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See, learn and locate your destinations using Trover

November 17, 2012

TroverIf you’re at a destination and need to know all the cool places to see and restaurants around your location then you must visit Trover or download their app for iOS and Android.

Trover is a community of food, travel, adventure and photography enthusiasts who enjoy sharing favorite things to do, see and dine – worldwide. Every eye-catching image on Trover is an original, taken by someone eager to share the subject with other like-minded visitors.

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Call to 40 countries using Skype for a month. Sign-up only today

November 15, 2012

skypeOur favorite calling service Skype is giving away unlimited free calls in over 40 countries. You must claim this by end of today November 15, 2012.

The scheme covers both landline and mobile calls in the US, and international calls to over 40 countries. Make sure to cancel this service after 27 days else you will be charged every month.

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Incredible India 2013 video released

November 14, 2012

The latest video of Incredible India is released by the Ministry of Tourism.



Airbnb launches ‘Neighborhoods’ and ‘Local Lounge’

November 13, 2012

Airbnb Neighborhoods

Airbnb Neighborhoods

Airbnb introduced ‘Neighborhoods‘ today that allows users to find the experiences they want based on their interests and the particular parts of a city that they want to stay in. Launching with more than 300 neighborhoods in seven cities, it aims to make selection of things to do and places to stay easier because the location is the most important criteria for travelers when booking.

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Verona to ban all food items when visiting Juliet’s House

November 9, 2012

Juliet's Home, Verona

(Source: everyday-isa.com)

Casa di Giulietta or Juliet’s House in Verona, Italy, is one of the most visited sights, especially by lovelorn visitors who come here to leave the letters and messages, often using chewing gum to stick them to the brick walls of the courtyard beneath the balcony.

This has resulted in an unsightly mess of hardened blobs of gum and tattered scraps of paper which deface the World Heritage-listed city’s most popular attraction. A new decree being drawn up by Verona city council will prohibit the sticking of chewing gum or adhesive Post-it notes to the walls and the consumption of food or drink in the courtyard of the house.

No more writing of graffiti on the walls of the courtyard and the tunnel that leads into it, apart from on specially-provided, removable panels. A fine up to 500 Euros will be imposed on anyone caught breaking the new rules.

Verona earns a fortune from the legend of Romeo and Juliet, despite the fact that there is little evidence that the couple ever existed. Historians say there is almost nothing to link the house to Shakespeare’s tragic love story and that the celebrated balcony was constructed out of bits of a medieval sarcophagus in the 17th century. The only shred of a connection is the fact that the house was probably once the home of the Cappello family — who may have been the model for the Capulets of Romeo and Juliet.



Priceline acquires Kayak, lets it operate independently

November 8, 2012

Priceline acquires KayakPriceline.com just announced that it has agreed to acquire the travel search engine Kayak for $1.8 billion. Priceline will pay $40 per share for Kayak. About $500 million of the purchase price will be in cash and the other $1.3 billion in equity and stock options.

Priceline said that Kayak will continue to operate independently. Kayak, Priceline argued, will profit from this partnership in its plans to expand internationally. Priceline also noted that this transaction will help Kayak to get deeper into the hotel business.

Priceline has acquired four companies so far: Agoda.com, Booking.com, TravelJigsaw and Active Hotels.



Now pay fees for forgetting to pay fees

November 8, 2012

Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines is notoriously known for its extra baggage fees – cabin and carry-on. The airline has increased the carry-on baggage fees to $35 if purchased during online booking ($25 for members of the airline’s fare club) and $50 if purchased at the airport kiosk. And there’s more…

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Sell those unused hotel reservations at Travatar

November 7, 2012

We have all been in a situation where, even after double-checking the dates and schedules, we book that hotel room to find out that our plans have changed. Hotel reservations typically set you back at least a few hundred dollars, and most of them are not always refundable — especially if you’re really close to the scheduled date/time of your stay there.

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This is where your Facebook friends have traveled to

November 7, 2012

Traverie
If you’ve ever wanted to visit all the places in the world and have wondered where all your Facebook friends have to, then head over to the brand new website called Traverie.

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Tip: Keep that toothbrush germ free in a hotel

November 5, 2012

Keep toothbrush germ-freeYou don’t want to leave your freshly-opened toothbrush in a bag or on the sink in the bathroom of your hotel because of the fear of catching germs.

Just punch a hole in the bottom of the plastic or paper cup that’s in your room, and insert the handle of the toothbrush. Place the cup sitting bottom-up on the counter and your toothbrush will stay germ-free.



Tip: Keep the sunlight completely out!

November 5, 2012

Clamp drapes together to avoid sunlightIf you have trouble sleeping in a hotel room because the drapes won’t shut completely or stay overlapped enough to keep the sunlight out; and if you don’t have anything to keep them shut, then head for the closet and get one of those hangers for pants or skirts that clamp together. Just attach them to the drapes. Works every time.



Queensland introduces Go Card for unlimited travel and more

November 5, 2012

Queensland Go CardThe company that delivers bus, train and ferry services across South Queensland in Australia has launched a Go Card for tourists that will offer unlimited travel for 3 or 5 consecutive calendar days travel on all TransLink bus, train or ferry services, along with discounts and offers on more than 80 key tourist attractions, theme parks, accommodation providers, restaurants and more.

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Tip: Tie a rubber-band over your wallet to prevent theft

November 4, 2012


While traveling in areas that are prone to pick-pocketing, it is always recommended for men to keep their wallets in the front pocket of your pants. But just warp a rubber-band over your wallet before putting in your pocket. This will make it difficult even for expert thieves because of the additional friction because of the rubber-band.

This also prevents the wallet to, accidentally, drop out coins or papers.



Tip: Keep hotel room smelling fresh with this natural deodorant

November 4, 2012

orange peelWhenever you check into a hotel bring an orange, eat it in your room, and just toss the peel in the trash before you go out.

You’ll return to a naturally deodorized room. The peels absorb strong odors while releasing some natural fragrances.



Tip: Secret stash in a suitcase for documents

November 4, 2012

SuitcaseMost wheeler bags have a hidden compartment that you probably didn’t even know existed! Open the suitcase and look for a zipper in the lining at the base of the suitcase. Inside, you will find a small space between the two rods that run up the back of the bag.

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