GROUP travel organisers throughout the world are being urged to book up early as demand for accommodation for large parties increases.
Members of the IGS (International Group Scheme for Hostelling International) which represents more than 200 hostels in 30 countries – all of which are suitable for large parties – say that it is unlikely organisers will be able to secure a booking if they leave requests to the last minute.
Surrounded by Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina and often billed as South America’s best kept secret, Paraguay, is a country with character and charm, full of friendly and welcoming people who will gladly share a tereré upon your arrival (iced herbal tea). Hostelling International are pleased to launch their brand new network in Paraguay and invite you to explore the country’s beauty and discover some of the fantastic highlights.
A brief history of over 100 years hostelling which started with German schoolteacher Richard Schirrmann creating the world’s first Jugendherberge (youth hostel) in 1912. We now have over 4,000 hostels world-wide and this is a short history of how we did it.
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