Showing posts from September, 2013

Cancer Survivors are Over-charged for Travel Insurance

A Money Mail investigation has revealed recently that many cancer survivors have to pay 25 times more for travel cover than they should pay. What is more, the specific research presents cases where travelers had to pay more than £2000 for a two-week holiday, when in reality the actual cost was about 90!

There are several insurers and companies who are accused for over-charging travellers and not taking into consideration factors such as stability of their situation and current health conditions! Sometimes, the price is so high that makes it impossible for them to travel or the insurance is more expensive than their holiday costs! Expensive prices sometimes make cancer survivors or cancer patients to hide their health condition as the cost is horrendous.

A key problem is that many insurance companies do not take into account recent researches that show that 4 out of 10 people with cancer survive and are able to live a normal and healthy life. They are over-charging people for treatment…

10 of the Most Popular Shopping Cities

''Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping'', Bo Derek said once. Even that we do not agree with this quote, we believe shopping is a really magnificent experience and we present you 10 of the most popular shopping cities.

The top 10 Airports, Resorts and Hotels according to First Choice in summer 2013

As we approach the tail end of the peak summer season here in Europe, considering the current hard times in Europe, its interesting to see what holidays are still selling well.

Here below are the top 10 best-sellers according to First Choice UK regarding departure airports, resorts and hotel:

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Top 10 Airports 1. London Gatwick 2. Manchester 3. Birmingham 4. East Midlands 5. Robin Hood 6. London Stansted 7. London Luton 8. Newcastle 9. Bristol 10. Bournemouth
Top 10 Resorts 1. Paphos 2. Kolymbia 3. Playa Blanca 4. Sarigerme 5. Riviera Maya 6. Cala'N Bosch 7. Boa Vista 8. Bavaro 9. Marmari 10. Hammamet
Top 10 Hotels 1. Holiday Village Rhodes 2. Holiday Village Aliathon 3. Holiday Village Turkey 4. Holiday Village Menorca 5. Riu Touareg 6. Holiday Village Kos 7. Holiday Village Majorca 8. Holiday Village Manar 9. Holiday Village Tenerife 10. Holiday Village Algarve

5 of the Cheapest Booking Sites

Booking holidays is said to be easy, especially now days. Internet gives us now the opportunity to come across with a variety of different travel booking sites, that promise us cheap airplane tickets, discounted hotel rooms and low-price rental cars.

Thus, for all those who want to get away from home for vacations and for all those who are planning a big family trip,we have listed 5 of the cheapest booking sites!

Five of the smallest airports in the world

Juancho E Yrausquin AirportServes: Saba (The Netherlands), Caribbean
Airlines: Windward Islands Airways
Runways: One
Dutch-owned Caribbean island Saba is home to Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport which boasts the world’s shortest commercial runway. At only 400 metres, just a quarter of a mile, the runway is only slightly longer than the average aircraft carrier and jet aircraft are banned from using the runway through fear of over or under shooting the strip and hitting the ocean.
The only airline currently serving the airport is Winair which operates daily flights to nearby islands Saint Martin and Saint Eustatius. The flight to Saint Martin takes just 12 minutes.

Moshoeshoe I International AirportServes: Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho
Airlines: South African Airways (international), Mission Aviation Fellowship (domestic flights)
Runways: Two
The Kingdom of Lesotho, entirely landlocked by South Africa, is served by Moshoeshoe I airport. While officially referred to as an international airport, the on…

Free Flight Tickets Were Given out by United Airlines

You ever wanted to have free holidays? 
United Airlines started offering flight tickets at the price of... $0!. Of course this was a mistake that was corrected by the airlines but till that time, several customers had the opportunity to book flights at zero cost.

At the same time, the airline company can not estimate how many free tickets were given out.
The specific tickets were sold last Thursday through its online booking system and what is more, many of them were for destinations such as Hawaii.

However despite the mistake, the company executives decided to let the lucky passengers who had managed to book tickets to travel for free!

Emirate Airlines Announces the Launch of Direct Passenger Flights to Taipei

Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world announced the launch of direct passenger flights to Taipei This flight is going to be its 16th destination in the Far East. This new service will start on February 10th, 2014. At the beginning, the airline company aims to start with 6 non-stop flights to the Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei.

The flight will be carried out by Boeing 777-300ER type aircraft and will have 3 seat categories: 8 luxurious private suites in First Class , 42 fully reclining seats in Business Class and 304 comfortable seats for economy class passengers . In all classes in the airplane, gourmet meals will be offered by Emirates multinational cabin crew.

The aircraft also features the Emirate’s award-winning entertainment system which offers more than 1,400 entertainment channels that broadcast Hollywood subtitled movies, music, TV and games.

Taipei has 7 million inhabitants and is said to be one major economic and cultural center with famous pla…

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, London, UK

The ITU Triathlon World Championship is been held every year since 1989. This year, this racing returns back to Hyde Park for the ITU World Triathlon Series Gran Final .

It is a really popular event for those who love sports. If you are one of those, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy one of the most important athletic events globally!

The event includes elite, junior, under 23, para-triathlon and age-group races.

London, UK

11th September - 15th September

You can visit the official website at

Ganesh Chaturthi 2013 Festival, Maharashtra, India

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.

It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his believers. It lasts for more than 1 week and is biggest celebration is taking place on the last day of the celebrations, called Ananta Chaturdasi (forth day of the waxing moon period).

Maharashtra, India

9th of September - 18th of September


Navigating through Airport Security

The original concept of this article conceived towards the end of my marathon journey vacation in 2009, which ended as I arrived to London Heathrow to see a rather disturbing sign posted just prior to the Immigration check, with these unwelcoming words...

"Tougher checks take longer"
My instant reaction was to say to myself "Only in a disorganized system with insufficient trained staff and advanced equipment to manage". Besides most travellers never asked for the extra checks and many believe that a more intelligent approach could be adopted, which would avoid every senior citizen and child being over processed. Moreover there are other less intrusive ways to counter the liquid threat.

The above statement sums up the curse of travelling today, which treats civilized decent people like cattle and empowers often low-paid Security staff to control and check us like convicted criminals. Security staff are notoriously rude in many airports across the world and the whole…