Category: Travel History

KLM mask pilots

The future of travel: new normal rules, old normal desires

International and Belgian tourism actors share their insights Viviane Vaz for Id International   Governments and tourism companies all over the world are currently working to put travel back on track. New health systems and safety protocols are being designed to face Covid-19 outbreak challenges. We are about to see the rise of a new normal when it comes to travel, while our inner travel desire may continue completely “old…

Oasis in Oman

Oman aims to become a top MICE destination

The country is also known as the "Switzerland of the Gulf": it's safe, beautiful and untouched by massive tourism Full of natural treasures, it's also the land of frankincense   Viviane Vaz for Id International  Brussels, 6 JAN 2020.  According to Christian tradition, the January 6th would be the day when newborn Jesus Christ had been visited by "some wise men from the East" (Matthew 2:1). That's why the night…

Karing in Antwerp 2

Finding Keith Haring traces in Belgium and the Netherlands

Viviane Vaz for Id International Did you know that, in the late 1980s, Keith Haring painted murals, took part of exhibitions and enjoyed his Summer in Belgium and the Netherlands? Yep, the iconic pop artist travelled several times from New York to leave his traces at this side of the Atlantic ocean. His Low Lands adventure started thanks to an invitation by Antwerp gallerist Emmy Tob, who exhibited Keith's work…

100 hundred years

KLM turns 100 — one of the oldest airlines in the world!

The Dutch air company has just accomplished 100 years of existence and still has a brilliant future ahead Viviane Vaz The Dutch airline KLM celebrates its 100th anniversary this month! It was founded on 7 October 1919 and its first flight touched the skies on 17 May 1920. It became one of the oldest airlines in the world still flying under its original name. KLM stands for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij…

metropole façade

Hotel Metropole Brussels held the first MICE event in the city

The Belgian hotel is famous for having hosted in Brussels the first Solvay Conference in 1911 with the presence of Albert Einstein and Marie Curie Viviane Vaz for Id International Professionals who organize meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions usually call the activity by the acronym MICE, a type of tourism in which groups, planned well in advance, are brought together. Today it's very common to have these conferences and meetings…

Golden lion

The Big Five: who are they? Where to find them?

Viviane Vaz for Id International Have you ever heard about Africa's Big Five? They are five magnificent animals that should receive our respect: the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo. They can be found in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. [caption id="attachment_7329" align="aligncenter" width="716"] "The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant" is an excellent…

red lanterns

Happy Lunar New Year!

Chinese New Year or Spring Festival has just started and it will last more 15 days. The closure is marked by the beautiful Lantern Festival Viviane Vaz for Id International 5 FEB 2019. Many Asian countries began celebrating the Lunar New Year. It takes place on the new moon of the first lunar month, near the beginning of Spring (Lichun). That's why in China it's called "Spring Festival" (chunjie 春节),…

landscape dubrovnik

Dubrovnik: welcome to paradise!

Viviane Vaz for Id International Croatians and travel bloggers love to quote Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who once said: "those who are looking for paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik". Well, if your idea of paradise is being surrounded by beautiful beaches, native vegetation, sunny skies, kind people and good food... you will agree with them. I also agree with them. Yes, welcome to paradise! Dubrovnik is also well known as…

djerba beach

2 world famous stories to make you dream about Djerba

Following Homer and George Lucas' footsteps, the Tunisian island can be the perfect scenery for creative holidays Viviane Vaz for Id International Since Antiquity, the small island of Djerba, in Tunisia, has been a melting pot of people from all over the world... and also out of this planet! ;-) No wonder people from Djerba sweetly call it the island of dreams... This hidden jewel of the Mediterranean indeed takes hold the imagination of…

Verona view

Valentine’s in Verona: on the steps of Romeo and Juliet

Come and understand why Shakespeare got inspired by this Italian town 🥰 Viviane Vaz for Id International   Known as the “secret sister” of Venice, Verona is also the city of love by excellence. Here the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare created his first play, the comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Nowadays the city is most known for his version of the tragic love story of Romeo Montecchi and Giulietta Cappelletti, the…