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  • June 23, 2009
    Birqash Camel Market

      Egypt’s largest camel market (souq al-gamaal; admission E£5; 6am-noon) is held at Birqash, a small village 35km northwest of Cairo. Until 1995 the market was held in Cairo’s western suburb of Imbaba, but when land became too precious for camels, one of Cairo’s age-old institutions was relocated to the edge of the Western Desert. […]


  • June 23, 2009
    InsiderPerks.com offers free travel & tourism videos

    Launched in March 2009, InsiderPerks.com is the first website to focus on professionally produced travel and tourism videos. The site offers over 400 videos showcasing the attractions and amenities of over 200 cities from around the world. InsiderPerks.com is an impartial service that chooses what attractions to film based on popularity and uniqueness. It also […]


  • June 22, 2009
    Oyster offers virtual search for consumers, branding tie-ins for advertisers

    Advertisers looking to connect with consumers at the moment they are ready to make a purchase might find it in a travel site debuting today. Oyster, a New York-based hotel review site, serves up details on about 500 hotels in Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Miami, New York and Las Vegas — but there are […]


  • June 22, 2009
    Discover the $9 fare on Jet America

    Start-up airlines aren’t the best bet for reliability, but at just $9 a ticket it might be worth taking a chance. A new airline, Jet America, will begin service July 13 from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport and Toledo Express Airport to Newark, N.J., and Melbourne, Fla. On Aug. 14, the airline will add service […]


  • June 18, 2009
    Jet, Kingfisher hike air fares, Air India to follow soon

    Air travellers in India will have to shell out more for their tickets from Wednesday with Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and their no-frill subsidiaries hiking fuel surcharge by Rs 400 each on all domestic sectors and Air India indicating it will soon follow suit. The rise in fuel surcharge came in the wake of a […]


  • June 18, 2009
    Luton Airport to charge £1 to drop-off passengers

    London’s Luton Airport (IATA: LTN) will begin charging drivers £1 to drop-off passengers from July 1. Drivers will pay at barriers at the exit of the zone. They will have to stay with their vehicles while inside the drop-off zone and will have to leave it within ten minutes. Luton already charges £1 for the […]


  • June 18, 2009
    New travel site offers a cut of the cash

    A new travel site launches today, Simonseeks.com, which hopes to provide user-generated travel advice with a twist. The brainchild of moneysupermarket.com founder Simon Nixon, the guide will encourage users to share their tips with the community by offering them a cut of clickthrough revenue – the commissions received on flight, holiday and hotel bookings that […]


  • June 17, 2009
    Save on summer travel

    Summer is almost here, so before you load the kids into the car to escape town, there are few money-saving tips you might want to consider. When traveling internationally: Visit destinations where the U.S. dollar is closest in value to the local currency. Look for all inclusive packages, such as resorts or cruises and pay […]


  • June 16, 2009
    Photo of the day: Fort Aguada, Goa

    The beaches of Candolim and Sinquerim (below Fort Aguada) are popular with charter and upmarket tourists. The pace is a little less frenetic than at Calangute and Baga up the coast. Independent travellers are rare here, most of the hotels being favoured by package-tour operations. The beach at Fort Aguada is notable for its rocky […]


  • June 15, 2009
    Emergency phone numbers for vacation travel

    With summer here, you are probably about to pack your bags, the car and the family for your vacation. And, one other item you need to prepare is your cell phone. You should have the numbers in your directory you may need in case of emergency. Here’s an quick reminder of those important contacts that […]


  • June 12, 2009
    ten links for today

    1. The one country you have to visit 2. Volcano Boarding 3. Giant Sandcastle Hotel 4. The Master Packing List For Compact Travellers 5. 15 Awesome Sites to See in Namibia 6. Smoke-free Hotels 7. World’s Worst Cultural Mistakes 8. Israel’s Museums 9. Tanzania Safaris: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara 10. Taking the Subway […]


  • June 12, 2009
    MakeMyTrip offers free air tickets on booking hotels and holidays

    MakeMyTrip.com has tied up with low-cost airline SpiceJet, offering “free unlimited SpiceJet air tickets on the booking of hotels or holidays” through the online travel agency.   The free ticket is given to every traveller on every purchase. The offer is valid on hotel room-nights booked online and holidays booked through call centre or through […]


  • June 11, 2009
    Considerations for Responsible Trekking

    Trekking can place great pressure on wilderness areas and you should take special care when trekking to help preserve the ecology and beauty of the country or place. The following tips are common sense, but they are also mandated by some governments, and you, or your guide, could be fined for not observing them. Rubbish […]


  • June 10, 2009
    Mexico City offers free healthcare

    In the aftermath of the A/H1NI flu virus outbreak, which has claimed the lives of 106 people in the country and devastated tourism, hotel occupation is at just 27 per cent compared with more than 50 per cent during the same week last year. During the worst point of the outbreak, which has since spread throughout […]


  • June 10, 2009
    Airplanes in U.S. start to show up on time

    Stats released by the U.S. Department of Transportation say airplanes are taking off on time more frequently than before. More flights were on time in April than in March, as well as April 2008. The Kansas City star singles out the airlines that are most often on time, as well as those that take schedules […]


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