Dragoman Embracing Trend for Slow Travel

Dragoman has been travelling in the slow lane for 37 years and so are loving the trend for “slow travel” that has been highlighted in a recent Travel Trends report…

Travel for Less in Buenos Aires in 2020

According to the latest ABTA report, holidays offering value for money and authentic experiences will be key booking motivators in 2020. So, cash conscious travellers looking…

Aruba Plastic Ban Comes into Force

Aruba’s ban on single-use plastic throughout the Caribbean island came into force December 2019. The Aruba plastic ban covers items including straws, stirrers, cups and plates…

World’s Best Vegan Friendly Cities Revealed

HappyCow, a popular online hub that helps travellers find vegan, vegetarian and healthy food worldwide, has published its yearly listings of top 10 vegan friendly cities.


Dresden Christmas Market 2019: Striezelmarkt

November 27 - December 24
This year, once more the Dresden Christmas Market, or Striezelmarkt, will take over the Saxon Baroque city for the 585th time. Originating in 1434, Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest...
Brno Christmas Market

Brno Christmas Market 2019, Czech Republic

November 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Just like Christmas is not just about the Vienna Chritstmas Market, the Czech Republic is not all about Prague, especially at Christmas time. The Brno Christmas Market takes place in...
Brussels Christmas Market 2018

Brussels Christmas Market 2019-2020

November 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
The Brussels Christmas Market is no doubt one of the best in Europe for food and atmosphere. Winter Wonders – as the market is dubbed – runs over two kilometres...
Hornbill Festival worldwide festival

Hornbill Festival 2019 in Nagaland, India

December 1 - December 10
The biggest event of indigenous warrior tribes in India’s Nagaland state, the 10-day Hornbill Festival sees singing, dance and sports performances mix...
Whirling Dervishes

Konya Whirling Dervishes Festival 2019

December 7 - December 17
For eleven days, the Turkish city of Konya will host one of the most exquisite ceremonies of spirituality with the mesmerising beauty of the Whirling Dervishes...
Antwerp Christmas Market, Belgium

Antwerp Christmas Market 2019, Belgium

December 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020
The medieval city of Antwerp makes for a stunning background to its famous Christmas market. Expanded now into several of the city’s prime historical locations...
Wonderfruit Festival Thailand

Wonderfruit Festival 2019, Thailand

December 12 - December 16
Within just a few years, the Wonderfruit Festival has risen to become one of the most anticipated festivals in Thailand blending music and gastronomy with wellness...
Royal Barge Procession, Thailand

Royal Barge Procession 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

December 12
The magnificent Royal Barge Procession in Thailand, a very rare and grand event with much splendour, will take place again this December after a seven-year-long hiatus...

Ananti Resort, Montenegro to Open May 2020

Ānanti Resort, Residences and Beach Club is set to be one of the most prestigious addresses in the Adriatic when it welcomes guests to fourteen Seaview Suites…

2020s Best Solo Travel Experiences

As the global adventure travel market continues to grow, travellers are prioritising unique and authentic experiences that upgrade their trip from a holiday into…

Explore Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Explore is offering savings of up to £200pp on trips to Japan including its Shogun Trail and Walk Japan – Kumano Kodo Trail trips. To make a trip to Japan…

Ride the Flying Scotsman in 2020

30 November marked the 85th anniversary of Flying Scotsman setting its first world record – the first steam locomotive officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour…


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