Archive for June, 2014

Cheapflights offers a list of the most extreme eats

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Cheapflights has put together a list of the world’s most extreme eats; whether you find them disgusting or delicious is up to you. Here are the top three.

Near Calais, France is Boulogne-sur-Mer. This is where they make Vieux-Boulogne, the smelliest cheese around. Apparently it smells like a barnyard but tastes delicious.

In many places in Japan you can order a pufferfish, or fugu. It’s a delicacy, but you risk your life with every fish, because it has to be prepared properly or you will die a horrible death. If you want to risk a bit more, you could also try its liver, which is said to be 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide.

The Duck Inn in Redditch, England offers a 150-ounce steak topped with onion rings and fries. Do you have what it takes to eat 9.35 pounds of beef?

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Mushtaq Travel offers cheap flights to Pakistan

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Mushtaq, the UK-based travel agent, is offering flights to Pakistan for as low as £429 ($729 USD) on board Pakistan International Airlines, for flights booked between now and June 30. Travelers may fly from Birmingham, Manchester, or London to Lahore, Karachi, or Islamabad on a round-trip, direct flight ticket.

Travelers may make reservations through Mushtaq, a Pakistani-owned travel agency that offers worldwide destinations. The special deal on Pakistan flights is good on all flights booked between now and June 30, with flights available in June, September, October, and November. There are no booking fees, administration fees, and no other hidden charges.

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Cheapflights puts together a list of swimming holes around the world

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, and Cheapflights has put together a list of the best swimming holes around the world.

Cyprus Lake Grotto, Ontario, Canada is in Bruce Peninsula National Park and is surrounded by a huge cave.

Devil’s Pool, Zimbabwe is at the base of Victoria Falls in southern Africa. It’s right at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The waterfall is 355 feet tall at the center.

Little River Canyon, Alabama, U.S. is a huge river canyon that is surrounded by jumping-off points and cliffs. There are also three rope swings.

Enfield and Lucifer Falls, Ithaca, New York, U.S. is just outside of Ithaca at Robert H. Treman Park. The Lower Falls has the better swimming hole compared to the Lucifer Falls.

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Air Arabia adds flights between Ras Al Khaimah and Muscat

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Air Arabia has announced that it will offer four new flights per week between Ras Al Khaimah and Muscat, in partnership with Oman’s Ministry of Tourism.

The UAE-based low-cost carrier will operate flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with an Airbus A320. It can carry 168 passengers each way. According to the directer general of the Tourism Promotion Directorate, the new flights will help attract tourists from the UAE. Visitors will be able to go rock climbing, trekking, and watch for dolphins, birds, and dolphins.

With these new flights, Air Arabia now offers 21 flights per week between the United Arab Emirates and Muscat.

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Chelsea Tours now offers all-inclusive packages and cheap flights

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Chelsea Tours, based in Arusha, provides Tanzania tours for those people who are looking for convenient travel packages. The tour company also offers cheap flights for those not looking for package deals.

Domestic flights can be booked with airlines such as FAST JET, Air Tanzania, Precision Air, and Flight Link. International airlines include Qatar Airways, KLM, and Turkish Airlines. Cheap flight bookings can be made online with a credit card.

Travel packages include a 6-day climbing adventure at Kilimanjaro, a 6-day safari holiday, a 5-day wildlife adventure tour, and a 7-day leisure Tanzania safari trip. Most of the wildlife/safari tours start in Arusha.

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Low-fare carrier starts selling tickets from Virginia to seven destinations

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Low-fare carrier PEOPLExpress has started selling tickets from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia to seven different destinations.

Service will start on June 30 and people will be able to fly to Boston, Pittsburgh and Newark. On July 15, service to West Palm Beach will begin, Atlanta will be added on August 1, and St. Petersburg and New Orleans will be added August 28.

The airline is based out of that airport and will use Boeing 737-00 planes, each of which seat 150 passengers.

PEOPLExpress was publicly launched in February of 2012 but several delays pushed the launch date for flights. The goal is to serve unserved or underserved markets and charge 40 percent less than usual fares. There will be a frequent flier program too. Some flights will start at $76.

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Cheapflights makes list of new gay travel hot spots

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 has created a list of new travel hot spots that are celebrating Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. In addition to gay-friendly cities like Amsterdam, Toronto, and San Francisco, several other cities are taking part.

One of the largest parties will be WorldPride 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Other travel destinations are Tel Aviv, Israel; Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Berlin, Germany; Hong Kong, China; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Tel Aviv is known as the city that doesn’t stop, and you’ll experience that on June 26 for the White Night Festival, when the entire city is open all night.

Some other cities that made the list are Cape Town, South Africa; Brussels, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain; and Cancun, Mexico.

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