Brussels (TAN): Brussels Airlines has quite a few offerings up its sleeve for the upcoming summer. While it has announced an increase in flight frequencies to multiple African destinations, the airline will not just add frequencies to its existing flights but also introduce new ones to various European destinations.
The services constitute the airline’s effort to connect its flyers with its extensive continental and intercontinental network via Brussels. Continue reading Brussels Airlines plans multiple services for summer 2019
December 25 (TravelAndy): Come summer, Qatar Airways will launch direct services to Valletta, Malta – the newest addition among the airline’s European destinations.
The operations will begin on June 4, 2019, making it Qatar Airways’ first entry into the Mediterranean country. The airlines will fly an A320 aircraft to the Maltese capital daily in summer, and four times a week in winter.
Talking about the new route, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive, Qatar Airways, said the airline looked forward to introducing travellers from across the globe to the captivating city of Valletta.
December 22 (TravelAndy): Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona, effective from Feb 22, 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the recently launched route.
The deployment of the larger 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona has been timed to coincide with the Mobile World Conference taking place in the city from 25-28 February, during which Etihad Airways will provide daily flights. The airline will increase frequency to a permanent daily operation from 31 March.
The service will feature Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy cabins, configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats – a capacity increase of six seats in Business and 31 in Economy in each direction, and an increase in belly-hold cargo capacity of four tonnes.
February 13 (NotinTown.net): The Austrian capital Vienna, known for its imperial history, beautiful gardens, and magnificent palaces, received a record number of travellers from India in 2016, contributing to 115,531 overnight stays, a 28 per cent increase from 2015.
Home to legendary composers like Mozart and Beethoven, this smart metropolis with an incredible musical heritage attracted a host of music lovers, families, honeymooners and conference attendees from India during the year, said the Vienna Tourist Board. Continue reading Vienna woos young Indian tourists
Poland isn’t the first place on most people’s minds when they think of going to Europe. In this guest post, Rudradeb Mitra explains why it should be right at the top of your go-to list in Europe.
Poland is among the most underrated travel destinations in Europe. I believe it should be one of the top travel destination for travellers who seek to experience local culture, adventure and fun at a reasonable price.
September 23 (TravelAndy): Air China has started flights between its capital city, Beijing and Warsaw, the capital of Poland, from on Wednesday, said reports.
WHY I WENT
I’d met a guy from Maastricht at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport the previous year who’d said I could stay at his place if I went
WHY YOU SHOULD GO
It has the largest number of pubs per square kilometre in the Netherlands. At least that’s what my host said. It certainly looked that way to me.
But the part about the trip you’d rather not dwell on is that you could not spend more than an hour at the Louvre because you still had to see Eiffel Tower, the Montmartre and five other places by the end of the day. You also tend to skip the part about visiting St. Peter’s Basilica but not finding enough time to go to the Vatican Museum to see Sistine Chapel.
In fact, you realise later that you spent more time travelling from one place to another than taking in a particular place, especially if you were doing the trip with a tour company that promised you the “highlights” of Europe. Continue reading Give slow travel a chance
I spoke to my friend Piyush, who has just returned from a terrific trip to East Europe, on the visa process. Continue reading Schengen visa guide for Indians
Trains in Europe function in a considerably different way than they do in, say, India. So, it helps if you are somewhat aware of how things work before you get on a train in this continent. Here are 8 things to know about trains in Europe.
Great way to travel: Europe is very well-connected by the railway networks and for someone who does not have a car, trains are certainly a great way to go around and experience Europe. Continue reading 8 things to know about trains in Europe