Archive | March, 2010

Vietnam Foreign arrivals up in March

The number of foreign tourists to arrive in Viet Nam in March reached 473,000, lifting the total arrivals in the first quarter to 1.35 million, up 36.2 percent over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

The number of visitors from Cambodia was reported to be the highest increase of 147.2 percent, followed by mainland China with a surge of 115 percent. Visitors from Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia also rose sharply between 22 percent and 37 percent.

Foreign tourists from Japan, France and Malaysia also rose significantly between 12 and 15 percent.

The ministry’s statistics showed that most foreign tourists arrived by air or road.

The ministry attributed the increase to the recovery of the world’s economy, especially in Asian countries, which are traditional markets to Viet Nam’s tourism industry. Continue Reading

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Millennium Biltmore Hotels Pays Homage to Rich History with Now, Then and Again Package

Considered the grand dame of Los Angeles hotels for nearly a century, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel is paying homage to its rich history with the Now, Then and Again Package.

Visitors to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel will get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the history of this incredible Los Angeles building with this unique package, which includes overnight accommodations, the hotel’s famous Afternoon Tea for 2, 2 tickets to the Los Angeles Conservancy’s hosted walking tour of the hotel and a beautiful keepsake book on the history of the hotel, complete with rarely-seen color and archival photography from the hotel’s collection.


Millennium Biltmore Hotels

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel has a very prolific history in Hollywood, and was the home to eight Oscar ceremonies during the Academy’s early years. With this package, guests will walk the halls graced by the likes of 10 U.S. Presidents (from Hoover to Clinton), Nelson Mandela, John Steinbeck, John Wayne, Clark Gable, Walt Disney, Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Kate Winslet, Katie Holmes, Heidi Klum and many more. Continue Reading

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Southwest Airlines Promotion : Save on your next airfare purchase!

Are you planing your next vacation and considering Southwest Airlines as your airline of choice?

Southwest Airlines is offering complete vacation packages and airfare discounts to destinations across the United States with flight service available from every scheduled Southwest Airlines departure city. There are numerous ways to save on your next trip and one of those is by using savings travel coupons.

By searching online, you can buy discounted airline tickets by booking with online hotel and airline reservation sites and use promotional codes which will allow you to save more money for your next trip.

Some sites like Savings.com have the lists of valid Southwest airlines promo code that you can use for your airline ticket purchase. Just make sure that Promo codes are not yet expired so you can enjoy the great discounts. As is often the case with their some promo codes, this one allows you to save 10% or more on select US flights. You can save on routes between Denver and Portland, Houston and Seattle, Chicago and Vancouver, Boise and Los Angeles, and many more.

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Sunshine & Savings In The Maldives – With Sun Hotels & Resorts

Fed-up of waiting for summer to arrive? Dreaming of a white-sand beach, warm, azure-blue sea and lazy days stretching into balmy relaxing evenings?

Would love to visit a tropical island but wondering if the holiday budget is more suited to the Mediterranean than the Indian Ocean? Then think again, as Sun Hotels & Resorts, who have two idyllic resorts in the Maldives, have announced lower high-season rates and a reduction in the all-inclusive supplement – perfect for those seeking sunshine and savings!


Olhuveli Sandbank

Available through selected tour operators and valid for departure from 16 April until 31 October, choose from two beautiful resorts: Continue Reading

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Go Traditional With Mallorca Farmhouses

Mallorca boasts more than simply sun, sea, sand and sangria. Head into the island’s interior and visitors will discover picturesque cobbled villages, thriving local markets, wild pine-clad hills teeming with birds and butterflies and undulating countryside with fields of almond, olive and lemon groves.

And for a truly authentic Mallorcan holiday, what better way to experience this Balearic beauty than by staying in a traditional finca with Mallorca Farmhouses?


Mallorca Farmhouses

As accommodation specialists with over 20 years expertise, Mallorca Farmhouses offer a wide range of traditional fincas, country cottages and rustic retreats. Far from the madding crowd, many properties are located within or near rural villages where guests can enjoy peace, privacy and complete relaxation – it’s the Mallorcan way! Plus each home comes with a private pool, maid service and a starter pack. Continue Reading

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Enjoy Dog-Friendly Holidays With Coast & Country Cottages In South Devon

In celebration of National Pet Month, 3 April – 3 May, South Devon self-catering specialist, Coast & Country Cottages, are showcasing their dog-friendly properties, perfect for a fun-filled family holiday where four-legged friends can also enjoy some canine capers.

Coast & Country Cottages offer a choice of 90 dog-friendly holiday properties across the South Hams, including Dartmouth and Salcombe and throughout the beautiful coast and countryside in between.


Dog playing on South Devon beach – Nick Shepherd

With miles of fantastic coastline to walk on and many beaches and pubs that welcome dogs, the South Hams is the perfect destination for a short break or longer holiday that the whole family – and the dog – can enjoy. Continue Reading

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Affinia Manhattan Offers an Exclusive Look at the Macy’s Flower Show

Although Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year, Spring is right around the corner for Affinia Manhattan guests with the hotel’s new Flower Show package. From March 28th through April 11th, patrons of this New York City hotel will get an exclusive look at the glorious arrangement of art, color, culture and flowers in full bloom at the annual, Macy’s Flower Show.

Now, the biggest of it’s kind, the Macy’s Flower Show, which will take place at the flagship Herald Square store just minutes away from the Affinia Manhattan, will highlight over 30,000 varieties of fragrant flowers and exotic plants, from six continents.

Starting at $299, Affinia Manhattan guests will receive a VIP private tour of the Flower Show before its open to the public by a personal Macy’s docent on the following weekends including April 1st – 3rd & April 8th -11th at 9:30 AM.* Along with their reservations, guests will also receive a signature Macy’s Flower Show Gift bag with complimentary goodies, two ROSANGEL Cosmopolitan cocktails at the Affinia Manhattan’s Niles Bar and Restaurant and a Chocolate Viola Garden-in-a-Bag.

This package reflects savings of $100 and is valid through April 11th; subject to availability. This promotion is not valid with any other promotion at the hotel and can not be combined with any other offer. For further details, please visit the Affinia Manhattan website at affinia.com/flowers or call 212.563.1800. When booking, please site offer code, “FLORAL.” Continue Reading

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Affinia Manhattan introduces an Exclusive Action Adventure in New York City

When people think of taking a fun and active getaway this time of year, most venture up to the mountains or head out to the country for some outdoor activities.

The Affinia Manhattan however, allows patrons to get up and get out in the Big Apple with their Action Adventure promotion.

Starting at $229, guests of the hotel can take part in energetic activities with an exclusive, all access pass for two to the Chelsea Piers’ signature Sports Center.


Hotel Affinia Manhattan

Not only is this center close and convenient, Affinia Manhattan guests will be able to enjoy all of the state-of-the-art facilities and services that Chelsea Piers offers under one roof including*: Continue Reading

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Russian pavilion for 2010 World Expo in Shanghai to open May 1

The Russian pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai will be opened to the public on May 1, Russia’s industry and trade minister said on Friday.

“I think that we are moving along with difficulty, but on schedule. We will open our pavilion on April 30 and ten days before that, we will start a general rehearsal,” Viktor Khristenko said during a working visit to Shanghai, adding that “everything will be working.”

Khristenko, who chairs the organizing committee for Russia’s participation in Expo 2010, said it was very important for Russia to take part in the event.

“It is a large, beautiful and independent pavilion, where Russia offers its view and conception of the future,” he said. “For us, it is an opportunity to discuss and present our opinion … on how to organize the life of our children.”

The 2010 World Expo is to be held under the motto of a “Better City – Better Life” from May 1 to October 31, 2010, in Shanghai in an area of six square kilometers (2.3 sq. miles).

Up to 70 million people are expected to visit the city for the event, which has seen investment of up to $ 4 billion.

Russia is constructing its Expo pavilion for the first time in 30 years, rather than renting one from the host country.

The 6,000-square-meter sun-shaped pavilion, dominated by fairy-tale motifs, will comprise 12 white-and-gold towers symbolizing the 12 months, showing a comfortable city environment as seen through children’s eyes.

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How to get the best Auto Insurance?

Getting an Auto Insurance has always been a big deal for every car owner all over the world. Looking for the best auto insurance can seem to be like an overwhelming task. With so many information from different Auto Insurance Company, policy buyers are puzzled which services to get.

Sourcing for an excellent and cheapest car insurance is more often a difficult task but since the major purpose of an auto insurance is to safeguard us in case of unavoidable circumstances, we really have to be patient in getting one.

Shopping for the auto insurance will take a lot of time and effort but we can easily find one by just searching over the Internet and find some good recommendations. The Internet is loaded with auto an insurance web sites that provides quotes from various car insurance companies.

Asking all important matters or details can help you out getting cheap car insurance quotes for your most valued properties. The job in finding the best Car Insurance will be difficult if you do not have the courage and patience so keep in mind that shopping the cheapest auto insurance can be tedious but once you are able to get a trusted one, everything will be seamless and you will finally have peace of mind.

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“Shark Week” Personality to Lead Exclusive 10-Day Adventure Departing June 19, 2010

Discovery Adventures, the adventure travel brand developed in partnership with Discovery Channel and Gap Adventures, is offering an exclusive trip to the Galapagos Islands led by Discovery Channel Shark Advisor and Director of Biological Programs for Washington D.C.’s National Aquarium, Andy Dehart.

This one-of-a-kind destination tour – taking place June 19-28, 2010 – will showcase Dehart’s extensive knowledge of sharks through enriching lectures and multiple snorkeling expeditions. Adventurers interested in joining Discovery Channel “Shark Week” personality on this breathtaking excursion can book the tour at www.discoveryadventures.com.

Ecuador Galapagos Turtle

Dehart has appeared on numerous Discovery Channel productions including, Sharks Under Glass (2003), Shark Feeding Frenzy (2007), Day of the Shark (2008), Shark After Dark (2009) and Day of the Shark 2 (2009). Continue Reading

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ASSOULINE Announces the Release of Condé Nast Traveler Room with a View

Edited by Klara Glowczewska, introduction by André Aciman

Condé Nast Traveler’s celebrated “Room with a View” page, featuring frame-worthy vistas from all over the world, has been tempting intrepid globetrotters for years.

This compendium gathers its most breathtaking sights of all time, from Balinese beaches to European cities to African savannahs teeming with wildlife. Colorful and inspiring, Condé Nast Traveler Room with a View is an authoritative selection of 140 memorable hotels to discover.

Condenast Room with a View

ASSOULINE’S newest tome, Condé Nast Traveler Room with a View offers a global exploration of the world’s most stunning hotels and resorts and the most breathtaking views taken from the interior of their rooms. Continue Reading

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