Archive | February, 2010

Rock The Festivals With Wicked Campers

It’s that time of year … the festival frenzy has kicked in and music lovers everywhere are now gearing up to this summer’s hottest music events across the UK and Europe.

For those who haven’t yet decided how to get there or what to camp in, then Wicked Campers is on hand to help!

With funky accommodation and wheels all rolled in to one wicked campervan, it’s the perfect option for gig-goers to travel to a festival and to camp in style, comfort and on a budget.

With unpredictable weather, camping in tents is often an unappealing option to some. Visions of pools of mud, drenched clothes and washed away tents might spring to mind! So to avoid this muddy mayhem, opt for a Wicked Camper. It provides more space, better security and, crucially, it’s waterproof!

Wicked Campers is a bargain campervan company based in the UK. They provide a choice of two and five-seater Toyota vans which come equipped with an all-important bed for two, table, basic built-in kitchen, camping chairs, CD player and plenty of storage space – so festival goers are better equipped to stash their valuables. For larger groups, Wicked Campers can provide additional tents. Continue Reading

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Egg-ceptional Easter Escapes With Mallorca Farmhouses

With the long, cold winter almost over and spring just around the corner, there is no better way for families to enjoy a well-deserved Easter break than with self-catering specialist Mallorca Farmhouses.

Mallorca offers quiet, safe beaches, beautiful countryside and the perfect temperature to suit young children. What’s more, with flights to Palma competitively priced from many UK airports, this beautiful, Balearic Island ticks the boxes for cost-conscious families.

Mallorca Farmhouses has an extensive selection of luxury villas, country houses and charming cottages to choose from and all come with a private pool, maid service and a starter pack. In addition, they can arrange car hire, babysitting, a nanny service and a gourmet chef service on request to ensure parents can truly relax and not lift a finger! Properties available include: Continue Reading

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How to choose the best Luggage?

Worldwide travelers are all considering their luggage as one of the most important travel accessory apart from camera and other travel gadgets.

Although purchasing luggage abroad can be very expensive so you have to either check for discounted luggage online or on your local department store before you plan for your next trip.

On choosing Luggage, What is important for you? Should it be trendy or should it be sensible? Leather or Fabric?

Any material should do so long as its durable and its practical. We always have to think of new ways to save money while and before traveling.

If you are planning to buy a new Luggage on your next shopping. You should consider not only durability and practicality, it should also be cost effective.

Can you imagine losing a set of expensive or designer luggage while traveling? That will be a frustrating scenario for each traveler would you agree?

Discounted Luggage are also available in department stores, online shopping stores, ebay and other online luggage stores. While looking at these online shops, you should look for online reviews about the products customer service, warranty and quality reviews.

You can also compare cost, style and durability by comparing reviews before you buy your next luggage.

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St Lucia Deals and Steals…

Love is in the air, and for the latest bachelor, it happens to be in St. Lucia… Although we won’t know who will get the final rose until the show’s season finale next Monday, we have seen the bachelor fall in love with the last two women in beautiful St. Lucia. With private beaches and relaxing resorts, its no wonder why this island is constantly voted the Caribbean’s most romantic honeymoon and wedding destination.

Now, for travel from March 16 – March 23, CheapOair is offering cheap St. Lucia flights and deals so you don’t have to be given a rose to make the trip.

CheapOair’s special cheap St. Lucia deals to romantic, four star hotels and resorts include the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort starting at $239* per night or the Royal By Rex Resorts, starting at $273* per night. Cheap flights to St. Lucia are also available on CheapOair. Sample fares start at $318 RT* per person from Chicago or $327 RT* per person from New York City.

Just as the Bachelor himself has said, “There is no better place to fall in love than Saint Lucia!” so why not book it at a great rate?

* Airfares include all fuel surcharges, ad valorem tax and CheapOair service fees. Fares exclude government taxes. Sample airfare listed; additional cities spanning the U.S. are available. Fares and rates are subject to change based on availability. All hotel average nightly rates displayed are USD excluding taxes and fees.

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EL AL Airlines Voted Best Airline Security by Global Traveler Magazine

EL AL, the national airline of Israel, was selected by more than 25,000 readers of Global Traveler (GT) Magazine as the airline with the world’s best security.

This honor has been given to EL AL for three consecutive years (which is how long the category has been recognized).

In response to a survey conducted by Global Traveler readers, the best in business and luxury travel for 2009 were selected. The GT annual awards are one of the most sought-after in the industry. GT Publisher/CEO Fran Gallagher stated, “Our award winners continue to set the bench mark for service in the industry and our readers know quality.

EL AL Airlines Voted Best Airline Security

Year after year, the winners they vote for emulate those high standards. EL AL’s dedication to security keeps it tops in the Best Airline for Security category.”

“We are proud to be recognized as the airline industry leader in security,” commented Offer Gat, CEO, EL AL Israel Airlines, North/Central America. “Security and safety remain a top priority for EL AL and we are proud to provide an uncompromised level at all times.” Continue Reading

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Part of the Three? Ride for Free!

Part of the Three? Ride for Free! Do you live in Manhattan and you’ve never been to the top of the Empire State building, Top of the Rock or Central Park? Maybe you’re from Connecticut or New Jersey and have never been to Harlem or Brooklyn?

So many of us get so caught up in our daily lives that we often don’t even get a chance to explore our own backyards.

Gray Line New York is making exploring New York City easier than ever for local residents and gives you a chance to really show your New York to visiting relatives and friends.

Gray Line New York Sightseeing Double Decker bus - Lincoln Center

Gray Line New York is introducing for the first time ever, a brand new promotion for anyone with a New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut drivers license or ID card, purchase one ticket * and receive a second ticket for free. This promotion is available, starting March 1st. Continue Reading

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Row-Mantic Wedding With Tropical Sky Groom Rows Across Atlantic For Wedding in Barbados

Wedding abroad experts, Tropical Sky, are in ‘oar’ of their latest newly-wed couple. Neil Ward and Louise Robertson ‘tide’ the knot at Almond Beach Village in Barbados over the Valentine’s weekend after Neil rowed a mammoth 2,500 miles across the Atlantic for the ceremony!

Avid adventurer, Neil (38), and his team left the port of San Sebastian La Gomera in the Canary Islands on the 4 January 2010 on board the Britannia III as part of the Atlantic Rowing Race. After 39 gruelling days at sea, Neil was forgiven for failing to show on time for the original wedding date.

Tropical Sky quickly rescheduled the ceremony which took place on Saturday 13 February on the beach at Almond Beach Village, a day later than planned.

Row-Mantic Wedding - Photos courtesy of Colorbox Ltd. Caribbean

Louise wore a traditional white wedding dress. Neil’s crew formed a ‘guard of honour’ for the newlyweds with their oars.

Ski instructor, Louise (29), commented “We had no idea where or how we wanted to get married. Continue Reading

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Incheon International Airport voted best airport for 5 straight years

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport (IIAC) has been voted the world’s best airport by the Airport Council International (ACI) for the fifth straight year, the airport said in a statement Tuesday.

The IIAC scored the highest marks in the ACI’s annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award, receiving the top honor in three categories to become the Best Airport Worldwide, Best Airport in Asia-Pacific, and Best Airport with annual passenger traffic between 25 and 40 million, according to the IIAC.

The IIAC scored 4.99 points out of a perfect five, which was the highest points ever awarded in the survey’s history, by way finishing at the top spot from 2005 to 2009, the longest winning streak ever as well, the statement said.

“Winning the top honors in the ACI survey as the best airport for five consecutive years is the result of the combined efforts of the government and 35,000 airport employees who have consistently delivered excellent service every year,” C.W Lee, president and CEO of IIAC said in a statement.

Singapore’s Changi International Airport and the Hong Kong International Airport were second and third respectively in the ranking, which was based on 250,000 responses from passengers that rated 34 airport services worldwide last year.

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place at the 5th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Hainan, China on May 13th this year.

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Thailand wins ‘Best Tourist Country Award’ from Swedish magazine

Thailand has been named the world’s Best Tourist Country by a leading Swedish magazine, marking its eighth consecutive year for winning the award, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office in Stockholm, the Swedish capital.

Thai ambassador to Sweden Thanarat Thanaputt and TAT Stockholm office assistant director Anchalee Kumwong last week accepted the Best Tourist Country Award presented by the Swedish publication “Travel News” in its 2010 annual Grand Travel Award ceremony.

The kingdom was voted as this year’s winner from seven other nominated countries, Australia, Egypt, Italy, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and the United States.

The Thai envoy said the country won the award because of its unique and wide-ranging tourist attractions.

Not only tropical environment — sun, sea and sand, but also various cultural and beautiful tourist destinations are the strength of Thailand’s tourism.

Due to the diversity of tourist attractions, tourists can experience the “3Vs” — value for money, variety and very Thai (Thai-ness), while enjoying their holidays in Thailand, Mr Thanarat said.

Meanwhile, national flag carrier Thai Airways International (THAI) won a second place award for the Best International Flight in 2010.

The annual Grand Travel Award ceremony, the Sweden’s largest travel-related event, has been held by Travel News, a leading Swedish travel publication since 1993.

The awards also feature other travel-related categories, including tourist countries, airline and cruise services.

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HotelCalculator.com – A whole new way to Book Hotels Online

Online Hotel Reservation is one of the most helpful innovation that internet has provided to every traveler across the globe.

With so many hotel reservation websites nowadays, a good way to scout for your accommodation is to use a hotel search engine like HotelCalculator.

By using Hotel Calculator, you can save time since its engine can automatically search multiple hotel reservation sites and will compare the prices for you. This website will also check the room availability and the payment options to help you decide on which hotel are you going to book and stay.

A whole new way to Book Hotels Online

HotelCalculator.com helps you find your accommodation with total ease by employing the fastest search process in the internet. For example, users can search for a hotel in Paris that has the amenities that you specifically need. The site also provides several photos for you to completely appreciate the hotel before completing a reservation.

By using the hotel comparison feature, you can easily narrow down your options until you get a shortlist of hotels for you to choose from. The hotel search engine interface also supports seventeen international languages which includes spanish, french and italian.

With Hotel Calculator, you can also view hotels on a Goolge Map, see its distance from the city center and destinations in nearby towns. You now have the freedom to compare prices from different hotel reservation websites like ActiveHotels.com, Agoda.com, AlphaRooms.com, Booking.com, HotelClub.com, OctopusTravel.com and others.

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Top Spring Break Destinations

FOR THE SPRING BREAK PARTIER

Take a getaway to the world’s best parties with CheapOair’s student travel deals to some of the most popular Spring Break destinations.

Each location boasts perfect weather, beautiful beaches, amazing pools and a nightlife that’s filled with open air bars, clubs, and amazing parties. Paradise awaits!

1) Miami, Florida – CheapOair is offering a special starting rate of $178 RT* per person.

* Airfares include all fuel surcharges, ad valorem tax and CheapOair service fees. Fares exclude government taxes. Sample airfare listed from Washington DC to Miami; additional cities spanning the U.S. are available. Fares and rates are subject to change based on availability.

2) Las Vegas, Nevada – CheapOair is offering a special starting rate of $209 RT* per person.

* Airfares include all fuel surcharges, ad valorem tax and CheapOair service fees. Fares exclude government taxes. Sample airfare listed from Philadelphia to Las Vegas; additional cities spanning the U.S. are available. Fares and rates are subject to change based on availability. Continue Reading

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Seven Spring 2010 Wine Events Attract a World of Wine Lovers

San Luis Obispo, California is home to one of the most accessible of world-renowned wine countries; just halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this highly reputed viticulture area boasts world-class wine amid scenic landscapes just miles from the Pacific Ocean, a charming downtown full of wine country delights, and a hospitable and unpretentious community.

Seven spring wine festivals provide the perfect reason for connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts to discover San Luis Obispo this season, and the 37 hotels of downtown San Luis Obispo offer every level of luxury, comfort, convenience, and affordability for a stay that suits every palate.

March 2010 kicks off the wine festival season by focusing on two popular varietals: the World of Pinot Noir, March 5 – 6 in Pismo Beach, and the much anticipated Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival, March 19 – 21, highlighting over 50 versions of the winegrowing region’s star varietal.

April 2010 promises to shower guests with wine at several exciting wine events. The Earth Day Wine & Food Festival, April 16 – 18, features over 200 purveyors of award-winning, sustainably produced food and wine. The Cal Poly Wine Festival, April 23 – 24, is an impressive student-run event featuring over 100 wineries and benefiting the university’s Vines to Wines Club and the “Learn By Tasting” philosophy. At the end of April, the Hospice du Rhône Celebration, April 29 – May 1, is the world’s largest celebration of Rhône variety wines, featuring over 130 international Rhône producers. Continue Reading

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