Western Australia #find #hotel #deals

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Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia

  • Kalbarri National Park — explore vibrantly coloured gorges and cliffs sculpted by the Murchison River as it flows to the sea
  • Coral Bay and Exmouth — 1250km from Perth, are gateways to the magnificent Ningaloo Reef
  • Karijini National Park — a major destination in the Pilbara. featuring huge canyons and gorges, and nice hikes through majestic scenery
  • Margaret River — a fine winery and surfing region about 250 km south of Perth, a weekend playground for Perth.
  • Mount Augustus — rivalling the better-known Uluru in Northern Territory for size, it’s often claimed to be the largest monolith on Earth
  • Pinnacles Desert — an eerie landscape of limestone pillars rising from the sand about 100 km north of Perth
  • Purnululu National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site features the enigmatic Bungle Bungle dome formations
  • Shark Bay — on the westernmost point of Australia, the small town is known for stromatolites and the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Southern Forests — get among lush ancient forests around Denmark and Pemberton where towering karri and marri trees fringe the rugged coastline of D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Understand Edit

The large majority of the the 2 million inhabitants live in the southwestern part of the state, in or close to Perth . the capital and the most isolated city of this size anywhere in the world. Outside of the Perth area there are less than 500,000 people, hence the demoynm Sandgropers. The largest towns outside Perth metro are Albany and Geralton. only about 30,000 population each depending on seasonal fluctuations. Beyond the coast, Western Australia’s vast interior is very sparsely populated, with only a handful of townships with over a few thousand residents. Mining settlements and cattle stations are thinly-spread so it is all to easy to find yourself alone in a 100 mile radius.

Geography Edit

Mount Augustus is widely claimed to be the world’s largest monolith

Western Australia covers about third of the total land mass of Australia. It encompasses climatic zones from the monsoonal and tropical north, to the temperate and mediterranean south, and the desert and barren inland. Apart from the south-western coast, the majority of the land is extremely old, eroded, flat, arid and infertile.

The population centres are extremely isolated from one another, and from the other populated zones of Australia. This and the tough environment may account for a more independent spirit than in the eastern states.

The vastness of the state is certainly not to be underestimated when planning your trip. If it were a country, it would be in the top 10 by area, as large as Argentina. larger than any African or European country, and twice the size of Alaska. It is the largest statoid in the world (sub-national body) besides the Sakha Republic in Russia.

Perth and the south-west corner including the Margaret River and Albany are easily accessible, as is Broome. Visiting much of the rest of the state requires some planning, and will probably require some long drives. Never plan on doing a road trip, without clearly telling either the authorties or someone else, on you’re planned route, as you could be buggered if you break down. Make sure you always have lots of water (and spare gas) with you.

History Edit

Western Australia was discovered by the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog in 1616 while en-route to what is now known as Jakarta. In the following decade, other Dutch explorers would encounter the land here, but with no apparent natural resources to exploit, left as quickly as they came. During the late 18th century, the British and the French began to explore the more Southern regions of Western Australia and in 1826 the British decided that King George Sound would be a suitable location for a settlement. Three years later the Swan River Colony was established and this would later become the city of Perth. The state grew slowly until the discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie in the 1890s, which led to a huge influx of pepole.

Western Australia is the only state to never have been part of New South Wales and is the only Australian state to have tried to leave the federation, voting to secede in 1933. A delegation was sent to Britain to petition parliament to pass the legislation needed to enable independence, but it was determined that the British parliament did not have the necessary powers to pass such legislation. The suggestion of secession still appears in the Western Australian media from time to time, and there are many Western Australians who support the idea.

Time Zone Edit

Western Australia is in the Australian Western Standard Time zone, 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+8). It doesn’t observe daylight savings time, and is two hours behind the east coast of Australia during winter, and falls three hours behind New South Wales. Victoria. and Tasmania when they move to daylight savings. Note that not all of W.A. is in the same time zone! Residents of towns east of Caiguna on the Eyre Highway (including Eucla. Madura. Mundrabilla and Border Village) in the south-east corner near the South Australian border do not follow official Western Australian time. Instead, they use what is unofficially known as Central Western Standard Time, which is halfway between Western and Central time–UTC+8:45.

Get in Edit

By plane Edit

Perth has the only airport in Western Australia with regular international flights.

The vast majority of interstate flights also land in Perth. However there are a small number of interstate flights to Kalgoorlie. Kununurra. Karratha and Broome. Skywest has a weekly flight from Kalgoorlie to Melbourne, however it may still be cheaper to fly Kalgoorlie – Perth – Melbourne depending on the travel dates desired.

The price of flights from other Australian capital cities to Perth fluctuates wildly. The red-eye overnight flights can often be obtained at a discount over the more civilised flight times.

By car Edit

Considering the huge distances, driving into Western Australia from anywhere else is an experience by itself.

There are only two sealed roads into Western Australia: in the south, the Eyre Highway is the most direct route from Adelaide to Perth. In the north, the Victoria Highway connects the Kimberley region with the Northern Territory up to Darwin. Both involve extremely long drives. Perth-Adelaide is at least 3 days of driving with stops only to sleep, and much of the drive is across the extraordinarily barren Nullabor Plain. Darwin-Perth is at least a week.

It is often possible to organise one-way car hire without additional fees from Adelaide to Perth. Shop around, and check conditions carefully, as some cars hired in Adelaide cannot even be driven into Western Australia.

The unsealed Great Central Road, Tanami Track and Gunbarrel Highway run between the Northern Territory and remote Western Australian towns.

By rail Edit

There is one railway connecting Western Australia with the eastern states. The Indian Pacific [2] train service runs between Sydney and Perth via Kalgoorlie. Adelaide and Broken Hill. Prices are generally more expensive than air travel, but you can put your car on the train. The train ride is a unique experience in itself, as it can take 3 nights to get to Sydney at the other end of the line and you see a lot of rugged beauty along the way.

Quarantine Edit

There are quarantine rules [3] if you are coming from other states in Australia. You cannot bring fruits and vegetables (including seeds and cuttings) into Western Australia. Frozen fresh food is also not allowed but you will be OK with commercially packaged foods, except honey and bee products. There are quarantine checkpoints set up on the state borders and rules are strictly enforced. Inspectors board trains into the state to check passengers, and there are checkpoints at all airports.

If you are arriving directly from overseas, additional quarantine rules apply. See the Australia article for details.

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By car Edit

If you want to travel across WA by road, be ready to drive a lot to get from point A to point B. There are only a limited number of sealed roads (any map of the state will probably show you all of them), if you plan to leave them to get to more remote areas you will need to consider renting a 4WD. Contact the company to which you rent the vehicle to check the policy concerning driving on unsealed tracks, as you might have to get their authorization. Driving a rented conventional (non-4WD) vehicle on an unsealed track may breach your rental contract and void your insurance. Check with the local depot before arriving.


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What – s the Sweet Spot for Buying International Airline Tickets?

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What s the Sweet Spot for Buying International Airline Tickets?

Book early and save on airfare, right? Not so fast, savvy traveler.

The sweet spot for buying international trips appears to be two to three months before departure. For peak-season summer trips, for example, data compiled for this week’s Middle Seat show that fares were lowest in April. If you booked earlier than that, you likely paid more.

When to buy your ticket is one of the most vexing decisions for travelers. Airlines bounce fares up and down regularly, sometimes several times in the same day. Sales come and go quickly, and availability of cheap seats on prime flights can be scarce. Travelers who wait for a better price can end up disappointed when prices keep rising. Travelers who jump on a fare at first search may end up angry if the price drops. It can be like playing poker against airlines.

With domestic trips, sales are typically launched Monday nights and the cheapest prices can often be found buying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (Most leisure travelers shop on the weekends, however, when prices may be higher.) I wrote about that last year in this Middle Seat column .

But things are different when trying to time the purchase of international trips. International sales are seasonal, not weekly, fare experts say, and often route-by-route rather than global. A major sale for fall travel often kicks in about the end of July or early August. The cheapest prices of the year are for travel in February, fare experts say, and those deals usually show up in November and early December.

For peak-season travel, fares start fairly high and then come down. Airlines start more-actively managing pricing on flights about three-to-four months before departure. That’s also when shoppers start getting more active.

For every route, airlines load a dozen or more different fares into reservation systems and then pick which one applies to a specific flight at a specific time, usually based on how well that flight is selling and what the airline expects in future demand for seats, including demand from business travelers who book later.

Harrell Associates compared 100 different routes to Europe and found the highest prices for peak-season fares were in October, on average, so buying that early for summer would have been a mistake. The cheapest time to buy that peak-period fare: April.

How do you know if you’ve found a good fare? Check prices often, if you can, and write down the lowest fare offered. Having that historical information will help you evaluate when a price is worth grabbing. The travel-booking section at Microsoft’s Bing.com offers several months of historical prices on select routes. If that’s available for your itinerary, it’s a huge help: You can see from the chart whether the current price is high or low compared to past prices.

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What Are the Best Cheap Travel Sites? #no #1 #travel

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Best Cheap Travel Sites

Cheap Travel Sites Buying Guide

There are hundreds of travel websites offering the “cheapest” prices on airfare, hotels, and car rentals for any destination you choose. Navigating them all is no easy task, however, especially given how much of your hard-earned cash is on the line.

Consumers will find themselves wooed by online travel agencies and meta-search engines, eBay-style bidding and/or opaque bookings, hot deals, top-secret deals, and even deals on deals .

Meta-search engines are especially useful for searching many travel websites at one go, but you’ll also have success with other tools. Our picks for best, good, and don’t bother travel sites represent a variety of search models and are based on factors such as policies, customer support, and whether the site actually delivers low-cost travel. The results of our research show that Hotwire.com and Bing.com/travel are best travel deal sites; Priceline and Kayak are good cheap travel websites; and Orbitz is one you can afford to ignore.

For the third consecutive year, a 2008 study by J.D. Power and Associates named Hotwire.com the highest rated travel site in terms of customer satisfaction, with Priceline.com close behind. Despite the high rating, our research found that these travel sites attract a large share of user complaints, most of which stem from miscommunication between airlines or hotels and the travel website. User reviews of discount travel websites note the difficulty of holding these third-party intermediaries responsible for errors in an itinerary and stress that you must be very persistent when seeking to correct mistakes. Travelocity.com and Expedia.com, two well-known travel deals sites, garner lower customer satisfaction ratings in the J.D. Power survey, which the survey suggests may reflect fees imposed by airlines rather than disappointment with the sites themselves. We do not include these two sites on our list of best and good cheap travel websites because the information they provide is available through meta-search travel sites like Bing.com/travel and Kayak.com, which we found to be more useful.

According to Forrester Research. Americans spend $86 billion a year booking flights, hotels, and car rentals using travel websites. Major players like Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com, Expedia.com, Hotwire.com, and Priceline.com find low rates on airfare, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages by having you input your travel information and then searching data supplied by travel providers for the best rates. Some cheap travel websites let you search multiple days in a single search so you can compare prices and then pick the deal that suits your schedule and budget.

To a certain extent, travel deal sites function as an extension of an airline’s, hotel’s, or car rental agency’s website. For example: On a recent search for a flight from Chicago to New York, one budget travel site quoted a $228 round trip; going directly to the carrier’s website generated the exact same price. This doesn’t mean that cheap travel websites are without benefits. Using a discount travel site lets you search for better deals by, say, flying one airline to your destination and another one back home — with a carrier’s website you can’t do that. Travel deals sites also let you make arrangements for lodging and car rentals, giving you the potential for more savings.

Whether you book with a travel deals site or through the provider directly there are several things you should be mindful of. Some flights and hotels might look like a bargain but when taxes and fees are added in, the price might not be so cheap. And airlines have recently started charging extra for carry-on baggage, in-flight meals, extra foot room, and blankets and pillows. Always read all the fine print before booking: it could mean the difference between an OK deal and a great deal.


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Welcome to the Hearst Museum #travel #express

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Welcome to the Hearst Museum

Welcome to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Phoebe A. Hearst’s original vision for the Museum was “as a great educator” dedicated to “the dissemination of knowledge among the many” and to “giving the people of California every educational advantage.” After more than a century of service, we continue to be guided by that vision.

Through ongoing integration of multiple perspectives and the active stewardship of global archaeological, biological and ethnographic collections, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology supports scholarly and community-based research and provides exhibitions, educational experiences and cultural programs that strengthen and connect the communities of UC Berkeley and the Bay Area.

The Hearst Museum is a place where visitors gain a deeper understanding of diverse responses through time and across cultures to humanity’s fundamental questions, challenges and opportunities.

The Museum’s gallery is temporarily closed for renovation. However, most of the collections are available for teaching and research. For more information about the work that will be underway during this period please follow this link.

The Hearst Museum’s new Collections Portal is now online with information for every object in our collections and over 323,000 photos.

Click on image to the left or enter a keyword below to start your search.


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What Are The Best New Travel-Booking Sites? #disney #travel

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What Are The Best New Travel-Booking Sites?

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Take a trip around the web and check out alternative online travel agents. : Bet_Noire/ThinkStock

The Internet should make booking a trip easier. If only. Let s not forget that today s web is first and foremost a marketplace and the market for travel-booking and search sites is crowded, which can make planning your next journey a little daunting.

On one side, you have online travel agencies such as Priceline and Expedia. on the other mega-search engines such as Google and Bing offering their own flight and hotel search options. In the middle, aggregators such as Kayak ostensibly allow users to compare everyone else s screamin deals (I say ostensibly because many of these aggregators are now owned by the agencies, making things a little, you know, conflict-y).

Mercifully, a new wave of travel sites has popped up to try to muffle (and compete with) some of this noise, each appealing to a specific stripe of traveler or trip.

Rather than just find the cheapest seats a la Priceline and Expedia, Routehappy s database can search by roomiest seat, in-seat power and best IFE. Such amenities may drive up ticket prices a bit, but the site is banking on the fact that some fliers will pay more for a more civilized flight.

Like Routehappy, this aggregator sells saner travel, sorting flights by shortest length, fewest layovers and lowest price. You can also search for hotels by ecstasy ranking, not to mention track your site history, so you can access it later. Throw in a killer interface and Hipmunk gets my vote for one of the finest travel sites around.


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What to Wear in London on your trip to the United

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What to Wear in London and other parts of England

British fashion is partly defined by the country’s infamous weather. It is unpredictable and changeable and when the weather man on the television tells you that it will be sunny all week, be prepared for rain. What to wear in London has everything to do with the weather.

No matter the time of year, always keep a travel-size umbrell a in your purse.

In Britain it’s easy for the traveler to stick out like a sore thumb – walking boots, convertible zip leg trousers . SLR camera, guidebook and a backpack in the middle of London can easily scream “tourist.” Sadly in some parts this can make you a bit of a target but it’s also easy to blend in with the locals. British fashion isn’t quite as chic as the French . isn’t always as slouchy as American or as zany as Australian. But then again, I’ve seen people dressed as pirates on the tube and no-one bats an eyelid.

Like anywhere, pack for the environment – are you spending your time café crawling in the cities or getting lost in Scottish wilderness?

Also remember that Britain is one of those places where if you forget anything, you’ll be able to pick it up when you get there (and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.) So don’t be afraid of packing light. Try to stick to a small selection of colors to make it easier to mix and match your items.

Need help downsizing your travel clothing? Read TFG s Capsule Wardrobe Essentials eBook !

 What to Wear in London and the UK in Winter

December, January February

For city exploring don t be afraid to break the don’t take your jeans traveling rule . They aren’t appropriate for hiking but I can’t think of anything more ideal to wear walking round London on a frosty winter morning.

Winter is cold and 2013 has been predicted to be the coldest winter for 100 years (global warming etc.) The key is to wrap up warm – wear lots of layers, (especially if you don’t fancy bringing a heavy winter coat along) and drink plenty of tea.

When planning what to wear in London pack tights, leggings and knee-high socks for extra warmth. Don’t forget the essential winter woollies either –hat, scarf and gloves.

Wear leggings or tights under your jeans for extra warmth. These leggings are a popular choice with the TFG readers and are lined with fleece.

Footwear – I find a comfy pair of waterproof ankle boots perfect. Soggy feet aren’t fun, neither are blisters. Be prepared for the wet as well as the cold.

Ankle booties  are the perfect choice any time of year.

What to Wear in London and the UK in Spring

March, April May

In spring it rains a lot. I usually carry a compact umbrella with me at all times in the UK, so that I’m always prepared for spontaneous showers – not just in spring.

Spring is that transition period between winter and summer, so layers are still important when planning what to wear in London, but in the later months think about swapping that chunky coat for a regular jacket.

Transform a temperate outfit on a chilly day with a scarf, hat and tights. Skirts are fun but remember that it can get quite breezy so you ll have to wear double layers underneath.

If you’re in the countryside you’re bound to see waves of differing spring flowers and baby lambs, but remember to be prepared for the mud.

It s not uncommon to see people wearing these Hunter rain boots on very rainy days.

What to Pack for a Trip to London and the UK in Summer

June, July August

Summer can be warm but can also be very wet – be prepared for both. Check bbc.co.uk/weather/ before your trip to get the most accurate forecast. Don t be surprised if it s grey and gloomy in the summer!

If the forecast calls for sun, be bright and bold as you plan what to pack for London! Crack out the summer dresses, sunglasses and hats. Once again, be aware of the breezes so you might want to consider layering – sometimes jersey skirts and dresses hold their shape better than wispy skater styles.

A cardigan and a scarf are essentials layers to any summer outfit in case the sun decides to go in.

You can never go wrong with a light leather jacket for cooler summer days and nights.

A comfy pair of sandals are great for walking about town on warm days but ankle boots and ballet flats  are ideal the rest of the time.

A note on bags:  Personally I am a big fan of satchels for cities and rucksacks for countryside. I often feel that a satchel with a zip can be safer than many daypacks, which can also be unnecessary for city exploring.

Find out why cross-body purses  are the best travel shoulder bags for women.

What to Wear in London and the UK in Autumn

September, October November

Autumn is my favorite season in general and also to dress for. I love the crunchy leaves, the mild weather and the earthy colors.

As the transitional period between summer and winter, things start to get colder and milder in the autumn. When planning what to pack for London this time of year it’s time to think about a woolly hat and light waterproof jacket such as  this one .

If you’re a skirt and dress person rather than a trouser person, then leggings and opaque tights are essential to make outfits a little warmer.

Scarves are extremely useful and a warm knit option will help keep you warm during this transitional season. When it’s not quite cold enough for a coat, then a jumper or cardigan combined with a hat and a scarf will do. Remember, layering is key!

5 Important Packing Tips

  • Dress for the weather, activity environment – make sure you’re comfortable .
  • Always carry an umbrella with you.
  • Scarves are extremely versatile – in the winter a chunky knit will keep you snug whilst in the summer a lighter scarf can help protect you from the sun.
  • If you’re not used to colder climates. still plan for “winter” weather YEAR ROUND. Layers are key!
  • If in doubt, bring an empty suitcase and head to the nearest Primark to stock up on cheap clothing that is both weather appropriate and locals approved!

When you’re planning what to pack for a trip to London and the UK, follow these travel tips to keep you in line with the fussy weather. Thanks for this helpful post Lottie! Don’t forget to check out The Ambling Explorer .


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What You Need to Know Before You Travel to India #air

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What You Need to Know Before You Travel to India

By Sharell Cook. India Travel Expert

Sharell grew up in a small country town in Australia, but has been traveling and exploring different cultures since her early 20s. She first visited India in 2000, and found it to be a complete assault on her senses, confronting but strangely uplifting and exhilarating. This hasn t changed, only now Sharell lives in cosmopolitan Mumbai where she writes full time and grapples with Hindi. Read more

There are a number of things you should do before you travel to India, but where to start with it all? These steps and information will help you get your trip planned and organized in no time at all, and hopefully take some of the stress out of your preparations.

Decide Where You Want to Visit

Book Trains and Flights

Advance reservations for flights aren t as necessary as for trains, however many airlines do offer discounts for 14 or 21 day advance ticket purchases.

Book Accommodations

While it can be possible to get great deals on hotels by walking in and negotiating the rate in many places, it s a good idea to book your accommodations in advance for major cities, particularly Delhi. International flights often arrive at night and it s easy to feel disorientated in an unfamiliar place. Plenty of people prey on unsuspecting tourists by taking them to inferior quality hotels where they get paid a commission for doing so.

Visit Your Doctor

As India is a developing nation, health is an important concern of travelers. You should visit your doctor well in advance of your trip to India to find out what precautions you need to take against certain illnesses. The medications and immunizations that are necessary will greatly depend on the regions you intend to visit (for example, some areas are particularly malaria prone, while others have very little risk of infection) and time of year (during and straight after the monsoon is the riskiest time for health problems).

Get Your Visa

All visitors need a visa for India, except citizens of neighboring Nepal and Bhutan. There is limited provision for visas on arrival to citizens of certain countries. However, most people will need to obtain a visa before arriving in India. Visitors staying in India for less than 72 hours can obtain a Transit Visa, otherwise an Indian Tourist Visa is necessary. The Indian Embassy has started outsourcing the Indian visa application process to private processing agencies in many countries to make it more efficient.

Familarize Yourself With India s Culture

If you re visiting India for the first time, you re probably feeling a bit apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. The risk of culture shock can be overcome to a certain extent by reading as much as you can about India, as well as watching documentaries and other programs on India. In order to to be as prepared as possible, you should also familiarize yourself with as much information as you can about scams, dangers, and annoyances.

Decide What to Pack

When packing for India, it s important to take into account the country s conservative dress standards. Some people prefer to take very little to India and instead buy what they need to over there. Others choose to bring as much as possible with them from home because the quality is better. Some of the things that you should give consideration to are the type of luggage (backpack or suitcase) to take, clothes, shoes, medicine, personal care items, money (ATMs are now widely available in India), and other useful items such as plug adapters, flashlights, and padlocks.


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What do I need to set up an online travel agency?

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I m inclined to agree with the other 2 answers – don t do it.

But if you insist:

1) Your IATA licence is just a starting point. Talk to IATA about how to go about it (their website will give you contacts – last time I looked the UK was run from an office in Madrid!). It is in their interests that you understand what you are getting in to so they will walk you through what you need. You will need to post an insurance bond so you will need a business plan to given them some idea of projected turnover.

1a) Once you have your licence you can start approaching airlines to get authority to issue their tickets. You can t just issue tickets on any airline because you have an IATA licence.

1b) At the same time you might want to negotiate with the airline about what access they will provide you to consolidator fares. In fact you might want to have that in your back pocket before you apply for the IATA licence otherwise your pricing isn t going to be competitive.

1c) Agents don t earn commission any more. You need to add a fee to the fare the airline chanrges to make any money.

2) Go to the CAA and get an ATOL – another bond and the same business plan.

3) Find someone to build your website for you. There are a whole range of companies out there who have differing levels of expertise. Some are UK based, some are based in India, at least one is based in Germany. The cost will depend on what you want to do. Many people find the only way to make money these days is by selling ancillaries like hotel and car hire and insurance and suitcases and car parking and.

4) Make sure your website developer can work with the GDS you choose. All the GDS have APIs but some developers only know one (although they claim to know them all). Negotiating your GDS contract is going to be interesting.

5) Find an accounting package

6) Find a mid office/booking management package (one developer might provide them all but you might find different ones best for your environment

7) Arrange banking particularly wth regard to credit and debit cards. Be sure you understand how much you will pay the card companies and what your exposure to fraud is – travel is an area that fraudsters target.

8) Get a limited company

9) Decide on a trading name. Make sure you can secure ALL the URLs you will need – not just yourname.co.uk but yourname.org.uk yourname.com etc etc.

I m going to stop because much of what I m writing now is just about business but I ll go back to the beginning DON T DO IT. There s too much competition and not enough profit.


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World Pet Travel – International Pet Moving Service #travel #to #amsterdam

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Looking for the best pet moving service for your loved ones?

Are you in search of a pet moving service to alleviate the stresses of an upcoming move? Look no further! With over a decade of pet shipping experience, our pet relocation specialists know best how to support you in this time of transition. World Pet Travel provides both domestic and international door-to-door pet travel service from anywhere to anywhere in the world.

Read how others have made it through their moves on our testimonials pages. World Pet Travel guarantees this same quality of service and attention to detail for each client.

Whether your pet relocation is due to a new job or relocation for another reason, World Pet Travel strives to reconnect you with your pets with the least amount of stress and worry for your family. Every detail is meticulously organized by experienced and compassionate pet travel specialists. From the proper kennel sizes to the pet travel tips our agents will guide you every step during the process of your pet relocation .

Convenience should not be the only reason to choose a pet transportation specialist. Knowing that every detail is being handled with expertise and precision is an even higher priority. Seeking the assistance of a pet relocation specialist can assure you peace of mind.

To receive an estimate from one of our pet relocation specialists, complete our online estimate form. Allow our pet travel specialists 24-48 hours to contact you to discuss the particulars of your move in detail or provide a comprehensive estimate of services.

*TAX TIP-Pet moves are tax deductible

According to the IRS Publication #521, “Moving Expenses” states that a pet move is tax deductible. You can deduct the cost of shipping your household pets to your new home. Consult your tax preparer for more information and details of itemization.


World Pet Travel has the capability to transport English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs domestically within the Continental United States. During cooler months we are able to transport internationally to some countries.


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Travel Planning – Tips for Planning Your Trip #affordable #travel

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Travel Planning

Travel planning can help or hurt you, depending how far you take it. The best way to break travel plans is to make them in the first place!  This is true, because you will most likely meet people along the way or see things that make you want to change your itinerary entirely.

Try not to make the mistake of setting a strict timeline; instead, focus on a loose plan to help you get the most out of your trip. It is worth researching things like festivals, weather, and visa requirements so that you will have some idea of what to expect.

Extreme flexibility beats extreme preparation any day!

Where to Start Travel Planning?

The only two things that you have to know for sure to begin your trip: what country you want to start with and when you want to go. Everything else done for travel planning is simply a bonus.

When choosing your destinations, keep these things in mind:

  • Seasonal Weather:  Many tropical areas can have months of continuous rain. Forget getting a tan or enjoy any diving if you visit during the wet seasons, although accommodation prices will be rock bottom and there may be less tourists.  Most people plan their travel around the monsoon seasons.
  • Budget considerations:  You will get way more bang for your buck in developing regions like Southeast Asia, Africa, India, and South America as opposed to Australia, North America, or Europe.
  • Time of year:  Other than weather considerations, you may want to plan your travel around things like huge festivals and crowded tourists seasons. Imagine arriving in a country, just missing a historic festival by days, but still paying the high prices imposed because of the visitors that were drawn to the festival.
  • Political climate:  The mainstream news media seems to play up the dangers of traveling abroad, particularly for Americans. In reality, there are very few places that are too dangerous to travel provided that you use some common sense.
  • Language:  Don t let the local language no matter how difficult be a deterrent to visiting a country. English, of varying quality, is spoken almost everywhere that there are tourists. Learning the local language is a nice way to enhance your trip, however, doing so is not a requirement. Do not worry about studying too much before the trip, you will learn a language exponentially faster once you arrive.

Travel Planning with Guide Books

Once you have an idea of where you want to start your journey, go buy only the guidebook for your first destination. Books are too heavy and expensive to carry more than one destination s worth. Besides, you can trade with other travelers that have just come from your next country or buy them locally.

With the amount of free information on sites such as WikiTravel.com, buying a guide book is optional anyway.

  • Lonely Planet is the most popular guidebook for budget travelers love it or hate it.
  • If you buy one of the gigantic consolidated versions like Southeast Asia on a Shoestring , feel free to tear out countries that you do not plan to visit. Removing unimportant pages will conserve precious space and weight in your backpack. Save the pages and staple them together for later just in case!
  • Do not get guidebookitus when planning travel don t make the guide book your new Bible. Believe it or not, but there are places to eat, stay, and visit that are NOT covered in the guide books. In fact, you can almost count on the top several places listed for accommodation to be full during the busy seasons.
  • Watch out for the Lonely Planet effect . The LP Effect is a theory that suggests too many backpackers are using the guidebook, so all the places listed with excellent reviews near the top of each section become saturated with business. With so much good business coming in no matter what, the actual quality of service declines at these places because they no longer have to try so hard. Sometimes this is true, so trust your own judgment about a place and listen to other travelers that have stayed there. The positive side of the LP Effect is that if you are looking to meet other backpackers, these places are usually where the party is.

Travel Planning Advice From Travelers

When travel planningl, take full advantage of the travel forums in places like www.bootsnall.com and our very own Backpacking Forums. Many of the people out there are genuine, have just come from your future destination, and are anxious to help.

Try reading travel blogs! Most of those people are not being paid to write, and you will get an honest, personal glimpse into what a destination was like. Check out some vagabonding blogs here on the site. (or my very own http://www.vagabondinglife.com )

Remember that everyone travels in their own style. What you consider a bonus adventure might be someone else s nightmare if they are expecting more luxury on the road than you. Take things that people tell you with a grain of salt, as people tend to filter memories through one or two specific events that happened when they were there.

Traveling Solo or Together

  • You will need to decide from the start if you are going to travel alone or with a friend. Needless to say, this decision will radically change the overall experience of your trip. Many first-time backpackers especially women feel more comfortable if they have a familiar face from home tagging along. The truth is that you never have to be alone; other solo travelers are always available and team up together. Read about traveling alone .

Here are a handful of things to think about for travel planning:

  • Local Customs:  Learn how not to offend someone accidentally. Offenses and customs differ between Buddhists, Muslims, etc. If you re starting in Thailand, go read about Thailand etiquette .
  • Currency Exchange Rate:. Know the current exchange rate before you hit the ground. You can check rates directly on Google with a search string like 1 USD in Thai baht.
  • Book Your First Night:  Consider booking your very first night at your first destination. You will probably be exhausted after the flight, and having a room provides a good peace of mind. Only book one or two nights, then shop around in the morning for something better/cheaper. HostelWorld.com is the most popular site for booking.

Be a Wanderer!

If you have less time abroad, then plan more; otherwise, try to resist the urge to over plan. When travel planning. strive to just stay flexible, keep your eyes and mind open for new experiences and opportunities, and let the road take you where it takes you.


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When to Travel to Paris France. #thailand #travel #packages

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When to Travel to Paris France

Season by Season: Knowing When to Go to Paris

If you are planning a trip to the capital of France, then you probably want to know when to go to Paris. Spring is one of the best times to go visit the City of Lights. This is just when the sun is starting reappear after a long winter, and the flowers are blooming. The weather is not super hot, and you will not need to bundle up when you go outside. You will have cooler weather and some showers, but it is well worth the trip.

Summer is not bad either as the Parisians really start to come alive. There are plenty of festivals and parks that are lovely to visit. Plus, the national holiday on July 14th is a must see! You can join millions of others on the Champ de Mars and watch the Eiffel Tower light up with fireworks. It is a magical sight, and one you will not forget too soon.

Traveling to Paris France

Fall is just as good as any other season when considering the best time for Paris travels. The weather will be starting to cool, and the leaves will begin to change color. The Jardin de Luxembourg is lovely in the Autumn. You cannot be strolling through the park as the leaves circle around you. Plus, it also a great time if you love fashion. Every year the city hosts fashion week during the first week of October.

Winter is also just as lovely as Christmas is a great time to see the city full of holiday spirit and cheer. All of the festive lights and decorations will be out as well. Plus, there is a the giant Christmas fair down the Champs Elysee that you should not miss. However, if you can wait a couple of months, go in February. The weather will be miserable, but the tickets will drop to at least half price. Plus, crowds will be fewer and hotels cheaper. The weather is not great, but you will see Paris as real Parisians do. Sometimes it is nice to see a city in the off season. You trip will feel more authentic as a result of knowing when to travel top Paris.

August: Just Do Not Do It!

If you only take one thing away from this article, remember to not visit Paris during the month of August. This is the official summer holiday of many French men and women. You are more than welcome to visit the city during that month, but you will be met with great disappointment. Many shops, restaurants, and bars are closed as the owners go on vacation. Also, tickets will be more expensive as Parisians race to leave the city. Sure, there will be fewer crowds, but you will not be able to see at least half of the city. Thus, save your trip for the other eleven months of the year.

Things to Remember When Travelling To Paris


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When to Go in Australia #how #to #get #the #cheapest #airline

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When to Go

When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, Australia is basking in the Southern Hemisphere s summer, and vice versa. Midwinter in Australia is July and August, and the hottest months are November through March. Remember, unlike in the Northern Hemisphere, the farther south you go in Australia, the colder it gets.

The Travel Seasons

Airfares to Australia are lowest from mid-April to late August the best time to visit the Red Centre and the Great Barrier Reef.

High Season – The peak travel season in the most popular parts of Australia is the Aussie winter. In much of the country particularly the northern half the most pleasant time to travel is April through September, when daytime temperatures are 66[dg]F to 88[dg]F (19[dg]C 31[dg]C) and it rarely rains. June, July, and August are the busiest months in these parts; you ll need to book accommodations and tours well in advance, and you will pay higher rates then, too.

On the other hand, Australia s summer is a nice time to visit the southern states, and even in winter temperatures rarely dip below freezing.

Generally, the best months to visit Australia are September and October, when it s often still warm enough to hit the beach in the southern states, it s cool enough to tour Uluru, and the humidity and rains have not come to Cairns (although it will be very hot by Oct).

Low Season – October through March (summer) is just too hot, too humid, or too wet or all three to tour the Red Centre. North Queensland, including Cairns, suffers an intensely hot, humid wet season from November or December through March or April. So if you decide to travel at this time and lots of people do be prepared to take the heat, the inconvenience of potential flooding, and the slight chance of encountering cyclones.

Australian National Public Holidays

On national public holidays, services such as banking, postal needs, and purchasing of alcohol might be limited or unavailable. There also may be additional holidays as declared by individual states and territories, such as Melbourne Cup Day: Based on the country s most famous thoroughbred horse race, Melbourne Cup Day is celebrated the first Tuesday of November, and the race is nicknamed the race that stops the nation.

* New Year s Day, January 1. Expect the usual fireworks and festivities to begin the night of December 31 to ring in the New Year.

* Australia Day, January 26. This national day recognizes the First Fleet s arrival in 1788, when 11 ships made their way from England to establish a colony here in Australia.

* Good Friday, the Friday before Easter. The Christian commemoration of Jesus crucifixion and his death. In Australia, Good Friday is observed the first Friday after the full moon (on or after Mar 21).

* Easter Monday, day after Easter Sunday. The Christian commemoration of Jesus resurrection from the dead.

* Anzac Day, April 25. ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day recognizes those who have served the nation in times of war.

* Christmas Day, December 25. When Christians celebrate Jesus birth. Note: If Christmas is on a weekend day, the next Monday is termed a public holiday.

* Boxing Day, December 26. Originally a British tradition involving gift-giving, Boxing Day is now an Australian holiday, and some sports kick off their seasons on this date. If Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the next Monday is deemed a public holiday. If it falls on a Sunday, the next Tuesday is the holiday.

Steer Clear of the Vacation Rush

Try to avoid Australia from Boxing Day (Dec 26) to the end of January, when Aussies take their summer vacations. For popular seaside holiday spots, hotel rooms and airline seats get scarce as hen s teeth, and it s a rare airline or hotel that will discount full rates by even a dollar.

Note. This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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When to Go in Italy #cheap #hotels

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When to Go

The best months for traveling in Italy are from April to June and mid-September to October temperatures are usually comfortable, rural colors are richer, and the crowds aren t too intense. From July through early September the country s holiday spots teem with visitors. May and June usually see the highest hotel prices in Rome and Florence.

August is the worst month in most places: Not only does it get uncomfortably hot, muggy, and crowded, but seemingly the entire country goes on vacation, at least from August 15 onward and many Italians take off the entire month. Many family-run hotels, restaurants, and shops are closed (except at the spas, beaches, and islands, where most Italians head). Paradoxically, you will have many urban places almost to yourself if you visit in August Turin and Milan, in particular, can seem virtual ghost towns, and hotels there (and in Florence and Rome) are heavily discounted, Just be aware that fashionable restaurants and nightspots are usually closed for the whole month.

From late October to Easter, many attractions operate on shorter (sometimes much shorter) winter hours, and some hotels are closed for renovation or redecoration, though that is less likely if you are visiting the cities. Many family-run restaurants take a week or two off sometime between November and February; spa and beach destinations become padlocked ghost towns.

Weather — It s warm all over Italy in summer; it can be very hot in the south, and almost anywhere inland landlocked cities on the plains of Veneto and Emilia-Romagna, and in Tuscany, can feel stifling during a July or August hot spell. The higher temperatures (measured in Italy in degrees Celsius) usually begin everywhere in May, often lasting until sometime in October. Winters in the north of Italy are cold, with rain and snow. A biting wind whistles over the mountains into Milan, Turin, and Venice. In Rome and the south the weather is warm (or at least, warm-ish) almost all year, averaging 10 C (50 F) in winter.

The rainiest months pretty much everywhere are usually October and November.

Holidays — Offices, government buildings (though not usually tourist offices), and shops in Italy are generally closed on: January 1 (Capodanno, or New Year); January 6 (La Befana, or Epiphany); Easter Sunday (Pasqua); Easter Monday (Pasquetta); April 25 (Liberation Day); May 1 (Festa del Lavoro, or Labor Day); June 2 (Festa della Repubblica, or Republic Day); August 15 (Ferragosto, or the Assumption of the Virgin); November 1 (All Saints Day); December 8 (L Immacolata, or the Immaculate Conception); December 25 (Natale, Christmas Day); December 26 (Santo Stefano, or St. Stephen s Day). You ll also often find businesses closed for the annual daylong celebration dedicated to the local saint (for example, on January 31 in San Gimignano, Tuscany).

Note. This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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When to Go in Peru #find #cheap #hotels

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When to Go

Peak travel season for foreigners is in great part determined by weather. Peru experiences two very distinct seasons, wet and dry — terms that are much more relevant than “summer” and “winter.” Peru’s high season for travel coincides with the driest months: May through October, with by far the greatest number of visitors in July and August. May and September are particularly fine months to visit much of the country. Airlines and hotels also consider the period from mid-December through mid-January as peak season.

From June to September (winter in the Southern Hemisphere) in the highlands, days are clear and often spectacularly sunny, with chilly or downright cold nights, especially at high elevations. For trekking in the mountains, including the Inca Trail, these are by far the best months. This is also the best time of the year to visit the Amazon basin: Mosquitoes are fewer, and many fauna stay close to the rivers (although some people prefer to travel in the jungle during the wet season, when higher water levels allow for more river penetration). Note that Peruvians travel in huge numbers around July 28, the national holiday, and finding accommodations in popular destinations around this time can be difficult.


Generally, May through October is the dry season; November through April is the rainy season, and the wettest months are January through April. In mountain areas, roads and trek paths can become impassable. Peru’s climate, though, is markedly different among its three regions. The coast is predominantly arid and mild, the Andean region is temperate to cold, and the eastern lowlands are tropically warm and humid.

On the desert coast, summer (Dec-Apr) is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching 77 F to 95 F (25 C-35 C) or more along the north coast. In winter (May-Oct), temperatures are much milder, though with high humidity. Much of the coast, including Lima, is shrouded in a gray mist called gar a. Only extreme northern beaches are warm enough for swimming.

In the highlands from May to October, rain is scarce. Daytime temperatures reach a warm 68 F to 77 F (20 C-25 C), and nights are often quite cold (near freezing), especially in June and July. Rainfall is very abundant from December to March, when temperatures are slightly milder — 64 F to 68 F (18 C-20 C) dropping only to 59 F (15 C) at night. The wettest months are January and February. Most mornings are dry, but clouds move in during the afternoon and produce heavy downpours.

Although the Amazon jungle is consistently humid and tropical, with significant rainfall year-round, it, too, experiences two clearly different seasons. During the dry season (May-Oct), temperatures reach 86 F to 100 F (30 C-38 C) during the day. From November to April, there are frequent rain showers (which last only a few hours at a time), causing the rivers to swell; temperatures are similarly steamy.

Public Holidays

National public holidays in Peru include New Year’s Day (Jan 1), Three Kings Day (Jan 6), Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (Easter week, Mar or Apr), Labor Day (May 1), Fiestas Patrias (July 28-29), Battle of Angamos (Oct 8), All Saints’ Day (Nov 1), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec 8), and Christmas (Dec 24-25).

Check http://events.frommers.com, where you’ll find a searchable, up-to-the-minute roster of what’s happening in cities all over the world.

Note. This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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When to Book Christmas Flights – Thanksgiving 2013 Fare Tips #travel

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The Best Time to Book Thanksgiving Holiday Flights 2013

Posted by PeterGreenberg.com on October 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm

By now you know to expect high fares for Christmas and Thanksgiving travel, but there are a few booking secrets you can employ to get ahead of the pack. Here s what you can do to score to best deal on holiday flights 2013.

So How is 2013 Shaping Up?

Once again, airfare is up and by all analysis the 2013 holiday season will have higher fares than 2012.

Hotwire found that fall airfares for 2013 are up 4 to 5 percent for domestic travel. This fall, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Toronto, and Vancouver represent the best airfare deals for 2013.

Over the holidays, fares are on par with last year according to FareCompare. The site noted that prices are up just 1 percent over 2012, however 2012 prices were at an 8-year high.

Orbitz also noted a fare hike. On average, flights to the top 10 destinations over Thanksgiving are up 9.4 percent. Over the Christmas holiday flights are up 8.6 percent, and flights during New Year’s Eve are up 2.4 percent.

When to Book

If you’re thinking about Thanksgiving travel, it s probably too late to take advantage of this year’s lowest fares.

FareCompare CEO and co-founder Rick Seaney claimed last week that you can add $5 every day you wait to book your Thanksgiving ticket. If you wait until October 31, you can expect to pay $140 more.

Kayak  offered a more tempered approach. The lowest time to book Thanksgiving flights appeared between mid-August and Labor Day. After the August drop, fares were predicted to stay low until the last week of October. Last-minute flights after October are predicted to rise 21 percent.

Hipmunk offered yet another schedule for fare hikes. CEO Adam Goldstein noted that between August and September fares go up 35 percent, then an addition 10 percent in October and 15 percent in November.

When it comes to the holiday rush or any other seasonal rush, it’s always best to keep your eyes out for fare sales. For the legacy carriers you can periodically find fare sales for year-round travel, a 330-day travel period, says Peter Thornton, senior airfare analyst at Smarter Travel Media, parent company of Airfare Watchdog. BookingBuddy.com and other travel resources. Keep in mind a fare is not valid for all 330 days and blackouts will apply.

Thornton  notes,

“There will be more availability for the peak dates when [fare] sales happen just after the said travel period. February can be a good time to pounce on seats for peak holiday travel when the 330-day travel period flash sales occur. Of course, there is no guarantee that any given route will have one of those sales and no idea of knowing exactly when. Alerts are key.”

Of course, the standard wisdom about when to book applies. The best day to book flights remains at the start of the week. Hotwire suggests, “Book on Monday or Tuesday and fly on Tuesday or Wednesday to find the best deals, as planes are typically at their fullest Thursday through Monday.

If you’re even questioning whether the airfare you found for the holidays is a bargain, you’ve probably found a deal. To understand whether or not you have found a deal, search for the same route on a different days outside the holiday time period.

Don’t expect the best airfares of the year for holiday travel. Thornton confirms what we all already know too well: “You will pretty much never see the lowest fare on offer available for peak holiday travel dates. These dates can often be much, much higher than dates which are just a few days or a week apart from them.”

Instead, Thornton confirms that you will have found a deal if “the price for peak holiday travel is the same or only slightly higher than the off-peak prices (September/October, early November/December).”

The Best Days NOT to Travel for Thanksgiving and Christmas

If you’re worried about crowds at the airport, chances are you are flying during some of the most expensive days of the year.

If possible, avoid traveling on November 27, the day before Thanksgiving; December 21, the Saturday before Christmas; and December 28, the busiest day for both New Years and Christmas travel.

Orbitz noted that those traveling on November 27 will experience the most expensive airfares on average, paying $499, compare this to the cheapest average airfare of  $406 on Thanksgiving day. On Christmas, December 21 has an average airfare cost of $591, compared to $408 on Christmas Eve. For December 28, the most expensive departure date of the holiday week, the average airfare costs $513.

Airfare experts at Kayak confirm that Wednesday, November 27, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the most expensive days to travel. Also to be avoided are Sunday, December 1 and Monday, December 2, the dates most are returning home from Thanksgiving travel.

Kayak analysts also recommend avoiding December 21, which for them is considered the second-busiest travel day of the year.

The Best Days to Travel

When it comes to the cheapest days for travel over the holidays, fly on the actual holidays. For Thanksgiving, according to Kayak the least expensive is actually Thanksgiving Day. You’ll also save if you travel on the Monday or Tuesday before and the Saturday and Tuesday.

Additionally, you will save up to 20 percent if you depart close to or on Christmas Day and returning close to New Year’s Day.

If you don’t want to travel over the holidays, you can save money on airfares by traveling for longer. If you re able to take an extra long trip, (example leave before December 18 and returning after January 6) you shouldn t have too much trouble finding a decent price).

As you book, keep in mind these resources:

  • Bing Travel has a flight-prediction tool that suggests whether prices are expected to go up, down or remain the same, based on historical data.
  • Subscribe to airfare alerts to jump on airfare sales when they happen. AirfareWatchdog has them, as well as Travelzoo. Cheapoair. Hotwire. and Expedia. If you do score a deal, pay attention to the fine print in terms of blackout dates and cancellation policies.

By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com


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Where To Get The Cheapest Airline Tickets To Japan – Japanese

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Where To Get The Cheapest Airline Tickets To Japan

06/04/2013 Adam

There is a good chance that almost everyone that views this site wants to visit Japan at least once in their lifetime, if not many times more and possibly live there. What s the biggest thing stopping you from getting to Japan? Money. This rings especially true to the younger readers out there, where a budget may be nonexistent.

Cheap ticket prices aren t what they used to be (I remember round trip tickets from the U.S. for around $600-700 in 2005). I would love to be able to give away free trips to Japan to every single person who enters this site (who knows, maybe one day there will be a contest with this as a first prize).  But I figure the next best thing I can do is help you find the cheapest way to get to Japan.

So when you re heading to Japan from your home country, what website do you use to get the cheapest airfare?

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This list is not all inclusive as I m sure there are dozens of more airline websites, but these seem to be the major ones people use to try to get the best rates. It would be an incredible reference to everyone reading if in the comments section you could briefly include the:

1. Website you use for cheapest tickets

2. Country you fly out of

3. Cost

4. Month/Year of your flight

Any other details, strategy, or tactics you have for getting cheap tickets to Japan is highly appreciated!


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Travel pro luggage #travel #sights

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Platinum Magna 22in. Duffel Bag

No matter what your traveling needs Travelpro has the bag and accessories you’re looking for. Whether you’re commuting to work or circling the globe, Travelpro luggage can meet your baggage needs and your budget. With five base Travelpro luggage collections to choose from, you’ll know that your sense of taste is well reflected, without breaking the bank. Select everything you need from Travelpro suitcases and briefcases to backpacks, totes, duffels, and laptop cases. Whether you like traditional and plain or modern and chic, Travelpro has it all.

Travelpro luggage is the antecedent of all modern day luggage. Travelpro has brought the same commitment to innovation from The Original Rollaboard to its entire collection of bags and cases. With dozens of suitcases, garment bags, totes, backpacks and spinners, there s sure to be a Travelpro bag suited for your needs. Durable polyester, comfortable carrying handles and roomy compartments make it clear why Travelpro is the number one choice for pros.

Information about Travelpro Luggage

Travelpro Luggage understands that among the most important decisions that you can make when you re heading on vacation perhaps, aside from the destination itself is your choice of luggage. When done right, your luggage will be able to ensure that everything you need arrives safely, is easy to carry with you, and projects the style you re looking for. In fact, when you ve made the right choice in luggage, your luggage will be the last thing on your mind throughout your travels.

Travelpro luggage offers both sets and individual pieces of luggage so that you can always choose the type of luggage that best suits your travelling needs. From totes, backpacks, and duffels, to suitcases, briefcases, and laptop cases, Travelpro luggage offers baggage that can either carry everything at once, or specialize for exactly the items you ll be carrying.

The classic, timeless look of Travelpro luggage, as well as its durable materials and practical design make sure that your investment in quality bags will last you for many years to come. You ll be so happy with your luggage that you won t even need to think about it. Instead of worrying about what you re going to carry, you can start thinking about what you want to bring with you, because you ll be well equipped to carry it.

Each streamlined piece of Travelpro luggage holds a surprising amount while remaining compact enough to remain within the checking and carry-on standards of most major airlines. Larger pieces feature handles and wheels to take miles off the feeling of racing through airports and train stations, as well as cities around the globe.

Of course, luggage doesn t just come in handy when we re going on vacation. It s also an important part of our everyday lives. We use luggage during our commute to work, when we go to the gym, when we head to the beach, and even purses and wallets come with us shopping, to restaurants, and virtually everywhere else.

When you re choosing your luggage, make sure that you find a brand that you can trust as far as quality, appearance, and functionality are concerned. Remember, your luggage will go everywhere you go. It will travel with you, decide an important part of the success of your trips, and reflect your personal taste and style. Your choice of luggage is not a matter to be taken lightly. Fortunately, Travelpro knows that and offers the right luggage for your every need.

Lightweight, durable, and with an unblemished reputation, it’s no wonder Travelpro is the brand of choice for airline pilots, flight attendants, and seasoned travelers alike. The highly organized, expandable, soft-side construction makes traveling a pleasure, rather than a chore. Still a relatively new brand, compared with others of century long legacies, Travelpro has risen rapidly to become one of the most well known and well respected brands in the industry.


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Why Buy Used Cars, Rental Vehicles for Sale – Enterprise Car

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Why Buy a Used Vehicle

Consider the Advantages

Buying a used vehicle can save you money because a new vehicle experiences its greatest loss in value within the first 12 to 18 months. Rather than watching value decrease significantly in just the first year, consider buying a used car or truck. A used rental car can have a lower purchase price with lower monthly payments, and the factory warranties are usually still available. Buying a used vehicle allows you to upgrade to the newer make and model you want and add more optional features.

Why Throw Money Away on New Car Depreciation?

Thinking about buying a new vehicle? Think again. According to the experts at Kelley Blue Book . in three years a new vehicle could depreciate by as much as 73 percent of its value. At best it will retain a mere 62 percent of its value after three years. That s one major advantage to buying a used vehicle.

Car depreciation is the dark cloud hanging over new purchases. While most vehicles depreciate by 15 to 20 percent of their value each year, the first year tends to hurt the most. In fact, the two-minute drive off the lot can cost some owners up to 15 percent of their new vehicle s value.

If you re a car buyer unwilling to throw away money on vehicle depreciation for that new car smell, consider buying a high-quality, late-model used car. In addition to a lower purchase price, lower registration and license fees, you ll also enjoy lower depreciation, as the previous owner has already absorbed the steepest portion of the used vehicle s depreciation cost. Some popular used models include Civic. Accord. CRV. Camry. Wrangler. Tacoma. Challenger. Mini. Explorer. Escape. Altima and Outback .

Used Rental Car Value

Consider the Benefits of Buying a Used Rental Car

Millions of used rental vehicles (and leased vehicles) are sold annually in the United States. Many were passed directly to auctions and on to used car dealerships. However, tens of thousands were selected by the rental and lease companies for their own car resale businesses. These used vehicles represent the cream of the crop and are often considered some of the best used cars on the market. These used vehicles, while driven by multiple motorists, receive much more care than the average consumer-owned used car and offer the following benefits:

  • Great selection: The typical used car for sale at Enterprise Car Sales is one to two years old. This creates a selection of vehicles that are contemporary, stylish, and sought after.
  • One owner: If offered a used vehicle owned by an auto expert committed to vehicle maintenance and care, the average used car buyer might be tempted to sign sight unseen. Enterprise Car Sales offers this opportunity. Used cars are our business, and our livelihood depends on keeping them expertly maintained.
  • Low mileage: Used rental vehicles or used leased vehicles often have less than 40,000 miles when they are put up for sale.
  • Reasonable prices: All used vehicles sold by Enterprise Car Sales are offered at low prices, and with a no-haggle policy, buyers get a great used car price without the pressure of bargaining.

Used rental cars provide a tremendous value. Make a smart move and consider buying one the next time you re in the market for a used vehicle.


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Why Do Math? Space Travel #travel #planner

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By Dr. Shane Ross

Getting from point A to B in space usually requires considerable quantities of propellant. But after it blasted off from Earth, the Genesis probe was able to travel 1.5 million kilometers. More.

Contrary to everyday experience on Earth, the most efficient route through space may not be a straight line. Some mathematicians and NASA engineers have learned in recent years that take best advantage of gravity, and save fuel in the process, it may be necessary to make bizarre loops through space.

Take for example the Genesis spacecraft. In 2004, it started on its way home after having spent two years collecting solar particles in orbit around a Lagrange point. a point between Earth and the Sun where the gravity of both bodies is balanced.

But Genesis did not come straight home. It took a long curvy path, going past the Earth to make an extended million-mile loop (around another Lagrange point) before coming back to Earth. Amazingly, this seeming impractical path actually saves fuel by making use of gravity in the Earth-Sun system.

The design of interplanetary space probes can now be done by taking advantage of the competing gravitational tugs of the different planets and their moons, which create a vast network of passageways by which a spacecraft can travel over large distances while expending very little energy. Without recent advances in mathematics and computation, these fuel-saving, mission-enabling paths through space could not be found.

Click the links to the right to learn more about the gravitational passageways which form this interplanetary transport network.

About the Author

Dr. Shane Ross; Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech


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Why discount travel sites are angry with Delta #best #travel #deals

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Here’s why discount travel sites are angry with Delta

Finding cheap airfare on discount travel sites is great for consumers—but airlines have to play ball for it to truly work.

A group of these sites, including TripAdvisor, CheapOair, and Hipmunk, is banding together publicly against Delta Air Lines Inc. s DAL recent removal of flight information and fares from their listings. Their complaints are relayed in a report released today by the Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech, as it calls itself), a trade group representing such sites, according to The Wall Street Journal . Travel Tech, on behalf of these sites, is asking the Transportation Department to review its report and decide whether carriers like Delta ought to be required to make their flight data widely available to all sites.

Delta, for its part, has said that it never authorized these sites to use its data.

This isn t the first time these issues have come up among low airfare sites. Last year, the discount site Routehappy lamented, in a tweet to a customer, that it was one of more than 30 sites from which Delta had pulled its data (nowadays the Routehappy site once again shows Delta information):

In recent years, CheapAir (not to be confused with CheapOair), Air Gorilla, Globester, and Bookit, among others, have all had Delta take away flight data from their listings, though not all have publicly taken action. And this isn t just about Delta: today s study points out examples of other airlines that are, attempting to restrict access to their fare and schedule information, reduce the ability of consumers to easily compare prices, and drive travelers to their own websites, which do not offer price comparisons with other airlines, the report says. In other words, this is an industry-wide issue just beginning to heat up after many years.

Delta, in a brief statement, told the WSJ that it would continue partnering with a limited, but responsive and adaptable group of online retailers.” Today, the sites involved in Travel Tech s study may be wondering why Delta does not appear to deem them responsive and adaptable.


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World – s cheapest cities for budget travelers in 2015 –

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130 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2015

We have all heard that some parts of the world are cheap to visit while others are expensive but most people have a hard time quantifying any more precisely. That s why Price of Travel launched our Backpacker Index numbers for cities all over the world in late 2010. Now totally updated in its 5th year, below you ll find all major destinations around the world ranked by price for backpackers.

More specific information can be found by clicking on the regional articles just below, or by clicking on the individual city names in the main list.

There were some major changes on the list this year, mainly due to large swings in currency in much of the world. Compared to the US Dollar, all European currencies weakened, as did the Canadian Dollar, while most Asian currencies hovered around the same level all year. Once again, Asia dominates the cheap part of the list with the first 7 spots, while Europe dominates the expensive part at the bottom.

Detailed information available by region

What the prices below mean

There is a longer explanation of the Backpacker Index on each of the regional pages, but the short version is that we found the price for a group of things for each destination, and then translated that into US dollars in late January 2015. While this data is meant for backpackers and budget travelers, the proportions will be nearly identical, so the list should also be useful to those with more money to spend.

For each city this daily total includes:

  • A dorm bed at a good and cheap hostel
  • 3 budget meals
  • 2 public transportation rides
  • 1 paid cultural attraction
  • 3 cheap beers (as an entertainment fund )

Backpacker Index: 130 global destinations for 2015


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World s Best Cities #newmont #travel

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World’s Best Cities

Sep 21, 2011 | Updated Nov 20, 2011

Travel and Leisure asked readers to vote in its 16th annual World’s Best survey, rating worldwide cities in categories such as attractions, arts and culture, food, shopping, and value. The result is a global guide to the cities not to miss this year.

Despite the challenging economy, travel is up, with more than 270 million travelers hitting the road this year, according to the Airports Council International. More travel means more insights into what makes a city great — whether it’s efficient transportation, affordable dining, or youthful energy — and how cities compare on a global basis. After all, the thrill of a country is most often reflected in its city life. “Cities absolutely dominate over countryside experiences for travelers,” says Travel and Leisure A-List super agent Priscilla Alexander of Protravel International. “You won’t have someone going to France and not going to Paris.”

But increased tourism doesn’t necessarily equate to bigger crowds or higher prices. Carriers such as United Airlines and Delta Airways are adding more flights to cities like Buenos Aires (No. 11) to accommodate the growing demand. Nor do you have to leave the US to experience a world-class city. Charleston (up to No. 13 from a No. 18 ranking in 2010) is on the radar of a growing number of travelers — and Southwest’s new service makes it easier to visit than ever.

Then there are the iconic cities that inspire you to visit, no matter how complicated the journey. Take Siem Reap (No. 7): While it’s famous as the gateway to the 12th-century ruins of Angkor Wat, the city itself offers a lot to discover — it’s a full-fledged destination with luxurious boutique hotels and an artisans’ collective that’s revitalizing Khmer traditions.

Marguerite A. Suozzi


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Travel Resources #cheap #airline #travel #tickets

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Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.

Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as “all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries.”

Per diem localities with county definitions shall include“all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately).”

When a military installation or Government – related facility(whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and / or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.


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Why Travel the World? #travel #cheap

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5 Reasons why you should travel the world

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one s lifetime.”

― Mark Twain

Why Travel The World

We all have that one friend on Facebook that occasionally pops up offering up an opportunity for us to live vicariously through their experiences. They post up photos of sunsets in highly desirable locations on the other side of the world and at first it amuses, then promotes wanderlust, we have a little daydream about our next vacation and then the jealousy sinks in. Although, I just made that generalisation up so if that resonates with you in any way then you ve come to the right blog post.

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don t need to escape from.”

― Seth Godin

It s a big decision. Even leaving your comfort zone for a brief 20 minute jog once a week is a struggle for some and in those cases a life shifting experience like travelling may be the key to breaking that way of thinking, the way that promotes retreating, the withdrawal back to unhealthy routines. This leads us on to reason number one:


By not taking risks, you never really discover your true self. It s only ever about doing what is safe and easy but how will you ever know what really makes you tick if you ve never tried it. Travel will push you into a flurry of seemingly uncomfortable situations like forcing you to meet new people with completely different lifestyles and cultures or navigating your way around a mountain where no one speaks your native language..etc.

We could only hope the Tuk-Tuk driver understood our intended destination, as he drove us nearly two hours through remote Thailand as it started to get dark.


A regular routine builds strong neurological connections that over time allow for us to automate activities almost seamlessly. Think about that journey to work where not a thought is spared on the direction, forced into the present only by an obstruction. I ve been working here 10 years and I don t know where the time has gone that s not for me. An ever changing horizon continually breathes new experiences and with in those we truly live in the moment, we are gifted with the present.

Beautiful sunsets over the ancient Angkor Temples


With nothing but your backpack filled with essentials you venture out into new cultures without access to the usual facilities and material objects you might usually take for granted. Many people live in the type of poverty that is truly unfathomable until you experience it first hand. As a westerner I will never forget the first time I drove through Brazilian slums and without going into detail, I can assure you that television is not the same. Statistics are numbers and individual stories remain unheard. A culture shock can only positively affect you, it compels you to give back, to help out and to appreciate in innumerable ways the lifestyle upon return.

Cambodia is a beautiful country but a far cry from what we consider luxury in the west.


Travelling is often postponed with the intentions of becoming a responsible adult or building up a real life in the mean time. Some even say they are savouring the opportunity for retirement. Without injecting too much personal opinion, that s just the views of society s norm being expressed by those who are already deeply conforming. It is your choice to live how you wish. But, if I don t live to my forties, fifties or sixties, I can safely say that I have no regrets. Choosing to buy experiences over external objects has transformed me in so many way that I am sincerely grateful for.


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World Travel – Travel Services – 792 Barber Ln – Milpitas,

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Recommended Reviews

I am really sad to see the bad reviews and hope that people will give World Travel another chance.  Our family has been going to them for the past almost 8 years.  They have always been professional and eager to find cheaper tickets for us.  Everytime we give them our travel plans, they will tell us honestly when would be cheaper and what flight would be best.  4 years ago, I had booked 2 tickets to China for my bf and myself.  2 months prior to our set date, my grandma passed away.  I called them in the middle of the night asking for a change in my flight and they got back to me early in the AM.  There was a small increase in the flight since I was going in the middle of summer instead of fall but they made up for it by rushing our Visa and preparing everything for us!  They are great people and they truely do care.

horrible, awful.  Joe gave me a price on Friday for international travel, told me the price was good for 3 days.  I called him Friday evening, to purchase the tickets and to give him the exact names on the passport.  He told me just send him an email.  Had to follow up with him myself on Monday.  He didn t bother.

Then he tells me that the tickets are now much more, because the airlines increased the prices over the weekend.   For the 3 of us, that s over $1000 increase total.

I am incredibly pissed off.  He guaranteed the price for 3 days, that s apparently a lie.  If they were a reputable business, they should stick to his words, and the original price.  I could have bought the tickets Friday from another agency, he quoted me the better price Friday, compared to the other agency.

A good, honest, reputable business would stick to their words.  They are either total liars or just have no clue what the airlines were doing.  The other agency told me their prices were only good through midnight Friday.   Either way, this could happen to you too.


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WorldWide TravelGuide b. v. Internet Marketing and Green Website Development #travel

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Worldwide TravelGuide provides Complete Internet Solutions for the Travel Industry

Since 1999, WorldWide TravelGuide has been partnering with companies in the tourism industry to present their services on the Internet in the most favorable way. WorldWide TravelGuide provides all services necessary for a succesful presentation on the Internet. We provide Online Marketing, Web Design Development, Hosting and Maintenance, either as a complete package or as separate services, tailored to the needs of our client.

Today, WorldWide TravelGuide has an impressive record, and is proud to count the biggest hotels and resorts on the Dutch Caribbean Islands (Aruba. Bonaire and Curacao ) among its clients.

Online Marketing SEO

The marketing of websites, “Online Marketing ” and “Search Engine Optimization ” (SEO), is our core business. Having a high-quality website is a prerequisite for succes, but that alone is not enough. A website must have visitors, preferably a lot of them, to be effective. A website may be beautiful, but if no one knows of its existence, it may as well not be there at all.

Green Web Design Development

A website that is designed to maximize its effects in terms of exposure and turn-over, is what we are good at. We create websites in close cooperation with our clients, combining our green webdesign and webdevelopment skills with their knowledge of their specific businesses. WorldWide TravelGuide is an experienced partner when it comes to creating a perfect presence for companies in the travel industry.

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In today’s highly competitive Internet economy, a company’s success and growth is dependent on its website. However, we all know that fast, reliable and continuous access to a website will depend on the server it is hosted on. The Unix, Linux and FreeBSD platforms brings speed, reliability, scalability and functionality to your e-mail, database and website.

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ABC US Travel – Tours – Tours – Lower East Side

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My son and his brother are using this company to travel to NC. A one way ticket is $60.00 I guess that reasonable.

The bus was originally suppose to leave at 8 pm upon my arrival at 7 pm. I was informed the bus was now leaving at 9 pm.

But guess what the bus still isn t here, every time I ask the person at the counter where the bus is I m being told it will be here any minute. I swear if that man says that one more time I may be inclined to slap him. The bus finally arrived at 9:45 pm.

The only I like about this company is the fact that they have assigned sitting.

I m happy to report my son arrived safely to North Carolina


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World Travel International Home #plane #ticket

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Welcome To World Travel International


Recent polls show us that the consumer is becoming more familiar and comfortable with e-commerce.

  • The quantity of holiday and travel products sourced from the Internet is expanding rapidly.
  • Surveys show that people are increasingly willing to use the Internet as their first source in seeking to procure significant savings on accommodation and holiday products.
  • Travel is currently ranked the second largest growth industry and is expected to continue its expansion into the foreseeable future.

World Travel International specialises in providing superior quality accommodation throughout the world, with a special emphasis on South African properties, at very affordable rates exclusively available to its private Member base. Our research indicates that the majority of Members prefer to take their holidays within South Africa because of the reduced travelling times. Our prime directive is progressive expansion into Europe and beyond to secure and consolidate holiday accommodation of the required standard for our Members.

The available accommodation is listed on this innovative and user-friendly web site. Members can access our inventory worldwide, examine individual resorts in detail and reserve accommodation via an on-line request to our Reservations Department.

World Travel International pledges to continue to expand and consolidate its accommodation register through long-term leasing and entitlement contracts with selected high quality providers to fulfil the needs of our Members.

This web site is currently operational as a work in progress and will be continually updated by a dedicated web development team to accurately reflect the inventory, services and products available to our Member base.

Our site will evolve progressively to meet the needs and expectations of our Affiliates and Members.

At the present time the consumer has limited choices when planning holiday requirements.

Traditional hotel room accommodation

This is becoming increasingly more expensive in peak demand periods and often precludes family occupation. World Travel International uses the negotiating power of its extensive member base to secure enhanced discounts for subscribers.

Timeshare purchase

This has significant entry costs and on-going maintenance costs. The concept of a fixed week holiday and the difficulty of ever finding a viable exchange can be persistent problems for some owners.

Rental properties

Many of these are very limited in terms of seasonal availability and location and can be amongst the most expensive form of accommodation.

The Internet

The lack of consumer service facilities available to casual users makes the Internet of limited use without the full backup facilities of a dedicated Members organisation. Although this can be a less expensive option, cost is still at retail price because it is a single transaction.

Tour operator/travel agent .

Many package holiday deals restrict users to the tour operator’s arrangements. Quality is often poor overall and this leads to one of the industry’s highest areas of customer complaints.

The Internet is considered to be the most significant modern trend in the holiday and travel market place. Around 70,000 people are joining the ranks of Internet users every week, and an increasing number of these will be seeking to fulfil their holiday requirements.

World Travel International has been created to fully realise this need through their state of the art web site, customised customer service software and dedicated Reservations department.

With full Member aftercare, unlimited access, Member assistance facilities and accommodation significantly below market prices, World Travel International is poised to service a large share of this market.

Remember the last time you went on holiday? You had to spend time researching locations that had the activities you wanted to do while you were holidaying. After you found a place that provided those activities, then you had to book plane tickets. Then you had to take care of your accommodation. Then you had to rent a car. Then you had to book all of those activities you wanted to enjoy during your stay.

Now imagine making one single phone call, and accomplishing all of those tasks. Think of how much time you’ll save when you don’t have to contact an airline, a hotel, a rental car agency, a local chamber of commerce, and all the other details you would typically have to take care of. How can you make this a reality and still go on a vacation? Welcome to our wonderful world of travel.

WE realize that for us to succeed, we have to offer our members more than simple savings on accommodation. Your membership provides incredible services in addition to gaining you access to luxurious discounted accommodation. With the pace of life today, the traditional “family two week summer vacation” is a thing of the past. Today’s families are carving out “mini- vacations” for long weekends, and taking 3-5 mini vacations per year.

WE allow you easy access to great accommodation for long weekends, midweek’s, days and weekly holidays. And since we know that the perfect blend of luxury, incredible service, and flexibility is the hallmark by which all vacation clubs are measured, they strive to provide their members with everything imaginable, and you aren’t simply planning for today, but planning for tomorrow as well. Your membership allows you to spend more time with your family. With so many luxurious properties to choose from so close to your home, we make it easier for you to enjoy an “any-vacation” so you take more vacations, more often.

So whether your ideal vacation is a trip to the beach for a week of surf, sand, and sun; or a powder-filled excursion to a world-class ski resort, we have many different options for you to choose from. If you would rather spend a weekend on a golf course working on your swing with a professional instructor, that can be arranged as well. With renowned accommodations, incredible amenities, and warm hospitality including exceptional service, why wouldn’t you join us? Given the pace of today’s rat race, convenience is a must because it provides the ability to escape as often as your schedule allows. What will it be? One phone call to plan your next vacation or six phone calls. The choice is yours. Get your membership, and start saving time money today!


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Air travel during pregnancy: Is it safe? Mayo Clinic #trip #deals

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Absolutely Cheap Airfares, Discount Airline Tickets & Bargain Deals #travel #nurse

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ABC Travel Plus – about us #travel #agent #training

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Air Booking Center (ABC Travel) established in 1977 to serve with a highly advanced and sophisticated set of standards with our well trained staff, up to date computer equipment, modern well-situated office space, and highly motivated management team.

W e are an accredited IATA agency, recognized internationally as operating under licenses from (IATA) .International Air Transport Association. We present to our clients all IATA member airlines’ products with the latest and most up to date, globally used travel technologies.

Our office is located in heart of downtown in Khartoum city; we have the most highly equipped with 15 experienced staff members who are fully dedicated to providing the best service possible in order to handle all your travel needs. With a capacity of eight (08) online reservation terminals, powered by Amadeus, the most updated reservation systems serving the aviation industry globally.

O ur Agency has been credited with Top Agent and Best Performance awards by Air France, Emirates, Gulf Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Sudan Airways.

Air Booking Center (ABC Travel) prides itself in managing corporate business travel by helping to minimizing travel budgets. We work very hard and develop our own negotiated fares from most of the airlines to provide our clients with the ‘best buy’ airfares. We bring all the travel related products at your fingertips.

W e arrange bookings for hotel establishments, tour wholesalers, and car rentals though a world wide services network of partners. We use only associations and principal resources accepted by professional travel agents and tour operator’s world wide.


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ABC Travel Guides for Kids names TOP 5 US Family East

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ABC Travel Guides for Kids names TOP 5 US Family East Coast Beach Destinations for 2014

PHILADELPHIA. May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic City rolls out the red carpet for families and takes our top spot.

1. Atlantic City, New Jersey AC is within a day’s drive of 1/3 of the country’s population. AC’s unique attractions include a Surf School and the country’s third tallest lighthouse. Even transportation is unique: Jitneys and Rolling Chairs. More adventurous? Consider a Helicopter or Parasailing adventure. But this resort city offers so much more: Joe Holiday’s magic show, Steel Pier, Ripley’s Odditorium, a White House (famous for submarines), Tony’s and Gilchrist for breakfast. Ready for the original salt water taffy and fudge? It started here with Steel’s, James and Fralinger’s. The Caesars Pier water show, Boardwalk Hall light show and the Waterfront Sculpture Walk are hidden treasures. The AC Sheraton’s location (near the Tanger Outlets) is the perfect launching pad to DO AC.

2. Miami Beach, Florida We love Miami in the summer because the water is so warm. Miami is about great food and diverse culture. Start with a Grace Della food tour to learn about Miami’s culinary history. The Seaquarium and Jungle Island shows are exceptional, as is the new PAMM . Don’t miss the attractions of the Historic Redland Trail . For food we love The Pub, Big Pink and Casola’s for pizza. The place to stay in Miami Beach is The Palms Hotel Spa .

3. Cape Ann, MA An hour north of Boston. Cape Ann has two of our favorite beaches, Good Harbor and Wingaersheek. Gloucester is a hard working fishing port that blends incredible food, art, shopping and culture into everything it does. Tour Beauport and Hammond Castle. then take a harbor cruise. Eat at The Gloucester House, Woodman’s and the Clam Box. Neighboring Rockport and Bearskin Neck have been hot spots for years. Rockport Inn Suites is a great spot to stay.

4. Rehoboth Beach, DE The bandstand and boardwalk are loaded with fun family shops, restaurants and more. After the beach head to Funland then Nicola Pizza . We also love Thrashers Fries, Capriotti’s, and the Ice Cream Store. Rent a house and bikes or consider one of the great lodging choices in the area.

5. Outer Banks, North Carolina It’s all here from Spooky Blackbeard pirate stores on Okracoke Island. to Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk . Ferry rides and jumping around from town to town provides adventure. Wildlife and sports enthusiasts will enjoy fishing, birding, kiteboarding, wind surfing (no place beats this place), wild horses, lighthouses and more. Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar in Kill Devil Hills is a family friendly dining option but OBX has many great options.

ABC Travel Guides for Kids is the premier producer and publisher of all-in-one alphabet, activity and souvenir guides specifically designed for kids.

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After recession, online tour discounters’ strategy losing steam: Travel Weekly #best

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After recession, online tour discounters’ strategy losing steam

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that GlobusJourneys.com is a company that discounts Globus product. It is in fact a Globus website that lists the company’s promotions.

During the dog days of the recession, online discounters flourished as they helped tour operators and packagers unload inventory at bargain-basement prices.

But with the industry and the larger economy in recovery, discounters arguably are beginning to pose less of a threat to traditional retailers as their business model comes under pressure and as consumer focus shifts from price to service.

“If you actually discount your margin, you’re reducing your resources to stay in the game,” said Paul Wiseman, president of Trafalgar. “The fiscal pressure on the discounters is going to continue to grow and grow. … They can’t reduce their costs … [and] they’re limited in how they can market through policies like ours.”

In April 2011, Trafalgar instituted a policy that prohibits agencies from advertising any discount other than promotions issued by Trafalgar. Many other tour operators have similar policies in place.

Further, he said, “I would actually propose that a lot of the online-discount-style businesses are under pressure because of the increase in costs to market on the Internet.”

Major online tour discounters like AffordableTours.com, TouringForLess.com and Pavlus Travel (CheaperTravel.com) often attract new customers by buying certain search terms to ensure they are high on the list when travelers search online using those terms. Conduct a search on Google for “discount tours,” for example, and AffordableTours.com is the second website that pops up, after GlobusJourneys.com.

Kyle Pope, president of TouringForLess.com, said that search engine optimization “is one way you compete.”

“We do get business from online search engines,” he said. “We have paid advertising, but our largest source [of new business] is a customer that comes back and recommends us to other people.”

Pope noted that since the economy began to rebound, TouringForLess.com has had to adjust its business to put more focus on service and not just on price, in order to attract repeat and referral business.

“One of the things we’ve switched to [is] we’ve modified our system so that we now use a team of at-home agents to sell our tours,” Pope said.

He added that over the last few years, TouringForLess.com has “been bringing people in with expertise in the touring industry. At the end of the day, we compete on two criteria: price and customer service. And we want to win on both.”

While Trafalgar and other tour operators and packagers no longer allow travel agencies to advertise discounts, they do allow companies to give them. Whether retailers offer those discounts by rebating — the practice of using commission payments to reduce the price — or by cutting into their margins, they still do pose a challenge for travel agents who do not rebate or match online discounts.

John Werner, president and COO of MAST Travel Network in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. said, “Discounting and rebating — I’ve been in the business for 37 years; it’s been around for 37 years. It really grew with the Internet because these companies that are doing all the discounting today, many of them weren’t around before the Internet.”

He said discounters are just as active today as they were during the recession. The difference, he observed, was that “during the recession, [travelers] were much more price-conscious. [Today], they might be a little less inclined to dig deep for lower prices because they don’t feel they need to do that.”

Agents who don’t rebate or discount report that while customers are less focused on price alone, they continue to lose bookings to online discounters.

“It happens to every agency every year,” Werner said. “A customer who seemingly is loyal will come back and say, ‘We can’t ignore the savings that we found online. If you can match it, great, we’ll stay with you.’”

For many agents, discounting remains a hot-button issue.

“It’s very hard to compete in this market if you’re going against online agents who rebate,” said Jim Marino, owner and manager of Oyster Bay Travel in Oyster Bay, N.Y.

“If I can do a price match through one of our preferred suppliers, which many will do, I offer the client that same price.” But, he added, “I don’t rebate. I just want to show the client that I can offer the same deals as an online distributor.”

‘Turning away some business’

Because of brick-and-mortar agents like Marino who decry the impossible-to-compete-with competition from online discounters, Collette Vacations is one of the few tour operators that has decided not to work with discounters anymore, even at the cost of millions of dollars in lost revenue.

“We’re definitely turning away some business,” said Dan Sullivan IV, director of sales at Collette. He estimates that online discounters were pulling in between $5.5 million and $6 million in annual revenue for Collette when the company still worked with them in 2008. That number would likely be between $10 million and $11 million now, he said. Those figures indicate that online retailers are far from irrelevant.

But in 2009, Collette instituted a policy that prohibits companies from advertising discounts of Collette product. And one year later, the company stopped selling to its three biggest online agency partners — AffordableTours.com, Pavlus Travel and TouringForLess.com — altogether.

“The hope is that we’re making up for it with the agencies that we do work for,” Sullivan said. He said that ever since the company put the new policy in place, it has grown its overall agency revenue by more than 40%.

“I’m aware that there are many agencies out there that think of Collette from a decade ago that was not always a channel-friendly company,” Sullivan said. “This policy is one of the ways we’re showing [agents] that we want to help them.”

As for the future of online discounting, Wiseman said, “It’s not a big list; it’s not a growing list. There are not any new players coming into it.”

And if the rebaters are going to remain relevant, he said, they are going to have to “work equally as hard on customer retention as they do on new customer acquisition.”


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Before I book a ticket:

No, the airline chooses what kind of ticket that must be issued. In some cases, we are able to make an electronic ticket from a ticket that was originally paper ticket by calling the airline.

10. I found a ticket at a certain price, but when I tried to purchase it, the fare had changed. What happened?

During the time between your flight search and purchase, the airline may have changed the fare or the fare may have sold out. Airfares change throughout the day, based on demand for the flight and the airlines’ right to modify them at any time.

We monitor these changes closely and make every effort to keep our fare displays as current as possible. Sometimes the fare difference is the result of a technical issue. In that case, clicking “Select” will display the most up-to-date fare.

11. This vacation will be my honeymoon. Should I book this trip under my married name or maiden name?

The answer depends on whether you will be able obtain a copy of your marriage certificate prior to departure.

If you are not able to get a marriage certificate:

You may reserve your vacation in your maiden name and carry proof of citizenship that reflects your maiden name.

If you are able to get a marriage certificate:

You may reserve your vacation in your married name and carry proof of citizenship that reflects your married name.

Please note that if you are carrying several types of identification reflecting different names, it is suggested that you also carry a copy of your marriage certificate to document your name change.

12. I am getting Credit Card Not Accepted. What does that mean?

Some airlines do not take some credit cards. For example, some airlines do not take Discover or Diners club. If this message is received during the booking process, we will hold the reservation until a new credit card can be updated. However, we cannot guarantee the fare until the time of ticketing.


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Air Passes

If you’ve dreamed of backpacking around South America. exploring multiple countries in Asia or island-hopping in the South Pacific. you may be a good candidate for an air pass. Primarily offered by national airlines and international airline alliances, air passes are special fare programs that allow you to fly to multiple cities in a designated region at discounted rates, creating your own personalized itinerary. If you’re planning extensive travel within a large country like Australia or a region like Europe. an air pass could save you money over buying point-to-point tickets.

Is an air pass right for you? Read on for some basic facts about air passes and a summary of regional passes around the globe.

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How do air passes work?

The price of your pass is generally determined by the number of flight segments on your itinerary, the distance you’re flying and how long you plan to travel. A few air pass programs also include the price of your international airfare to the region. (For passes that require you to pay for coupons or segments, read the terms carefully; connecting flights may require multiple coupons.)

Some air passes are more flexible than others. Certain providers require you to purchase and reserve every leg of your trip before you leave home, while others let you change your flight dates or add segments while you’re on the road. Be sure to check what rules apply to your air pass before purchasing.

Who offers air passes?

Air passes are offered by the three major airline alliances (Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam), by individual airlines and occasionally by third-party agencies. The alliances may be your best bet if you’re interested in doing extensive travel over a large region such as Africa or Asia; if you’re looking to focus on only one country or a smaller region (such as Australia or Southeast Asia), you may do better to purchase a pass from an individual airline serving that area.

When choosing your air pass, keep in mind any frequent flier programs that you may already belong to. If you you’re a member of a loyalty program for another airline within the same alliance as the provider of your air pass, you may be able to apply the miles accrued on your air pass toward that program. Be sure to ask what restrictions may apply.

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Who can purchase an air pass?

Air passes are generally available only to travelers who live outside the region in question — so while North America air passes do exist, most of them cannot be purchased by U.S. or Canadian citizens.

What other restrictions apply?

Many air passes must be purchased in conjunction with an international flight to the region on the same airline (or a codeshare partner) as the airline providing the pass. To prevent hassles, either purchase your international ticket and your air pass at the same time or, if purchasing separately, make sure to have the confirmation code for your international ticket handy when you’re booking your air pass — that way the agent can easily look up your existing reservation.

How do I book my air pass?

Due to the complicated nature of ticketing and routing, most air passes can’t be booked online. You’ll either have to call the provider directly or work with a travel agent.

Will an air pass always save me money?

Don’t assume that an air pass is your most affordable option. Before you book, check out alternatives such as regular point-to-point tickets, airfares on discount airlines in the region, and even local train or bus services.

Post Your Air Pass Questions and Experiences

We have gathered air passes for a variety of regions, but there are a number of single-country passes out there too. Where appropriate, we have given links to websites where you can find more information about those. It may also be worth calling any airlines based in the country where you’re headed to see whether they offer air passes, as these programs are not always easily accessible on airline websites.


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The Minaal Carry-on 2.0 Travel Backpack is Optimized for Extended Trips

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The average consumer is spending more time on the road traveling than in previous years, which is why the Minaal Carry-on 2.0 Travel Backpack is a clear winner for those who are spending extended periods away from home.

The Minaal Carry-on 2.0 Travel Backpack is designed to fit several kilograms of clothing and accessories inside the compact frame that opens completely to allow easy access once you’ve reached your destination. The secret behind the Minaal Carry-on 2.0 Travel Backpack is the compartmentalized aesthetic and sheer attention the engineering; every inch was accounted for and is able to be utilized, making it a must for those who aren’t down with a traditional suitcase for travel.

Best of all, aside from the Minaal Carry-on 2.0 Travel Backpack being able to be used as a backpack, the shoulder straps can be stowed conveniently behind a piece of material, transforming the pack into a suitcase/briefcase. Stats for Airline-Approved Packs Trending: New Viral

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Air travel and pregnancy

If you re looking to book a vacation to relax during your pregnancy, you re in luck: air travel is generally considered safe for pregnant women. As long as there are no complications with the pregnancy and the expecting woman is not flying too close to her due date, flying should present few issues. However, traveling while pregnant does come with a few warnings, such as an increased risk of blood clots and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT ) – especially during long flights. To ensure safe and comfortable air travel for both the baby and mommy-to-be, follow these tips from the Cheapflights team.

Follow these tips for a safe and comfortable flight while pregnant (Image: mliu92 ) used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Quick tips for healthy air travel while pregnant

  • Travel with at least one companion who also has your emergency contact information. Before you take off, make sure your doctor’s number is programmed into his or her phone.
  • Carry documentation with your expected date of delivery, doctor’s contact info, and your blood type.
  • Stay hydrated. Dehydration is always a risk when flying, especially for expectant mothers. Be sure to drink plenty of caffeine-free, non-alcoholic fluids before, during, and after the flight.
  • Wear your seatbelt continuously to minimize risk of injury from unpredictable turbulence.
  • Pack vitamin-rich fresh fruit to snack on during your flight. Grapes, plums, oranges and dried apricots are travel-friendly choices for pregnant women.
  • Wear support hose and comfortable, non-restrictive shoes with adjustable straps in case your feet swell.
  • As always with flying, get up and walk around the cabin every two hours or so.
  • Request an aisle seat to make it easier to get up for walks or bathroom trips.
  • Take an eye mask and ear plugs and wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Rest as much as possible while in the air.

When is the best time to fly?

According to the American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists, air travel is safest for pregnant women during the second trimester – weeks 18 to 24. If you are considering a flight during your pregnancy, always check with both your doctor and the airline before you book your flight.

General consensus in the medical community suggests it is best not to travel pregnant before 12 weeks due to morning sickness and the potentially increased risk of miscarriage. Though many pregnant women have no trouble flying in their first trimester, it is always better to err on the safe side and consult with your physician.

After 28 weeks, when the risk of going into labor increases, most airlines will require a letter from your doctor stating that you are fit for air travel while pregnant and confirming your estimated due date. If you are more than 36 weeks pregnant, many airlines will not let you fly due to the increased risk of delivering on board.

A frequent concern among pregnant fliers is the exposure to naturally occurring cosmic radiation during a flight. However, the risks to both the passenger and her fetus are considered negligible, as the radiation exposure of even the longest flight is around 15 percent of the recommended exposure limit of one millisievert per year. The Federal Aviation Administration has an online calculator you can use to determine radiation exposure received for particular flights.

It’s also recommended that you maintain up-to-date immunizations, in case the need to travel coincides with pregnancy. For travel to destinations requiring vaccinations, it’s advised that you consult your physician.

Each airline has its own rules for flying while pregnant

If you’re booking your flights with an agent, let them know that you’re pregnant when you book your flight and ask that they check that you are permitted to fly. If booking your flights online, be sure to check the airline’s website. It is worth calling ahead to alert the airline about your pregnancy, too: not only can you confirm that you ll be able to fly, but you can also ensure that you get special service to keep you comfortable during your travels. It’s also recommended that you avoid smaller planes that fly below 7,000 feet, and choose larger planes with pressurized cabins.

Make yourself comfortable

Especially during pregnancy, reserving the right seat on the airplane can make a difference. You will need to be able to get up and move around the plane.

Try to reserve a spacious seat when you make your booking. Many airlines’ websites have information about the varying legroom on each of their seats. If you plan to travel pregnant, it s worth spending a few extra bucks to get a bit more room. Be aware, though, that traditional “extra legroom” seats, such as those on the exit aisles, are often not permitted to those who are pregnant.

If you can’t reserve ahead, arrive at the airport early and ask for a bulkhead seat. The bulkhead is the partition between business class and economy, for example.

It’s also useful to reserve an aisle seat if you can, especially if you’re traveling long-distance. This will save you from having to squeeze past other passengers every time you want to get out of your seat.

Don’t be shy. When booking or checking in, explain that you’re pregnant and ask if there is any possibility of being upgraded, or having a seat with a couple of open seats next to you.

Flight insurance considerations

Pregnant women can be seen as relatively high-risk, and many insurers will not provide air travel coverage if you have less than eight weeks to go before your due date. You could still claim losses unrelated to your pregnancy, but you might not be covered if you have to cancel your trip due to your pregnancy. To ensure peace of mind on flights while pregnant, look into air travel insurance.

Tips for your vacation

Once the flight’s over, it’s time to enjoy your vacation! Whether you re traveling to see family, treating yourself to a babymoon or traveling on business, here are just a few more things to consider:

  • Skin is more sensitive during pregnancy, so wear stronger sunscreen than usual.
  • Keep a list of names and numbers to be contacted in case of emergency.
  • Keep a list of local hospitals from the embassy or tourist board.
  • Ask your doctor before embarking on any potentially risky activities, such as diving or water sports.
  • Bring your medical notes, including relevant ultrasounds, with you in case you need to go into a hospital or deliver early.
  • You’re on the ground! Relax and enjoy yourself on what could be your last diaper-free break for a while.

Don t forget to relax! (Image: Schwangerschaft ) used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)


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Welcome to Air Projects

The Leader in Online Travel to Brazil and Latin America

Air Projects is your affordable, flexible online travel site. In business since 1996, Air Projects is committed to providing its customers with a reliable, secure and enjoyable buying experience.

We offer the best in discounted airfares on major airlines and great rates on hotel accommodations and ground transportation.

So whether you are planning to samba in Copacabana, joining other executives for a roundtable meeting in Sao Paulo, zipping through the rainforests of Costa Rica, or heading to a family reunion in Santiago, let Air Projects help you get there without having to compromise quality for price.

In addition to our user-friendly online services, our customers have the full support of our excellent staff of experienced travel consultants, who are ready to go the extra mile, to provide knowledge and outstanding customer service, before and after your purchase.

Make an online reservation, or make it in person at one of our convenient offices in Manhattan, Pompano Beach, or our headquarters in Miami. For exceptional value to Brazil and Latin America,

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Streamlining Cargo Operations

Each day, U.S. airlines move nearly 50,000 tons of cargo, contributing to the global economy and making life easier by bringing everyday items directly to you, the consumer. Both passenger and cargo carriers provide a variety of reliable cargo services, delivering goods to their final destination more efficiently than any other means of transportation.

Cargo is a priority for our members, as airlines continue to be the preferred method to move valuable and highly perishable products across the country and around the world. Cargo carried by airlines represents more than one-third the value of all transported goods. Some of these include live animals, human organs for transplant, urgent air mail, industrial parts needed for repairs and perishables like fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, flowers and much more.

To ensure the safety of passengers and employees, airlines work with government agencies to implement a range of safety and security measures for air cargo and its supply chain – from manufacturers and shippers to forwarders and carriers. Around the world, governments are working together to enhance and further expedite the shipping experience and develop risk-based security programs that would set cargo standards across countries and regions.

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Cheap Flights + FREE Accident Insurance with Greenlight Vacations

When you are looking to fly, think of Greenlight Vacations .

Save on flights and receive $100,000 free accident insurance! We’ve got you covered with highly competitive pricing on flights + get $100,000 of FREE accident insurance when you book your flight with us. If you can’t find what you need on our website, our super-friendly Travel Consultants are available to help. Call anytime!

On our website, you will find tools that can help you track your flight status, check security wait times, and monitor pricing for you in case your ticket price drops after purchase. We also offer $100,000 in FREE Accident Insurance with any booking made by Greenlight Vacations .

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Airfare Expert: Cheapest times to fly in 2013 #travel #las #vegas

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Airfare Expert: Cheapest times to fly in 2013

Spring is a great time to go to Europe because the weather s good and you can save a couple of hundred bucks over summer prices. Cities, like Budapest, often have colorful floral displays as well. (Photo: Veronica Gould Stoddart, USA TODAY)


If you must fly in the peak of the summer, you might as well quit reading now, as airfare will be consistently high. But if your plans are more flexible, you can save big by choosing the right time to book your trip. There are five cheap periods to fly during 2013 and one of those times is right now:

1. Most of January

Once the major holidays have passed, prices for January take a dive, which is why it’s considered the number one airfare dead zone. This week is the start of the prime window, as the final wave of higher-priced New Year’s flights subsides.

Exception: We are seeing higher prices (and airfare sale blackout dates) on flights to/from Washington, D.C. on the days just before and after Jan. 20, the date of the presidential inauguration.

2. Early February

February can be very cheap, with these exceptions: Avoid travel to New Orleans early in the month (that’s where the Super Bowl will be played on Feb. 3) and also avoid flights to/from Las Vegas because a lot of folks head there for game-day partying. Luckily, Feb. 14 falls on a Thursday this year so you should be okay if you want to go someplace romantic; when Valentine’s Day is on a weekend, prices can jump.

One last exception: Watch out for Spring Break travel to rev up in the latter part of the month, which always drives up ticket prices.

3. Late spring for Europe

Spring is a great time to go to Europe because the weather’s good and you can save a couple of hundred bucks over summer. Rule of thumb: peak pricing typically kicks in around May 15.

4. Almost any holiday

You probably know that flying on the big day itself – such as Thanksgiving or Christmas – is a lot cheaper than the dates surrounding the holiday, but it’s usually true for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day as well. It’s very simple; people don’t want to waste their holidays at the airport but if you don’t mind a few hours of tedium, you will save money.

5. The cheap weeks of Nov. and Dec.

Call it the pre- and post-holiday periods. One of these is the two-week period at the start of Nov. – what I call the pre-Thanksgiving airfare bargain time. The other comes after Turkey Day (which falls on Nov. 28 in 2013), beginning right about Dec. 3 and continuing until about Dec. 18. Most people will travel during holidays of course so these weeks are total dead zones and tickets are priced to move.



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Airfare to Florence

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For many, a trip to Florence is the entire point of a trip to Italy. The city that gave birth to the Renaissance has no shortage of attractions, and it s an ideal home base for exploring much of Tuscany, too. What you might be surprised by, however, is that Florence despite being the capital of Tuscany isn t home to the region s busiest airport. That distinction belongs to Pisa. There is an airport in Florence, though, and if you re researching all avenues for cheap flights then it makes sense to check out any airports in the area.

While Tuscany s main international gateway is in nearby Pisa, the airport in Florence can be an option depending on where you re flying from. There are some airlines that serve Florence and not Pisa, so that gives you a few more options for flying into Tuscany from your pre-Italy layover city.

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Airports in Florence

Florence s airport goes by a few names you might hear it referenced as Amerigo Vespucci Airport, Peretola Airport, or simply Florence Airport (FLR). While the airport is physically in a nearby town called Sesto Fiorentino, it s less than 3 miles from Florence so it s very easy to get back and forth.

There isn t train service to and from Florence s airport, but by bus it s only a 15-20 minute trip to or from the city center. The bus stop is at the central station in Florence, which is within easy walking distance of the historic center or you can hop on a train and get to wherever else you re going. There are also several car rental companies at the airport, if you ll be driving into the countryside straight away it s not advisable to rent a car at the airport just to drive into Florence s city center, however.

Air France, Alitalia, and Lufthansa serve the Florence airport, but most of the airlines flying to and from Florence are smaller budget carriers. Assuming your flight plan would include a layover between your home airport and Florence, you might check to see whether switching to a budget carrier might save you some money.

How to Find Cheap Airfare to Florence

If you ve ever gone on the hunt for cheap airfare to Italy. you know that it can often be harder to find than good deals on flights to other European countries. The best deals are usually into the major airports in Rome and Milan but what if your trip doesn t include either of those cities? Flying directly to Florence isn t likely to be cheaper than flying to Rome or Milan, but it doesn t have to cost a fortune, either.

Here are some tips to help you find cheap flights to Florence.

  • Check other area airports Florence may be your first stop, but if you re having trouble finding cheap fares directly into Florence s airport then check other airports nearby. The Pisa Airport (PSA) is actually Tuscany s main airport, and there s both bus and train service directly from Pisa s airport into central Florence. Another option, depending on whether you re going to Florence or elsewhere in central Italy, is the Perugia Airport (PEG) in nearby Umbria.
  • Avoid the high season Traveling during the high season will always mean higher prices, especially on airfare. Unfortunately, the high season in Florence is longer than some other parts of Italy Tuscany s high season is effectively May-September these days, and it s still quite busy during much of the rest of the year, too. You can avoid the highest prices, however, by planning your trip outside the high season.
  • Look into budget airlines As mentioned, most of the airlines serving Florence are of the smaller discount variety. If your route would already include a stopover in Europe or somewhere else en route to Florence, it s worth checking to see whether you could switch to a low-cost airline for the last leg of your journey. Some of the discount carriers flying into Florence are Air Berlin. Baboo, Blue Air, and Meridiana.

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    Travel Search Engines to Help You Plan Your Trip #travel #gear

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    Travel Search Engines to Help You Plan Your Trip

    By Melanie Renzulli. United States Travel Expert

    Before you can embark on a new travel adventure, you must handle logistics: Where will you go? When will you go? How much can you afford to pay? These are just a few of the questions to consider when going to a travel search engine to book flights, hotels, and rental cars.

    While we all have our favorite go-to travel search engines for booking our travels, there may be other travel search websites that better suit your needs depending on the type of trip you wish to take. Below is a look at a few of the options that are available to help you plan and book your travel online.

    Big Travel Search Aggregators

    Travel Search Innovator

    One of the newest travel search engines is Hipmunk . .

    Hipmunk s innovation is in its layout of travel search results. Search for flights and you are given a visual representation of flight details, including cost, length of flight, time of day, and whether or not the flight has wifi. All of these are mapped on a useful grid, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of itinerary building. Look to Hipmunk s efficient format to catch on very quickly.

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    How To Correctly Fill A Travel Toiletry Bag

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    by Mary Jo Braun

    Toiletry bags, whether you need them for week long trips or short weekend getaways are extremely useful. They can be compactly stored in a suitcase or carry on after being filled with your travel essentials. A travel toiletry bag, packed correctly, can make any kind of trip a little less unorganized. Just make sure beforehand that the bags are filled with only your necessary and essential toiletries.Before your packing process begins, you may find that it is easier to pack if a list of your essentials has been made first. With a list, you can be sure that nothing is forgotten in the packing craziness. Checking things off a list will also help you to avoid packing any unnecessary items. Be sure to make a list just for your travel bag’s objects to make it a little easier.A toothbrush and good toothpaste, undoubtedly, will be crucial items in the toiletry bag. Travel bottles of toothpaste will not take up a lot of space and can be bought at any retail shop. To make sure that your brush stays clean and antiseptic, think of keeping it safe it with a cover. Or to have even more room, buy one that folds up or is a small travel size.A compact brush or comb can be included in the toiletry bag too. These essentials will no doubt come in handy on travels away from home and, as with the toothpaste bottles, will not take up a lot of space.Both women and men will end up requiring a good razor some time during their travels. A razor that can be encased will work the best and decrease the likelihood of the blades causing an accident. A travel sized can of cream for shaving should also be included and are available at most retail stores.Small bottles of deodorant should be packed as well, along with perfume or cologne. The bottles should preferably be plastic since glass containers are liable to break. To protect the other items in your bag from spills, you could encase liquid bottles in a plastic bag.Women will most likely want to include their make up in the bag. Items like foundation, blush, and mascara are all necessary and should be included. Both genders will want to include small containers of facial cream and lotions as well. Just make sure that your toiletry bag ends up making your vacation a little easier.


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    Airline sues man for starting a cheap-flights site

    Scott Mlyn | CNBC

    A United Airlines plane at Chicago s O Hare airport

    United Airlines is suing a 22-year-old man for founding a website that helps travelers book cheap flights, according to CNN Money.

    Orbitz has joined the suit against Aktarer Zaman, who last year founded skiplagged.com. a site designed to ferret out bargain plane tickets through a strategy called “hidden city.” It skirts higher prices by allowing a user to buy a ticket with a layover in the flyer’s actual destination, and the user just skips the last leg of the trip.

    It only works if flyers travel without checked baggage and buy one-way tickets.

    “[Hidden city tickets] have been around for a while, it just hasn’t been very accessible to consumers,” Zaman told CNNMoney.

    United Airlines and Orbitz claim “unfair competition” and are seeking $75,000 in lost revenue.

    CNN Money reported that travel experts expect that even if the site is shut down, others like it will just pop up in its place.

    Zaman did not respond to CNBC’s request for comment.


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