Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More New Zealand flights by Jetstar

The land of the Kiwis is already buzzing with Rugby fans and with the banning of ‘vuvuzelas’ (a kind of horns) from the venues of Rugby Tri Nations Test the sound of celebration may be lessened a bit but not the excitement of the fans.

For the Rugby fans and visitors to New Zealand, their excitement is likely to spill over to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. For adventure seekers the news that there would be more flights to New Zealand is perhaps sweeter than music.

Queenstown’s cosmopolitan culture, delicious cuisine, intoxicating wine and exhilarating alpine beauty add a dash of soothing pleasure to its limitless hormone shooting activities such as bungy jumping, skiing or snowboarding, paragliding, jet boating, white water rafting, skydiving, hang gliding, jet skiing, and driving quadbikes.

For those who want spiritual rejuvenation they can just sit back and gaze at the shimmering snow topped mountains, drink in the view of the mysterious Lake Wakatipu and delight in birding at Fiordland National Park.

To increase tourist traffic in Queensland Jetstar has come up with the strategy to operate more flights to Queenstown from Melbourne and Gold Coast from mid-December at competitive prices. They are anticipating more Aussie and Japanese tourists to this land of hospitable Kiwis. The other players who will operate additional flights to Queensland this summer are Air New Zealand, Qantas and Pacific Blue.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Technology in Football would spell death knell to controversies

There is no game like soccer that triggers adrenalin shooting high among contending teams and millions of spectators at the same time. Controversies in games prolong the sense of pain and anguish among the losers and euphoria among the winners and interestingly FIFA wants to sustain this element of controversy in games.

Though the game ends in the field yet the argument continues outside and technology is all set to set things straight in football. Refereeing errors are not uncommon in history of football and the World Cup 2010 is brought face to face again with the controversial goal struck by Holland.

In the semi-final between Holland and Uruguay, the second goal scored by Holland’s Lampard should have been ruled out as video evidence suggests that it was offside. In the second round of the tournament, the officials had failed to spot that Argentina’s Trevez had shot the goal from offside position. Such refereeing mistakes may be blind to faults but the case is unbearable when the right is proved to be wrong such as in the case of England when officials disallowed a perfectly good goal by England.

So all those who are present in South Africa watching World Cup 2010 are also witnesses to historical errors. Many English fans who were waiting to book their flights to South Africa dropped the entire idea when England had to retreat from the World’s most exciting, breath stopping games, World Cup 2010.

All these inaccuracies in football matches have paved the way for Paul Hawkins, inventor and founder of Hawk-Eye, to proffer the camera system in football as well. This camera system is already in use in tennis and in cricket as well. But FIFA is not yet convinced of the importance and efficacy of the technology in Football.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Now it’s unlawful to feed Elephants in Bangkok

Many have eagerly been waiting to visit Bangkok and because of the past insurrections in the city, travellers had to curb their desire to visit this magnetic city and cancel their flights to Thailand. The elephants have always been an attraction for the foreign tourists in the city for the thrilling rides. Many tourists also enjoy feeding the elephants with sugarcane and bananas that are proffered by their handlers who intend to make some money from these pachyderms which seem to be less in demand for their skills.

However travellers to Bangkok now need to be wary about feeding elephants on the streets in view of the recent ordinance that has been issued by the metropolis’ authorities. Anyone found offering bananas or sugar cane to these tuskers, led by a handler or mahout would now be slapped a fine of 10,000 baht ($320 approx).

These awe inspiring creatures sometimes wreak havoc in the city causing damage to human life and property so the city administrators have issued the ordinance to maintain cleanliness and prevent destruction of lives and property. Once employed for logging and other activities, these mighty vegetarians have become jobless now with the mechanization and modernization of labour, so the owners loan these sisters of the “Big Five” to beg for food and money from tourists and locals.

The handlers sometimes dodge the officials by transporting the baby elephants by trucks to the suburbs to beg for food and money. The non-government organization called, Friends of the Asian Elephant, which takes care of mistreated and injured animals are happy about the ordinance in Bangkok and wish that the same measures be taken up in other cities as well.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ahmedabad Travel Guide

Straddling two worlds, representing the traditional and modern, Ahmedabad clearly reinforces its rich culture and tradition that is visible in its historical places that offer tourists’ unique glimpses into its illustrious past.


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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Trivandrum Travel Guide

The capital of the coastal state of Kerala, Trivandrum or ‘thiru-anatha-puram’ in local language means the seat of the sacred snake-god --‘Anantha’, on whom God Vishnu, the protector, is believed to be reclining in heaven. An important city in Kerala, Trivandrum is famous for its scenic natural beauty and charm that can only be experienced first-hand.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Chennai Travel Guide

Chennai, the capital of Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is one of the four major metros in India and has a lot to offer tourists who come to explore its vivid landscape.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hyderabad Travel Guide

Being the capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is the fourth largest city in India and is a major hub of industrial, residential and commercial activity in South East Asia.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bangalore Travel Guide

The ‘City of Gardens’ Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia and combines a unique old world charm with the hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis. The city is undoubtedly the ‘mascot’ of India’s Information Technology Industry and draws millions of people from all parts of the country who come to seek their destiny in this city every year.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kolkata Travel Guide

Famous the world over as the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata presents a fascinating blend of contrasts to its visitors. It is perhaps the only city where one can see hand-pulled rickshaws moving alongside trams & metros - something you don’t get to see anywhere in the world.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Amritsar Travel Guide

The city of Amritsar derives its name from the word ‘Amrit-Sarovar’ which refers to a pool of divine nectar. Amritsar is home to holiest Sikh Shrine-- the ‘Golden Temple’ which receives lakhs of devotees each year-making it the most important city for Sikhs all across the world.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Goa Travel Guide

Located on the western coast of India, along the majestic Arabian Sea, the coastal state of Goa is nothing short of a tourist paradise with its pristine palm-fringed beaches, old Portuguese style monuments and picture-perfect countryside.

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Cochin Travel Guide

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mumbai Travel Guide

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Delhi Travel Guide

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Delhi’s IGI Terminal 3 is all set to welcome the Superjumbo A380

The date 15th July, 2010 will mark a new milestone in India’s aviation history, when the Airbus A 380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world will land at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport’s Terminal 3. The one-off flight would be commissioned by Emirates Airline. The development comes on the heels of the inauguration of the new world class terminal 3 at the IGI Airport. In fact, this special Dubai to Delhi flight will be marking the new terminal’s launch.

The EK516 flight is scheduled to land at the new Terminal 3 at 14:50 hours before being flown back to Dubai as EK517 at 17:50 hours. Emirates Airline is offering a special one way fare of AED380 plus taxes from Dubai or AED990 plus taxes for return. This special fare is only applicable for this special flight. The flight symbolises that the Indian market is attracting major players in the aviation sector. After all, the new terminal with its capacity to handle about 34 million passengers is among the largest in the world. Logically, this translates as an enormous scope for different airlines to add more flights to India.

Presently, Emirates Airline with eleven A 380s is the biggest operator of this aircraft. The company operates the A 380 services to popular destinations like Auckland, Bangkok, Jeddah, London Heathrow, Seoul, Sydney, Toronto, and Paris. The feelers are that India would probably be joining the ranks. The A 380 has gained worldwide fame for its shower spas and First Class Suites. The aircraft has 14 flat bed First Class Private Suites, while the Business Class has 76 fully flat seats. Similarly, the Economy class covers the lower deck with 427 spacious contoured seats. The fact remains that the A 380 would redefine luxury in the Indian skies if it becomes a regular service.

Tampa Airport Guide

Address: 5503, West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida 33607, USA

Telephone: (813) 870 8700

Website: www.tampaairport.com

Facilities: Excellent airport connectivity through buses, taxi and shuttle services. Regular bus services, taxi services, car hire, short term and long term economy car parking, fast food outlets and cafes 24*7, duty-free shops, lost and found luggage service, TDD telephones and wheel chair friendly toilets, Emergency medical services, money exchange services. Passengers can stay in at the Airport Marriot Hotel.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hawaii Airport Guide

Address: 300 Rodgers Boulevard No 4, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819, USA

Telephone: (808) 836 6411

Website: www.hawaii.gov/hnl

Facilities: Authorised airport cab service, city bus, car hire services, a multi storied garage for car parking, VIP lounges, Executive lounges, range of food and beverages, full-fledged shopping, medical centre, Business Centre, Cash machines and postal services, economy hotels near airport, special toilets, TDD telephones. Limited smoking is allowed.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

San Francisco Airport Guide

Address: PO Box 8097, San Francisco, California, 94128-8097, USA

Telephone: 1-800-435-9736

Website: www.flysfo.com

Facilities: Great airport connectivity through rail, bus and local taxies. Long Term and Short term car parking, car hire services, prominent lounges, duty-free kiosks and shopping, Food and Beverage options, Business and medical facilities for travelers, Trolleys, Facilities for differently-abled passengers, luxurious hotels for your stay and helpline services.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Indira Gandhi Delhi International Airport IGI T3

New York Airport Guide

Address: Building 14, Jamaica, New York 11430,USA

Telephone: (718)-244-4444

Website: www.kennedyairport.com

Facilities: American Airlines Admirals Club, Car Hire and Parking, British Airways Terrace Lounge, luxurious shopping, Facilities for differently-abled passengers, Money and Communications, Hotels, Information counters

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Sydney – The city leaves its visitors spellbound

Blessed with tremendous natural beauty as well as some of the best man made structures, Sydney has been ruling the heart and soul of travellers and its own denizens for a very long time. Be it the Sydney Harbour area or the Sydney Opera House, every place of the city is an enigma in itself. In fact, Sydney’s residents trumpet it as the world’s most liveable city. A legendary culinary heritage recently earned three of its restaurants a place in the S Pellegrino list of the top 100 restaurants in the world. This makes Sydney the undisputed food capital of Australia. These restaurants are Marque, Tetsuya’s, and Quay. Although Sydney is crawling with infinite attractions, let us take a look at some of the biggest charmers.

Sydney Harbour

Often claimed to be the world’s most beautiful harbour, this coastal landscape of picturesque headlands and isolated bays is the setting of Sydney’s most coveted spots like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Rocks. Kayaking around the harbour is an all time popular activity.

Sydney Opera House

This lavish specimen of architectural genius is the most expensive building in Australia. A number of auditoriums, bars, and theatres dot the interior of the complex. Every year, the main auditoriums of the Opera House come alive with thousands of performances.

The Rocks

Discover the birthplace of Sydney at ‘The Rocks’. Full of quaint pubs, sandstone cottages, and winding streets, this area is perhaps the biggest reminder of Australia’s colonial past. Not to be missed here are the Sydney Observatory, Susannah Place, Cadman’s Cottage, and the Hero of Waterloo Inn.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Coathanger, as the bridge is called claimed 16 lives during its construction. Today, this 50 storied bridge is a hit among adrenalin junkies who climb to the top way above the automobiles and locomotives thundering through the deck under their feet. One may also take the Discovery Climb for an awe inspiring tour of the interiors of this gigantic steel structure.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Offering majestic views of the harbour, this 74 acre tranquil haven is the country’s oldest scientific institution housing more than a million samples. The Rose and Sydney Tropical Centre are two of the major highlights.

Bondi Beach

This kilometre long world famous stretch of sand becomes sea of humanity during summers. Besides the seaside cafes and bars, Campbell Parade is mainly known for its Sunday market. If you are a beach bird, then it goes without saying that you should book your flights to Sydney during the summer months.


Sydney is a virtual shopper’s paradise offering scores of options to choose from with David Jones and Myer counting among the flagship stores. MLC Centre, Chifley Plaza, and Castlereagh Street are full of designer outlets. The Oxford Street alone is home to a mind boggling plethora of shopping varieties. The Rocks Opal Mine is the place to be for those looking to pick gems. In fact, if you want to pick up opals from Australia’s premiere mines, then boarding one of the cheap flights to Sydney is your best bet.

Taronga Zoo

Nature enthusiasts may treat themselves to over 350 species of wildlife denizens like wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, snow leopards, seals, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, echidna, and platypus. The zoo also operates a cable car facility giving visitor’s a bird’s eye view of the premises.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Orlando Airport Guide

Address: 1 Airport Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32827-4399, USA

Telephone: (407)-825-2001

Website: www.orlandoairports.net

Facilities: Car Hire, Car Parking, Shopping options, Food and Beverage outlets, Wireless Internet access, Luggage Trolleys, Facilities for wheelchair bound passengers, Emergency medical services, Cash machines, money exchange, on-demand internet access and telephone kiosks, Hotels, Helpline Support

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Miami Airport Guide

Address: PO Box 025504, Miami, Florida-33102-5504, USA

Telephone: (305)-876-7000

Website: www.miami-airport.com

Facilities: Good Airport Connectivity , Tri Rail commuter train system, Metro bus services, Taxis, car hire services, Parking, Lounges, Terminals, duty-free shops, conferencing facilities, porter services, medical services, Money and Communications, Hotels, Special helpdesk

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Las Vegas Airport Guide

Address: PO Box 11005, Las Vegas, Nevada 89111-1005, USA

Telephone: 702 -261-5211

Website: www.mccarran.com

Facilities: Guest lounges, car hire services at the airport, valet parking, economy car park, remote car park facility, duty-free shops, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, cocktail lounges, Conferencing, translation and wireless internet, Secure keyless luggage lockers, Hotels and information booths

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Holidays in Melbourne - 6

A Look at Some of the Sightseeing Jewels - 4

The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island

Although, the city is crammed full of a world of spectacular attractions, there are certain wonders which are individually worth every penny you spend on booking cheap flights to Melbourne. The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island is one such attraction. It feels as if you have entered the set of Animal Planet when you get to watch scores of little penguins scampering across the beach to their sand dune homes.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground needs no introduction for any cricketing aficionado. The venue has seen some of the biggest matches in the history of cricket. The National Sports Museum and Australian Cricket Hall of Fame are two of the biggest draws here.

South Africa Riding to Success on the Back of FIFA

The football is rolling in the FIFA matches. So is South Africa in general and its economy in particular. The world’s leading financial agencies like Deloitte and JP Morgan are forecasting a boom in the South African economy due to FIFA. As per JP Morgan, South Africa would see an addition of 0.4% to its GDP. This would steer a 3% growth for 2010, which is double the figure expected by South Africa’s Treasury Department.

JP Morgan also pointed out the fact that in previous FIFA matches, the stock markets of the host countries tended to jump up. Similarly, during the six months leading to FIFA match, the currency of the host countries also showed an upward spiral. South Africa’s equity market is further expected to grow because its recovery had been slower than other equity markets last year.

Deloitte also pointed out that South Africa has already achieved many of the benefits that were expected from FIFA and this event could mark the region’s turning point. In fact, Deloitte released a paper, titled ‘2010 FIFA Word Cup. A turning point for South Africa’. Furthermore, South Africa is an emerging market, which provides it with more scope for growth. South Africa has robust economic and technological base but is lacking in terms of infrastructure. Owing to FIFA, there have been massive national infrastructure jack ups and booming employment opportunities.

For instance, the country’s transportation network was revamped on a priority basis as there was the need of providing swift means of transportation to the thousands of visitors. This urgency led to the successful fruition of major projects like the green field airport in Durban, upgrading of highways, addition of bus lines, and completion of the first part of the Gautrain passenger railway. These projects not only brought employment opportunities and other direct benefits, but also created a better trained manpower resource.

Millions splurged on booking flights to South Africa to witness the grandeur and magic of the event. Apart from the sport event at the moment, South Africa boasts some of the world’s most fascinating trappings of a perfect holiday and no one would want to miss this unique opportunity to combine the two reasons to visit South Africa. There are estimates that the second part of the year would witness and injection of R9 billion into the economy from visitor and local spending.

FIFA also showcases South Africa’s abilities as an eco friendly nation. The new stadiums are equipped with features like rain water harvesting and natural ventilation. The host cities have also embarked upon green drives like extensive planting of trees. This has reflected well on South Africa’s efforts, because the country faces challenges as a coal driven economy.

FIFA has simply brought in a world of opportunities to many different players. One of the key gainers is the airline industry. Many carriers are operating numerous cheap flights to South Africa during the FIFA to cash in upon the tourist interest and these flights sold like hot cakes.

In addition, this FIFA South Africa is keen to shed its image as an unsafe travel destination. The minister of police was in consultations with over 30 nations from where guests would be visiting South Africa. This has led to overwhelming global cooperation. Security has been given such paramount importance that almost 25% of the country’s entire police force has been engaged to FIFA. The country has enriched and developed in every way to silent many of its critics with each passing day since its selection as the host, through to the preparations for the mega event and even today as the event carries on with much fervour and gaiety.

Los Angeles Airport Guide

Address: 1 World Way, Los Angeles, California 90045, USA

Telephone: (310) 646 5252 (24-hour recorded information)

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Facilities: Lounges at the Los Angeles Airport, Car Hire, Car Parking, Shopping options, Food and Beverage outlets, Wireless Internet access, Luggage Trolleys, Facilities for wheelchair bound passengers, Emergency medical services, Cash machines, money exchange, on-demand internet access and telephone kiosks, Hotels, IVR [310 646 525]

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