3 new travel websites give travelers easier access to specials, packages,

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3 new travel websites give travelers easier access to specials, packages, deals

Three new websites give travelers more ways to connect with travel specials and deals.

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Touristlink.com uses social networking to connect travelers with local travel providers

Touristlink.com. a social network connecting travelers with local travel providers, announces new trip planning features set to launch in January of 2013. Travelers will be able to broadcast upcoming trip plans and then receive personalized offers from local travel businesses.

When a traveler publishes his trip plan it will be forwarded to relevant locals who can then pitch the best local travel deals that fit the travelers taste and interests. Travel business owners get a new marketing avenue by being able to pitch discounts on hotels, restaurant coupons, day trips, taxi services and more directly to interested travelers.

It’s easy enough to find hotels online but travelers looking for transport and activities have fewer options. Touristlink aims to solve this problem by bridging the gap between local travel businesses offering these service and the travelers who need them. Simplicity is the key to Touristlink’s new features that enable travelers to post a trip plan in seconds.

To get started travelers are only required to enter a location and a date or range of dates. Once a trip plan is posted local travel businesses are alerted and can contact the traveler personally with enticing offers.

One problem with social trip planning tools is that to be successful they require a certain amount of participation. Visitors don’t want to see empty pages and providers making offers want some positive business response. Although the site launched a year ago the Touristlink team waited for over a year to get sufficient traction before announcing plans to launch this product.

Since the site launched in October 2011 it has signed up over 5,000 local travel businesses, many of whom are offering their own deals on the platform. In addition, according to rankings on Alexa.com the site is now one of the largest social networks for travel.

Touristlink is a social marketplace for travel that lets travelers get to know firsthand the local behind the tour they are planning or the small hotel they want to stay. Travelers tired of generic tour offerings can get unique trip ideas and offers direct from local providers as well as see reviews and recommendations of the same provider from other travelers.

Businesses benefit in that they get additional online exposure and can access a host of tools to help them engage customers on traditional social media platforms. It’s a great resource whether you want to get off the beaten path or just want to plan your own trip. Touristlink is managed by GotripIndia and has versions in both Spanish (es.touristlink.com ) and Portugese (Touristlink.com.br ).

Travelope.com aggregates best vacation deals and packages from around the web

Travelope.com brings the latest deals from around the web to the user with the click of a button. A real-time website aggregator, it provides online customers with convenient access to airline, hotel, and car rental services. Organized by hotel, airfare, vacations, cruises, or rental cars, the site makes it easy for online customers to browse. Online shoppers can also search for the best deals based on price, location, or popularity.

Travelope.com lists all of the hottest and most up-to-date vacation packages, deals, and discounts from today’s most popular daily deal and travel websites including JetSetter.com, Groupon.com, and Bloomspot.com, making it a one stop-shop for online consumers. With an easy-to-navigate interface, the website provides convenient access to airline, hotel, and car rental services. Organized by hotel, airfare, vacations, cruises, or rental cars, the site makes browsing the internet for the best deals with the click of a button.

“Looking through hundreds of travel sites can take hours to find the best deals, and most online shoppers just do not have that extra time to spare. We created Travelope.com as a way to help online shoppers simplify their travel plans by visiting one website,” says Denise Hitch, Vice President of Marketing. “This new website will let online shoppers find and book the best hotel, airfare, or cruise packages whether they are at work, in the car, on the couch, or in their kitchens.”

Some of the best travel deals include:

Trip to sunny Cancun beginning at $93 per night from BookIt.com

Weekend to Las Vegas beginning at $109 from Expedia.com

8-night vacation to Phuket, Thailand beginning at $1,099 from LivingSocial.com

5 night yoga retreat in Hawaii at $759 from Groupon.com

4 star beach stay in Sardinia at $626 from SecretEscapes.com

Travelope.com also offers the Week’s Best in Travel tool where online consumers can sign up for email alerts. This tool helps visitors stay on top of the latest travel deals and offers as well as features our editor’s top travel packages and vacation destinations of the week.

Based in New Jersey and launched in 2012, Travelope.com takes the frustration out of traveling for online consumers. Travelope.com is a traveler’s online companion. With the click of a button, online shoppers can see the week’s hottest travel deals and packages for destinations around the world. For more information about today’s hottest travel deals, visit Travelope.com. Like us on Facebook.com and join the travel conversation on Twitter.com.

TravelFlyers.com launches new discount travel website

Travelers will soon have a new website to search for hotel specials and travel packages.

www.travelflyers.com. launching in February, is a new website where travel trade partners can list travel deals at no monthly cost, which in turn enables travelers to search for travel deals in an easy and simplified way.

Travellers have free use of the website and have the option to search for hotel deals, travel packages, last minute deals and also by means of using a map, displaying the three options available to them based on their geographical location.

“Our goal was to add value to both the traveler and the trade, providing the trade with a sustainable platform to constantly offer deals to travelers.” said Bertus Floor, Managing Director of TravelFlyers.com. “The website took extensive research, planning and development over a period of 5 years and we are glad about the release of the beta website to the trade”, Floor added. The official launch date for the public is set for February 1, 2013.

Travelers can also browse through accommodation for world events, like a Grand Prix or Olympic games, as well as for unique experiences. Once travelers have found the deal they want they can choose their options and securely book online immediately.

With all the travel websites currently available, the developers of TravelFlyers.com said they recognized the need in the market for a classifieds-type ‘specials only’ website that would give travelers the ability to browse both long and short term travel specials.

In the near future, the site has plans to add mobile version of the site, reviews, user galleries and videos.

Representatives of hotels and travel agencies can learn more here: http://www.travelflyers.com/get-listed-on-our-site.html .





16/11/2017

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Flying on a Dime: The 3 Best Websites To Find Cheap

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Flying on a Dime: The 3 Best Websites To Find Cheap Flights

The holiday season is upon us and many of us are planning trips. A question I get all the time is how can I find a cheap flight?  To answer that question, I will cover 3 cheap flight websites for your flying escapades – 2 of them have worked great for me flying from the United States to all over the world and the last one was suggested by the MakeUseOf founder Aibek Esengulov for being a great website for finding flights from Europe to elsewhere.

So hopefully we have got you covered with these 3 sites:

CheapFlights (US only) – CheapFlights is my first go-to cheap flight website to start looking for inexpensive flights. I have probably used them over 100 times in the last 5 or 6 years. I consistently find good deals and most of the time at the last minute.

Go ahead and fill out where you are coming from and going to select your flexibility and hit the find deals now button.

Once you hit that button, the site will do its magic searching like so:

You will see the dates are scattered over the next month or so – see if one floats your boat and click on it to go to the corresponding site and book it!

Next up is Cheapo Air. Cheapo Air has international flights both ways. When you get to their homepage it will look like every other major air flight finding service but it will find you some seriously cheap flights – there might be 2 or 3 stops or even a layover – but if cheap is your goal here you will find a flight.

You have to specify an exact date and time range to where you are going and it will find you the cheapest rates available.

Cheapo Air returned cheap flights as you can see below:

$219! That beats our original site by $70. For someone looking to to save some money, not bad! The trip includes 1 hour and 2 minutes of a layover in Atlanta and they switched my home airport from JFK to Newark, not bad!

Our last site is called SkyScanner which does United States flights as well as European flights. SkyScanner should be your site of choice for booking flights that start or end outside of the United States.

Fill out your information and let’s see what she returns”¦

So going from the United States to the Bahamas costs a lot more from here, but looking for airfares from the United Kingdom to New York we see some great deals:

They let you build your round trip by selecting one flight from the left and one from the right.

You can find some great deals from all three of these sites.  But I’m sure there are plenty of other sites where you get your cheap flights from. Feel free to share your favorite sites in the comments!





11/11/2017

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02/10/2017

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The Microsoft Internet of Things Pack for Raspberry Pi 3 is the best way to get started using Windows 10 and your Raspberry Pi as an IoT enabled device.

A collaboration between Microsoft s IoT division and Adafruit, this pack s the best way to get started using both Windows 10 on your Pi and to start doing some popular projects with the internet of things.

Check out https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot for more information on how to set up Windows 10 IoT Core on your Raspberry Pi and download project samples!

This pack is certified for use with Microsoft Azure as well as other compatible Azure certified operating systems.

This pack contains:

  • Adafruit Raspberry Pi B+ Case – Smoke Base / Clear Top – We think it s the Single Greatest Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Case Ever – though our Pi Box Plus is also nothing to scoff at.
  • ​Full Size Breadboard – In the past, we ve used the half-size breadboard for a lot of Pi projects – but no longer! WIth 40 pins to break out, you re going to need some space – and that s why we re including a full size breadboard in this pack.
  • Premium Male/Male Jumper Wires – 20 x 6 (150mm) – These jumper wires are great for making wire harness or jumpering between headers on PCBs. We include the longer ones so they work well with the full-size breadboard.
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  • 5V 2A Switching Power Supply w/ 6 MicroUSB Cable – The 5V 2A power adapter is the perfect choice for powering your Raspberry Pi B+ with 2 Amps of current output, and an extra long cord.
  • Assembled Adafruit BME280 Temperature, Pressure Humidity sensor – The assembled verison of an Adafruit Instant Classic. This breakout board has a powerful BME280 sensor from Bosch that s good for temperature, barometric pressure, AND humidity sensing. This version comes with headers already soldered on.
  • Assembled TCS34725 RGB Color Sensor – The assembled version of a longstanding Adafruit classic. This RGB Color Sensor with IR filter and White LED comes fully assembled – with headers already soldered on.
  • MCP3008 – 8 Channel 10-Bit ADC With SPI Interface – Easy to use, SPI enabled chip that s perfect for adding 8 channels of 10-bit analog input to your microcontroller or microcomputer project.
  • Ethernet Cable – 5 foot long – An ethernet cable.
  • 16GB SD/MicroSD Memory Card w/ NOOBS – This SD card comes pre-loaded with NOOBS which now supports running Windows 10 on your Raspberry Pi 3.
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    • 3x 12mm Tactile Switches

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18/09/2017

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Level 3 CDN partners with Valve

Level 3 CDN customers enjoy access to one of the highest performing content delivery network provders on the planet. Along with their main rival, Akamai, the Level 3 CDN boasts many big name customers and blistering performance. Now, Level 3 can add the games developer Valve to that list, as they have recently leveraged the Level 3 CDN to power the games they deliver online to millions of customers around the world.

The reason for this development is the huge popularity of Valve’s flagship game distribution service, Steam. Earlier this month, the service logged a record 12 million unique users at once, 20% over their average of 10 million. In addition to this, the amount of data delivered by the service averages more than 450 petabytes of data worldwide per month and four exabytes of data per year.

Level 3 CDN Benefits for Valve

Speaking of the Level 3 CDN partnership, Mike Dunkle, general business development manager at Valve, said “Level 3 has been instrumental in helping us scale our network to easily and efficiently manage the accelerated growth we’ve seen over the last several years. They’re one of the few providers that offers 100 Gbps internet ports, which are now a critical component of our network infrastructure.”

Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer at Level 3 CDN also welcomed the partnership with Valve. “While online gaming has been around for decades, game developers and distributors are encountering new challenges as online games have become more popular and bandwidth-hungry,” he said.

He also added that “Level 3’s network of 100 Gbps internet ports enables companies like Valve to securely handle massive amounts of traffic and bandwidth-heavy downloads, while still providing millions of customers with the seamless gaming experience that has made Steam a leading platform.”

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09/09/2017

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Why are airfare prices so high, despite low oil prices? Page

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Why are airfare prices so high, despite low oil prices?

Nov 30, 15 1:56 pm by LarryJ

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Originally Posted by boybi

I know fuel cost comprise a huge percentage in an airline’s operating costs, but why didn’t ticket prices reflect the drop in fuel prices?

Because the airplane’s are (nearly) full. A business does not lower prices when they are already selling out their supply of product.

The way that lower costs lead to reduced fares is that airlines will add more capacity (they already are doing so) due to the lower costs. When this additional capacity comes online the fares will drop to keep it (nearly) full.

A restaurant or supermarket can make quick adjustments in supply when their costs, or market demand, changes. It takes a lot of time and money to acquire new (or used) airplanes or to economically remove aircraft from service. New aircraft also come with long-term commitments so an airline must be convinced that it will be able to deploy the new capacity profitably for the duration of that commitment.

In the case of current fuel prices, there isn’t any guarantee that the current low prices will last for an extended period of time. In fact, the chances are good that fuel will be significantly more expensive than today when any aircraft ordered today are delivered.





21/08/2017

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Shopping Cart Hero is a popular flash game that is played by pushing a shopping cart down the hill so as to gain momentum and soar up in the air. To become a hero in this game, you need to constantly upgrade your cart with an array of tools including rocket and wheels. You also need to use trick combos, find all the hidden tricks and fight the bosses in order to save the world. The upgrades and stunts on this game are all designed to make it more fun. On the other hand, the essence of this game is to see how long you can last at the grocery store without dying. The original version of this flash game was released in 2009. The game is presented in a very simple format, starting with the play character, all the way to the objects. This minimalist game from Monkey Want Banana also features simplistic sound and color setup. Monkey Want Banana games are designed to accommodate players of all age worldwide. You can access, download and play this game in a number of platforms including instant flash, Android Google Play, iPhone and iPod Touch App Store and Windows Phone 8.

Shopping Cart Hero Controls

To make a run in every round of this game, the player must select and fulfill all the required instructions. The buttons used in play include; Up-arrow to get into the cart, Right arrow to begin a run and the Left and Right keys to balance and control the cart. The other controls in this game include Superman and Handstand. Players who control the game effectively are well placed to travel a long distance with the cart. Players get points based on factors such as the distance traveled and the level of aptitude they are able to attain. You can use your accumulated points to upgrade your cart and acquire more tricks to help you improve your score sheet.

Shopping Cart Hero Game versions

There are several version of this game including the original standard version. One of the recent versions of this game is Shopping Cart Hero 3. In this game, players are allowed to choose the strategy and skills they need for the game. Case in point, a player can come up with a strategy to get new stuff from the market and expand the shopping cart options. The interesting thing about this game is the fact that it takes adventure to a whole new level. Some of the new abilities and tricks a player can use to defeat the bosses include:
• Option of three highly captivating world’s
• Downhill trick battles
• Flying and swimming capabilities
• New upgrades
• Jump to fame and fortune

Play Shopping Cart Hero

Shopping Cart Hero version 6 is a newly released flash game in the long series. You can use the cart on this highly addictive game to jump and collect coins as well as exchange money with new skills and other things at the local shop. To become a stunt master in this game, you must earn both fame and fortune.


15/08/2017

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Las Vegas Trip Packages – Package Deals 3 #sports #travel

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Save on Las Vegas Trip Packages!

In today’s economy you want the best rates for your Las Vegas trips. 3/4 day trips are very attractive. Turn your weekend into a mini-vacation by adding that extra day or two. We urge you to search for both 2 night and 3 night trips as many times the rates are very close, so if you can make the time you may save even more! And remember it is always cheaper to book at least 3 weeks ahead.

It’s up to you, go first class or go on the cheap, either way our Las Vegas package deals are the best you’ll find. Let the dream become a reality when you opt for Las Vegas airfare/hotel package deals with us.

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Hey New Yorkers. want to try some Sin city days and nights (yes there is life outside of the Big Apple) and if you think New York has all the sophistication, think again. The Aria in the heart of the CityCenter is one of our favorites at the moment. You can leave New York after work on Friday and come home on Monday, we have a package that includes airfare from just $822 per person, for 3 nights lodging in a Deluxe King room. Check out the great value for these trips, there are 149 hotels available, from budget to luxury.

Chicagoans love Las Vegas and now is the time to take advantage with Vegas lowering room rates etc, you can capture the magic of Las Vegas with great packages available. Stay at perennial favorites like The Luxor, MGM Grand, Harrah’s, The Riviera and more. Most packages are base on 4 day, 3 night stays, but you can choose any number of nights you wish.

For all of those from Los Angeles who tear up the highway 15, sitting in traffic, instead catch a flight on Saturday A.M and in one hour and fifteen minutes be in Vegas. stay at Palms Place (the best in all suite accommodations) in a Studio Suite, have access to the Ghost Bar, the fantastic pool and all fro under $300 per person.





06/08/2017

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European Travel Packages: 3 Reasons To Buy Insured #flight #booking

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European Travel Packages: 3 Reasons To Buy Insured

Insured European Travel Packages

Insured travel packages are always the best bet when planning to go overseas for vacation. European travel packages that are insured will help provide relief in case of unexpected emergencies or setbacks while away on vacation; they work similar to any type of insurance plan, first and foremost, the insurance must be purchased before you set out for departure .

It’s also important to fully review the terms of the travel insurance policy before making any final decisions.

Why Buy Insured European Travel Packages? To Protect Your Family and Your Assets

If anything does happen while out on vacation, and you bought one of the qualifying insured travel packages, it’s always imperative to file a claim right away. In order to file the claim, you will need some form of documentation of the accident.

Travel insurance reimburses the payee for any expenses that were covered when the original agreement was formed. This type of insurance is ideal when a trip has been canceled, delayed or when evacuation or medical services are required.

Depending on the policy. providers typically offer coverage for lost baggage, medical expenses or transit issues. Take the time to speak with a representative about your specific concerns because there are many different types of travel insurance policies available as well as exactly what is covered by each unique one of the insured travel packages.

Mitigate Your Financial Losses

Sometimes resorts will charge full price for no-shows when certain stipulations aren’t met, for example, canceling within five days of arrival, regardless of the emergency. This is where traveling insurance comes in handy. No one wants to pay top dollar to a premium resort when they don’t even get to enjoy the vacation due to last minute changes.

Traveling insurance policies typically offer coverage for interruption insurance and trip cancellation as well. This type of insurance policy is also beneficial in the wake of a national emergency in another country, however in these extreme cases the resort is usually understanding as well.

Protection Against the Unexpected

Many people opt out of these services because the policies are often comprehensive and include seemingly extraneous coverage for things like identify theft protection. baggage claim or delayed flights. That is the nature of insurance though, these services will often seem useless until something dire happens. It’s also imperative to ensure that the policy will cover the difference between hotel costs just in case the size of the party changes.

Protecting your family, and your financials, should be top priority when traveling overseas. Whether you are considering Africa travel packages, South American travel packages or European travel packages, it’s always important to invest in traveling insurance. The fact is, the unexpected becomes that more detrimental when you are overseas or away from home; this is when traveling insurance can help.

Any time an expensive European travel package is on the docket, it’s wise to opt in for a traveler’s insurance policy.

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30/07/2017

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How to travel the world on the cheap

by Benny Lewis

Today I ve written a guest post on Get Rich Slowly about How to learn a foreign language without spending a cent . Check it out for a list of my favourite free resources as well as a generally great website that J.D. Roth runs for saving money and spending it wisely.

That post is necessary to remind people not to throw money at the problem of finding good language learning resources. As I said in that post, travel is not necessary for reaching great levels in a foreign language. But ultimately you may want to travel to practise your target language, while you discover a new culture.

Now, a question I get asked frequently is how to travel without spending a fortune, especially considering how I ve been doing it for over a decade. While it s very hard to travel for free (but certainly not impossible; I ve met many who do), if you follow these tips you will actually find that living a nomadic life is cheaper than the budget required by most people for a settled life.

As counterintuitive as it sounds, my experience tells me that the vast number of people travelling long term need way less money than their friends back home who complain that they can t afford to do it. There are other reasons you may not wish or be able to travel (family, work responsibilities, health issues etc.), but I will not stand for it when people say they are too poor to travel, especially when they come from a developed country.

Graham Hughes 20 tips for how to travel the world on the cheap

This video was made by Graham Hughes, who is on a very interesting journey to visit every country in the world without flying . He knows his stuff, so this video is as good a reference as anything I could make myself! You ll get 20 excellent tips with explanations in the video. In summary they are:

Avoid expensive countries, travel light, purchase a decent guidebook, bring a laptop, unlock your mobile phone, get some decent travel insurance, bring a debit card, look for mega cheap flights, be creative, blag a student card, overland it, sneak in, have a good story, eat street food, drink with the locals, avoid countries that demand visas, bargain and bargain hard, don t get ill, no souvenirs, couchsurfing .

For mega cheap flights, I d recommend skyscanner. as I ve gotten very cheap rates by searching through them in the past (and they ve even interviewed me on their site !)

My own extra additions to travel cheap

Graham s tips are excellent and things that many long term travellers eventually figure out. I would however add a few to them myself, as follows:

  • Use the local equivalent of Groupon

If you do need to spend money on something, or feel like treating yourself then find out what the local equivalent to groupon or Livingsocial is. These sites are growing quickly in many countries.

You can get promotional gym memberships for a week to help you stay in fit on the road, get cheap nights out in otherwise expensive restaurants, get tours and all sorts of other offers.

Some countries have their very own sites for these kinds of offers, so use forums or ask locals what sites they use (these sites are new and may not be common knowledge in some places yet). While I was in Turkey, for example, I subscribed to the daily email from şehir fırsatı and Yakala .

There s a good reason this tip is not likely to be on most travel-tip sites: the offers are of course written in the local language. This brings me to the most important tip that this whole blog is based around:

  • Learn to speak understand the local language

I m sad when I don t see this one listed by so many travel bloggers as such a huge money saver, but unfortunately many of them travel just with English and don t realise how much they can save by putting in a little effort, getting over their fears and speaking the target language from day one .

For example, thanks to haggling in the local language (Portuguese ), I rented an entire penthouse apartment in Rio with a 270º panoramic view of the city and paid less than what I used to pay to live in a studio in Dublin as a student. It s also way easier to charm your way to better prices as you won t pay the English tax of restricting yourself to only being able to make deals with the upper class or tourist caterers that speak English (beyond signing what you need ).

  • Get help from a local (or even pay for help)

Ask at the Couchsurfing forum for your target city for the best way to get good prices. When there, ask the person who works at the hostel/hotel/your landlord/your host for their best tips on getting a good experience without spending much or any money. Sometimes the best tips aren t in guidebooks or Google-able, but are known only by people who live there.

If you re really stuck, then why not just pay a local to solve your problems for you. It may work out way cheaper in the long run!

  • Travel slower

If it isn t for a traditional vacation, why do people have to charge through countries in just a week (or less)? I have very little interest in quantity, and have the least number of countries covered out of any traveller I know who has been on the road for more than a year (I ve been to about two dozen countries so far, compared to about 100 or more by other long term travellers).

Screw your bucket lists take it easy and appreciate each country! When you do this you can live as a local in so many ways and save a LOT of money. I rent apartments or rooms all the time, and pay as little as locals with long-term rent in many cases if I stay around 2 or 3 months. I also find great cheap places to eat and other cheap activities in my own time and go through all other tips given here to get used to avoiding the expensive black-holes for money.

If you re clever you can find a way to live there while earning money (see the link at the end of the article). It s not as hard as you think if you can do your job on a computer or don t mind teaching a little English.

When you do this you also start to appreciate local life on another level and see beyond the stereotypical superficial images of a country. It also helps to learn the local language if you are going to be there beyond a week or two.

  • Give up or drastically reduce smoking and drinking

The only thing I disagree with in Graham s list is drink with the locals . I d replace it with socialise with the locals. No excuses that you re too shy .

I go out to bars and nightclubs as much as many people, but I save tonnes of cash by just buying one Orange Juice or a Coke or water. I am amazed to tell you that many long term travellers I ve met have told me that alcohol represents over 50% of their budget. I don t drink and I can tell you that life is just as much fun. And I ve also needed tens of thousands of dollars less than a drinking traveller would over the last decade.

If you smoke, wake up to the bloody 21st century knowledge of tobacco effects and stop giving yourself and others potential lung cancer or other breathing issues. Giving up is hard, but you owe yourself and your bank balance to not have this totally unnecessary, disgusting and stupid drain on it.

Other tips

I ve touched on this topic before when I suggested that you don t have to be rich to travel the world. giving more hints about earning money on the road and tips like eating less meat and cooking more at home. (I m vegetarian ; this has contributed to me being able to afford to travel for so long).

If you have other tips, make sure to let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading

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24/07/2017

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Why are airfare prices so high, despite low oil prices? Page

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Why are airfare prices so high, despite low oil prices?

Nov 30, 15 1:56 pm by LarryJ

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Originally Posted by boybi

I know fuel cost comprise a huge percentage in an airline’s operating costs, but why didn’t ticket prices reflect the drop in fuel prices?

Because the airplane’s are (nearly) full. A business does not lower prices when they are already selling out their supply of product.

The way that lower costs lead to reduced fares is that airlines will add more capacity (they already are doing so) due to the lower costs. When this additional capacity comes online the fares will drop to keep it (nearly) full.

A restaurant or supermarket can make quick adjustments in supply when their costs, or market demand, changes. It takes a lot of time and money to acquire new (or used) airplanes or to economically remove aircraft from service. New aircraft also come with long-term commitments so an airline must be convinced that it will be able to deploy the new capacity profitably for the duration of that commitment.

In the case of current fuel prices, there isn’t any guarantee that the current low prices will last for an extended period of time. In fact, the chances are good that fuel will be significantly more expensive than today when any aircraft ordered today are delivered.





15/07/2017

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AirAsia offers: Tickets priced at Rs 990 in airline’s ‘Big Sale’;

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AirAsia offers: Tickets priced at Rs 990 in airline’s ‘Big Sale’; international flights at Rs 3,699

AirAsia and AirAsia X offers in the form of ‘Big Sale’ are back with a bang, with all-inclusive ticket prices starting from Rs 990 to Pune, Goa, Kochi, Guwahati, Vizag and many more domestic destinations connected by AirAsia India and Rs 3,699 to international destinations like Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur from India connected by the group airline. The AirAsia ‘Big Sale’ tickets are available for booking from, 23 November until 29 November 2015.

AirAsia X is also recommencing its direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from New Delhi and return with 4 weekly flights starting 3rd February, 2016 – all-in-fares start from Rs 7,990.

The travel period for the ‘Big Sale’ will be from 1 May 2016 until 5 February 2017, with priority redemption 24 hours ahead from 0001hrs – 2359hrs (GMT+8) on 22 November for AirAsia BIG members, AirAsiaGo users, BIG Prepaid MasterCard and AirAsia Citibank card members.

AirAsia X’s Premium Flatbed seats are also on promotion with fares from as low as Rs 29,990 one way; and apart from the website, all promotional seats can also be booked via AirAsia’s mobile app with new features and interface on iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site mobile.airasia.com.

AirAsia’s Group Chief Commercial Officer, Siegtraund Teh said, “Big Sale is something that our airline groups have been offering our guests and this time around, we have added many new destinations and connectivity into our network such as exclusive routes to Maldives, Kaohsiung, Changsha, Goa, Pattaya and on top of that, our latest new direct route to New Delhi! We are very pleased to be recommencing this exciting new route now with attractive low fares.”





11/07/2017

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Las Vegas Trip Packages – Package Deals 3 #find #cheap #flights

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Save on Las Vegas Trip Packages!

In today’s economy you want the best rates for your Las Vegas trips. 3/4 day trips are very attractive. Turn your weekend into a mini-vacation by adding that extra day or two. We urge you to search for both 2 night and 3 night trips as many times the rates are very close, so if you can make the time you may save even more! And remember it is always cheaper to book at least 3 weeks ahead.

It’s up to you, go first class or go on the cheap, either way our Las Vegas package deals are the best you’ll find. Let the dream become a reality when you opt for Las Vegas airfare/hotel package deals with us.

Check 4 Examples that Make you a Big Winner in Vegas!

Hey New Yorkers. want to try some Sin city days and nights (yes there is life outside of the Big Apple) and if you think New York has all the sophistication, think again. The Aria in the heart of the CityCenter is one of our favorites at the moment. You can leave New York after work on Friday and come home on Monday, we have a package that includes airfare from just $822 per person, for 3 nights lodging in a Deluxe King room. Check out the great value for these trips, there are 149 hotels available, from budget to luxury.

Chicagoans love Las Vegas and now is the time to take advantage with Vegas lowering room rates etc, you can capture the magic of Las Vegas with great packages available. Stay at perennial favorites like The Luxor, MGM Grand, Harrah’s, The Riviera and more. Most packages are base on 4 day, 3 night stays, but you can choose any number of nights you wish.

For all of those from Los Angeles who tear up the highway 15, sitting in traffic, instead catch a flight on Saturday A.M and in one hour and fifteen minutes be in Vegas. stay at Palms Place (the best in all suite accommodations) in a Studio Suite, have access to the Ghost Bar, the fantastic pool and all fro under $300 per person.





24/06/2017

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Why are airfare prices so high, despite low oil prices?

Nov 30, 15 1:56 pm by LarryJ

Quote:

Originally Posted by boybi

I know fuel cost comprise a huge percentage in an airline’s operating costs, but why didn’t ticket prices reflect the drop in fuel prices?

Because the airplane’s are (nearly) full. A business does not lower prices when they are already selling out their supply of product.

The way that lower costs lead to reduced fares is that airlines will add more capacity (they already are doing so) due to the lower costs. When this additional capacity comes online the fares will drop to keep it (nearly) full.

A restaurant or supermarket can make quick adjustments in supply when their costs, or market demand, changes. It takes a lot of time and money to acquire new (or used) airplanes or to economically remove aircraft from service. New aircraft also come with long-term commitments so an airline must be convinced that it will be able to deploy the new capacity profitably for the duration of that commitment.

In the case of current fuel prices, there isn’t any guarantee that the current low prices will last for an extended period of time. In fact, the chances are good that fuel will be significantly more expensive than today when any aircraft ordered today are delivered.





27/05/2017

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3 Reasons to Travel While You re Young #travel #planner

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3 Reasons to Travel While You re Young

Bonus: Click here to get my best advice on how to create a blog to remember your adventure, share your story, and connect with the world in a way that makes a difference.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. —Augustine of Hippo

The other night, I had a conversation with a young lady who had a number of decisions ahead of her, which included whether she should go to grad school or travel the world.

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I told her to travel. Hands down. No excuses. Just go. The results are worth the costs. And she sighed.

Yeah, but

Never were more fatal words spoken:

  • Yeah, but what about debt?
  • Yeah, but what about my job?
  • Yeah, but what about my boyfriend (or dog or car or whatever)?

Yeah, but is pernicious. Because it makes it sound like we have the best of intentions when really we are just too scared to do what we should. It allows us to be cowards, while sounding noble.

Most people I know who waited to travel the world never did. Conversely, plenty of people who waited for grad school or a steady job and traveled still did those things — eventually.

Be careful of the yeah-but. The yeah-but will kill your dreams. [Tweet that ]

I was so stirred by this conversation that I shared it with a group of 30 young adults last night, many who were asking these very same questions.

The life you ve always wanted

When you get older, life seems to just sort of happen to  you. Your youth is a time of total empowerment. You get to do what you want.

But as you mature and gain new responsibilities, you have to be very intentional about making sure you don t lose sight of what s important.

So if you still have a reasonable amount of control over your circumstances, you should do what really matters. Because life won t always be just about you .

During early adulthood, your worldview is still being formed. It s important to steward this time — to give yourself opportunities to grow. A good way to do that is to travel.

So, young person, travel . Travel wide and far. Travel boldly. Travel with full abandon.

You will regret few risks you take when it comes to this. I promise you that. There are three reasons to travel while you re young:

1. Traveling teaches you to live an adventure

When you look back on your life, you will have moments of which you are proud and maybe a few you regret. It s likely that the following won t be on the latter list:

  • Bicycled across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Appeared on Italian TV.
  • Hiked a Mayan ruin.
  • Learned Spanish in three months.
  • Toured Europe by train.

They re not on mine (fun fact: I ve done all of the above). So what, then, will be? What choices will you regret making? Holding back. Being afraid. Making excuses. Not taking more risks. Waiting.

While you re young, you should travel. 

You should take the time to see the world and taste the fullness of life. It s worth whatever investment or money or sacrifice of time that may be required on your part.

This is not about being a tourist. It s about experiencing true risk and adventure so you don t have to live in fear for the rest of your life. And it s about remembering and sharing your adventure, and inspiring others to step out of that fear, too.

2. Traveling helps you encounter compassion

In your youth, you will make choices that will define you. The disciplines you begin now will be with you for the rest of your life.

Traveling will change you like little else can. It will put you in places that will force you to care for issues that are bigger than you.

If you go to southeast Asia, you may encounter the slave trade. If eastern Europe, you may see the effects of genocide and religious persecution. If Haiti, you ll witness the the ugly side Western paternalism.

Your heart will break .

You will begin to understand that the world is both a big and small place. You will have a new-found respect for the pain and suffering that over half of the world takes for granted on a daily basis.

And you will feel more connected to your fellow human beings in a deep and lasting way. You will learn to care. and you might even find a way to speak up for the people you encounter who need a voice.

3. Traveling allows you to get some culture

While you re still young, you should get cultured. Get to know the world and the magnificent people that fill it. There s nothing quite like walking alongside the Colosseum or seeing Michelangelo s David in person.

I can describe the city of San Juan and its amazing beaches and historic sites to you, but you really have to see it for yourself to experience it. You can read all the books in the world about the Great Wall of China or The Louvre. but being there is a different story.

The world is a stunning place, full of outstanding works of art. See it.

Do this while you re still young. Do not squander the time. You may never have it again.

You have a crucial opportunity to invest in the next season of your life now. Whatever you sow, you will eventually reap. Please. For your sake, do this. Because you won t always be young. And life won t always be just about you .

So travel. Experience the world for all it s worth. Become a person of culture, adventure, and compassion.

What if I m not young?

Travel, anyway. It may not be easy to do, but find a way to get out of your comfort zone. It s really never too late.

But if you haven t gotten sucked into the routine of life yet, I implore you — travel. It will never be easier than it is right now for you to do that which really matters.

Living an adventure is important. But it s just as important to share it, too.

Whether it s to remember it for yourself, to invite your friends and family to share it with you, or to inspire others to have compassion for the things you re seeing, keeping a travel blog can be a meaningful way to share your adventure with the world.

If you want your travel blog to matter to be extraordinary I ve put together a free email series to walk you through creating and sharing a blog that matters. Click here to get it now .





18/05/2017

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AirAsia offers: Tickets priced at Rs 990 in airline’s ‘Big Sale’;

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AirAsia offers: Tickets priced at Rs 990 in airline’s ‘Big Sale’; international flights at Rs 3,699

AirAsia and AirAsia X offers in the form of ‘Big Sale’ are back with a bang, with all-inclusive ticket prices starting from Rs 990 to Pune, Goa, Kochi, Guwahati, Vizag and many more domestic destinations connected by AirAsia India and Rs 3,699 to international destinations like Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur from India connected by the group airline. The AirAsia ‘Big Sale’ tickets are available for booking from, 23 November until 29 November 2015.

AirAsia X is also recommencing its direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from New Delhi and return with 4 weekly flights starting 3rd February, 2016 – all-in-fares start from Rs 7,990.

The travel period for the ‘Big Sale’ will be from 1 May 2016 until 5 February 2017, with priority redemption 24 hours ahead from 0001hrs – 2359hrs (GMT+8) on 22 November for AirAsia BIG members, AirAsiaGo users, BIG Prepaid MasterCard and AirAsia Citibank card members.

AirAsia X’s Premium Flatbed seats are also on promotion with fares from as low as Rs 29,990 one way; and apart from the website, all promotional seats can also be booked via AirAsia’s mobile app with new features and interface on iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site mobile.airasia.com.

AirAsia’s Group Chief Commercial Officer, Siegtraund Teh said, “Big Sale is something that our airline groups have been offering our guests and this time around, we have added many new destinations and connectivity into our network such as exclusive routes to Maldives, Kaohsiung, Changsha, Goa, Pattaya and on top of that, our latest new direct route to New Delhi! We are very pleased to be recommencing this exciting new route now with attractive low fares.”





09/04/2017

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07/04/2017

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3 Lesser Known Flight Search Engines That Will Help You On

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3 Lesser Known Flight Search Engines That Will Help You On Your Quest For Cheap Flights

Searching for flights is a confusing business. There are numerous websites and airlines, and even when I think I’ve found the best option, I never know what I actually missed.

We all know websites like Expedia. Kayak and Orbitz. and sometimes these big websites are more than enough. But from all those other smaller websites out there, how do we know which are good and which are less convenient? Which ones offer cheap airline flights and which ones are a waste of time? Personally, I also dislike websites that compare prices over numerous windows. I want to see everything in one simple window within the website I’m using.

Here are 3 travel websites which are less known, but offer low fares, single windows and and some extra spark in the form of an interesting UI or useful information about the flights. I find that many times, when I search for flights, I’d rather use them over the big shots.

FareGeek

FareGeek had me at “geek”. Really. How can I not use a website with a name like that?

Having said that, FareGeek does offer something beyond the cool name. It offers some of the lowest fares I’ve seen (sometimes, anyway). The search interface is rather ordinary. You get to choose destinations, dates etc. and you can also specify that your dates or airports are flexible. I love the flexible dates option, because sometimes flight prices change dramatically within a day.

The search results layout is also nothing special, but the fares this website finds are, as I mentioned, pretty good. Here you can see that the best price it gave me for a flight from Toronto to London is $1,112 CAD (approx. $1,153 USD). Quite expensive, but it’s that time of year. On the left side you have a big “modify your search” button, which you can use to easily change just one part of your query or all of it. One glitch in FareGeek – it gives the price in the currency of the starting point, and I found no way to change that.

The flexible dates matrix is simple and easy to understand and browse, and you can use it to discover how fares sometimes change dramatically when you change your travel dates by one day.

Hipmunk

Hipmunk is a totally new take on flight search. True, it is quite well known, but it’s not as big as others, and you got to love the user interface – and the chipmunk. Other than that, Hipmunk doesn’t provide a lot of options when it comes to the search interface. Other than the usual things, you can also have it search flexible dates by telling it to search for flights in the days before or after the dates you specified.

But the search results, now there’s something different. This is not your simple list of trips, but a whole chart of flight bars. Each colored bar represents a flight, and you see each leg of the flight in a separate chart. You can easily see the length of the flight and the length of the stopovers, and choose the leg you like best. You can sort the flights easily, the default sorting being by “agony”, which is a combination of the price, duration and the number of stops.

When you’re done selecting your first leg, go on to select the next one. You can start a new search in a new tab, and your previous search will be saved in its tab so you can go back to it at any time. I love this interface. The prices you get here are not always the cheapest (I got $1,170 from Toronto to London), but it’s still worth a search, even if you just want to clearly see what’s available.

Lately, Hipmunk added the option to see which flights have Wi-Fi. Another welcome addition to this fun website.

InsideTrip

InsideTrip might be the least known of these websites, but it’s worth getting to know. InsideTrip’s gimmick is a score each flight gets, which is comprised of different aspects of interest.

You start by searching for your flight as usual, and you immediately get an average score for the whole market of your selected route. It’s interesting, but still not very useful, as you usually don’t choose your route by how fun it is, but more by necessity. But it could be helpful if you’re actually still debating where you should go. You can compare the results with several other websites if that’s your thing, but you can choose not to compare at all. The flexible date option is sorely missing.

The flight matrix you get in the search results is interesting. Each flight gets a score.

You can use the dashboard to select what this score will be calculated by. If the most important thing for you is legroom and lost bags rank, you can rate the fights according to those things only. You can also screen your results so you see only flights with a certain score or above. This is great to play with.

The prices I found were not bad either ($1,164 for Toronto to London), but again, you can use this website just to know more about these airlines, even if you don’t use it for your final booking.

Conclusion

Information is almost as important as the final price, and these websites provide some useful information, on top of some decent prices. They might not always provide better prices than the big ones (but check out FareGeek, which many times does), but by the time you finish playing with them, you might know a bit more about flights and airlines. Not to mention that they make flight searching fun!

Let us know in the comments if you know of some good flight websites that are less known.





07/04/2017

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3 secrets to getting the lowest airfare online #travel #soon

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3 secrets to getting the lowest airfare online

With a few insider tricks you can get substantial savings on your airline tickets. (Photo: Thinkstock)

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Summer is on the way, which means vacations are just around the corner. I’m betting that whatever adventure you have planned, it’s probably going to involve a flight to get there.

Despite the rigmarole with checking baggage, parking your car and going through security, flying is still faster and more convenient for long distances than any other type of transportation. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most expensive.

Still, with a few insider tricks you can get substantial savings on your airline tickets – even tickets you’ve already bought. That can free up spending money for your trip, or you can put it toward expenses after you get back from vacation.

Ready? Set? Save!

1. Know the best online places to look

If you’re just looking at prices on an airline’s site, you’re missing the bigger picture. You might save more flying a different date or with another airline entirely. Most airline sites don’t make it easy to search multiple dates at once – and none of them includes other airlines’ prices.

Widen your possibilities with a site like Matrix. You can search for tickets on multiple departure and arrival dates to see what day has the best deal. Or you can just see a calendar of the lowest fares around a certain date. Naturally, Matrix pulls from multiple airlines for easier comparison.

Before you buy, though, you should also fire up a site like Airfare Watchdog. This scours airline sites for deals and pulls them into one easy-to-find place. You might spot a deal you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

I do have one caution about buying the cheapest tickets, though. Many airlines have additional fees that don’t show in the price of a ticket. The cost of checking baggage is an often-overlooked example. You might find that more expensive tickets are actually less expensive when you’ve taken other fees into account.

2. Buy at the right time

I’m sure you’ve heard that the day of the week and time of day you buy tickets can make a difference. Well, you heard right.

Of course, you want to start looking eight weeks before the day you want to leave. That’s when airlines start dropping the prices.

Tuesday around noon is a good time to find deals as airlines try match deals other airlines posted Monday evening. Peter Greenberg at CBS News suggests 1 a.m. on Wednesday to snatch up deals that weren’t taken on Tuesday. If there aren’t many deals going on, researchers from Texas A M say weekends are the best time to book a leisure trip.

The time you travel can also make a difference. Aim for weekdays in the early mornings and evenings to get the cheapest prices.

That’s a lot of things to take into account. So instead, you can also head over to Kayak. When you run a search for tickets, you’ll see a Price Trend box in the left-hand column. It tells you whether to buy or wait and Kayak’s confidence level. If you want more information about how it made its decision, you can click the box with the lowercase “i”.

I do have to say though that while saving money is good, sometimes the savings just aren’t worth the extra agony. Flying at 2 a.m. No thanks. That’s why I’d check out the site Hipmunk to quickly find flights with the best balance of cost and convenience.

3. Keep watching the prices

Just because you got a low ticket price doesn’t mean it won’t go lower. The good news is many airlines will refund you the difference if the price drops a certain amount after you buy.

But who has time to look up ticket prices every day? That’s where Yapta can help. It keeps an eye on your tickets and alerts you when the price drops.

Yapta claims annual savings of $334 per user, which means you can put that money toward a better hotel, a few nice dinners or just put it back in your bank account for life after your trip.

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07/04/2017

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Flying on a Dime: The 3 Best Websites To Find Cheap

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Flying on a Dime: The 3 Best Websites To Find Cheap Flights

The holiday season is upon us and many of us are planning trips. A question I get all the time is how can I find a cheap flight?  To answer that question, I will cover 3 cheap flight websites for your flying escapades – 2 of them have worked great for me flying from the United States to all over the world and the last one was suggested by the MakeUseOf founder Aibek Esengulov for being a great website for finding flights from Europe to elsewhere.

So hopefully we have got you covered with these 3 sites:

CheapFlights (US only) – CheapFlights is my first go-to cheap flight website to start looking for inexpensive flights. I have probably used them over 100 times in the last 5 or 6 years. I consistently find good deals and most of the time at the last minute.

Go ahead and fill out where you are coming from and going to select your flexibility and hit the find deals now button.

Once you hit that button, the site will do its magic searching like so:

You will see the dates are scattered over the next month or so – see if one floats your boat and click on it to go to the corresponding site and book it!

Next up is Cheapo Air. Cheapo Air has international flights both ways. When you get to their homepage it will look like every other major air flight finding service but it will find you some seriously cheap flights – there might be 2 or 3 stops or even a layover – but if cheap is your goal here you will find a flight.

You have to specify an exact date and time range to where you are going and it will find you the cheapest rates available.

Cheapo Air returned cheap flights as you can see below:

$219! That beats our original site by $70. For someone looking to to save some money, not bad! The trip includes 1 hour and 2 minutes of a layover in Atlanta and they switched my home airport from JFK to Newark, not bad!

Our last site is called SkyScanner which does United States flights as well as European flights. SkyScanner should be your site of choice for booking flights that start or end outside of the United States.

Fill out your information and let’s see what she returns”¦

So going from the United States to the Bahamas costs a lot more from here, but looking for airfares from the United Kingdom to New York we see some great deals:

They let you build your round trip by selecting one flight from the left and one from the right.

You can find some great deals from all three of these sites.  But I’m sure there are plenty of other sites where you get your cheap flights from. Feel free to share your favorite sites in the comments!





02/04/2017

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Manchester or Birmingham: 2 or 3 Nights With Flights from €129

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The Fine Print

Validity:

Valid for arrivals on dates selected and specified on Groupon (Excl. 12 June 2014 for 2- and 3-night options and 15 September 2014 for 3-night options at Days Hotel Manchester and Ramada Manchester Salford Quays; 15 June 2014 for 2-night options at Ramada Birtmingham Hotel).

1 voucher per person. Customers must purchase 2 vouchers to complete booking. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable once confirmed.

Must book by 6 June 2014.

Confirmations will be sent out within 7 working days of booking.

Agent must be contacted via booking form or with contact details within 48 hours from the time the voucher is purchased.

Flight Details:

Valid for flights from Dublin airport to Manchester or Birmingham airports. Includes hand luggage only. Flight departure points, dates and hours are subject to availability and cannot always be guaranteed. Supplements may apply if specific dates get overbooked. Airport transfers not included.

Stay Details:

Valid for stay in standard double or twin room for 2 people. Max. 1 child aged under 2 may stay in room for free.

Valid on option purchased only.

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The Hotels

Anchored in the heart of Salford, with a dazzling dockside view, the Ramada Manchester Salford Quays is just a short drive from The Lowry Theatre. the Imperial War Museums and other Manchester hot spots. Conveniently located just a short walk from Piccadilly Station, the Days Hotel Manchester City provides easy access to the vibrant shopping streets, celebrated music venues and world-class museums and galleries of this city. Characterised by bright floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the Ramada Hotel Birmingham City Centre boasts casual lounges, and views of Birmingham s bustling entertainment district.

At the Days Hotel Manchester City, spacious en suite rooms are decked out in deep red tones and feature a large workstation, flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi connection. Hearty breakfasts may be served in the large dining room area, while the Conservatory Bar provides a varied British menu and refreshments.

The Ramada Manchester Salford Quays welcomes tourists to en suite bedrooms decorated in soft earthy tones, and featuring ergonomic chairs, air conditioning and hot drink-making facilities. Flavourful meals may be sampled at the Stresa Restaurant and Bar, where Italian specialties such as pizza, risotto and pasta may be enjoyed.

The Ramada Hotel Birmingham City Centre offers thoughtfully equipped rooms with high speed Internet access, hypoallergenic pillows, and sitting areas. A wealth of classic English dishes may be savoured for breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Lounge Restaurant.

The Deal

Included in all options: Stay for two in a standard double or twin room with Dublin flights

Option 1: with daily breakfast at the Days Hotel Manchester City

  • From €129-€149 for 2 nights arriving in June 2014, depending on date chosen
  • €139 for 2 nights arriving in September 2014
  • €139 for 2 nights arriving in October 2014
  • From €169-€189 for 3 nights arriving in June 2014, depending on date chosen
  • €179 for 3 nights arriving in September 2014
  • €179 for 3 nights arriving in October 2014

Option 2: at the Ramada Manchester Salford Quays

  • €149 for 2 nights arriving in November 2014
  • €159 for 2 nights arriving in December 2014
  • €199 for 3 nights arriving in November 2014
  • €209 for 3 nights arriving in December 2014

Option 3: at the Ramada Hotel Birmingham City Centre

  • €129 for 2 nights arriving in June 2014
  • €129 for 2 nights arriving in September 2014
  • €129 for 2 nights arriving in October 2014
  • €149 for 2 nights arriving in November 2014
  • €149 for 2 nights arriving in December 2014
  • €179 for 3 nights arriving in June 2014
  • €169 for 3 nights arriving in September 2014
  • €169 for 3 nights arriving in October 2014
  • €189 for 3 nights arriving in November 2014
  • €189 for 3 nights arriving in December 2014

*Per Person Offer

Customers must purchase two vouchers to complete booking.

Hotel Details

Hotels Addresses

Days Hotel Manchester City, Weston Bldg Sackville Street, Sackville St City Center, Manchester, M13BB.

Ramada Manchester Salford Quays, 17 Trafford Road, Salford, M5 3AW.

Ramada Hotel Birmingham City Centre, 160 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RL.

Flight Details

Manchester airport is approx. 10 miles from the Days Hotel Manchester City and Ramada Manchester Salford Quays, reachable in about a 22-minute drive.

Birmingham airport is approx. 15 miles from the Ramada Hotel Birmingham City Centre, reachable in about a 25-minute drive.

Reviews

Days Hotel Manchester City has an average score of 4 out of 5 on TripAdvisor. Customers enjoyed the clean rooms and the varied breakfast menu.

Ramada Manchester Salford Quays has an average score of 4 out of 5 on TripAdvisor and has won a Certificate of Excellence 2014. Guests were impressed with the spacious and tidy rooms, and complimented the hotel s proximity to transportation links.

Ramada Hotel Birmingham City Centre has an average score of 3.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor. Visitors appreciated the handy location and tidy rooms overlooking the city.

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27/03/2017

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