Food and Travel launches new travel guide

Food and Travel Magazine has launched a comprehensive guide to short-breaks in Europe, the European Cities Collection, containing profiles of 74 cities across 27 countries.

The European city-break getaway has long been a favourite amongst UK holiday-makers, says the publisher. The short-break market is worth £2 billion, with over 7.5 million short trips to Europe taken by the British public each year. With news coming of a possible end to the recession, and Autumn statistically the most popular time for short breaks to be taken, this launch is timely.

Gregor Rankin, Food and Travel’s publisher, says: “The world is getting smaller and sometimes, in the hunt for new travel experiences, we turn to far-flung destinations, overlooking gems that are much closer to home. It’s not just about classic destinations, such as Paris, Rome or Barcelona; how many people have explored lesser-known cities, for example Thessaloniki, Tallinn and Tampere? Even in well-trodden cities, we have tracked down great restaurants and beautiful sights that have escaped the tourist radar. European Cities Collection provides readers with both the inspiration and information they need to get the most out of their trip.”

Food and Travel’s European Cities Collection is a comprehensive guide featuring 212 full-colour pages packed with invaluable advice. Using extensive first-hand experience of each city, readers will get the inside track on why go, what to do, where to stay and where to eat and drink, along with full-colour images, travel information, a trip tip and weather guide.

European Cities Collection also provides an introduction to each country with food glossaries and unmissable festivals and events. The comprehensive guide is divided into ten easy-to-read sections, featuring:

* Austria, Germany and Switzerland

* Baltic States (Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania)

* Belgium and the Netherlands

* France

* Italy

* Portugal and Spain

* Mediterranean (Croatia/Greece/Malta/Turkey)

* Eastern Europe (Bulgaria/Czech Republic/Hungary/Poland/Romania/Slovenia)

* Iceland and Scandinavia (Denmark/Finland/Norway/Sweden)

* UK and Ireland

With specialist knowledge on where to go, what to do, where to stay and where to eat and drink, the European Cities Collection is a “must have” for those seeking a European city getaway. European Cities Collection, priced £5.99 is now available to buy at WH Smith, Sainsbury’s, Borders, direct from the publishers by calling 01858 438785(including free p&p), or online.

About Food and Travel magazine

Food and Travel says: “Food and Travel magazine is the UK’s leading gourmet travel magazine, published independently ten times a year by Green Pea Publishing Ltd, winner of the PPA Independent Publishing Company of the Year 2008 and PPA Publisher of the Year 2008. Priced £3.80 it is available on subscription and at quality news outlets including WH Smith, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Borders and Co-op. A digital edition of Food and Travel magazine can be viewed here.”