Tag: Europe

VLM plane

VLM launches two new services to Belgium from Manchester Airport

Belgian airline VLM is launching services from Manchester to Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges from October 2018. The airline will serve Antwerp twice daily Monday to Friday, with daily flights over the weekend, while the Ostend-Bruges service will operate once a day. It is the first time that Manchester will have a […]

Pontoon in the Sky

Pic du Midi: Walking in the clouds on the Pontoon in the Sky

The Pontoon in the Sky is the latest attraction at the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrenees. Anyone who has been to the Step into the Void – the glass box high above Chamonix – at The Aiguille du Midi will know the drill. Whereas you are indoors and wearing […]

Arc 1950

Get set for spring skiing in Arc 1950

Spring brings warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine, making skiing conditions ideal for a magical end to the season. Arc 1950 Le Village is a car-free, family-friendly resort where everything is planned to ensure that guests of all ages can make the most of their holiday. Different services including a crèche, ski lessons for all […]

Thomas Cook adds Liverpool Airport package deals

Thomas Cook has launched eight destinations for package customers looking to travel from Liverpool John Lennon Airport next summer – the first time in over ten years the company has offered holidays from Liverpool. Holidays to the popular hotspots of Lanzarote, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, Majorca, Algarve, Naples, Dalaman […]

Primera Air

Primera Air launches flights from Manchester to Malaga

Low-cost airline Primera Air is launching new flights from Manchester to Malaga for winter 2018. The flights will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from October with fares starting from €35 (£31) one way. Primera Air chief commercial officer, Anastasija Visnakova, said: “Historically, Malaga is […]

The Vendee: Beaches, bikes and blue skies in west France

Pedal power is big business in the Vendee. The region in mid-west France will become the focus of the cycling world in July when it hosts Le Grand Depart – the start of the Tour de France. For the amateur enthusiast or total novice, the family-friendly flat landscape has been […]

Le Signe du Triomphe at Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou: ‘The best theme park you have never heard of’

Puy du Fou is the best theme park in the world you have never heard of. The second most popular visitor attraction in France – after Disneyland Paris, of course – and voted the best park in the world at international awards. No slightly past-their-best roller-coasters at this theme park; […]

Crystal Ski Holidays named Best Ski Company at British Travel Awards

Crystal Ski Holidays has been named winner of Best Ski & Winter Sports Holiday Company in the prestigious 2017 British Travel Awards (BTA). The announcement was made at a glamorous awards ceremony in London and attended by more than 1,000 travel industry professionals, including representatives from all leisure travel genres and […]

Blue Air plane

Blue Air launches Liverpool to Palma service

Blue Air has launched a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Palma de Mallorca for summer 2018. The Blue Air flights will start in June 2018, with twice weekly departures on Wednesdays and Saturdays through to the end of September 2018 with fares from just £68.10 one-way, included […]

Hamburg waterfront

48 hours in Hamburg: Avoid the Reeperbahn to grab a free ride

‘Hamburg? You’ll be going to the Reeperbahn then?” No. Really don’t bother. The Reeperbahn is Hamburg’s notorious ‘sex street’ lined with bars and brothels. There is even a sex shop above McDonald’s (cue Happy Meal gags!). In reality it’s a dual carriageway that’s crass, noisy and intimidating. Best to have […]