I love colours. The more colours the better. This is also one of the reasons why I love Sicily. I love Sicily for the smell, for the taste, for the people, for the sea, for the culture, and for the colourful ceramics which can be met everywhere and with every step you take.
Even if we already closed this winter season 2020/21 and started promoting summer 2021, our Austrian winter sports men and women did EXCELLENT promotion for Austria as a skiing and winter GOLD and consequently TOP destination. A balance of an absolutely great winter for Austria as a winter sports nation.
Last week I was writing about slow travel and about travelling back to the roots. In the Italian region Emilia Romagna there are plenty of possibilities to travel back to the roots, to travel to the places where excellent food is coming from.... and so much more.
How will tourism look like in times of Covid-19 and thereafter? An interesting and exciting question at the same time that is discussed with hoteliers, with tourist boards, with travel agents and tour operators - shortly said with everyone who is somehow involved in tourism, which are quite a lot of people. The Austrian travel-journalist Eckart Mandler got the Columbus award 2020-21 and he pretty much sums it up: We will have to take the responsibility for our travels.
Even if the whole winter season is so different and even not existing this year, one thing did and does not change: the first months of the year are completely dedicated to negotiating and preparing the contracts for the next winter season. The big question is: How will the hotel rates change? Will there be extra-super-great specials and discounts?
It was Dec 7, 2005 when I entered the Melur office for my very first working day, not really knowing what was expecting me. What would be my work? How will be my colleagues... and not to forget: is there a dresscode and do I need this very official business outfit?
It is time to introduce you a "must", a place that is rightfully included in every skier's wishlist: Val di Fassa.
Over the time – 15 years - working now in the tourism industry I have met certain trends in hotel design which took my attention and that made me think: which is actually MY style that makes me feel most comfortable?
One of the most famous sweet dishes of Austria is the Kaiserschmarren. For now, you can only try to cook it yourself at home. But, once you come to Austria, you can taste it yourself... or join a cooking class. Check out the recipe taken from the "Sacher" cook book....
The most beautiful way to travel is for me moving, discovering different places and getting to know new people and cultures. So, the saying “the route is the goal” is so perfectly true for me. But there are many ways how you can move during your trip.