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Archive for October, 2007

Tipping and Service go Together

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Everyone likely expects to receive the best service possible when they travel. Service is usually the number one thought on our mind when we make reservations, take our flight, check into our hotel, enjoy our dinner, inquire with the Hotel Concierge, ask the Porter for help, and so on and so on.
If we think about it, we would realize there are many wonderful people who help [...]

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Travel Warnings

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Do you read the various Travel Warnings submitted by the U.S. State Department regarding international travel? If there is a warning posted about a country you were considering visiting, would it make you change your plans? If yes, explain why.
Please let us know what has been your experience with Travel Warnings. Have they been helpful and accurate? How do you [...]

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Travel Industry is Largest in the World

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Many people are surprised to hear that the travel industry is the largest industry in the world. As of the end of 2008, its total economic impact was over eight trillion dollars. In the United States alone, the total was approximately 1.7 trillion dollars. It continues to grow at rate well over 20 percent annually regardless [...]

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VIAmigo…be local

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Another helpful site called VIAmigo is currently offering their services to you in cyberspace. They help travelers locate authentic, local experiences and “insider” adventures by connecting them with personal tour guides from everywhere. The service they offer is greatly needed and will be much appreciated by the traveling public. Check their site out today and enjoy!

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World's Largest Motorcycle Rental Comapny

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

We have recently found the world’s largest motorcycle rental company (EagleRider) specializing in Harley-Davidson, Honda, BMW motorcycle rentals and tours from 42 rental locations in the United States, Mexico, Spain and France. EagleRider locations offer adventure rentals from ATV (quad), Jetski, Watercraft, Dirt Bikes, and Snowmobiles.
Hey folks…what they offer sure sounds like a lot of fun! [...]

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Flying Companions

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Great concept!
A new company called Flying Companions, has just started offering a service to assist seniors or individuals with special needs. They will pick you up at home or meet you at your departure airport and then travel with you to assist with all aspects of your trip….from check-in to baggage claim. They even offer to [...]

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Do travelers really care?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Do travelers really care if a hotel or an airline is “green“? I have heard and read numerous very strong opinions on this subject. I believe your voice needs to be heard regardless of which position you take. Please speak out.

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What's most important?

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

When it comes to flying, what part is the most important to you? Is it the price of the ticket, a non-stop flight versus being required to take multiple stops to and from the destination, service on the aircraft, smoking not allowed in the aircraft, baggage handling, security at the airport and issues related to it, check in counter, [...]

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Spectacular Dubai Canal System

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Breaking news is saying the development of a 75 km long waterway in Dubai will start this December 2007 & will cost eleven billion dollars. It will be called the Arabian Canal and will be 150 meters wide and 6 meters deep and will allow boats that are up to 40 meters in length. The entire [...]

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