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EU Lifting Travel Restrictions

EU Lifting Travel Restrictions

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations, and countries were forced to introduce travel restrictions. With the pandemic slowing down around the world, many countries have started to ease border restrictions and reopen for international tourists. Council of the European Union finally […]

Posted on June 30, 2020 by in Travel Deals, Travel News

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International Destinations Reopening to Tourists

International Destinations Reopening to Tourists

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations, and countries were forced to introduce travel restrictions. With the pandemic slowing down around the world, many countries have started to ease border restrictions and reopen for international tourists. Europe European Union and Schengen countries […]

Posted on June 26, 2020 by in Destinations & Inspiration, Travel Deals, Travel News

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Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 & Business Class Review from Istanbul (IST) – Novosibirsk (OVB) B737

Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 & Business Class Review from Istanbul (IST) – Novosibirsk (OVB) B737

Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 I had initially booked an award using United miles from San Francisco to Novosibirsk all on Turkish Airlines. Turkish cancelled my San Francisco flight out of the blue just two weeks before departure (after half a dozen scheduled changes earlier in the year […]

Posted on March 19, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Turkish Airlines Review

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Bahrain (BAH) via Dubai (DXB) A330 CX 745

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Bahrain (BAH) via Dubai (DXB) A330 CX 745

After my 10-day ‘layover’ in Hong Kong (and after exploring Phnom Penh and Hanoi), I was curious to see how much I’d like the A330 configuration for Cathay Pacific Business Class. I decided to use the Terminal 1 lounge across from Gate 4 – ‘The Wing’ – and to my surprise it was rather empty that […]

Posted on November 24, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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Dragonair Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Phnom Penh (PNH) A330

Dragonair Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Phnom Penh (PNH) A330

Dragonair is to Cathay Pacific in Asia what Eurowings is to Lufthansa in Europe – it’s the way Cathay competes with the low-cost competition. The airline is part of Oneworld, so unlike SilkAir (which is not part of Star Alliance) but like SA Airlink, which is a Star Alliance affiliate. Dragonair gets its equipment from old Cathay planes […]

Posted on November 9, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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Can IHG Travel Agent Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

Can IHG Travel Agent Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

  What are IHG Travel Agent Rates? Like other major hotel brands and travel providers, the InterContinental Hotels Group is known for offering preferred lower rates to travel agents, either for the agents themselves or for them to book on behalf of their clients. The official site, IHG Agent, is said to give travel consultants at least 35% […]

Posted on October 26, 2016 by in Best Rate Guarantee, IHG Rewards Club, Travel Agent Rate

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My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand

My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand

My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand – Understand Samarkand is one of the richest cities of the ‘Silk Road’. This pre-medieval trading route between Europe and Asia was so profitable for everyone along the way (trade always makes all participants better off despite what politicians make of it) that the rulers were able to build mind-boggling places. […]

Posted on September 28, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan – Understand Almaty is the commercial capital of Kazakhstan and has a history of an oasis trading hub in the region. It’s located just north of the Alatau Mountains that separate Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan (see My Favorite Things to do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). The city is a rewarding travel […]

Posted on September 24, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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InterContinental Dublin Review

InterContinental Dublin Review

The InterContinental Dublin has just been reflagged from being a Four Seasons property and is located in Ballsbridge, 3 miles south of Dublin’s city center. The airport bus ‘Aircoach’ stops right outside. The building may remind you more of a large foreign embassy (of which there are many in that neighborhood) than a hotel. It’s […]

Posted on August 13, 2016 by in Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards Club

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Arik Air Review Lagos (LOS) to Accra (ACC)

Arik Air Review Lagos (LOS) to Accra (ACC)

Arik Air (the wings of Nigeria) has been in business for 10 years. With its modern fleet and snazzy marketing, it is a Nigerian success story that has ridden the wave of the ever appreciating Naira. While many African airlines are banned from flying to Europe and the US, Arik Air operates to London and […]

Posted on July 15, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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My Top 20 Things to do in Istanbul

My Top 20 Things to do in Istanbul

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Why you should visit the Princes’ Islands Istanbul Istanbul is a huge city and home to 14 million people. It’s chock-full of sights and has grown more famous in the last 10 years, especially with European ‘city trippers’. A big part of the Old Town and the European […]

Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Air Astana Review (Economy Class)

Air Astana Review (Economy Class)

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Photo Review Intramuros, Manila, Philippines – and the best place for a Manila sunset Philippine Airlines Review – Domestic and International Economy Class Marco Polo Davao Hotel Review Paradise Island, Samal – a cool escape from busy Davao, Philipinnes Jen Hotel Manila Hotel Review (formerly Traders Hotel […]

Posted on May 20, 2015 by in Airline Reviews

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