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Wedding of Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic will be held in Turkey

This autumn will be the last girlhood period for the Russian celebrity Maria Sharapova: Russian sports star and the brightest society lioness will soon put on a wedding dress. Wedding of the famous Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova and basketball star Sasha Vujacic will be held in Turkey on November 10.


One of the largest music festivals will take place in Madrid. From July 1 to August 19 «Clásicos en Verano» festival invites all lovers of classical music to the capital of Spain. This year the largest European classical music festival «Clásicos en Verano» celebrates its 25th anniversary and promises to be one of the brightest in the history.

Hundreds of rental houses can be closed in Ireland

Owners of many rental houses in Ireland could lose their revenue due to the new law requirements. A special act, adopted by the government in 2009, requires owners of all types of rental properties built before 1963 to improve the quality of its services. In particular, each apartment in the house must have its own bathroom.

Switzerland: Gurten festival in Bern

For over forty years tourists and musicians from all over the world come in summer to Bern, the capital of Switzerland, to the Gurten music festival. Festival got its name because of the Gurten Mountains, which is located right in the city and local people are very proud of this fact.

Vikings’ week in Sweden

In southern Sweden in the province of Skåne is located the third largest city in the country - Malmo. As a major cultural and commercial center it always attracts the attention of tourists from all over Europe. One of the Malmö attractions is the largest in Scandinavia open-air Foteviken archaeological museum, which is located near the city.

Orthodox Church has been reopened in Nice

On July 1, 2012 all Orthodox Christians of France and the whole Western Europe will celebrate a great event. After nine months of reconstruction Russian St. Nicholas Cathedral in Nice was reopened. It is the biggest Orthodox cathedral outside Russia.

Germany: B-Parade instead of Love Parade?

After two years of break the infamous Love Parade festival of techno music backs to Germany, however in different format. On July 21 B-Parade (new name of the music festival) will be held in Berlin. In addition to its name Love Parade has also changed its concept.

McArthurGlen reports about tourism shopping boom

One of the largest European retailers - McArthurGlen - reported about the boom of tourism shopping in its stores. McArthurGlen outlets, where are presented the most famous world fashion brands, for the first 4 months of 2012 recorded growth of sales among international travelers by 62%.

Strawberry carnival will be organized in Finland

The town of Suonenjoki is located in the south-east Finland. However Suonenjoki is really small, it has quite official status of the capital… the capital of strawberries.

Cyprus: Greek drama on the island

This summer Cyprus welcomes all the fans of Melpomene. The traditional 16th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2012 will be held on the island from 1 to 27 July. The festival takes place throughout the Greek part of Cyprus, but the main events and performances take place in Paphos Ancient Odeon (Paphos), Curium Theatre (Limassol) and Makarios III Amphitheatre (Nicosia).

Norway will troll tourists

Trollstigen (Troll’s footpath), which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway, this weekend received the official status of the national tourist route. Trollstigen is an artificial mountain road connecting the town of Åndalsnes in the Rauma municipality and Valldal town in the municipality of Nordahl. Construction of the Troll’s footpath began in 1928 and lasted for eight years. This project was called insane, but on July 31, 1936 the King Haakon VII personally opened the new road and named it Trollstigen.

Paramount Theme Park was founded in Spain

At the end of May a symbolic ceremony of laying the first foundation stone of the Paramount Theme Park, which promises to be the largest amusement park in Spain. It is planned that construction of the Paramount Theme Park will end within 3 years in 2015.
Greece, Rodos

Greece returns tourists back by discounts

Greece, a country that has everything, is now experiencing hard times in its history. The financial crisis that has affected almost all sectors of the Greek economy also affected tourism. Holiday industry in Greece is one of the major sources of income for the country. The share of tourism in the GDP of Greece is around 17%.
Portugal, cape Kabo de Rocas

What's good for foreigners in Portugal?

Many foreigners vacationing in Portugal prefer to travel Portugal has been one of the major tourist destinations in Europe. Portuguese housing sector is always ready to offer tourists a wide range of opportunities for recreation whether it is a villa in Algarve, Lisbon apartments or private hotel in Porto. And as in any other country in the world Portugal has its pluses and minuses. The Portugal News edition decided to find out how critical they are for foreigners.

Holidays in Turkey: Marmaris without "all inclusive"

"All inclusive" is one of the main features, which attract tourists in Turkey. Hundreds of hotels, villas and apartments in Turkey position themselves as "all inclusive". There is even a special grading of hotels, which allows to determine, where the "all inclusive" service is the fullest.

Norwegian wood attracted Kravitz and Sting

Annual rock festival Norwegian Wood will be held in the capital of Norway, Oslo, from 14 to 17 June, 2012. The aim of this event is to provide young and unknown bands for an opportunity to play for big audience, as well as gain priceless experience by communicating with the world-famous rock stars.

"Flood" will happen on

Unique celebration will be held on Cyprus on June 4, 2012. The Cataclysmos (Κατακλυσμός) or the Flood has been celebrated on the island for nearly two thousand years and has no analogues in other countries. Festival is linked with the Orthodox calendar and is celebrated on the fiftieth day after the Easter on the Day of the Holy Trinity.

Portuguese airports stimulate online shopping

Airports in Portugal decided to become among the first in Europe to offer its passengers a new service - shopping on the Internet platform designed specifically for air travelers.

Canaries in July: festival on Fuerteventura beaches

On July 6 Fuerteventura, one of the most popular Spanish resort islands, which is part of the Canary Islands archipelago, will host music festival Fuerteventura en Musica - FEM 2012.

Britain ask tourists to stay

VisitEngland national tourism agency decided to start the large-scale advertising campaign to promote holidays in the UK. Talking about the virtues of vacations on the beautiful austere British Isles the authors hoped to attract by this advertising concept at least some part of the multi-million flow of British tourists from hot resorts in Spain, Italy and Greece.

Apartment rentals in Norway are getting more expensive

Average apartment rental price (for one sq m. per year) in Norway in the 1st quarter of 2012 for each segment: 1-bedroom apartment: 2027 NOK 2-bedroom apartment: 1399 NOK 3-bedroom apartment: 1157 NOK 4-bedroom apartment: 952 NOK 5-bedroom apartment: 843 NOK
Restaurant in Spain

World’s best restaurants 2012

At the end of April 2012 British publication Restaurant has published another list of the best restaurants on the planet - The World's 50 Best Restaurants. This rating has been published since 2002 and over the last ten years could become one of the most respected in the world.

Festival of wine horses will be held in Spain

During May 1-5 in the old Spanish town of Caravaca de la Cruz in the Murcia province will be held one of the most famous religious festivals in Spain. Caravaca de la Cruz festival has a very long history.

The Netherlands will celebrate the Queen's Birthday

On April 30 the Netherlands will celebrate its most important holiday – Queen Juliana’s Birthday. The story about the queens and their birthdays is quite confusing. The fact is that the Queen Juliana is not the currently ruler.

Rhodes will host the Greek Forum

On April 18, 2012 the Greek Forum will begin for the sixth time on the Greek island of Rhodes. It is one of the most important events of the year dedicated to the development of Russian-Greek tourism.

May in Barcelona: San Miguel music festival

Five-day San Miguel Primavera Sound 2012 music festival will begin on May 30, 2012 in one of the most interesting and exciting cities in Europe - the Catalonian capital Barcelona. This is a large-scale important European music event because, according to many critics, Primavera Sound is the best urban music festival. It's a great achievement considering the fact that the festival will be held just for the 12th time.

10 unique destinations for weddings and honeymoons

Everyone is waiting for summer - the hottest time not only for recreation and travels, but also for the wedding photographers. So, the famous British newspaper Daily Mail published a list of the ten most unique places to spend an exotic honeymoon.

Gauthier bought an apartment in Greece

One of the most famous French designers of our time - Jean-Paul Gaultier - has become the owner of real estate in the center of Athens. Couturier has bought an apartment (maisonette) on the 6th and 7th floors of the mansion in the historic center of the Greek capital. One of the main reasons for buying an apartment in Athens was a magnificent view of the Acropolis, which opens from its veranda.

Leipzig: from car to the free public transport

Leipzig intends to find an unusual approach to solve transportation problems in the city. Leipzig authorities decided to reduce the impact of emissions on the environment and avoid multiple traffic jams with the help of public transport. Starting from April 10 for four days the all public transport n the city will be free.

Holidays in Nauru: feeling thin

The small island nation of Nauru located in the South Pacific has decided to attract tourists with unusual promo. "Feel yourself thin!" - this slogan was selected for the advertising company on Nauru.
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