Articles tagged with: Germany
Tonight Regent Street retailers, together with other retailers, restaurants and bars from major international cities, are embracing late night shopping, culinary experiences and entertainment.
Over 40 of the Regent Street retailers, bars and restaurants, are taking part in the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out and most of the shops will remain open until 11pm offering customers a [...]
If I was working for the tourist office for Berlin, I would be less than happy by some of the coverage that German newspapers have been giving to the city recently. Die Tageszeiting has been saying that some of those who live in the city have been complaining about tourists. Well doesn’t everyone until you become one?
The answer is when it is a major host of events or a shopping mall or even a restaurant complex. And which airport am I talking of? Munich Airport in southern Germany which has decided that it needs to be more than an airport in order to add to what marketing people love to call, “the customer experience.”
Was I hearing properly? All I wanted was a hotel room. Did the colour matter? Would colour influence whether I had a comfortable stay or not? Who knows, so, being a bit perverse for a male, I plumped for the pink thinking I would take a few pictures so that I could show my wife that such a thing exists.
Don’t countries want us to visit them? Have many got a tourism death wish that they cannot understand?
Austria has decided to follow Germany and introduce an eco- tax from January 2011 on passengers leaving from its airports. Just in time for the skiing season, the time when the largest number of visitors will be expected. They will charge €8 to fly to a European destination and €40 elsewhere. And how much will this tax bring them? Estimates vary from between €50-€70 million per year. And how much will they lose as visitors decide to go elsewhere
There has been a flurry of information released that supposedly tells us what we did during the summer. Did we holiday at home or did we go abroad and does it matter to us as the people who went anyway. The only reason we are interested in this sort of news is because of that self-satisfying feel you get in knowing whether you have done something different or whether you have been where others have gone.
Regardless of whether you’re a backpacker or a flashpacker there’s plenty to do in Germany’s cool capital and now is the time to visit: the weather is warm and dry, the city is free of the tourist hordes encountered in the ‘high season’ and for the time being prices remain below average for a European escape. What more excuse do you need? CD Traveller shows you the way to go