Pierre Bennett Global Holidays is a travel club specializing in resort vacations at wholesale prices. Because they are also a full-service travel agency, they are knowledgeable about areas all over Europe and the world. Today, Pierre Bennett Global Holidays reveals some of the best places to ski, visit and find mineral water springs in Europe to the Zrylw blog staff.
Zrylw: Good afternoon, thank you for joining us.
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: We appreciate the invitation, so thank you.
Zrylw: Because you are so familiar with Europe, can you tell us what the “must see” countries and places are?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: Well, for sports fans we would definitely have to recommend skiing in Austria.
Zrylw: That’s something we might never have considered, and it sounds fantastic. Is there a particular town in Austria that you would recommend for skiers?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: Definitely. We would suggest that skiers go to the Arlberg in Tirol.
Zrylw: What makes Arlberg so special? Is it the conditions?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: It’s the conditions, along with the fact that the scenery is stunning and the mountain is perfect for both first time skiers as well as experts. So, it would be perfect for a family with younger children.
Zrylw: What about European destinations for people who aren’t as athletic?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: We think Hungary – and Budapest in particular – is an excellent European destination.
Zrylw: Why Budapest over, say, Paris?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: Budapest has amazing Old World charm and it also has some of the best food that you will find in Europe. Also, it has 12 thermal baths and about one hundred mineral water springs. The history is fascinating – and the arts are really thriving, as well.
Zrylw: Where else would you point people?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: Well, Paris of course. (Laughs)
Zrylw: Is it true that Paris is extremely expensive for visitors?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: Travelers can always find inexpensive things to do that feel much more glamorous simply by the virtue of being in Paris. For instance, attending a flea market along the Champs-Elysées is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.
Zrylw: You’re right, that does sound fantastic.
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: Also, some of the best things to see in Paris are free or have a very low cost. For instance, there are many city gardens, discounted museums, and visitors can always find reasonably priced bistro fare.
Zrylw: What are some of your other favorite destinations?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: Visitors to Europe should travel to as many cities as possible. We suggest Madrid, Florence, Crete, St. Petersburg, Edinburgh and London. And because of Europe’s high-speed rail system, it really is quite simple to see many places in a short amount of time.
Zrylw: Is there anything else you would like to say before we wrap things up?
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: We think that it’s a good idea for travelers to know at least a little of the language of the country they are going to visit. Even if it’s only danke in Germany or merci in France. A little basic knowledge can really help a visitor navigate a country.
Zrylw: Thank you so much for talking to us today.
Pierre Bennett Global Holidays: It was our pleasure. Thanks for having us.