Archive for January, 2014

Travel habits survey shows type of stress experienced by travelers

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 has done a survey to look at the type of stress experienced by travelers at every stage of their journey.

The survey asked just over 1,100 Americans about things like planning, experiencing, and returning from a vacation. Cheapflights then put the data together and came up with a map of how vacationers feel at every part of the trip.

According to the survey, the most relaxing part is sleeping in your own bed at the end of your journey, while the most depressing is making your way through the airport on your way home. Some of the best parts are waking up on the first morning, eating your first meal, and arriving at the place where you will spend your vacation.

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

Jet Airways now offering cheap flights in India

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Jet Airways has stepped into the ring of budget airfare with its subsidiary Jet Konnect. The airline has offered a 30-day advance purchase special on domestic flights within India.

The upcoming peak travel season has triggered a price war among several of the country’s carriers, including Air India. The new Jet Konnect deal is good for travel up to April 15, with the sale taking place Thursday and Friday.

Air India’s deal is on sale until Friday and is good for travel between February 21 and April 15. Travelers can save up to 50 percent on all domestic travel. SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir are also offering deals.

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

Ryanair and Google will work to create an all-new flight search option

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Ryanair’s CEO has announced that the company is working with the search engine giant Google to create a way for travelers to compare cheap flights right on Google.

The new search option will go live in the spring of 2014 and will supposedly revolutionize the way people find and buy tickets. Basically, Ryanair will share its pricing with Google and thus, anyone making a search within Google will see cheapest prices, route selections, and more. Google will, however, have to have all data from all the airlines in order to offer a well-rounded, accurate comparison tool.

The goal is to make this project better than other comparison sites.

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

Places to go to break New Year’s resolutions

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

If you’re like most people, you made yourself some New Year’s resolutions for 2014. Hare a couple places you are most likely to bust your resolutions.

If your goal is to exercise more, you certainly won’t do it at Anguila. In the Leeward Islands, this is where you’ll spend all day lounging on the beach or poolside. There are no high rises, cruise ships, or casinos here; the goal is relaxation.

Don’t travel to Las Vegas, Nevada if your resolution is to get more sleep. You’ll find every need you have catered to here, at any time of the day or night.

If you want to cut back on your alcohol consumption, then stay away from Munich, Germany. This town is known for its Oktoberfest celebration, of course, but beer lovers from all over the world head there all year long.

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

How to travel to expensive destinations for less money

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Some places are much more expensive than others to visit, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid traveling there. Here are some traditionally exorbitant places to visit and how to save some cash.

1. New York is expensive because of accommodation prices. The best way to save money is to rent rooms or apartments rather than hotel rooms.

2. Tokyo’s major expense is the airfare. Instead of flying from the east coast to Tokyo, find a flight to get you across the United States and book a flight from the west coast to Tokyo. This will save you hundreds of dollars.

3. London is one of the most expensive places in the world to visit. It has a ridiculous exchange rate, expensive goods and services, and very high sales tax. The main way to save is to find affordable airfare. Look for new low-cost trans-Atlantic airlines and their budget offerings.

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Is it worth the upgrade to ScootBiz?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

If you’re flying with Scoot, you may be considering upgrading to ScootBiz. So what will you get?

The ScootBiz is the premium option for those flying with Scoot. It’s really a fancy economy class, with 57 cm (22 in) width, 97 cm (38 in) pitch, and 20 cm (7.8 in) recline to the seats.  You can charge or power your devices from your seat as well. You get two carry-ons, each weighing up to 15 kg (33 lb), and up to 20 kg (44 lb) of check-in baggage. There is access to the entertainment system and your food is included.

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If you can get a ticket, Venezuelan flights are cheap

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Venezuela is a country with runaway inflation, which means that anyone with currency obtained on the black market can get 60 bolivars to the dollar compared to the 6.3 bolivars as per the official exchange rate. This makes airfares really inexpensive for those with black market currency. The problem is that there are no tickets to be had.

Ticket are being sold set to the official rate, so people with black market currency can buy plane tickets that cost around one-tenth of the official price. This means people are taking advantage of the price and are flying all over the world.

Yet another reason the tickets are so hard to come by is because Venezuelans with airline tickets are allowed to buy $3000 American dollars at 6.3 bolivars per dollar; when they get to Venezuela, they can sell these for 60 bolivars on the dollar. So many people are buying plane tickets that it’s practically impossible to book a flight without doing so months in advance.

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Top places to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

If you’re scrambling for some last-minute party ideas for celebrating New Year’s, here are a couple places to consider.

1. Tokyo, Japan celebrates Hatsumode, where over three million visitors make their way to the Meiji-jingu Shrine where the New Year is rung in with 108 chimes. Make your wish, buy oracles, and burn old charms to say goodbye to the old year and bring in the new.

2. Edinburgh, Scotland hosts Hogmanay, an annual celebration that lasts several days. You’ll enjoy a torchlight procession, street dancing, and fireworks.

3. Sydney, Australia may not have the winter weather you’re used to for New Year’s celebrations, but it has the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Check out the Sydney Harbourlights for a fantastic fireworks display.

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