Archive | November, 2009

New Tel Aviv Museum : Revealing the Hidden City

A total of Three hundred volunteers joined to collect photos for the new Tel Aviv Museum “Revealing the Hidden City.”

The City will be opening a new museum soon. It will be located in the old majestic municipal building on Bialik Street.

The historic museum will offer documents, artifacts, and thousands of photographs and many of which were collected in the special “Revealing the Hidden City” project.

Tel Aviv “Hill of Springs” is the first all-Jewish city. Tel Aviv is a big city, which sparkles with attractive beaches, cultural offerings, excellent shopping, and vibrant nightlife.

Tel Aviv first Museum was established as a city in 1932 in the home of Tel Aviv’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff.

Tel Aviv Museum “Revealing the Hidden City” will be available to the public on December 17, 2009. Consider visiting Israel, this historic city will never fail to amaze you. Its easy to book flights to Tel Aviv since this city is a popular tourist destination.

See you There:)

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Philippine Department of Tourism Assures ‘Business As Usual’ Despite Maguindanao Incident

The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) has assured that the Philippines remains on a business as usual mode, despite the killing of some 46 individuals in the Southern province of Maguindanao.

Despite the alarm caused by the incident, Tourism Secretary Ace Durano assured stakeholders of the tourism industry that the Philippines remains an ideal destination for tourism activities, business meetings and conferences.

The tourism chief made the assurance following the directive of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo putting the Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and Cotabato City under a state of emergency, aimed at speeding up the investigation and arrest of the individuals involved in the incident.

The directive also places authorities including the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on full alert to prevent any untoward incidences in said areas. Continue Reading

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Buckingham Hotel’s In-Transit Promotion : Convenient Option for Travels Stuck In Transit

Flight delays have you camped out at the airport?

Instead of killing hours in the airport lounge waiting for an errant connection, the Buckingham Hotel in Manhattan is offering a solution to travel nightmares.

With their new “In-Transit” promotion, patrons who book a room after a cancelled or delayed flight from NYC’s airports including JFK and LaGuardia, will have the cost of the taxicab back to the Buckingham Hotel (up to $50) taking off of the current available room rate. Buckingham Hotel rates start at $199, making this promotion a perfect solution and convenient option for travels stuck in transit.

This promotion is valid for a one night stay from November 25th through March 31st (subject to availability). Plane tickets and taxi receipts are needed verification for booking. This discount is valid for customers with flight delays of more than 4 hours and is not applicable for current reservations. For further details or to book, please call toll free at (888) 511-1900.

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How to Find Cheap Hotels

Not all travelers have the luxury of staying in a first class hotels due to budget constraints. Due to worldwide reccession, every traveler became budget minded and we all now preffer cheap hotels or any affordable but appropriate place to stay.

Finding cheap accommodation is not always a challenge. With the existence of various competing online hotel reservation sites, everyone gets a good deal if not a good price.

Searching and Booking online is always a good idea in finding cheap hotels. Aside from price comparison, you can also view the hotel ratings, photos, amenities and discounted rates. Continue Reading

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2010 Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami Prepares to Make Waves, Creating Ideal Venue to Shop, Save and Gather with Fellow Boaters

The 69th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami cruises into town February 11-15, 2010, where new and experienced boaters from throughout the world can gather in one place to view, board and buy the best the boating industry has to offer. With special deals on everything from sportfishers, sailboats and mega-yachts to engines and the newest electronics, the 2010 Miami International Boat Show is the ideal place to shop, save and enhance every boating experience.

The five-day event draws tens of thousands of visitors each year and hosts more than 2,000 exhibitors from around the world, filling the Miami Beach Convention Center and Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center with thousands of boats and hundreds of booths showcasing the latest gear and accessories. And for the first time, powerboat and sailing enthusiasts can gather in one location to see the best of everything as Strictly Sail Miami moves from its traditional venue at Miamarina at Bayside to Sea Isle Marina, joining forces with the Miami International Boat Show’s powerboat in-water portion.

“There is no other boating event in the world that provides boating enthusiasts with the opportunity to shop the best and biggest selection of boats and accessories at unprecedented deals,” noted Cathy Rick-Joule, vice president of southern shows. “With thousands of products to choose from in one of the best boating destinations, the Miami International Boat Show is THE destination to find out why life is better with a boat, continuing to give boaters something for every lifestyle and budget.” Continue Reading

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Ascott Secures Contract for New Premium Serviced Residence in Kuala Lumpur’s Largest Commercial & Lifestyle Development

CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Group Limited (Ascott), has clinched a contract to manage a new premium serviced residence in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the largest commercial and lifestyle development in Malaysia’s capital.

Ascott was awarded the contract by GSB Sentral Sdn Bhd, an established property developer under Gapurna Group with interests in construction, commercial property development and information technology.

The new 143-unit serviced residence, called Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur, is part of the prestigious 348 Sentral project which also comprises an adjacent office block whose main occupant will be Shell Malaysia. Continue Reading

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Expert Tips on How To Fly this Holiday Season, Without the Stress

  1. Plan your trip as far ahead of time as possible – Book NOW. As the holiday season gets closer, the prices will inevitably go up – If possible, try to purchase the tickets for your flight as far in advance as possible.
  2. Try to fly during the week – If at all possible, book your flight sometime in the middle of the week. Normally, weekend departures have a much higher demand than mid week flights, and often times the best prices can be found during the week.
  3. Check for hotel/airfare deals – Many airlines offer packages and discounts on hotels, as well as combination air/car rental packages, depending on the airline and destination. Call the airline or check out the airline’s website for deals as many of these combinations are very competitively priced. Continue Reading

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6.5M foreign tourists expected to visit Indonesia

A total of 6.5 million foreign tourists are expected to visit Indonesia this year, a Tourism and Culture Ministry official said.

“I am convinced that the figure could be achieved,” I Gde Pitana, director for overseas promotion of the ministry said here on Tuesday.

The number of foreign tourist arrivals up to September is 4.6 million. Thus, Indonesia still have to attract another 1.9 billion in the remaining three months to achieve the projected 6.5 million. Continue Reading

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Cambodia tourism rebound continues in September as arrivals rise

Cambodia’s key tourism sector showed further signs of recovery in September, local media reported on Wednesday, citing the newly released Ministry of Tourism data, although all-important air arrivals remained down on last year.

Total arrivals in the Kingdom hit 151,937 in September, the figures showed, up 4.68 percent on the same period last year and beating average annualized growth in first eight months of the year at l.68 percent, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

However, air arrivals, which bring in longer term, long-haul passengers that traditionally spend more, remained well down from last year. Continue Reading

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Bangkok voted as the most attractive city in Asia

Foreign tourists voted Bangkok the most attractive city to visit among 10 of 11 member cities Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC 21).

Following a Bangkok University ‘Bangkok Poll’ ranking10 cities, minus Myanmar’s Yangon, whose representatives joined the eighth meeting of ANMC 21 recently in Bangkok, the Thai capital was voted the most attractive city to visit by foreign travellers by receiving a score of 7.19 out of 10.

The survey was conducted from 31 October to 1 November 2009 among some 500 foreign tourists visiting Bangkok. Among the five factors that draw tourists to Bangkok, Thai food counted as around 20 per cent as being of interest of foreigners the most, while the city’s historical sites and ancient remains came second at 19 per cent. Continue Reading

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Texting, new Davao City website to boost Davao tourism

Using cellphone text marketing, databanking and launching a new Davao website are powerful hi-tech tools that are expected to boost the growth of Davao tourism in the coming years, according to Ms. Eden David, technical director of the Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office here.

“We all know just how important all these things are, to your tourism marketing and promotions efforts–statistics, databanking, market analysis, new website and text marketing.

You can take advantage of all these to boost your efforts here,” Eden, who also heads the tourism industry cluster team, said during a recent meetings with tourism stakeholders here. Continue Reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Maldives

HotelTravel.com’s Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Maldives Low-lying, laidback and surrounded by some of the planet’s clearest and bluest waters, the Maldives remain a popular choice for honeymooners, and those seeking once-in-a-lifetime holiday experiences. HotelTravel.com is proud to present its Top 10 reasons to visit the Maldives.

From key feeder markets like Singapore, Hong Kong and other Asian countries it is also a short-haul flight, greatly reducing the carbon footprint of air travel.

HotelTravel.com recently completed its customer survey of the most romantic holiday choices on the planet with the Maldives taking top honours. Continue Reading

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