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Archive for June, 2011

  • June 30, 2011
    Travelomy launched with complete guides to S. Asian countries

    Bangalore, India, based consumer web products startup Ciafo has launched Travelomy, the travel guide for South Asian countries – India, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka – covering approximately 5000 places and activities, it provides ranked and mapped lists of top tourist attractions, making it really easy for a traveler to plan his itinerary around […]

  • June 28, 2011
    Backpackers & budget travelers provide tips on

    Backpack Forever is a website that makes it easy for backpackers and budget travelers to rely on each other for travel information, tips and advice through an online, open-collaboration guidebook written by its members. It is also a community of budget travelers working together to turn their travel experiences into additional income. Today, most backpackers […]

  • June 28, 2011
    Samoa will lose a day in December

    The pacific island nation of Samoa had switched from driving on the right side of the road, as most of Europe and U.S., to the left side of the road, to align itself to Australia, with whom it does most of its business. Now, if you are visiting Samoa, do not plan a celebration or […]

  • June 28, 2011
    Malaysian considering child-free first class flights

    Malaysian Airlines has already banned infants in the first class section of its Boeing 747-400 jets and, now, has plans to do the same in some of their new Airbus A380 jumbo jets. First class passengers complained about wailing infants saying they couldn’t sleep in their pricey cabins, said MAS CEO and Managing Director Tengku […]

  • June 23, 2011
    Rules on carry-on liquids on airplanes

    As we all know, there are rules for carrying liquids on airplanes and security is very tight. So what kind of every-day use liquids can or cannot be carried inside the airplane. Although most everyday use liquids of any size can be packed in your check-in baggage, TSA website reminds us of the 3-1-1 rule […]

  • June 22, 2011
    Chart on tipping etiquettes around the world

    Mint Life, the blog from has come up with an excellent chart that compares tipping customs for many countries around the world. In addition to the tip rates, the chart includes helpful notes about national tipping customs and goes into more detail for common US tipping scenarios. Just as customs and cultures vary in […]

  • June 22, 2011
    Expedia unveils European brand identity with new advertising campaign

    LONDON, United Kingdom, June 22, 2011: Expedia, the world’s leading online travel agent, is launching today its new European brand advertising campaign. The campaign marks the start of a new era for the brand as it rolls out its Expedia Everywhere strategy. Expedia Everywhere encompasses a series of transformational initiatives to deliver increasingly personalised travel […]

  • June 22, 2011
    Spirit Airlines introduces $5 boarding pass fee

    They were the one to introduced carry-on baggage fees and now they bring to you – boarding pass fee. The super-discount airline announced Monday that, beginning November 1, boarding passes printed by a Spirit agent will cost a passenger $5 each way. There is no charge for checking in online or printing one’s own boarding […]

  • June 21, 2011
    Southwest celebrates 40 years with $40 fares (U.S. only)

    Southwest Airlines is celebrating their 40th Anniversary with $40 Airfares for select markets and select flights 450 miles and under (one way). Travel must be booked by June 23, 2011 and completed between Aug 23, 2011 and Nov 16, 2011. Additional fees may apply.   0-450 Miles – $40 one way 451-1250 Miles – $80 […]

  • June 21, 2011
    Camel Safaris in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

    One of the must-do things in Jaisalmer is the camel safaris. It is the most evocative and fun way to sample desert life. The best time to go is from October to February. A number of travel agents and tour operators in Rajasthan organize camel safaris. Most of these are in the vicinity of Jaisalmer, […]

  • June 20, 2011
    Guide to Riads in Marrakesh, Morocco (updated)

    A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden, “ryad”. If you want to experience the Marrakshi hospitality then stay in a riad guest house and gain an understanding of Marrakesh behind those brass medina doors. Be aware that […]

  • June 20, 2011
    How to get exit row seats

    Most airlines have those seats with extra legroom and still a part of the coach class which are called exit row seats. You may have to pay extra for this privilege on some airlines, while others offer them just by asking. In addition to more legroom the passenger seated in the exit row also takes […]

  • June 16, 2011
    Celebrate Gay Pride at HostelBookers top gay-friendly hostels

    The celebration of gay culture has become a global event with huge Pride festivals taking place every summer in top destinations such as London and San Francisco. HostelBookers has compiled a list of gay friendly hostels keen to target gay travellers. All hostels are in top cities close to the buzzing gay districts or properties […]

  • June 15, 2011
    Air China launch online checkin for N. America

    Air China launched its online check-in service for flights out of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver to Beijing. Travelers in more than 60 domestic cities in China have been enjoying this benefit for more than two years. The recent launch in Air China’s gateways in North America brings to 21 the total […]

  • June 15, 2011
    Air India offers 10-day unlimited domestic travel

    The cash-strapped Air India has launched a short-term promotional scheme for the domestic sector that offers passengers unlimited travel in the economy and executive classes for a 10-day period, in a tryout to clutchback its falling market share. The promotional scheme, the platinum and silver passes, will be valid for 10 days. While a silver […]

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