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Ultra Cheap Flights to Flood Australian Market

Monday, April 30th, 2012

It’s coming as the September school holidays approach, a full-on airfare war in Australia as a result of Virgin Australia’s attempts to steal Qantas passengers.  The business press is one of the only sources printing the news about this capacity war that is waging between the two biggest domestic airlines in Australia.  The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation reports that from September the number of commercial seats available will increase by 21%.  Compare this to the 5%-7% per year increase the airlines usually see.

It is common to see cheap flights throughout the year, particularly during the low season, which is February-March and October-November.  However, there is about to be an all out war and even Tiger Airways, which now has its full fleet in operation once again, is getting in on the fun.  Sources in the industry say that Virgin is planning a capacity increase of 17%-18% and Qantas is looking at a 13% increase.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News. Includes the Caribbean in Flight Sale

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 says that with the rising cost of car fuel, the perceived notion of getting a cheaper vacation by driving may be a false one.  Flying may be the way to go for those seeking a summer vacation. has been offering a special promotional code since March as a way to allow travellers to save money, as much as $20, when travelling to many US destinations.

Now the promotion is being extended to include a number of Caribbean destinations, including St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where visitors can enjoy breathtaking views from the mountain tops, a guided kayak tour, or a visit to Drakes Seat.  Steve Oliverez, the CEO and spokesperson of InsanelycheapFlights, said that the idea behind the promotion was to help those who are looking for flight deals, a normal activity at this time of year, but which are getting more difficult to find due to rising jet fuel costs.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

A Turkish Airline to Offer Cheap Flights to Israel

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Pegasus Airlines has announced that they will be offering cheap flights from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, despite the tensions between the two countries and the decrease in the number of people travelling from Israel to Turkey.  The flights will be offered for $69.99 one way, which includes all fees and taxes.  The tickets are already on sale and the flights will start on June 18, running six days per week.  Those who wish to will be able to purchase tickets for travel beyond Istanbul.

Turkish Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ozgur Ozaslan, stated last month that he hope Israeli tourists would return to Turkey.  However, it is a wait-and-see situation when it comes to the discount flights and whether they will be enough to lure Israeli travellers back to Turkey.  raid on a Turkish Gaza-bound maritime flotilla in May 2010 and the resulting driving out of the Israeli ambassador, Turkey still tried to attract Israeli tourists earlier this year at the International Mediterranean Tourism Market in Tel Aviv.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

The Promise of Cheap Flights Brings Ottawa Travellers to New York State

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

There is a new ad campaign in New York State that is luring Ottawans south of the border to catch cheap flights from a New York State Airport.  The competition is brought on by Cape Air, which flies out of Ogdensburg, N.Y. to Albany and Boston.  The cost of these flights is but a fraction of the cost for flying to those destinations from the Ottawa Airport, something that is made possible due to the lower fuel prices and the federal subsidies given by the US government.

Daniel-Robert Gooch, Canadian Airports Council president, says Canadian airports lose approximately 5 million passengers annually to US airports.  He added that Canadians have to start thinking about this not only as an aviation problem, but as an economic problem.  The Canadian Airports Council held an event last month in Toronto to explore the issue and try to understand it.  As for the US airports, Jacqueline Donohoo, Cape Air’s marketing manager, said that their ad campaign has increased their business and Ogdensburg is less than an hour’s drive from Ottawa.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

Vietnam Travel Solutions

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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Reservations can be made online at and you can find information on hotel, air, and train bookings as well and any other travel needs you might have.  You can also check out the travel tips listed on the website and information on visa services.

Vietnam Travel Solutions is run by industry experts that have years of incredible experience in the field of Vietnam travel and they can make your vacation to Vietnam the trip of a lifetime.  Visit today.

Small Ship Cruises

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Cruises are a fabulous way to travel and see the world and sometimes smaller is better, which is why Small Cruise Ship brings you the very best in expertise and experience in the small cruise ship market.

The website was created by people who have experience ravelling on small cruise ships all over the world and this gives them unique insight into small cruise ship travel that you simply cannot find anywhere else.

Travellers can book a cruise on a small cruise ship on the website,, and can choose their cruise based on the destination or cruise line.  There are also corporate and group charters and deals and discounts for those who are looking to book for large groups or find a cruise that is more budget-friendly.

The best part is that many of these small ship cruises go to out of the way places all over the world, offering experiences that cannot be found anywhere else.

Nong Apartment Pattaya

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

If you are travelling to Thailand and want comfortable accommodations for the short- or long-term, then Nong Apartment is the ideal way to find the very best in Pattaya rentals.  Offered by Pattaya vacation, Nong Apartment offers vacation rentals and rentals for six months or longer at amazing deals.

With visitors that come back year after year, there is no doubt that Nong Apartment offers the very best in accommodations.  There is a wide range of choices when it comes to the style and size of apartment, including studio, deluxe, junior suite, garden apartment, garden lounge, and penthouse.

You get the comfort of an apartment and the service of a hotel, with bed linens changed and accommodations cleaned every other day.  If you are planning a trip to Pattaya, then please visit for more information on how to make your stay in Thailand the very best it can be.

French Classified

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

For all your classified needs in France, French Classified has an easy-to-use system of categories and a clean-cut approach to classified advertising.  Receiving more than 2.4 million hits over the past 12 months proves that advertising with French Classified is a sound move when selling or buying.

French Classified uses no forums or chat rooms, but instead just simple old-style advertising.  With a wide variety of categories, it is easy to find what you are looking for, whether you are buying or selling.  Categories include personals, pets/livestock, home and garden, employment, cars/motorbikes/boats, camping, and more.

It is even easy to find/list French property sales and rentals and non-French property sales and rentals.  No matter what you are looking for, avoid the sometimes difficult approach to sales over the internet by choosing to advertise on French Classified.  Visit for more information and for the latest news and the French Classified blog.

Spirit Offers Cheap Flights to Cartagena

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Spirit Airlines is taking advantage of the Secret Service sex scandal by offering cheap flights to Cartagena, Colombia.  Their advertising campaign is called “More bang for your buck” and the visual is of a man dressed as a secret agent with sunglasses and an ear piece and there are four women in bikinis behind him.  The text of the ad says “Upfront payment is required.”  This is a spoof on the current situation in Colombia, as last week, prior to Obama’s arrival for the Summit of the Americas, a number of members of the Secret Service were in Cartagena and were involved with prostitutes.

Jim Copacino, an advertising executive for MSNBC, said that the ad is funny in a weird sort of way and that it is obviously geared toward the young travel market, those who might be persuaded to travel on impulse.  The airline is also running another campaign based on the current General Services Administration scandal.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News. Honors Earth Day with Suggestions for Traveling Green

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Earth Day is fast approaching and on Sunday, April 22, millions of people all around the world will taking part in Earth Day celebrations, planting trees and generally learning how to be kinder to mother earth., who is a leader in finding and promoting online travel deals, also wants to honor Earth Day and to do so they have come up with a list of the Top 10 Eco-Friendly Travel Gadgets and Accessories.

All the items on the list are geared toward helping travellers use fewer resources while travelling and once they reach their destination.  The top ten Top 10 Eco-Friendly Travel Gadgets and Accessories are: Eagle Creek Luggage, Bag of Rhythm Portable Audio System by House of Marley, Bedol Water Alarm Clock, Solio BOLT Charger, Earth Doggy Eco-Friendly Pet Carriers, ReSource Series by Osprey Packs, PB Travel Bamboo Travel Blanket Set, Eco Speakers by Merkury Innovations, Revolution Apparel, and the Steripen Traveler.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

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