it started when Manorhouses in the northern part of the country flung their doors open to host the public as overnight guests. Soon river cruise companies, looking to add new ships and new itineraries, began to ply the Douro River. Add in a few glasses of local wine, and a new focus on wellness, and you have a confluence of trends on the Douro River.
For sure, Norway is perceived as a safe destination, no small matter in volatile times, but that is not its main selling point: the real attraction here is nature – the fjords are unique, new cruises traverse the coastal and inland waterways, the culture is accessible, rail travel is fast, efficient and scenic and now Norway is a new star on the culinary tourism map with Michelin-starred restaurants in Oslo and Bergen.
The secret is out: Scotland’s top cities -- Edinburgh and Glasgow are wonderful. The Scottish Highlands are magical. Distillery experiences are better than ever. Golf is more accessible. It is a great destination for outdoors and adventure travel. It is also an incredible food destination as Edinburgh alone has five Michelin-starred restaurants with only a population of 500,000, say purveyors of Scottish travel products.
Agents say London and Paris, which has been hit left and right with violent incidents, are among the most resilient of cities and American travelers know that.
Even during dizzying geopolitical times, Germany stays on course. German tourism is used to success—and it spends years planning for it. Sitting on seven years’ worth of consecutive tourism growth ...