Eight New Sites Received a UNESCO Global Geopark Label

A few days ago, UNESCO’s Executive Board approved the designation of eight new sites as Geoparks, demonstrating the diversity of the planet’s geology. It has also approved the extension of three existing Geoparks. With this year’s additions, the number of sites in the Global UNESCO Geoparks Network is brought to 147 in 41 countries. The newly designated sites […]

Top 7 Most Instagrammable European Destinations in 2019

Instagram madness has been a thing for quite some time now. In fact, taking photos from the best possible angle and sharing them on Instagram can even be considered an integral part of contemporary travel. Therefore, global travel site Big 7 Travel published an official list of the “Europe’s Most Instagrammable Places 2019”. Destinations are […]

Brazil Through the Eyes of Lorena, Part 1/2: Northeastern Region

Lorena is among those people who were born with a suitcase in one hand, and an airplane ticket in the other. Unable to be in one place for too long, she’s always planning her next grand adventure. We are happy to present her inspiring story about her trip to Brazil.   My journey to Brazil started in […]

7 Tips for Conscious Travelers Overwhelmed by Climate Change

Greta Thunberg got us all thinking about climate change. How can we behave in a more conscious way when we travel? Pack a zero-waste suitcase Bring your own reusable and environmentally friendly “equipment”: reusable water bottle, reusable cup, bamboo travel utensils, fabric napkins, etc. in order to avoid using single-use plastics. Choose your means of […]

Will the Notre Dame Fire Affect Tourism in Paris?

As the whole world is in the state of shock ever since the Parisian Gothic beauty Notre Dame was hurt in a fire, one question arises among all tourism professionals: What kind of implications will this tragic event leave on the tourism industry? France is the most popular tourist destination in the world. Within it, […]

Notre Dame Fire Extinguished After Nine Hours of Struggle

Yesterday a catastrophic fire started swallowing Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, altering the city’s skyline and threatening a potent symbol of French architecture, culture, and religion. It broke out around 6.30 p.m. local time, was declared under control some nine hours after it started, and fully extinguished around 10. a.m. today. Unfortunately, the cathedral’s iconic spire and the roof didn’t survive the fire, but the […]

Tourism in Andorra to Be Less Dependent on Snow

For many winter sports enthusiasts, Andorra is a well-known and highly popular destination. In fact, its’ economy is strongly influenced by trade and tourism which generate more than 50% of the service sector, thanks to the 8.5 million annual visitors, mainly coming from France and Spain. Knowing this, it’s no wonder that, on one side, the […]

Faroe Islands: Closed for Maintenance

Tourism on the Faroe Islands has seen a 10% yearly increase in tourist numbers over the past five years. In order to ensure the sustainability of tourism in the future, Guðrið Hojgaard, director of the island’s tourist board, came up with the idea of “closing” the Faroes from 26-27 April for everyone except the 100 tourist volunteers […]

Top 3 Reasons to Visit Lustica Bay

“Once upon a time, there was a beautiful peninsula in the South Adriatic sea. An undiscovered haven; a mesmerizing stretch of land to admire on the way to Kotor Bay. Today, it’s slowly but steadily becoming the home of a new coastal town called Luštica Bay.” As the story of Luštica bay unravels, a list […]

Air Pollution Affects the Tourism Sector in Thailand

The long-reported smog in northern Thailand has finally worsened to the point of affecting the tourism sector. While some of the tourists turned to the south of the country, some have even chosen other destinations. This problem has largely been attributed to serious forest fires and agricultural burn, both in Thailand and in neighboring countries. The […]