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Golden rules for travel this Easter

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Simonseeks Golden Rules for travel this Easter

– Expert online guide to Easter holidays –

Easter can be a tricky time to travel, too early this year (Easter Sunday is on 4 April) to guarantee sun in some destinations and traditionally a busy time as the world and his wife fully embrace the start of the holiday season. To help things along the travel experts at simonseeks.com have come up with their 10 point plan – the golden rules for Easter holidays. Stick to these and you’ll holiday at Easter with ease – beating the crowds and getting that all important sun tan.


Lake Wanaka ski pass provides value for Australian skiers

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Lake Wanaka Ski Pass provides winter value

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (March 9, 2010) – Skiers and snowboarders can get even more for their ski dollar with the Lake Wanaka Ski Pass this winter. This interchangeable five-day anytime lift pass is valid at both Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone Ski Area allowing visitors to enjoy the diversity of the town’s two major resorts.

Treble Cone is renowned as much for its spectacular views as it is for its exhilarating terrain and unforgettable powder days and is enjoyed by ski and snowboard enthusiasts of all abilities. Its vertical drop makes it home to the longest groomed trails in the South Island, be it a challenging black run or gentle beginners’ slope.

Cardrona Alpine Resort’s high elevation and wide-open slopes ensure it is a favourite with families, beginners and intermediate skiers and riders and it has some of the best childcare facilities in Australasia. Freestylers also flock there for its Olympic-standard halfpipe and the longest terrain park in New Zealand.


East Coast Beach Vacation On a Shoestring Budget

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When nerves are frazzled and tempers are flaring, what do parents do to ease the stress on the homefront? Plan a holiday of course! Most times, couples with kids long to go on a beach vacation but quickly find out that they either lack the money or resources to go on a proper beach vacation. The fact is that you do not need to pay through your nose or put up with another mortgage just to enjoy a week off at a beautiful beach! The East Coast is littered with enough beaches to last you a lifetime, and more, so why not check out these three best beaches so that you and your family can enjoy a much deserved break?


7 Tips on Avoiding & Recovering Lost Baggage

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It is a nightmare when you get to your destination and you find out that your baggage did not. The baggage is somewhere but not where you are. What do you need to do to avoid losing your baggage? Here are some tips:

Pack light so you don’t have to check in your luggage

This is the only guarantee that everything you need will always be with you. You really don have to bring a ton if you will only be gone for three days or so. Just bring the essentials.

Tag your luggage properly

Make sure that you have the right information on your bag. Make sure you have a contact number there and the place where you will be staying. Make sure that you also remove old tags other airlines. Put a keychain or a colorful ribbon that you will notice even your on the other end of the world.


Finding love on the high seas: Top 10 most romantic cruises in the world

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When we say take a romantic cruise, cheesy scenes from the Love Boat or Titanic may enter your mind. A romantic cruise can be a very special experience for a couple and a memorable journey you bring through life.

Romance is not always guaranteed but knowing what romantic cruise to take will be your first step. You can get tickets to explore Antarctica and that will be exciting but something romantic like cruising to explore the islands and the breathtaking views will always be a better choice.

Here are some of the best romantic cruises you can enjoy with your special someone:

Yachts of Seabourn with Seabourn Odyssey

This cruise is designed for those who want the finer things in life especially excellent food and drinks. The ship that can accommodate up to 450 passengers features the service, accommodation, and cuisine that is hard to be at par with while traveling on high seas.


Business Travel: Top 8 Tips to make most of your time

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Business trips can be very tough. You will be flying in and out of cities which may be unfamiliar. You will go from one meeting to the next. You will probably be going to countless lunches and dinners. Business travel though pays off and will translate to more opportunities and more profit. Making sure you make most of every tick of the clock while on air or on the ground is very essential.

Here are some tips for business travelers on how you can manage your time well:

Explore the full potentials of technology

New gadgets pop to the scene every month and they are there for a reason. Your iPhone for example is not just for music, or games, or for phone calls. It has iPhone Apps which can pretty much keep you tinkering during your downtime. Checkout Evernote which can help you manage business cards. Another useful tool will be Budget Tracker to keep your finances monitored while you are traveling. QuickNote Voice can record conversations so you will not forget a name or important details.


The Leela Palace New Delhi to open in time for Commonwealth Games

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8 March 2010

The Leela Palace New Delhi to open in time for Commonwealth Games

As New Delhi and India prepare for the start of the 2010 Commonwealth Games later this year, The Leela Group is planning its own opening ceremony.

The Leela Palace Kempinski New Delhi will open for business in autumn 2010. The über-luxury five-star hotel is situated in the heart of the city’s Central Business District and diplomatic enclave, making it the perfect place to stay for guests wanting to enjoy the Games in style.

Inspired by the style of Edwin Lutyens, the man who designed New Delhi almost 100 years ago, and designed by acclaimed architect John Gerondelis, The Leela Palace Kempinski New Delhi will combine neo-classical architecture with elements from historical north Indian palaces.


Ryanair launches 1 million £5 seat sale

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Ryanair launches 1 million £5 seat sale

Travel on over 500 routes in Apr & May

Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, announced that from midnight (24:00hrs) Mon 8th March it will release 1m £5 seats for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in April and May (excluding Easter week).

These £5 “all in” fares will be available on over 500 of Ryanair’s European routes but must be booked on www.ryanair.com before midnight (24:00hrs) Thursday (11thMar).

Ryanair’s £5 Seat Sale includes all taxes and charges so passengers who chose to avoid discretionary fees by paying with MasterCard prepaid, travel with carry on luggage only and forego priority boarding can book, check-in online and fly for this advertised £5 fare.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:

“Only Ryanair sells Europe’s lowest fares with a no fuel surcharge guarantee. In addition to our lowest fares we also deliver the No1 on-time performance across over 1,000 routes.


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