Japan is a beautiful country, with one of the most ancient civilisations in the world. There are many Japanese customs that have endured for hundreds of years – you’ll love their commitment to politeness and their incredible hospitality. The depth of Japan’s history is reflected in the many breathtaking tourist attractions waiting to be discovered, both natural and man-made. Here are five of the top ones for you to explore yourself.
Virgin Voyages has been making waves (excuse the pun!) ever since Virgin Group announced the establishment of a Virgin cruise line in December 2014. On February 14th 2019 Virgin Voyages went on sale to the public, with sailings on the first ship, Scarlet Lady, starting from 2020. Designed to be unlike any other experience on the planet, Virgin Voyages is bringing about an “Epic Sea Change for All”. Richard Branson’s latest venture is primarily designed for the young, and young at heart. To learn more, read our blog post on everything you need to know about Virgin Voyages!
The world-famous cities of Europe dominate the tourist landscape. London, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Madrid are responsible for more than 50% of hotel stays every year. London and the wider UK attracted an estimated 41.7m tourists in 2018, but Europe has so much more to offer off the beaten track. Not only will you get more for your money in the cities we have listed below, you will also have a better chance of experiencing a holiday that is less touristy and more authentic. Read More
Planning your next holiday can be incredibly difficult. Deciding where to go is only half the battle. Once you’ve chosen your dream destination, you then need to choose where to stay, try to find reasonable flights, look for transfers, and even book excursions. This can make booking a holiday seem like an incredibly daunting task. Package holidays booked online can seem like an attractive option but they’re not always what they seem. As the old adage goes – if it looks too good to be true it probably is. To learn why you should choose a travel agent instead of booking online, read this blog post!
At first glance, the hotel star rating system seems straightforward. You choose a destination, find a four-star or five-star hotel to book, and then the countdown begins. But sometimes when you arrive, that hotel doesn’t quite match your expectations. This is because the hotel star rating system is actually quite complex. A four-star hotel in London, for example, can be worlds apart from a four-star hotel in Turkey. And then there are places like Dubai, where you often read about seven-star hotels that don’t seem to exist anywhere else! All of this can make choosing a hotel incredibly difficult. But that’s where we come in.
Deciding where to go on your honeymoon, is just as important as the destination. Travel to a honeymoon destination like the Maldives in September, and it’s likely that a large proportion of your honeymoon will be spent inside due to the rain. At Rich Vein Travel we believe that the time of year is vital when choosing where to go on a honeymoon. So read our blog post to find out more about the best luxury honeymoon destinations by season. Read More
Sun, sea, and family are the essential requirements for a fun holiday in Abu Dhabi. But when travelling as a family there are lots of extra things to consider. From activities for children to family-friendly restaurants, everything requires a lot more planning and consideration. The Saadiyat Rotana Resort not only has fantastic activities for children and great family restaurants, but the resort is also ideally situated on a private beach. To find out why this 5* resort is perfect for a luxury family holiday to Abu Dhabi, read this blog post!
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the two most popular holiday destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Both cities are only seven hours away from the UK, and there are regular direct flights to both from London, Manchester and Dublin. However, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are very different places, so it’s important to make sure you choose the right city for you. If you’re unsure about which destination to choose, then read this blog post!
Tel Aviv in Israel is an LGBT paradise. With a range of LGBT events and activities, including Tel Aviv Pride, it’s the perfect holiday destination for gay travellers. On a holiday to Tel Aviv, you’ll find gay bars, and club nights across the city, gay-friendly beaches, and LGBT-friendly hotels such as the Brown TLV Urban Hotel. Although there is no one gay district or gay street in Tel Aviv, this is a testament to the open and welcoming nature of its people. And because of this, Tel Aviv has earned a reputation for being the “gay Mecca of the Middle East”. Secular, liberal and friendly, Tel Aviv should be at the top of your travel bucket list this year. For our LGBT guide to Tel Aviv continue reading this blog post!
Cape Town is one of the most gay-friendly holiday destinations in Africa. In fact, Cape Town is so welcoming, and friendly, that over the years it has been named one of the most popular LGBT holiday destinations in the world. What makes Cape Town so popular? Aside from its vibrant gay scene, and popular Pride, Cape Town is also famous for its beautiful beaches, and Table Mountain. To find out more about why Cape Town is a fantastic gay travel destination, continue reading this post!