7 Budget-Friendly Destinations in Europe
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There is no doubt Europe is one of the hottest destinations to visit on your travels these days. With its colourful history, gorgeous landscapes, mouth-watering food and friendly locals, there are so many places within Europe that are worth a visit. Unfortunately, Europe can be a once-in-a-lifetime trip because it’s not very wallet-friendly! Thankfully, Europe is a pretty big place. We’ve managed to find seven budget-friendly destinations that even your bank balance will love.
Italy is a very popular holiday destination, but Calabria is quite possibly the most un-touristy town in the whole country – meaning it has equally un-touristy prices. It’s got mountains, beaches and forests, which you can enjoy without the hustle and bustle of holiday crowds. It’s a small, laidback town, so come here for a chance to really relax and unwind.
The city centre in Strasbourg was the first city centre to be classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in 1988. In the north east of France, Strasbourg sits on the border with Germany, making it an interesting mix of the two cultures. Whether you prefer wine or beer, pretzels or croissants, Strasbourg is a great place for a getaway. Plus it’s a student town so you can expect to pay student prices!
You probably wouldn’t think of Germany when you think of budget-friendly, but Hamburg may surprise you. The quirky city has a lot to offer by way of sights to see, and the majority of them are dirt cheap or free. You can walk along the harbourfront, assault your senses at the fish market, check out the second hand shops and flea markets or lounge about a park, and most of the time you won’t have to spend a single euro.
This charming, historic city is popular for weekend breaks. With cheap accommodation and restaurants, there’s nothing to stop you from having an enjoyable city break. If you’re a history fundi then you’ll definitely want to visit Auschwhitz and Schindler’s Factory, or if you’d prefer something not so heart-wrenching you can take a walk along the tree-lined Vistula boulevards. At night, Krakow has a pub or bar on every corner for you to enjoy.
For a cultural holiday, visit Budapest. The Hungarian capital has such an interesting history that it is a fascinating place to explore. From relaxing in the baths or painting the town red at night, Budapest is a great holiday destination. It’s a popular destination for hen and stag parties, but as long as you stay away from the tourist hot spots you’ll be able to enjoy a very budget-friendly getaway.
The capital of Slovakia is known as the cheapest city in the world to buy a pint. What’s more, the city is so small it’s compact enough to walk around, so you don’t need to fork out for public transport. With the picturesque Old Town, the peaceful Danube River and the gorgeous Bratislava Castle, there is plenty to do to work up your thirst.
While not as cheap as some other destinations, the capital of Portugal is the cheapest capital in western Europe. You can hit the beach, walk the picture-perfect cobbled alleyways or head to one of the many rooftop bars to while away your afternoons. Don’t forget your walking shoes – as well as being the cheapest capital it’s also one of the hilliest!
So there you have it: seven gorgeous European destinations which won’t break the bank. You’re welcome.
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Personal information is no longer needed by ELEARNING FUTURES LTD but needed by you in connection with a legal claim
- In most circumstances, we will securely delete or dispose of personal information when we no longer need it for our legitimate business purposes. Our approach to retention is outlined in our corporate retention schedules.
- However, if the personal information we no longer need would assist you in establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim, you can require us to keep the information for as long as necessary. We may ask you to provide an explanation and any available supporting evidence that a legal claim is ongoing or contemplated.
Right to erasure of personal data (“the right to be forgotten”)
In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.