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Thursday, September 29, 2016

South African Airways Vacations® introduces its 2017 Collection brochure

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®) launched its 2017 Collection brochure, featuring an expanded portfolio of air-inclusive vacation packages to a variety of destinations throughout Southern and East Africa.  The new 2017 brochure features 15 pages of product information on South African Airways (SAA) and South African Airways Vacations®, along with highlights of their most popular value-packed vacation packages.  For the third consecutive year, SAA Vacations® is offering a digital version of the Collection brochure to make it easier and more efficient for both travel agents and consumers to book an African vacation of a lifetime. 

For 2017, SAA Vacations® is offering over 70 affordable packages that feature a multitude of experiences throughout Africa including, adventure, culture, wildlife, culinary & wine tour, honeymoon and family safaris.  All SAA Vacations® packages include round-trip air transportation on award-winning South African Airways, with origins from over 100 cities in the U.S., as well as hotel accommodations, airport transfers, sightseeing and a safari experience on selected packages.

Highlights of the SAA Vacations® 2017 Collection include exceptional value on some of their most popular packages:

“South Africa Sizzler” - This 9-day / 6-night package is designed for those travelers who want an affordable package to explore Cape Town and experience the thrill of a South African safari.  The package starts at $1,999* (restrictions apply) per person and includes four-nights in Cape Town and two-nights at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge near the Pilanesburg National Park.

“Wine and Safari” - This vacation package begins with a three-night stay in Cape Town, a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula and the Cape of Good Hope.  Then off to South Africa’s wine region with a two-night stay in the historical town of Stellenbosch and a private Winelands tour.  The experience continues with a safari and accommodations at Kapama River Lodge for a three-night stay near the world-famous Kruger  National to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to view Africa’s Big Five.  The 11-day / 8-night package starts at $3,699** (restrictions apply) per person.

 “Affordable Botswana” - Spend six nights in Botswana covering the country’s most celebrated game viewing destinations including; the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve and the Savute Channel in the Chobe National Game Reserve.  This 9-day / 6-night package includes all games drives, most meals and national park fees and starts at $6,599*** (restrictions apply) per person.

“SAA Vacations® offers exciting and varied itineraries to both Southern Africa and East Africa that are fully customizable to cater to both luxury and budget travelers,” said Terry von Guilleaume, president of South African Airways Vacations®. “Our 2017 portfolio of vacation packages have delivered what our customers have asked for and at the same time introduces new and unique product with a strong focus on value for money.”

The South African Airways Vacations® 2017 Collection brochure is available online, click below.

Travelers are encouraged to contact SAA Vacations’® Africa specialists at 1-855-FLY-SAAV or their professional travel consultant. For more information about our 2017 Collection visit:

All advertised air-inclusive packages are commissionable and can be customized for both groups and individuals. Tailor made itineraries are our specialty and our team of Africa Specialists are standing by to assist you in creating a vacation of a lifetime.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The benefits of a .travel domain

The .travel top-level domain registry announced last year that Tourism Fiji, the official travel and tourism agency of the government of Fiji, had registered the name FIJI.TRAVEL and launched as its official tourism website.

Joining many other countries in the use of their .travel name, Fiji is taking advantage of the fact that the .travel domain name provides travelers with instant online identification of their country and their tourism portal.

With hundreds of millions of domain names now registered, clear identity is a crucial component in building an Internet presence. In the near future, many hundreds of new top-level domains will enter the market, and will continue to stand out. Other country governments have made the same move to .travel.

Take a look at to see how countries are taking advantage of .travel to define their tourism identity on the Internet.

Now .travel is open to everyone. Haven’t got your Member Number (UIN) yet? Obtain it here:

Details of the .travel domain program may be found at and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at Please address any inquiries to . is one of the most awarded tourism businesses in New Zealand. Its extensive range of Auckland Tours is the result of the passion of its Directors Neill and Ceillhe Sperath for the outstanding natural beauty, Maori culture, and friendly people that Auckland and New Zealand have to offer.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, provides an extensive range of high-quality Auckland Tours. Neill and Ceillhe Sperath are New Zealanders that are extremely passionate about Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Aotearoa (New Zealand). Ceillhe is a New Zealander of Maori descent, who has excellent contacts with groups involved in this fascinating culture that is so much part of New Zealand. This is very much reflected in the extensive range of high-quality Auckland Tours provided. Ceillhe is also a direct descendant of 2 very prominent Maori chiefs that helped shape New Zealand.

Neill Sperath is a passionate New Zealander by choice. He is of Irish and German descent and has become a proud New Zealander and a New Zealand citizen since relocating from Europe several years ago, after falling in love with New Zealand and Ceillhe. Previous to that he lived mainly in Ireland and Germany and is well travelled, having visited over 40 countries so far. Before coming to New Zealand Neill managed several large shopping centers in Europe.

Commenting on why they chose .travel for their website domain, Neill said: “.travel is only available to real tourism and travel companies; so it’s exclusive to our industry. This leads to Google and other search engines looking more favorably on our website and results in higher rankings.”

The unrivaled enthusiasm for what they do, unique and highly personal Auckland and NZ Tours, knowledge of and access to truly exceptional places and cultural experiences, plus their knowledge of both international and Maori culture, is what sets them apart from other tourism operators. Plus in the past few years alone they have won 8 significant awards, including a worldwide tourism award and many other awards.

Also on offer are Private Luxury Tours around Auckland and New Zealand as well as Auckland Tours for larger groups. Their success is based mainly on referrals from travelers who have been thrilled with the unique experiences around Auckland that were offered to them.

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Details of the .travel domain program may be found at and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at Please address any inquiries to .

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Secret travel escapes in Germany revealed is Germany’s most brilliant trip discovery platform. This website has made it fun, easy, and possible for travelers to discover amazing places in Germany, so far known only to local “insiders.” teamed up with the nation-leading knowledge community to create the most exciting database of hidden gems for travelers planning to visit Germany. The secret is simple: Hivino collected the best places in Germany, known only by "insiders," and collected all the information travelers will need to make visiting simple and free.

The team of "insiders" works around the clock to get the best places listed in categories like spa wellness & detox, seasonal attractions like ski and Christmas markets, places to enjoy family trips, tons of medieval castles, exploration of old towns, engaging in outdoor activities, and much more. is rapidly growing to become the most complete source of hidden gems in Germany.

This means that a trip to Germany becomes even more pleasant and exciting. After selecting the beautiful places from the website’s discovery panel, simply add it to a personal trip designed by you, for you, with everything organized into an easy-to-read itinerary from a mobile device, email, or even shared on social media with friends.

Hivino is a brand of Flyvino UG. For more information, go to

Details of the .travel domain program may be found at and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at Please address any inquiries to

Now .travel is open to everyone. Haven’t got your Member Number (UIN) yet? Obtain it here: offers the perfect, personalized Brazil vacation, tailor made to your unique preferences

The American owner/operator of, Jonah Golan, had a promising career in hotel management in Seattle, until he took a seven-month backpacking trip to Brazil in 2010. During this trip, he slowly made his way up the coast, falling in love with the diverse natural beauty of the country and the distinct Brazilian culture. Since this initial trip, Jonah has chosen to live, travel and work in the tourism industry in Brazil, and he is now fluent in Portuguese.

Using his previous experiences, he began arranging custom Brazil vacations in a freelance manner, just prior to the 2014 World Cup. was officially started shortly thereafter. Jonah’s vision for the company is to simply share his love of Brazil with others, providing a personalized service with the utmost attention to detail, to ensure that his clients’ Brazil vacation is customized to their specific tastes.

The available destinations include some of the more popular Brazilian vacation spots such as: Rio de Janeiro, Amazon, Pantanal, Iguazu Falls, etc., but also the lesser known, off-the-beaten-track spots that Jonah has personally traveled to in Santa Catarina Minas Gerais and northeast Brazil where he lives. Services include but are not limited to: accommodations, transportation, private drivers, private aviation, day trips, city tours, bilingual guides, event tickets, culinary, company retreats, photo tours, yoga tours, adventure sports tours, etc., just about anything to make sure his clients receive the Brazil vacation of their dreams. is committed to doing business ethically, offering a valuable service at a fair price and furthering the concept of Responsible Tourism. Responsible Tourism means minimizing negative social, economic and environmental impacts on Brazil. Whenever possible, partnerships are formed with other businesses in the travel sector that are also committed to this practice of sustainability; caring for the environment, while generating greater economic benefits for local people thus enhancing the well-being of the community. believes that it is not only the right thing to do, but it is also in their best interest to preserve the natural landscapes and happy communities of people in Brazil, because without these things, their business would cease to exist.

For more information about specific Brazil tours, customizing your own Brazil vacation, how the booking process works, or for frequently asked questions, simply go to their site: or send Jonah an e mail at:

Details of the .travel domain program may be found at and through any .travel authorized registrar listed at . Please address any inquiries to

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Lost something?

Laptops, smartphones, iPods, iPads and purses are expensive items to lose. They also contain a lot of our valuable personal information. With identity-theft on the rise, we simply cannot afford not to find our valuable lost possessions. Like many great ideas, MISIT™ grew out of a needs-based field. MISIT™ has been reuniting travelers with their lost property at ease for a price that is affordable. The close relationships we have fostered with airport and airline operators across the globe has enabled us to recover lost items on-board inbound/outbound planes, in airport terminals and various business establishments within the airport. This relationship is key for items to be returned to their rightful owners as swiftly as possible. Our sophisticated technology and dedicated, conscientious staff are able to make the reclaiming of lost property as easy as possible for our clients.

Our unique system links a vast network of locations where lost items may be recorded and gathered, creating a centralized database of items found across the globe. Passengers searching for their misplaced items can log their inquiries online, allowing the search for possible matches within our database to begin. This includes any other location that seems fit to finding your lost property. Our system handles lost property not only with airports and airlines around the world, but also incorporates shopping centers and other business located within the airports, allowing our network to grow continuously. Due to our success rate and request from customers, we have recently added other modes of transportation including Amtrak, New York’s MTA bus and subway system, NJ Transit, BART, MBTA, CTA, METRA, Metro-North Rail, and PATCO.

Once found, claimed and verified, items can either be collected from the lost property desks located where the item was found, or they can be sent directly to the claimant. Courier services enable us to reunite passengers with their property wherever they, or their lost property, may be located. Regretfully, most locations cannot store lost items indefinitely. For example, some airports have a 30 day holding policy, others have one for 90 days (each location is different). This allows only a small window of opportunity to retrieve your lost property. Luckily, MISIT™ is here to help, putting a detective on your case whose number one mission is finding what rightfully belongs to you.

We all love to travel, but the inconvenience of losing your possessions can ruin your journey. Luckily, MISIT™ can reunite you with your belongings at the click of a button; providing you with good luck!

For more information, visit: 

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Astove island of the Seychelles: An exclusive experience

The rugged, secluded, and remarkably remote setting and surroundings of Astove make it the perfect destination for anglers seeking adventure with a unique, wild, and totally isolated fishing experience. The Coral Lodge caters to only six clients per week making for an exclusively private experience.

A 12-week season guarantees a rare privilege to gaze into a world that has changed very little in the years that have passed. It's a fantastic fishery that allows anglers an opportunity to catch bonefish, giant trevally, triggerfish, milkfish, permit, grouper, barracuda, tuna, wahoo, and a multitude of other species. The magical shallows white lagoon is a must for anglers in search of catching trophy bonefish up to 9 lbs. Astove is most well known to be the destination where one has a chance at catching a monstrous GT while wading the flats.

This past season was no exception with anglers on average landing six GTs per angler, per week, and the magical one-meter mark being broken on numerous occasions with the biggest GT of the season taped at 132cms. The margin for error on a fish over 100 cms is so slight, and the need for luck so significant that stories of lost lines, broken rods, and lengthy tug-of-wars were a common occurrence.

Astove is a wondrous place, and the majority of anglers returning from the island this season have remarked not just on the great fly fishing but also on the incredible rugged and wild landscape complete with it's amazing variety of marine life. The Astove Wall, commonly known as "The Great Drop Off," is described as gazing down into the Grand Canyon - it consists of the large flats and reef dropping a vertical 90 degrees, from ankle deep water to over a kilometer deep. The team doesn't have to venture far from shore to experience crazy blue water action as shown in a recently-released video by Yeti called COSMO.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Tour operator with 18 years of experience unveiling the magic of this ancient land

Indonesian tour operator,, has 18 years of experience in operating tours throughout Indonesia - Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda (Nusa Tenggara Islands), Bali, Papua Island, and many more. Their trips unveil the magical natural history, wildlife, and culture of this ancient land. Moreover, Adventure Indonesia arranges tours based on PRIVATE tours. Visitors can set their own tour dates, which the company will provide along with private airport/harbor transfer, boat, tour guide, trekking ranger, and so on. All of tour programs are flexibly designed to suit the needs of travelers of any age, and even for those with disabilities.

To make sure the quality of their service is top notch, all of tours are DIRECTLY OPERATED by the company through its own offices in almost all the major islands of Indonesia, with the involvement of local people. By operating tours themselves, Adventure Indonesia can directly control the quality of its tours and provide guests with FIRST-HAND tour prices. Adventure Indonesia is trusted by many travel agents from all over the world as their ground operator in Indonesia with various types of clients: adventurers, honeymooners, businessmen, students, and families. The company’s guides are professional local guides who really understand the sites and are keen on showing people how beautiful each tourist destination is. All of Adventure Indonesia staff members will stand by in case guests need any assistance during the tour.

For more information, visit their website:

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

London lights up its history The specialty is a unique tourist concept

Adriatico is a travel agency that arranges different types of trips that are specially designed and tailored for those who want an active vacation, adventure or experience in countries surrounding the Adriatic coast and the Balkan Peninsula.

Our specialty is a unique tourist concept, focusing primarily on experience, culture and nature, both for individuals and groups. Trips, tours or activities are completely flexible, so that you can customize your trip to meet your needs. All this is possible, thanks to our new unique partnership, where we provide the best actors in the tourism industry, and therefore can guarantee the best quality and prices.

Our team of friendly and experienced staff believe that activities and experience in combination with nature, culture and exciting history can be the best memorable holiday. We possess broad expertise through experienced and professional guides who are specially trained in rafting, hiking and wilderness experience, guides that meet our guest quality and know how to put service and the guest above all else.

It's up to you how your vacation will look like and how much do you want to become active. If you like to keep you in time, at your own pace all the time and all days, we fix this, too. has been available since 2003 and from the beginning we did travel with a focus on individual and group events with adventures and activities in surrounding the Adriatic coast and the Balkan Peninsula. Since then we have grown, both for passengers and number of activities. Today, we have our own arrangements and 2016, we estimate that offer some 20 trips around the Adriatic coast and on several destinations in the surroundings.

We have private travel if you want to have a vacation with your friends or family with a private driver and guide, but we 've also " classic" package and group tours that can be adapted to the activity or themes. When necessary, we share group travel in small groups from 2 up to 20 people, so you feel more relaxed and comfortable.

Can you not find a suitable trip that's right for you, contact us and reveal your wishes and we will do our best to come to meet and organize a special trip according to your wishes and needs.

For more information, visit our website:

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