UK car experts list five music festivals you definitely don’t want to drive to, based on eco-friendliness, consequences for impaired driving and public transit options London, United Kingdom, 22/05/2017 – The festival season is upon us! The online used car dealership Carspring might be car fanatics, but they’ve got sense when it comes to […]

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London, United Kingdom, 22/05/2017 – The festival season is upon us! The online used car dealership Carspring might be car fanatics, but they’ve got sense when it comes to having fun responsibly with this list of five festivals perfect for leaving the car at home. Logistics experts took into account alternate public transportation options, waiting times for drivers, eco-friendliness of the festival, and fines for driving under the influence.

The results offer a down to earth take on some of the world’s most celebrated festivals:

  1. Fusion Festival, Larz, GermanyFusion Festival is Germany’s techno paradise. Set up in a former military airport, it’s one of Europe’s counter cultural-events of the year. The ethos is to experience over its four to six days a different way of living. With avant-garde art, vegetarian food, and no pre-released setlist, you’re not encouraged to star hop. Instead, free your mind and let Fusion seep its magic through your synapses.
    The best way to get to Fusion Festival: BASSLINER bus

    With this in mind, it’d seem a bit pointless bothering with driving to Fusion. Especially with group train tickets on offer from Hamburg and Berlin. You can also catch the BASSLINER bus, which links the festival with dozens of German cities. 

    2. Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal – Rocking up in a gas guzzler is no way to arrive at an eco-friendly festival. It might be in the middle of nowhere, but taking a Boom Bus from Switzerland, Belgium, Madrid, or Portugal is a much better way to get to Boom. As festival-goer Matthew Wisesays, “the bus is certainly the simplest and most hassle-free means of getting there.” Boom puts them on for good reason too. In 2016, 800 tonnes of CO2 were saved from people not using their cars. Alternatively, you could even cycle. In the past Boom Festival has allowed cyclists in for free. Plus, it’s well in-keeping with the festival’s eco-conscious mantra.

    And, you’re more likely to meet some cool new people if you travel by bus!

    Click here to see the full list: https://www.carspring.co.uk/blog/5-festivals-not-to-drive-to/

Stellenbosch – Die RESTAURANT-SZENE boomt


The Fat Butcher ist eine neue Ergänzung zur boomenden Restaurant-Szene in Stellenbosch. Situiert an der Ecke von Drostdy und Van Riebeeck Streets ist dieses moderne Steakhaus im historischen Gebäude bereits ein Lieblingstreff der einheimischen Szene. Ideal für Fleischliebhaber bietet die Speisekarte eine breite Auswahl an Burgern, Grills (“Allegaartjie” gemischter Grill, Ribs, Lammrücken & Lamm-T-Bone), Steaks (Sirloin, Rump, Filet, New York Cut, Cote du Boeuf, T-Bone und drei Signature Steaks) sowie typische südafrikanische Favoriten (Schweinebauch, Lammkeule, Pie des Tages, Steinpilzrisotto und Ochsenschwanz). Die Inneneinrichtung ist zeitgenössisch mit geschmackvollen Lederbänken, Holztischen, texturierter Wandfarbe, schwarzen Akzenten und einem allseitigen, maskulinen und dennoch luxuriösen Ambiente. http://www.thefatbutcher.co.za

Neues kulinarisches Erlebnis mit Fun Factor: The Bus Stop @ Stellenbosch Vineyards

Es ist groß, frech und gelb! The Bus Stop ist bei Stellenbosch Vineyards angekommen und verspricht, die besten Burger, Pizzas und Waffeln in Stellenbosch zu servieren. Das Herzstück dieses lässigen Open-Air Lokals ist ein gelber Bedford Bus aus dem Jahr 1980, der auf einer kleinen Halbinsel inmitten eines Teiches auf der Welmoed Farm geparkt ist. Der Bus erinnert an die “Food Truck Revolution“ und dient als Bar, von der aus Drinks, Cocktails und Bier serviert werden. http://www.stellenboschvineyards.co.za/

Delheim serviert Cape Malay im Mai: Das renommierte Weingut Delheim bietet im Mai die Gelegenheit, mit seinen besonderen Cape Malay Lunches in der Geschichte des Kaps zu frönen. Bekannt für seine Gewürze und Wärme sind die Gerichte ideal für die kühleren Wintertage. Das exklusive Kap-malaiische Lunch findet wird jeden Samstag im Mai statt und Reservierungen werden jetzt entgegen genommen. http://www.delheim.com

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Lanzerac Hotel & Spa renoviert Spa: Im Rahmen einer großflächigen Renovierung des historischen Weingutes Lanzerac wurde das Lanzerac-Spa komplett umgebaut und neu gestaltet. Umgeben von üppigen Weinbergen bietet ist das Spa ein Winelands-Retreat mit einem ausgesprochen luxuriösen Ambiente. Zur Anlage gehören sechs Therapieräume, vier Maniküre- und Pediküre-Behandlungsbereiche, zwei Relax-Lounges, eine Rasul-Kammer mit Sensationsduschen, ein beheiztes Hallenbad, Sauna und Dampfbäder sowie einen Nebelraum zum Abkühlen. http://www.lanzerac.co.za

ATTRAKTIONEN & TOURISTISCHE NEUHEITEN

Street Art Ausstellung “From here on – Stellenbosch brodelt mit kreativem Talent und entwickelt sich ist schnell zu einer führenden Kunstmetropole mit einem spannenden, bunten Kaleidoskop an Attraktionen. Bis Juli 2017 ist auf den Straßen von Stellenbosch die Outdoor-Ausstellung „Hiervandaan / Von hier auf / Ndisuka“ zu sehen, mit Werken in verschiedenen Disziplinen von einigen der besten Künstler Südafrikas wie Daniel Naudé, Faith XLVII und Imraan Christian, Ledelle Moe, Strijdom van der Merwe, Ruann Coleman, Vulindlela PE Nyoni, Jacques Buys, Alex Hamilton und Masimba Hwati.

#artystellenbosch: Last Thursdays Stellenbosch – Ein Muß für alle Kunstliebhaber: Last Thursday ist ein kostenloses Galerie-Hopping-Event, das jeden letzten Donnerstag im Monat stattfindet und Besuchern sowie Einheimischen gleichermaßen einen Einblick in die Kunstszene der Stadt bietet. Alle Galerien in und um das historische Stadtzentrum sind bis spät geöffnet und zeigen Werke der von Studenten des Visual Arts Department der Universität von Stellenbosch. Begleitend dazu gibt es das obligatorische Glass Wein und die trendbewußten Südafrikaner strömen in die Staßen, Cafes und Restaurants.

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

15. Juni 2017: Taste the Helderberg – Ein exklusiver Abend mit feinem Wein und hervorragendem Essen. Der Helderberg erstreckt sich von Somerset West und Strand bis Gordon’s Bay und beherbergt einige der besten Restaurants und Keller Südafrikas. Afrikaans für “klarer Berg” feiert dieser Event die einzigartigen Weine, die diese Region produziert. Mehr als 100 Weine der Weingüter Avontuur, Hidden Valley, Ken Forrester, Longridge, Lyngrove, Peter Falke, Vergenoegd und Waterkloof stehen für die Verkostung zur Verfügung, während eine Reihe von hervorragenden Restaurants Gerichte zum Verkauf anbieten. http://www.wineroute.co.za

Zwischen Mai – November 2017:  MountainBike Events, Trail Runs and Wanderungen: Dirtopia, eine Firma, die unterschiedlichste Abenteuer-Angebote für sportliche Menschen anbietet, organisiert regelmäßige Events und Wanderveranstaltungen in Stellenbosch. Dazu gehört auch der beliebte „Wine Walk to Warwick“ sowie „Full Moon Hikes“ – ein unvergessliches Outdoor-Vergnügen mit herrlichem Blick auf die Kap-Halbinsel und sogar den Tafelberg. http://www.dirtopia.co.za

Winelands Chocolate Festival – August 2017- Beim alljählichen Winelands Chocolate Festival präsentieren Top-Chocolatiers ihre erlesenen Produkte und laden ein, bei Pralinenkursen, sowie Schokoladen – und Wein Pairings die Vielfalt der Schokolade zu entdecken.  (www.winelandschocolatefestival.co.za)

Jamestown Strawberry Festival – November 2017 – Das Jamestown Strawberry Festival ist eines von nur zwei Erdbeerfestivals in der Welt und ein tolles Event besonders für Familien, mit verschiedenen Aktivitäten rund um das Erdbeeren-Pflücken, ein 5km langer Fun Run, eine Ausstellung mit einheimischem Kunsthandwerk sowie verschiedene Essensstände und Live-Musik. http://www.stellenbosch.travel

 

Brooklands revival at FOS

Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate 110-year legacy of iconic Brooklands motor circuit

To celebrate 110 years since the opening of Brooklands, the birthplace of British motorsport, the Goodwood Festival of Speed , which takes place from June 29th to July 2nd, will play host to an incredible array of cars and motorcycles from the Surrey circuit’s history.

The brainchild of Hugh Locke King, Brooklands was the world’s first purpose-built race circuit. From its opening in 1907 (the first competitive event was staged on June 28th-29th 1907 – 110 years to the day before the opening of this year’s Festival of Speed) until the outbreak of World War II, it hosted some of the sport’s most memorable characters. Assembled with the support of the Brooklands Museum, the Festival class will celebrate the diverse machinery that made Brooklands great.

Because Brooklands’ banking allowed sustained high speeds, it was the scene of many early Land Speed Record attempts, represented at FoS by cars like the Blitzen Benz, Fiat S76 and ‘Babs’. At the opposite end of the size spectrum are the tiny Austin and MG specials, and three-wheeler Morgans, which were a mainstay of club events, while the first British Grands Prix (held at Brooklands in 1926-27) are represented by a quartet of fabulous Delage 15 S8s. Pride of place goes to the Napier-Railton Special, in which John Cobb set the ultimate Brooklands lap record, at 143.44mph, in 1934. Together, they will be a fitting tribute to the pioneering spirit of Brooklands, the bravery of its drivers, and the creativity of its engineers.

With the outbreak of war in 1939, racing at Brooklands ceased, and the subsequent war effort had a permanent and devastating impact on the circuit – not least in the form of a runway that cut through the Byfleet banking. With the legendary Surrey track permanently out of action, the organisers of the pre-war races eagerly sought an alternative. Spitfire pilot Tony Gaze had already suggested to the president of the Junior Car Club, the Duke of Richmond (himself a successful racer at Brooklands, having won the 500 Mile race for Austin in 1930, and the Double Twelve for MG in 1931), that the perimeter track of the Goodwood airfield would make an ideal racing circuit. And so it was that in 1948 the baton of Britain’s motorsport legacy was passed to Goodwood with the inaugural JCC race meeting. The BARC merged with the JCC the following year, moved to Goodwood, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Saturday and weekend tickets to the Festival of Speed are now sold-out, with Sunday tickets limited and Thursday and Friday tickets selling fast.  Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit www.goodwood.com or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

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Berlin in the top 3 for shopping 

The top five cities for shopping were a mix of locations from all over the world. Have you been shopping in the best places in the world?

Istanbul – Turkey is renowned for its bazaars and street traders, and it’s common to haggle for all sorts of items. Along with affordable travel and only four hours of travel time, it’s the best place to satisfy your shopping needs.

Prague – As well as being a picturesque, historical city, Prague proved one of the best places to go shopping. Visitors should be sure to check out Manufaktura, the combination arts centre, shopping mall, and leisure complex.

Berlin – Easy to get to and cheap to stay in, the German capital’s highlight is chocolate producers Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers am Gendarmenmarkt.

Madrid – Sun, Spain, and shopping, Madrid’s top retail attraction is the Mercado San Miguel, a covered food market that offers a wide variety of gourmet tapas.

Bangkok – With the cheapest costs on local transport and hotels across the entire study, and low costs on food and drink, Bangkok is a very affordable place to stay – it’s pulled down to fifth on the list by its more expensive flights.

Other key shopping sites included the Carolls Irish Gifts shop in Dublin, Paciotti Salumeria in Rome, which sells meats, wines, and cheeses, and the Shakespeare and Company … grab your bags and go shopping

 https://www.marbles.com/shopping-cities/

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Munich Airport wins Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Munich Airport was announced as the overall winner of the Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards at a ceremony 24 April in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The annual Routes Europe Marketing Awards are highly regarded in the aviation industry because they […]

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Routes Europe – Munich Airport wins award

Munich Airport wins Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Munich Airport was announced as the overall winner of the Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards at a ceremony 24 April in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The annual Routes Europe Marketing Awards are highly regarded in the aviation industry because they are voted for by airlines. They recognise the outstanding marketing services that have supported the launch of new air routes or the development of existing services.

Oliver Dersch, vice president traffic development, Munich Airport said: “It’s amazing to win this award – big thanks to the airline industry. The award belongs to the entire aviation market as well as the airport because our success is due to close cooperation with the airlines.”

Munich Airport’s network includes 173 European destinations – more than any other airport in the world. Last year the airport gained 70 new routes operated by 20 airlines, taking its passenger numbers to 42.3 million (an increase of 1.3 million or 3% compared to 2015).

This remarkable growth was driven by low-cost traffic which increased by 44%. Further expansion is expected this year when around 7,000 flights are added to the summer 2017 schedule.

Munich’s other accolades include being voted Best Airport in Europe in 2017 for the tenth time, and its Terminal 2 winning the World’s Best Airport Terminal (Skytrax World Airport Awards).

In addition to the overall winner, the awards are judged in five categories. Munich Airport topped the ‘Over 20 Million Passengers’ category; Birmingham Airport won the ‘4 to 20 Million Passengers’ category; Shannon Airport scooped the ‘Under 4 Million Passengers’ category; and Canary Islands Tourist Board – Promotur was honoured in the ‘Destination’ category.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Warsaw Chopin Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Madeira Promotion Bureau were highly commended in each category respectively.

Steven Small, brand director of Routes said: “Munich Airport has enjoyed a record year thanks to its partnership approach to working with the airlines, increasing passenger demand through the expansion of its route network.”

As overall winner of tonight’s awards, Munich Airport will be automatically shortlisted for the World Routes Marketing Awards in Barcelona on 25 September 2017.

More information about Routes can be found at routesonline.com

Notes to Editors:

The awards were judged by a panel of senior airline execuitves:

Jochen Schnadt, Chief Commercial Officer, bmi regional
Rikke Munk Christensen, Vice President Traffic Planning, Finnair
Michael Ambs, Head of Regional Marketing Development, Norwegian
Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer, Stobart Air
Jeroen Erdman, Head of Network Planning, Transavia

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Be thrilled and do something out of this world

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LONDON, UK (11th April, 2017) – For the very first time, Elite Traveler’s editors have scoured the globe to compile an ultimate list of the world’s very best adventures, including Land Rover Defender road trips across Europe, tiger safaris in India, mountain biking in Oman and hot air balloons in Monaco.

Matthew Robertson, founder of Momentum Adventure, told Elite Traveler: “More and more of us are looking for authenticity in our lives, something that feels unique, authentic and genuine. The beach holiday, no matter how plush, seems ultimately somewhat empty. I see this every day, clients calling, saying ‘I want to do something different. I would love to try something adventurous, but I have no I idea how, where, or what to do.’”

For $21,000, you can visit Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji – one of the country’s most luxurious resorts – and become better acquainted with some of the world’s most feared and misunderstood creatures with a shark diving trip.    Baros Maldives, offers  glow-in-the-dark snorkelling with specialised blue flashlights that illuminate the neon yellow, green and red colors of the rare and indigenous underwater inhabitants – some of which only come out at night.

For something truly out of this world, you could head to outer space with Virgin Galactic – an experience only 550 others can claim to have enjoyed. Passengers can secure a seat to space for $250,000.

To see the Top 50 list in full, visit http://www.elitetraveler.com/top-50-adventures

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About Elite Traveler Top 50 Adventures 2017: The annual Elite Traveler Top 50 Adventures list compiles the ultimate list of adventures from around the world, selected by our team of editors. Each once-in-a-lifetime trip is gives the best in luxury travel and adrenaline-pumping adventure.

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Sounds and smells of Palma

A cacophony of sounds greats you when you arrive in Palma de Mallorca. The hustling and bustling of the capital of the Balearic island Mallorca is one of my favourites. Getting into the Hotel Costa Azul – a short drive by taxi gets you there – the noise stays behind the electric doors and a friendly atmosphere greets you. Lucky to get rooms on the 8th floor with a side view to the marina the sound of steel masts swaying in the wind mixes with cars and buses, which never seem to take a break.

Speaking of the accommodation, its the variety of hotels that makes it difficult to choose. The Costa Azul has been completely renovated and its fresh blues and clean whites fit well into the setting. All rooms reflect this freshness, either using a neon green or darker green with dark wooden accents on walls and bedspread. The bathrooms are spacious and modern. The colouring of the entrance and hallways is repeated there as well. Each bedhead wall boasts a Spanish saying or poem, which unfortunately has no translation – or at least none which I could discover. A balcony with two chairs and a small tables rounds up the outside offer. I would not advise to get a room with a rear view, there are rather boring and without a balcony. Further comfort is giving by a small bar fridge, first water and juice are included. A safe inside the wardrobe keeps valuables safe.

The lift situation is a good way to get slowed down. Waiting for up to five minutes and than staying behind since it accommodates only four people gets you into the swing of the place. Breakfast and service are very enjoyable. The buffet has something for all tastes and a cook bakes pancakes, all sorts of eggs and bacon freshly every morning. No fresh oranges juices through.

On the third floor overlooking the marina is the pool area. Fully booked the chance to grab a sunbed is slim. The pool is quite small to and more suitable for a little cool off than a real swim. All in all a good place to stay and very central too. Palma is at it nicest before the summer season starts. Not too crowded and when the tree are in bloom, the sweet smell is incredible. City trip at its best…

Weiß wie die Segel im Hafen von Palma  -Hotel  Costa Azul besticht durch Eleganz 

Sie ist eine Schönheit und ihr Aushängeschild ist ihr Hafen. Wo besser zu wohnen als an ihrem Port? Palma de Mallorca bietet viele Unterkünfte. Das Hotel Costa Azul besticht durch klare Formen und viel Glas. Aus dem hässlichen Entlein ist ein Hingucker geworden. Endlich angekommen steht dem entdecken in und um das Hotel der erste Schritt … keep posted 😊