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The new face of travel: In 2021, all travel will be conscious travel

2020 changed the way we travel. The days of rushed packing for spontaneous trips to far-flung places, the adrenaline rush of booking a last minute deal, taking a break from hours of walking to feel the coolness of ice cream cutting the midday heat — all became memories of the past, and blurry dreams we’d love to experience again soon. And as our travels have become more limited, we’ve also become more conscious in our approach. Is it safe to travel to our desired destination? Is it ethical to travel at all? What will travel and tourism look like in a post-pandemic world? More than half of survey respondents said that when travel does reopen, they’ll want it to be as part of “a more responsible and resilient tourism industry.” But what would that really look like? An evolving definition: What will sustainable travel really mean in 2021? For many travel lovers, sustainable travel is no longer just about opting for the eco-friendly options, keeping your used hotel towels off the floor to minimise the hotel’s laundry …

Instagrammable places in London

Most Instagrammable Places in London

From trendy cafés, crowded markets, charming streets, to monumental cathedrals and memorable museums—the capital of the United Kingdom offers astonishing sights to all of its visitors. If you want to immortalize your trip to London, be sure to pick memorable places that provide lots of marvellous photo opportunities. Discover the city and find that instagrammable places in London are waiting for you at every corner. 8 best instagrammable places in London you need to visit 1. Iconic Red Phone Booths in Covent Garden What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of London? Chances are, your imagination immediately takes you to those cult-level red phone booths, which are one of the true staples of the UK’s capital. You’ll spot them across the whole city, but around the back of Covent Garden, there’s a row of five phone booths in great shape—perfect for photos. Without a doubt, this spot is one of the most instagrammable places in London. Nearly every person who visits the UK’s capital has taken a classic shot here. …

Travel in the UK on a budget

Your Guide to Travelling in the UK on a Budget

The United Kingdom is known to be one of the most costly countries to live in, as well as one of the most expensive places to visit. But, here are a few ways to travel in the UK on a budget and still have an amazing time. How to travel in the UK on a budget? Best tips & ideas The off-season is your friend Most tourists choose to travel during spring and summer months, when the holiday season is in full swing, and the weather is sunny and warm. Take note though: this period is also the most expensive one. So, if you’re travelling in the UK on a budget, it’s best to go on a trip during the off-season. Less tourists mean that hotel rates and prices for local attractions are lower, and you can get more value out of your money. The best months for travel are January to March and September to November. Sure, it’ll be a bit colder, but you’ll avoid the crowds during your stay. Plus, you’ll get to …

Weekend city breaks UK

Best Destinations for a City Break in the UK

Passionate travel lovers usually can’t make it more than a few months without having a strong urge to get on a plane, bus, or a train. In many cases, daily life, a full-time job, and other responsibilities don’t always leave much space for frequent or extended trips across the world. One of the best ways to satisfy that never-ending need for travel is to take shorter trips to different, more nearby places. This style of exploring new destinations is gaining popularity, and it’s not a surprise. Such breaks are really straightforward to plan and can often even be fit into a busy schedule. They’re also wonderful options for travelling on a budget, especially if you manage to find and take advantage of available deals and discounts. Taking a city break in the UK enables you to explore the country in a unique way, without going too far or sacrificing too much time off. Our favourite places in the UK for city breaks Cambridge Enthusiasts of great architecture certainly will want to visit Cambridge for a …

Rediscover the Netherlands: 22 Road Trip & City Break Ideas for Your Dutch Summer Vacation

Add these hidden gems to your upcoming travel plans. With domestic travel having its moment this summer, we’re more likely to focus our plans on exploring one country at a time, turning our attention to experiencing slow life, nature, good food and drink, and picturesque walks along breathtaking backdrops. We’ll soon find we don’t have to go far to get the change of scenery we’ve been lusting for these past few months, without having to face large crowds or venture too far from our safe zones. In the Netherlands, there’s plenty of life and wonder to explore outside the capital or the most commonly visited big cities. We’ve compiled a list of 22 lesser known Dutch destinations worth adding to your itinerary. Looking to satisfy a taste for wine, cheese, or fine art? Maybe you’d like to immerse yourself in the authenticity of a world that appears to be frozen in time. Or maybe you’re looking to simply enjoy a breath of fresh air among trees or along the shore. How about a cheese holiday? …

Here’s How We Ensure Fairness & Sustainability Are Put Into Practice in Travel

It’s only fair to be sustainable. It’s only sustainable to be fair.  In 2014, we created Bidroom with one goal in mind: fairness.  We committed to making the hospitality industry a better place for everyone; from hoteliers to hotel goers. As our company has grown and evolved, so too has our definition of fairness. While it still encompasses cost, availability, transparency at its heart, to us, in a world in which our every action has a reaction, we also consider fairness in terms of climate and how we treat it.  At Bidroom, we strive not only to cultivate an ecosystem of fairness, but also responsibility in travel.  Bidroom values and promotes sustainability; a conscious community of both adventurers, hoteliers and partners that commit to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle away or at home. Everyone has their part to play in our tribe. Our efforts, our impact We believe that we can achieve great things by working together in tandem; our team, our users, hoteliers and partners. Our initiatives are stronger when we align and work …

Dear Tourism & Hospitality: We’re (Distantly) With You

Our lives are different these days.  We’re working from our bedrooms, we need gloves to get the groceries, we’re wishing mom a happy Mother’s Day through the window.  There are less hugs, less high fives, less people around us.  But we’re very much aware that by keeping away over the short-term, we’re really sticking together — so that one day, we’ll once again have meetings in our lovely offices, embrace our families, and travel all over the globe.  Though most of the world is self-isolating, it doesn’t mean we have to be isolated.  Bringing travel to our home is keeping the globetrotters within us at peace. We’re cooking spaghetti from scratch like we’re in Italy. We’re salsa dancing badly, but who cares? We’re sitting with a laptop in front of the window, soaking up the sun like we’re on the beach.  And while we’re getting very comfortable with our screens, the hit to the industry is tough, so we’re getting better at collaborating across physical spaces to get things done. Like this video, for example.

28 Global Trips & Unique Experiences You Can Explore from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Here’s to travel in times of lockdowns and self-isolation Travel isn’t just about planes, packing, and plans. It’s about experiences: discovering the unknown, exploring a new adventure, appreciating the beauty of a moment with loved ones, new or old friends, or with ourselves.  So, while the world remains pretty much grounded for the next little while — our travel experiences don’t have to be. Thank you, internet! 14 Top Destinations Around the World: Did you know there’s a whole section of the internet dedicated to providing high-quality 360 views of cities all over the world? Here are just a few of many we found to be particularly jaw-dropping: Grab a towel, put on that bikini and make like you’re heading to one of Budapest’s famous thermal spas. Glide over the Szechenyi Chain Bridge and explore the historical Buda Castle at the tippy top of the city.  Walk along the boardwalk on the shore, watch your footprints appear in the sand and even get in the water to explore what’s underneath in the Maldives.  Brighten things …

The European Capital of Tech

Why the Netherlands is a breeding ground for technology Tech is shaping the world around us every single day. It is an intrinsic part of the human leisure-work experience. The U.S has Silicon Valley; so what’s Europe’s answer to technological innovation?  Renowned for its fertility in terms of business regarding proficiency in the English language as well as its tax incentives, and after having earned almost 1 billion dollars in venture capital in 2019, all eyes are on the Netherlands. The country has unparalleled fluidity in terms of its registration process for businesses compared to its fellow European nations.  One thing is certain; the Dutch capital has startup fever. Since the last global financial crisis, the Dutch were proactive despite many people suffering job loss and redundancy. Instead they began creating their own, and so began the popularisation of startups in the country. Now, they’re a hotbed for new business given that tech companies from the United States highly regard their healthy ecosystem in terms of business.  In the last couple of years, we’re noticing …

Bidroom loves green: be sustainable in Paris

Are you travelling to the City of Love?  Whether you’ve made the plans, or it’s on your bucket list, there are some things you should know about the French capital… Paris and the wider world are switching themselves on to the impact of humanity on the environment. The city is introducing green technology and initiatives like sea-bubble powered flying cars, renewable energy sources like silent wind turbines powering the Eiffel Tower and planting gardens around the area.  There are great Parisian companies that you can use to lower your carbon footprint and initiatives you can take personally to reduce your waste and impact the climate more positively.  Here are our tips for going to the European city and painting the town green, from the moment you leave your house to roaming around the metropolis: Travel Consciously  Before you even set foot out the door, you can make active decisions that immediately affect your impact on the planet.  How? It’s simple; travel by boat if you can, since its impact on environmental contamination is much less …