Top 5 romantic bolthose in England

 

 

There are places that were made for romance. Five places near London will surely be an ideal place for a romantic weekend getaway.

Babington House, Somerset
The Babington House opened in 1999 and had brought the country house ambience again in the mainstream. The house takes its pride on their spas and their very own cinema but you will need to book your stay months before.

The George in Rye, East Sussex
If you see for traditional atmosphere then The George in Rye is for you. The cobbled lanes and the nearby Rye Retreat Spa are the highs of the place. The food during the off peak is a big turn off though.

Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
The place is a 15th century French inspired set-up. Costumers kept coming back for their sumptuous dining and the world class service. Though, the place is a bit overrated in terms of its interior designs.

Barnsley House, Cotswolds
 If you are looking for a place with a twist then you’d consider Barnsley House. It’s an inspired combination of Burlesque and boutique assembles. Their vincigrassimaceratsese baked pasta dish of parma ham, procini and truffles are the ultimate bet for costumers to keep on visiting. The hotel also has a pub that you’ll surely enjoy for a mug of malt.

The Crown Inn, Buckinghamshire

It’s one of the famous coaching inns the region. This has been featured in a Hollywood flick “The Four Weddings and a Funeral.” The old Amersham includes sweetshop that offers sherbet founatins and love hearts just perfect for a romantic weekend date. The downside of the inn is that its rooms are very prone for noise.

Top 10 cold weather active North American vacations to renew your spirit

 

Fall and winter seasons are the perfect
vacation that some people are highly anticipating every year. They’d definitely
trade their tight fitting schedules and non-stop ringing business phone calls
to take a break in some luxury spots.

Vacation is the time wherein you can have a
rejuvenating experience. There are three things you should bear in mind to make
sure that you will have the vacation you’re anticipating:

·        
Avoid the peak season

·        
Look for a convenient mode of
transportation

·        
Choose a place that you won’t
be worrying for any sort of terrorism

Listed are the best ways to enjoy your
vacation:

1.      
Yellowstone is the best place
for hiking in the early fall.

2.      
Lake Vermillion and Ely, MN in
early fall are perfect for fishing and canoeing.

3.      
Salmon fishing in fall until
October in North Vancouver is perfect.

4.      
Eldorado county is great for
hiking, biking and wine tasting.

5.      
Brandon Dunes, Pebble Beach,
Augusta National and Pinehurst are perfect for golfing during fall.

6.      
Skiing, sledding and snowboard
are just the perfect activities in Aspen, Jackson Hole and Park City during
winter.

7.      
During winter, the British
Virgin Island is ideal for scuba diving.

8.      
Fisher Island and Key West, FL
is the right place for boating and fishing in winter.

9.      
Sedona is an excellent place
for biking and hiking in both winter and fall.

10.  
The Zion National park in Utah
is splendid for the later winter.

3 places that every driver should visit

There are some people who find it amusing to maneuver car’s wheel. They find it relaxing to be out on the road driving all day long. Well, there are three places in the world that are perfect for a road trip.

France

Drivers would often like driving to a smooth asphalted road on a country side. The road to French Alps is just for you. The cinematic view on the way will definitely inspire the driver on the long trip.

If you opt for a sophisticated trip, the road to Monaco is just one of the many roads to travel while enjoying the extravagance of life.

Route 66

If the winding space-track-like roads are what you are looking but not the fast and furious set-up, Route 66 is the second place on earth you would want to enjoy you driving life.  Taking an American muscle car and drive your way across America is definitely a great idea.

Africa

If you’re seeking for a new road pack adventure and you’re simply sick of the usual highway, Africa is the right place for you. Africa is truly blessed of aesthetic scenery that can awe your eyes.

There are more to explore around the globe. There are intersecting roads, winding road and the road less traveled. It’s for you to make a decision that will truly give you a breathtaking experience on the road.

Africa’s World Beater: The Saxon Boutique Hotel

 

The pillars of the tourism industry of Africa which includes the government ministers, tourism board officials and the notable CEOs attended the celebration of the best African and Indian Ocean tourism. The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa took the spotlight for the night. It has been on the top the ranking on tourism and has been leading the industry to its peak.

The Saxon Boutique Hotel is situated at Johannesburg, Sandhurst in Sandton. The hotel has its unique boutique inspired hotel design. The place was originally privately owned by Douw Steyn in 1990 but was converted into a public establishment later on.

The hotel features landscaped gardens to welcome the visitors. The Saxon has great choice of different suites that fits the guest’s preference. The place itself has turned out to be an exhibit since it display great collection of artifacts all over the world.     
The spa is the Saxon’s pride too. The hotel offers different kinds and ways of massages and facial treatments that comes in different packages. They also have a fitness center, hair studio and a pool where you can take a dip.

The hotel’s restaurant is well known throughout Africa for its delectable cuisines. The foods are prepared by hardworking local chefs that cook world class sumptuous meals.

Singapore in the spotlight

 

Singapore is famous worldwide. People from all over the world have been intriguingly visiting the hotspots like Sentosa, Bintan and Langkawi. As time’s passing by, the country’s tourism rate has been increasing. More and more people are coming over to experience an exciting short-live fun-filled vacation.

There are lots of places to explore in Singapore. For movie buffs, The Universal Studios theme Park is just the place for you. It exhibits interesting displays of the mummy, Shrek 4D, etc. there are also 20 exciting theme rides you’ll surely enjoy.For art enthusiast, the Art Science Museum is a great place to be. It displays a great collection of gallery around the world.

Just recently, Louis Vuitton opened a new retail store situated at Marina Bay Sands. By 2012, Marine Life Park and River Safari will set to open. The Marine Life Park will be the largest aquarium in the world and The River Safari will depict a perfect the Nile and the Amazon environment.

Aside from the exciting places, Singapore takes it pride from its famous ice skating performances at Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre. Another highlight is the Formula1 race events. There will also a Power Boat Race at Marina Bay organized by Formula1. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra will also have an event throughout the month of December.

New First Class Amenity Kits on Cathay Pacific

 

 

Cathay Pacific revealed its newest amenity kits for its passengers. It was particularly made by acclaimed Italian fashion house Trussardi, established in 1911 and has marked its niche in fashion. On its centennial celebration, Trussardicollaborated with Michael Young, a designer inHong Kong, to shape up new ideas.
By October of this year, Cathay’s female passengers will be able to get thecompleteTrussardi kit.

Alex McGowan, Cathay Pacific General Manager Product said that Cathay Pacific was excited to partner with Trussardi in making this new amenity bag for their female passengers travelling in first class.

For the male passengers, the first class amenity kit will be an improved version of the current one. The pouches will still have the same specially selected products. The contents of Cathay Pacific’s First Class Travel Kit for men Acca Kappa Sandalwood, Anti-Age Face Moisturiser.

Acca Kappa Sandalwood Facial Mist, Acca Kappa Mint Lip Balm, Dental set, mouthwash, earplugs, shoehorn, and wooden hair comb in a includes ErmenegildoZegna Black Pouch. On the other hand, the First Class Female Travel Kit has Aēsop’s Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream, Rosehip Seed Lip Moisturiser, Bitter Orange Astringent Toner, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Dental set, mouthwash, earplugs, cotton pads and hairbrush in a
Trussardi pouch, designed by Michael Young.

ITB Asia Asks Delegates to Make a Difference

 

In visiting different countries, the delegates of ITB Asia will be able to provide a great hand.

Operation Smile Singapore, a special social media project has been receiving aids from Messe Berlin who is theorganizer of ITB Asia.

ITB Asia Stickman’, an orange figurine with ITB initials on it, is the main character of this undertaking. This will be available along with 499 other custom-made figurines at the annual show and its earnings will be donated to Operation Smile Singapore.

Taking pictures of the orange figurines are highly recommended. It is also encourage uploading them to ‘ITB Asia Stickman’ photoblog or email.

For every 250 photos uploaded, ITB Asia assures US$10 to Operation Smile which provides reconstructive facial surgery to homeless children and young adult. This will be funding more or less seven operations.

The idea is a product of the creative mind ofNino Gruettke, the Executive Director of ITB Asia who said, “Social media has significantly enhanced the way we share our travel experiences, stories and photos. Our travel photos not only capture memorable moments, but also celebrate local cultures, communities and inspire future generations of globetrotters,” He even added, “The success of this fund-raiser hinges on the concerted efforts of everyone who owns an ‘ITB Asia Stickman’. With close to 7,000 delegates from 60 countries expected to attend the show this year, we want to tap on their experiences and take advantage of the viral nature of social media outlets to contribute as an industry towards the fantastic work done by Operation Smile Singapore.

This special project is ongoing, and will either end after 250 photographs has been accomplished or until ITB Asia 2012.

Cathay Pacific Clarifies 18 September Incident

 

 

A loss of separation event that happened between two flights, CX841 of CathayPacific Airways from New York and KA433 of Dragonair from Kaoshiung last September 18, 2011, about 1:13 in the afternoon, has already been established.

There was no risk of collision for the aircraft involved, said by the spokesperson of Cathay Pacific Airways.

The unfavorable weather condition during that afternoon in Hong Kong led the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to provide caution to all incoming flights that they may experience some delays. Air traffic has already been given instructions to hold 40 nautical miles southwest of Hong Kong international airport and to limit to narrow tracks to stay clear from the harmful weather when landing in HKIA.

When the loss of separation took place, flights CX841 and KA433 were at equal altitude southwest of HKIA. According to Cathay, the pilots of the said flights responded accordingly to their own traffic collision avoidance systems (TCAS) cautions and information. To quickly resolve the problem and uphold the proper separation, flight CX841 descended while flight ka433 ascended.

Both flights were able to land safely. FlightCX841 of Cathay Pacific Airway arrived 14 minutes earlier than flight ka433 of Dragonair.

CX841 left New York with 18 crews and 299 passengers on board, at 10:07 local time on Sep 17tharrived HKIA without delays at 1:45, 18th of September.

KA433 left Kaoshiung with 12 crews and 284 passengers at 11:22 local time, 18th of September and arrived at 1:59 in HKIA.

Korean Air Moves from XP to Windows 7 Enterprise

 

 

Korean Air has moved up from using Windows XP to Windows 7 Enterprise companywide and soon to achieve 100 per cent before 2012.  The airline company has almost 19,000 employees with flight destination to 115 cities in the globe and has 400 flights daily.

Korean Air’s Information System Department has been working on enterprise resource planning solution to connect all of the offices information into the main system. The company is also exerting efforts in setting all of its financial reporting internationally recognizable.   

According to Chung Pilmoon, who is the general manager of Korean Air Information System Department, “Executives at Korean Air laid out a path for growth that will keep us in a position of leadership throughout the Asia Pacific region and points beyond. But meeting our objectives required an overhaul of our IT systems. Moving to Windows 7 provides us with the ability to deliver consistent IT standards and tools across the company without compromising our desire for greater efficiency.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance, software which is available to customers who has Microsoft Software Assurance, is one and even the most vital part of Information System Department’s (ISD) focus.  MDOP will assist the airlines’ ISD to gain benefits in various areas including:  remote installation access in installing and updating system across the globe, strict compliance IT system, less hassle IT support, and easy and user friendly software.

Pilmoon added, “Korean Air’s deployment of Windows 7 Enterprise and MDOP is a great example of how technology can streamline internal processes and free up time for employess to focus on what’s ahead. With these technologies in place, the company will be on a trajectory toward market expansion and greater operational excellence.

Tajikistan’s Somon Air Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737-900ER

 

Somon Air, a Tajikistan based airline has took off its first Next Generation Boeing 737-900ER with the new Boeing Sky Interior.

Among the other Central Asian carriers, Somon Air is the first airline that has Boeing’s new interior. It is also the airlines first direct purchase of a 737.

The Chief Executive Officer of Somon Capital and also the owner of Somon Air, JamshedRahmonberdiev said that the new interior will definitely bring a new unrivaled aviation experience to their customers. He added,  “Reliability and fuel efficiency are key considerations and the 737-900ER will contribute to our financial performance as well as help us maintain out high standard s of safety in accordance with international air transportation standards.

On the other hand, Boeing teamed up with Somon Air, the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Program and Project HOPE to carry medical supplies to Dushanbe, capital city of Tajikistan, as part of Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flight program.  

In addition, Liz Warman who is the directis of GCC for the Northwest Region said, “Boeing, through its Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC) organization, supports humanitarian efforts around the world in partnership with non-governmental agencies and non-profits like Project HOPE. Our Humanitarian Delivery Flights program is another way we can continue leveraging our resources to help those in need.

Air Berlin Launches Europe Pass

 

 

A pass is launched by Air Berlin for Europe which will give access to the travelers to move from Berlin and in 4 cities of Europe they can visit thirteen countries. This pass for Europe can be availed only till October 15th and the charges for this will be total US $249. These charges will also comprise the tax charges, other charges and the passengers will also be credited with a one off that would be a top bonus of 2490 miles.

This Europe pass has its validity only for flights going till October 31st, 2011. This Europe pass is a very big chance for those who fond of traveling and Europe consists of the most beautiful places that a number of tourists visit every year. For people who love shopping can visit this city Königsallee as it is the centre head for shopping. Also there are other places like Düsseldorf. Places like Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne-Bonn can be visited through city routes in Germany.

From Berlin with these Europe passes one can take other flights also like to Vienna, Stockholm, Paris and Helsinki. This airline Air Berlin is the 2nd largest airline in Germany with more than 8500 employees and also has 168 aircraft.

Spice Roads Launches Hoi an – Siem Reap Cycle Tours

 

 

 A bicycle tour for multi countries is launched by Spice Roads Tours to Siem Reap from Hoi An and this will be in 3 best heritage sites in the world. In fourteen days around seven hundred kilometers would be covered. It has been scheduled on January 8, 2012.

It will be initiated from the town Hoi An in Vietnam and will gradually cover the highlands in the center  till the old border  at Le Thanh and then to Rattanakiri which is less populated  and finally the tour will end up at Cambodia in Siem Reap at the complex of Angkor Temple. “The cyclists will not only experience a tour but will also go on exploring the culture as well as the landscape of the countries side by side and also the historical attractions like My son”.

The cyclists will ride among the tribes of Bhanar and Jarai which comes in the central highlands. These tribes have preserved their traditional ways and follow their ethics. The cyclists will visit Pleiku on the fifth day of tour where they will find the best coffee. They will see the mountains covered with tea and coffee. Simultaneously they will visit the other points one by one during this tour.

PAL Passenger on Route to San Francisco Gives Birth In flight

On September 19th a passenger of Philippine Airlines delivered a healthy baby during the flight 747 on a route from Manila to San Francisco. With the help of three on board nurses a passenger named Aida Alamillo on a seat number of 83J. The flight was led by Francis Lloyd Lobo. Before the birth of her baby the passenger followed a proper routine of doing relaxation and deep breathing exercises.

On checking the baby’ pulses were seen normal as the boy gave a loud cry after coming out and started feeding on mother’ milk after the delivery. Also the mother stated to have minimum pain during the time of delivery. After the delivery a flight incident report was made by a flight purser describing the first responses of the baby.

Such kind of things occurs rarely on a flight but the crew is already trained to handle such immediate birth situations. As the plane landed the mother with the baby was taken to Burlingame in Mills Peninsula Hospital. The time when the flight reached San Francisco was 15:25 according to U.S. time. This is just one of the ways the Philippines Airlines take full responsibility for their every passenger in any situation.

Air Asia Launches Free Seats Promotion

 

Air Asia as a part of its promotion is launching free seats to certain domestic places and international which includes Banda Aceh (Indonesia), Langkawi, Singapore, Hat Yai and a lot more beautiful destinations. The timings to book for the free seats are starting at 12 am from 21st September to 25th September and after booking you can take free flight between the time period of May 3rd and October 27th.

The only thing which the passengers are required to pay is for fuel surcharge and airport tax while the other terms will always reply.

This is because already the passengers would be travelling at zero fare for the seat. The regional head of Air Asia said more about this that this is just the way they are appreciating and thanking for the support they get from the travelers. She also added that during the season of May seats were given at only 10 cents as a part of big sale. Therefore it is followed by this free seats offer for everyone and also it brings a big opportunity for travelers throughout the vast network in Asia so it’s the right time to pack your bags and start planning.

US, UK and Japan Named Top Travel Destinations in New Survey

 

During a recent voting the three nations i.e. United Kingdom, United States and Japan got the maximum number of votes. Globally these are the most favorite destinations voted by 11,620 people from 23 nations in response. Not just nations but people from many territories have given the same response in a global survey of 2011.The 20% of people who took the survey said that they want to visit United States again within two years.

United kingdom was the second in the survey with 19%of the people’ response for visiting nations and Japan received 16% of respondents and both Italy. It is because of the diversity in culture, scenery and the places which are best for people out for their holidays. People are going to visit UK because of some sporting event. More the coming London Olympic games in 2012 could also be the reason for tourists to visit again. The third is the Japan which is the center of attraction due to the tsunami which occurred and thus it aroused the emotions of travelers. The other factors include the view, location, weather, new places and good deals why these nations are at the top.