Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Travel company lands easyJet deal

A Belfast travel firm has signed a deal with easyJet - one of the first of its kind in the UK - which could mean up to 10,000 additional business passengers using the airline to fly from Belfast to destinations across Europe.

The partnership with Selective Travel Management is the first such arrangement that easyJet has put in place with a travel management company in Northern Ireland.

Selective, which employs more than 40 people at Murray's Exchange in the south of the city, will act as easyJet's sales and booking representative, helping it make further inroads into the business travel market.

The deal covers easyJet's entire route network, including its new route from Belfast to Birmingham.

Established in 1972, the firm is Northern Ireland's biggest independent travel management company, with clients including government departments, businesses, health trusts, councils and higher education establishments, focusing primarily on long-haul travel.

Read complete news here.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

8 Most Expensive Hotels in the World

8 Most Expensive Hotels:
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle -  Chiang Saen, Thailand

Offers luxury tented accommodations in the bamboo jungle of the Chiang Rai province in Thailand. The resort offers three to four day treks where travellers can ride elephants and see how the hilltop tribes in the province live. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “It's like going camping in the jungle in the highest possible luxury you can imagine."
Prices around £1,055 per night.

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort - Antigua, Caribbean

Set on a 300 acre private island, the resort is located two miles off the coast of Antigua and offers an array of rooms and suites which feature wrap-around terraces with views of the Caribbean Sea, private outdoor gardens and a private pool. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Incredible. Excellent service. Huge, clean, modern suites. Delicious food.”
Prices around £652 per night.

Anantara Kihavah Villas - Baa Atoll, Maldives


This luxury resort in the Maldives offers guests a private infinity pool, just steps from the ocean, an underwater restaurant and a private stretch of the beach. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This is the most amazing resort I have ever stayed at.”
Prices around £987 per night.

Burj Al Arab - Dubai, United Arab Emirates


This hotel was designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 metres, dominating the Dubai skyline. The Burj Al Arab offer in-suite check-in, private reception desks on every floor and a brigade of highly trained butlers to give guests the ultimate personal experience. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Spending one night at Burj Al Arab is one of those once in a lifetime experiences.”
Prices around £942 per night.

Longitude 131 - Yulara, Australia

Located at the gateway of the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this resort offers the ultimate Australian outback experience. Longitude 131 boasts just 15 luxurious tents, all with private views of world-famous Ayers Rock. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “I have been fortunate to stay in many wonderful places. This ranks #1 for me.”
Prices around £1,134 per night.

Hotel Le Toiny - St. Barthelemy, Caribbean 

Set on a slope overlooking the bay of Toiny and the Caribbean Sea, each bungalow in this resort has its own gated entrance and red mailbox flag that serves as a “Do Not Disturb” sign for the ultimate privacy. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Just returned from a 6 night stay at Le Toiny. It was everything I imagined it would be and more. Service was exceptional.”
Prices around £547 per night.

Naladhu Resort Maldives - South Male Atoll, Maldives 

 Located on the island of Velighandu Huraa, Each of the 19 private houses at Naladhu boats a dressing room, open-air bath, steam room and garden rain shower, private plunge pool and garden with hardwood deck.As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Naladhu is an ideal place to relax and to forget about the rest of the world.”
Prices around £819 per night.

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa Seychelles - Mahe Island, Seychelles 

This resort is surrounded by 12-acres of gardens which feature spices such as cinnamon, and exotic flowers such as orchids, blossoming hibiscus and heliconias. Located on a private peninsula on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles, the resort offers villa accommodation and guests are appointed their own personal butler on arrival. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Amazing views, villas with a touch of fantasy, prize-winning gardens, a top butler service....pure tranquility.”
Prices around £863 per night.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Dreaming of traveling the world or visiting some of the most famous cities in the world? Then this list of the top ten most beautiful cities in the world can help you plan your dream vacation. It is little bit hard to come up with this list because beauty is very subjective. Nevertheless, this list was created based on surveys, number of tourists, and the overall aesthetic design of the cities.

1. Venice

Venice is in our number one spot for many reasons. First of all, Venice is staggered with beautiful buildings that are uniquely designed from each other. With the canals that run through the city, Venice is even more romantically enhanced. Venice is almost magical and truly an amazing city that cannot be compared to others.

2. Lisbon

Because of its natural landscape, Lisbon is seated on a series of hills that run down to grand Tagus River. At Every turn of the way, there are simple and extraordinary views that you can enjoy. Lisbon is peculiar in many ways which is a combination of the cobbled designs, pastel-colored buildings, beautiful building façades, and gorgeous appearance.

3. Prague

Every monument of Prague is like a museum by itself. You can enjoy more of the city by going through the Vltava River. The Old Town Square is also famous because of its beautifully-preserved streets and monuments.

4. Paris

Because of the beautiful and picturesque view of Paris, the standard of living here is very high. There are many attractive places that your eyes can feast upon such as the streets of Montmartre, Eiffel tower, beautiful squares, and many others. You can explore the city through riding a boat on the Seine and be captivated by the city’s beauty.

5. Florence

Florence should not be left out in this list. With so many buildings and landmarks only unique in the renaissance age, Florence has remarkably preserved the original ambiance of the city. While you are in Florence, visit Piazzale Michelangelo which is a terrace made in the 19th century. The place is perfect to witness the remarkable and awesome view of the entire city.

6. Rio de Janeiro

The beauty of Rio de Janeiro is incomparable to other cities in the world. It has a very unique setting which is a blend of both the nature and man’s civilization. As you climb Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado statue, you will witness an awe-inspiring and the most magnificent views you could ever have seen in this lifetime.

7. Amsterdam

This city is filled with buildings that are very delightfully aligned through Amsterdam’s main canals. Amsterdam is very charming in its design and architectural works. With stunning places and landmarks, Amsterdam is a favorite spot for film making.

8. Bruges

Though a small city compared to others, Burges has a huge heart for beauty. Bruges is famous because of its ancient attractive looks which are sprinkled with elements of baroque and gothic architectural designs. Take a pleasurable walk in its antique cobbled-stone lanes while looking at the surrounding oval canal. Also, Since it is located in the center of Europe, it is one of the most visited cities.

9. Rome

The whole city is like a living relic that has endured for thousands of years. Rome is known because of its ancient monuments, arts, and culture. With the outstanding cafés and restaurants, Rome begins to be a center for both the modern and ancient world. One day is not enough to stroll around the city. While most tourists might be attracted to its landmarks, it is worth noting that Rome is also filled with fantastic districts that will prove Rome is truly an eternal city.

10. Budapest

Budapest brings you back to the period of renaissance with its baroque and gothic monuments. Danube River runs through the city which makes the city more alluring. One of the greatest landmarks of Budapest is its awe-inspiring Parliament Building that is designed by renowned architects. While you are visiting this city, take a walk through its most romantic pathways and the Chain Bridge.