Going down a treat for Valentine’s Day

Calling all romantics out there. That one day of the year when we can all maybe indulge our loved ones is fast approaching. Yes, it is Valentine’s Day again very soon so why not try to hit the spot by treating your beloved to something tasty at a restaurant? Eating establishments all over Brussels have…

EU Artificial Intelligence Act

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Photo by Soundtrap on Unsplash The 27 EU Member State governments have voted unanimously in favour of ‘The EU Artificial Intelligence Act’.  This is seen as key legislation for the global music industry.  It aims to play a role in ending serious ongoing alleged malpractices such as the illegal acquisition of the world’s music to train what are…

Taiwan Tourism Popular at Brussels Travel Show

It may not yet be a traditional destination for many Europeans but Taiwan has much to offer. And the small island nation is proving to be one of the most popular attractions at this year’s annual holiday trade fair in Brussels. The four-day show (Salon des Vacances/Vakantiesalon), at Brussels Expo, opened today and runs until…

Best Tourism Villages Initiative

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Photo by redcharlie on Unsplash UN Tourism has opened applications for the 2024 edition of its Best Tourism Villages initiative. Over the past three editions, UN Tourism – the new name of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – received almost 600 applications from nearly 100 countries.  Currently, the UN Tourism Best Tourism Villages Network brings together 186 members…

A Celebration of Humanity

Robert Burns

Tonight (25th January) we celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland. Honouring a national poet is something that Scotland shares with Ukraine, two of the few countries in the world to do so. Robert Burns is renowned for the respect in which he held his fellow man. He was…

Eating Out in Brussels With a View

Roi d'Espagne

A new survey has revealed that the eating out habits of Belgians may be changing. Trade federation Comeos says that the poll it commissioned shows Belgians go less often to restaurants and more often to fast food places. The survey shows attendance in restaurants is down 10.8 per cent compared to 2019 while the opposite…

Benefits of a Vegan Diet

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Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash New research by Ticketgum says there are “several benefits” to be had from a vegan diet, particularly for athletes or those who engage in regular exercise. A study emphasises the “crucial” role of maintaining adequate levels of vitamins and nutrients, particularly vitamin B12. It says vitamin B12 is essential for the body’s blood and nerve cells.  A deficiency in this…

Gearing Up for the New Year

One of the country’s top visitor attractions is celebrating good news to herald a new year. Autoworld Museum in Brussels says it is “particularly proud” to announce that last year, just like 2022, was another record year in terms of visitor numbers. In 2023, the museum welcomed no less than 235,000 visitors, what it calls “a spectacular achievement especially if…

New Year Resolutions

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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Martin Banks gives us three lessons from behavioural science that will make you stick to your New Years’ Resolutions. Almost a quarter of people will have already failed their New Year’s resolution. By the end of the month, that number will have increased to some 43%.  We all subconsciously assume that, when…

Enchanted experience makes for ideal festive treat

Dragons flying around your head and immersing you with mysterious unicorns and little elves. No, it is not a scene from a Harry Potter film but the pleasure that awaits visitors to this year’s big festive treat at ZOO Planckendael, on the outskirts of Brussels. Called “Dragons & Unicorns”, the lights spectacular (which runs to…