Article by Spencer Travel
If your company does a lot of business travel then it can be very beneficial to start using a specialist business travel agency. A leading corporate travel agency can save you a significant amount of time during business trips, can save you a great deal of money too, and can also help with the efficient running of your business for multiple stakeholders. These three things sound like a great deal and a significant promise that you could be forgiven for being skeptical about. Because of that, this article aims to show you explicitly how a specialist corporate travel agency can deliver on all three of these promises.
Who Might a Business Travel Agency Benefit?
1. Business Travellers themselves…
For those people in a business who do a lot of travelling, chances are they love their jobs. But sometimes things can get stressful. A change of plans can lead to an unfamiliar itinerary and a bout of unwanted stress that is caused by worrying about the smooth running of your travel plans. With a specialist corporate travel agency you can have peace of mind that whatever happens to your plans you’ll be in the know and on top of things. This allows you to concentrate on the important things – the business at hand. This level of uncompromisable customer service and support comes as standard.
2. Finance and your Accountants…
Business travel is not cheap and value for money is everything for your finance department. A 28-day advance ticket might be attractive for your bottom line but if one of your colleges misses a flight that requires renegotiating a ticket will be a major headache. A business travel expert can avert these problems and find you the most cost-effective AND time-effective flights on offer. Furthermore, with a business travel agency you’ll also get a level of accountability by knowing exactly where people are and when, and the cost of their travel. To top things off you’ll receive comprehensive automated reports detailing all of this vital information.
3. Those Admin People…
It is the job of the “unsung people” in an organization to arrange your company’s business travel. This is a tall order with a number of complex issues that will probably be encountered. Allowing them to use a corporate travel agency will mean they have unfettered access and support from experienced corporate travel consultants. In the space of one phone call all flights, transfers, accommodation, and transport can be arranged that will definitely impress your business colleagues.
A business travel agency becomes a logical option for a number of companies if they can deliver all those core benefits to the groups outlined above.
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Article by James T Pereira
The number of people who travel has exploded in the past 5 years due to the rise of budget carriers. People who would never have been able to afford flying to far off destinations because of the high cost associated with full carrier airlines in the past are now able to fly cheaply. There is even an airline that was launched in Malaysia some years ago, Air Asia, that has it’s tagline as, “Now Everyone Can Fly.” The expansion of air travel has been more phenomenal in Asia than in Europe or the US in these past few years.
This increase in travelers brings with it, its own set of problems. People are traveling to countries with endemic diseases that the travelers have no natural immunity against. For example, malaria is not endemic in the US and Europe but is an everyday event in Africa and certain Asian countries. Therefore travelers from the US would not have any immunity from this disease if they are infected with the malaria agent.
Travelers are one of the biggest transmitters of infectious diseases. Transmission of such diseases is even more rampant and fast because of air travel. It’s like air travel has unleashed the infectious agents onto the world. Recall the speed with which SARS spread from Hong Kong to Canada – within 5 days of its recognition.
In order to avoid personal infection and therefore avoid becoming a carrier of disease, it’s only judicious that travelers avail themselves of the following information for personal protection.
1. Find out the diseases prevalent in the country traveling to at the time of visit2. Check if they need to be vaccinated against the diseases endemic in this country because some diseases only affect those of a particular age range3. Check if they have been vaccinated before for these diseases4. Check if they need to revaccinate, if they have already received the vaccine before. Some vaccines need boosters or revaccination after some years and others don’t.5. Equip oneself with a medical travel kit that contains relevant medical accessories and medication.If they ascertain that they need to be vaccinated, then ideally they should vaccinate 14 days before embarking on the preferred mode of travel. This is to ensure that the measure of antibodies achieve the optimum levels before travel. Some vaccines take only 7 days to achieve maximum levels and others up to 14 days. Oftentimes the rate of antibody production depends on the efficiency of each person’s physiological makeup. So 14 days is a general rule of thumb. However, if the ideal cannot be adhered to, vaccination even on the day of travel is advisable – the philosophy being, better late than never! Vaccination is akin to an insurance policy.
Here are some vaccines that are considered travel vaccines. They may not be considered travel vaccines for denizens of the country where the disease is endemic.â€¢ Influenza – for those traveling from one hemisphere to the other during the winter of the destination countryâ€¢ Travelers diarrhea â€¢ Choleraâ€¢ Typhoidâ€¢ Hepatitis Aâ€¢ Hepatitis Bâ€¢ Japanese encephalitisâ€¢ Meningococcal A,C,W,Yâ€¢ Polioâ€¢ Rabiesâ€¢ Tetanusâ€¢ Yellow Feverâ€¢ Diphtheriaâ€¢ Pertussisâ€¢ Lyme diseaseâ€¢ Tick-borne encephalitisâ€¢ Measles-Mumps-Rubella
Generally anyone can receive these vaccines if it’s appropriate for their age. People who have an allergy to specific components of the vaccine should not receive the vaccine, so be sure to inform the healthcare professional of such allergy status. Pregnant women are usually discouraged from vaccines unless there is a life threatening need. Having fever rules out vaccination during the episode.
I hope you have an enjoyable and safe travel trip. For hundreds more travel related tips visit 100s Of Travel Tips.
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James T Pereira has spent 21 years in the pharmaceutical industry communicating with healthcare professionals and consumers within the following fields of medicine – cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, pain management, dermatology, central nervous system and infectious diseases.
Article by sandeep godiyal
Almost every European country currently has at least one no additions budget airline. Easy Jet and Ryan Air are becoming healthy known and well-liked in Great Britain and in Ireland. Germany has four or five low cost airlines and disgraceful airfare specialists.
Meanwhile, in Sweden, SAS have just launched their own budget offshoot called Snowflake. At initial look the fares that these airlines charge can seem incredibly low; Ryan Air have given their flights missing almost for free in the past – although you still have to pay the airport levy of around twenty UK pounds. But where’s the catch? Is there a catch?
Can you really vacation Europe by air without spending a fortune? Here is the deal if you want to vacation Europe on a cheap budget:
Firstly, the low fares airlines in Europe nearly always use out of city provincial airports – often about forty or fifty miles from the respective city centers. This can add up to two hours of vacation time to your journey at each end. You also have to pay for the bus or train connection to get from your airport to the city center. Make sure you add this price in to the cost of your ticket when comparing prices among cheap airfare deals and the prices thrilling by the conventional airlines. In most cases the main airlines fly you into the city center airport and therefore cut your vacation time and the cost of any spare transport.
If you are unsuccessful sufficient to miss a trip then you could literally be stuck in a very rural airport during the night with all the food outlets closed down and no way to get back to the town or the city. Secondly, you only obtain what you disburse for. The European budget airlines can offer no in-flight service for foodstuff and drinks. Or, if they do, they will charge you for it at a premium rate. Coffee, sandwiches and beer may be very pricey indeed. To be fair, many of the flights are only of an hour or two’s duration so snacks and drinks may not be such a big deal.If you want read more about european vacation and travel europe package information please browse http://www.europeanvacation2.com
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Article by Lorena Rivas
Discover all the charm, beauty and history that Venice has to offer. Venice is the capital of Veneto and is located in Northern Italy. It is considered to be one of the world’s most romantic destinations, making this a must-see on your travels through Europe.
Venice is best described by an aggregation of romantic adjectives that complete justice to the impeccable countenance and postcard beauty of the Italian stunner. The Venice 7 day itinerary gives visitors a helpful week-long plan to enjoy the attractions of this mesmerizing and quintessentially European destination.
The Grand CanalTake a vaporetto (traditional boat) and experience the grandeur and often documented beauty of the enchanting canal of Venice. Watch masterpieces of Renaissance architecture along with vintage administrative buildings and erstwhile homes and markets. The striking gondolas that pass through the canal waterways also provide a super romantic backdrop to the sightseeing session. There is the Ca’ da Mosto, a structure with gorgeous round arches and Ca d’Oro, a Gothic edifice that radiates classic beauty and timeless elegance with its heavy Byzantine influences. There are several attractive Palazzos on the canal sightseeing trip including the celebrated Palazzo Corner and Grimani dj San Luca.
St Mark’s SquareSt Mark’s Square is the epicenter of tourist activity in Venice and is a landmark location for housing the foremost church and citadel in the city. The Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo’s foundations were laid on this buzzing Venice hotspot. The Basilica features a Byzantine relief molded in gold and embellished with expensive stones. The square has several street-side cafes and the Archeological Museum. Visit the Bell Tower, an imposing 97 meter architectural marvel erected in the mid 9 th century that provides a nice vista of the St. Mark Square and surrounding churches and homes. Move to the Clock Tower, another magnificent structure (located in San Marco) dominating the skyline of Venice. The structure was constructed in 15 th century and sports intricate bronze figures.
Accademia Visit Accademia (located at Dorsoduro 1055)-a vast storehouse of one of the finest and rarest collection of art in Europe. The gallery traces exquisite art pieces from the 14 th century going up to the era of modern art and displays works of maestros like Giovanni Bellini, Paolo Veronese, Lorenzo Lotto, Tintoretto and many more. Move to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to witness one of the most brilliant depictions of modern art amassed by a rich heiress. The contemporary art ghetto illustrates and traces art movements from Abstraction and Cubism to Surrealism and European.
Day 4- Murano Glass FactoryVisit the Murano Glass Factory and watch Venetian glassblowers blow and fire glass to lend it an artistic touch. Visitors can even book for a glassblowing learning session and take a tour of more than a dozen factories housed within the sprawling complex. There are about 45-50 shops in the factory that sell some of the most beautiful pieces of glass art.
RialtoVisit Rialto, a destination that plays to a largely tourist population. The foremost bridge on the Grand Canal was built at this commercial hub and has been reinstated by a fine-looking arch design of the Antonio da Ponte. The place played host to a lively fruit and vegetable market in the 11th century that though not in existence today, has left its spirited and bustling appeal intact.
Basilica Dei FrariVisit the grand Gothic wonder that was erected in the late 14 th century and is popular today as the burial location of the Venetian artist Antonio Canova. The church displays marvelous pieces of art created by a gamut of artistic legends. Move to Palazzo Ducale, which is a nice marble Gothic structure that is the residence of the elected dukes. The mammoth edifice is a crown on Venice’s landscape and looks magnificent during sunset.
Lido IslandMake a trip to the swanky Lido Island, a 12 kilometer stretch of fine sand, featuring a host of activities like tennis, golf, horse-riding, clay-pigeon shooting and other recreational and entertainment attractions. There is an indoor games zone for kids along with an auditorium that hosts the International Film Festival held in the town in August-September.
Venice is a picturesque montage of classic art, immortal beauty, Victorian sophistication and a seamless architectural heritage that draws hordes of tourists to the city that basks in the glow of timeless love and romance.AccommodationsActually Bed and Breakfast in Venice are a type of accommodation offering much more comfort and amenities than those designed by its name: luggage storage, bed linen and towels; car parkings and safe-deposit boxes in some cases, laundry service an cots sometimes .Bathrooms are not always inside the room, but several Bed & Breakfast in Venice include them as standard service. Breakfast may be served at the rooms or, sometimes, at the gardens or terraces, with lovely views to the belfry of Chiesa dei Frari.When travelling to Italy you may stay in a Bed & Breakfast in Venice choosing among the possibilities offered : located in Mestre, in the central area of the modern distict of Venice, located ay only 10 minutes by bus from Marco Polo Airport; close to the itneresting touristic sites like Piazza San Marco, at a short distance from the well-known Ponte di Rialto, Casa di Goldoni; in the sunny Campo San Polo, close to San Silvestro stop; at 5 minutes from the Biennale-Giardini entrance or Piazza Santa Elena.
If you want to get from your bed and breakfast in Venice to any other place in the “Repubblica Marinara” the habitual way is on foot, or along the canals by gondolas or vaporettos -kind of public barge equivalent to a bus-. Venice Card includes free use of public transport services, access to public toilets and discounts in its Blue version. If you decide to buy the Venice Card Orange you will enjoy the same benefits but including free entrance to the municipal museums (Musei Civici Veneziani), churches of the Chorus circuit and discounts in other museums in Venice.
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Dance Umbrella festival 2011, is the most aviated festival that will offer an open platform to all the world’s contemporary dancers and choreographers to show their best. Participants and tourists from across the world travel though business class air flights to be a part of this mega event.
The Dance Umbrella festival is one of the unique festivals, which is organized at the Auckland Park in Johannesburg. The distinctive dance festival is an open platform where the world’s best dancers land in the city through business class flights to perform solo and community group, contemporary dance. The platform offers a great opportunity to all the young choreographers and professional practitioners to show their talent.
The annual festival was organized to create a space for new work and to develop contemporary dance in South Africa. Many airways such as United Airline, Delta Airlines and others offer fabulous flight deals on the business class tickets and on other air tickets to Johannesburg. World’s renowned contemporary artists participate in this mega event and present their unique performances during the entire two week festival.
The Dance Umbrella Festival, 2011 that will begin from 24th February until 6th March will gather all the distinctive cultures of the world at one platform. World’s travel industry, especially, airlines will be offering discounts on their air flights that will include the first class flights, business class flights and other air flights to Johannesburg. A few will also offer premium economy class to provide the best facilities to passengers who will fly to Johannesburg and experience the aura of the event.
The outstanding contemporary dance performances, Afro-fusions, picturesque background, and live shows will create an absolutely different scenario in the city. The visiting guests who will travel through international airlines that will include business class airlines and other air line flights will experience the most impressive dance performances, which will be performed by the known artists from across the world.
Debate and conferences on the theme of South African and contemporary dance will be organized at several venues in the city. Many business flights will offer venue brochures to all the passengers who will book business class seats to Johannesburg. The festival will also include a series of master classes that will be organized for the upcoming choreographers and dancers, and training programs for arts administrators and stage technicians.
The Dance Umbrella 2011 festival is sponsored by the world’s best business tycoons who also travel through business class airlines to Johannesburg. The event also draws the home visitors who visit Johannesburg through affordable or cheap domestic flights to be a part of the mega event. Although, there are many travel companies that will offer air tickets to the city but Fare Buzz, one of the leading travel company in America will offer fabulous airline discounts on business tickets and other air line flight tickets.
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Article by Kathy Singer
Ah, with the stress of the wedding over, it is now time to enjoy well-deserved romantic honeymoon getaways. Where you and your spouse decide to venture is dependent on several factors, but what is most important is that the romantic honeymoon destination you choose has all the elements of what you and your partner agree is romantic as well as providing long lasting special memories.
Travel agents will agree there are a couple of romantic honeymoon getaways that top the most popular honeymoon destinations. Those include the well-traveled areas of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii and with so much to offer in each one of these locations it is no wonder why they remain so popular.
If you and your partner agree that your romantic honeymoon getaways should be in a warm and tropical place then you can’t go wrong with a trip to Jamaica, Cancun, or Maui.
With hotels and resorts offering special discounts for honeymooners you can also save money on booking ahead of time or buying an all-inclusive romantic honeymoon getaways package. Packages reduce the stress of planning your trip and typically include such things as drinks, meals, and special outings.
Depending on your budget and the amount of time you have for vacation, you and your partner might want to consider taking a longer or more extensive holiday. Some honeymooners venture to Japan, Bali, Thailand, or Greece for their romantic honeymoon getaways.
These exotic romantic honeymoon getaways can increase the romance as well as provide a bit of adventure. Travel beyond your hotel and explore the surrounding region or relax indoors with the many amenities your hotel has to offer.
Whether you decide to choose traditional romantic honeymoon getaways or go off the beaten path it is important that you and your partner first decide where you would like to go. Make a list of your top five favorite locations and check to see if you and your partner have any of the same spots.
If not, it is always possible to agree on a type of location for your romantic honeymoon getaways – do you want to go to a warm climate, cold climate, expensive or inexpensive, nearby or an adventure.
Once you and your partner have decided on the romantic honeymoon getaways you would like to visit, check out the many online websites for special deals. With so many deals to almost every destination in the world it shouldn’t be hard for you to arrange all the details of your vacation online. Plus, booking online helps you save money rather than visiting a costly travel agency.
Whether swinging in a hammock on the Maya Rivera or climbing the Wall of China, your romantic honeymoon getaways should have all the elements of romance that both you and your partner agree on. With so many special destinations to choose from, no matter where you decide to vacation you are assured to have those special memories to last a life time.
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Have you ever realized that now is the perfect time to find the sweetest Asia cruise deals?
It’s easier than ever to be able to jump aboard a cruise to Southeast Asia, so if you are the type of person who is looking for a very exciting and non-conventional travel experience, you should maybe decide to take advantage of some of the best Asia cruise deals.
Nature has blessed this region of the world creating a spectacular natural scenery, and its ancient inhabitants knew to garnish all this greatness by building majestic pieces of architecture.
But Southeast Asia has something more than just amazing relics from the past. In this place the visitor also is able to come across ultra modern high-rise buildings and have a rip-roaring good time in the countless bars and discos which are part of its thrilling nightlife.
In terms of natural beauty, you will easily gape at the sensuality of its forests, tropical jungles and white sandy beaches.
With so many alternatives, it might seem a little obvious to say that this is a world of travel opportunities. But the reality is that Asia has something to suit all tastes, needs, and budgets… be it a typical tourist looking for sort of conventional experiences, an adventurer with backpack, or a lone traveler.
Plus, when you venture aboard a cruise ship to Southeast Asia you can actually start living the good life right away, without having to wait to reach the destination points to enjoy, since you will count on the excellent service offered by the most featured cruise companies, which will provide you with generous entertainment options.Some of these options are casinos, nightclubs, swimming pools, theatres and quality restaurants.
You can dance for hours in the night, gamble a little bit, enjoy a professional show, or simply lie in the sun while meeting nice people and waiting for the beautiful sunsets.
And remember, all of this is at the present time a truly affordable choice.
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Article by Carl Walker
Thinking about overseas adventure travel? Have you put any thought into the best places to go when it comes to overseas adventure travel? Nepal is one of the most popular places of all, when you visit this magical country you will have the best adventures right there at your doorstep. Only overseas adventure travel in Nepal will give you these kinds of opportunities so if this is not on your list of possible places to visit yet then now is the time to put it on there!
In Nepal your overseas adventure travel is going to be fascinating. You will get to see the Himalayan Mountains and experience all that the rich Nepalese culture has to offer. They are an amazing people who have managed to hang on to their own culture and beliefs longer than most other countries. When overseas adventure travel takes you to Nepal you will have the chance to see all of the fantastic and one of a kind lakes and forests and you can even spend days or weeks camping out in their forests with a specialized guide. And the waterfalls in Nepal are to die for, you will never see anything more gorgeous in your life as their waterfalls! This should be at the top of your overseas adventure travel destination list for sure!
When you get into overseas adventure travel you are going to have to bring your own supplies, at least some of them. For example your hiking boots are a must, as well as special jackets and such. These can literally save your life when you are out there in the wilderness so don’t forget them when you are packing for your overseas adventure travel.
When you get to Nepal you will find that the most popular of all overseas adventure travel there is trekking. Thousands of people come to this fabulous country each year to trek through the mountains and the forests. You will generally go trekking with a group of people, most of them visitors in overseas adventure travel as well. You will all have a trained and specialized guide to take you on your trek and this trek can last from a day to weeks, all depending on the what kind of overseas adventure travel you are interested in.
Those who run the trekking will usually bring along their own staff, this staff is there to help you with anything that you need and to carry all of the camping gear. They will often even carry your bag for you when you go on this kind of overseas adventure travel. They are simply there to make your trip and trek easier and more fun and relaxing. This overseas adventure travel staff will also be the people who cook for you each day and who set up and break down the camp when called for.
There is no better place to go for your overseas adventure travel than Nepal. It is a friendly and hospitable place where you can get back to nature and enjoy the wonders of the world through overseas adventure travel.
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Article by George Sandler
Traveling is an example of the best perks in life. But naturally, everyone knows how international flights can be too pricey and agonizing on the pocket.
These are some tips you may use to help find a great cheap international airfare. There’s actually no fixed price on tickets, so the simplest way to go about it is to keep a tab on the price changes. The latter would help you gauge how much budget you can really distribute for airfare. In addition, be mindful of visitor top seasons. Some travel destinations become so popular on an once a year basis. For example, Paris can become a traveller love spot in the month of Feb. This is perhaps because the town is legendary for its romantic mood and its familiar destinations well-suited for honeymooners and couples alike.
Traveling with a family demands that you book ahead. Booking 2 weeks before your exit can turn out to be a less expensive solution. That is because popular flights often increase their rates when the date is close at hand. Especially weekend flights are known to experience such changes. So if you are planning to fly on a weekend, don’t waste time and end up a good reservation before it is too late.
International travels are sometimes planned and you know which date you would be flying back, so get a return ticket rather than one-way. Also, search on the web for return flight days. Typically if a return flight is on a weekday it’ll cost you much lesser than if it is on Sat. or Sun.. One vital tip, is that you need to educate yourself about the best periods to buy tickets. You should balance the period of purchasing your airline tickets with how much tangible budget you have at that point.
Sure, the period is good and the costs are great but if you don’t have enough savings yet, you will not be in a position to afford it. If you can’t afford it yet, you may opt to make reservations first and pay the amount in full as fast as you’ve got the required budget. Keep a track of these locations and see whether one of these days they list the country or town where you would like to go. These travel agencies are becoming popular day by day and due to this reason there’s a lot of competition going on. Just follow these simple tips and you are sure to uncover a cheap airline in just a few hours of search.
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