41

Ireland virtually

A number of Ireland’s museums and other attractions have opened their doors virtually.

Monday, 30 March 2020 21:44

Virtual tours in Europe

The Tour Guy has new Interactive Virtual Tours.

Monday, 30 March 2020 21:37

2021 tour blooms early

Cycling Europe / A Walker’s World is getting product ready for next year, earlier than usual to allow the smooth transition of postponements for this year’s bookings to next year, says the company’s director Jill Grant.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 00:21

ANZAC Day deferral options

Fez Tours, represented here by Exotic Holidays, has come up with a number of options for clients who are booked but no longer able to travel to Turkey over ANZAC Day. Along with travel restrictions around the world, ANZAC Day events such as the Dawn Service at Gallipoli will be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 02:27

9-days in Uzbekistan

Fez Travel GSA, Exotic Holidays, is promoting a nine-day Uzbekistan Classic Tour priced from $2899 per person twin share.

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 02:27

More in Russia programme

New winter itineraries have been added to the 2020 Russian Travel Centre offering in response to demand, says Innovative Travel.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 03:00

Eastern Europe on rise

Eastern Europe continues to be a significant emerging destination for many of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC’s) companies, according to chief executive Brett Tollman.

Friday, 14 February 2020 00:19

Valentine deals cycling Europe

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, A Walkers World / Cycle Europe has a package for romantics who can take their partner with them for 50%.

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 00:45

15% off Irish legends Tour

Clients considering a trip to Ireland this year can save 15% on an Irish Legends Tour if booked between 5 and 11 February.

Friday, 31 January 2020 00:07

Last spaces for Oberammergau

Innovative Travel’s hosted cruise tour to the Oberammergau Passion Play in August 2020 has just a few spaces remaining.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 22:58

Book now for St Pat’s Day

For the biggest and most engaging festivities in Ireland for St Patrick’s Day, clients should head to Dublin or Armagh.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 22:18

Rail Europe’s training comp

Rail Europe has launched its 2020 training and reward programme called ‘Once Upon a Train’.

Monday, 13 January 2020 22:18

Dracula undead in Dublin

Horror loving clients should check out Ireland’s annual Bram Stoker Festival.

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