Posts filtered by tags: Western Europe[x]


 

The island of Crete – a destination for nature lovers

In the south of the Aegean lies Crete – an otherworldly island, naturally stunning, warm and inviting. Crete encapsulates Greece and charms everybody who visits it. It is an island with many destinations to admire: Heraklion, Rethymno, Chania, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Ierapetra, Malia, Hersonissos, Sitia and Sfakia to name just some. Nothing is re-hashed in […] The post The island of Crete – a destination for nature lovers appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Attractions, Crete, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Aegean, Sfakia


Photograph of the week: Sunset on the Côte Sauvage, France

Côte Sauvage, which translates as “wild side” in English, and known as the “wild coast” of Brittany, is a stretch of untamed beauty in the Charente-Maritime department on the Atlantic seaboard of France. Rocky cliffs, dramatic seascapes, sandy beaches and thumping waves are set against a backdrop of towering pine forests. And in the middle […] The post Photograph of the week: Sunset on the Côte Sauvage, France appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Atlantic, Brittany, Regions, Western Europe, Charente Maritime, Côte Sauvage


Western Europe key destination for gastronomy tourism as 67% of Chinese tourists travel for this reason, says GlobalData

Due to a rich mix of cultures within Western Europe, each individual country is known for specific dishes, or entire cuisines. This attracts Chinese tourists who want a varied gastronomical experience, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Tags: Travel, Western Europe, GlobalData


Vineyards in Var: a tour of Domaine de l’Olivette

Covering an area of approximately 1,500 hectares, the terroir of the Bandol appellation covers 8 communes in Var (Bandol, Le Beausset, Le Castellet, La Cadière d’Azur, Saint Cyr-sur-mer, St. Anne of Evenos, Sanary-sur-mer and Ollioules) and some 50 winemakers. The region covers a natural amphitheatre of terraces that descend towards the Mediterranean Sea in the […] The post Vineyards in Var: a tour of Domaine de l’Olivette appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Attractions, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Mediterranean Sea, Olivette, Bandol, Masdubrulat, Var Bandol Le Beausset Le Castellet La Cadière, St Anne of Evenos Sanary


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Featured, Air Travel, Australia, Hotels, Germany, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel


Alpine cheese and wine around Mont Blanc

What do you get when three countries with some of the best culinary traditions in the world converge in one area? A gastronomic region of immense proportions. While the area around Mont Blanc spanning France, Italy, and Switzerland is known for big cheese names such as Gruyere and Fontina, there are many smaller cheesemakers that […] The post Alpine cheese and wine around Mont Blanc appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Italy, Switzerland, Food And Drink, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany


Mediterranean exhilaration

Renowned for a generally relaxed vibe, the Mediterranean is an attractive yachting haven and reliable summer stalwart. The array of vibrant locations, each with their own distinct flavour, means there is something for everyone to enjoy. While many choose to just sit back and relax during their Med escape, the region also offers numerous options […] The post Mediterranean exhilaration appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Spain, Italy, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, Regions, Western Europe, Serbia and Montenegro


5 destinations to visit on a private yacht charter in the wake of the ancient Romans

As fabulous today as over two thousand years ago, these private yacht charter destinations were the runaway resort destinations and summer playgrounds of Roman Royalty and the very wealthy so very long ago. Today every location still vibrates with the same beauty that once drew the Romans to each location. And just like two thousand […] The post 5 destinations to visit on a private yacht charter in the wake of the ancient Romans appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Attractions, Italy, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel


U.S. birthrate hits 32-year low. Here’s why that’s not (yet) a problem.

A report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that 2018 saw the fewest babies born in the U.S. since 1986. The reasons are plenty: After effects from the Great Recession, fewer teenage pregnancies, prohibitive child care costs, concerns over climate change and political strife, and different priorities among millennials.The low birthrate isn't necessarily cause for alarm, however if it keeps declining it may be difficult for future generations to support an aging population. None...
Tags: Japan, Parenting, Children, Stanford, Economics, Canada, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Npr, University Of California Berkeley, Cnbc, University Of Southern California, Western Europe, National Center for Health Statistics, Shinzo


Top 5 beach clubs in Mallorca

You may be quite happy rocking up to the beach, spreading your towel on the sand and basking in the sun with the minimum of fuss. All well and good. On the other hand you might, from time to time, crave a little luxury and a more sophisticated visit to the beach. In that respect […] The post Top 5 beach clubs in Mallorca appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Mallorca, Clubs, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe


Where to see the next 10 eclipses

Unless you’re from the Arctic Circle, it’s not often you get to stare up at a dark-as-night sky in the middle of the day. This is what makes total solar eclipses so special — and worth planning an astronomy-themed trip to see in person. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels between Earth and the sun, fully blocking out the sunlight for a short span of time. In 2017, the US saw its first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years, wowing spectators from Tennessee to Oregon. If you mis...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Mexico, France, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan, Chile, Maine


Tesla's senior director of global communications is leaving the company — here are all the key names who have departed in the past year (TSLA)

Tesla is known for its high rate of executive turnover, and the past year has been no different. During a year in which the automaker faced production and delivery issues, investigations from the federal government, and questions about the decision-making of CEO Elon Musk, departures from senior employees have added yet another challenge. Tesla's senior director of global communications Dave Arnold is leaving the company. Arnold served the electric automaker for two years. Tesla has seen a...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Wall Street, Trends, Linkedin, Tesla, Intel, Dave, TSLA, Airbnb, Arnold, Comcast Ventures, Western Europe, Jeff Jones, Dave Arnold, Deepak Ahuja


Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK

The four star St. Ermin’s Hotel is a horseshoe-shaped Grade II Listed mansion that can be found in a tranquil Westminster location, befitting of its reputation as a hotel that is shrouded by mystery and secrecy. St. Ermin’s has a long history of involvement with the British Secret Service and the top two floors served […] The post Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Secret Service, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, London UK, St Ermin


5 fantastic villages and towns to explore in Provence this Summer

Provence is without doubt a popular destination in the summer and for very good reason. The abundant sunshine encourages everything to burst into life. There is a palpable buzz in the air as people make the most of the stunning weather and warm temperatures. The vines are in full leaf, the sunflowers and lavender in […] The post 5 fantastic villages and towns to explore in Provence this Summer appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Provence, Regions, Western Europe


Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation

Family vacations are typically difficult to plan, as the parents must think of all sorts of things that will make the vacation comfortable, fun and dare we say relaxing. Crete, as a destination, is a no-brainer when it comes to family vacations as it offers variety in hotel properties, fun experiences, the nature is completely […] The post Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Family Travel, Crete, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe


Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Situated in 8 acres of grounds in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, Macdonald Ansty Hall is a Grade II Listed Georgian mansion dating back to 1678. This was our second visit to this 62-bedroom Macdonald Hotels & Resorts hotel, having stayed a few years previously (click here for that review). The welcome We were warmly welcomed […] The post Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Warwickshire, Family Travel, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Western Europe


Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK

A mere decade ago, the Benedictine nuns of Stanbrook Abbey were wearing grooves into the floor of their chapel as they knelt to pray, as they had since the 19th century. Then, seeking further peace and seclusion, the nuns relocated to Waas in North Yorkshire. Once the Pope had agreed to deconsecrate Stanbrook Abbey it […] The post Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Benedictine, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Waas, Stanbrook Abbey, Stanbrook Abbey Hotel Worcester UK


Huawei is not controlled by China, executive says

Huawei is a private company that is not controlled by the Chinese government and would refuse to hand over information to Beijing although no such request has been made, the firm's Vice President of Western Europe said on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, Huawei, Western Europe


Oakley Capital buys Videotel from KVH for $90 mln

Oakley Capital has acquired KVH‘s maritime training business Videotel. The price of the acquisition was $90 million. PRESS RELEASE MIDDLETOWN, R.I., May 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), today announced that it has sold its maritime training business, the Videotel group of companies, to an affiliate of Oakley Capital for a base purchase price of $90 million, on a cash-free, debt-free basis, subject to working capital adjustments. The sale was completed immediately...
Tags: Trends, Western Europe, KMG, Oakley Capital, KVH, PE Deals, Oakley Capital Private Equity, Tinley Park IL, KVHI, KVH Industries Inc, Videotel, Martin Kits van Heyningen, Super Dragon Limited, Videotel Marine Asia Limited, Oakley Capital IV, KVH Media Group Limited


The most beautiful market in France

If you’ve ever explored France, chances are that you’ve stumbled upon one of the country’s many markets. These have long been a thriving tradition in France with regular markets displaying produce ranging from fruit and vegetables, to fish, meat and other delicacies, as well as many non-food stalls. The market at Sanary-sur-Mer is no exception. […] The post The most beautiful market in France appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Restaurants, Events, Attractions, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Masdubrulat, Sanary


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, France, Hotels, Spain, Thailand, Accommodation, Pakistan, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel


Top 5 gourmet destinations in the Alps

One thing that draws us to the mountains as much as great ski areas and luxury hotels are the gourmet restaurants serving culinary delights. Restaurants in the mountains continue to get better and better and many of them are collecting Michelin stars at an exceptional rate. Here are five glorious gourmet destinations in the Alps. […] The post Top 5 gourmet destinations in the Alps appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Restaurants, Italy, Switzerland, Food And Drink, Alps, Michelin, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany


Short stay: Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, UK

If you ever feel a touch of nostalgia for England’s 1966 World Cup win, sense the drama when you see that picture of Gazza with a tear in his eye and know that Harry Kane does more than just advertise razors, then a visit to the Hilton at St George’s Park is a must. It […] The post Short stay: Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Regions, Western Europe


5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world

As the world becomes smaller, travellers are getting ever more adventurous and are not content with merely treading the well-worn holiday paths. They are seeking out unique hotels, in exceptional destinations, which also offer memorable experiences while they are there. Here are some of our favourite places to stay, from a pod on the side […] The post 5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, Usa, Camping, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Italy, Peru, South America, Tanzania, Resorts, North America, Regions


Hungary stems migrant flow, but issue remains big in EU vote

ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants a day streamed through the Hungarian village of Asotthalom on their way to Western Europe in 2015. Today there are almost none. So one might think the political discourse has moved on. Think again. In this month’s European Parliament election, no issue rings louder in Hungary than migration. […]
Tags: Business, News, Eu, Hungary, Nation, European Parliament, Western Europe, ASOTTHALOM Hungary, Asotthalom


Barcelona’s secret gardens

Barcelona is one of the most bustling and urban metropolises; the young and the old, the past and the present, and the local and the foreign coming together in perfect (if sometimes a little hectic) harmony. Staying in such a lively city like Barcelona with a population of over 1.5 million, it is only natural […] The post Barcelona’s secret gardens appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France

In the heart of a small, pretty village in Provence’s department of Var, just under an hour’s drive from Marseille, is a new luxury hotel called Mas du Brulat. Built in 1594, some 200 years before the French Revolution, this historic building, which now houses not only a hotel but also a restaurant and bar, […] The post Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Accommodation, Attractions, Marseille, Food And Drink, Vacation Rentals, Provence, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel


CBS says streaming services & Super Bowl helped it achieve record revenues in Q1

CBS credited its direct-to-consumer streaming services in helping it achieve double-digit revenue growth and  record quarterly revenues in Q1, along with the gains that came from hosting Super Bowl LIII and those from affiliate revenue. The network said its over-the-top service for cord cutters, CBS All Access, combined with Showtime’s direct-consumer subscriptions grew 71 percent year-over-year — its biggest quarter of growth ever. Both services are continuing to grow in Q2, as well, thanks to ...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Canada, Showtime, Cbs, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Patrick Stewart, Hulu, Latin America, Cbs All Access, Western Europe, Lucy Liu, Amazon Apple


Animoca Brands invests $750k in Brinc

Animoca Brands Corp Ltd said May 1 that it is investing $750,000 worth of shares into Brinc, a venture accelerator. Artesian is also investing $750,000 in Brinc AOA, which provides fee-based training and guidance to incubators, accelerators, and investment companies. PRESS RELEASE Animoca Brands partners with global venture accelerator Brinc for gaming and esports accelerator Partnership provides exposure to global early stage tech business development and investment opportunities Highlights: A...
Tags: Europe, Australia, China, US, Trends, Middle East, New Zealand, Argentina, Esports, Zeroth, Sony Playstation, Western Europe, Company, ASX, Greater Bay Area, Ephraim


Is Travel Safe in the Wake of Disaster?

At the age of twenty I visited Israel. It was one of the first times tourism and the ideas of safety and security merged in my travel journey. Upon returning home, I vividly recall describing my experiences interacting with soldiers on public buses, the idea of mandatory military service, and how I was deeply affected by conversations with families living on a kibbutz whose homes were daily targets of militants. None of us is alone when we ask, “Is it safe to travel in the face of terrorism?” Wh...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Texas, London, New York City, Israel, United States, Connecticut, Paris, Belgium, World Health Organization, State Department, Western Europe, Center for Disease Control, Wendy Perrin