International travel plans and World Devices from Verizon #airline #flights #cheap

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With a little planning, your phone will be the least of your travel concerns.

Passport? Check. Low airfare? Nailed it! You’re making headway on your vacation to-do list, but don’t forget to see if your phone’s ready for the international trip. Nothing dulls a vacation quicker than bill-shock.

Directions to that hole-in-the-wall restaurant your guidebook swears by. Translating signs along the way. Sending pictures to friends. All that data use adds up.

Before you leave…

1. Visit Verizon’s Trip Planner to determine whether your mobile device will work abroad and check the voice, text and data rates for your destination(s).

2. Use the Data Calculator to estimate your data needs.

Taking a long weekend?

Now, your wireless plan travels just like you do. When you take a trip abroad, you can add TravelPass℠. starting at just $2 a day per line and use your domestic voice, text and data plan while traveling to Mexico, Canada and beyond. You also only pay $10 a day per line in more than 65 other countries. You re only charged on the days you use your device abroad—it s an economical way to stay connected while you travel.

You’re only charged on the days you use your phone. So if you don’t send a text, use data, or make or receive calls while traveling internationally, then you won’t have to pay a dime extra.

It’s simple to use, too. Add TravelPass from My Verizon and you’ll get a text message explaining the fee when you arrive. The first time you use your phone (such as sending a text or answering a call), the fee begins. Use your phone as much as you want for the next 24 hours. You’ll only get another TravelPass charge if you use your device again after the first 24 hours.

Just remember that your minutes, texts and data will count toward your regular plan. That means if you go over your plan allowance, you will be charged overages based on your domestic plan. All 4G LTE World Devices from Verizon (such as smartphones, tablets, Verizon Jetpacks and USB modems) are eligible for TravelPass.

Taking a trip for up to 3 weeks?

If you don’t have a World Device and if you need a device for 21 days or less, consider the International Travel Program (must be on a qualified domestic plan). You’ll get service for a basic phone, smartphone or USB modem while in certain international destinations.

Before you leave the US, Verizon will send you a World Device and travel adapter to use on your trip. Just pay the one-time shipping cost. There are no daily rental fees or security deposits—just pay for the usage (talk, text and data depending on the device). The charges appear on your regular Verizon Wireless bill. Plus, you can keep your regular phone number and transfer contacts using Verizon Cloud or Backup Assistant℠ Plus.

Taking a month-long trip for fun or frequent trips for work?

Month-to-month plans help frequent international travelers get ongoing data coverage. You can choose the Mexico and Canada plan or a plan that offers service in more than 140 countries.

The bottom line

Two things work in your favor when you set up a data plan: you will be accessing much lower rates and getting notifications on your data usage.

To keep your data in check. turn off your email and push notifications, and use Wi-Fi when it’s available in airports, hotels and restaurants to browse the web or check your email.

For more information on International Travel Services, including a list of destinations, check out Verizon’s International Service Options. Safe travels!


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Japan Airlines resumes flights from D #round #the #world #travel

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Japan Airlines resumes flights from D/FW today

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Japan Airlines resumes flying Monday from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport for the first time in more than 14 years.

The Japanese carrier initially will operate four flights a week but has said it might expand to daily service in the spring. It will fly a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet — which has 161 seats and first-class, premium economy and economy cabins — on the route.

Japan Airlines will mark its return with a traditional Japanese gate ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at gate 22 in Terminal D. The flight is scheduled to depart at 11:45 a.m.

Japan Airlines ended its D/FW-to- Narita service on Oct. 7, 2001, following the terrorist hijackings of Sept. 11, 2001. It initially began that service in March 1999.

Its Oneworld Alliance partner American Airlines, the dominant carrier at D/FW Airport, will continue to fly twice a day between D/FW Airport and Narita, using Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 247 to 260 seats. Each carrier will put its code on the other’s flights, meaning Fort Worth-based American and Japan Airlines will share revenue from each other’s U.S.-Japan flights.

Japan Airlines will rely on American and regional brand American Eagle to feed passengers to its D/FW flights, just as American feeds passengers to JAL’s flights out of Narita.

D/FW, the nation’s fourth-busiest airport, sees more than 63 million travelers a year and offers flights to more than 200 destinations, including 57 international cities. Nearly a third of the international destinations were added in the last five years.

Japan Airlines’ return to D/FW Airport is the latest in a number of international wins for North Texas travelers in the past four years. Among them:

To the west: American Airlines launched service to Seoul, South Korea, in May 2013; to Shanghai and Hong Kong in June 2014; and Beijing in May 2015. Qantas Airways launched service to Sydney in September 2014.

To the east: Emirates Airline launched flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in February 2012. Qatar Airways launched flights to Doha, Qatar, in July 2014, and Etihad Airways launched flights to Abu Dhabi, UAE, last December.


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Mexico Travel Planning – Tips – Mexico Travel Insurance from Travel

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Mexico Travel Planning Travel Tips

Embassy Contact Information: Americans Americans living in or visiting Mexico are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy and obtain updated information on travel and security within Mexico.

U.S. Embassy in Mexico

Paseo de la Reforma 305

Col. Cuauhtemoc

06500 Mexico, D.F.

From U.S. (011-52-477) 788-7070.

From Mexico: (01-477) 788-7070.

Mexico Climate: Land to the north experiences cooler temperatures during the winter months varying from hot and humid during the summer, cooler in the winter (68 to 75.2 °F). South of the twenty-fourth parallel, Mexico temperatures are fairly constant year round (between 75.2 and 82.4 °F) and vary solely as a function of elevation.

Mexico has pronounced wet and dry seasons. Most of the country experiences a rainy season from June to mid-October and significantly less rain during the remainder of the year. February and July generally are the driest and wettest months, respectively.

Calling Internationally: To call Mexico from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Mexico’s country code, 52; and then the city code, then dial the actual phone number.

Electricity: The electricity in Mexico is 127 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Mexico with a device that does not accept this, you will need a voltage converter. Plugs have Flat blade plug, so if your device does not have this, an adapter plug is needed.

Travel Insurance for Mexico Trips: You should consider the benefits of travel insurance as part of your Mexico travel planning. Most travelers look for travel tips that discuss the importance of travel insurance and travel insurance through Travel Guard can provide important coverage for your trip.

Whether you’re taking a family vacation or business trip, Travel Guard has a plan for your trip to Mexico. These plans may include valuable medical expense coverage, trip interruption, medical emergency assistance and treatment services and more. And with Travel Guard’s 24-hour assistance line, your coverage can act as a travel guide should your plans change.*

For more than 20 years, Travel Guard’s plans have covered millions of travelers throughout the world. We’re America’s leading provider of travel insurance plans and assistance programs and we’re here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage provided through Travel Guard is easy to buy and with our 24-hour emergency travel services it’s even easier to use.

*Non-insurance services provided by Travel Guard.


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Tool for finding cheap flights from departure city without entering destination

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Tool for finding cheap flights from departure city without entering destination

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Not exactly a mileage run question, but I think this is the most appropriate place.

Is there a website I can use to find the least expensive flights from a departure city on a specific date? For example, if I want to see all the cheap flights departing from Boston next Friday so I can determine if any of them are warm and worth going to, is there a tool I can use?

I was using FareCompare like a different thread suggests, but I cannot figure out to use specific dates.

I also tried using Expedia s dream tracker, but all the pop ups on the map are a big pain in the butt.

I ve been hesitant to post this on Flyer Talk because I m sure it s answered someplace and I did not want snarky use the search responses. However, their forum search is not a great tool when they are so many posts.


Here are some of the recommendations:

Great for constructing a mileage run, but not (yet) friendly for just finding cheap flights for a quick getaway:


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Seattle Car Rental from $10 #what #are #the #cheapest #airlines

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Car Rental Seattle

Are you planning a trip to Seattle in Washington state? Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, you will be able to enjoy more of this wonderful city if you rent a car in Seattle. And here is why.

Seattle is a big, vibrant city and it is packed with things to do and things to see. One of the first things you notice when you arrive is the famous Space Needle. Built in 1962, it contains an observation area as well as a restaurant. The city also is home to the Boeing Space and Flight Center. If you want to enjoy a day with the family consider a drive out to Lake Washington or over to the Mount Rainier National Park. With affordable car rentals in Seattle, you can do everything that you want to do, and do it on your own schedule.

Perhaps one of the most interesting places to visit is Pioneer Square which marks the city’s original downtown. The district is home to one of the nation’s best surviving Romanesque Revival architecture. The area also has art galleries, cafes, and the Seattle Underground Tour can be found there.

If you are concerned about costs, consider this: it is so easy today to find a discount car rental in Seattle that you can do it online. You can compare rates, plans, and programs from the comfort of your home and you can even book your car online, too! Enjoy all of Seattle and its unique attractions.

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Singles Cruises from the Singles Vacation Specialist #traveling #jobs

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So Much MORE Than Just A Cruise Vacation.

We get it. Unless you’ve cruised with us before, the thought of venturing on your first singles cruise can be downright intimidating. But here’s a few reasons why you should step out of your comfort zone and join us for a vacation like no other.

We arrange all the details of your cruise, create fun and relaxed opportunities for you to meet the single folks in our group, and keep the spirited vacation vibe going throughout the cruise. So grab your passport, bathing suit and quest for adventure and join us on your first singles cruise. Warning: Our singles cruises can become addictive – check out our past cruiser testimonials to see why!

What’s Included with a Singles Cruise?

  • Your cruise – lodging, food and onboard entertainment are included!
  • Friendly and personable singles cruise hosts to organize all the fun events and parties you’ll be joining
  • A complete schedule of exclusive singles activities: cocktail parties, singles mingle dining, theme nights, dance lessons, speed meeting, karaoke parties & more
  • Complimentary roommate matching – if you’re coming alone, we’ll match you with a buddy to help save you money
  • Connection to singles before your cruise sets sail through our online message boards and private social media groups

Additional costs but worth the fun!

  • Singles shore excursions like snorkeling, sailing, ziplining, beach parties, cave tubing, hiking and more! (Exclusivity based on number of participants.)
  • Pre-cruise hotel stay and meet and greet gathering the night before the singles cruise sets sail


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The cheapest way from London to Paris #israel #travel

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Which is the cheapest way to get from London to Paris – car, Eurostar, coach or plane?


There are many different ways to get to Paris. Today, we did a spot check comparison on as many of them as possible, including rail fares, plane tickets, car – including options by ferry or by Eurotunnel – and by coach.

We should sound a note of caution in that some tickets are for travelling on a Friday (see methodology below), often the most expensive day to travel, which will distort the results somewhat. But they give a sound indication of how budget-conscious travellers should plan their journey to the French capital, whether travelling in the short-term or several months down the line.


Prices checked are for a single adult, with no discount cards

Prices were checked on the morning of Friday September 4, for full adult fare, both single and return journey (four days after outbound trip). Airfares are hand-luggage only.

We have not included the cost of airport transfers for Easyjet and Ryanair. But a return train ticket from Charles de Gaulle to Gare du Nord will cost about 20, and from central London to London Gatwick is at least £10, and likely to cost more, unless booked in advance.

What we have learned (or confirmed)

On the launch of its international routes three years ago, Megabus ( ) carved a reputation for value with its headline £1 fares. However, when we carried out this same research last year, we found that the cheapest coach to Paris was run by iDBUS (now rebranded as OUIBUS; ). But wait, there’s more: for 2015, Megabus has reclaimed its throne, again providing the cheapest route on wheels to the French capital.

Both budget coach companies trump the National Express arm, Eurolines ( )

It’s also worth noting that travel company’s websites have become pretty good at pointing you in the direction of the cheapest fare, so it’s no longer necessary to be suspicious they’re hiding the best value.

For Eurostar ( ), Friday is an expensive time to travel: the cheapest fare available was often £30 more expensive than the same for the previous or following day (a Thursday or Saturday). This is particularly true when booking in advance.

The same goes for Eurotunnel ( ), only to a lesser extent, with only a couple of pounds variation between the cheapest ticket available for next Thursday (£76) and Friday (£78). As per usual, the most anti-social travel times wins you the best deals.

P O Ferries ( ) is marginally more expensive than Eurotunnel in our study.

The cliffs of Normandy await ferry passengers Photo: Fotolia/AP

Eurostar booked well in advance is still very competitive – only £33.50 more than the cheapest return by coach. Plus, the coach services we surveyed had an erratic approach to advance bookings, with no clear timeline available, where Eurostar allows bookings 180 days in advance.

Obtaining one of the limited number of cheap seats on the Eurostar plays a large part in determining the size of your final bill (fail to book a discount seat on Eurostar and the prices rise steeply).

However, it costs similar to easyJet and becomes a much better deal once you take into account transfers to the airport.

For drivers, Viamichelin is a terrific website. As well as the route, it calculates your likely fuel costs, and tells you how much to expect to pay for tolls. Impressive.

Travel times vary for coaches surprisingly widely (up to two hours), and consider just how much you fancy eight hours in a coach before being lured by the prices.

Group travel can be an advantage. OUIBUS, for example, offers discounts for groups of more than 10. And as for travelling by car, if several (paying) people are in the same vehicle, it is almost without question the best deal of all no matter when you travel (without taking into account any additional fees for travel insurance/ roadside assistance).

Note too that the Man in Seat Sixty-One has an interesting option if you wish to travel by train, ferry, then train again. Surprisingly it s not the shorter route via Calais that is cheapest, but a longer way, via Newhaven to Dieppe. Read full details of his suggested train-ferry-train combination here

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Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to

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Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to the locals (PHOTOS)

Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

1. Check the baggage restrictions on flights

They can catch you out, especially if you’re flying within Europe with Ryanair and you get charged a gazillion euros for carry-on luggage. Don’t forget to Google beforehand and check out the weight and size restrictions.

2. You’re going to need an adapter

We’ve wonky looking plug sockets here in Ireland so if you’re making your way over you’d better stock up on the adapters. This is especially true for Americans.

3. It’s going to rain

It will. You might as well pack your wellies now if you’re planning to head over because in Ireland when it rains – it pours.

There’s also a chance that the sun might actually make an appearance so don’t forget the sunglasses!

5. We don’t all speak in Irish

Thankfully it’s not necessary to be fluent in Irish before you arrive – English is our main language. Not many people regularly speak in Irish in Ireland unless you’re wandering around in the Gaeltacht areas.

6. But we phrase things differently

‘What’s the story?,’ ‘do you want a lift?’ and ‘get the shift’ are phrases used on a regular basis here but may not mean what you think they might mean. Never fear though, we’ve a guide to Irish sayings and phrases to help you along!

7. We complain a lot

Usually about the weather, the banks or the government but don’t be afraid to join in – we love a good moan about the state of Ireland.

8. We drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road

And by wrong, I mean the left hand side. Just in case you were planning on renting a car!

9. Look to your right when crossing

Following on from that, don’t forget to look to your right when you’re crossing a road. Thankfully there are now handy signs on the ground if you need a few pointers.

10. We were born to jaywalk

Listen, we just can’t help it. If there’s even the smallest gap in traffic we’re going to go for it.

11. Blasphemy is illegal

Yep, it’s true and written in Irish law – whether people actually abide by it however is another story altogether.

12. Don’t order a ‘black and tan’ or ‘Irish car bombs ‘ in the local

Just don’t. The barman probably won’t have any idea what you’re ordering and others may find it a bit offensive – don’t bother to risk it, safer to order a pint.

13. Tipping not compulsory

We’re not big tippers here in Ireland except in restaurant situations where the 10% to the waiter is almost a given. But no need to tip taxi drivers unless they’ve shown good service.

14. If you’re planning to rent a car, don’t forget to book an automatic!

The majority of cars in Ireland use a manual gear stick so if you’re planning to rent when you’re here don’t forget to book an automatic in advance.

15. Booking a taxi not always necessary

No need to call up a taxi every time you want to head somewhere, there are plenty to go around during the day. You can flag one down by stretching out the hand or just head to a taxi rank. But if you’re heading on an early morning flight home, best order one just to be sure. Taxi too expensive? Save a bit of money and take the bus instead!

16. Buses won’t stop unless you put your hand out

If you are taking the bus this is vitally important. But be warned, some days even putting your hand out and waving it around won’t be enough to make them stop. So don’t be surprised if you see people at the bus stop jumping up and down in desperation when the bus is in view.

17. Prepare to be late, the buses are never on time

No point in looking up the timetable, sometimes they don’t even bother turning up. This is particularly true for Dublin Bus whose buses randomly disappear off the timetable. You’re almost better off relying on these transport parody Twitter accounts.

18. We tend to curse a lot

Mind your ears, we do it without realizing! But we don’t mean it to be offensive; it just sort of slips out.

19. We almost take pride in the state of our potholes

Ireland’s country roads are notorious for having the regular pothole. You might as well take a crash course in rally driving before you tackle our roads.

20. Anything over 17 degrees is considered warm

Degrees Celsius that is, room temperature, about 65 Fahrenheit. We’ll head out in t-shirts when it’s this warm.

21. Off-licences close at 10pm

If you’re planning to head out or want a good night in, don’t forget that Irish off-licences, err liquor stores, close at 10pm

22. The perfect night out ends with a 4 in 1

What’s a 4 in 1 I hear you say? Why it’s the most delicious thing to eat after a night on the town. Usually contains chips (fries), curry, rice and some form of chicken to nom on.

23. If you don’t want to stick out as a tourist abandon your Aran jumper

Seriously. We don’t really wear them very often and if we do it’s probably in the comfort of our homes where we can’t be seen.

24. Never say no to a cup of tea

You’d be mad to say ‘no!’ We’re known for our expert tea-making abilities so grab the opportunity to have a cuppa.


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Travel agent work from home jobs, employment in the USA #cheapest

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travel agent work from home jobs in the USA

Contracts Manager NST Travel Group Work from home

United Kingdom – USA

Full driving licence and confident driving in non UK destinations (Europe, USA etc) P Ability to work with minimal supervision P Travel. To successfully negotiate contracts for accommodation, visits, and other ancillary / ‘in resort’ services with Travel Industry Suppliers. – Oct 10

Home Based Business_Travel Agent(FT/PT)

Bumpers Elite Travel_Paycation – Bowie, MD

which will lead you to becoming a Certified Travel Agent .You will earn a 75% commission on the payable commission from any travel booked by you. Travel. global travel company. Based out of Dallas,Texas. We are one of the top providers of travel with Priceline. We are a host travel agency. – Nov 12

Home based travel agent/planner Disney focused

starts with a wish travel, llc – Jackson, MO

Starts With A Wish Travel. LLC is looking to add to our team of agents/planners. We specialize in all Disney destinations. You will be working from home as an independent contractor booking/planning magical Disney vacations If you love all things Disney, are considered the “go. – Nov 11

Travel Agent Home Office

RE – Columbia, MD

Residual Income Enjoy Amazing Discounts Only Available to Travel Agents Work From Home On the Internet Take Advantage Of HUGE Tax Benefits. From A home Business The travel industry represents the greatest business opportunity to come along in the last 100 years. Because of the ‘Baby Boomer. – Dec 1

Home Based Travel Agent – Nashville, TN

With Ongoing Monthly Residual Income Enjoy Amazing Discounts Only Available to Travel Agents Work From Home On the Internet Take Advantage Of HUGE Tax. Benefits From A home Business The travel industry represents the greatest business opportunity to come along in the last 100 years. Because of the. – Nov 23

Home Based Travel Agent – Moody, AL

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Home Based Travel Agent – Decatur, GA

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Home Based Travel Agent – Knoxville, TN

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Home Based Travel Agent – Los Angeles, CA

With Ongoing Monthly Residual Income Enjoy Amazing Discounts Only Available to Travel Agents Work From Home On the Internet Take Advantage Of HUGE Tax. Benefits From A home Business The travel industry represents the greatest business opportunity to come along in the last 100 years. Because of the. – Nov 23

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Residual Income Enjoy Amazing Discounts Only Available to Travel Agents Work From Home On the Internet Take Advantage Of HUGE Tax Benefits. From A home Business The travel industry represents the greatest business opportunity to come along in the last 100 years. Because of the ‘Baby Boomer. – Nov 3

Work-from-Home Customer Service Agents Needed- 75 Openings

Golden, CO – $10.00 per hour

Kelly Services is currently seeking applicants for WORK -FROM-HOME Customer Service Agents throughout Colorado. Customer Service Agents. Ability to travel to Lakewood, CO for a two-week mandatory training session Ability to work overtime, weekends, evenings and holidays The equipment. – Nov 25

Princess Cruises – Santa Clarita, CA – $10.00 per hour – Nov 22

Work From Home Reps – Insurance Agents

FAHT – Virginia – Charleston, WV

There is no travel or relocation, you work from home. This is a great opportunity to build a career in the healthcare industry. Make 120. you’ve always wanted. You will be working independently. This will be a telecommuting position.Duties will include heavy inbound & outbound phone work. – Nov 10

Travel Agents

JG Travel Group – Florida

Experienced Travel Agents Needed Are You An Experienced Travel Agent with a Client Following?Are you tired of working for an agency. and appreciates what you do?Do you want to be part of an agency that knows. THE TRAVEL AGENT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE Join Us and Make a Difference We Pay. – Nov 15

Experienced Travel Agents Needed

JG Travel Group – Florida

Agents Needed Are You An Experienced Travel Agent with a Client Following?Are you tired of working for an agency that doesn’t appreciate. to be part of an agency that knows. THE TRAVEL AGENT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE Join Us and Make a Difference We help you be successful We Pay YOU Top. – Nov 9

Travel Agent

Paycation Travel – Killeen, TX

We are looking to hire exciting, independent, entrepreneurial-minded individuals to train as Home Based Travel Agents. You must be self. -motivated, have phone and internet access in your home. and want to change peoples lives in the way they travel. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. First. – Nov 7

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Global Travel international – Fairvilla, FL

Looking to Work at Something You Love? Become a Home -Based Travel Agent Global Travel International has been in business since 1994. as an Independent Travel Agent You can find out more by going to our website at global travel .comCall Today 1-800-396-5416. – Nov 7

Travel Agents

JG Travel Group – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Will Be Considered Job Description Are You An Experienced Travel Agent. Are You Tired of Working for an Agency That Doesn’t Appreciate Your Hard Work. and Appreciates What You Do? Do You Want to be Part of an Agency That Knows. “THE TRAVEL AGENT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE” Join Us and Make a Difference. – Nov 4

Leisure Travel Agent

Professional Travel Inc. – Cleveland, OH

to join our team. Apollo GDS experience, as well as familiarity with leisure travel vendors and vacation destinations required. This can be a work. Job Description: Oho’s largest regional travel management company is seeking knowledgeable, experienced, creative leisure travel agents. – Nov 18

Travel Agent Homebased/Independent Contractor

Sun Connections Travel Cruises, LLC – Beaverton, OR

Join our agency and work from home Great full-time or part-time. Experience helpful, but full training available to the right person. – Nov 23


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Traveling From The U. S: Delta Air Lines #hot #deals #travel

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Traveling From The U.S.

Having the correct documentation in place before your trip is essential to travel outside the United States. Below are the Passport Visa requirements that will help make your trip run smoothly.


A passport is required for ALL international travel. If you’re traveling anywhere overseas, even to Canada, the Caribbean or Mexico, you need a passport to board an international flight and to enter any country. In general, your passport must be valid for at least six months after the date you enter a foreign country.

Visit the U. S. State Department’s website opens in a new window if you need a new passport or your passport is about to expire. There, you can find information on obtaining first time passports, passport renewals, second passport issuance and extra blank pages for an existing passport. You can also visit the U. S. Postal Service opens in a new window to find the closest Post Office that can also provide new and renewal passport services.


A travel visa is required to enter many countries. To see if one is required for your upcoming trip, visit the U. S. State Department travel website opens in a new window .

Re-entering the U.S.

Check the travel documents you will need to re-enter the U.S. For example, if you are traveling to the U.S. from Canada, select United States in the Destination country box. This search engine and database are provided and managed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). You may wish to double-check foreign entry requirements by contacting your local embassy or consulate.

Traveling to a U.S. Territory

If you are a U. S. citizen and want to travel to one of its territories, you will not need a U. S. Passport. Sufficient ID would be a U. S. driver’s license or other valid photo identification, the same as if you were flying to New York or Seattle. However, U.S. residents with foreign passports would be subject to the same entry procedures in one of the territories that they would be on the mainland.

These destinations are considered U. S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan and the U. S. Virgin Islands.


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Two Air France flights from U. S. diverted by bomb threats

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Two Air France flights from U.S. diverted by bomb threats

Emergency personnel are shown on the tarmac at Salt Lake City International Airport in this photograph taken by passenger Keith Rosso from a seat inside Air France flight 65, November 17, 2015.

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LOS ANGELES Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the United States were diverted for several hours on Tuesday following anonymous bomb threats, and more than 700 passengers and crew were safely taken off the planes, officials said.

Flight 65, an Airbus A-380 that departed from Los Angeles, landed safely in Salt Lake City, where passengers and crew were escorted into the terminal, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said. The Salt Lake Tribune, citing an airport official, said it was carrying 497 passengers and crew.

The FBI said in a statement that no evidence was found aboard the plane “which would lend credibility to the threats” against the flight.

The airport said operations were not affected, and local Utah media including broadcaster KSL reported that passengers had been cleared to reboard and resume their journey.

Keith Rosso, a passenger who tweeted a photo shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles, said he was “thankful to everyone who has been working to keep everyone calm and make sure air travel is safe. Hope to be taking off again shortly.”

A separate Boeing 777 that left Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. Flight 55, was diverted to Halifax International Airport in Nova Scotia, which said 262 passengers and crew members had safely disembarked.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Halifax said on its Twitter feed that police dogs searched the plane for evidence of explosives, but no details were disclosed.

In a brief statement, Air France said both flights had been the “subjects of anonymous threats received after their respective take-offs.”

“As a precautionary measure and to conduct all necessary security checks, Air France, applying the safety regulations in force, decided to request the landings of both aircraft,” the airline said in its statement.

It said authorities inspected the aircraft, passengers and luggage, adding: “An investigation will be led by the authorities to identify the source of the telephone call.”

Security officials have been on high alert since Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for attacks last week in Paris that killed 129 people. Russia has said the group was also responsible for the downing on Oct. 31 of a plane returning to St. Petersburg from the Sharm al-Sheikh resort in Egypt, killing all 224 on board.

The incidents did not appear to be causing flight delays or cancellations elsewhere.

According to data on flight tracking website, flights operated by both Air France and other airlines appear to be taking off and landing normally at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere, Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman in Los Angeles, Amran Abocar in Toronto and Daniel Wallis in Denver; Editing by Ken Wills )


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Vacation Packages to Europe from Toronto #cheap #air #ticket

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Vacation Packages to Europe from Toronto

Europe may be the world’s second smallest continent but its 50 countries sure pack a big punch. As popular to visit as ever, there are many ways to experience the history, culture, natural beauty and charm that Europe has to offer and no matter how you decide to take it in, it is a not-to-be-missed destination that should be on everyone’s ‘to-visit’ list.

Besides fantastic regional cuisine, some of the world’s most famous landmarks, museums, galleries, boutiques and endless hours of fun, a European vacation gives the visitor great insight into the origins of the ‘new world.’ From stylish London to ancient Greece, there is a lot to see, and whether you’re travelling by Eurail trains, a comfy motorcoach, a rented car or floating by on a river cruise, be prepared to accept that it’s hard to see it all and most everyone who goes once, returns for more.

Well-serviced from most major Canadian cities, seasonal charter flights operate to the more popular European cities including London, Paris, Rome and Lisbon. Accommodations vary from fun, backpacker style hostels to posh 5-star historic hotels and just about everything in between.

Europe’s great rivers are a perfect alternative to overland sightseeing and river cruising has become an increasingly popular way to see the continent from a new vantage point. Mediterranean and Aegean Sea cruises add another element to the European experience and ports of call explore both laid-back beach towns as well as major, historical city centres.

Diverse, picturesque and utterly fascinating, European vacations entice, enrich and educate, leaving a lasting, lifelong impression on everyone who visits.


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Brimming with visitors all over the year, Manila is known for its tropical savanna climate. The best time to visit Manila would be the months of January and February. During these months weather is cooler and comfortable to have fun.

Manila Festivals & Events

Visiting Manila in the month of June is pure bliss. Plenty of festivals happen at this time that include Manila Day, Feast of Saint John the Baptist, Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival, Fête de la Musique and Subli-an sa Maynila.

Tips to Save on Travel to Manila

Advance booking is the best way to get cheap flight to Manila. Book 40 to 25 days in advance to grab cheap flights. Airlines such as Air China, Cathay Pacific and United Airlines offer discounts on airline tickets. To reach the downtown, buses are the most convenient and cost-effective way to commute.

Top Attractions in Manila

Manila Ocean Park –  Visit this wonderful park to witness diverse range of sea animals and sea species, which are on the verge of extinction. Spend your leisure time seeing variety of fish, sea creatures, and coral reef at Agos, Bahura the Reef, Laot Fishing Ground, Buhay na Karagatan (Living Ocean), Kalaliman, and Pagi the Stay. In addition, both kids and adults can splash dive and surf at urbanely designed swimming pools.

Intramuros –  Intramuros is an expansive borough of extensive streets, magnificent colonial houses, and leafy plazas; the historical city of Intramuros was the kernel of Spanish Manila. It is no less than an empyrean for the travellers who are history buffs at heart.

Metropolitan Museum of Manila –  Metropolitan Museum is the preeminent modern art museum of Manila. It is the top-notch gallery exhibiting Filipino modern and experimental art. For the visitors in quest of exploring the modernist arts, this place is simply peerless.

Malacanang Palace –  Positioned overlooking the Pasig River, the imposing palace complex dates back to the mid-18th century. It was originally edified as the dwelling of a Spanish aristocrat. Later on, it became the office of Spanish and then of American governor-generals. Moreover, since 1935, Malacañang Palace has been the official residence of the Filipino president. It is a must visit place for the travellers having an inclination towards colonial architecture and political history.


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Cheap Flights to Perth from $245. #guatemala #travel

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When is the best time to fly to Perth?

Perth is Western Australia’s capital and its largest city. Famous for its big open spaces, dominant skyscrapers, wine-growing and laid-back lifestyle, Perth offers a unique blend of urban and natural landscapes. Most travellers arrive on cheap flights to Perth during the summer holidays for the various events and festivals taking place. The annual Perth Festival and Swan Valley midsummer feast are just two of the popular summer events. Prices for flight tickets rise in the summer months, which can be hot but the perfect time to hit the stunning white sand beaches for a dip and watersports, or cool off in the shady national parks that border the city. Another peak holiday time is during the July school holidays, when cheap flights to Perth are harder to find.

Perth experiences nearly year round sunshine, the winters are mild with average daily temps around 15C. The majority of the rainfall occurs in the winter months with showers, gale force winds and thunderstorms prevalent. May and June are the heaviest rainfall months, so pack wet weather gear if arriving on flights to Perth during this period.

When is the best time to book a flight to Perth?

The shoulder seasons of autumn and spring are generally less busy and a nice time to visit Perth if you want to avoid the hot summer weather. Autumn though still warm enough for sailing and watersports, doesn’t have the intense heat which in February can be 40C or higher. Spring might still have the odd rain shower but the landscape blooms with wildflowers. The cheapest flights to Perth are in March, and the most expensive are in January.

How long is the flight to Perth?

Which airlines operate flights to Perth?

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Perth Airport (PER) is a busy domestic and international hub and the gateway to Western Australia. Once landing in Perth Airport you can reach the city centre, 17 km away, by taking an Airport-City Shuttle ($15 for a single journey), or the Transperth, a bus that runs to and from Domestic Terminals 3 and 4. If landing at T1 or T2, there is a free terminal transfer bus that runs to T3 and T4. Taxis are available at all terminals and a trip to the CBD costs approximately $40.

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5 Cheap Flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) from $58 #travel #agent

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Arriving On Flights to Atlanta

Purchase cheap flights to Atlanta and arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports. The airport offers a variety of ground transportation services, including car rental, taxis and shuttle bus services. This makes it easy to get to your accommodation after your flight to Atlanta. The airport is home to several good restaurants and cafes, some with live music. A range of stores with a variety of goods from clothing to newspapers and magazines is also available. You certainly won’t be bored when your Atlanta flights land.

It is possible to explore some parts of Atlanta on foot, especially the downtown area. The majority of tourists on flights to Atlanta rent a car to travel around the city. This is often the most convenient way to discover Atlanta’s unique districts, including the Hotel District, Castleberry Hill and Midtown. Try to avoid the early morning and late evening rush hour. Use of the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) bus and rail network is highly recommended for those arriving on a daytime flight to Atlanta. Atlanta is served by a network of both rail and bus services. Taxis are also readily available.

Atlanta is home to an eclectic mix of attractions and their wide appeal is a prime reason why many people choose to purchase airfare to Atlanta. Hop aboard Atlanta flights and a great adventure awaits you. The World of Coca-Cola is the perfect place for fans of the brand. Here, you can try beverages from around the world and discover the history of this beverage manufacturer. The Georgia Aquarium is popular with children and adults, as is the CNN Center and Studio Tour. Learn about ancient history at the Fernback Museum of Natural History or visit Zoo Atlanta if you’re looking for all day entertainment in the city.

Atlanta is home to many celebrity chefs and an array of dining establishments serving outstanding international cuisine to residents and tourists who have arrived on Atlanta flights. Visit Spice Market, the restaurant of world-renowned chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, for the best in Asian-infused cuisine. Try Bacchanalia for contemporary Southern cuisine or visit Arby’s for fast food on a budget. While you may have found the luggage allowance on your cheap flights to Atlanta sufficient, you may require a greater allowance on your return trip if you have visited Atlanta’s retail stores. Buckhead is home to over 1,400 fine retail stores, so be prepared to set aside some of your budget for shopping. For unique entertainment, visit Opera Nightclub or Magic City. Why not book your Atlanta trip today?


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5 Cheap Flights to Houston, Texas (HOU) from $58 #travel #guru

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Arriving at the Houston Airport

Houston, the largest city in Texas, is home to two different airports. It makes finding cheap flights to Houston a cinch, both for travelers from the United States and from other countries. George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves as Houston’s primary airport. William P. Hobby Airport is the city’s secondary airport, but a good choice for easier access to downtown.

Art lovers will find plenty to love in the five terminals that serve air travelers in the Bush Intercontinental Airport. Terminal A houses a multicolored glass sculpture suspended below a skylight in its north concourse. The corridor leading to Terminal B features a mosaic glass mural depicting Houston area wetlands and bayous.

Getting Around

Many carriers provide regular shuttle service from the airport to different city locales including Reliant Stadium, Downtown, Greenway Plaza and the Texas Medical Center. This service can be included in your airfare to Houston. If not, there are several additional transportation options.

Many Houston area hotels and motels will send courtesy vans to the Bush Intercontinental Airport to pick up travelers. You can use airport courtesy phones to call the hotels or motels offering this service. METRO buses run routes from the south side of Terminal C into downtown Houston. Taxis can also be hailed through the ground transportation employees working outside each terminal.

Main Attractions

Flights to Houston introduce travelers to a city filled with sights and activities that appeal to virtually anyone. Sports fans can take in their choice of a basketball game at the Toyota Center, a football game at Reliant Stadium or a baseball game in Minute Maid Park.

Patrons of the arts will love spending time in the theater district, where they will find professional performing arts companies in all the major disciplines, including the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, and The Alley Theatre.

With a flight to Houston, visitors can explore the famous Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, headquarters for all NASA space flight activities.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife

Houston flights are not complete without taking advantage of incredible downtown shopping opportunities. The Galleria offers visitors the perfect mall experience. 375 stores can be found in the largest mall in Texas, including upscale favorites like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s.

Dining in style is easy if you take a trip over to the Bayou Place, located in the heart of the theater district. The Bayou Place offers a wide selection of restaurants from Italian food at Minaglone’s to Samba Grille, a Brazilan steakhouse. It also offers a good taste of Houston nightlife. One good option is ROCBAR, a rock-and-roll bar with a stage and 20 foot video screen for live events.

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5 Cheap Flights to Costa Rica from $127 #travel #loge

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Arriving at the Destination

When searching for cheap flights to Costa Rica, there are four international airports to consider. The Juan Santamaria International Airport is the top airport in the country. It was recently ranked as the third top airport—and the most improved airport—within the entire Latin America and Caribbean region.

At the Juan Santamaria Airport, tourists can definitely expect to experience spacious and state-of-the-art facilities. Although the other international airports are less modern than Juan Santamaria, security will be a priority at each one. Many Costa Rica flights can be found that land at each airport, so pick whatever will be the most convenient destination.

Getting Around

When traveling to virtually any region in the country, the best place to start is San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, and the heart of the country’s public transportation. When looking for the best flights to Costa Rica, starting your journey in San Jose is definitely a plus. Generally you will need to return to San Jose from another region before traveling to another tourist spot. From San Jose you can get a bus to virtually any cities throughout Costa Rica.

As a word of caution, the buses usually depart like clockwork. Thus, it is crucial to arrive punctually at the bus terminal. When there is no bus route to a particular location in Costa Rica, a good alternative is to rent a car. Take advantage of Costa Rica’s transportation, much of which is as convenient as airfare to Costa Rica.

Main Attractions

If you enjoy natural wonders, then you will definitely be pleased after choosing among the available Costa Rica flights. Consider visiting the various national parks. There is Tortuguero National Park, which means “Full of Turtles.” There is also Corcovado National Park where each of the four monkey species indigenous to Costa Rica are located. Another natural wonder is the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which includes approximately 2,000 species of plants. There are also numerous species of birds and mammals on the reserve.

Costa Rica also contains several quality beaches. They include Corcovado, Manuel Antonio, Montezuma, and South of Limon. Some of the beaches accommodate activities such as scuba-diving and horseback-riding. The natural wonders are awaiting those who take cheap flights to Costa Rica.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife

During the past decade or so, several shopping malls have been built in the country. Some of the top shopping malls include Multiplaza del Este, Multiplaza Oeste, Outlet Mall, and Paseo de las Flores Mall. You can also find several quality boutiques in San Jose. Cheap flights to Costa Rica ensures you can enjoy yourself shopping.

When dining out in Costa Rica, you have many choices. Costa Rica is becoming increasingly cosmopolitan in its selection of restaurants. With airfare to Costa Rica, you can dine at King’s Garden, Sancho Panza Spanish Restaurant, or the Machu Picchu Restaurant.

If you want to enjoy night life after comparing airfare to Costa Rica, then you should certainly check out San Jose. You can find a wide range of cafes, bars, nightclubs, and so on. Flights to Costa Rica will get you started on an amazing trip.

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Visitor Medical Insurance – Comparison of buying from US vs Indian

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Comparison of Visitors Medical Insurance Coverage from Companies in the U.S. vs India

You can purchase visitors medical insurance from companies based in your home country (such as India) or from companies in the U.S. Generally, the cost of medical insurance from an American company is higher, although it is still the preferred insurance to purchase. As demonstrated in the comparisons below, American insurance has many advantages.

The following table provides a detailed comparison of the various issues involving insurance products available from companies in the U.S. and India. Please keep in mind that this is a generic discussion. There may be exceptions to the offerings of products in both countries (and all the products from a given country do not work the same way). You should review all the details of any insurance plan you are considering before purchasing it (i.e. any brochures, policy wording, comparisons between plans and information from your representative).

Most of the information below regarding Indian companies was taken from the Web sites of various companies, as it existed as of writing this, and it may change in the future in case any of the companies revise their products. The information is also based on our personal experiences in dealing with these companies on a trial basis during previous visits to India, professional experience dealing with many customers on a daily basis, and from reading the discussion forums and experiences section on this Web site. The information is not targeted towards any specific company or product.


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Travel Supermarket from TravelStay #travel #holidays

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European Hotel is situated in lively King s Cross with the British Library, British Museum and Kings Cross Tube Station within easy reach. This family run bed and breakfast has friendly staff that are always willing to help you. You can book a basic room here, with private bathroom or shared bathroom, and wake up in the mornings to a buffet style breakfast. Stay at European Hotel from just 27.50 per person per night. You won t find this deal on Travel Supermarket!

Lexham Gardens Hotel is a recently refurbished three star hotel offering you great value accommodation really close to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, the Natural History Museum and Kensington High Street in Central London. You ll get a complimentary continental breakfast and free wireless internet access. All the smart ensuite rooms here have flat screen TV s. Stay at Lexham Gardens Hotel from just 23.75 per person per night.

York House Hotel has rooms filled with countless facilities, so you ll be amazed just how affordable it is to stay at this three star hotel! As well as your own in-room kitchenette, you ll have a plasma TV to watch, high speed internet access and a direct dial phone. To top it all off you ll find Earls Court Tube Station, the Science Museum and Kensington Gardens on your doorstep. Stay at York House Hotel London from just 24.50 per person per night.


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Travel from Chennai to Bharathi Salai #travel #hypermarket

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When finding your dream TEFL job with i-to-i. you have two great options: take our world-leading TEFL course and use the i-to-i TEFL jobs board or head out on a fully-supported and paid TEFL internship.

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Hilton Scores a Victory Over Online Booking Sites, and What It

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Hilton Scores a Victory Over Online Booking Sites, and What It Means for How Travel Will Be Booked

by Gary Leff on December 1, 2015

United Airlines used to offer last minute e-fares on their website, but stopped because they ran afoul of agreements with computer reservation systems to always display the best available fares through those sites.

Paying the computer reservation systems is costly, it s cheaper when airlines sell to you directly, so they used to offer bonus miles for doing so. And paying the online travel agencies is costlier still. Even though few airlines base commissions any longer (although Alitalia just re-introduced 1% commissions in Italy) they do pay based on volume.

Airlines have long paid less to the online travel sites than hotels. So hotels have gone to greater lengths than airlines in trying to get customers to book direct. Generally when you book on Expedia you still earn frequent flyer miles for your flights, and are eligible for elite status accrual and elite benefits. (Although it may not always be as clear what restrictions apply to the fares you re buying.)

Hotels on the other hand have:

  • Restricted points-earning (Hilton s official policy is no points at all, even for incidentals during your stay, when booking through a third party)
  • Restricted status-earning (major chains won t let your stay booked through most third parties count towards gaining or retaining status)

  • Restricted elite status benefits (Though Hyatt and Marriott generally honor elite status on third party bookings, other major chains do not)
  • During periods with hotel occupancy low, the OTAs had the greatest leverage. The major chain hotels were paying over 20% commissions, perhaps 25%, and independent hotels easily paid 40%.

    But those commissions have been falling. With hotels full they have a stronger bargaining hand. They re able to pay lower commissions, and negotiate other favorable terms.

    Hilton reports that it has successfully concluded better deals.

    [Hilton CEO Chris] Nassetta said Hilton Worldwide won the right to lower the commissions it pays to online travel agencies such as Expedia and

    Hilton Worldwide managed to eliminate last-room availability clauses and won the right to offer preferential pricing — lower rates than it gives to online travel agencies — to certain members of the hotel chain’s loyalty program, Nassetta said.

    “We are done with all of our OTA negotiations, and we achieved our goals in every one of those pillars,” Nassetta said.

    This likely explains Hilton testing discounts for HHonors members since they don t have to offer those same rates through online booking sites and can use those to incentive lower direct booking expenses.

    Airlines, too, continually squabble with the online sites and computer reservation systems over how their fares are distributed. Lufthansa is currently imposing an extra charge for tickets through these systems, which makes them less competitive. It s hard to sort out the effect it has had on the airline, because their sales have also been affected by strikes. Airlines want online travel sites to work through their own, less expensive, direct channels. And they want everyone selling their ancillary products, at the lowest cost to the carrier.

    When we see Expedia buy Orbitz after buying Travelocity we shouldn t just think of them as making consumer unfriendly moves, we should think of them as:

    1. Trying to preserve some of their leverage against travel providers who are eroding their margins.
  • Making defensive moves in anticipation of Google disrupting their business model.
  • That isn t to say that consolidation in the online booking industry is consumer-friendly. And consumer experiences vary. But online travel agency sites are hardly gaining market power .

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    New Limited Premium Savings Plan from NTUC Income – about Financial

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    New Limited Premium Savings Plan from NTUC Income

    NTUC Income has just launched a new short-term sav­ings plan. LP Revosave that only requires you to save for 5 years or 10 years.

    You will be able to draw down cash­back of 5% of the Sum Assured from the end of second year onwards till maturity.

    LP Revosave provides pro­tec­tion against death, Total per­man­ent Dis­ab­il­ity (Lost of sight, two legs etc.) regard­less of your cur­rent health. It is 100% guar­an­tee to be accep­ted. You will be covered for 105% of the premium paid for the first 3 years. From the begin­ning of 4th year, you will be totally covered with the Sum Assured, that means, full coverage!

    This is how LP Revosave works.

    1) You save a fixed sum of money to NTUC Income for 5 or 10 years.

    2) At the end of second year, NTUC Income will return 5% of Sum Assured (called cash­back) to you. You can choose to

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    b) Save with us at cur­rent 3.5% per annum interest in Deposit Account issued by Income

    3) At any point in time, you can with­draw the money from the Deposit Account.


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    Luxury Cuba Tours From USA #travel #planner

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    Specialists in Cuba All Inclusive Vacations

    Through our extensive experience of coordinating all inclusive trips to Cuba, we have acquired significant expertise in providing a premium vacation opportunity for a wide range of audiences. We carefully create travel packages which are designed to enable visitors to explore this beautiful and diverse country, discovering little known attractions as well as learning more about local culture and ways of life. A travel package can last anywhere from one day to eight days, so you can always find tours to Cuba from the USA which fit your schedule.

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    Whether you want to enjoy Cuba’s rich musical tradition, sample Cuban cuisine or simply learn more about the country’s religion, history and culture, our vacation packages include a wealth of intriguing activities. Not only do we offer sight-seeing tours and excursions to places of interest, we also organize music workshops, rumba classes and evening entertainment during our all-inclusive trips to Cuba.

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    If you and your party require an all-inclusive trip to Cuba which is created to your own personal interests and requirements, we’re happy to oblige. We can plan individual Cuba tours for Americans based anywhere on the island. Whether you would prefer hotel accommodation or a less formal bed and breakfast option, our luxury Cuba tours from the USA can be tailored to your preferences. Why not arrange 7-day vacation packages in Cuba to celebrate a special family occasion, or to give those you care about a well-earned break?

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    Map from reliance super market Kolathur to Broadway #simpsons #travel

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    How to Recover Data from Failed Raid 1? #recover #data #from


    Restore Data from Failed Raid 1

    RAID 1 also known as Disk mirroring, is the replication of data to two or more disks. It is good option for applications that require high performance such as transactional applications, email and operating systems. While using RAID 1, an exact copy of data is created on two or more discs. This technique will give more reliability and read performance. The only issue is storage capacity (the total storage used by RAID 1 will be equal to capacity of the smallest disk).

    However, RAID users may struggle a lot if data gets inaccessible due to Raid 1 drive failure. Let us know in which situations Raid 1 drive get failed on a Windows computer:

    • Occurrence of more number of bad sectors on hard disk may result in raid 1 drive failure
    • If you do any mistake while changing file system, then RAID 1 drive may fail to work further
    • OS crash is the other common reason for failure of RAID 1 drive
    • Failure of RAID technology can also make drive unreadable and useless

    Once the RAID 1 drive gets failed it will show different kind of error messages like:

    • Storecenter disk failure
    • Critical error on RAID 1 drive
    • Failed hard drive: RAID1

    In case, you come across above mentioned errors, then how will you solve them? How will you get back data from failed RAID 1 drive? Dont worry you can easily recover failed raid 5 array. raid 10 and raid 0 by using proficient data recovery program.

    Software to extract data from failed RAID 1:

    Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool will help you to retrieve data from failed RAID 1 drive. This program has the ability for recovering data in all kind of risky conditions like RAID1 drive corruption, OS crash and disk failure. Addition to RAID 1, it can retrieve data from RAID 10. RAID 5 and RAID 0 on Windows system. Anyone can use this software easily because of its user friendly UI design. If you feel any difficulty while performing data retrieval process, you can contact same to the 27×7 technical team through mail or phone call. The utility can get back data from different brands of RAID drive such as Intel and Seagate. Apart from RAID drives, the tool is helpful in restoring data from internal / external hard disk, USB flash drive, mmeory cards, SSD and many other storage drives. This application can be used on various versions of Windows OS (Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003 and 2008).

    Procedure to get back data from failed RAID 1 drive:

    • First, connect failed RAID 1 drive to a healthy Windows system
    • Then, download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on the computer
    • Once installation is over, run the application in order to start recovery process
    • Tool will show two options “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” in main screen
    • Choose “Partition Recovery” to get back data from RAID 1 drive
    • Next, this program will display list of logical and external drives detected in system
    • Select the partition which contains RAID 1 drive
    • Then, software will start scanning process, wait for few minutes till it gets finished
    • Later, you will see data in two views such as “Data view” and “File Type View”
    • Mark the required files or else click on “Skip” button to select all files by default
    • Then, save extracted files to a desired location other than source location

    Important Tips.

    • Be careful while changing file system, chances are there to commit mistake here
    • Maintain significant data on some other storage devices to handle sudden data loss situations

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    INCOME FROM HOME-BASED TRAVEL AGENCY – Travel Agent Jobs #travel #tips

    #home based travel agent


    Athena in Fairfield, California

    48 months ago

    VOA in Ottawa, Ontario said: PLEASE CAN SOMEONE IN CANADA OR the U.S. PLEASE TELL ME APPROXIMATELY HOW MUCH ONE CAN MAKE AS HOME-BASED TRAVEL AGENT? PLEASEEEEEE HELP! I really interested in this but I would like to know if it is worth it. I like traveling myself.

    Hey, I see no one has responded to you, which is wrong. I went to college and earned 3 certificates in Travel in 2008. I started a home-based business through a host agency for a brief time. If you have a good host agency that is legit, and that pays a good commission split (with low fees), and that has good training and a good reputation, you could do o.k. But, you have to hustle to find your business, and you are in competition with the internet. None of these agencies give you leads, the only one I know is American Express, and you have to have sold approx. $100,000 dollars worth of travel in order to work with them. However, if you find a niche, and a good agency, it is worthwhile because you can travel with FAM trips, and get diccounted travel.

    Look on NACTA to find a certified, bonified host agency. Check everything out to see which one suits you, and call them to see how they represent themselves on the phone.

    Blessings, keep me posted; happy holidays.


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    GO South From Halifax with GO Travel Direct #e #travel

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    GO South From Halifax with GO Travel Direct

    GO Travel Direct Announces Halifax Departures

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 23, 2008) – GO Travel Direct, Canada’s leading direct-sell tour operator is pleased to announce two new holiday packages with direct departures from Halifax.

    This winter Haligonians can travel with GO Travel Direct to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic departing February 17 through April 26, 2009 and to Cancun, Mexico from April 04 – April 25, 2009.

    GO Travel Direct’s all-inclusive vacations are among the most competitive in the industry. All holiday packages include return airfare aboard Skyservice, seven nights in 3, 4 or 5-star hotels with all-inclusive meal plan (food and drinks), hotel and airport transfers and taxes. All GO Travel Vacations also include the daily on-site presence of a fully bilingual GO Travel Direct representative.

    Now in its 9th year of operations, GO Travel Direct will send over 40,000 Canadian vacationers from Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax to Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and La Romana in the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Mayan Riviera and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Varadero, Cuba.

    GO Travel Direct bookings can be made online at by phone at 613 231-3344 or toll-free at 1 866 749-3344. In Ottawa bookings can be made in person at GO Travel Direct headquarters, 380 Hunt Club Road and in Montreal at 303 Rue Emery.


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    Mysql can t create #restoring #possible #half #written #data #pages #from


    01-09-2008 07:14 PM

    Mysql can’t create/write to

    Ok. having some issues with getting Mysql up and running.
    the system..
    PII box with 512 ram
    Fedora 7 (Moonshine)
    Mysql-5.0.45-linux-i686 (that is the build I downloaded.

    Everytime I try to run the mysqld_safe script I get
    nohub: ignoring input and redirecting stderr to stdout
    Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
    STOPPING server from pid file /var/run/mysqld/

    Now after extensive searching through the data bases here I ended up in /var/log/mysqld.log.
    Now I see when I started the server each time and what happened. Each time mysqld started, I get a database was not shut down properly, then a bunch a stuff about restoring half written pages, apply batch of log records, progress in percents followed by a bunch of numbers 3-99, apply batch completed (everything up till this point I am not too worried about because I think that the next 2 lines explains why the data base was not shut down properly.
    [ERROR] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: can’t create/write to file ‘/var/run/mysqld/’ (Errcode: 2)
    [ERROR] Can’t start server; can’t create PID file no such file or directory.
    mysqld ended

    (I assume that the 080108 and time stamps were not important so have eliminated them.)

    When I look for /var/run/mysqld/ it does not exist at all, nor does the directory /var/run/mysqld.

    Now does this mean I missed something in the install process, or is there a setting somewhere that I have wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I hope this was the right forum to put this in (it was either this one or the server forum, hopefully a mod will move if it should be in the server forum to prevent me from double posting. thanks.)

    01-09-2008 07:52 PM

    Here is the first 2 instances in the log.

    080108 14:56:04 mysqld started
    nohup: ignoring input
    InnoDB: The first specified data file ./ibdata1 did not exist:
    InnoDB: a new database to be created!
    080108 14:56:04 InnoDB: Setting file ./ibdata1 size to 10 MB
    InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait.
    080108 14:56:05 InnoDB: Log file ./ib_logfile0 did not exist: new to be created
    InnoDB: Setting log file ./ib_logfile0 size to 5 MB
    InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait.
    080108 14:56:05 InnoDB: Log file ./ib_logfile1 did not exist: new to be created
    InnoDB: Setting log file ./ib_logfile1 size to 5 MB
    InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait.
    InnoDB: Doublewrite buffer not found: creating new
    InnoDB: Doublewrite buffer created
    InnoDB: Creating foreign key constraint system tables
    InnoDB: Foreign key constraint system tables created
    080108 14:56:06 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 0
    080108 14:56:06 [ERROR] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: Can’t create/write to file ‘/var/run/mysqld/’ (Errcode: 2)
    080108 14:56:06 [ERROR] Can’t start server: can’t create PID file: No such file or directory
    080108 14:56:06 mysqld ended

    080108 15:00:32 mysqld started
    nohup: ignoring input
    080108 15:00:33 InnoDB: Database was not shut down normally!
    InnoDB: Starting crash recovery.
    InnoDB: Reading tablespace information from the .ibd files.
    InnoDB: Restoring possible half-written data pages from the doublewrite
    InnoDB: buffer.
    080108 15:00:33 InnoDB: Starting log scan based on checkpoint at
    InnoDB: log sequence number 0 36808.
    InnoDB: Doing recovery: scanned up to log sequence number 0 43655
    080108 15:00:33 InnoDB: Starting an apply batch of log records to the database.
    InnoDB: Progress in percents: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
    InnoDB: Apply batch completed
    080108 15:00:33 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 43655
    080108 15:00:33 [ERROR] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: Can’t create/write to file ‘/var/run/mysqld/’ (Errcode: 2)
    080108 15:00:33 [ERROR] Can’t start server: can’t create PID file: No such file or directory
    080108 15:00:33 mysqld ended

    and the last 2 incase that helps any.

    080109 19:34:00 mysqld started
    nohup: ignoring input
    080109 19:34:01 InnoDB: Database was not shut down normally!
    InnoDB: Starting crash recovery.
    InnoDB: Reading tablespace information from the .ibd files.
    InnoDB: Restoring possible half-written data pages from the doublewrite
    InnoDB: buffer.
    080109 19:34:01 InnoDB: Starting log scan based on checkpoint at
    InnoDB: log sequence number 0 36808.
    InnoDB: Doing recovery: scanned up to log sequence number 0 43655
    080109 19:34:01 InnoDB: Starting an apply batch of log records to the database.
    InnoDB: Progress in percents: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
    InnoDB: Apply batch completed
    080109 19:34:01 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 43655
    080109 19:34:01 [ERROR] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: Can’t create/write to file ‘/var/run/mysqld/’ (Errcode: 2)
    080109 19:34:01 [ERROR] Can’t start server: can’t create PID file: No such file or directory
    080109 19:34:01 mysqld ended

    080109 19:59:02 mysqld started
    nohup: ignoring input
    080109 19:59:02 InnoDB: Database was not shut down normally!
    InnoDB: Starting crash recovery.
    InnoDB: Reading tablespace information from the .ibd files.
    InnoDB: Restoring possible half-written data pages from the doublewrite
    InnoDB: buffer.
    080109 19:59:02 InnoDB: Starting log scan based on checkpoint at
    InnoDB: log sequence number 0 36808.
    InnoDB: Doing recovery: scanned up to log sequence number 0 43655
    080109 19:59:02 InnoDB: Starting an apply batch of log records to the database.
    InnoDB: Progress in percents: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
    InnoDB: Apply batch completed
    080109 19:59:03 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 43655
    080109 19:59:03 [ERROR] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: Can’t create/write to file ‘/var/run/mysqld/’ (Errcode: 2)
    080109 19:59:03 [ERROR] Can’t start server: can’t create PID file: No such file or directory
    080109 19:59:03 mysqld ended

    01-09-2008 07:54 PM

    Originally Posted by pickuprover (Post 3017295)

    running as mysql as user (all the permissions seem to be with mysql user when I did a search on ownership)
    I tried it with root and got the same message (thought I should get a permission denied when I tried to start it with root as mysql is the owner of the program and all files.)

    No if you did it as root, you wont get permission denied, that don’t happen to root.

    And I’m sorry, somehow I missed this when I first read it, but by all means if you don’t have the /var/run/mysqld directory, go ahead and create it, and make sure mysql.mysql owns it. That does in fact seem to be what its complaining about.

    01-09-2008 08:03 PM

    Thank-you, it is now up and running. yay. I was soo close to on my own, but thankfully there are forums out there. KnightHawk, I thank you very much.
    I am so glad I switched to Linux, in less than a week since I downloaded it onto the old computer I feel like I know 20 times more about my operating system than I ever did with Windows. once again, thanks.

    01-14-2008 08:58 PM

    hi there! i’m a newbie in installing MySQL on a linux box. I can’t start my MySQL (Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon. – i got this error) and when i look at the /var/log/mysqld.log i got the following error.

    080115 10:22:22 mysqld started
    080115 10:22:26 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 43634
    080115 10:22:26 [ERROR] /usr/libexec/mysqld: Can’t create/write to file ‘/var/run/mysqld/’ (Errcode: 13)
    080115 10:22:26 [ERROR] Can’t start server: can’t create PID file: Permission denied
    080115 10:22:26 mysqld ended

    this is my /etc/my.cnf

    # Default to using old password format for compatibility with mysql 3.x
    # clients (those using the mysqlclient10 compatibility package).



    thanks in advance!


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    Ireland, Air, Car, Castle Hotels, 6 Nights, From $999 #global #travel

    #flight hotel car

    Ireland, Air, Car, Castle Hotels, 6 Nights, From $999

    You don’t have to be a member of the royal family to vacation like one. This package will have you sleeping in a castle, exploring the Irish countryside, and saving money all at the same time.

    Get to know your Irish castles with this travel package fit for royalty.

    The Real Deal Round-trip airfare from New York City to Dublin on Aer Lingus, one night at Cabra Castle in Kingscourt, one night in Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa in Roscommon, two nights at Kinnitty Castle Hotel in Kinnitty, two nights at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Dublin, a standard manual car rental throughout, a Chic Outlet Shopping VIP Discount Pass to Kildare Village, from $999 per person—including all taxes and fees.

    When Feb. 10, 11, 17, 18, 25, 26, Mar. 2, 3, 17, 25, Apr. 4-6, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28-31, May 1, 11, 12, 14, 26, 27, 2012 ($999).

    Gateways New York City ($999); add $20 for Boston; add $70 for Orlando; add $90 for Chicago.

    The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Additional restrictions and baggage charges may also apply. Based on select Monday and Tuesday deartures. Other weekdays may cost from $15 more. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $202. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.

    Book By No deadline; based on availability.

    Why It’s a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare from New York City to Dublin starts from $482 in late March (Swiss Air). Add to that $74 per person including taxes for one night at Cabra Castle, $72 per person including taxes for one night in Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa, $105 per person for two nights at Kinnitty Castle Hotel, and $143 per person for two nights at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, and you’re spending $876 on airfare and accommodation alone. For just $123 more, this package gives you airfare, six nights in four Irish cities, car rental throughout your trip, a discount shopping pass, and all taxes and fees.

    More Upgrade your vehicle to an automatic car for from $50 more per person—for from $75 more per person in May. For $99 more per person, add five traditional Irish breakfasts, a nine-hole round of golf at Cabra Castle, a thermal spa experience, and tours of Kinnity Castle, Waterford Crystal, and executive rooms at Fitzpatrick’s Castle. Add an extra day of car rental with an extra night at Kilronan Castle for $75 more per person, or add an extra night at Cabra Castle to that package—with an extra day of car rental—for $150 more per person.

    Note: This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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    Cruise Fare Discounts l P – O Cruises, Princess Cruises and

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    We are cruise specialists who DISCOUNT all fares!

    NEW SALE: P O It’s Our SHOUT! sale FREE Premium Beverage Packages on offer!

    We always DISCOUNT all cruise fares including sale fares!

    Tours, Cruises and Flights – we have it all!

    UK/Europe/USA/Asia We discount international fares and can assist with round the world itineraries!

    Book your Discount Cruises with confidence

    If you have never had the chance to experience a cruise, what are you waiting for? No matter what your budget, we have a wide variety of cruises departing from Australian ports such as Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns and Fremantle. We are cruise specialists who work with over 20 different cruise lines and have the experience and knowledge to help you choose and book your cruise. Imagine setting sail, leaving port and being on your way to an exotic locale. It can be a reality when you book your discount cruises online.

    Plus we have LAY-BY options available

    Talk to us about how to lay-by your next holiday, be it a cruise, tour or packaged holiday. We can provide flexible options to suit with the only requirement being that the balance must be paid in full by the due date. The great news is we don’t charge any fees for this service!

    Great fares and lots of choice for cruise

    Because we work with so many cruise lines including P O, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and more, we are able to find the greatest deals out there when it comes to cruising and bring them right to you. We even offer our bonus fare discount on all cruises booked with us including any special sale fares! We don’t just book cruises to this area of the world either, you can find discount cruises throughout the world right here at Holidays Direct. You can always book with confidence when you book one of our discount cruises online as we are a registered travel agency that has the knowledge and experience that you need when booking this type of travel. For great prices on amazing cruise holidays, contact us at Holidays Direct.

    Holidays Direct is an Australian registered Travel Agency affiliated with the Helloworld Group with AFTA membership. We are also proud members of the CLIA and our consultants have undertaken cruise training and hold current CLIA accreditation.

    Our friendly staff have Cruise Consultant Accreditation:

    CLIA (Australasia) Cruise Accreditation Program has been established since 1996 and is a way to recognise dedicated consultants who develop extensive cruise industry knowledge and superior selling skills. The program is modeled on the successful Cruise Counsellor Certification program developed by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in 1992.


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    Coach Tours, Cruises, Hotel Breaks and Holidays by Air from SunriseDirect

    #direct travel holidays

    Financial Protection

    Coach holidays and more… for less!

    For over 40 years more than a quarter of a million holidaymakers have travelled with SunriseDirect to hundreds of destinations throughout Britain and Europe. We have been organising the best coach holidays for decades – no-one knows more about it, and no-one does it better. Nowadays we also feature wonderful river cruises, exciting ocean cruises and holidays by air, in addition to our ever popular range of coach touring holidays.

    SunriseDirect is focused on the East of England, and we know the region like the back of our hand. Journeys are often swifter because of that special knowledge, and that often means that you will be relaxing at your destination while customers with other companies are still on the road!

    We sell our holidays directly to our customers rather than through travel agents, so we pass the massive savings on to you. With a SunriseDirect holiday you¹ll be saving money without losing any of the personal service and quality that has been our trademark for so many years. And remember, SunriseDirect is a member of ABTA so your holiday money is completely safe and secure. Trusting one of the regions most respected holiday companies means you couldn’t be in safer hands. And booking your SunriseDirect holiday won’t cost you a penny either – we even pay for your telephone calls!

    We look forward to seeing you soon!


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    Cheap Flights to USA from $584. #traveling #nurse #jobs

    #cheap flying tickets

    Popular cities in USA

    USA overview

    The United States of America, sprawling across the middle of North America. includes 48 mainland states, Hawaii to the southwest and Alaska to the north. American Samoa, Guam, Marianas, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are also part of US territories.

    In this vast nation, breathtaking natural wonders compete for your attention with mammoth and fascinating manmade cities of towering steel and glass. Travellers arriving on flights to America have a huge choice of fascinating destinations to explore. The energy and creativity of New York City have made it the cultural, fashion and financial capital of the US. New England is steeped in history and blessed with beautiful scenery, especially in autumn when the changing foliage creates a spectacular blaze of colour. The Blues Highway, from New Orleans in Louisiana through Mississippi and Memphis to Chicago, is a classic road trip along the trail of America’s music legends.

    Florida is about beaches and theme parks, from Disney World to nearby Orlando’s Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

    On the West Coast, popular California boasts a spectacular rugged northern coastline and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. The Napa Valley wine region is a magnet for foodies and wine connoisseurs, LA is the home of Hollywood and San Diego enjoys a relaxed West-Coast vibe.


    USA climate

    Given its size, the climate varies throughout the US but some regions experience the changing seasons more intensely than others. The West Coast enjoys fine weather  year-round, while the Pacific Northwest Coast (Washington, Oregon) has cool summers and mild winters. The Midwest is known for its intense summers and winters and frequent tornadoes and thunderstorms, while Florida enjoys the warmest winters on the eastern coast.

    When to fly to USA

    There’s never really a bad time to catch flights to the US, but New York is most pleasant in spring and autumn. May and June are comfortably warm, while LA gets hottest in August and September.

    San Francisco is  pleasant year-round, while Las Vegas is best enjoyed in spring and autumn. Orlando is teeming with families during US summer holidays (July and August), when temperatures can reach 37 degrees Celsius.

    Cheap flights to the US are always found during the off season.

    Getting around USA

    Americans love their cars and their road trips, but there are many low-cost airlines, including no-frills leader Southwest, JetBlue, AirTran and Spirit Airlines to fly you around quicker.

    If you’re intent on hitting the highways a la Route 66,  you’ll find all the major car rental agencies at most US airports, including Budget, Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty.

    By bus: has a handy online service for more than 100 bus companies and tours throughout the US, from budget to luxury options.

    By rail: AmTrak ( covers the States and the major cities in Canada. Check online for routes and weekly specials.

    USA insider information

    Things to do in America

    • New York is a Mecca for shoppers, from mega-department and fashion stores to cutting-edge designer boutiques. Serious shoppers can maximize their time by taking a tour of one of the shopping districts. Shop Gotham’s two-hour walking tours (from about US$25) have been likened to having a shopaholic New Yorker show you the coolest places to shop.
    • Get a culture fix at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, which presents an annual program of mostly free recitals and concerts by students, faculty and guest artists.
    • Orlando’s majestic Harry P. Leu Gardens are a 20-hectare botanical oasis in the middle of the city. On site is a restored 19th century farmhouse, now a museum that evokes a time when citrus, rather than theme parks, dominated the region. (Gardens open daily from 9am-5pm; adult/child US$7/2; free admission on Mondays).
    • In Las Vegas start the day with an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at the “killer whale in a sea of buffets” – at the Spice Market Buffet at the Aladdin Resort & Casino.
    • Take a historic musical journey along the Blues Highway, from the Dixieland Jazz bars of New Orleans, to Memphis (and Elvis’s Graceland) and the blues trail along the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. The classic road trip takes you through the home of the blues. For information on festivals and events along the way, check out .

    How much do you tip in America?

    • Between 15 and 20 per cent is standard in the US. Irate waiters have been known to follow non-tipping diners onto the street demanding an explanation.


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    Cheap Flights From the US – Best Travel Deals Online #travel flights

    Cheap Flights and Travel Deals

    Flight Center specializes in booking all varieties of air travel, from domestic and international flights, to first and business class airfares, to exotic airline tickets for round-the-world trips and complex itineraries – all at a great discount. If you need to fly, then look no further: You’ve come to the world’s best place to book your flights.

    About Flight Center

    Flight Center specializes in booking all varieties of air travel, from domestic and international flights, to first and business class airfares, to exotic airline tickets for round-the-world trips and complex itineraries – all at a great discount. If you need to fly, then look no further: You’ve come to the world’s best place to book your flights. was created with the goal of providing the kind of booking and travel experiences we – the people at Flight Center – wish to have whenever we fly to a destination. Here are a few ways we aim to deliver that experience:

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    Price: We fly a lot, and we shop online a lot, so we know that finding the best price on air travel can be tricky, and frustrating. This is why we do everything in our power to make certain that you get the best price on airfare every time you book with us. To prove just how dedicated we are, we’ve created the Lowest Airfare Guarantee: We will beat any qualified airfare quote or you fly free. Conditions apply.

    Search Flights. Hold Seats.

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    Best Days Of The Week To Book Airfare, From Jeanenne Tornatore

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    Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore shared a few handy tips on when to book airfare for the cheapest rates possible.

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    If you know you will be traveling during the busy summer season, Jeanenne recommends booking farther in advance, especially for popular destinations.

    “Fare prices go up as flights get fuller, and some of them will get booked to capacity during the busier summer months,” she told us.

    As far as specific time of day, Jeanenne told us that some people believe midnight is the best time, as some companies upload their most recent options at that time.

    “I personally don’t stay up that late!” she laughed, “but if you’re looking for a deal, try midnight.”

    For more of Jeanenne’s expert travel tips, view the slideshow below:

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    San Diego and La Jolla Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Before – After


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    Ebola travel: South Africa bans incomers from W Africa – BBC

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    Ebola travel: South Africa bans incomers from W Africa

    21 August 2014

    Image caption Kenya has not reported any cases of Ebola, but is a common transit point for African travellers

    South Africa says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into the country, with borders closed to people from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    All non-essential outgoing travel to the affected countries has been banned.

    Senegal also said it was suspending flights with Ebola-affected countries, and closing the border with Guinea.

    Cameroon and the Ivory Coast earlier imposed travel bans, despite World Health Organization warnings not to.


    South African nationals will be allowed to re-enter the country when returning from high-risk countries, but will undergo strict screening, the health ministry said on Thursday.

    Usual screening procedures are in place for those who travel between Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia, which have been defined as medium-risk countries.

    Image caption Nigeria stepped up its airport screening procedures after a number of Ebola cases were confirmed

    South Africa has experienced two Ebola scares in recent weeks, involving passengers arriving from Liberia and Guinea, but the country has so far remained Ebola-free.

    Johannesburg has one of the major transit airports, connecting southern Africa with the rest of the continent. Several airlines, including British Airways and Emirates Airlines, have stopped flights to some of the affected countries.

    Meanwhile, Senegal’s interior ministry announced on Friday it was closing the land borders with Guinea “once again”.

    Senegal shut its border with Guinea for the first time in March after the virus reached the capital Conakry.

    In a statement, it said this extends to “air and sea borders for aircraft and ships from the Republic of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia”.

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    Separately, the African Union (AU) announced plans to send a special team to the four affected countries.

    The six-month-long operation, involving volunteer doctors, nurses and medical personnel, will cost about $25m (£15m) and begin immediately, the AU said in a statement.

    Aid workers and medical staff are most exposed to the virus, and have been most at risk of becoming infected. Two US aid workers were discharged from hospital on Tuesday, after recovering from the virus they contracted in Liberia.

    The supply of the experimental drug used to treat the couple, ZMapp, has been exhausted.

    As Ebola has no known cure, it is being controlled by isolating victims and those who have come into contact with them.

    Liberia’s attempt to prevent the spread of the virus by imposing quarantines has led to unrest .


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    How to Mail Merge Address Labels Using Excel and Word: 14


    How to Mail Merge Address Labels Using Excel and Word

    Learning to use Mail Merge in Microsoft Word can be a daunting task if you’re trying to use Microsoft Help. We’ll outline a much more linear process — creating an address file in Excel, merging in Word, and adding intents and finer details. This simple process can save you hours of fussing around with labels, ensuring you don’t resort to handwriting them later!

    Note: This is for Office 2003; instructions for other versions may vary.

    Steps Edit

    Create an address file in Microsoft Excel by inserting names and addresses in the following manner:

    Row 1 should have the headings before you start to add the addresses from row 2 onwards

    • Place the first names in Column A.
    • Place the last names in Column B.
    • Place the street addresses in Column C.
    • Place the cities or towns in Column D.
    • Place the county in Column E.
    • Place the postal codes in Column F.
    • Save the file. Remember the location and name of the file.
    • Close Excel.

    Open Word and go to “Tools/Letters” and “Mailings/Mail Merge”.

    • If the Task Pane is not open on the right side of the screen, go to View/Task Pane and click on it. The Task Pane should appear.

    Fill the Labels radio button In the Task Pane.

    Click on Label Options and choose the label you are using from the list. Click OK once you have chosen.

    Click on Next: “Select Recipients”.

    Click on “Browse” and browse to the file you just saved in Excel and saved in My Documents. Open this file and a dialog box will open. All recipients should be selected by default. If not, do so and click OK.

    Click on Next: “Arrange your labels”.

    Click on “More items.. ” Leave Database fields (top right) selected and click on the fields you want inserted. Click on them in the order they will appear on the label. This is normally First Name, Last Name, Street Address, City, county, Postal code. Ignore the fact that they all end up on a single line, when you’re done selecting you can add spaces and carriage returns where you want them on the label. When you have all fields inserted click OK. If you forget one place the cursor where you want it to go (the field to the right of the cursor will probably turn gray—that’s OK), then click on “More items. ” again and choose the field you want to add. Click CLOSE on the window once you have finished inserting all the fields you require.

    Add spaces and carriage returns so the label looks correct. Ignore it when the field after the location for either one turns grey the space will be added instead of replacing the field.

    We nudge the whole address slightly to the right by “increasing the indent” once. This depends on the size of the label you are using, but looks better!

    • If everything is where you want it click on Update All Labels. You should see the fields copied to all labels.

    Click on Next: “Preview your labels”.

    If you are satisfied click on Next: “Complete the Merge”. At this screen you can edit individual labels or print. it is worth clicking on EDIT INDIVIDUAL LABELS and clicking ALL and OK even if you are happy with it so that you can access all the pages of labels.

    • Save the file before you do anything else!

    You can also use commercial online tools to perform your mail merge to create labels. The advantage is that they can be easier and quicker to use.


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    A massive art museum with a huge collection of masterpieces, the National Gallery of Art is always popular among tourists for its easy accessibility and free entry. Its permanent collection includes important artists such as Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Matisse and Pollock, while a rotating exhibition of art exposes visitors to a wide range of historically significant pieces.

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    Founded in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill lives up to its name — it’s the city’s oldest restaurant and bar. Stop in between sightseeing destinations (it’s right by the White House) and tuck into traditional American platters such as lump crab cakes, glazed meatloaf and pumpkin French toast. Happy hour gets you half-priced oysters at the bar.

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    Featuring celebrated groups such as the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and more, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the premier place to get your performing arts fix. Seven different venues give you plenty of options and genres to choose from!

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    Cheap Flights to Pakistan From UK #velocity #travel

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    If you are looking for air tickets to Pakistan, we believe we have the best selection available. Along with some of the cheapest flights available on the net, we offer an unrivalled service from booking through to ticketing and after sales care. Choose your flights from our huge selection of air tickets to Pakistan with our easy to use booking engine which will present all the available options at your fingertips.

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    How to get

    Getting to Pakistan is easier than it ever has been with many major airlines serving cities in Pakistan directly or via hubs in Europe, Asia or the Middle East. If time is an issue, you might of course want to consider taking a direct flight with Pak International Airlines. As with most destinations, generally the more flexible you are, the better and lower the price will be.

    There are numerous airlines all with their own advantages and disadvantages in terms of connection times, choice of stopover options, onboard facilities etc. Some of the main airlines include Qatar Airways (connecting via Doha), Etihad Airways (travelling via Abu Dhabi), Emirates (connecting in Dubai), Gulf Air (transiting in Bahrain), Turkish Airlines (flying via Istanbul), Oman Air (travelling through Muscat) and Uzbekistan Airways (via Tashkent).

    All airlines offers a variety of timings and class of travel. Economy class fares are usually far more restrictive than those in Business or First, however, they are of course considerably cheaper. If you think you might need to make changes to your ticket, it is worth checking the terms and conditions or speaking to one of our sales advisers regarding the options.

    When to go

    Many people travelling to Pakistan from the UK will be going to visit friends and relatives whether for a special occasion such as Eid or Ramadan or for a wedding, birthday, family celebration or a more sombre occasion such as a funeral. If this is the case, then circumstances will naturally dictate when you need to fly. Even if your dates are fixed, however, there are ways to save on your flight tickets if you can be flexible a day or two either side of your preferred dates.

    Our search engine or sales advisers can assist you with this. If you are travelling to Pakistan for a holiday then when to go will depend on how you like your weather and what part of the country that you are travelling to. The south side (including the cities of Karachi and Lahore) gets very hot and humid during the summer months and daytime temperatures can be well in excess of 40C. That is of course great if you like heat but not ideal for sightseeing. It is probably also worth avoiding the monsoon season of July and August unless you have a good umbrella and plenty of waterproof clothing! In contrast, the north is usually cooler than the south and indeed can be very cold in the mountainous areas during the winter months. Consequently if you are heading to the northern part of the country, it may be worth considering planning your trip for the pleasant spring and warmer summer times.

    What to do

    Pakistan is a fascinating country with a rich history, culture and friendly, welcoming people. Just about wherever you go in Pakistan you will find a wealth of things to do and places to visit. From trekking in the mountainous northern regions to sightseeing in the cities of the south, we will give you some pointers below on how to make the most out of your stay.

    For the adventurous types, northern region is a very special place and affords fabulous outdoor and trekking opportunities. It has been estimated that in the Himalayas, Karakoram and Pamirs mountains, there are over a hundred mountains at 7000m metres or higher. Many of these are in or visible from northern region.

    If sightseeing is your thing, the south of the country offers a wide diversity of activities to ensure you have a fun-packed stay. The city of Rawalpindi just south of Islamabad offers a glimpse into traditional Pakistani life with bazaars and great examples of regional architecture. Islamabad itself has plenty to offer including the Faisal Masjid Mosque which is one of the largest in the world. The National Gallery is well worth checking out too as it has displays of many important national and regional artworks.

    For museum lovers, the National Museum in Karachi is a must. Also in Karachi is the impressive mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam’s Mazar (the founder of the country).

    Although it has seen its fair share of troubles in recent years due to its political significance, the region of Kashmir is simply stunning with its breathtaking mountains (including K2, the world’s second largest) and the Baltoro Glacier which is the largest glacier outside of the north and south poles.


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    When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?

    Peak Season

    Victoria’s lively capital always has something going on, so there’s no bad time to look for cheap flights to Melbourne. Christmas/New Years, school holidays, sporting events and festivals are generally peak periods when the city is busier than usual, so be sure to check what’s on in the city when searching for flight tickets to Melbourne. Some of Melbourne’s most popularly attended events include: the Australian Open Tennis (late January), the Australian Formula One Grand Prix (early March), Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival (March) and the Melbourne Cup (early November).

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    Summers (December to February) are warm in Melbourne but notoriously unpredictable, one day could be 25C, the next could be 40C. Winter (June to August) often means cheap flights to Melbourne can be found but since Melbourne winters are damp and cold, it’s not generally a nice time to visit.

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    How to get from the Melbourne airport to the city centre?

    Taxi. taxis are available outside all the terminals and there are five on-site rental companies.


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    Cheap Flights to Amsterdam from C$686. #allianz #travel #insurance

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    When to fly to Amsterdam

    Amsterdam sees its peak tourist season in the spring and summer. The daffodils and tulips break through the winter weather and welcome spring. Summer sees endless tourists and travellers drinking and dining in the open air cafes along the canal. Flights to Amsterdam and hotels book up fast during the peak season so it’s wise to plan ahead.

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    Any trip to Canada demands a visit to Montreal, the second-largest city in the nation and the largest in the Quebec province. Here, French and English float through the air, and citizens meet to eat, shop, work, and dance the night away.

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    Italy is arguably the most beautiful country on Earth; it’s certainly one which continues to attract huge numbers of holiday-makers every year, keen to experience its sights, sounds and tastes. The birthplace of modern civilisation, Italy is a country that offers huge variety, with something for everyone, whether that something is lazing by a pool or gazing at ancient mosaics.

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    Opera: when thinking about Italy, many people will have an aria running through their head, whether consciously or not, thus it’s almost a crime to visit the country that invented opera and not attend a performance. Most cities and towns will be putting on a show, but one of the greatest places on earth, let alone just in Italy, to see an opera is Verona. The city, famous for its star-cross’d lovers, is home to an ancient amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, which is one of the most atmospheric venues. Ticket-holders can choose between plush cushioned seats or sitting on the thousand-year old steps and light candles. The Arena comes alive each summer during the Verona Opera Festival; if you’re there during this time, take the hire car and go – don’t risk missing out.

    Shopping: Italy is famed for its stylish residents and haute-couture fashion houses and if shopping’s your game, then Milan’s the name. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all Gucci, Armani and Prada, though such designers do grace the ‘golden rectangle’ shopping streets. There are also ample opportunities to pick up goods, including designer items, at lower prices as Milan also possess outlet stores. That’s providing you don’t mind being seen in last season’s trends.

    People watching: Venice, with its bridges and canals is a wonderful city, one in which it’s great to do a spot of people watching in-between seeing the sights or taking a gondola cruise. Head to St Mark’s Square and stop for a hot chocolate while watching people go by. Yes, there will be a lot of tourists, but there are plenty of locals too. It’s a fascinating pastime, even better in February, during the Venice Carnival. This annual event sees people dress up in masks and elaborate costumes, parading the streets without a car in the world. Sit back and drink it all in.

    Architecture: while there are incredible structures all over Italy, if you’ve only got time for one architectural stop, then make it Rome. Here you will find the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. the list goes on. Though many of these architectural gems are in close proximity, to see them all could take ages – in fact, to see all the sights on the movie-themed ‘Roman Holiday’ tour, you’d need to walk for several hours. Hence it might be a better use of time to brave the erratic yet exciting roads and rent a car.

    Antiquity: with an exhibition on at the moment in London, you may have heard more about Pompeii and Herculaneum recently. These are the two cities that were devastated by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, but both were affected in different ways. The cities have been partly excavated and the remains are fascinating. In Pompeii are the famous casts of poor local people, caught in their death throes, whereas in Herculaneum are the ghoulish boat sheds that contain numerous skeletal remains. However, the ruins of these cities give an interesting insight into how these poor people lived and a visit is far more about celebrating their life than their unfortunate demise.

    Further afield

    If Italy is a boot, then Sicily is the football that the boot is kicking, situated off the southern-most tip. It is a large island – again, it would make sense to explore with a hire car, rather than rely on public transport – with its own culture and language, distinct from Italian (though today Italian dominates).

    It is perhaps best well-known as the home of Mount Etna, but fans of Italian detective fiction will recognise it from the ‘Inspector Montalbano’ series. There is a lot to see and do aside from the beaches; Sicily boasts several archaeological sites, temples and castles. There is a heavy Greek influence, which is evident in its art and architecture – such as the Greek Theatre in Taormina. In truth, most of the island’s attractions are on the cultural side, but there is a number of good restaurants, bars and clubs in Palermo, Catania and Taormina.


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