Annie, Get Your Guide

Matouring is pleased to join up with travel experts GetYourGuide.  As the name implies, they specialise in finding ideal activities for you when travelling. Look for their offers and advertisements throughout the site. “We’re on a journey to transform ordinary trips into extraordinary ones. We are your guide, bringing you personal experiences. Wherever your travels take you, we’ll show you…

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Look. ebookers!

Matouring.com is especially pleased to announce the addition of a new partner, ebookers.com We have a long history with ebookers.  A part of the Expedia Group, ebookers has offices throughout Europe, with intimate knowledge of their locales. “At ebookers we’re passionate about travel. We believe in more surprising, more extraordinary, more rewarding travel experiences. From the awe-inspiring Northern Lights of…

Get baked!

Are you already baked by just sitting inside?  Well, now is the time to start planning! Every week, we update our Deals pages.  From flights, to experiences, to fine dining, you can find rather attractive specials that may compel you to get off of the couch again.  

Flee travel fees!

Travel fees can ruin your vacation. That’s never been more true than now, when vacation time is in short supply and resources are limited. All it takes is a “gotcha” surcharge to screw everything up. But how do you avoid travel fees? As someone who listens to people complain about their vacations every day, I used to be skeptical when…

A possible halt-a in Malta

There are slim pickings nowadays when it comes to international travel for U.S. citizens, but the short list of countries allowing them entry is steadily growing. While the European Union still maintains its travel ban on Americans, a few member states — like Croatia — have made an exception. In the case of Malta, that exception comes in the form of…

Ghost ships …. with full buffet

Gaze out to the English Channel from the southwest coast of the UK right now and you might see something unexpected — a series of gigantic cruise ships haunting the horizon. Their passengers have vanished and they’re going nowhere.While these ships, taken out of the service because of the coronavirus pandemic, are no longer carrying tourists, the eerie spectacle they’ve created…

Covid test & Spain holiday

NATIONAL hotel chains in Spain have offered to pay for foreign tourists to be PCR-tested before they return home to avoid their having to quarantine after their trip. The Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Apartments (CEHAT), responding to the UK’s decision to order two weeks’ quarantine for all incomers from Spain – including Brits coming back from their holidays…

Escape From America!

12 Countries Where You Can Buy Citizenship (And A Second Passport) After the 2016 presidential election, so many people were dreaming about moving out of the US that Canada’s immigration website crashed. Now, the idea of becoming an expat is getting hot again. According to a recent YouGov survey, 31% of Americans say they are interested in bolting if their candidate…

Go back in time – plague-free

Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. As Londonist notes, “Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a…

Get spirited away

Who doesn’t love the Studio Ghibli films?  Still made by hand, the creative pulse is strong in every creation.  With attention to detail, fantastical yet loving storylines, they appeal to everyone who adores their one-of-a-kind style. Why not take it one step further and visit the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan via our partner Klook? Click here to find out…

Samsara on sale? Yes!

If you appreciate quality and innovative design, then you will recognise the Samara name.  Their products push the boundaries for travellers. Samsara holds a deep belief in creating a world where the inconvenient part of traveling becomes an effortless experience. Samsara Luggage is dedicated to combine and utilize cutting edge technology and design within its products. Samsara means continuous movement, providing…

How many pictures can YOU take?

Over the past few years, Google, Microsoft and even Apple have been pushing cloud storage as a safe and secure method to store our data online while also allowing for quick and simple file sharing.  Google Drive has been one of the leaders in the space for quite some time, offering free storage tiers to anyone who has a Google/Gmail…

You can get a refund & a voucher

Early on in the pandemic I told you to wait to cancel your travel plans. Two months ago I suggested that future plans shouldn’t cancelled right away because if the travel provider cancels on you then you’ll be entitled to a refund, while if you cancel plans when a flight is still operating all you can get is a voucher. That’s…

Flights – 50% off

An island in Italy is offering to pay for half of your plane ticket, as well as a night at a hotel and your attraction entry fees in a bid to encourage tourists to return. Sicily, located off the south of Italy, is attempting to lure foreign visitors back to the island after the lockdown ends on May 4. Read…

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