Gilroy Garlic Festival 2022, California

June 24 - July 13
Garlic lovers get your diaries out now and book in 23 July to 1 August for the Gilroy Garlic Festival. This weekend is full of fun and great garlicky food, such as garlic chips and garlic...
Phi Ta Khon Festival Thailand

Phi Ta Khon or Ghost Festival 2022, Thailand

July 1 - July 3
The immensely popular Phi Ta Khon Festival – also known as the Ghost Festival – is the best reason to visit Loei, a Thai province rarely frequented by international tourists....
Hex sign, Pennsylvania, USA

Kutztown Folk Festival 2022, Pennsylvania, USA

July 2 - July 10
Billed as America’s oldest folklife festival and hailed as one of the country’s top celebrations, the Kutztown Folk Festival is a veritable journey back into time...
Llangollen Eisteddfod

Llangollen Eisteddfod 2022, Wales

July 7 - July 10
The Llangollen Eisteddfod, or Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to give its full title, returns to Wales after a two-year pause in July. This year’s 75th...
George Town Festival

George Town Festival 2022, Penang

July 9 - July 24
Less than a week after celebrating its UNESCO World Heritage Day, once again culture, art and heritage will take over Penang’s capital during the George Town Festival from 9 to...
Isle of Wight Mardi Gras

Isle of Wight Mardi Gras 2022

July 9
Part of a packed programme of events held each year on the island to the south of England, this year the Isle of Wight Mardi Gras will have the theme,...
Dunmow Flitch of Bacon

Dunmow Flitch Trials 2022, Essex, UK

July 9
Few of the many festivals in the UK are steeped in a history as long as the Dunmow Flitch Trials. Held every leap year, in Great Dunmow Essex, the trials...
Hereford and Leominster Kite Festival

Leominster & Hereford Kite Festival, Berrington Hall

July 9 - July 10
Berrington Hall will see the return of The Hereford and Leominster Kite Festival in July. Either bring your own kite, or watch hundreds of kites take to the air. The...

Staycity Opens in Paris La Défense

Leading aparthotel operator, Staycity, has opened the doors to its sixth property in France, in the heart of the capital’s cosmopolitan tourist hotspot – Paris La Défense. On the doorsteps…

Bibby Jackson Elected to Destination Mekong Board

Mark Bibby Jackson, founder of Travel Begins at 40, was elected to the Destination Mekong Board on 3 June, as an Executive Board Member. Bibby Jackson has been working closely…

BWH Joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

With more than 4,000 hotels in nearly 100 countries, BWH Hotel Group is demonstrating its commitment to environmental and social responsibility by joining the Sustainable…

Join Conservation Work at Thanda Safari

As part of Thanda Safari’s Big Five safari offering guests seeking a more immersive, impactful safari experience are invited to join in the conservation work being carried out daily…



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Experience Sea Eagles, Whirlpools at Airds Scotland

Airds Hotel & Restaurant in Port Appin, Argyll has launched private boat charters for guests this summer. There’s no better way to discover the splendour of Scotland’s glorious…

Reimagining Wellness at Shinta Mani Wild

Staying true to its name, the Cambodian luxury jungle camp Shinta Mani Wild – A Bensley Collection, has created an all-inclusive wellness programme to ignite your adventurous spirit and reconnect…

Art and Culture at Tuscany Now & More

Tuscany Now & More is delighted to be launching new art and culture experiences for Summer/Autumn 2022. The opportunity of a lifetime for art lovers, travellers can gain rare insight into the vibrant art…

137 Pillars House Well-Being Retreat

Immersing yourself in nature is one of the best ways to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul and re-energize the spirit. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, a leading luxury all-suite boutique resort in northern Thailand…

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