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NEW Crystal Ski Holidays Family Guide to the Mountain – All you need to know to take on the mountain together

Crystal Ski Holidays, the UK’s largest ski holiday company, is launching a new digital Family Guide to the Mountain today, presenting essential information and all available choices in a fun and entertaining way for families in search of their perfect ski holiday. Initiated by internal and external research, as well as feedback from mums and [...]

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Italy’s extravagant pleasure gardens on Lake Garda, one for every day during your holiday with Thomson Lakes & Mountains

If you are a gardener, you will remember the BBC TV series Monty Don’s Italian Gardens, the garden tour of Italy where the extravagant pleasure gardens created for fun and flirtation in the Veneto area around Lake Garda were shown. Lake Garda is the ideal base for exploring Italian culture. In the north, the villages [...]

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Sounds and views of Italy’s Lake Garda on your screen with Thomson Lakes

To get visitors in the holiday mood, Thomson Lakes has created the Explore Lake Garda app, allowing users to take a virtual tour of Riva, Limone, Malcesine, Garda Town and Bardolino around Italy’s Lake Garda accompanied by the acoustic ambience of the lakes, such as the sound of gentle water lapping and distant church bells. [...]

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Explore Salzburg free with Crystal Summer and visit your favourite Sound of Music locations

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, the most successful film musical in history, which first captivated audiences in 1965. It was thanks to this Hollywood movie that Salzburg City, home to so many of the most famous shooting locations, became truly world-famous. Visitors from all over the world use the [...]

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Project Discovery: Sustainable Development in Destinations

Project Discovery: – The Travel Foundation and Crystal Ski Holidays Every year, The Travel Foundation (TF) runs a series of Project Discovery projects, a volunteering programme that matches employee skills of various travel companies to Travel Foundation project needs and the lucky ones get to immerse themselves in all things sustainable for a week or [...]

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‘Shake the Lake’ 17th International Boogie Festival on Lake Wolfgangsee in Austria, June 2015

The ‘Shake the Lake’ International Boogie Festival is a tribute to the lakes in the Austrian Lake District, held between 4-7 June 2015. The organisers of this 17th festival say that life is shaking, and water is the origin of life. Lake Wolfgangsee is known as the source of happiness, from which life-energy comes and [...]

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Ski resorts plan introduction of double yellow lines for snowboarders

We all know that snowboarders love a sit down – often to the annoyance of everyone else on the piste. To combat this, some ski resorts have today announced they’ll be enforcing “no-sitting zones”, marked by double yellow lines, to punish any powder hounds caught loitering on the slopes, Crystal Ski Holidays reports. “It’s about [...]

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Easter Skiing Gets Boost From Sliding Ski Costs and Heavy Snowfall

• Euro’s downhill slide means ski resorts up to 22 per cent cheaper • Biggest falls are in world class French resorts The cost of a ski holiday is always lower as the season draws to a close in March and April and the heavy snowfall seen in recent weeks provides an added incentive to [...]

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Lights, Camera and Action! Crystal wins at 2015 British Annual Canada Travel Awards

The UK office of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) held today their annual UK awards lunch celebrating the best tour operator, ski operator, media coverage and more. The British Annual Canada Travel Awards honours excellence in the promotion of Canada and today’s 25th iteration of the ceremony took place over lunch at the BAFTA building [...]

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Not one, not two, not three, but SIX GOLD awards for ski hotels

Travelife Award for Lodges & Mountain Hotels and Hotels & Altitude in France and Austria In 2014, two ski hotels were rewarded the GOLD Award by the international organisation Travelife and today, the remaining four hotels have been presented with this highly regarded environmental and social accolade. The gold awarded hotels are – Hotel Banyan [...]

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