Our expert guide to the Languedoc

Or travel by train from London to Montpellier via Paris, which takes about seven hours (returns from £120; voyages-sncf.com). Pure France has a good selection of holiday villas (purefrance.com) and Creme-de-languedoc.com offers the fullest English-language coverage of the region. For a regional …
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Mediterranean cruise features traditional sightseeing, unexpected memories

The Sistine Chapel and Venice, Italy, were responsible for getting my wife and me onto the Riviera, an Oceania cruise ship. … small group tour of the Vatican, which included our objective of finally visiting the Sistine Chapel, where the College of Cardinals has gathered to elect a new pope since 1492.
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Success for Advent in Šibenik, Single Plastic-Free Christmas Market in Croatia

The Advent programme in Šibenik, cleverly titled Adventura, recorded more than 65.000 visitors this time around, reports ŠibenikIN on January 6, 2018. The impressive number of visitors makes for a 30% increase in traffic compared with 2016, but also proves that Šibenik isn't just a summer hotspot …
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Think safety first, not cost, in corporate travel, security expert urges Hong Kong firms

These all have an “insignificant travel security risk”. They are followed by Australia, Sweden, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, which are labelled as “low travel risk”. At the other end of the spectrum, there is an extreme security risk in visiting parts of Libya, South Sudan, …
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The best family holidays in France in 2018

Château le Mas de Montet in Petit-Bersac is a marvellous, partially ivy-covered château with turrets, ten comfy rooms and a great outdoor pool. As well as offering a kids' club, there's childcare and babysitting, all for an extra charge. But it's the lovely pool terrace surrounded by a lawn, combined with the …
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More Women Traveling Solo for Personal Growth and Adventure

Like Mary Block, who is a Spanish teacher and a married mother of two middle school-aged children in Atlanta. She has taken several solo trips, including a 10-day trip to Spain to sharpen her Spanish-speaking skills. "You don't have a choice when [you travel] alone, but at some point you end up having …
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Visiting Italy in all its glory

Have you ever followed up on one of those “special savings deals” for overseas travel? This offer to “nab some of the biggest savings we've seen for Italy this year” seemed too good to be true, but it wasn't! Our nine-day express tour of Venice, Florence and Rome door-to-door from Tucson was a relative …
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Croatian National Tourist Board Allocates 9 Million Kunas for Tourism Projects

The Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) has announced three public calls for programmes through which it will allocate grants in the amount of nine million kunas, with the aim of improving the tourism offer, creating a recognizable image of Croatian tourism, and extending the tourism season, …
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Greek court rules 2 Macedonians should be extradited

They were arrested at the airport of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki in October after allegedly being found with forged Bulgarian travel documents. Konstantinos Chadziioannou, the lawyer representing the two, told The Associated Press he was appealing Friday's decision to the Supreme Court.
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