Salzburg Christmas Market

Salzburg Christmas Market 2022

November 17, 2022 - January 1, 2023
If you are planning to take a trip to a Christmas market this year, you could do far worse than travelling to Austria’s world-heritage city Salzburg, home of Mozart. Currently,...
Winchester Christmas Market

Winchester Christmas Market 2022

November 18 - December 22
A highlight of the festive season, Winchester Christmas Market opens on 17 November. Since 2006 the market has been recognised as one of the leading Christmas Festivals...
Stockholm Christmas Market Gamla Stan

Stockholm Christmas Market 2022, Sweden

November 19 - December 23
Few cities embrace the festive spirit as wholeheartedly as the Swedish capital. The Stockholm Christmas Market is not just a solitary affair but a series of gatherings that appear across...

Dresden Christmas Market 2022: Striezelmarkt

November 23 - December 24
This year, once more the Dresden Christmas Market, or Striezelmarkt, will take over the Saxon Baroque city for the 587th time. Originating in 1434, Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest...
Brussels Christmas Market 2018

Brussels Christmas Market 2022

November 25, 2022 - January 1, 2023
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...
Toulouse Christmas Market

Toulouse Christmas Market 2022, France

November 25 - December 25
France’s fourth largest city becomes a winter wonderland each December for the Toulouse Christmas Market. The Place du Capitole is transformed from 25 November to 25 December...
Hornbill Festival

Hornbill Festival 2022 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 2022

December 7 - December 17
Each December the Turkish city of Konya will host one of the most exquisite ceremonies of spirituality with the mesmerising beauty of the Whirling Dervishes...
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental 2022 Opening

December 8, 2022 - April 10, 2023
December 8 marks the opening of the ski season at the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental in the Wilder Kaiser region of Austria. SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental The SkiWelt Wilder...
Antwerp Christmas Market, Belgium

Antwerp Christmas Market 2022, Belgium

December 9, 2022 - January 14, 2023
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...
Beverley Christmas Festival

Beverley Festival of Christmas 2022

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT
The hugely popular Beverley Festival of Christmas, in East Yorkshire, has grown from a small market to one of the largest festive celebrations...

Royal Barge Procession 2022, 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...

Mark Bibby Jackson: Climate Friendly Travel Podcast

Travel Begins at 40 founder and editor Mark Bibby Jackson was interviewed this month by Ged Brown, of Low Season Traveller, as part …

Travel Plan Booker PlatformLaunches

A unique, all-in-one, online travel booking platform,, has officially launched. The one-of-a-kind platform provides you with all the tools…

Luxury London Hotels Joins RightRooms

Luxury London hotels Great Scotland Yard Hotel, a member of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Sea Containers London and one hundred shoreditch are the newest…

Witness the Wild at Patagonia Park Argentina

This December, travellers in pursuit of unique nature experiences are invited to witness the wild at Patagonia Park Argentina. Large-scale rewilding with brand new trails…



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New Climate-positive Travel in Skellefteå

The world’s tallest hotel made almost exclusively from wood, has now opened for guests at the birthplace of cross-country skiing – Skellefteå. Perfect for couples and families, a five-day Wood…

The MoonWalk Iceland 2023

Travel to the stunning shores of Lake Myvatn and take part in The MoonWalk Iceland, a midnight marathon that raises much needed money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes….

Experience the Trans-Bhutan Trail Responsibly

Activist holiday company Responsible Travel has launched two local-guided Trans-Bhutan Trail adventures to mark the reopening of the trail. The 403-kilometre trail reopened in March 2022 for the first time in…

A New Beginning for Bhutan

Reopening to tourism for the first time since March 2020, the land of the thunder dragon will once again invite visitors to discover its awe-inspiring landscapes, nurturing people and incomparable…

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