PortAventura

Top 5 amusement parks in Europe

With 14.8 million visits in 2015, Disneyland Paris is the most visited tourist destination in Europe. Other theme parks, while not attracting quite such eye-watering numbers, are still a huge market with runner-up Europa Park in Germany welcoming nearly 5 million thrill-seekers every year. But once you’re roller coastered out, don’t head straight home. Here are some ideas of what to do near Europe’s top amusement parks. Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France The most popular[…]

Famous royal Peles castle,Sinaia,Romania

Europe’s top five wedding locations

Europe has wedding locations to suit the pickiest of couples, from breath-taking beaches to dramatic castles. Here are five of the best, along with some ideas of what to explore after the knot has been tied. Lucca, Italy Perfect wedding location for: couples who love beautiful architecture. Only a 20-minute train ride from its sister city Pisa, Lucca is one of Tuscany’s relatively undiscovered gems. Lucca is chock-full of pretty[…]

The Alpine Road

Europe’s best road trips

Drive across Europe and be your own boss when it comes to deciding where, when and what to stop at. Road trips offer freedom and the chance to discover new hotels, eateries, parks and attractions. Make yourself a playlist, then go! Vienna to Budapest (Distance 240 km+)   This trip, between two European capitals, will take you through a range of landscapes and cities. On leaving Vienna, drive through the[…]

Croatian countryside

How niche tourism enterprises can win in the digital marketplace

It’s good to be different. This is the message being driven home to small tourism businesses by those in the know. At a first glance, the world of online travel – with its vast, pan-continental reach – appears daunting; a sea of competition in which small enterprises can easily drown. However, this is not the case for those whose business is truly offering something unique. Travellers now have it at[…]