Mushtaq Travel offers cheap flights to Pakistan

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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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Brits Grabbing Up Cheap Holiday Flights

Posted: May 27th, 2014

With the pound at its strongest against the U.S. dollar since 2009 and flights between Europe and the U.S. at very low prices, Brits are taking advantage of the opportunity for a cheap vacation.  Price breaks for flights to Los Angeles, New York, and Florida are as high as £300, thanks to new discount flights launched by Ryanair and Aer Lingus.  In addition, resort prices in Spain and Portugal are a third of cheaper than they were in 2009.

According to Kirsty Ward, head of Asda Money, the exchange rate between the sterling and the euro has improved by 7%.  This means that the sterling is 11% stronger compared to the U.S. dollar than it was at the same time last year.  This has resulted in a huge increase in the number of travellers buying both euros and dollars.  The top bargain locations include Turkey, Spain, Greece, and Portugal.

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Places to visit for Wizard of Oz fans

Posted: May 26th, 2014

If you love all things Wizard of Oz, then you need to check out the list Cheapflights has put together. This year marks the 75th anniversary of “The Wiz” so it’s a great time to do a tour.

This list isn’t all-encompassing, but the first place you should check out is the play “Wicket,” anywhere it’s playing.

Next, hit up the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. You’ll see the Ruby Slippers there.

If you’re in New York, check out Chittenango, where Frank Baum lived.  He is, of course, the author of the Wizard of Oz.

The Judy Garland Museum is fabulous in it’s own right. It’s located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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Cheap flights to Ibiza for opening weekend

Posted: May 20th, 2014

If you’re interested in planning a trip to Ibiza so you’re there for opening parties, then you need to act fast. For the cheapest flight, here’s what you do.

First off, Easyjet’s Flexifares allows you to switch the dates of booked flights by a few weeks, without you paying anything extra. So what you should do is book for other weeks that are a little cheaper, then switch at no extra cost to the dates you want.

This, of course, will only work if there are seats available, and if you have the courage to sit and wait.

As soon as 24 hours are up, switch your flights if the ones you want are available.

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Asia’s low-cost airlines

Posted: May 19th, 2014

Expansion of South-East Asia’s budget airlines is getting ahead of its demand.

Some of the budget airlines are finding it hard to fill their seats. And the regular airlines are feeling the hit, as well: Cathay Pacific reported that the competition from budget airlines was impacting its short-haul routes. Singapore Airlines also complained of lowered sales.

At the beginning of May, Tigerair announced it had lost $177 million from January through March, which is $36 million more lost than in 2013. Many of its national affiliates, including those in Singapore and Indonesia, are doing badly. The company is canceling orders and grounding planes.

AirAsia is also deferring the delivery of new planes and is cutting costs.

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