Archive for November, 2010
Did you know that special low rate accommodation in Budapest are available? In case you haven’t heard this piece of travel news. Here’s something that may peak your travel interests. This Winter, there are a number of very high-end deluxe hotels available. The amazing things is that they cost a fraction of normal prices compared to other Major European Capitol cities.
In and around Budapest, (the Capitol of Hungary). There are several high-end hotels in which you can take advantage of these cut rate prices. Any of the hotels mentioned below will provide quality service at a fraction of normal prices.
Hotel Choice & Flights.
Here are a few hotels in Budapest that have these special rates, along with some flight options.
The Continental Hotel Zara based in Budapest.
The Lanchid 19, situated close to the Buda Royal Castle.
The Danubius Grand Hotel, based on Margaret Island in the heart of the Danube river, will pamper you with it’s many facilities and spas.
If ever there was a time to travel to Budapest, Hungry, this would be it.
Photographed by Jan Jelinek.
Italy, it sounds romance doesn’t it? Rome, Naples, venice, and many other Italian destinations have been popular holiday destinations for many years. I’ve never been to Italy, but it’s on my list. If you choose Italy, here are the top three recently most sort after destinations.
Tuscany, known as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. It’s capital being Florence, Italy.
Umbria, is a small Italian region on the border of Tuscany. It’s Capital is Perugia. Umbtia is full of beautiful mountains and hills.
Campania, is a large region of Italy and is very popular. The capital is Naples, which is a popular city in it’s own right.
Photographed by Samuele Bersani.
Las Vegas – Top Resort.
Do you know which Las Vegas Resort was named the Top Resort, and receivec the Five Diamond Award?
The Five Diamond Award has been awarded to The Bellagio Hotel and Casino Complex. The prestigious award is the highest accolade in the industry of hotels and restaurants. It’s triple A rating system which ranks the calibre of hotels and restaurants in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and USA.
The Five Diamond Award.
There are a number of criterias that are considered when attributing the Five Diamond Award to a Hotel or Restaurants. They are; the accommodations, the restaurant, the service provided, the amenities and the printed guidelines for facilities available to the guests. Presumably, the establishmet would have to meet all five criterias. I wounder if a resort could get a 4 out of 5 rating?
The Bellagio has won this award before and this year means they have received the award ten years in a row. The Bellagio also has the distinction of two five Diamond awarded restaurants. Julian Serrano’s Picasso and The Le Cirque.
If you were undecided about a top resort in Las Vegas. Perhaps the Bellagio, would suit your needs. The Complex is definite;y one to be consider, and has lots of entertainment for all the family.
For flights to Las Vegas see BA, Lastminute.com, for package deals to Las Vegas, Lowcostholidays or Opodo have various offers you can compare. For more information about other luxury resorts in other destinations, see our Resorts section. Don’t forget to check out your travel insurance options too.
Las Vegas, sometimes called Sin City, by all accounts is a very fast moving exciting destination. It is hugely popular and receive millions of visitors each month of the year. Known as the gambling capital of the World. It can be a great place to let your hair down, have some fun, then return home with a smile on your face.
Photo by: Tracy Olson.
Travel To The Caribbean.
Why not, travel to the Caribbean this Winter. Dominica is one of the top ten Caribbean destinations this year. To expand the islands’ glory. There is now an online mini-movie showing Dominica’s splendour in full colour. If you wish to find out more about this lovely Caribbean Island. This would be a great place to start.
A – Z List of Caribbean Islands.
There are many popular Caribbean Islands, often used for a Winter escape from the cold climate. A group of islands situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. You will surely be spoilt for choice, each Island has it’s own special beauty, fabulous tropical climate and unique qualities. You can see an A – Z list of them on our Caribbean page.
Quatas – 90 Years old.
Celebrations in Sydney were held on the 6th November. Followed by other events on the 7th November 2010 in Brisbane. Melbourne played host to two special celebrations. One on 13th November 2010 and tomorrow the actual 90th anniversary of Qantas.
If you’re feeling like a trip to Australia and are based in the UK, Qantas fly from London Heathrow to Melbourne and Sydney. BA and Opodo also have flights to Australia. If you are based outside the UK, check out airline services from your location or online with ebookers or Expedia.
Photographed by Timo Balk.
New York – Special Hotel Offers.
The NYC & Company tourism agency have arranged special offer discounts at Hotels in New York. These special offers will be available at hotels in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
Cheaper Hotels For 2011.
During January and February 2011, discounts of up to 25% off room rates will be available all over the city. This is fantastic news for anyone wanting to hit New York for the January sales. I know in the UK people literally wait for this time of year, just to get the sales in New York. When they learn they can travel to New York for cheaper hotels. They’re sure to be excited.
If you are able to take advantage of this offer, why not go for it? There’s nothing quite like a bagain, and this looks to be a great one.
Photographed by Frank Loeber.
Singapore – Has Best Restaurant.
According to the “Miele Guide”, Singapore has the best place to eat in Asia. A restaurant called Iggy’s, the “Miele guide”, surveys all of Asia’s culinary expertise. Over 400 restaurants were consider in 17 different Asian Countries.
“L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon”, based in Hong Kong was voted the second best restaurant. While “Robuchon a Galera,” in Macau was voted third.
There are so many great reasons to travel to Asia, specifically Singapore. Singapore has been featured in earlier blog posts. Knowing where the top restaurant is located, is just another great reason to visi. Might as well enjoy some Eastern culinary magic.
Details Of Restaurant.
ESTABLISHMENT: Iggy’s restaurant, The Regent, Singapore.
LOCATION: 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore.
OPENING TIMES: Open Weekdays 12pm -2pm; 7pm – 10pm; Weekends 7pm – 10pm.
Photographed by Jack Horst.
If you live in the UK, I’m sure you’ve seen some of the famous British, Historical Sites.
There is a new guide, released by the AA that list Britains 25 Unesco World Heritage Sites, and the most important heritage locations in Britain.
If you plan to travel to England, this would be a great resource and tourist guide. The historians among you may find this to be the dream tourist book.
Historical Sites included in the book are; Tower of London’s the famous Roman Baths, in Bath, Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Devon and Dorset’s Jurassic coast and many other sites.
The guide costs approx £20.00/$34.00 and is available now from Amazon Books & Guides
The guide also includes Heritage Sites in other European Countries such as France, Spain and Germany. Pick up a copy before you travel to England and other European cities. Enjoy a fastinating historic read and tourist guide.
Photo by Matt Banks from http://www.freedigitalphotos.net.