Articles tagged “austria”

Why Vienna Is the Next Great Bargain European Airport

Why Vienna Is the Next Great Bargain European Airport

William Wilkes and Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Considering rail connections, Vienna is as good an entry into Central Europe as any German city may be. And it has the benefit of being a top-tier airport, not some afterthought a hundred kilometers away from the city it is named after.

5 months ago

Austrian Ski Destination Turned Film Location Is Getting an Immersive James Bond Museum

Austrian Ski Destination Turned Film Location Is Getting an Immersive James Bond Museum

Jason Tesauro, Bloomberg

Being "closer to a movie than to a traditional museum" is a minimum requirement these days, especially given the cost of building even a small set of galleries. Mere art on the wall doesn't cut it anymore.

1 year ago

Top Ski Resorts in Europe Cut Off With Avalanche Risk at Maximum

Top Ski Resorts in Europe Cut Off With Avalanche Risk at Maximum

Dylan Griffiths and Boris Groendahl, Bloomberg

Ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria are seeing their most severe avalanche risk since the "avalanche winter" of 1999. This follows last year's extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean and parts of the U.S., and historic heat waves in parts of Australia a few weeks ago. We're not sure if there are any dots to be connected here, but it is worth asking the question.

2 years ago

Eurail Pass Booking is Subject of U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

Eurail Pass Booking is Subject of U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

Should foreign governments, heavily involved in business enterprises and not just governing, be subject to lawsuits in the U.S? The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the issue.

4 years ago

European Winter Tourism Hit as Russia’s Big Spenders Stay Home

European Winter Tourism Hit as Russia’s Big Spenders Stay Home

Associated Press

The Alps' pain is similar to that of tour companies hit hard when China cut down on graft and fraud, and it's difficult to root for matters to return to normal.

5 years ago

Vienna wants to be Europe’s next gay travel hotspot

Vienna wants to be Europe’s next gay travel hotspot

Victoria Bryan, Reuters

Gay and lesbian travelers can be seen as very attractive visitors with research suggesting that they travel and spend more than their heterosexual peers.

6 years ago

Heading downhill in East Tirol, Austria’s secret ski destination

Heading downhill in East Tirol, Austria’s secret ski destination

Susannah Osborne, The Guardian

Skiing in Europe is all about discovering hidden runs and villages with easy access. East Tirol's charms put it on the lift-ticket to-do list.

7 years ago

Chinese town adds a carbon copy of a UNESCO-designated Austrian hamlet

The growing wealth of the Chinese coincides with a tremendous curiosity about the world outside of China. In this case, one developer brings an Austrian village to a sub-tropical Chinese town in a case of copying that makes Disney's imagineers look like lightweights.

7 years ago