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What’s new in the Austrian Tirol for 2014-15

What’s new in the Austrian Tirol for 2014-15

As summer seems to get shorter and shorter, the ski resorts start gearing up for another successful winter season. Here’s a snapshot of the latest news for 2014-15 from across the Austrian Tirol region, including new hotels, improvements to ski lift infrastructure and tour operator additions.

Exsus puts Fiji at the heart of luxury family adventures

Exsus puts Fiji at the heart of luxury family adventures

Adventurous families looking for the next big trip should shrug off the back to school doldrums and plan to cast-away to Fiji for the ultimate, unforgettable paradise-found holiday.

Walk up an appetite on two new Italian treks

Walk up an appetite on two new Italian treks

Hedonistic Hiking has already created the perfect recipe for an idyllic, food-lovers’ holiday - a healthy and fun itinerary of walking through wonderful scenery, a generous helping of local seasonal produce, and of course an ample splash of wine to wash it all down.

Viva la Revolucion - A musical New Year in Cuba

Viva la Revolucion - A musical New Year in Cuba

Songlines Music Travel has created the ultimate 16-day trip to Cuba to experience a New Year’s Eve like no other, partying in a local bar in Havana, away from the tourists; New Year’s Day is also the island’s National Day when you will be able to join in the celebrations in the capital city.

Spend New Year in the Heart of Herefordshire

Spend New Year in the Heart of Herefordshire

The Pilgrim Country House Hotel near Ross-on-Wye – owned by former England and British Lions rugby player Steve Boyle – has created a special New Year package for those who like to combine revelling with a healthy stroll in the Herefordshire countryside.

Rail trails initiative encourages visitors to sit back the enjoy the Welsh scenery

Rail trails initiative encourages visitors to sit back the enjoy the Welsh scenery

Visitors to Mid and North Wales are being encouraged to park their car and take the train in a new sustainable transport and tourism initiative.

Holiday homes with Downton Abbey style (and service)

Holiday homes with Downton Abbey style (and service)

For Downton Abbey fans with drawing room envy, or who yearn for a snooker room, Cumbrian Cottages has some grand country houses where you can live like Lord Grantham, even if it is only for a weekend.

VIP SKI unveils new luxury accommodation

VIP SKI unveils new luxury accommodation

As a brand new next-door neighbour to the perpetually popular Farmhouse, Val d’Isere’s latest chalet, La Petite Ferme, is already shaping up to be the hottest new holiday pad.

Leaf peeping in Switzerland: Closer than New England

Leaf peeping in Switzerland: Closer than New England

New England may have made a business out of its autumn foliage – there are websites and tour operators dedicated to watching the trees turn golden hues – but it's a long way for Europeans to go to simply admire leaves, which is why it's good to know it's not essential to cross the Atlantic to enjoy this annual phenomenon.

Adult only riding holidays on offer this autumn

Adult only riding holidays on offer this autumn

When the summer comes to a close many ranches across North America cater specifically to grown ups, various adult only weeks ideal for the new breed of "framily" travellers.

Welcome to the hot tub

Welcome to the hot tub

We all know the best bit of a ski holiday is the apres-ski and relaxing post-piste just became a whole lot more luxurious, with eight brand new hot tubs added to VIP SKI chalets in Val d'Isere.

Costa del Smash: Brits abroad fail to recognise foreign road signs

UK drivers fail to identify half of foreign road signs (46%), according to revealing new research from Insurance4CarHire (I4CH).

EU city breaks where luxury costs less

EU city breaks where luxury costs less

New research from travel search engine Kayak.co.uk, looks at the cost of five star hotel stays in different cities across the European Union; finding that five star digs come on a shoestring in Warsaw while luxury in London breaks the bank.

Sixth outing for Gibraltar's Charity Cardboard Boat Race - The best year yet?

Sixth outing for Gibraltar's Charity Cardboard Boat Race - The best year yet?

The sixth edition of Gibraltar’s Charity Cardboard Boat Race took place in Ocean Village Marina on Saturday 23 August. Main organisers William Tilley Lodge RAOB, entrants and spectators all agreed it was a vintage year.

Dove Cottage to recreate rustic fair of yesteryear

Dove Cottage to recreate rustic fair of yesteryear

Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum will be recreating a Grasmere event of yesteryear on September 6 when it stages its September Fair.