Europe

Performer on The Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (Photo credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam)

10 Must-See Sights in Scotland for 2017

VisitScotland has dubbed 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology, which means your clients have year-round events and activities celebrating the best of Scotland's historic places, icons and hidden gems to look forward to.
More than 800 Vikings join a massive dragon ship set ablaze by flying torches for Scotland's Up Helly Aa Festival in January. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland)

Scotland Celebrates Its History with Year-Round Festivities

To further entice visitors to experience Scotland’s fascinating heritage, VisitScotland has dubbed this year’s theme “Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.”
Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway

A Chat with VisitScotland’s Chairman Lord Thurso

In this year that Scotland is celebrating its history, heritage and archaeology, we took a moment to chat with Visit Scotland’s chairman Lord Thurso to dig a little deeper into what this stunning country can offer your clients.
An exhibit at the Cite du Vin museum in Bordeaux, France.

French Tourism Rebounds Two Years After The Start of Terror Attacks

Despite the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, France managed to record a record year in welcoming 84.5 million foreign visitors.
European Waterways new 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland luxury hotel barge will cruise through the heart of the Scottish Highlands beginning June 4, 2017. 

European Waterways Announces New Luxury Hotel Barge for Scotland

European Waterways has announced the arrival of its new 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland luxury hotel barge.
On The Go Tours' ultimate bucket list tour that takes travelers to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World, including the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Explore the New Seven Wonders of the World

On The Go Tours is offering the ultimate bucket list trip that takes travelers to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World, including the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu.
In 2016, Club Med opened Club Med Sanya in China.

Club Med’s Plans for 2017 and Beyond

Club Med has announced 15 new all-inclusive resorts and renovations across the globe for 2017 and beyond, including Club Med Samoens in the French Alps, which is now open for bookings.
Zicasso’s new 10-day custom tailored tour through Germany traces the footsteps of Protestant reformer Martin Luther from Munich to Berlin, including the town of Rotenburg (pictured). (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

Follow in the Footsteps of Martin Luther with Zicasso

From visiting the church where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to spending the night in the 1,000-year-old Wartburg Castle, travelers can follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther from Berlin to Munich on Zicasso’s 10-day custom-tailored itinerary through Germany.
Windstar Cruises is offering a special food and wine themed cruise hosted by chef, restaurateur, and author Hugh Acheson, that visits Porto, Portugal.

Windstar Cruises Named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation

Windstar Cruises has been named the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation.
Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya in Turkey.

Hotels Spiff Up

In luxury hotels, Europe doesn’t disappoint.
The Douro River Valley in Portugal. 

Experience Portugal’s Culinary Side

Small boutique tour operator International Culinary Tours is offering a new 10-day itinerary sampling the food and wines of Portugal from Lisbon to the Douro Valley.
Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, a 5-star hotel located in Spain’s Duero wine growing region, will reopen after the winter season.

Spain’s Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine Reopens

On March 1, Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, an exclusive, 5-star hotel located in Spain’s Duero winegrowing region, will reopen after the winter season.
Intrepid Travel’s 2017 line-up of family-themed itineraries includes a 19-day tour of Namibia and Botswana.

Family Adventures to Book This Year

When planning a multi-gen vacation, recommending activities that appeal to all ages is just as important as price and location.
Dragon boat race on the Elbe River.

Onsite Review: Smile, You’re in Magdeburg

We, and more than 1,100 delegates from 45 countries, were in Saxony-Anhalt’s capital city of Magdeburg for the 42nd Germany Travel Mart (GTM), the largest incoming workshop for Destination Germany hosted by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) and the Magdeburg Marketing Kongress und Tourismus GmbH.
A rendering of the Alpine Spa at the Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Recharge With a Spa Escape

Although nowadays wellness vacations encompass a long list of elements, what traditionally comes to mind when you think wellness is a spa stay. And European hotels know a thing or two about creating the perfect spa escape.
Visit Iceland Northern Lights

From Texas to “Winterfell,” Trafalgar Has the Globe Covered

Trafalgar has introduced five new destinations and added 23 itineraries for 2017.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Unveils Its 2017 Travel Trends

For the first time in the company’s history, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has unveiled its picks for the top travel trends for 2017.
Kadriorg Palace, built by Peter the Great. (Carla Hunt)

Onsite Review: Estonia, A Baltic Beauty

The Baltic Sea is the cool new European cruising ground.
Aerial view of Gozo Cliffs. (Viewing Malta)

Spotlight On Malta & Iceland

Sultry Malta and cool Iceland are hot ticket items for those seeking out a singular European vacation.
MSC Cruises’ first-ever World Cruise will sail roundtrip from/to Genoa, Italy.

MSC Cruises’ First World Cruise

Sales are now open for MSC Cruises’ first-ever World Cruise, departing Jan. 5, 2019 and returning May 3, 2019.
Collette is offering a Romantic Road and Fairy Tale Road itinerary through Germany that includes a stop in Rothenburg.

10 Reasons to Book Europe in 2017

Here are 10 reasons on why you should be booking your clients to Europe in the coming year.

Eye on the World: Lithuania

One of the nicest aspects of visiting Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, is that the local people seem to enjoy their city as much as visitors.

Last-Minute Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Because of the overwhelming amount of deals we've received, we decided to post one last roundup of holiday deals just in time for the annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday "salebration."

Eye on the World: Estonia

Estonia may be one of the smallest countries in the world, but right now its 1.3 million citizens are among the most forward-looking and cheerful.

Festive Christmas Market Itineraries

Insight Vacations is offering travelers to opportunity to experience storybook villages and snow-covered scenery at some of Europe’s Christmas Markets with its 2016-17 Fall, Winter & Spring collection and Signature Hallmarks.

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