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4 Reasons Why Everybody Loves Las Vegas

Las Vegas is famous for a lot of things, like parties, casinos, and all kinds of adult fun. Everybody loves Vegas for different things. Tourists, in particular, love it for these reasons:

Up All Night

By day, Vegas is a welcoming place filled with resorts and hotels and wholesome fun for the whole family. By night, it transforms into this magical place full of bright lights and wonder. There is no bed time or curfew in Vegas. Party as much and as hard as you want from dusk until dawn!

Bellagio Las Vegas via Wikipedia
Bellagio Las Vegas via Wikipedia

Everything in One Place

Every cuisine imaginable is available in Vegas. Not only that, hotels, casinos, and other establishments have themes that will transport you to a new place. Do you want to have an authentic Mexican fiesta? Restaurants can offer that for you. You can experience all the world’s cultures in just a few days in Vegas. What’s not to love?

Fun for the Whole Family

That’s right! You don’t have to be over twenty-one to enjoy what Vegas has to offer. There’s more to the place than the casinos. Go sightseeing, take hikes on the desert, and enjoy shows like the Cirque du Soleil. It’s home to world class entertainment and entertainers.

Pop stars occasionally take residency in Vegas and play shows nearly every night! Take your kids to see Britney Spears in concert, or show them around the zoos and parks. You can entertain them in the day, and party it up at night.

Anything Goes

There’s a reason why all the best parties happen in Vegas. Plenty of activities you won’t normally find in other cities can be found here. Most people who cannot afford to travel to Las Vegas for some entertainment may play and fall back onto casinos online like Years have been spent to make Vegas the world’s playground. You can do whatever you like and best of all, no one will judge you for it. Vegas is definitely one of those cities that’s seen it all.

Las Vegas is one of those places you should try and visit at least once. If you do have the chance to travel, you don’t even have to stay too long. Just a weekend will have you experiencing more fun than in your wildest dreams!

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Top 5 destinations for explorers

For many people, the process of booking or looking for airline tickets is an opportunity to dream of heading out to new places and exploring new destinations. Every year, lots of people look beyond the most common flight destinations in an effort to find places that can give them a different view of life, a taste of a different culture, or an adventure in a different sort of environment. Even some easy-to-reach destinations retain the sense of excitement for travelers who want to explore somewhere fresh.

Backpacking Trips
Backpacking Trips

1. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands have a rich history when it comes to exploration. The islands are well known as the inspiration for much of the work of Charles Darwin, as his theory of natural selection was based on a study of the island’s wildlife. Travelers today can still get a feeling of exploring the unknown, amid the unique environment of the islands. Adventures in hiking, biking, and sailing are all possible, and visitors should bring suitable gear for these. For people with a taste for natural history, nature conservation volunteering is also a possibility on the islands. Continue Reading

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Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection

The latest in Assouline’s Condé Nast Traveler series, this retrospective of the world’s premier travel magazine showcases a selection of its most stunning photographs from the past quarter century by renowned photographers such as Helmut Newton, David LaChapelle, and Brigitte Lacombe.

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
—Henry Miller

Condé Nast Traveler Photographs- 25th Anniversary Collection
Condé Nast Traveler Photographs- 25th Anniversary Collection

From striking works of architecture to lions and elephants, big skies, and compelling portraiture, this anniversary volume is a celebration of the most outstanding travel photography. Featuring 25 exceptional fold-out images and accompanied by essays by notable authors such as Paul Theroux, Luc Sante, and Simon Winchester, plus maps and annotations by the magazine’s editors and the photographers themselves, Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection is sure to spark readers’ wanderlust. Continue Reading

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31st International Tourism Fair opens in Madrid

The 31st edition of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) opened here Wednesday at the IFEMA exhibition center.

10,500 exhibiting companies from 166 countries and regions are expected to participate in the exhibition, which will run until January 23. In addition, more than 124,000 professionals and about 7,500 travel journalists are expected to attend the fair.

This year, new exhibiting destinations such as the Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Pakistan, are making their first appearance, while New Zealand, Namibia, Lebanon and South Africa are among the destinations with new official delegations.

The exhibition is only open to industry professionals during the first three days, but the last two see the doors thrown open to the public, who can visit and perhaps discover a new and fascinating destination for their next holidays.

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World Heritage Committee inscribes seven cultural sites on World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia has inscribed sites in Saudi Arabia, Australia, India, Islamic Republic of Iran and, for the first time, a site in the Marshall Islands, as well as the Republic of Korea on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The latest sites inscribed include (in order of inscription):

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At Turaif District in ad-Dir’iyah (Saudi Arabia)

This property was the first capital of the Saudi Dynasty, in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, north-west of Riyadh. Founded in the 15th century, it bears witness to the Najdi architectural style, which is specific to the center of the Arabian peninsula. In the 18th and early 19th century, its political and religious role increased, and the citadel at at-Turaif became the center of the temporal power of the House of Saud and the spread of the Wahhabi reform inside the Muslim religion. The property includes the remains of many palaces and an urban ensemble built on the edge of the ad-Dir’iyah oasis. Continue Reading

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A new boost for the Mallorca tourism in May

A holiday on the Balearic Islands has never been so available and easy for organizing than now. The largest island of the archipelago, Mallorca, not only has everything you need for a dream holiday, but after May this year, it promises more convenient and comfortable traveling to and from the resort.

If you think that everything on this outstanding summer resort on the Mediterranean Sea is dedicated to give you the best holiday in your life, then you’re right!

After May this year each visitor to Mallorca will enjoy the comfort and the ease of traveling to the island, because of the progress of the big project for enlarging Module C at Palma airport.

The new hub, already called with the nickname the “Mediterranean Hub”, will start operating in May, according to the two years’ plan. The benefits for the travelers to and from Mallorca are expected to be countless. It is supposed to make the connections of the international flights easier for passengers who are transferring from one flight to another.

The expectations of this significant investment are to attract airline companies for organizing long distance flights and using the Mediterranean Hub as an interconnection point for international passengers.

It is believed that it will rapidly enhance the all-year-round tourism in the region. Local companies already offer attractive packages of services, such as hire car Mallorca.

Visitors can easily plan their holiday according to their taste and preferences, and take an advantage of high quality services and facilities. The operating of the Mediterranean Hub will be especially useful for business travelers, who have limited time and need more flexible options for their traveling. Continue Reading

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Travel Guard Names Honeymoon Mishap Victim Third Semi-Finalist for “World’s Unluckiest Traveler”

A newlywed couple who had their honeymoon reduced to 24 hours without their luggage due to travel complications became the third monthly winner in Travel Guard’s ( ) search for the “World’s Unluckiest TravelerSM.”

The bride, Diane R. of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, utilized her social media savvy on Facebook and Twitter to generate the most votes during the month of March, and will receive a Flip MinoHDTM camcorder for her efforts.

She is now eligible to win a grand prize $10,000 dream vacation, to be awarded in December, 2010. A randomly-selected participant who voted for Diane was also awarded a Flip MinoHDTM.

World’s Unluckiest Traveler

Following a Valentine’s Day wedding, Diane was set to leave with her new husband for their Texas honeymoon, but little did the newlyweds know they were in for a series of mishaps along the way. 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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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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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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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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Basic Hotel Internet Marketing : Why Having a Web Site is not enough?

Unfortunately, many hoteliers are content with simply having a web site as the sum-total of their Internet marketing effort.

These same people wonder why their fair-share of reservation production is still eluding them.

Many hoteliers wonder what more they can do to drive business from the Internet. For the record, just having a web site is not nearly enough.

Even a perfectly designed web site will benefit from a promotional effort to produce business. Promoting your hotel online should be a high priority for every hotel, large and small. The payback is quick and the potential upside is big, Internet marketing makes sense for every hotel. Continue Reading

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