Monday, 31 October 2011

Greenwich is in top 10 travel hotspots for 2012

Top 10 travel hotspots for 2012. 

A WORLD-RENOWNED travel guide has named Greenwich as one of the top ten global destinations for 2012.

Frommer’s called Greenwich “one of London’s most historic areas”, with the “city’s lifeblood, the River Thames... allowing Greenwich to reinvent itself continually.”

It is the only UK destination on the list, highlighted by the guide for its maritime Unesco heritage site, naval history and baroque facades by legendary architects like Wren, Hawksmoor, and Vanburgh.

Along with established sites like the Old Royal Naval College and Observatory, the area is also praised for the world class views from Greenwich Park across to the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.

Author Mark Henshall writes: “In 2012 Greenwich celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Olympic events and even gets London's brand-new cable car.

“But to get a real feel of the place just jump on a Thames Clipper boat and just go with the flow.”

The area is known internationally as the home of Greenwich Mean Time, one of a number of tourist attractions.

Before, during and after the Games, held between July and September, a cultural festival will also be held on the borough’s streets, including Greenwich Festivals, which will be celebrating the cultural vibrancy of the area.

Greenwich Council is hoping for a boost in tourist numbers after making the list, with tourism being worth £744m to the local economy, and a source of around 8,000 jobs.

Leader of Greenwich Council Councillor Chris Roberts said: “It is very gratifying that Frommer’s have this year chosen to highlight Greenwich as a top-ten attraction. It is a fitting time to take centre stage.

“Travellers from across the globe should know that in Greenwich they will receive a warm welcome, as they discover the richness and diversity of our visitor attractions.”

Already live in Greenwich? Frommer’s recommends these…

- Bay of Fundy, Canada.

“One of the world’s most dynamic and dramatic coastlines”

- Beirut, Lebanon.

“An enticing combination of French designer boutiques, private beach clubs, cutting-edge galleries and magnificent third-century mosaics”

- Chongqing, China.

“Offers a captivating glimpse of modern China - the good, the gritty and the glamorous.”

- Curacao, Caribbean Sea.

“Curvaceous white beaches, cerulean seas, and a coral reef brimming with marine life”

- Fukuoka, Japan.

“A model green city”

- Ghana.

“Embraces traditional and contemporary cultures as well as beaches and safaris.”

- Girona, Spain.

“Packs a cultural punch that is the envy of many a larger destination.”

- Kansas City, USA.

“New hot spots join a long list of terrific Kansas City attractions.”

- Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

“Sublime beaches, a unique cuisine, joyous fiestas and exotic wildlife.”

Hope this info is useful for us for travel dan holidays.

By James Crouch

Sunday, 30 October 2011

London's East End hot pick for investment

London's East End is hot pick for investment as the borough ranked top 10 destination of 2012, report Property Frontiers.

Investors considering buying in the Capital should take a second look at the Royal Borough of Greenwich in the East End of London, ranked by Frommers, the worldwide travel guide, as one of the Top 10 Destinations of 2012.

Sitting alongside exotic global destinations such as Ghana and Beirut, Greenwich, often considered to be the gateway to the East End of London, is set to enjoy its time in the limelight even further next year due to the numerous Summer Olympic events happening right on its doorstep.

Ray Withers, Director of investment experts, Property Frontiers, comments:

"We are delighted to see that the East End of London and indeed Greenwich receive internal accolade for its touristic appeals.

"The area as a whole has developed considerably in the last two decades with the establishment of the Canary Wharf financial centre, revitalisation of the Docklands, expansion of London City Airport and the Olympic Site having a very positive impact.

"It is certainly one area which holds a great deal of interest both to us and our clients."

An up and coming tourist destination within London, if you get under the skin of Greenwich it is easy to see why this 'little green patch' of London has been given such an exciting accolade.

Greenwich was the main naval centre of England in the 18th and 19th centuries and is steeped in history, to the point that it is now an UNESCO heritage site.

The architecture is awash with remarkable baroque facades by architects such as Wren, Hawksmoor, and Vanburgh as well as fine cuisine, interesting shops and a wonderful covered market which sets this area apart from many others in London.

Home to the largest leisure arena in Europe, the O2, Greenwich will also be the place to alight the new Emirates Air Line cable car which is being installed across the River Thames, expected to take thousands of tourists to and from the Olympic Park at Stratford.

With already high levels of tourism to the area and Frommers ear-marking the borough as a top place to visit in 2012, demand for accommodation is also set to rise, creating a lucrative opportunity for savvy property investors.

Withers explains:

"If you want to make a property investment which has a winning formula not just for today but for the future then you need to select an area that is just about to hit the 'big time' and where there is long term growth forecast.

"Rising tourism and a shortage of accommodation makes the East End of London the perfect investment environment."

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Friday, 28 October 2011

Traveling to Ecuador is the Best Holidays Plan

Want to know more place to go during holidays? Ecuador is best destination for holidays and honeymoon.

For newly wed couples, Ecuador is the most perfect and suitable place for them. This place has been declared as the world heritage site by international environment organizations. Since then the place has become the perfect tourist destination of South America. After the declaration as world heritage city, this location has been continuously renovated and equipped with facilities to cater thousands of people every day. Finalizing travel to Ecuador by newly wed couple would be the best decision made at the beginning of their relationship.

This location has many things to cater to every tourist in a day. The trip provides memories for whole life which remains always unforgettable. Ecuador is the city which is completely equipped with Churches and monuments which have their own stories to tell. Roaming from one monument to another or offering payers in various Churches will not make you tired at all. The reason lies in the best climatic conditions that remain soothing throughout the year. The temperature in the locality remains always soothing and bearable.

Another reason that will boast your stamina are exotic food that are found here. Coming here will increase your appetite due to the rare taste and aroma that is found in the food available here. There are hundreds of rarest dishes and tastiest exotic dishes found here in Ecuador. In the location you will find tastiest fish dishes that are prepared by the most famous chiefs in the city. The hotels available in the city provide presidential services along with the exotic food.

Well, this is not the end of the story. After offering all these exceptional services and viewing historical monuments and Churches, the place also offers various things. Remember, coming here once will encourage you to book the place in advance for next vacation. The reason lies in its bird watching activity. This location is famous for rarest species that are hardly found any where in the world. Due to birding activities this place has been declared as world heritage city. The location provide habitat for one thousand and six hundred species approximately. Your whole day will be passed by watching various activities by various & rarest bird species. In fact if you want to make yourself astonished then you may go for bird watching Amazon rain forest trip. The birds are real and the most attractive attraction in the place.

Your honeymoon will be equipped with photos with rarest species of birds in the world. The location provides immense option to have great moments in the holiday.

By Gracy Martin
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Best Honeymoon Destinations in India

Planning go to honeymoon? This article show you the best honeymoon destinations in India.

India has amazing places for honeymoon which attracts many tourists from the entire globe. Newlywed couples love to enjoy their honeymoon at beaches. Goa and Kerala are the most favored honeymoon destinations which are blessed with some of the beautiful beaches of India.

However, newly married couples can make their honeymoon memorable by planning their honeymoon properly. Booking a honeymoon packages for honeymoon will save your time and also ensures that you will have comfortable journey while you are on your honeymoon. Honeymoon packages for India that are offered by Travel Hot will help you to have an unforgettable experience.

Goa is one of the fascinating places in India which is a perfect honeymoon destination. The beautiful beaches, green hills and forests that are rich in flora and fauna, churches, carnival etc. adds charm to this place. The beaches of Goa are perhaps the major honeymoon attraction.

You can spend memorable time with your partner at some of the popular beaches like Dona Paula, Miramar beach, Sinquerim Beach etc. Apart from this, you will love to enjoy the nightlife in Goa. Goa honeymoon packages that are offered by Travel hot give you an opportunity to have honeymoon packages of your choice.

Kerala is other famous honeymoon destination which is known as “god’s own country”. It offers newly married couple opportunity to explore some of the beautiful landscapes, beaches, backwaters and lot more. You can enjoy and relax with your partner at some of the popular beaches like Kovalam beach, Cherai beach etc.

In addition to this, you can enjoy the narrow backwaters of Allepey. If you want to make your honeymoon enjoyable without any tensions, then get Kerala honeymoon packages from TravelHot so that you can cherish each moment with your beloved in Kerala.

Travel hot is one of the famous travel booking sites which has attractive tour packages for you. You can get some of the exclusive honeymoon packages which range from standard to luxurious. You can select any of the tour packages of your choice by just making few clicks. But just keep in mind that you select the package which suits your pocket as well as interests. Travel hot makes sure that you get all requirements without any problems such as accommodation, food, transport etc during your trip. You can thus have memorable experience once you get your honeymoon package booked from Travel hot.

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Monday, 24 October 2011

Golden Triangle Tour Ideal for Family Holidays in India

If India is your destination during this holidays, lets read this article.

Golden triangle is one of the most popular circuits of North India. It is a complete family holiday option in India and offers all for that the country recognized.  Several wonderful heritage sites, expedition of rich culture and life style of local people really capture the heart of most of the travelers on their golden triangle trip. So if you are looking for a family spot in India embark on this specially designed tourist circuit. Generally it covers three wonderful tourist spots as national capital Delhi, City of Taj Mahal that is Agra and the Pink City, Jaipur.

The circuit offers you a wonderful chance to travel around some most important historical sites of the country. In Delhi that is also the starting point of most of the golden triangle trips, you will visit several wonderful heritage monuments, new developed structures, government building, foreign embassies, temples, mosques, gurudawaras (worship place for Sikhs) and much more. The mix of Indian culture with western modernity also grabs the attention of several cultural enthusiasts on sightseeing. The city is home of quite a few tourist attractions, some must see of them are Red Fort, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar.

Agra is the second destination of golden triangle. The city is the home of most poplar Indian heritage monument that is Taj Mahal, a epitome of true love standing form more than three and half centuries. The wonderful Taj Mahal is sited at the bank of holy Yamuna River. The building receives millions of travelers every year and one of the most visited heritage sites of India. Besides Taj Mahal, the city offers lot more to explore including City Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb also famous as baby Taj, Ram Bagh, China Tomb and   Fatehpur Sikri.

Jaipur is the third destination of Golden Triangle Tour. It is the capital city of Rajasthan and home of some most wonderful forts and palaces. Amber Fort, City Palace Complex, Hawa Mahal, Jantar-Mantar observatory, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Sheesh Mahal are the most popular tourist attractions of the city.

All these three cities are also bursting with wide rage of tourism facilities. You will find medium range to most luxury accommodation facilities and eateries very easily. With several remarkable tourist attractions and world class tourist facilities a well planned golden triangle is the ideal option for Family Holidays in India. You can also visit several popular tourist destinations Rajasthan with golden triangle circuit like Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Bikaner, etc. Several reputed Travel Agents in Rajasthan offering excellent combined tour packages for golden triangle with popular tourist attractions of Rajasthan. You can also take help from them to plan your visit. They can plan your trip according vacation and budget and make your journey more pleasing and comfortable with their excellent services and assistance.

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Friday, 21 October 2011

Laos Highlights Tour

If you are planning an excellent holidays, Laos is the nice place to visit, you will find many tourist attractions which will be engraved forever in your memory. Lets read this article.

Hanoi, Vietnam -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/19/2011 -- Officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Laos is an amazing place of cultural attractions and natural wonders. The country is located at the centre of Indonesia by sharing the border with Thailand, Cambodia, China, Myanmar and Vietnam. With stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and genuine hospitability through Buffalo Tours ( trip to Laos have magnetized many tourists every year.

If you are planning an excellent holiday tours to Laos, you will find many tourist attractions which will be engraved forever in your memory. Tout yourself to find the amazing Laos highlights provided by Buffalo Tours, which includes many travel destinations that come on your way. Some of the amazing Laos highlight tours that you can explore in Laos include:

Luang Prabang Cuisine and culture

Visit to Luang Prabang and experience the magnificent forested mountains, stunning golden temples and saffron robed monks, a splendid opportunity for sightseeing. Enjoy the cooking and silk dying class at Luang Pabang to make your Laos highlight tours more interesting and indulging. Buffalo Tours provides you the amazing opportunity to visit the vibrant Phou Si Market, where you can get the knowledge of selecting the fresh herbs from exotic jungle garden and will be accustomed with the multi cuisines of Southeast Asia and experience the half day traditional silk dyeing lesson by visiting the local weaving centre. An adventure lover can have multiple experiences of trekking as well as river rafting and trekking at Luang Parabang.

In Depth Laos

Visit the in depth beauty of Laos city and experience the tranquility of the natural landscape and the famous Pak Ou Caves near the sacred legendary Mekong river. While roaming around the village of Ban Xang Khong, you can find the weaving of traditional Lao textiles on ancient wooden looms. Exploring amazing things should be your priority while experiencing the Laos highlight tours. So explore the amazing Kuang Si waterfall and visit the rural lives of Laos at the mountainous plateau of Xieng Khouang. You will be amazed to find thousands of miniatures of Buddha statues as well as amazing eye catching landscapes and monuments. Retrieve the largest waterfalls in Asia, the Khone Phapheng and La Phi falls.

Laos Family Experience

A UNESCO world heritage site Luang Pabang is the ideal destination for families and adults. Luang Pabang is famous for a place called elephant village where you can enjoy a wonderful ride at the back of the royal creature and also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Elephant View Restaurant where you can also take a 15 min boat trip to Tad Sae Waterfall and water lover can enjoy swimming at the crystal water. Visit the art and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center to find the daily tribal life of Northern Laos. Along with that you can have the glimpse of local weavers and traditional Laotian textiles at Living Crafts Centre.

Find the astonishing spots to yield the best of Laos highlights which is the speciality of Buffalo Tours. Book your travel now to induce the amazing Laos highlight tours with Buffalo tours (

Hope you all can enjoy your holidays.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Autumn holiday...Where to go?

Where destinations to go for travel, holidays when autumn is coming?

In Europe, the middle of october and the beginning of november, is the perfect time to visit the Mediterranean areas because the popular destinations, the sunny weather and the warm temperatures. It is the perfect time to visit the magnificent southern Italy, Andalusia and the towns in south of Spain. Also the Greek islands are lovely travel destinations.

The monsoon season is almost over in Asia and so the tourist season is beginning. India is a perfect autumn destination although in some areas the weather is cool or even cold.  For a cultural vacation you can go in in Kathmandu and its surrounding area.

In Africa it’s the perfect time to visit the Desert in Tunisia, but also Madagascar and South Africa. An attractive destination is Egypt with its pyramids and  a luxurious Nile cruise which will take you back in time accompanied by warm temperatures.

Georgia, Atlanta or Dallas in Texas have an ideal climate at this time. Phoenix in the heart of the desert, in the Salt River Valley, also has temperatures that are closer to that of summertime. If you want to visit Argentina you must know that the weather is very dry and hot in this season, but it’s the perfect time to see the nature and the wildlife in Atlantic Patagonia.

Hope this destinations for holidays in autumn session can give u all  a romantic honeymoon place or choice for travelling with your family. 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Selecting a Cruise That Is Right for You

If you like travel and holidays, cruising is the best way to take a vacation.
If you are taking a cruise for the first time, the experience can be a little overwhelming. There is a lot more involved with taking a cruise than one might think. The first thing most people start to consider when planning a cruise is their budget. This is a very important place to start.
Experienced travelers know that there is more to picking just the right cruise than budget alone. There are couple of important factors to consider when choosing just the right cruise. With so many cruise options available it is important to find a destination and ship that will fit what you are looking for in a cruise. This in itself can be an over whelming process as there are so many destinations to choose from in the Caribbean alone.
For some, the perfect cruise will be an excursion with some of the best shopping available known to man, for others shopping is the furthest thing from their mind and it may be snorkeling or scuba diving that is on the top of their must do list. Needless to say it would be a very sad day for the first cruiser who is looking to go shopping only to go on a cruise and find their destination offers very little in the way of shopping.
This is why it is very important to do as much research as possible on your cruise port of call destinations.
Okay, what if you want to shop, your spouse wants to snorkel, but the kids want to go to a water park. It's good to know that there are several Caribbean cruise destinations that have all of these options available. Again it is just a matter of doing your research.
Another important area to focus your research is the cruise ship you will be sailing on. This is a very important thing to consider and is often the least researched when planning a cruise. What if all you really want for your cruise destination is to have crystal blue waters and a white sandy beach? You won't have any problems finding that in the Caribbean, so what you are basically saying is as long as it has a beach you really don't care where you go. If that is the case focus your research on finding the best cruise ship that meets your needs.
This is an important step to making sure your cruise is an enjoyable one and is just important, if not more so, as finding the right cruise destination. Why? Well for one, this is where you will be eating and sleeping for the next week or so, and once you are out in the middle of the ocean, there is no escape. The ship you choose is literally a floating city, it would be a shame to be stuck in New Orleans (nonstop party) for a week when what you really wanted was a romantic getaway for two in the Poconos.
Many cruise ships have theme based cruises and it might be worth your while to check to see if the ship you choose has any special groups on board. Cruise lines offer a variety of themed cruises that include but are not limited to cruises for singles, gay and lesbian cruises, Christian cruises and even clothing optional cruises. An easy way to do this, is to use your favorite search engine and put in the name of the ship you would like to sail on and the date you would like to travel. Many times you will find groups looking for others to join them in the fun.
Another thing you may want to check into, is to see if they have age specific activities available for those you are traveling with. For example, are there activities for small children or teenagers? If you are a "senior", are there activities that will keep you interested?
Bottom line, if you are a first time cruiser, it will be to your advantage to look beyond just the cost the cruise itself and do some serious research so that the money you do spend on your once in a lifetime cruise is well spent. For thousands of people, cruising is the best way to take a vacation, but every once in a while you do hear someone say it was one of the worst experiences they have ever had, makes you wonder if they did their research.
By Tami Sue
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Labuan Beach An Attractive Place

I got this information from Official Portal Of Labuan Corporation.

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Batu Manikar Beach – Layang Layangan Glorious sunsets. That is the one thing a visitor would not fail to notice about Labuan. You can view it all along Jalan Batu Manikar right up to where University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is located.

When the skies are clear (as it mostly is in sunny Labuan), the magnificent sun behaves as it had for centuries past. Its brilliant disappearing act into the horizon performance will begin just after 6pm.

The famous Batu Manikar Beach-Layang Layangan is a great place to view such a sunset. It is a fabulously long stretch of beach fringed with casuarinas and coconut trees. A footpath circles most parts of the beach for the convenience of joggers and casual walkers, shaded naturally by the many trees. It’s a definite incentive for health buffs to exercise out there with the fresh air, breeze and fantastic view.

Batu Manikar Beach – Layang Layangan won the COBSEA Clean Beach Award 2008. The prestigious award is well-deserved as every morning municipal council workers can be seen hard at work cleaning the beach from any rubbish and debris.

Layang-Layangan Beach is a popular place on weekends. Its sandy beaches invites one to lie down and soak up the sun with the waves lapping at one's toes

Layang-Layangan beach is a popular place on weekends. Its sandy white beaches is tempting, inviting one to lie down and soak up the sun with the sound of waves lapping at water's edge. Cycling paths and picnic tables are shaded by leafy trees. In this area too can be found many food stalls with live musical bands performing every weekend.

Horse riding and cycling are some of the popular leisure activities on this beach. The Peace Park is situated close by. The Manikar Beach Resort is also located around the same area.

Pancur Hitam Beach - This is one of the most developed beaches in Labuan. A beautiful landscaped park extends directly onto the long sandy beach.

Located at the north shore of Labuan, Pancur Hitam beach is home to Labuan's biggest and most luxurious private house - the "House of Millions of Peace". The roads nearby this house, Jalan Batu Manikar and Jalan Pancur Hitam, are tastefully designed with well landscaped and decorated pathways.

Just in front of the house, rows of local market stalls offer treats including fresh coconut water, chicken wings, popcorn and other mouth-watering local cuisines and knick-knacks. Right at the side of the house, there is a small natural path that will lead you to Bukit Pohon Batu (Pohon Batu Hill), the second highest peak in Labuan, where you can enjoy a jungle trekking jaunt. At the top of this hill, you will be greeted with beautiful beaches that stretch along the shore line. From this high vantage you can also have a bird's eye view of the entire Labuan island. On clear days, you can see all the way to the south of Financial Park Complex, situated in the heart of Labuan town.

Further south of Pancur Hitam beach, you will find a recreational area known as the "Sudut Cabaran" (Challenging Site), which offers an ideal site for various recreational activities including picnic and camping.

Towards the evenings, a breathtaking vista awaits you with the three peaks of Phin Batu Hill as a dramatic backdrop. The sunsets here is not to be missed! You can also catch a glimpse of typical Malay village near the Chimney (one of Labuan's famous landmark), Tanjung Kubong Tunnel Historical site, Labuan Bird Park and natural animal sanctuary - all the ingredients which makes Labuan one of the most fascinating tourist destination in Malaysia

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Singapore Tours - Explore the Astounding Tourism Attractions and Sightseeing Spots

This some info of tourist destinations that i got it from website...

Singapore attractions are truly different from rest of the tourist destinations in the world. From the charming and the serene Sentosa Island to the man made wonderments Underwater World to the exotically rich Night Safari and Singapore Bird Park, where an exclusive collection of birds from across the globe are kept for tourist entertainment as well for educational point of view. Singapore truly has some of the finest tourism attractions and sightseeing spots that engulf the heart of the visitors and tourist and offer them wonderful opportunity to enjoy vacation with unique experience of lifetime.

Some of the finest places of tourist interest are listed under:

Singapore Bird Park
It is one such park in the whole world where one can see the various species of birds approximately around 10000 of 600 different species under one roof. The birds here are brought from various parts of the world and are kept here not just for the tourist delights as well as it offer students to know about the habitat, features and looks of the birds found across the world. During the day various show are held out for tourist entertainment that allow the grasp the heart of the tourist to mesmerize them for the next visit.

Singapore Night Safari
Have you though of enjoying the view of the animals that too at the night time in an easy and comfortable way. Doesn’t it sound funny and scary but yes with this scary dream is made come true by Singapore Night Safari, where in tourists and animals lovers can see the view of the nocturnal animals in their natural surrounding, showing their eye catching moves and activities. Here tourists can enjoy the tram journey to view animals but the most exciting part to make the safari more enjoyable is by walking across the path, where you will see some heart thrilling view of animals and listen to scary sounds, coming from all corners.

Little India
Little India is one of the unique tourist spot in Singapore which is must visit during trip to Singapore. The place show cases the rich culture and traditions of India brought by the early Indian settlers during the 19th Century. The fragrance of the rich spices, jasmine flowers and the Indian culture truly give a different feeling and unique touch to tours in Singapore.

Beside these wonderments, tourists can also enjoy more by planning the tour in a more organised way. Several Singapore holiday packages are made available by the Singapore tour operator, to let the visitors and the tourist enjoy the tour in an enjoyable and comfortable way. So choose one according to your choice and budget and enjoy vacation in this heart grabbing Singapore in a delightful and memorable way.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Lagos is perfect tourist's destination to enjoy vacations

Africa is best continent of the world as far as tourism is concerned.

Tourists from all over the world visit Africa to enjoy and celebrate their vacations. Africa is the land of magic charms, tribes, mysterious voodoo, wild animals, gold and diamond mines etc. It is a paradise for hunters as well as animal lovers. Africa has famous Sahara desert, river Nile, Mount Kilimanjaro. If one side of Africa is desert, the other side compensates with amazing greenery and waterfalls. Africa definitely quenches the adventure thirst in you. Experience the legendary tom-toms and exotic smells in the land of Africa.
Lagos is one of the most beautiful and frequently visited conurbations of West Africa. Lagos is former capital city of Nigeria and currently serving Nigeria as commercial capital. Lagos holds the best climate of entire West African region. Lagos is placed on the shore of Atlantic Ocean and natural host of many stunning and fabulous beaches. There is an array of beaches placed at Lagos. Out of twelve most beautiful and gorgeous beaches Eleko beach, Lekki beach, Akodo beach, Bar beach, Alpha beach, Tarkawa beach and light house beach are the most visited and famous beaches of Lagos. These beaches are placed at different distances from the famous Murtala Muhammad international Airport and from the main land of Lagos.

Murtala Muhammad International Airport is very famous among the tourists of the world who use to visit Lagos by taking their flights to Lagos from London and other parts of the world. This Airport is major gateway of visitor's entrance into Lagos from all over the world. All the direct and indirect flights to Lagos lands at this Airport. This famous Airport was renamed after the assassination of their beloved President Mr. Murtala Muhammad in 1973. Previously this Airport was known as Lagos international Airport. Visitors book their flights to Lagos by Royal Air Maroc to have fun and enjoyment.

Main and famous tourists attractions located at Lagos include Tarzan Boat club, Ikoyi club. Freedom Park on Broad Street opened in October 2010 to mark Nigeria's 50th anniversary.Tafawa Balewa Square, The Apapa Amusement Park, Tarkwa Bay, the coastal town of Badagry.Black heritage museum and Synagogue Church. This church is also known as Church of all Nations. Visitors from every corner of the world do visit Lagos in hoards by catching their cheap flights to Lagos with Arik Air to stay at Lagos and enjoy their time by feeling the pleasant climate of Lagos and have tour at the amazing and gorgeous sites of Lagos.

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Dining and Shopping In Kota Kinabalu

I love to come to Kota Kinabalu.
The sprawling Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu lies in Sabah State on the South China Sea coast of Borneo, the fabled island split between Malaysia and Indonesia. Home to over 30 different nationalities in its conglomeration of formerly separate towns and villages, the city is a confusing, totally fascinating blend of heritage, cultures, traditions, legends and religions. From a Kota Kinabalu City Centre hotel, visitors can wander the streets and markets, spend time on the seafront at the fishing harbour and explore the diverse districts at the edge of town, all the while absorbing the unique flavour of this totally Asian city.
Unique flavours aren't confined to the obvious cultural aspects of the city, they permeate the distinctive Sabah cuisine on offer everywhere from street food stalls to upscale downtown restaurants. A mix of Malay, Arab, Filipino, ethnic, Javanese Indian and Chinese cooking, the main ingredients here are meats and the ultra-fresh daily catches of seafood, spiced or flavoured with roots, anchovies, oil-sautéed chilli pastes, nuts and fragrant herbs. Coconuts, their milk and their flesh, are important for the richness they add to a rice dish, for the delicious desserts and for smoothies and ice cream. Shellfish, crustaceans and deep-sea fish are caught offshore, and even unfamiliar offerings such as grilled stingray wings are a taste thrill.
Kota Kinabalu is known for its plethora of inexpensive dining options, with visitors arriving from the rest of Malaysia for a culinary weekend visit. The famous Night Market's open-air food court is a favourite haunt for domestic and overseas visitors, with its plastic seating and sheeting detracting not at all from the delicacies on offer.
For a very different dining experience, a must-try are the eat-with-your-fingers booths serving sticky curries, various rice dishes and other local specialities. If you obviously can't cope by scooping the food up with a folded banana leaf, more plastic is produced in the form of spoons and forks!
For a less riotous experience coupled with good sunset views, the seafood eateries near the fish market are a good choice at reasonable prices. In this mostly Muslim country, it's still OK to drink alcohol, with the local rice wine and beers easily available. In the more upscale restaurants around SEDCO Square in the city centre, wine is a good choice, but not cheap. Cocktails and a delicious variety of smoothies and coconut milk-based soft drinks are also great accompaniments to Sabah cuisine. If you need a break, steakhouses and fast food joints abound in the malls and many hotels serve English dishes.
Many domestic tourists from KL flock to Kota Kinabalu for the shoportunities in the malls and markets, saving more than the air fare on fashions, pearls and goods for the home. Prices here are seriously low, with bargaining in the markets and small stores forcing them even lower. There are five major malls, with the largest, Centrepoint, home to famous French and Italian designer boutiques with genuine fashions at bargain prices. At a more basic level are the international high-street fashion chains' factory outlets in the same mall, and for even cheaper options the city's many markets are a dream to wander.
For visitors looking for décor items or ethnic souvenirs of their holiday, the Sunday Gaya Street fair is the place to start, wit its stalls displaying batiks, sarongs, colourful textiles and craft artefacts from all over Southeast Asia. Bamboo and rattan is woven into everything from mats to handbags and baskets. For those interested in antiques and with a little knowledge in the field, there are galleries in the Merdeka mall and several shops of the waterfront offer genuine Sabah handicrafts and works of art by local artists. Karamunsing Plaza's third floor handicraft centre is also of interest.
By Lek Boonlert
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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Traveling on Airplanes With Small Children

Tips for Single Parents.

The world has changed a lot over the past 30 years. Gas Prices are up, there are many more women in the workforce, men spend more time home with their families, and single parents struggle to find time to manage life without a significant other. The divorce rate in the United States has also grown in the past 30 years with a rate of over 50% of marriages ending in divorce. While many couples are getting divorced, many couples are also having children before they are married and don't end up getting married. On top of these factors the demand to work as a single parent forces many parents to move to another state either for a new job offer or to move back home with their families. The rise in single parenting has become cause for a lot of parents seeing their children 1-2 times a year and having to fly to pick them up and drop them off.
The first step to making this easy on yourself and your child is to mentally prepare them in advance. Whether this is their first trip or not they are going to be excited and anxious to be on an airplane. I usually purchase an airplane type toy for a toddler or download music or a movie for the child 1 week before the airplane takes off. During this week, I take my child through the process of packing our luggage, driving or taking a cab to the airport, unloading our bags, checking-in, going through security, walking through the terminal, going to the boarding area, boarding the plane, going to the bathroom, buckling your seat belt, taxiing on the runway, and taking off. It is important to understand all of these steps as you want your child to remain calm and comfortable for the entire flight. If your child knows what to expect he/she will act like they have been there many times before.
You are not the only one with luggage. You should have a small piece of luggage for the child that can fit under her seat. It's a bonus if the luggage has handles and wheels like yours. Your child will feel independent and responsible with their own bag. In this bag should be: a DVD player with 2 movies that were agreed upon before the flight, a change of clothes, coloring books, cheerios, fruit, and a cup with a lid on it. As soon, as you walk up to boarding area go to the desk and let the flight attendants know that you have a little child with you on the plane. This will give them a chance to let the other passenger sitting in your row that there will be a child. It also allows you to board the plane first and if you haven't had a chance bring your child to the bathroom. You should also see if there is another child on the plane and if you can sit closer to that family so that your children can play together in a row.
Enjoy this time with your child as it is a memorable experience for them. They do not know what to expect and traveling by airplane can become hectic when you are doing it alone. Imagine how crazy it can become if your child begins to throw a tantrum or wants to touch and see everything in site.

By Rich Mastriani
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Luxury Holidays

Planning Can Extract Maximum Pleasure

Take a journey and set yourself free; put aside your stresses and burdens; omit the pressure from your life; this is to be demanded and expected by people who will be taking vacations. Today's cutting edge technology and fierce competition has forced us to subtract time for pleasure and has brought upon feelings of restlessness and boredom in our lives. This continuous scenario is demanding, we all need a relaxing break from our repetitive and sometimes hectic routines.
Gratification of the soul, body and mind; it can be achieved after selecting your upcoming luxury holidays. Indeed, luxurious vacations are the highlights of a person's life, full of exotic and fun memories of your memorable travels. These vacations may be the best way to refresh your spirit, glancing at the mesmerizing intensity of the tides or rejuvenation of the body with a relaxing massage. Luxurious vacations can be a strong landmarks in your life, take the time to renew yourself.
Pleasurable luxury holiday should feature what you perceive is the ideal setting whether its a sunset view on the beach or a ski retreat in the mountains, spoil yourself with their bespoke travel service, friendly staff, delightful company, with all these elements combined and your holiday outings and activities will enable you to maximize the pleasure.
Want to make the most out of your luxurious holidays? Consider the following points and choose your next luxury vacation.
1. Taking a vacation on impulse cannot fully let you enjoy your destination of choice to its potential. But planned holidays have room for an iota of pleasure. Planning is the key to make luxury vacations more pleasurable. For instance, after deciding on spending a holiday on land or at sea, which can be proceeded with the choosing the possible places where you can stay or you can sail.
2. Accommodations are a vital aspect which can either break or make your travels. It is a place where you can leave your stresses, unwind and gather new energies for a new day. So for a full fledged relaxation one should be actively involved in searching for the right luxury retreats that offers all the amenities and services. Rented luxury retreats are located in the hottest spots, letting you breathe and delight in every new discovery during your trip. Yes, you don't have to walk long or drive to enjoy the city and take part in your activities.
3. Plan for currency exchange rates to be high or low depending where you rent a luxury retreat, you can easily change the currency on location or simply use your debit or credit card. Luxury boutique hotels cater to discerning travelers which are accustomed to all the world class amenities. Such hotels are located in the posh localities or area's; lending ease of accessibility for vehicles and parking as well as other travelling transportation. Luxury boutique hotels are laced with all the world class services and activities, choose to travel in luxury on your next travels.
4. Luxury travel packages are also ways to thoroughly enjoy the immense pleasure of any place you visit. These packages offer hassle free entertainment; as they are equipped every single solutions to keep your travels full of amusement. From exploring exotic touring spots; to excursions and safaris; you can enjoy your trip until you depart; each aspect of luxury tour packages is configured to give you the most out of your time on holiday.
5. If adventure is on your mind and want to feel goose bumps and rush of being alive, then choosing an adventure package can make you reach potentials you've only dreamt of and challenge your limits. On the other hand luxury spa holidays let you discover your inner self, will renew your mind, body and spirit. So your interests do play a big part when it comes to deciding which destination to opt for your desired luxurious holidays.
Whether you want to escape from the stresses of life, your professional duties or simply want to try something new; each one of us needs to take a break from the pressure of this fast pace world. The benefit of traveling is never ending, learn about new culture, taste new foods, discover new locations and shift your pivot to fun and living life to the fullest. Nothing like indulging in magnificent holidays can invite happiness and joy into our lives.
Relax your mood with Luxury holidays with a stay in the most popular luxury retreat and boutique hotels. Whether you are planning for luxury spa holidays or luxury adventure holidays, Quintessentially Travel offers a wide range of luxury tailor made holidays to let you experience the luxury throughout. Visit for more details.

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Monday, 3 October 2011

Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

You have been dreaming about your honeymoon from the time you were above eighteenth.

Malaysia is one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in south-Asia. God has generously blessed this country with alluring attractions and wonderments so it is visited by thousands and hundreds of couples from across the world. This exotic country is gifted with amazing attractions such as pristine beaches, gorgeous lush rain forest and scenic landscapes which magnets honeymooners from every nook and corner of the world. Not only among honeymooners, but Malaysia is equally popular among beach-lovers, adventure-thriller and holiday seekers. Langkawi, Pangkor, Penang, Sarawak, Kinabalu, Malacca are some of the top most places that you can explore during Malaysia Honeymoon.

Honeymoon is one of the most cherished and most awaited moments in the life of any individual, thus the honeymoon destination should always be well planned keeping in mind the taste of preferences of a vacation and your partner.

The honeymoon never finish when you choose a tropical paradise to start out your lives together. Whether you are planning in any month of the year, the honeymoon resorts in places like Malaysia, or the tropical paradise island of Phuket, Thailand will accommodate with warm weather year round. When some one choose an Asian destination to celebrate their most promising occasion, then a person always find something to suit his budget. Apart from, you will have varied range of amenities and resorts, from luxurious, five star spas with staff that will cater to your every need, to a low-budget backpacking trek through Southeast Asia, and every thing is between.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Top Travel Destinations In New Survey

A survey of more than 11,000 travelers from 23 countries has named the United States the world's most desirable destination, beating out the France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.
One in five respondents to the survey said they were planning a leisure trip to the US in the coming two years. Only 15 percent of travelers said they'd be going to France or Italy by the end of 2013. The poll was conducted by Visa.
One surprising finding was the resurgence of Japan, where many feared a tourism downturn after the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Particularly for travelers in the Asia Pacific region, Japan remains the destination of choice. (It's notably very popular with Chinese tourists, a growing group.)
Still, it's the United States that remains at the top of most tourists wish-lists. The biggest fans? Neighboring Canada and Mexico, where nearly half of all travelers are planning a trip to the US in the next two years.
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