Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Each year as summer comes around people across the globe start to prepare for their summer vacation, for some this may be a long haul journey to the other end of the world where as for others it may only be a trip down the motorway to somewhere a bit warmer!
Whatever the vacation is the associated traveling takes a lot of preparation with people buying new clothes, luggage, toiletries, sun lotions, medicines and other holiday essentials. As well as gathering all the holiday essentials there is the matter of arranging travel to and from airports, ferry terminals, train stations etc, which can involve booking taxi's, minibuses or getting a bus. After organizing travel and gathering all the holiday essentials together, travelers also have to ensure that all tickets and passports are kept safe and in date, which with a party of people can be harder than it sounds.
With so much to do one of the most important necessities of any trip can often be over looked, travel insurance! As this is something that is not required by law to travel and is often not needed it can get overlooked and forgotten about.However, failing to obtain travel insurance before any trip can be a catastrophic error should anything go wrong whilst away. Should an accident occur whilst away and the person has no travel insurance medical bills will soon add up leaving the injured party with a hefty bill to pay, potentially ruining the vacation! When you consider that travel insurance can now be obtained cheaply and conveniently there is no excuse for not having the right cover whilst on vacation.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Rising gas prices, air fares, hotel rates… bills, bills, bills… But none of these are keeping travelers off the roads to get their much deserved vacation. According to the triple-A, around 35 million Americans traveled during the Memorial Day weekend - A hundred thousand more than last year’s. The number only says that there’s no stopping the common American from hitting the road to take a break. But how does one cope with all the spending to make sure that there’s enough left to go back to the normal life they left off? How does one prepare for traveling and avoiding hassles during and after their vacation?
Hotel rates are up between 5 and 10 percent.; Airfares, 14 percent; a gallon of gas? More than a higher than last year. So what’s an American to do? Here are a few tips:
1. Awareness of Peak Travel Day Fees – Peak travel day fees are applied when there is a higher demand. These hidden travel fees increase the price of your flight, especially during the months of June, July, and August. During these months, every day is almost considered as a “peak” day. And the only way to avoid it? – postpone your vacation until the end of the summer, which is quite a hassle since you don’t want to ruin your kids’ summer vacation.
2. Bargains -- There are lots of cheap travel packages going to the Caribbean, Cancun and Las Vegas during the summer months.
3. Travel Tips from CBP – They say that people who read fast get ahead. This might be true, except for some information that you really need to remember and digest like the tips from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Here are some CBP tips that you should remember before you go:
a. Have all the required travel documents for the countries you’re visiting. To add, identification for re-entry to the U.S. Passports are also required for re-entry.
b. Declare everything you are bringing in from abroad. This includes items that are bought in a duty free shop as these items are also subject to U.S. duty fees and other restrictions.
c. Be cautious when buying something from a street vendor. Some merchandise can be classified as counterfeit or unsafe and you may have to surrender it to the CBP when you get home.
d. Know that things bought abroad for personal use or as gifts are eligible for duty exemptions. But if you’re going to resell them, they are not eligible.
e. Have a quick look at the list of prohibited merchandise (such as ivory, tortoise shell, absinthe, and counterfeit items) and restricted merchandise.
f. Be aware that many foreign-made meds are not FDA-approved. You cannot bring these meds into the U.S. Also remember that, when traveling abroad, bring only the amount of medication that you’re going to use during your trip.
g. Cuban-made products are a big no-no.
h. Don’t bring any food into the U.S. without checking to see if it’s permitted. To add, exotic pets like live birds, whether it’s for your personal use or for commercial use, may be restricted and/or quarantined.
i. You also have to remember that CBP officers can inspect you and your belongings without a warrant. This may include your luggage, vehicle, and personal searches. This is meant to enforce U.S. laws as well as protect legitimate travelers.
4. Maintain Your Tires – Most people would opt to go on a road trip instead of flying, so a good advice to take is to check if your tires are properly inflated. Estimates show that U.S. motorists could save up to 700 million gallons of gas each year just by maintaining their tires properly. To add, tuning-up and putting the correct motor oil in your car can improve fuel efficiency by up to 4 percent.
5. Find a Cheap Vacation Rental -- Looking for a cheap vacation rental near your intended destination can save you money, especially if you’re going out with a large group. Instead of booking a hotel during peak season, try to look for a vacation rental that has all the amenities that you need.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A couple of decades ago, most of the solo travellers used books or electronic gadgets like a iPod, laptop to be there travel companion as they found it better way to kill there time n loneliness while travelling all alone.
But now we see a change in the trend. Even though individuals have to go on a solo holidays they dont have to actually single. You can actually have a partner on your holiday. With a travel companion you dont have to worry about all the donts of being a single traveller. You dont have to worry about going to any restaurant, museum, art gallery, historical site all alone. So you have a travel companion without defeating the whole purpose of travelling single.
You are with some one with whom you can share your travel ideas and experiences making your solo vacation all the more exciting and beautiful. In fact the way you look at an all singles holiday would completely change if you have a travel partner who shows you around, helps you mingle with new people. You would definitely take with yourself unforgettable memories and exciting stories from your foreign destination when with your travel buddy.
Again the question arises how does one find a travel companion and even if a solo traveller finds a partner would he or she be the ideal person to holiday with? Hmmm
Well there are plenty of websites on the internet that help you choose a travel buddy just as per your needs. So whether you travelling for business or pleasure these websites give you ample of choice if you are on a look out for a holiday partner.
But all the joy and excitement of the solo holiday is taken away when you consider the cost involved in your travel. You might have to pay in doubles even when your holidaying all alone .Often you end up paying hefty single supplements.
A single supplement surcharge for most rooms or cruises is about 40% of your total cost of holidaying and its mostly not possible to argue your way out of it.
You are stuck in a situation where you dont want to cancel your solo vacation and neither you able to find some one who could share your room or cabin. In No Singles supplement holidays' the travel agencies aids the solo traveller by pairing them with other singles on holiday in to double occupancy program. Most travel companies catering to your need to find a travel partner ask you to submit a personal profile and also list the destinations you would like to visit. Gradually you start getting potentional matches as per your choose you can contact them or hold a meeting with them.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Private Jet Charter, filled by tour companies booking the charter flight as part of a package deal which includes accommodation rentals and other activities for an entire vacation. These tour companies charter an airplane for a specific day and route, and sell the seats themselves. Occasionally businesses, schools, or organizations will book a Private Jet Charter, to receive a better rate from the airline.
A Private Air Craft Charters, usually has much stricter penalties than comparable scheduled flights often with little or no refund on cancellations. Many charter airlines mitigate this by allowing you to transfer your ticket to another person for a small penalty.
Our viewpoint is simple. Air Craft charters, aim to inspire assurance in our clients by making their journey as faultless and unforced as possible from the first call to Private Air Craft Charters, to the moment they step off our luxury charter jets and provide an experience like no other.
Air Craft Charters, offer a 24 hour service, 7 days a week and availability serving most airports throughout the Australian and the Pacific region and you can be airborne with a minimum of an hour’s notice.
When purchasing Private Air Craft Charters, one can receive some astonishing deals by buying separately and waiting until the going away day is very near. This approach requires a great deal of elasticity in preparation but the ticket price can be well below cost for the airline.
While scheduled airlines can charge a premium price for tickets purchased a few days before departure, secure in the knowledge that seats will continue to fill to the last minute Air Craft Charters, are faced with the conflicting situation. Most people purchasing charter tickets buy well in move forward.
Private Air Craft Charters, knows there are many charter flight companies out there. They also know that they are unique for many reasons not the least of which are the details and services which only Australian Air Craft Charters, offers.
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