French ski resorts on slippery slope with €15 million energy bills: Here’s how they’re cutting costs

French ski resorts on slippery slope with €15 million energy bills: Here's how they're cutting costs

Ski resorts across Europe are gearing up for their biggest winter season since COVID struck, but soaring energy prices may throw another spanner in the works. Electricity is key to keep resorts ticking, from lighting up chalets to running ski lifts like clockwork. All this is costing more and more, however, jeopardizing the reopening of … Read more

France’s public and private sectors race to adapt as winter energy crisis looms

France's public and private sectors race to adapt as winter energy crisis looms

Both the French government and the private sector have been forced to find ways to adapt as gas and electricity prices have risen steadily for months, threatening several sectors with shutdowns in a bid to reduce costs – including swimming pools, gymnasiums and ski resorts. As autumn approaches, Europe’s energy crisis is affecting several sectors … Read more

The energy crisis is about to make your ski holiday unaffordable

The energy crisis is about to make your ski holiday unaffordable

Other resorts have been reported to be struggling financially. Courchevel is considering renting its iconic Office du Tourisme building in the center of 1850, to a jewelery boutique specializing in Rolex watches. The move would raise funds for the popular Three Valleys resort, which is reported to be in debt after Covid pandemic followed by … Read more

cheap hotels france budget summer holiday family

cheap hotels france budget summer holiday family

When is a family budget hotel not a family budget hotel? When it is in the heart of champagne country, the desk staff cheerfully book you a table at the local brasserie and there are Parisian boulangerie-class croissants adorning your breakfast table. My partner Tim spent the holidays of his youth at French budget and … Read more

The cheapest and most expensive cities in Europe to visit this year

The cheapest and most expensive cities in Europe to visit this year

It may seem paradoxical, but a trip to Europe may be a way to save money on travel this year. Amid has global scramble to find ways to save money while traveling, hotel rates dropped in many European cities. Average airfares originating from the United States are also down, according to travel specialists. Another boon … Read more

10 Cheap Places To Travel To From Canada Over Labor Day Weekend In 2022

10 Cheap Places To Travel To From Canada Over Labor Day Weekend In 2022

If you’re dreading the end of summer, you can end the season on a high note with a cheap last minute vacation from Canada. Travel agency KAYAK recently shared the cheapest destinations for Canadians to fly to over the Labor Day weekend, including tons of bucket-list-worthy domestic and international spots. To determine the locations, KAYAK … Read more

How much does it cost to travel full time? Here’s what one country couple

How much does it cost to travel full time?  Here's what one country couple

Ernestas Tyminas felt “stuck” in his role as a marketing manager at a newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colorado. So he requested two months off to backpack through Asia, he said, landing in Beijing in January 2019. “On the first day … I meet this one,” he said, gesturing to Darina Karpitskaya, sitting by his side. … Read more

Logos to develop $100m Qantas pilot training facility in St Peters

Logos to develop $100m Qantas pilot training facility in St Peters

Qantas is planning to open a $100 million purpose-built training center of “state significance” in Sydney’s south. With the backing of the New South Wales government, the center will train pilots across its current and future fleets, including ultra-long-range flights to cities like New York, London and Paris. The multimillion-dollar simulation facility will be partly … Read more

Are Europe Travel Restrictions Really Over? What We Learned During Covid

Are Europe Travel Restrictions Really Over?  What We Learned During Covid

The entrance to the Port of Dover in the UK on December 21, 2020—what have we learned after 2 years … [+] of travel restrictions? AFP via Getty Images Since Europe first implemented travel restrictions relating to Covid-19, it has been an incredibly eventful two years in the world of travel (sometimes just in terms … Read more

Bondi, Melbourne, Brisbane: Australia destinations overseas visitors can’t pronounce properly

Bondi, Melbourne, Brisbane: Australia destinations overseas visitors can't pronounce properly

Tourists coming to Australia are often baffled by many of our place names and commonly mangle the pronunciation of some of the country’s most popular destinations, new research has found. Sydney’s Bondi may be Australia’s most famous and busiest beach – with 1.7 million international visitors a year in 2018 according to Destination New South … Read more