World has welcomed 2019 in Spectacular Style!

Australia was among the first countries in the world to see in 2019, setting the bar high as an estimated one million people crowded Sydney Harbour to watch more than 100,000 pyrotechnic effects.
London’s sold-out New Year’s Eve fireworks –is always the largest dazzling riverside display in Europe. A soundtrack featuring Europe’s finest musical artists celebrated the diversity of the capital, after Big Ben chimed once more. Spectators lined the banks of the Thames to watch 70,000 projectiles made up of eight tonnes of fireworks fire into the sky from three barges and the London Eye. In Paris tourists packed into the Champs-Elysees to celebrate New Year’s Eve while the Arc de Triomphe monument became the centre piece for an incredible light display. In Berlin tens of thousands of people celebrated at the landmark Brandenburg Gate.

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Amazing results from this year’s Family Traveller Awards

Family Traveller is delighted to reveal the top family-friendly travel operators, destinations, attractions and accommodation in the fourth annual Family Traveller Awards.In a buzzing awards ceremony on Tuesday 27th November 2018, 300 guests celebrated as celebrity hosts Ronan Keating and Charlotte Hawkins presented the industry’s finest 20 family travel companies with the prestigious Family Traveller Awards trophy.This year, a record 54,000 of the general public voted for their favourite family-friendly travel operators, destinations, attractions and accommodation.

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Discover Netherlands through its Wonderful Christmas Markets

December is the time to put up decorations, lights, and the christmas trees. As well visiting different christmas markets. Compared to traditional markets in Germany, for example, Christmas markets in the Netherlands are still a relatively new concept. A rising number of cities however are organizing impressive Christmas markets in their historic city centers in preparation for the Christmas season. With additional Christmas events, the Netherlands is an excellent place to share in the Christmas spirit! Depending on your preferences, you can opt for a more intimate market, choose one with a more unique setting or check out which one isn’t too far from your home. Not sure which Christmas market would suit you best? Have a look at these 4 christmas markets surrounding the Randstad

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Party at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festivals 45th Anniversary

This year the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival will celebrate their 45th Anniversary, returning to Battersea Park 25th – 28th October 2018. With even more attractions and entertainment, this years’ event has truly evolved from a show into a “Festival” for all ages to celebrate the winter season ahead!

The Telegraph team are excited to launch new attractions including dog sledding while favourites such as the ice rink, the ‘Mount Battersea’ slope and the street food market will be given a refresh for an overall elevated experience.

As it’s their 45th birthday, the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival will be celebrating on the Friday and Saturday from 5pm with mouth-watering alpine food, impressive live acts and so much more. Read more

Menorca Mahon is the second largest natural harbour in the world

The most laid back of the Balearic Islands, Menorca is especially popular with young couples and families looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday. With over a hundred beaches to choose from all leading to crystal clear aquamarine water there is somewhere to please every one. From vast stretches of family friendly sand to wild isolated coves approachable only by boat, it is as near to paradise as you’ll get from a holiday island. Menorca is also extremely well equipped to accommodate the thousands of boats and yachts that visit every year. The island’s four superb marinas boast well over 800 berths between them and the surrounding waters offer some of the very best angling, snorkelling a diving the Mediterranean has to offer.

Stuttgart – City that full of surprises!

The provincial capital in the south of Germany offers many different and interesting things to see: Beautiful vineyards, Stuttgart Ballet, the State Opera, National Gallery and Museum of Art and very good culinaric meat and drink. So Stuttgart’s rich cultural programme will surprise you! Furthermore the many concerts, festivals and celebrations shape life in the city: starting with Cannstatter Folk Festival, Weindorf Wine Festival and the Christmas Market through to the International Animated Film Festival or the Summer Festival of Cultures. Read more

Dramatically expanding Montreux Jazz Festival

 

Montreux Jazz Festival is held annually in Switzerland in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline. It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada’s Montreal International Jazz Festival. Originally a pure jazz festival, it opened up in the 1970s and today presents artists of nearly every imaginable music style. Jazz remains an important part of the festival. Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave, Hollywood star Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop are among the headliners at this year Festival. Read more