Spain: the First Destination for Christmas Vacation

Brits leaving the UK for the Christmas holidays are opting for a festive fiesta over the traditional white Christmas, swapping mulled wine for sangria and Christmas pud for paella in the Costas. 

Surprisingly, Spain has beaten traditional festive favourites across the globe, including shoppers’ paradise New York, snowy ski resorts in the Alps and family-friendly Florida to take the top spot in 2012. Continue reading

Iceland events calendar reaches climax

3854436136_703efa5fd5The list of big summer events in Reykjavik has come to a head with last Saturday’s Culture Night – but summer events are only a small part of the Icelandic capital’s year-round roster.

Reykjavik’s yearly Culture Night happened on Saturday with events taking place all over the city all day and all night. Iceland has a packed schedule of interesting cultural and sporting events throughout the year, and Culture Night is the biggest of them all. Continue reading

Autumn presents golden opportunity to visit Iceland

autumn-1Is autumn the most beautiful season? Or does its promise of looming winter make it the most depressing? Visit Iceland this autumn, and you’ll soon see that its unrivalled beauty can convert even the harshest cynic. And besides, winter’s not that bad anyway, right?!

It is the time of year when nature is at her most colourful and when a bit of sensible clothing means you can get out and about without getting too cold and without the throngs of summer tourists. In autumn the red and gold leaves are interspersed with mushrooms and an abundance of tasty berries used by locals to sweeten up daily life for centuries. Continue reading

Last minute deals to France for last week of school holidays

Families who are looking for a last minute summer holiday can still pick up some great deals from European accommodation specialist P&V, which is offering up to 45 percent off family holidays in Europe for the rest of the school, summer holidays. These bargains are available from Saturday 22nd August to Saturday 5th September 2009.

P&V currently operates self-catering apartments and hotel accommodation throughout France, all of which are eligible for a ‘Eurobuster’ discount of at least 22 per cent. The deal has been introduced to offer the Euro-Sterling exchange rate of 2008 when holidays were at least 22 per cent cheaper than they are today. Holidays of two weeks or more will also be eligible for an additional 20 per cent long stay discount. Continue reading

Reykjavik Gay Pride rocked Iceland

gay-enewswireReykjavik’s eleventh Gay Pride event is now a mere memory, and there are a whole twelve months to wait until it happens all over again. But although Pride is over, Iceland does not forget about it.

Around 80,000 people converged on central Reykjavik on Saturday to enjoy the eleventh annual Reykjavik Gay Pride parade and the following outdoor concert with Pall Oskar, probably Iceland’s biggest pop star. Continue reading

Don’t believe the hype, says Ski-Direct – ski holidays don’t have to break the bank this year

Ski-DirectSki-Direct.co.uk offers reassurance to customers concerned by reports of a rise in ski holiday prices for the 2009-10 winter ski season. As experts in booking family and group skiing holidays, the ski specialists have already put together a range of bargain ski holidays that offer significant savings to customers.

Jon Pearce of www.ski-direct.co.uk says: “We think recent reports of a possible rise in prices are irresponsible in an already sensitive market. No-one is pretending that the low rate of the pound to the euro is helping matters, but we are seeing that customers still want to have a special ski holiday and are putting a lot of effort into saving money wherever they can.”
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Better duty free shopping at Keflavik International Airport

FLE070403-024_minniKeflavík International Airport is Iceland’s main airport and provides a vital transport link for both passengers and freight. Recent upgrades mean services are better than ever with travellers’ tax refund vouchers now valid for shopping.

Keflavik International Airport is simultaneously a relaxing and exciting environment: travellers can sit down and enjoy the airport’s comfortable ambiance or they can seize the day by taking advantage of all the great shops. Many big brands are available to travellers. Brands like Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Bvulgari, Boss, Diesel, Breidling, Tagheur and Raymond Weil are cheaper duty free at Keflavik than in many other airports and big cities; and up to 50 percent cheaper than Reykjavik. Continue reading

Season Car hire have gone live with the new online booking system

special_offer_budget_car_hireSeason Car hire have gone live with the new online booking system. The new system allow customer from anywhere around the world to book a car online whether it is budget car or a sports car they can check availability and book it online.

The car hire system was developed by carhiresystem.com which has used the latest technology AJAX power by MYSQL to provide the powerful system Continue reading

Iceland national parks should be seen to be believed

kverkfjoll7A national park is usually a part of a nation preserved and protected due to its unusual natural beauty. National parks are, by their very nature, pleasant places and always well worth a visit. In a country as naturally beautiful as Iceland, it stands to reason that the national parks are even more special.

Iceland has three national parks in the west, the southwest and the southeast of the country. Each is totally unique and each holds a special place in people’s hearts. Continue reading

Adventure Iceland with High North jeep safaris

Iceland-AdventureenwWith the low exchange rate of the Icelandic krona, tourists are visiting Iceland in their thousands and enjoying unprecedented spending power. As a result, more people are taking personalised Iceland tours and one company is going all out to make trips really special.

High North provides tours in Iceland in super jeeps with experienced and friendly guides who can organise almost any sort of tour for almost anyone. Continue reading