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Riskshaw advises on bucket list destinations China, India, Panama, Peru and Laos

Rickshaw Travel encourages getting beyond the bucket list sites in all the destinations it features and explains how to do this with new and fascinating trips to China, India, Panama, Peru and Laos.

Rickshaw Travel’s specialist travel formula allows holidaymakers to pick and choose their favourite bite-size trip options and build an individual travel plan to suit. They focus on providing small-scale, authentic accommodation full of local . . . → Read More: Riskshaw advises on bucket list destinations China, India, Panama, Peru and Laos

VIP Ski to open new Hotel Theodul for winter 2016/2017 in Lech Austria

Specialist ski company VIP SKI is opening its new super-stylish Hotel Theodul for winter 2016/2017 and is VIP SKI’s first foray into Lech in Austria. The Hotel Theodul, the third hotel to join the portfolio oozes classic Austrian charm with a twist of contemporary comfort to make it a home away from home for families to compliment the long standing hotel which was built in 1968. . . . → Read More: VIP Ski to open new Hotel Theodul for winter 2016/2017 in Lech Austria

AliKats Mountain Holidays introduces luxury self-catered chalet in France

After the success of AliKats’ three delightful, high-end chalets in Morzine; opening this December is AliKats Mountain Holidays’ Chalet 1788 , the first self-catered chalet in the AliKats portfolio.

Originally built in 1788 by one of Morzine’s founding families, this lovingly converted barn seamlessly combines modern luxuries with classic original features that will give guests a glimpse of Morzine’s past. Featuring the original stone and wooden beams . . . → Read More: AliKats Mountain Holidays introduces luxury self-catered chalet in France

Arctic SnowHotel has dream job vacancy for someone to scan Northern Lights night sky

When the blue moment turns into black in Finnish Lapland, an exciting wait begins. Will the arctic lights blaze in the sky tonight? Sometimes they flame in the early hours, sometimes closer to dawn.

Not many visitors hang on awake all night long. The Arctic Snowhotel has come up with a solution: Aurora borealis watch. The main task of the watch is to stay awake and observe . . . → Read More: Arctic SnowHotel has dream job vacancy for someone to scan Northern Lights night sky

What’’s new in the Austrian Tirol for the 2016-17 ski season

For anyone planning a ski trip this winter, the Austrian Tirol should feature top of the destination list: there are brand new flight routes into Innsbruck making it even quicker and easier to reach the mountains; brand new lifts and improved infrastructure expanding ski areas and, new initiatives and tour operator offerings.

NEW ACCESSIBILTY:

New British Airways winter flight route from London Heathrow to Innsbruck
From 4 December 2016, . . . → Read More: What’’s new in the Austrian Tirol for the 2016-17 ski season

Faroe Islands and it’s sheep petition to feature on Google Street View

The Challenge:  To convince Google that it should visit the Faroes, 18 volcanic islands located in the North Atlantic, between the Shetlands, Iceland and Norway, to put the islands on the world map.  Google has visited most countries on earth, but the Faroe Islands remain a notable exception.

The Strategy: To launch a unique sheep-based mapping system to unlock the hidden beauty of the little-known destination that . . . → Read More: Faroe Islands and it’s sheep petition to feature on Google Street View

English Cricket Tours releases packages for England v West Indies tour 2017

English cricket tours has released packages for the England v West Indies tour 2017 taking place in Antigua on the 3rd and 5th March at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium built for the 2007 World Cup and on the 9th March at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

The tour operator which has over 30 years of experience in taking English cricket fans across the world to . . . → Read More: English Cricket Tours releases packages for England v West Indies tour 2017

TravelLocal launches global booking platform to benefit local travel companies

Bristol-based TravelLocal.com is bringing the ‘buy local’ movement to tailor-made holidays, by connecting travellers directly with carefully selected local travel companies in their destinations around the world.

Its innovative new global booking platform, launched today, enables customers to create their holidays with the real experts in their destination, cutting out travel agents and international travel companies, whilst also benefiting from 100% financial protection backed by ABTA (Britain’s . . . → Read More: TravelLocal launches global booking platform to benefit local travel companies

Sunvil is offering unbeatable summer savings of up to 33% on holidays to Greece

7nts, PEACEFUL STAY ON THE BEACH IN THASSOS, £429 pp – SAVE 33%:Sunvil (020 8758 4758; www.sunvil.co.uk) offers 33% savings (was £641 pp – save £212 pp) on a week’s stay at the peaceful Thassos Dolphins Studios, overlooking the sand-pebble beach in pretty Kinira, a charming village on the island’s east coast. This is a secluded spot, with just two tavernas and a mini market within . . . → Read More: Sunvil is offering unbeatable summer savings of up to 33% on holidays to Greece

RiutBag Go introduces backwards backpack with no outer zips

Riut, the company that has revolutionised safe travel with the RiutBag backwards backpack, is expanding its line-up with the RiutBag Go – a lighter, brighter and more affordable version of thief-proof rucksack. Following the success of the award-winning RiutBag R10 and R15, the RiutBag Go is designed for the everyday – whether going to a weekend festival, taking a family day out to the beach or . . . → Read More: RiutBag Go introduces backwards backpack with no outer zips