Airlines to Ban Emotional Support Animals?

The US Department of Transportation has requested a more rigid regulation on emotional support animals admitted on board. Airlines said the number of support animals…

Spanish Storm Gloria Claims 13 Lives

A Spanish storm that has wreaked havoc in parts of the country has left 13 people dead, authorities claim. Storm Gloria struck the Balearic Islands over the weekend of 18…

China Coronavirus : Causes Major Travel Disruption

The China coronavirus which has so far claimed more than 80 lives is set to cause major travel disruption in the world’s most populous country in the build up to…

When Is Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season?

Planning your dream vacation to the Far East? You can’t miss the Japan cherry blossom season, which falls in March and April. Springtime in Japan means one thing: blooming cherry…

Broadway Week

Broadway Week 2020, New York, USA

January 21 - February 9
One of the Big Apple’s most popular events, Broadway Week, takes place in late January to early February coinciding with a plethora of other offers, making New York much more...

In The Round 2020, Roundhouse London

January 23 - February 1
In recent years, the Roundhouse has done a little mid-winter shapeshifting. The great Victorian hemisphere in Camden Town, now one of London’s most cherished rock venues...
Sundance Film Festival film festivals

Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2020

January 23 - February 2
Held in late January / early February each year the Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the US. Along with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), Cannes,...
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2020, Global

January 25 - January 30
Chinese New Year is undoubtedly China’s pre-eminent and most intense festive period characterised by sumptuous family meals, the colour red, paper lanterns and lots...
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Up Helly Aa, Shetlands, 2020

January 28
If you want to see a horde of Vikings parading through the streets, before burning a galley boat and then making merry for 12 hours, Up Helly Aa is the festival for you...
Singapore Bicentennial Chingay Parade

Chingay Parade Singapore, 2020

January 31 - February 1
There is no event that encapsulates the multi-cultural nature of Singapore than the Chingay Parade, held each year during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Literally meaning...
Bruges Beer Festival Belgium

Bruges Beer Festival 2020 Belgium

February 1 - February 2
Since its first edition in 2007 the Bruges Beer Festival (“Brugs Bierfestival” in Flemish) has earned itself a reputation as one of Belgium’s best beer festivals, and that is saying something ...

Tapati Rapa Nui (Easter Island) 2020, Chile

February 1 - February 15
How about a festival on one of the most remote islands in the world? Easter Island’s Tapati is a celebration in a place that is fascinating to explore between events....

Glen Dye Launches Scottish Micro Festivals

The owners of the 30,000 acre Glen Dye estate are introducing new ways to connect with nature and ignite creativity with a series of micro festivals led by experts including…

Ffestiniog Travel and the Eco-Mindful Traveller

As people bec…ome more aware of their personal carbon footprint and general impact on the environment a change in holiday habits is fast becoming apparent as individuals

Aurora Hot Air Ballooning and Stargazing

A new way to experience the Northern Light in Swedish Lapland has been launched allowing guests to float into the Arctic skies and hover amongst the stars, in search of…

Walk the Menalon Trail in Greece

On Foot Holidays’ latest handpicked hike across Europe is a week-long adventure across Greece’s mainland – the lesser-known Peloponnese. On Foot has worked with the creators…


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