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Thursday, 24 July 2014

10 Things You Should Keep in Your Day Bag When You Travel

1. Passport, Identity proof

2. Wallet.

3. A scarf. If it gets cold on the plane, you can always wear a scarf, or you can use it to liven up your outfit.

4. Medication. Make sure you carry allergy medications and a basic aspirin. Cough drops, vitamins and band aids are also helpful

5. Tissues. These are indispensable when you travel. Whether you got a cold or your hands are dirty, it is important to keep tissues around.

6. A bottle of water. Stay Hydrated; that is the golden rule when you travel.

7. A mobile phone. To stay in touch with your friends and for emergencies.

8. A camera. With mobile phones nowadays taking amazing photos, a camera if almost void, but still remains a travel essential if you want to click drool-worthy photographs that a mobile phone just cannot do.

9. A Map or a GPS device. For when you get lost or you just want to go travelling like the adventurer you are!

10. Something to make you feel comfortable. It could be a book or an e-reading device. Or maybe an iPod or an iPad loaded with movies, this should be something that you can drown in when you feel lonely.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

You Just Can’t Miss These Beaches When You Are In Brazil!

Copacabana beach
The Copacabana beach is one of the most famous beaches of the world. It is a 4 km long stretch of beach that is lined with restaurants, bars, shops and beautiful people.
This vibrant beach is always dotted with people. You can rent chairs, sunscreen, umbrellas, towels and other beach gear from the kiosks lining the beach.

For our final selection, we bring you the beautiful and pristine but yet relatively little-known destination of Alagoas in North-east Brazil. This is a secret beach where you will find very few tourists. It is mostly frequented by the locals who like to get away from the commotion of the cities.
Alagoas is a laid back region not for the party-seeking tourist but if you are seeking quiet and some solitude, it can be paradise.

Praia do Forte
Praia do Forte is a beautiful and attractive beach that has a variety of stylish restaurants and shops. It is one of the most striking and prominent spots in northeast Brazil. If you are looking for a getaway from the noise and crowds of Salvador, this beach is an ideal choice.

Porto de Galinhas
If natural clear waters and a wide variety of tropical fish is your beach calling, then this is the beach for you. It is one of the best destinations to snorkel in Brazil. It has been voted "Best Brazilian Beach" for the eighth time in a row by the readers of Voyage & Tourism Brazilian magazine.

Praia da Pipa
White sand beaches and sparkling blue water, ringed by high cliffs and tropical palms are sure to make anyone fall in love with Praia da Pipa. This little paradise is full of light and life. And if that doesn’t sound perfect, then they have dolphins!

Taipu de Fora
An easy stretch of 7 kms and full of coconut trees, this beach is famous for its natural pools formed by the reefs. It is very beautiful and you can spend hours here. It has a huge variety of fishes and is considered the perfect place for snorkeling.

Porto da Barra, Salvador, Brazil

This beach is at the heart of Brazil’s third most populous city and it attracts crowds in record-numbers. That being said, this is also a very calm beach and tourists who like to swim often prefer this beach. What make this beach even more charming and quaint is the fact that it has a small fort at one end and a whitewashed church on another!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Mesmerizing Holidays with Your Family in Singapore

Singapore may well have been designed to suit visiting families. Safe, friendly and compact, hi-tech yet exotic, the country is easy to get around and filled with attractions. A great option for kids of every age and plenty of activity and shopping to keep the adults busy, Singapore ranks high in our list of family breaks.

  • The Culture of Singapore:

Singapore is one of the most developed places in South East Asia and a place you should see once every 3 years because Singapore is rapidly changing every 3 years because of the infrastructure development over there. There is also a real estate boom in Singapore which means a lot of people are now migrating to Singapore and the Asian Population has favored Singapore as a travel destination despite it not being cost effective.
Poetically Lee Kuan Yew ruled Singapore for 3 decades and is the founding fathers of Modern Singapore. The spoken languages in Singapore include Malay, Chinese, Tamil and Mandarin. Some of the major religions of Singapore include Buddhism, Christainity, Islam and a few Hindus and Atheists.

  • Food:  

 You will find all types of cuisine in Singapore .You will find the best local cuisine at the local eateries and joints.

  • Activities:  

 On the whole, activities in Singapore are not that expensive. Some, like the Singapore Botanical Gardens and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, are free.
Retail: Singapore is one of the best places to shop. It has a wide variety of international and Asian brands to choose from
Places to See:
Visit Singapore Zoo:  
This zoo is one of the best in the world and also one of the top attractions in Singapore.  Covering an area of 28 hectares, this place is huge and has a vast array of animals: over 3,600 mammals, birds and reptiles

Sentosa Island is a theme park to enjoy for kids. It is a great place to go and enjoy on a weekend getaway.  It is open to people of all age groups but it is specially made for children. Adults are a tag along. It is a theme park replete with pool, Restaurants and with other games to play

Thian Hock Keng Temple:  
Is a Taoist temple Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. It was visited by Chinese immigrants giving thanks to Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) for their safe voyage.  It is very sacred and it is given special Heritage status in 2001 by UNESCO.

The Merlions are the mascot of Singapore. The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish

Timah Nature Reserve:  
The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a small 1.64 square kilometer nature reserve near the geographic centre of the city-state of Singapore, located

Chinatown is the Chinese neighborhood of Singapore. It is a house to the Chinese population of Singapore. Chinatown has architecture of both Baroque and Victorian architecture

Sri Mariamman Temple
The Mariamman Temple is situated in China Town and is made of Dravidian Architecture. The Dravidians settled in South India and they apparently built a Mariamman Temple in Singapore. It is a Hindu Goddess.

Pulau Ubin:  
Palau Ubin is an island situated in the North east of Singapore.  There are some popular mythological tales about Ubin.

Little India Restaurant: 
 Little India offers Indian Cuisine at economic rates.Dont forget to eat with your hands. It’s a custom.

A tripto Singapore with Orient Travels will cost you AED 1970 per person. It is a pleasant experience that you will love.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Orient Travel Wins World Travel (2014) Awards in Three Categories

Orient travel is an international tour company operating in the UAE. Started in Dubai in 1963 Orient travel moved to Sharjah in 1965, Orient Travel has grown today to become one of the Top Travel Management companies in the UAE. With over 50 years of experience and quality services Orient travel have positioned itself as a market leaders and trendsetters in the region.

World Tour awards are the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars. Orient travel won the awards in three categories:

  1. •2014 UAE's Leading Business Travel Agency
  2. •2014 UAE's Leading Travel Management Company
  3. •2014 Dubai's Leading Travel Management Company

Orient travel also got nominated as UAE's Leading Travel Agency.

Orient travel operate and arranges tours outside the emirates. The tours are in destinations encompassing Asia, Europe, and Americas-both north and South. A range of packages include summer holiday packages, Christmas Packages, Honeymoon Packages, Family Trips and retreats at popular resorts. Recently Orient Travel Introduced a revamped website with improved navigation and search. Added benefits on the website include discounted flights, hotels, travel services and amazing offers and promotions.

With one of the largest networks in the UAE and an efficient workforce of over 300 travel professionals Orient Travel  has carved a niche for itself within the corporate and leisure travel markets.
The awards which are a feather in the cap for Orient travel are not something new for the company. Previously too Orient travels was nominated and won in various categories for the same award

Orient travel was also nominated in 2014 as UAE’s leading travel agency

Asim Arshad , CEO of Orient travel recently speaking in an interview said “We have a lot of differentiators. We are a people‘s driven organization and we believe in people. The World Travel awards are meaningful. They (The world travel awards) are stamp. They have a brand. They are recognition to our efforts. As an organization we want to retain the competitive edge, keep innovating and invest in technology and in people. The award belongs to the employees of orient travel as they have made the difference”

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Booking Your Vacation Online

So, you plan to book your vacation online because the online booking deals entice you, rather your wallet? Well, booking trips online is surely an excellent idea. However, here are a few mistakes that could send your well planned vacation for a toss:

1. Booking too late:
When you know you have to go on a specific date, never make the mistake of booking at the last minute. It is advisable that you at least book two or three weeks prior to your trip. There are possibilities of you not getting the best deals, getting expensive deals or for that matter the hotel you want to stay in is full! So, it is better to book beforehand.

2. Not Comparing:
There are several companies which provide you the option of booking online. Also, there are various third party websites which offer you heavy discounts and excellent offers. So, if you do not check the same, you might end up paying a lot more and not be able to take advantage of these discounted online deals.

3. Not doing proper research:
What if you end up booking with a bogus company? Well, nobody but you bears the losses and frets over the fraud. To avoid this nightmare, ensure that you do enough research about the company you plan to book with. Read reviews and ask friends for suggestions.

4. Ignoring the Fine Print:
There are many little devils hidden in the fine print which could make a mess out of your vacation. So, ensure that you read everything- the fine print included. It is important for you to understand the importance of these sentences mentioned in the fine print so that there is no inconvenience later on.

5. Ignoring Follow Ups:
Well, many people just book the tickets and the hotels and then do not really keep a track on the same.  You might get a mail saying that your bookings have been cancelled for some reason. If you do not keep a track on the same, you might end up in a soup.

So, follow these tips and have a hassle free trip by avoiding all the silly errors.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Reasons to Buy Insurance Before You Leave for a Vacation

Travel out to a foreign land for a vacation? Have you got your travel insurance? Well, getting a travelling insurance is as important as getting your passport and visa. Although not a compulsion, it is advisable that you get this insurance. Here’s why:

1. Cancellation of Flight:
There are many situations in which your flight gets cancelled and you are stranded at the airport. So, what do you do in such a situation? Well, instead of panicking, you can simply call your insurance company and they will rescue you from the situation.

2. Medical Emergency:
What if you lose your bag of medicines or it gets stolen? Well, if you have a medical insurance, you can easily get the necessary medications by getting your emergency prescription filled.

3. Theft:
Well, we all fear this the most. However, what one needs to understand is rules are very strict in most of the countries and you simply cannot survive without a passport. What if your passport gets stolen? What are you going to do? Well, these are the times when insurance comes to the rescue.

4. Non-Refundable Tickets:
There are situations in which you have brought a non-refundable ticket and then you have to cancel a much planned vacation. Well, a lot of money is at stake and you definitely want to retrieve it. Insurance enables you to find a way out of such messy situations.

5. Calamity:
Well, you cannot predict nature. You never know when a natural calamity strikes and your vacation goes for a toss. So, it’s always prudent to get your insurance ready as a backup for such ugly situations.
So, next time you are booking deals online, just ensure that you are also enquiring about travel insurance. If the tour providers don’t provide you with the same, you can always go for a third party insurance and secure your trip against all the possible problems!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Trip To Machu Picchu: An Exhilarating Experience

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most fascinating places you would want to visit. With exhilarating topography and innumerable options to consider, this is one of the Machu Picchu most popular holiday destinations in the world. So, what makes this place so very desirable for people who want a vacation?
1. Huayana Picchu:
One of the most sought after destination, Huayana Picchu is the perfect place for trekking enthusiasts. Amidst greenery and beautiful weather, this is one trek you will never forget. The bird’s eye view of the city from atop this place is simply breathtaking.

2. Ceremonial Baths:
Machu Picchu is the city of ruins. History lover or not, you will love seeing these ruins from the past.  Moreover, the 16 ceremonial baths are a representative of the lifestyle of the Incas. Linked with waterfalls and streams, the bath is quite a representative of how much the Incas loved the water.

3. The Intihuatana Stone:
Aren’t sundials hugely intriguing? This beautiful masterpiece is one sight you’d definitely not want to miss out on. It was used by the Incans as a part of important rituals. The stone is referred to as ‘heart of Machu Picchu’ and is a fascinating sight.

4. Temples:
The Incan city of ruins had people who believed in the sun god. There are many temples in this place which are worth visiting. The Moon Temple, Temple of Three Windows and Temple of the Sun, are some of the most beautiful temples in Machu Picchu.

5. Shopping:
Apart from visiting these amazing places, the city also has some lovely shopping options. You can pick up a lot of traditional Peruvian items like hand woven Andean textiles, ponchos, handcrafts, etc.

This place also has great accommodations for you to stay. So, book your vacation today and enjoy a place away from the hustle bustle of your daily life!
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