Hamburg’s “Miniature Wonderland” is an exhibit that includes the world’s largest model railroad system, the world’s largest model airport – and hundreds of tiny scenes from real life. More info
Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, recently launched its theme song, titled “The Wings of Europe”, specially dedicated to the carrier and its guests.
Calling all thrill-seeking ski bunnies: at the end of the month, Airbnb is giving away two nights in the penthouse atop Oslo’s Holmenkollen ski jump.
The site of multiple Winter Olympics and World Championship competitions the “World’s most modern ski jump” is 60 meters high, but don’t get any ideas about an epic ride. Only pros are allowed to use the ramp.
If you think you can handle the height, submit 100 words on why you’d like to stay the night by March 16 and win a one night stay at the Holmenkollen ski-jump on Airbnb.
When we travel we may need to rent something, like a bike, some skies, a boat to get to an island, a quad to run through the dunes, a private car to go somewhere where public transport does not reach… nothing to write home about. More info
The disaster of 2011, an earthquake and successive tsunami, that devastated the Tohoku coastline, killed thousands, and resulted in the worst nuclear crisis in a generation, also brought Japan’s tourism industry to its knees. Growing concerns about radiation discouraged scores of tourists from visiting Japan. More info
Commemorating the 125th anniversary of the death of the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh, the tourist boards of the Netherlands, Belgium and France programmed, under the leadership of Van Gogh Europe, a series of events including exhibitions, meetings, festivals, and tours to honor the artist throughout 2015.
More and more couples looking to give their wedding an original touch are discovering Mexico. More info
The Award for Platinum Quality Coast, the largest certification programme in the world, for 2014-2015 goes to the Portuguese archipelago of nine islands – Azores. The award identifies destinations that stand out in regard to sustainable tourism. This is the first time such an award is being presented. More info
Beach vacations are popular among tourists. However, more and more travelers discover that snow and skiing can be just as awesome as sun and swimming if not more so. With charming accommodations and delicious food, there is no downside. More info
Scientists have been trying for some time to figure out why the inhabitants of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia live on average longer than people in the rest of Europe. An unprecedentedly high percentage of the Sardinians are older than eighty years. According to the study recently published in Nature journal, genes, climate, food but also Sardinian red wine are the reasons behind the long life. More info