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Monday, January 23, 2017

Experience the luxury of premium business class for less on South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline, is offering special Premium Business Class fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa for travel in 2017.  The fares are available from Washington, DC Dulles International Airport to Dakar, Senegal or Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa for just $4,999.00 (restrictions apply) round-trip.  Travel on these fares is applicable for an extended period between February 6, 2017 and December 31, 2017, with tickets purchased by January 31, 2017.



These special Premium Business Class fares are available for purchase for nine days only, so travelers must hurry and book tickets by visiting www.flysaa.com , calling SAA Reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675 or by contacting your professional travel consultant.

 “This sale offers travelers the opportunity to experience the luxury and comfort of SAA’s award-winning Premium Business Class at our lowest fares for travel throughout 2017,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, the Americas for South African Airways.  “Both on the ground and in the air, our Premium Business Class customers enjoy the world-class service and warm South African hospitality that has earned SAA the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 14 consecutive years.”

South African Airways provides a world-class flying experience designed with relaxation in mind for long-haul travel. Our Premium Business Class customers enjoy lie-flat seats with cozy duvet and fluffy pillows, gourmet cuisine paired with the finest award-winning South African wines and individual on-demand audio-visual entertainment system featuring an extensive menu of movies, television shows, games, new programs and music choices. Included in the Premium Class experience are luxurious lounge facilities to unwind and rewind offering tasty bites and drinks, snooze rooms, rainfall showers, business and entertainment areas and so much more. When it comes to comfort, we give our Premium Business Class passengers only the best for an unforgettable journey.

Effective February 3, 2017 SAA is further enhancing the Premium Business Class experience with the introduction of our new Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the Washington Dulles route three-times weekly. This fuel-efficient aircraft features warm neutral colors and finishes, a multifunctional living space, state-of-the-art technology and increased privacy while providing each Premium Business Class passengers direct aisle access with 180° flat-bed seats. The interior design creates a relaxed ambience leaving passengers feeling well rested. The service will be further expanded on June 3, 2017 when the A330-300 operates on the Washington Dulles route on a daily basis.

About South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low-cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Virgin America, which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 14 consecutive years.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Adventureindonesia.travel: Tour operator unveils the magic of this ancient land

Indonesian tour operator, Adventureindonesia.travel, 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: http://adventureindonesia.travel/


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Adriatico.travel: 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.

Adriatico.travel 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: http://adriatico.travel/en/


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

TruExperiences Tours: Unlike any other

TruExperiences Tours features award-winning, small-group, sightseeing tours in Toronto, Montreal, Niagara Falls, and from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Tours are limited to just 14 guests and feature 1 driver and 1 tour guide in every vehicle, complimentary door-to-door service, and transportation in luxury vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz Sprinters. Private multi-day tours throughout Eastern Canada are also available. 



The Toronto City Tour is an immersive tour with visits to Toronto's main sights as well as many hidden gems. Highlights include the Distillery District, Yorkville, St. Lawrence Market, University of Toronto campus, Rosedale, and Kensington Market. Admission is also included to Casa Loma.

The Niagara Falls City Tour is an ideal way to discover Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Admission is also included to the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat tour and Journey Behind the Falls. 

The Montreal City Tour features stops in historic Old Montreal and modern Montreal. There's plenty of time to get great photos of the city from atop Mount Royal. Admission is also included to Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal.

Taking a small group tour with just 14 guests makes such a difference when you want to experience a new destination. There's less time spent picking up guests as well as waiting for guests to get on and off the vehicle at each stop. This means more time for photos and more time to experience each sight. 

Having 1 driver and 1 tour guide in every vehicle means that the driver can focus on driving safely, and tour guide can focus on making the guests’ day exceptional. Professional tour guides are excited to show guests their city.

Join TruExperiences Tours for an experience unlike any other. On a tour unlike any other. For complete details, please visit http://www.canadatours.travel


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

ElSalvador.travel: Impressive experiences

With beautiful beaches, many adventure and eco-tourism options, El Salvador is a gem to discover in Central America. Although relatively undiscovered and new to the global travel scene, El Salvador is quickly becoming a choice destination in Central America. As a way to jump start its place in the global tourism market, El Salvador introduced a new ministry of tourism project in 2005. As part of this focused project, El Salvador adopted ElSalvador.travel as its primary marketing message.



Knowing that a .travel name would automatically link the country as a tourism destination, El Salvador purchased its name in 2006, and since the launch and other targeted efforts, the growth of tourism to El Salvador has been tremendous.


El Salvador is becoming increasing popular among tourist travels due to its beautiful climate and variety of attractions featuring some of the most breathtaking volcanoes and beaches in the world. From the Santa Ana volcano, which is the largest in the Pacific volcanic chain, to Los Cobanos beach where one can find some of the best scuba diving in the world, visitors will surely find the activity of choice in El Salvador.



For more information on El Salvador and planning a visit to this beautiful destination, please go to www.ElSalvador.travel


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Pixeldreams: all things needed to prepare for a trip

ixeldreams has been a part of the online travel industry since 2006 providing online travel sites where users can find all things needed on a destination to prepare for a trip. “At first, each city guide was functioning independently, but when we decided to make the leap to create a brand with which to be recognizable in social media and directly associated with the tourism industry, we liked the sound of the name Guias.Travel and especially the possibility of having the generic name of what we do: "Guides" (in Spanish Guias),” commented Isaac Paton, Pixeldreams Founder.



Pixeldreams loves the concept of .travel, and month by month the developments under its .travel domains go live, which for them is the best to have city names on .travel and develop on it. The latest .travel developments are www.nuevayork.travel and www.florencia.travel which are focused on the Spanish market.


For 2014, Pixeldreams will begin multi-language developments under a .travel generic city and region domains. It is looking for strategic alliances in the French market, especially for the Burdeox zone and Sicilia, and also in growth markets like Abu Dhabi and Astana. Pixeldreams has a .travel area for all them, and it expects to make great contacts at FITUR 2014, as well as focusing on classic holiday destinations like Punta Cana and Benidorm.


 Pixeldreams` goal is to provide the best information users can find to prepare for their trip and enjoy a destination, and this has been its success over the years. Pixeldream`s customers love the good information provided, and they buy the service recommend on their web site.


At Pixeldreams, every good notice about .travel is amplified as it develops, that's why on the social level, Guias.Travel is already connected with all the official portals that use the domain. Pixeldreams invites all those who are still not connected, to so via http://twitter.com/GuiasTravel
For more information about what Pixeldreams does, access www.guias.travel, as from there it is possible to access the different city developments.


For information about the full destinations generic portfolio and possible alliances, write to info@guias.travel


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

El Salvador links its destination directly to travel

Knowing that a .travel name would automatically link El Salvador as a tourism destination, the country tourism office purchased its name seven years ago and has been flourishing ever since. “We chose to purchase our .travel address as it clearly links our country as a tourism destination,” commented Ruben Rochi, then Minister of Tourism for El Salvador when the site was initially launched, “It helps accelerate the positioning process in this very competitive, global travel market.”
The initial launch of the El Salvador website brought tremendous growth to the country’s tourism, and the Minister of Tourism, Jose Napoleon Duarte Duran, authorized a project to increase information on the .travel website in 2011.




The ElSalvador.travel website contains information about the destination in general as well as facts about its history and culture. Here, travelers will find tourism information to help them plan their visit including ways to explore this country, whether it be rafting, diving, or exploring its volcanoes, beaches, and nightlife. There is a wealth of information about restaurants, airlines, accommodation, and tours.


With beautiful beaches, and many adventure and eco-tourism options, El Salvador is a gem to discover in Central America and is quickly becoming a choice destination in Central America. The country is becoming increasingly popular among tourist travelers due to its beautiful climate and variety of attractions featuring some of the most breathtaking volcanoes and beaches in the world.


From the Santa Ana volcano, which is the largest in the Pacific volcanic chain, to Los Cobanos beach, where you can find some of the best scuba diving in the world, one will surely find the activity of choice in El Salvador.


For more information on El Salvador and planning a visit to this beautiful destination, please go to www.ElSalvador.travel .

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Azerbaijan as a tourism destination has it all

The rich historical, cultural, and natural heritage of Azerbaijan attracts visitors from all over the world. Untouched nature, mineral springs, the world's only oil field treatment – Naftalan, a unique ancient architecture, unique culture, cuisine, and more contribute to the formation in Azerbaijan of all types of tourism: business, sport, medical, cognitive, hunting, exotic, beach, and even gastronomic.




Azerbaijan is a territory of 9 out of 11 of the world's climatic zones. The climate of the country enables to organize summer and winter holidays. Very common are ecological tours to Azerbaijan, which include visits to nature reservations, trekking, and climbing routes. Mid-day sandy beaches offer opportunities for diving, and swimming season starts in Azerbaijan in May.


The tourism sector in Azerbaijan is developing day by day, becoming one of the most important sectors of the economy.


The flow of international tourists is increasing every year (currently at 2,484,048), so in the capital and other tourist areas there is a growing number of hotels with the highest level of service. Today their number is more than 500. Among the most popular hotels in the capital are the chain of brand hotels such as Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Hyatt Regency, JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel, Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Grand Hotel Europe, Hilton Baku, and Kempinski Hotel Badamdar, etc.


Hotels, recreation, entertainment, and sports centers operate also in the regions of Azerbaijan - a chain of hotels and amusement parks - Qafqaz Gabaland in Gabala, the epic winter and summer tourist complex “Shahdag” in the Gusar region, and more than 15 Olympic sports complexes having necessary infrastructure for receiving tourists all over the country, etc.


All this indicates that tourism in Azerbaijan is one of the priorities of the state policy and holds great promise for economic development. In its efforts to readily have their website instantly identifiable with travel, Azerbaijan chose the .travel domain for its online tourism presence.


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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Premium .travel domain obtained and company name change

Easter Island Traveling has been up and running for years now. Its many happy customers have spread the word about its services, which has helped it grow greatly, and their votes ranked this domain as the #1 Easter Island tour agency on TripAdvisor.




Over the course of the past years, Easter Island Traveling has started offering a wider array of tours, and it has received special attention for its focus on adventure tours, in which travelers go horseback riding for days, and camp in the wilderness under the stars and in caves.


As part of Easter Island Traveling’s growth and preparation for the future, it proudly announced that it bought a new premium website URL with a .travel extension – www.easterisland.travel . Domains with these extensions are available exclusively to verified travel and tourism businesses and organizations. This premium domain was sold to Easter Island Traveling for not more than 1,000,000 CLP (US$1,545) by a Chilean private owner.


At the same time the company changed its website URL from www.easterislandtraveling.com  to www.easterisland.travel , it also changed its company name to Easter Island Travel to better fit the domain and for a cleaner, slicker impression.


To read more about Easter Island, or if looking for any travel tips, tour service, or hotel, please visit their website at www.easterisland.travel .



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Schloss Hohenkammer: sustainability in practice

Restoration work on the Schloss Hohenkammer castle in Freising, Germany, and construction of the new reception and guest house were completed in autumn 2008. As the complex’s proprietor, Munich Re’s commitment to quality set the standard. The authentic character of the restoration work and the ideal combination of the new structure’s materials (natural stone, wood, and plaster) create a harmonious architectural ensemble. Following its restoration, Schloss Hohenkammer has become a world-class seminar center.




Schloss Hohenkammer’s location is a contributing factor to the “exceptional” situation in which visitors find themselves. The farmland surrounding the seminar center has been part of the castle for centuries. The farm is organic and operates according to the principle of sustainability, and one can literally taste the difference. Ask about Gut Eichethof’s spirits and cooking oils.


Sustainability is the motto for the entire Hohenkammer estate. This is proven by the complex’s solidity. Guests sense this atmosphere of absolute composure. The seminar center radiates authenticity and tradition. Even “fleeting” visitors do not leave without a lasting impression, regardless of how quickly they may return to the city or airport. Schloss Hohenkammer lies off the beaten track, yet is still easy to reach by train, car, or plane.


Once the site of the “Eichet” Forest, today this area is home to Gut Eichethof, an agricultural estate that has been an integral part of Schloss Hohenkammer for centuries. Back then the term sustainability still lay in the distant future and farmers instead relied on their common sense; it was this reasoning that determined how land was cultivated so that it could sustain people in both the present and future. Today Helmut Steber, master farmer and director of Gut Eichethof, would like to achieve two kinds of sustainability at once: ecological preservation and economic success.


The farm’s productivity attests to his success. Gut Eichethof boasts modern management practices and is a highly profitable enterprise, in which close attention to detail and quality can be sensed in every facet.


In 2002, the farm was recognizes as being part of the “Okoland Offensive” (Organic Land Offensive) by the Federal Department of Trade and Industry. It also received the distinction of practicing “sustainable agriculture fit for the future” from the DLG (German Agricultural Society). Since 1992, Gut Eichethof has belonged to a network of organic farms called “Naturland.”


Until the 1980s, the forests on Gut Eichethof were planted with conifers – monocultures that could not hold their own against major storms, such as Vivian and Wiebke. In 1990 those in charge started to “rebuild” the forests. In the future they are to be populated by a resistant mixture of trees rather than by vulnerable conifers. The fifteen different tree varieties used here are well-suited to the various soil types and sites on the estate.


A mixed forest also produces valuable wood that enjoys a greater market demand and fetches higher prices; additionally, a mixed forest also provides the ideal place to relax and get away from it all. There will be no shortage of Schloss Hohenkammer seminar visitors wandering through our woods. In fact, when the guest house at Schloss Hohenkammer was restored, the new entrance hall and 65 hotel rooms were built with the lovely oak wood from our own forests.


From Koniginstrasse in Munich it is only 30 minutes by car. With regard to quiet and tranquility, however, it is very far away from everyday stress and tiresome routines. Schloss Hohenkammer is independent of external energy supplies. The raw materials from Gut Eichethof’s forests and fields supply the complex with enough fuel and substrate for the biogas plant.


For more information, visit www.schlosshohenkammer.de


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Wellness packages to banish the winter blues at the 5-star Corinthia Hotels

Corinthia’s collection of luxury, five-star hotels around the globe are offering the perfect springtime packages to wave goodbye to the winter blues in 2017.

Based around languishing in each of the hotel’s fabulous on-site spas- some offering the world-renowned ESPA branded treatments -  a touch of pampering from the acclaimed team of personal trainers, spa and beauty professionals, nutritionists, acupuncturists, and physiotherapists will blow all the cobwebs away.


Corinthia Hotel Budapest: the hotel’s Get Twogether package includes massage for two and a three-course dinner. Package from Euros 186 (US$196.95). http://www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/budapest/offers/get-twogether

Corinthia Hotel London: stay at least one night and enjoy Champagne and a spa treatment in ESPA Life at Corinthia. Relax & Rejuvenate Package from £714 (US$886.81). http://www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/london/offers/relax-rejuvenate   

Mindful sleep package £600 (US$744.97): http://www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/london/offers/mindful-sleep

Stay on a Sunday night and chill in the hotel’s ESPA Life spa’s Thermal Floor on Monday with a massage included. Stay Sunday Spa Monday Package from £696 (US$864.46).

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta: the hotel’s two-day spa break includes 25% off all spa treatments. Relax & Rejuvenate package from Euros 150 (US$158.82). http://www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/palace-hotel-and-spa/offers/relax-and-rejuvenate

Corinthia Hotel Prague: for each night’s stay, receive a spa treatment. Spa Experience Package from Euros 145 ($US152.72). http://www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/prague/offers/spa-experience

Corinthia St. George’s Bay, Malta: stay for a minimum of five nights and enjoy a five-day treatment schedule. Spectacular Spacation Package from Euros 170 ($US180.04). http://www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/malta-stgeorgesbay/offers/spectacular-spacation

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon: overnight stay, breakfast and a sublime Total Relax massage for each person. Escape & Rejuvenate Package from Euros 160 ($US169.42). http://www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/lisbon/offers/save-50

To book any of these packages, visit www.corinthia.com and go to the relevant hotel.

Spas at Corinthia Hotels

Budapest: First opened in 1886, the hotel’s Royal Spa has been beautifully restored to its original splendor and provides 1,000 square meters of vitality, tranquility and well-being including ESPA facials and body treatments.

Lisbon: The Spa offers 3,500 square meters of exclusive facilities, presenting an exclusive collection from world-renowned spa and skincare brand ESPA including face and body treatments, contemporary Acqua thermal area, heated indoor swimming pool, natural solarium, and a state-of-the-art gym.

London: The flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia is a next generation spa housed across four floors, with Daniel Galvin hair salon.

Palace, Malta: The Athenaeum Spa and Health Club in a tranquil garden setting offers a wide range of revitalizing treatments and indoor and outdoor pools.

Prague: The Apollo Day Spa offers guests a luxurious haven of relaxation and a pool on the top floor of the hotel.

St. George’s Bay, Malta: The Apollo Day Spa, water sports center and state-of-the-art fitness center ensures guests can unwind in this resort hotel in the coastal town of St. Julian’s.

About Corinthia Hotels

Corinthia is a global collection of luxury five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. Since 2000, Corinthia has evolved into a multifaceted public company, trading as International Hotel Investments (IHI) plc, which is the owner, developer and operator of Corinthia Hotels and commercial real estate worldwide. Guided by family values and inspired by the core principles underpinning the Spirit of Corinthia – authenticity, passion, precision and understanding – our focus is on ensuring craftsmanship in the hospitality world and delivering honest, discreet service. Each of Corinthia’s hotels and resorts, in some of the most exciting cities in the world, are a tribute to architectural grandeur and cultural traditions. The Corinthia portfolio features the flagship Corinthia Hotel & Residences in London, as well as award-winning Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Malta, St. Petersburg, Prague, Lisbon, Khartoum and Tripoli. Corinthia recently also announced the acquisition and redevelopment of the landmark Grand Hotel Astoria in Brussels, to be relaunched as a Corinthia Hotel, as well a new luxury beach resort under construction by the Meydan Group in Dubai, to be known as the Corinthia at Meydan Beach. Both hotels are due to open in 2019.

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