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Advices how to choose a hotel

Book hotels in advance. Hotel prices tend to rise during holidays and seasonal days. You can save 30-40 % by making a booking 2-3 months in advance.

2. Book hotels located near a public transport like a metro/station. Remember that large cities always have traffic jams. Thats why a metro/station can come in handy.

3. The hotel must be easily accessible from the airport/railway/seaport/carpark you are going to use.

4. Remember: the hotel must be reasonably priced, but not too cheap to avoid disappointments.

5. Dont be afraid to book the hotel by yourself. It is cheaper than using the travel agencies where they charge you with a commission. You will also have time to read hotel reviews on the Internet before making your choice.

6. Pay attention to the check in and check out time of the hotels. In general the hotels have a check-in time of 12.00 pm or later, while some tourists arrive at the city in the morning.

7. Once you have chosen your hotel, make sure you find a map or a tourist guide of the region. Most of the hotels will provide you with the information you need. That way you will have time to plan your vacation on an efficient way.

8. If you only plan to eat and sleep in the hotel choose a hotel near the centre of the city. If you are a creative person, consider to book a design hotel.

9. When you book hotels located in the centre of the city, make sure that the window is faced inside the hotel. That would allow you to avoid traffic noise during the night, which is a problem in the centre of the city.

10. Pay attention to small details: room service, smoking or not, check for noise isolation on the windows, availability of a swimming pool, gym and so on.

11. When booking a room in a warm country, make sure that the room has an air-conditioner. Often hotels only mention their air conditioning in the hotel facilities.

12. Try to find a hotel with a possibility to use a taxi transfer to the hotel. That way you dont pay too much for a local taxi. Besides, if you dont know the local language, you might even lose more time.

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Stay In A Cozy Fajardo Inn And Enjoy Puerto Rico’s Best Beaches

There’s no reason for any American who can afford to travel to not give Puerto Rico a try. The territory, located southeast of Florida, is referred to by many jet setters as the most exciting in the Caribbean. After all, the U.S. wouldn’t have to go through all the trouble with waging the 1898 war with Spain if La Isla del Encato, or the Island of Enchantment in English, is not worth keeping.

At present, Puerto Rico remains as a U.S. territory with a strong industrial economy. Annually, it receives as much as 5 million tourists, mostly Americans via cruise ships. To fully experience the atmosphere of the islands, staying at an inn in Fajardo, the easternmost city in the island of Puerto Rico and a 45 minute drive away from the capital city of San Juan, is ideal.

Although the entire territory is blessed with biodiversity, the mangrove forest in Fajardo’s Bio-Luminescent Bay tops the list of most interesting and unique experiences in the entire Carribean. Nightly tours can be arranged through the preferred Fajardo inn where one is staying at.

The tour is an hour and a half kayak ride through the forest by the bay, where planktons glow brightly when the water is disturbed. An additional day trip to nearby El Yunque Rainforest can be arranged for as well. El Yunque is a 28,000 acre tropical rain forest that is 3,500 feet high. Be prepared for rains as the area receives more than 100 billion gallons of water per year.

Of course, no trip to Puerto Rico would be complete without enjoying a whole day spent on the beach. Fajardo’s Seven Seas Beach is a Blue Flag beach that hosts water sports facilities for snorkeling, sailing and scuba diving. For those who prefer secluded beaches, Fajardo serves as a port to Culebra archipelago, which hosts world-renowned beaches like Playa Flamenco.

Many U.S. cities offer direct flights to San Juan’s Luis Muoz Marn and travel time can be as short as 2.5 hours from Miami to 7.5 hours from Los Angeles. For more information on Puerto Rico tourism, visit seepuertorico.com.

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Marriott To Open First Sri Lanka Hotel In Weligama Bay In 2014

Marriott International will be making its debut into the Sri Lankan hospitality market in 2014 after signing an agreement with Weligama Hotel Properties Ltd to open a new brand hotel.

The hotel group has announced that it will be opening the new Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa to tourists planning Sri Lanka holidays in 2014 and it will have 200 guest rooms.

“Marriott is delighted to be extending its portfolio and opening a world-class hotel in Sri Lanka,” stated Simon Cooper, the President and Managing Director of Marriott, Asia Pacific.

“Sri Lanka is a destination that has great potential and opportunity and we hope to capitalise on that and establish a strong presence in the country. We are confident that the reputation of Marriott Hotels and Resorts and the power of Marriott Rewards, our loyalty programme, will create great interest from both local and international travellers and be successful in promoting the beautiful area of Weligama Bay, as well as the country itself as this is our first hotel here.”

The new Sri Lanka hotel is located in the district of Weligama, in the city of Matara on the south coast of the Indian Ocean island.

The Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa will cater for both leisure treavellers looking for relaxing holidays in Sri Lanka and business travellers looking for comfortable accommodation and features 640-square-metres of flexible ballroom space and modern meeting rooms. The Sri Lanka hotels facilities also include a swimming pool with pool bar, three gourmet restaurants, a modern fitness centre, and guests will also have access to a stretch of pristine sandy beach.

Mr. Nahil Wijesuriya, the Chairman, East West Properties PLC, the parent company of Weligama Hotel Properties Ltd, explained: “We are among the first companies in Sri Lanka to sign up with an international branded hotel company and to open as early as 2014. The resort is being built according to Marriott International’s five star brand standards, with a beach frontage of 115 meters on the Galle-Matara road in the South-East of the country.

Sri Lanka is famous for its stunning natural scenery and diverse ecosystem comprising miles of white sandy beaches, jagged mountains, wildlife sanctuaries, thriving nature parks, and an array of heritage sites that include ancient cities and colonial forts. Since the end of its 25-year-long civil war in 2009, the island nation has seen a significant increase in the number of international travellers opting to go on holidays to Sri Lanka.

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The Advantages Of Boutique Hotels

One of the reasons boutique hotels are so popular is because they directly oppose the accepted hotel normality of hundreds of rooms and bland service. Their refusal to treat guests as anything other than honoured visitors means that they spend time, money and energy developing a hotel where you feel comfortable and at home. This can only really be achieved with low room numbers.

Hotels in this sector have discovered that travellers are willing to pay for accommodation that is different in design and where even full occupancy means they’re not queuing for breakfast or waiting for room service to answer the phones. Instead, fewer rooms means more space and better service, and an increasing number of travellers are taking this option.

Space

Space is important to travellers, particularly those for whom the hotel is an integral part of the experience. Whilst other holiday makers or business travellers simply use a hotel as a base for sleeping and eating, boutique hotel guests want to feel that they can spend the morning drinking coffee and reading in the public areas without feeling like a nuisance, or relax by the pool without worrying about fighting for poolside space with other guests. By taking a definite decision to reduce the number of bedrooms so that each room has more space and by fashioning public areas that guests actually want to use, boutique hotels create a unique atmosphere that appeals to guests.

Design

Boutique hotels are often based in older, traditional buildings where creating larger guest rooms means considerable changes to the internal design of the building. Sympathetic architectural changes can be achieved with careful planning and this allows hotel owners and their designers to maintain and incorporate original features into a more modern, spacious room design. From keeping original windows to fitting the most modern of bathrooms, clever design allows these hotels to provide fewer rooms, whilst at the same time preserving the essential features of the building.

Service

The smaller the number of guests, the better the service can be. This is a concept that’s fully understood by the boutique industry and it strives to ensure that standards of service are exceptional. Any contact that the guest has with a member of staff should be a positive one and, in many cases, members of staff are trained to anticipate guests’ needs, ensuring that they are comfortable asking for anything, including help with activities outside the hotel as well as the facilities within it.

Lowering the number of rooms in a hotel, combined with good design, quality fittings and excellent service all combines to make a hotel unique and that’s what today’s travellers want.

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Top 5 Turkish Beaches Revealed

Turkey continues to remain a firm favourite for UK holidaymakers looking for guaranteed summer sunshine and value-for-money. With four airports (Izmir, Dalman, Bodrum and Antalya) serving the coastal areas to the south of the country, there are plenty of resorts to choose from – but which really offer the best beaches? The travel experts at Hays Travel have compiled a list of their top five Turkish beaches.

1)The Blue Lagoon, OluDeniz, near Fethiye
This is the most photographed beach in Turkey and one of the most photographed in the world! A protected national park, this clear, peaceful lagoon is cut off from the sea by a long sandbank. Home to the endangered Loggerhead Turtle, the lagoon is surrounded by fine white shingle and shady pine forests. Hire a pedalo and see if you can get up close to a turtle, or make a real entrance by paragliding in from the top of one of the nearby rugged mountains. Stunning scenery, unique wildlife, a real must-see spot.

2)Olympos, near Alanya
Oludeniz is stunning, but its popularity means it can get very crowded. For something a little less busy, head to Olympos. Secluded and small, it’s more popular with backpackers than the masses. Nearby Roman ruins give it its name. Go back to basics and stay at the local treehouse camp.

3)Patara, near Fethiye
This huge beach is the birthplace of Nicholas, who went on to be immortalised in legend as Father Christmas. Soft and spotless, it’s a great place for building sandcastles and playing but does lack shade in the scorching high season.

4)Turgutreis, near Bodrum
Ever-popular Bodrum can get crowded and isn’t very special, luckily you don’t have to head too far out of town to reach Turgutreis. Gnetly shelving and chilled-out, this is a great spot for families. The breze also makes this beach popular with windsurfers.

5)Konyaalti Beach, near Antalya
Clear sea and pristine shingle have won this stretch an award for cleanliness. Arrive by dolmus or stay in the hip minimalist Hillside Su hotel, which overlooks this beautiful beach.

“These are only a selection of the brilliant beaches on offer in Turkey,” says Emily at Hays Travel. “Go and visit, explore, hire a car and find your own. There are lots of little islands and hidden coves around the coast – for a real holiday with a difference, why not cruise on board a gulet (traditional Turkish yacht.) If you prefer luxury, choose a first-class beach front hotel and take just a few steps from your room to the shore. There’s a beach to suit everyone in Turkey!”

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Used Travel Trailers For Sale Now At Their Lowest Prices, Here’s How To Find Them

It’s easy to go out and buy a brand new RV if you have lots of money to spend. Many of us, though have found used travel trailers for sale at far better prices. Right now is an excellent time to be searching for a used RV, because many owners are having to sell to save money, or to gain a little extra to help their financial situation.

Always start searching for the ideal RV in your local area. If you are lucky enough to find one, you will save on traveling and transport costs. Look in your local newspaper or search Craigslist on the internet to see if there are any used travel trailers for sale. Craigslist has a search page for each city. If there are none in your area and you are impatient to start RVing, you may need to broaden your search to other nearby cities. Sometimes the extra drive is worth it for the best RV deal.

A word of caution when buying an RV from an owner. While some owners simply want to get rid of the vehicle regardless of the price they get, most want the highest price possible to complete their financial obligations, buy a new RV or to improve their general situation. You may still get a better price than from a dealership who has put their mark-up on the RV, but is it the best that you can get?

Your lowest price option will be to find a used travel trailer for sale at an auction. Lately, there have been many RVs and other vehicles that have been repossessed by banks and credit unions. Auctions can be held by the state, county, marshal, sheriff or any other governing body. These RVs are not selling for a profit, only to cover the bank’s, or other institution’s, losses, therefore you are bound to find a bargain. Every month there are many auctions held in every state. You are much more likely to find a good RV at an auction, than waiting for a suitable one to appear in the classifieds.

Your only dilemma is to find the best auctions in your local area. Sometimes auctions are advertised in the newspaper, but there are many more available. They can even be online auctions. The easiest option is to become a member of a website that will give you access to different databases of auctions. They offer varying membership prices for monthly, yearly or lifetime sign-ups.

Your search for the perfect used travel trailers for sale is almost over. Sign up with a good website, choose a promising auction in your area, and have fun getting the best deal possible.

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Cayman Concierge Offers Personalised Service For Tourists Booking Holidays In The Cayman Islands

Travellers who are looking for more information about the Cayman Islands before booking their holidays there will have access to a new team of experts via the newly set up Cayman Concierge service which has been launched by Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in the UK.

The difference between this service and other travel information providers is that tourists will receive up to the minute information, tips, recommendations and inspiration for their Cayman Islands holidays without the need of technical apps or in-depth website knowledge.

The Cayman Concierge is a personal service available via phone and email and is operated by a team of expert staff in the Cayman Islands.

Using their insiders knowledge, the team is on hand to provide information about Cayman hotels, tourist attractions, restaurants, watersports, diving sites, bird-watching, destination weddings, solo travel, family holidays in the Cayman Islands, and much more.
Don McDougall, runs the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in the UK & Europe and he came up with the idea for the new service.

Cayman Concierge will be an invaluable resource effectively it is The Little Black Book for visitors, he explained.

The Cayman Islands are ideally suited to the independent traveller, but even those with the most adventurous spirit may still appreciate a guiding hand.

He added: For a relatively small country the Cayman Islands has enough to keep even the most active visitor busy, morning, afternoon and evening for at least a fortnight. However, sometimes the best experiences can also be the best-kept secrets which is why we are offering this new service Cayman Concierge.

During holidays to the Cayman Islands, tourists can relax on the famous white sand Seven Mile Beach on the western shores of Grand Cayman; explore mangrove forests, nature parks and the charming local villages; or go scuba diving in the crystal-clear turquoise waters to diving sites including the USS Kittiwake and colourful coral reefs.

The three Caribbean islands Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman are perfect for a family Caribbean holiday, a solo voyage, a romantic break or honeymoon, or a scuba diving adventure.

Cayman Concierge is available seven days a week via email on and during office hours (09:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday) on 020 7491 7771.

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A Tour of the Navy SEAL Museum

Located at the northern part of the Hutchinson Island in Florida, the U.S. Navy SEAL Museum is nestled at the original place where the Frogmen underwent their training back in the early 1940s. The Navy SEAL Museum is dedicated to the elite group of the Naval Special Warfare, the only one in the whole world.

How It Started

The U.S. Navy Frogmen, the original name given to the Navy SEALs, were born and came to existence at Fort Pierce, Florida, where the National Navy SEAL Museum now stands. The U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Teams and the U.S. Naval Combat Demolition Units were composed primarily of brave volunteers for the Second World War.

It was in November 1985 when the Navy SEAL Museum was formally dedicated to the elite group of the U.S. Special Operations Forces. Thereafter, an endless number of artifacts have continuously been sent to Fort Pierce.

What You Will Find

The Navy SEAL Museum provides a good venue for people to learn more about the history of the Naval Special Warfare. Inside the Navy SEAL Museum, one will be able to discover the beginnings of the Underwater Demolition Team, learn about their exploits in the Second World War, and understand more about the Navy SEALs by way of the artifacts and the many photographs displayed in the museum.

Outside, one will feel nostalgic seeing various modes of transportations that have been used by the Navy SEALs. A helicopter, two-man submarines, and patrol boats are artfully displayed outside the museum. The vehicle’s story can be read on a statue that stands on each of them.

Inside, one will be greeted by a volunteer, who could be a retired SEAL, a retired Frogman, or a spouse of a Frogman or a SEAL. The volunteer will serve as your guide in your tour of the museum and will explain every memorabilia on display.

The Museum Store

Like the usual museum, the Navy SEAL Museum also has a shop for us navy seals visitors where they can purchase their choice of SEAL souvenirs such as a pin, a cap, or a book. Tactical gear like backpacks, gloves, bags, and holsters can likewise be bought at the Navy SEAL Museum store.

U.S. Navy SEAL shirts, polos, cammies, and other tactical apparel (ideally for souvenir purposes) are available at the museum shop. Items are moderately priced, and the museum also accepts donations for it maintenance. Also, for a $100 donation, one can make his name part of the great Navy SEAL history with his own memorial brick being used nowhere else but within the grounds of the museum.

About the Author: This Article is written by James Kara Murat from USNavySealStore.com, the contributor of Navy Seal Store. More information on the subject is at A Tour of the Navy SEAL Museum, and related resources can be found at navy seal workout.

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Marshall Islands Incorporation

The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) is situated between Indonesia and Hawaii, west of the International Date Line and north of the Equator. It is the easternmost island group in Micronesia and it covers an approximate of 2 million sq km in the Central Pacific Ocean with two 1,280 km long parallel chains of atolls and volcanic islands separated by 179 km of sea. The islands achieved freedom in 1986 Compact of Free Association with the United States.

RMI works with professional incorporation services companies to legally process the license of incorporation of all non-resident companies. The common requirements for incorporation should be outlined in the standard Articles of Incorporation, among which are corporate name, number of authorized shares, classification of whether shares have par or no par value and identification for whether shares are to be in the bearer and/or registered form. If a non standard Articles of Incorporation will be presented, it is important that it should be in accordance with the Marshall Islands Business Corporation Act (BCA).

The following requirements should be noted and complied for an efficient processing of Marshall Islands Incorporation:
Authorized and Issued Share Capital The standard authorized share capital is 500 shares without par value or a capital with a declared par value of up to US$50,000.
Types of Shares Permitted Types of shares available for Marshall Islands Incorporation are registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares, shares with or without par value and shares with or without voting rights.
Taxation Nonresident companies are legally exempted from taxes.
Absence of Double Taxation Agreements
License Fees A maintenance fee is required from every company.
Financial Statement Requirements Filing financial statements is not obliged, but companies are advised to secure financial records for easy assessment and identification of companys financial status.
Directors There is no limit for the number of directors. A combination of local and foreign directors or full 100% foreign directors are both allowed.
Company Secretary A resident or foreign company secretary can be appointed.
Shareholders A minimum of one shareholder is required for Marshall Islands Incorporation.
Lastly, Marshall Islands Incorporation should always abide in Marshall Islands Business Corporations Act under the Marshall Islands Associations Law which was patterned on the corporate laws of Delaware and New York and modified to consider the important features of an offshore jurisdiction. Marshall Islands BCA provides a list of other provisions necessary in corporate activities, operations and administration.

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A City Of Beaches

When it comes to spending vacations in America, Miami is the place which comes to mind. Miami is one of the most popular cities of America, and especially when it comes to spend a splendid vacation – cheap flights to Miami are looked for, and are heavily booked. Miami is a big colossal city, which is identified with extra ordinary big buildings, big parks, large high ways, big roads, etc. and this is all what it makes a modern American city. At the same time, it nourishes the tourism needs as well by exhibiting endless traits which are truly a cynosure of all the tourists’ eye and that are its beaches and tropical weather. Families love to book flights to Miami each year to enjoy recreating environment of the serene beaches which add to the essence of spending holidays with glory. Abreast, these beaches have got some activities for you as well to enjoy and those are water sports, and water surfing etc. Some of the popular beaches in Miami are;

-The South Beach of Miami: The South Beach is the home to world’s selected celebrities – famous for its night clubs and run ways. It is an excellent view to watch when the big cruise ships sail along, and this is what your cheap flights to Miami will let you enjoy. -The Virginia key beach: It is one of the most interesting Miami beaches and is often crowded by the visitors. -The Hanlover beach: This is a blazing beach, where the visitors who book cheap flights to Miami enjoy a number of activities like the barbecue grills, showers, and the food and drink stalls, etc. -The Miami Dade Country beach: Taking flights to Miami will let you enjoy this beach as well, where you enjoy the sun bathing, swimming, guided tour to the light house, and the serene environment.