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Laws in U.S. and Europe allows you to claim money from airlines in case if your flight is canceled or delayed, or when you’re bumped. The airlines will offer vouchers or free drinks on the next flight, but make sure to claim your real money although making them pay up is the hardest part. This is where AirHelp will help.
Similar to Refund.me we mentioned last year that works for European airlines, AirHelp works on behalf of travelers and launched this week in the United States after running in Europe for some time now. Just fill out the five-question survey on their website to see if you are eligible for actual compensation.
Etihad Airways announced that all passengers bound for United States from Abu Dhabi airport on most Etihad flights will be able to pre-clear US CBP (Customs and Border Protection) immigration procedures at the Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi Airport.
The Terminal 3 is a purpose-built facility that allows U.S. bound passengers to undertake all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi prior to departure.
Some European and Canadian airports have similar facilities, which makes it easy for passengers to avoid long immigration & customs lines at U.S. airports. Having cleared CBP, guests can check-through their baggage to their final destination in the United States as domestic arrivals.
Etihad Airways currently operates flights to three destinations in the U.S. – New York (EY101 only), Chicago (EY151) and Washington (EY131). Guests flying to above destinations in the U.S. will use the CBP facility at Abu Dhabi Airport.
Please note: This service is not available for the Etihad Airways flight number EY103 to New York (JFK).
We all had heard about Dubai much but very few of us experienced this charming city. Dubai is recently developed city of adventures and thrills that knows better how to catch tourists in large number. The rich Arabian city provide several opportunities of desert thrills, water excitements, air actions and a peaceful invade in its markets and restaurants.
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We all hate to fly these days; with smaller seats and lesser leg spaces, it’s not a relaxing or pleasant experience. Yes, we are referring to the coach class! And then there are the passengers who make things a bit awful for others.
The recommendations here may seem trivial, but frequent fliers will appreciate these as many of them (and us) have gone through these. Here are some tips for you to help make others’ flight more enjoyable, and to avoid being that person of annoyance:
It took a staggering amount of US$25,000 to get a permit to climb Mount Everest, but now Nepalese authorities have slashed that to US$12,000 starting next year, in hopes of attracting more tourists.
Prices vary a lot depending on the season. The $11,000 price is for the high climbing season stretching from March to May.
There is a lot to say but I will try to stay brief.
My wife and I planned to meet our daughter, who is currently studying in India, and road trip together thus we contacted 6-8 agencies for help. Many frantic email exchanges later, we decided upon a presumably a new entrant, at least in web sphere called, ANT Travels, simply for their astonishing mail response quality, flexibility economical, persistence and above all, showing patience.
If you’re a traveler like us who prefers public transportation and road journeys, then look at the detailed map of every Greyhound (bus) and Amtrak (bus and train) route across United States that the American Intercity Bus Riders Association has put together.
Download the PDF here and save it to your smartphone or tablet for easy access.
Last year in August, India announced that it will expand the visa-on-arrival to 11 more countries. And now starting later this year, India will extend that facility to 180 countries in the world, except for Pakistan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Somalia.
The visa will be valid for 30 days from arrival in India, and will be available at all the 26 major airports from where international airlines fly.
A new website would be set up where travelers will be required to apply through, prior to their arrival in India, along with the required fees. They would be granted an electronic version of the visa within three days.
The visa-on-arrival facility would save time and expenses of the foreign nationals as they would no longer need to visit Indian missions to get visas for touring India.
We will be posting more details as we get them.
The Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council are introducing something called as ‘Tourism Dirham’, which is a minimal charge to be applied to guests staying in all genres and rating of holiday accommodation including hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes.
This minimal charge will be applicable from March 31, 2014 and will vary between 7 to 20 dirhams per room, per night, depending on the hotel category and rating.
The tourism fees, being already charged in several leading tourist destinations around the world, will help strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading tourist destination, bringing the emirate in line with international industry standards, cited Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
The Himalayan nation of Nepal announced that the tourism service fee of NRs. 500 will be increased to NRs. 1,000 (excluding VAT) from March 1, 2014.
Citing price rise in the international market and devaluation of local currency, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) said that the price rise in the international market coupled with the devaluation of Nepalese currency and stiff competition among destinations, for their presence in the international tourism market, has made it difficult for Nepal Tourism Board to fare well in the international promotion.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has revised the tourism service fee after a gap of nine years.
The TSF will be levied on the outgoing foreign travelers departing from all airports in Nepal.
Asia has really made a name for itself as a place to travel to if you want to play at some of the world’s finest casinos in the last decade or so – and these are just a few of the best ones it has to offer.