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Archive for March, 2012

  • March 30, 2012
    Philippines offers tourists 30-day free visa upon arrival

    Tourists from 166 countries can now avail of the expanded 30-day free visa upon arrival and six months for retirees as part of the government efforts to prove “It is more fun in the Philippines”. This means that you can now book your hotel in Cebu for more than just a few days and then […]

  • March 29, 2012
    iPhone Scuba case will allow you to only take pictures underwater

    The iPhone Scuba case from TAT7 has only three strategically-placed mechanical buttons for launching and operating the default camera app. This $85 case can be put together in just seconds by just sliding your phone in and closing the door, it is compatible up to 100ft dive. It includes a wrist lanyard to float near […]

  • March 29, 2012
    U.S. Customs will consider same-sex couples as families according to a new rule

    The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday to recognize same-sex couples as families on customs forms, a small but significant step, supporters said, toward equal recognition by the federal government. The proposed rule change, which was posted to the Federal Register website, would expand the definition of a family for the purpose of customs forms for […]

  • March 27, 2012
    German police can ‘random’ check ID based on skin color

    Huffington Post reports that a German court has ruled that certain police are allowed to carry out ID checks on the basis of skin color. A black German man, who was asked to show his papers while travelling by train, appealed to the courts and his appeal has been dismissed. He refused to show his […]

  • March 27, 2012
    EveryLodge aggregates flash sales for hotels

    EveryLodge is a new website that aggregates the ongoing flash sales of hotel deals from across the web for convenience of the shoppers. The sales are plotted on a map on the website, and can be filtered by status (ongoing or upcoming), price, check in and check out dates, and source. When you are ready […]

  • March 26, 2012
    Agents, passengers moving away from Kingfisher Airlines in India

    With a debt mounting to Rs.7,000 Crore ($70 billion), Kingfisher Airlines has already cancelled all international flights and now, NDTV reports that no one in India or abroad wants to purchase Kingfisher Airline tickets, even though the CEO Vijay Mallya confirmed on March 20, that the airline will run 125 domestic flights. Six months ago […]

  • March 26, 2012
    A Musical Medley in New Orleans

    ‘Laissez les bons temps rouler’ or ‘let the good times roll’ is a common saying in this fine and vibrant city. New Orleans is as soulful and elegant as it ever was, a mainstay of Southern American culture and a resilient city after the devastation left by hurricane Katrina. Make sure you book cheap flights […]

  • March 24, 2012
    This collapsible bottle is the perfect travel water bottle

    The Platypus PlusBottle is a water bottle that takes up almost no space and can be rolled and tucked in to a corner of your backpack. Backpacking means little space and comparatively lots to carry. If you’re one of those people who like to drink water more frequently, then you traditional water bottles can be […]

  • March 23, 2012
    Tingo launches with money back guarantee if hotel price is lowered

    With all those hotel booking websites and the ones guaranteeing you your money back if the price increases, TripAdvisor launches a new site called Tingo that, essentially, says the same thing – money back if the hotel price is lowered. So how does this one work? Go to the website and search for hotels; and […]

  • March 22, 2012
    Get an authentic flag of India made of khadi

    Every time I visit a country, the one souvenir I never miss to buy is that country’s flag – and that too a big one. It’s just my way of checking off on the bucket list. Recently, on a trip to South America, I met with a fellow traveler from São Paulo, Brazil who seem […]

  • March 20, 2012
    Know these food etiquette before you travel

    Make it easier for you and your local hosts/friends/fellow-travelers by educating yourself with the local customs and etiquette when traveling to foreign countries. This can also make you not stick out as a tourist. MSNBC rounds up some interesting food customs for globetrotters. For example, when you’re in India, make sure not eat with your […]

  • March 20, 2012
    Tip: How do you get a free upgrade on a rental car?

    Renting a car can be expensive if you’re a tall person because you’d want to rent a standard or intermediate car to allow leg-space, which usually is not the case with a Economy option. Budget Travel suggests that there’s an easy way to upgrade your rental car. Book the cheapest car and hope that they […]

  • March 20, 2012
    Crystal Cruises officially begins transition to “All Inclusive”

    After a year of planning, Crystal Cruises has now officially begun its transition to an all-quality “All Inclusive”. Launched with the start of Crystal Symphony’s Miami to Lisbon Trans-Atlantic cruise today, guests can now enjoy a generous and impressive selection of complimentary fine wines and premium spirits throughout the ship, as well as open bar […]

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