• January 31, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    The British Virgin Islands Government has made it easier for foreign couples to get married on the Caribbean nation after it amended the Marriage Act and shortened the residency waiting period from three days to just 24 hours.

    Brides and grooms planning destination weddings in the British Virgin Islands can now start the wedding application process online before they arrive by submitting their details through the new Civil Registry Information System (CRIS).

    Before the changes came into effect on 3rd September, 2012, couples had to stop at three different locations to get the information for their marriage licence application. Now, all brides and grooms have to do is go to the Civil Registry, show their identification, proof of marital status, apply for the licence, get the marriage certificate, and provide two witnesses.

    The Special Licence costs $220 and the Ordinary Licence is $120 and once obtained, couples can host their romantic Caribbean weddings as soon as 24 hours after arrival.

    The British Virgin Islands offer plenty of idyllic settings for tropical island weddings and loved-up couples can choose from beach weddings at sunset, ceremonies in fragrant oceanfront gardens, and nuptials in historic ruins.

    On this paradisiacal Caribbean destination couples have several picturesque islands to choose from for their weddings abroad including the main island Tortola with its white sandy beaches, ancient ruins and verdant emerald mountains; Virgin Gorda where couples can escape to secluded coves or explore lush national parks; and Anegada, a coral island that is encircled by the thriving Horseshoe Reef and shallow turquoise waters.

    The changes to the British Virgin Islands Marriage Act are expected to attract even more engaged couples from abroad, especially as the trend of destination weddings spreads across the world.

    According to Mintel Research, one in five couples are now getting married abroad and the Caribbean is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world. Hotels and resorts in the region offer customised value for money wedding packages and newlyweds can extend the special occasion with a romantic honeymoon where they can relax on pristine beaches, swim in warm turquoise ocean waters, and enjoy a choice of tours, excursions and fun activities both on land and in the water.

  • January 30, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    Crowned for its incredible cultural heritage, Rajasthan is the most famous tourist destination of India. Steeped in unmatched royalty and grandeur, this destination has fascinating attractions in its sleeves to enchant tourists. This treasure-trove encompasses glorious history, rich culture, art and architecture, unparalleled hospitality, dramatic landscapes, enchanting wildlife and much more. From the unfathomable sand dunes of Jaisalmer to the romantic aura of Udaipur, this destination never fails to capture the hearts of tourists.

    Tourists throng in great numbers to Rajasthan every year to experience the royalty of the era of raja-maharajas. Once you visit this wonderland, you are bound to get hypnotize by its beauty and royalty and would wish to visit it time and again. For adorning your holidays with golden memories, visit the opulent palaces, stunning havelis, majestic forts, beautiful and unique temples, breathtaking wildlife destinations, arresting monuments, mesmerizing sand dunes and also participate in its wonderful fairs and festivals.

    Every city of this largest state of India is a home to bewitching attractions. Some of the top rated cities of Rajasthan are:

    Jaipur: Built in accord with Vaastu Shastra, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It takes pride in its mind blowing attractions: City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Elephant festival and precious and semi-precious stones.

    Jodhpur: Popularly known as the Sun City, Jodhpur is famous for Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Phool Mahal and Kite festival.

    Jaisalmer: It is a rustic town praised for its sand dunes, havelis, forts, Desert festival and Desert National Park.

    Udaipur: Soaked in beauty, this wonderful city attracts tourists for its Lake Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas(heritage hotel), Lake Pichola, City Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Vintage and classic car collection and Shilpgram.

    Bikaner: This princely state beckons you to explore its Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort,museums, Gajner wildlife sanctuary and unique Deshnok temple( where rats are treated like king).

    Rajasthan, the incredible land attracting tourists from across the globe has a lot to capture the hearts of tourists. Its mind blowing attractions are a great testimony to its rich cultural heritage. Rajasthan Tour Packages offers a variety of tours such as heritage tour, cultural tour, forts and palaces tour, luxury tour, religious tour, wildlife tour etc. Plan a Rajasthan Tour and capture the glory and royalty of the era of raja-maharajas.

  • January 30, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    It is wise for you to follow a few tips in order to choose the best Hawaii helicopter tour.

    Are you planning a day off from the daily busy routine? Are to planning t spend that time with your family? If yes, then the best option that you can choose is the Hawaii helicopter tour. You can spend quality time with your family as well as witness the beauty of the nature. There are a number of people who are of the thought that choosing the helicopter for the ride is the best option. But the fact is that it is wise for you to choose plane for such a ride. The main reason behind this is that you can have a better experience at the plane ride. When you go with your family, in the plane your entire family can be seated and thus you all can enjoy the trip together.

    Once you have decided to go on this trip, there are a few tips that you need to follow. This is ital for you to do as it is a unique aerial trip and not same as the normal vacation trips that you go on.

    Below mentioned are the vital essentials that you need to consider while choosing the Hawaii helicopter tour:

    Essential #1

    Make a safe choice:

    You need to choose a tour that has certified planes and there are professionals handling the tour. There are professionals with you on the plane as well for safety. This is important as in case there happens something wrong then the professional can control the situation well when compared to the lay man.

    Essential #2

    Know about the seating arrangement:

    This is considered to be one of the most important aspect that you need to consider. There are a few people who are of the thought that what makes a difference in case you do not know your seat. This tour is a unique tour. It is an aerial tour and thus getting a window seat is vital. Choose tour that will provide window seat to all the passengers so that everyone can enjoy the tour to the fullest.

    Essential #3

    Go online to choose Hawaii helicopter tour:

    There are a number of tour operators online and thus you are sure to find the right and the best one. As there are many, you are sure to get good discounts on the tour as well. Make sure that you book your and your family’s seat well in advance. This is because such tours get full in span of time.

  • January 29, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    A motorhome holiday is significantly different to a package holiday. The cost associated with a motorhome holiday is nowhere near the amount of money you will spend on a package holiday. There is also the feeling of freedom and independence you get from travelling with a motorhome that you can’t get when vacationing at only one destination. People are now considering the benefits if purchasing or renting a motorhome for their next holiday trip because going on a motorhome holiday allows them to travel far and choose where they want to go at any given time.

    Going on a motorhome holiday allows for flexibility. The idea of being able to go anywhere they like at any given time is what appeals to most people. You plan and take your motorhome holiday anytime during the year. You don’t have to settle on traveling to just one destination, you can stay at one place for a day or two, then pack up and head over to your next destination. Traveling in a motorhome vehicle is comfortable and convenient so you can go on holidays several times a year. You will never be bored because you can easily go from one place to another, see and experience different things.

    A motorhome holiday is a may be life changing and educational experience. If you are tired of the same old package holiday deals, try something new and exciting. Hiring a motorhome and heading out on your own will give you memories and the experience of a lifetime.

    One other advantage of a motorhome holiday is the food. Even if the food at hotels is decent, nothing beats the taste of home cooked meals. Most motorhomes are equipped with a kitchen; you can whip up some of the dishes that you would cook at home without having to spend a fortune. And you can eat your food anywhere that you want and eat it at your own pace.

    The UK is one of the best places to spend your motorhome holiday. From the abandoned castles, fun theme parks, and the walks of Wales, Britain is actually a good choice to spend your holidays in. Of course, there are several other places that you could go to. Europe is another popular destination. There’s Spain, France, and Italy as well. These are just some of the most recommended motorhome holiday destinations.

    It comes as no surprise that motorhome holidays are fast becoming popular. Those that normally would have paid a premium for a pampered luxurious vacation at a far-off tropical beach are seriously considering the benefits of a motorhome holiday. Combining both accommodation and transportation in a single package, purchasing or hiring a motorhome is more cost-effective compared to a package holiday deal. A motorhome holiday also allows you to experience the freedom of the open road.

  • January 28, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    Travellers who are looking for more information about the Cayman Islands before booking their holidays there will have access to a new team of experts via the newly set up Cayman Concierge service which has been launched by Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in the UK.

    The difference between this service and other travel information providers is that tourists will receive up to the minute information, tips, recommendations and inspiration for their Cayman Islands holidays without the need of technical apps or in-depth website knowledge.

    The Cayman Concierge is a personal service available via phone and email and is operated by a team of expert staff in the Cayman Islands.

    Using their insiders knowledge, the team is on hand to provide information about Cayman hotels, tourist attractions, restaurants, watersports, diving sites, bird-watching, destination weddings, solo travel, family holidays in the Cayman Islands, and much more.
    Don McDougall, runs the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in the UK & Europe and he came up with the idea for the new service.

    Cayman Concierge will be an invaluable resource effectively it is The Little Black Book for visitors, he explained.

    The Cayman Islands are ideally suited to the independent traveller, but even those with the most adventurous spirit may still appreciate a guiding hand.

    He added: For a relatively small country the Cayman Islands has enough to keep even the most active visitor busy, morning, afternoon and evening for at least a fortnight. However, sometimes the best experiences can also be the best-kept secrets which is why we are offering this new service Cayman Concierge.

    During holidays to the Cayman Islands, tourists can relax on the famous white sand Seven Mile Beach on the western shores of Grand Cayman; explore mangrove forests, nature parks and the charming local villages; or go scuba diving in the crystal-clear turquoise waters to diving sites including the USS Kittiwake and colourful coral reefs.

    The three Caribbean islands Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman are perfect for a family Caribbean holiday, a solo voyage, a romantic break or honeymoon, or a scuba diving adventure.

    Cayman Concierge is available seven days a week via email on and during office hours (09:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday) on 020 7491 7771.

  • January 27, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Many travel firms have kept tour prices unchanged while others are offering big discounts of 30-35 per cent for the upcoming National Holiday early next month (September 2).

    The Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper reported on Monday that the The He Tre Tourism Co, in collaboration with Vietnam Airlines, will offer two tours of the northeastern region at unchanged prices despite it being a holiday, when prices normally rise significantly.

    Those who take the tours will be able to enjoy several attractions including the Dong Van Stone Plateau, Lung Cu Flag Pole, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ba Be Lake, Nguom Ngao Cave and Ban Gioc Waterfall.

    The tours, lasting six or seven days starting from August 30, cost VND9.8 million (US$470) and VND11.4 million ($540), respectively. This would be up to 35 per cent lower than current market prices, the company said.

    For the National Day holiday, Fiditour is offering tours from HCM City to favoured destinations like Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands with discounts of up to 30 per cent.

    A three-day all-inclusive tour price for Phu Quoc will be reduced by VND1.57 million ($75) to VND5.19 million ($250) per visitor, while that for Con Dao will drop by VND300,000 ($14) to VND6.46 million ($310).

    Doan Thi Thanh Tra, marketing and communication director of the Saigontourist Travel Service Co, said that in keeping with the policy to promote domestic tourism, the company had guaranteed that it would not only refrain from increasing tour prices on this occasion, but also offer many cost-saving tours.

    Tourists from HCM City can choose tours to Buon Ma Thuot, Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Sapa, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Da Lat, or Phan Thiet with prices ranging from VND2.5-6.5 million ($120-310).

    Besides, there are longer tours to the northern, central and western regions priced from VND5 million ($240) onwards, departing from HCM City on September 1 and 2.

    Since this year’s National Day holiday falls on Monday, most visitors tend to choose short tours of 3-4 days.

    On the occasion of the National Day, Saigontourist would launch its river tours, Tra said.

    Recommended tours include a half-day tour to Cu Chi Tunnel, Long Phuoc Garden and Binh Quoi Tourist Village; and a full-day tour to Can Gio and Long An. The tours cost VND294,000-2.23 million ($14-106) per person.

    Ton That Hoa, general secretary of the HCM City Tourism Association (HTA), said that the association would sign this week a domestic tourism stimulus programme with Vietjet Air.

    The agreement would be a win-win situation for everyone, Hoa said, adding: “Travel firms will have more opportunities to exploit cheap air tickets to sell tours and consumers will have the opportunity to buy cheap travel tours.”

  • January 27, 2017 /  Hotels
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    Whether traveling on a honeymoon, an anniversary or just a romantic rendezvous, your resort or hotel will be an important part of the entire experience. Your hotel stay should be comfortable, quiet and conducive to romance. A beachfront villa or room with a view of the water is perfect for your couples retreat.

    Your hotel booking will offer you many options in romance. Online booking sites can help you find the most romantic hotel within your budget. Consider an adults-only facility. The pool will be clean and the hotel will be quiet. The atmosphere of an adult-only hotel is different from your average choice hotel. You will enjoy a mature and more relaxed vacation.

    Online booking also allows you to find certain amenities to enjoy with that special someone. A couples massage is a great way to unwind together. When doing your hotel booking, ensure that your choice hotel has a spa that offers this service. Hot springs can be another way to spend some quality time together.

    When making your hotel booking, be sure to compare all of the options available at nearby resorts in the area. Some may offer private beachfront dinners, breakfast in bed, snorkeling or sailing. Your choice hotel should be able to offer some activities specifically for couples. If you tell them that it is a special occasion, you can often get a room upgrade or some perks. Either contact the hotel or your online booking agent to ensure that the hotel knows that its your honeymoon or anniversary well ahead of time. You might end up with a private hot tub, sparkling wine or a beach view without paying a penny more.

    Your choice hotel should have a great reputation. Online booking allows you to review what other customers have said about the hotel. Read the most recent opinions from other travelers to get a good idea of whether the hotel is right for you. Before doing your hotel booking, pay close attention to the hotels reputation for service, cleanliness and food.

    Food is often an important factor when doing a hotel booking. A choice hotel will have a variety of food options for seafood lovers, vegetarians and even ethnic foods. If the hotel that you choose does not have the type of food that you like or only offers a limited selection, your experience will not be as great as it could be with the right choice in hotels.

    Your online booking site might have all of this information, but if not, it is prudent to do some investigating beforehand. Contact the hotel directly, contact an agent at from the hotel booking site or get a recommendation from a friend who has stayed in the area.

    Doing a bit of research beforehand will ensure that your vacation is memorable for all of the right reasons. Online booking is an easy way to check that your choice hotel fits in with your vision of a romantic getaway.

  • January 27, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Today, lending firms and companies are increasing day by day in a market of the UK. It has been helping many borrowers to find an easy way to run repayments and interest rates within comfort. Nowadays, a holiday loan is catching peoples eye immensely. Borrowers are finding many good reasons to apply for this loan. Holiday loans have a simple way to get money for your treasure time. Everyone has an inbuilt dream to take a break from work and spend some time with your family. It does not matter whether you want money for taking vacations or for a special occasion irrespective of a duration period of your stay. It suits your budget and financial goal very well. Many lenders are giving the holiday loan to manage every kind of expense of your trip. These lending firms are actually good idea to clear any financial restriction before aboard towards your destination. Holiday lending services are helping to discover the manageable way for your enjoyable tour efficiently.

    Holiday loans have an effortless process for you to give a tension-free vacation with your family. You do not need to think about the cost of every little expense, as the lender can choose the best plan working for you. There are various options to pay off the loan amount in one lump sum or in monthly repayments. It does not require any additional documentation work for you, and you can get a quote on the same day of your application.

    Now, several lenders are competing among one another to give you loan eagerly. The interest rate differs according to the assorted lenders in the market. Some borrowers even apply to get a loan at appropriate rates through advising firms. Usually, you may find an APR between 6.3% and 6.6 %; however, it also depends on other factors.

    Consequently, some lenders do credit checks while processing your applications. However, it is not necessary as many companies offer the finest deals irrespective of your credit history in an equivalent way.

    Therefore, loans for holiday give you a refined method to avail money. You may be able to find the multiple ranges of holiday lenders online. It takes few minutes to send your request online to apply for cheap holiday loans. In addition, you may be able to compare the varied rates and save a lot of time and effort.

  • January 25, 2017 /  Hotels
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    Bataan is one of the most beautiful and fascinating provinces in the Philippines. Located at the central part of Luzon, this province is not only rich in picturesque landscapes, but also in customs, traditions, gastronomy and history. When visiting Bataan, however, there are few important steps you need to take. One of these things is booking for a comfortable place to stay while you are on a trip.

    Fav Hotel: The Sole Transient and Boutique Hotel in Bataan

    In Bataan there are several known establishments that offer transient lodging and accommodations, such as Fav Hotel. Located at the very heart of Bataan in the peaceful and beautiful city of Balanga, this transient hotel is like no other as far as first-rated amenities, good accommodation, perfect location and affordable prices are concerned.

    Key Points of Fav Hotel

    1.First-rated Amenities – Compared with other popular hotels and travel lodges in Bataan, Fav Hotel likewise offers spacious rooms with cozy ambiance to keep their clients’ stay as comfortable as possible. But not just that! They have also provided each room with individually controlled air conditioning, cabled TV, mini refrigerator and free Wi-Fi connection to keep their guests more relax and well-entertained.

    2.Perfect Location – Another reason Fav Hotel becomes the best hotel in balanga is because of its location, which is just near the major establishments and roads in the city, such as Balanga Public Market. Because of this, guests can conveniently shop for some of the well-known products of Bataan.

    3.Added Facilities – In addition to hotel accommodation, Fav offers additional services to make it more convenient for their guests to access everything they need, such as money changers, beauty salon and pizza parlor. All are located at the ground floor of the hotel.

    4.Affordable Costs – Last but not the least thing you can expect from getting Fav Hotel reservations is good quality service at reasonable prices. So why settle on hotels offering high prices, when you can get the same level of service at a far more affordable cost?

    So if you are planning to visit Bataan and searching for a place to stay, or perhaps looking for a transient lodging during late-night trips, then do not hesitate to book for a Fav Hotel room. There’s no better place than FaV!

  • January 24, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Nothing can beat a freshly-brewed cup of coffee during a fine holiday morning. A great cup of coffee can be easily enjoyed at home with the help of popular single serve brewers.

    Whats so good with these trendy single serve brewers that coffee aficionados are craving about? Read on and get to know the unique features of single serve brewers.

    Most homeowners love this type of brewers because a great cup of coffee can be prepared without trouble for just a minute. Single serve brewers can satisfy the coffee needs of the entire household and it is really ideal to have one during holiday season when family and friends are staying over. With great speed, you can make several cups of coffee for an instant to serve a big crowd. A cupboard filled with wide array of coffee pods can make the guests happy as they find their favorite coffee flavor to enjoy every morning.

    Single serve brewers can be cleaned with ease and coffee grinds no longer need to be measured. Along with great speed, ease of use and plain clean up, you can still do lots of errands and tasks in hosting a holiday party such as wrapping gifts and preparing a sumptuous meal for your guests.

    When it comes to buying coffee pods, quality is always the main concern of coffee lovers. There are many coffee pods with fine quality in grocery stores and you can try out as many kinds as you like to get a grip of your ideal taste. Select coffee pods that are created purely out of Arabica beans which provide a fuller and richer taste compared to coffee pods made of Robusta beans. These pods can perfectly fit your single serve brewer and you can shop for it anytime without hassle. You can buy a few bags while shopping for the things you need in your holiday event preparation.

    Single serve brewers and coffee pods are ideally paired to satisfy your coffee needs during a fine holiday morning coffee break.