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Top Ten World Travel Awards in 2012

As we approach the end of 2012, we thought it would  be the ideal moment to treat you with our top ten picks of the best 19th World Travel Awards in 2012.

All in all there are over 170 categories, which of course is too much for the average person to digest, however the number of categories are exaggerated to captivate the interest and possibility of winning in as many travel companies across world as possible.

In our humble opinion here below are the most important picks:
World's Leading Airline: Etihad AirwaysWorld's Leading Low-Cost Airline: EasyJet World's Leading Airport: Singapore Changi AirportWorld's Leading All Inclusive Company: Sandals Resorts InternationalWorld's Leading Hotel Spa: Mardan Spa, Mardan Palace, Antalya, TurkeyWorld's Leading All Suite Hotel: Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAEWorld's Leading Large Ship Cruise Lines; Norwegian Cruise LineWorld's Leading Beach Destination: Turks & Caicos IslandsWorld's Leading Car Hire: EuropcarWorl…

Technical Support Consultant - Dubai

Job Title Technical Support Consultant

Job Description Liaise with our customers to analyse, determine and resolve their support issuesPrepare and configure the environment for installationCarry out the installation of Financial applicationsAnalyse, resolve/escalate problems encountered during the implementation of systemsUnit test the installed system to ensure basic system integrityAnalyse and Resolve/escalate issues during UAT & Operations testingCreate and carry out go live proceduresDeliver comprehensive training to all users, support staff and management on the systems use and its capabilitiesAdvise the client on housekeeping tasks that allow the client to maintain and improve system performanceProduce reports and documents as required by Project ManagerDocument problem resolution that will be available for future reference by other Consultants, e.g. useful notesContributed towards developing consultancy tools and processes that could ease future implementationAssist managemen…

Danger Ahead: Beware of Investing in the Eurozone!

The story of recent unfolding events linked to the Cyprus economic crisis and eventual so called “Bail-In” deal, will now likely play out across Europe and beyond as EU citizens and foreign investors holding deposits within the EU start to contemplate this question “Could it happen to me?”.
In an unprecedented step the Troika (name given to the collection of EU & International money lenders) forced the recently elected Cypriot Government to accept what basically amounts to daylight robbery of depositors accounts within the 2 main Banks of Cyprus (Marfin Popular Laiki Bank and Bank of Cyprus). Everyone with more than 100,000 euro deposited within these 2 Banks will surely lose out in a significant way.

Question is, what will the people of other economically struggling member nations think now? Greece, Spain, Ireland and Portugal already received Bail-Outs and more are possible down the line. Behind EU closed doors it is thought that the Cypriot so called “Bail-In” is a kind of pilot …

Financial Markets Executive - Nicosia

Job Title Financial Markets Executive

Job Description
Provide first line product support emailMaintain polite, professional attitude to all clientsLog all calls received on Siebel accurately, efficiently and completelyProvide timely updates to clients on existing queriesManage and take ownership of the resolution process for all customer related issuesEnsure the provision of consistently reliable and professional service to clients by utilizingDevelop expertise in the tools and Financial products that will lead to shorter resolution timesEscalate issues across business technical divisions expediting solutions to complex client queries and provide end to end ownership of client issuesUndertake proactive calling to ensure customer satisfaction levelsProactively monitor team and make adjustments to meet optimum performance levels and advocate consistently maintained proceduresAchieve individual & team desk targetsJob Requirements Fluency in both Arabic and English is a requirementStrong…

La Feria de Abril, Seville, Spain

Where? Seville, Spain

When?  16th - 21th of April

Seville's best party with traditional dress, parades, dancing and wild parties in a gorgeous environment.
Each day the fiesta begins with the parade of carriages and riders, at midday, carrying Seville's leading citizens which make their way to the bullring, the La Real Maestranza, where the bullfighters and breeders meet. 
For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds, a vast area is on the far bank of the Guadalquivir River, are totally covered in rows of casetas (individual decorated marquee tents which are temporarily built on the fairground). Some of these casetas belong to the prominent families of Seville, some to groups of friends, clubs, trade associations or political parties. From around nine at night until six or seven the following morning, at first in the streets and later only within each caseta, you will find crowds partying and dancing "Sevillanas", drinking Jerez sherry, or manzanilla wine, and eating…

World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Where? Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

When? 12th - 21st April, 2013

Come to Whistler for the largest music and snow sport celebration of North America, with plenty of snow to go around. The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is the biggest gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture that draws thousands of fans to this local mountain festival. Watch out for a youthful outdoor concert series with an assorted mix of snow sports, fashion shows, film screening, photography face-offs, and dance competitions. Every year, winter sports activities like skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and surfing take place, and the sunshine makes skiing amazing. The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is one non-stop celebration, a party you don’t want to miss!

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