Travel Deals

Last – Minute Travel Deals

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Today there are many interesting travel deals; you can go on cruises with great discount, very cheap flights, even luxurious really cheap deals etc. Among the most exceptional travel deals are those that come in the last minute, and if you try and look harder on the internet you can find really cheap last minute deals. Last minute travel deals can be really cheap and are more for those that are more adventurous and open – minded.

When you are looking for last minute travel deals, if you have a certain destination in mind, you should focus on it and do research about the deals in that region, look for places that are near the location you want to visit, because some less commercialized and less popular places are much cheaper than top tourist attractions, and you can move from your staying place to your goal destination by public transport or rented bike, motorbike or car.

It is advised that you look for last minute deals in organized vacations in package tours, it can be cruises or group trips and when someone cancels the agents are looking for someone to quickly fill the place and prices are getting really low in this case. You can also visit travel agencies and notify them that you can attend such trips so they can offer you the deal first. Another way to find last minute deals is to look for online communities for this sort of deals, when it comes to last minute travel deals you should be more open and grab the opportunities. Be sure to have all that you need for a trip at your home, so you can get ready fast and be able to leave as soon as possible.

Business Travel

Business travel to Brazil

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As the economy of the South American continent is getting stronger and stronger, there are more and more business travelers that are on a visit in one of the countries, and most of the visits are in one of the largest by population countries in the world, Brazil. Brazil is now becoming one of the largest economies in the world and it is a market that should be seriously be considered as one of the most important in the world, and this is the main reason why many business travelers are visiting the country.

When a business traveler arrives in Brazil his mission is either a visit on the trade shows and fairs, which are very common to cities like Sao Paolo, but also a visit in the Brazilian companies, where foreign businessmen are appreciated and well received. If you plan a business trip to Brazil you should only care not to visit during the big holidays, such as the Carnaval. Beside the above mentioned Sao Paolo, another famous but also good business destination is Rio de Janeiro, there are 2 airports in each of the cities so flying to these cities will not be a problem.

The biggest and most important business center in Brazil is Sao Paolo; it is where most of the business travelers head to. Business meetings in Brazil are not much different from most of the modern countries, such as USA, business attire is suit and it is becoming even more informal, expect the meeting to be over lunch or dinner. If you go in the medium or the smaller cities expect to be invited for lunch or dinner in the host’s homes and with their families, this is where the real bonds are made.

Business Travel

Business travel – tips

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When you are doing business, traveling for conducting business it is a common and it may happen very often, so there are many tips on how to ease your business trip and make it more pleasurable and interesting adventure.  So here are few tips that may help you when organizing and during the trip.

When packing your bag be sure to take the necessary clothes, you can check the weather conditions of your destination and take appropriate clothes, do not take clothes or accessories that you might not use, because of the extra luggage fees flying companies are charging.  When packing you should be sure to place your documents in an envelope that you can easily spot, so when you need them you can get them out quickly, having a copy of all your documents is very good option.

Business trip can be organized online, there are rental car companies and you can find them on the internet, whether you are looking for regular car or you need to impress your business partner and rent more luxurious cars all can be easily arranged on the internet.

When going abroad or in locations that are far from your home, check the health conditions in the country you are visiting, take necessary vaccinations, insect repellents or any other medicaments. If you are traveling for longer periods and your travels are frequent be sure to wear comfortable clothes and you can buy travel socks. There are studies that show that around 20 % of the business travelers catch cold, so take some vitamins and minerals too, and pack some healthy snacks such as granola bars and fruits like apples, enough for the flight. Take some reading material with you, so you can relax before sleeping.

Backpacking

Backpackers in New Zealand

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New Zealand is one of the most famous countries for filming locations, and on the islands of New Zealand several blockbusters were filmed including the three parts of The Lord of the Rings, the Star Wars series, and the Hobbit who was entirely filmed on the island, the North and the South islands. In these movies you can see the majestic scenery of the country, great mountains with snowy peaks and beautiful green hills, and beneath them plains of green and the sight of the sea.

If these were enough reasons to visit New Zealand, grab you backpack and start to explore the islands, you will experience beautiful nature untouched by human hand, hiking and tracking on the numerous trails and tracks in the mountains, there are also tours that offer visits to the filming locations of the lord of the rings. While you are in the mountains and in nature you can see the abundant and unique flora and fauna of these most remote regions of the world. If you are more into walking and sightseeing head to the capital city of Wellington which quite cheap, yet beautiful, there are several museums that deserve to be seen in the city.

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Although New Zealand’s tourism is on the rise, prices are not that expensive and this is especially good for backpackers and those travelling on a low budget.  There are many bus lines on the islands that are cheap and perfect for backpackers, trains are also good option for moving around the island. When it comes to accommodation, hostels are the first choice of backpackers, it is cheap and it is a great way to make new friends from all around the world, and hostels in New Zealand offer many extras. There are many possibilities and things to be done in New Zealand for everyone.

Backpacking

Backpackers in New Zealand

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New Zealand is one of the most famous countries for filming locations, and on the islands of New Zealand several blockbusters were filmed including the three parts of The Lord of the Rings, the Star Wars series, and the Hobbit who was entirely filmed on the island, the North and the South islands. In these movies you can see the majestic scenery of the country, great mountains with snowy peaks and beautiful green hills, and beneath them plains of green and the sight of the sea.

If these were enough reasons to visit New Zealand, grab you backpack and start to explore the islands, you will experience beautiful nature untouched by human hand, hiking and tracking on the numerous trails and tracks in the mountains, there are also tours that offer visits to the filming locations of the lord of the rings. While you are in the mountains and in nature you can see the abundant and unique flora and fauna of these most remote regions of the world. If you are more into walking and sightseeing head to the capital city of Wellington which quite cheap, yet beautiful, there are several museums that deserve to be seen in the city.

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Although New Zealand’s tourism is on the rise, prices are not that expensive and this is especially good for backpackers and those travelling on a low budget.  There are many bus lines on the islands that are cheap and perfect for backpackers, trains are also good option for moving around the island. When it comes to accommodation, hostels are the first choice of backpackers, it is cheap and it is a great way to make new friends from all around the world, and hostels in New Zealand offer many extras. There are many possibilities and things to be done in New Zealand for everyone.

Air Travel

Fly to Paris

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The hometown of many French writers and historically important characters, of many movie actors and singers, the city of great architecture and some of the greatest and majestic museums is Paris. The capital city of France is one of the most famous cities in the whole world, but it is also one of the most expensive cities. This is why, especially when you travel on a tight budget, you should try to lower your expenses when it comes to travel costs, cutting on costs for air tickets to Paris is important because Paris is one of the most expensive cities in the world.

So if you plan to visit Paris be sure to explore more and find yourself an air ticket on acceptable price. If you plan to visit during winter or autumn you can find much cheaper flights, almost any flying company includes flying to Paris and many low – cost companies are travelling to Paris also. In order to have a much cheaper flight, the best solution always is to book the flight as early as possible, because of the discounts offered on an early booking.

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There are three international airports in or near Paris, Charles de Gaulle International Airport is the major airport of the city, Orly and Beauvais are the other two. Once you have arrived on the airport, you can take a bus to the center of the city and it takes half an hour to hour, there are frequent traffic jams on the roads. The train takes you to the center of the city for a little more than half an hour and it is one of the cheaper transports, although everything in Paris is expensive and prices in the airport are really high.

 

Travel Deals

La Tomatina – Valencia

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La Tomatina is a festival held in the town of Bunol, Valencia in the country of Spain. The date of the festival differs as it is held at the last Wednesday of August each year, and the festival is also known as the biggest food fight in the world. The festival has its origins back from the 1945 and it has been held ever since, it began with a tomato fight amongst little children.

Although the fight last for one day, the festival itself goes for a week and it features many activities and events, such as dancing and music, parades, fireworks, cooking competitions etc. Because the town of Bunol is small and because of the fact that many locals, but now also many tourists from all around the world, come to visit the festival, accommodation is hard to be found during the festival, this is why many tourists stay in Valencia and travel to Bunol, which is less than 40 km distance.

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The main event happens at the last Wednesday of August and it begins in 9 o’clock at the center of the town, where pastries and delicacies are given to the visitors as breakfast. At 11 o’clock trucks with tomatoes arrive at the center of the town, a soap greased pole is erected where a leg of ham is hanged, when someone is brave and strong enough to climb and take the ham, the festival is ready to start. The start is announced with water cannons and the battle begins. It is allowed to throw only tomatoes and smash them a before throwing them, participants are also advised to wear goggles. After one hour of tomato projectiles the festival fight ends again with the signal of the water cannons. After this participants go to wash themselves in the river or where they are accommodated and authorities immediately start the cleaning of the town.

Destinations

Vietnam – new tourist destination

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Vietnam is an eastern Asian country, and it is among the most populated countries in the world. When it comes to the name of Vietnam, everyone connects it with the Vietnam War and the American intervention in this war. But this country has much more to offer than history connected to the war, and this is why Vietnam is now one of the most visited countries in Asia. Aside from places that are connected with the war, there are many architectural building to visit in the country, spectacular natural beaches and beautiful natural sites such as rice field and rivers.

If you are in Vietnam one place that you should surely visit is the descending dragon, this is the meaning of the Ha Long Bay, there are over 3000 islands here that promise wonderful time and many activities such as swimming and water sports, exploring beautiful nature etc. If you are interested solely in beaches than you should visit the Danang beach; with nine resorts of beaches and many establishments that serve typical Vietnam cuisine.

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Hanoi is the capital city of the county, although it is not the biggest. Hanoi is the cultural and historical center in Vietnam, there are many French colonial buildings to see, especially in the French Quarter, where the old building are well preserved and with the many small streets  it reminds of a typical French suburb. There is a beautiful lake in the center of the city where you can stop to relax and enjoy. If you are interested into royal history of the country you should visit the Hoa Lu, the ancient royal complex, dedicated to the King Dihn and Le, who lived in the 10th century. In the southern part of the country is the Mekong Delta, where you can see diverse flora and fauna and engage in many activities.

Destinations

The diverse Venezuela

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Venezuela is located country on the north of the South American continent at the coast of Atlantic ocean, it is a country with great biodiversity, on the west side of the country are located the Andes while on the south is the Amazon Basin and its rainforest and in the east is the Orinoco river and its delta. Because of this there is an abundant flora and fauna, with many unique animals to see, like the Amazon River dolphins, manatees and the Orinoco crocodiles, jaguars in the rainforests and cloud forests, there are also many thousands species of orchids in the forests, which are spectacular and endemic.

Venezuela, although it has great resources, especially of oil, is not really well developed and standards are not that good, however there are many spectacular things to visit in the country. The country western side is where the Andes are, there are great for those that like to go on hiking, those who enjoy nature, there are many waterfalls and rivers in the region and beautiful forests. The capital city of Caracas is one of the main tourist attractions, it is the political center of the country and there are many famous South American people born in the city, the city has a cable car that heads to the mountain and it offers spectacular sights of the city.

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If you get tired from sightseeing in the cities or wandering in the rainforest, head to the island of Margarita, north of the Atlantic coast of the country. This is a tropic island with many beautiful beaches and clear waters, where you can go for sunbathing, swimming, diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other watersports.  Another interesting location is the Los Roques archipelago where you can do many water sports, observe bird and wildlife or go fishing. Venezuela has great potentials that are yet to be explored and presented to the world, so you won’t regret if you visit it.

Backpacking

Backpacking South America

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The South American countries are among the cheapest countries in the world, almost all of the countries offer great diversity of flora and fauna, spectacular natural sights and one of the greatest natural systems – the Amazonian rainforest, South American and Latin people are especially friendly and kind hearted, this and many more are the reasons why you should grab your backpack and visit the South American continent.

Backpacking in the South America can be very cheap; the only places where you should be more cautious about prices are the popular tourist countries, such as Brazil and Chile, while in countries like Bolivia and Columbia you can expect low costs. When you are visiting foreign country you should always check the currency and the exchange rate, because in countries like those in Latin America you can easily be tricked.  Good information to be noted is the weather condition in the locations you are planning to visit, especially because they can vary a lot.

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South America offers spectacular sight whether you go hiking in the greatest range of mountains in the America , the Andes, or you go hiking and exploring in the Amazon rainforests there is much to be seen, so be sure to take a camera with you, there will be many and beautiful photography and with them memories. But when it comes to wearing a camera in most of the poorer parts of the continent be sure to hide it well, do the same with all your valuable accessories and documents and cash, be sure to have them at a secure place.

When you explore the continent be sure to try the local delicacies, tropical fruits, seafood, Argentina’s steaks etc. Also be sure to visit the many local bars where you can try great variety of cocktails for cheap prices.

Air Travel

Air travel to Stockholm

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    One of the most popular cities in Europe, an important historical and cultural center of the northern Europe and probably on the Scandinavian Peninsula is the capital city of the Kingdom of Sweden. If you have decided to visit Stockholm, and there are many reasons to do it, you should know that prices in the city are above the average priced of Europe, but when it comes to air travel, competition has made air travel prices quite cheap, so visiting Stockholm by plane may be the cheapest, fastest and safest way.

Around forty kilometers north of the city of Stockholm is the ARN, the Stockholm – Arlanda International Airport, where your demand is served by more than sixty major airlines, such as KLM, British Airlines etc. SAS, or the Scandinavian Airlines are the domestic carrier of Sweden and Scandinavia, and offer many routes on the peninsula and abroad. Another local airline option is the Norwegian Airlines, which is also offering cheap flights to many major European places.    

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    Upon arriving at the airport, visitors can rent a car at the car rental companies which are located at the airport, public transport is the other option and it includes taxi, train or bus. There are airport coaches that are arriving and departing regularly, at every 10 – 15 minutes, and are one of the best options for moving around.    

Some of the cheaper flying companies, such as Ryanair and Wizz Air are arriving at the airport of Skavsta, which is more than an hour drive to Stockholm, but this is compensated with the cheaper price of the ticket. Other airports near the city of Stockhold include the Vasteras Airport and the Bromma Airport, Bromma is the most central of all airports, but ii is mainly about internal flights.