Oct 08

Expedia Insiders’ Select List Recognises Jumeirah Beach Hotel In Dubai

The Expedia Insiders Select list for 2012 has included the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, the first hotel to be launched by the Jumeirah Group.

This recent recognition on the coveted Expedia list comes as no surprise to anyone as the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has been providing luxury Dubai holidays for the past 15 years and is a favourite among both leisure and business visitors.

The Expedia Select Insiders list is an annual list of the best-reviewed hotels across the world and the deluxe properties included in it are the highest ranked according to the feedback left by over 500,000 verified Expedia customer reviews over the past year, a value rating, and the local market expertise of Expedia employees.

Sverre Christiansen, the Market Manager at Expedia, explained: “Being recognised as an Expedia Insider Select hotel is a tremendous achievement and a true acknowledgment by our mutual customers that Jumeirah Beach Hotel is amongst the best in the world, consistently exceeding guest expectations and delivering genuine hospitality throughout. Congratulations on receiving this prestigious accolade.”

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel will celebrate its 15th anniversary on 2nd December 2012 and this latest accolade is another reason for the Jumeirah Group to celebrate the success of its collection of Dubai hotels.

With 598 elegant rooms and suites and 19 beachfront villas, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is one of the most luxurious beachfront hotels in Dubai and guests can enjoy a wide range of upscale facilities and services throughout their holidays in Dubai.

These amenities include 20 exquisite restaurants and stylish bars that offer a wide selection of international cuisine and premium drinks; the Pavilion Marina & Sports Club where visitors can take part in sailing trips, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing activities throughout holidays to Dubai; and the Sinbads Kids Club with an array

Oct 07

Holiday Safe Traveling Tips To Avoid Auto Accidents From The Sam Bernstein Law Firm

As the holidays approach, the Sam Bernstein Law Firm would like to advise safety tips for travelers making long trips to visit family and friends. Traveling in the snow and other icy conditions can present driving challenges.

According to the National Safety Commission, 90 percent of traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday will be by car. Follow a few tips for safe driving to avoid a car accident this holiday season:
Slow down more than usual, and leave room between your car and the car in front of you. Your car may need more time to stop completely when suddenly breaking.
Don’t drink and drive – even buzzed driving can impair your judgment and cause a car accident.
Fatigued driving is also unsafe. The National Highway Safety Administration says fatigue is a factor in 12.5% of crashes that result in hospitalization. The NSC recommends stopping every 2 hours, or 100 miles.
Give yourself more time when scheduling trips to avoid speeding – or travel on off-days, such as the Tuesday before Thanksgiving instead of Wednesday. Often traffic may add another hour to the trip. Check road conditions and the traffic report to find the best possible route.

Being prepared in case of an emergency is also key to preventing injuries and death. Pack an emergency snow kit in your car trunk with a snow scraper/brush, flashlight, blankets, booster cables, a shovel, a bag of sand for tire grip, flares and a first aid kit. Remember to bring a cell phone and car charger, but be sure to pull over before using it to avoid distracted driving.

Bring your automobile to a mechanic and have it winterized before traveling. Have a certified mechanic check your oil level, tire pressure, windshield wipers, heater, defroster, antifreeze, and brakes.

Unfortunately,

Oct 06

y&i clothing boutique Gets Online and affordable

The world of online shopping is now even better with the addition of shopyandi.com. If you are an avid online shopper that enjoys finding quality, unique styles in a boutique setting, you will love shopyandi.com! The y&i clothing boutique buyers work hard to maintain an assortment of on-trend styles at an affordable price point. Prices range from $40 to just over $300 for some of their beautiful, designer dresses. Shopyandi.com carries many of the leading designer brands including Amanda Uprichard, Addison, Akiko, BB Dakota, Billabong, C&C California, Chinese Laundry, Eight Sixty, Ella Moss, Everly, Gorjana Jewelry, HiPanema, Havaianas, Junk Food Tees, Free People, Greylin, House of Harlow, Joe’s Jeans, NuBra, O’Neill, One Teaspoon, Paige Premium Denim, Reiley, Rory Beca, Sanctuary, Sam Edelman, Steve Madden, Susana Monaco, Tart, Vanessa Mooney, and Yumi Kim among many others! Shopyandi.com also offers great gift items for any special women in your life. Voluspa and Votivo candles, fun statement necklaces, earrings and rings by Chameleon Jewelry, fashionable yet affordable handbags, belts and basic lingerie. Need a little guidance? Find some fashion inspiration on their blog, blog.shopyandi.com and shop the items featured in the articles with links directly to the items listed at the bottom of each post! The y&i buyers strive to create an assortment of apparel, accessories, jewelry and shoes that embodies the California cool girl. Shopyandi.com’s style icons include Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, and Blake Lively. These celebrities represent -the every girl- in that their style is accessible yet on trend, fun, feminine, and casually cool. Shopyandi.com offers similar styles to what you see these young Hollywood stars sport; Yumi Kim printed rompers, Rory Beca silk maxi dresses and designer LA Made tees paired back to Joe’s Jeans cutoff denim shorts or the ultra hip James Jeans denim line. View our blog, blog.shopyandi.com

Oct 04

Hotel Web Page Design

These days many hotels have their own web page and if done correctly this can draw significant clients.

Indeed, while I do not specialise in the hotel industry as a web designer I know of two different hoteliers who have confided in me that their near-100% occupancy rates are driven almost entirely by their web page traffic.

It is not unusual for a hotel web page to account for 90+% of guests as the web takes over from the good old fashioned yellow pages as the place to look for accommodation.

The benefits of hotel web page design of course are clear.

Guests feel safer as they are unlikely to experience any nasty surprises having been to your web page and checked you out.

As well as often seeing pictures of the rooms, guests may well have been able to see pictures of the outside (making your hotel easier to identify) and location maps to help visitors find you quickly and efficiently.

Local amenities are another useful feature when it comes to hotel web page design – giving potential guests an idea of their closest transport links, noteworthy tourist destinations and places to eat.

You may choose to give comments from your guest book directly on your hotel web page as a third party endorsement of the quality stay guests can expect.

So a hotel web page design should aim to satisfy all the above while presenting a reliable and trustworthy impression. Your web page design and colors should create a welcoming feel to potential guests – much as your hotel does.

If you operate a new, light and airy style of hotel, then design a page to match that and you will attract similar guests.

If your hotel is older, richer and more cosy then again try to suggest this through your design.

The question of *who* should design your

Oct 04

Attempting to Find Low Chicago Hotel Rates

Are you fighting when attempting to find low Chicago hotel rates? Revealing superb Chicago hotel rates doesn’t need to be tough in any way. It is easy to find discounted Chicago hotel rates without compromising the standard of the sort of hotel that you stay in when visiting the Chicago area.

It doesn’t matter if you’re heading to Chicago for a visit, for a short holiday, or for a business enterprise, you can get accommodations at 5 star hostels that offer major service to their guests. Use some of these tips to make the activity of getting low hotel rates far simpler. Some travelers looking for low Chicago hotel rates attempt to work with a travel agent and think that doing so will help them find the neatest deals on offer. r.

Truthfully, when working with a travel agent to get great Chicago hotel rates, the traveler sometimes ends up paying far more than she or he desires to for their stay in Chicago. Whether or not the travel agent finds a good deal on Chicago hotel rates and the package appears reasonable to the traveler, what the traveler would most likely save on a package linked with low Chicago hotel rates is lost when costs for the travel agent booking the service and exchange costs are tacked onto the price the traveler has to pay. Travelers have better possibilities when it is time to prepare for a visit to Chicago. Using the Net to compare Chicago Hotel Rates is one of the finest measures you can take to make sure you are getting quality pricing on Chicago hostels. You can use Net to do your homework before you travel and find offers that fit your financial position. A web hotel reservation site takes plenty of work out of your

Oct 01

Oman Expects Surge In Tourist Arrivals And Hotel Occupancy By 2015

The Minister of Tourism for Oman, Maitha Al Mahrouqi, has announced that room capacity in the Sultanate is expected to rise from 12,000 to 20,000 by 2015.

The country is expecting a surge in bookings for Oman holidays after it appointed overseas tourism representatives in 16 foreign countries including Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, New Zealand and Australia.

Airport capacity is expected to treble in both Muscat and Salalah, with 12 million visitor arrivals at Muscat International Airport and three million visitors in the southern city by 2015.

In areas where we do not have direct access with Oman Air, we are forging partnerships with regional airlines to bring in visitors via Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi where we have joint visa arrangements – and are now aiming to bring the private sector together to package combinations, the tourism minister explained.

Al Mahrouqi stated that the increased number of travellers going on holidays to Oman would lead to a three per cent increase to GDP and more jobs would be created for Oman residents.

One challenge is to change the perception of tourism as a career and to increase vocational training, she explained. As well as the department for tourism training in Qaboos University and the Tourism College, we are looking to open a technical college in Salalah too.

Several new Oman hotels are in the pipeline and international hotel groups are getting ready to either debut in the country or add properties to their collection of hotels and resorts. These include Swiss-Belhotels, InterContinental, and Shaza.

Oman has become a popular tourist destination over recent years and the country now offers a selection of luxury hotels, attractions, sights and activities for travellers of all ages.

Muscat is a popular destination for tourists, and during holidays in Oman,

Oct 01

Importance of Good Hotel Etiquette

It is important to be a good guest every chance you get to visit a hotel. Unfortunately, most people choose to complain about the services they receive at the hotel. Being good at the hotel is likely to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Furthermore, it will most definitely make the life of the personnel easy. Being rude will not get you good service in thetourism and hotel industry. Instead, you will be a problem to the hotel staff who will secretly wish your stay at the hotel would soon end. The following are some of the ways of showing good behavior.

When you arrive

If the hotel offers door attendant and valet services, make sure to drive your vehicle to the hotel’s entrance and leave the key in the ignition. The door attendant will be in a better position to remove your luggage as fast as possible from the trunk of the car while the valet parks your vehicle. This will avoid other guests being held up. If the hotel does not have door attendant and valet services, make sure to drive your car to the parking site. Take your own luggage to the reception. Avoid packing the vehicle at the entrance of the hotel. This is often observed as a rude gesture.

When you check in

If the clerk at the reception is on the telephone or doing some work, wait for him/her to finish and avoid pushing your way to be checked in. Signing loudly or tapping the reception table will not give you the desired service sooner. When the hotel clerk seeks to find out how he/she can assist you, tell him/her you are interested in being checked in and give your name. You do not have to give additional information; this will amount to a waste of

Sep 30

Delightful Dining Experiences at the Calme Boutique Hotel, Paros

With its idyllic atmosphere and Greek island setting, the Calme Boutique Hotel on the island of Paros, offers its guests a world of luxury, exclusivity and privacy. Focusing on the very best that Greece has to offer, wining and dining at this superb property take on a new meaning. Offering sea view accommodation in Paros , this luxury hotel in Chryssi Akti is the ideal destination hotel for discerning holidaymakers who seek privacy and luxury in a very refined setting indeed. With its authentic Cycladic island atmosphere making the most of the sea and the sun, this is a sea view hotel in Paros that makes the very most of its privileged location. Situated 700 metres away from the awe inspiring beauty of Chryssi Akti beach, the views from the property are nothing short of stunning. The luxurious nature of its accommodation is evident in every detail through calming, cooling interiors where sea view rooms looking out onto the endless blue sea provide for the ultimate in relaxation. Ideal for couples, families as well as groups of friends looking to combine peaceful vacations with everything that the island has to offer in terms of beaches, nightlife and excursions, the exquisite nature of all the rooms provide the perfect sanctuary for holidays that are truly heavenly. And as if that wasn’t enough, the Calme Boutique Hotel offers its guests a range of unique experiences that they are sure to cherish for a long time after they have left this magical island. Through its workshops and exhibitions, Calme Boutique Hotel guests have the opportunity to gain an insight into local history and the Arts. Beauty and Wellness are catered towards through the state of the art fitness facilities, in room massages, as well as the onsite beauty

Sep 30

La cigarette lectronique Strasbourg une deuxime boutique Econo’clope

Le 8 octobre, deux pas de la place de l’Homme de fer Strasbourg, une deuxime boutique Econo’clope a ouvert ses portes au public, spcialise dans le conseil en cigarette lectronique.

L’ouverture de la deuxime boutique Econo’clope a eu lieu le 8 octobre, au 46 rue du vieux march aux vins Strasbourg. Situe en plein centre de la Capitale europenne, cette boutique a pour objectif de faciliter l’accs des Strasbourgeois au conseil en cigarette lectronique.

Ce produit novateur est constitu d’une batterie rechargeable, d’une rsistance et d’un e-liquide qui, mis en action, produisent un brouillard d’eau. Ce systme permet aux vapoteurs de reproduire une sensation proche de celle de la vraie cigarette.

Les petits plus : la cigarette Econo’clope est autorise dans les lieux publics, elle est 1000 fois moins nocive que la vraie cigarette pour ses utilisateurs, et cote bien moins chre.

L’ouverture d’une boutique en plein centre ville n’est pas un hasard. Nous avons coeur d’tre l’coute de nos clients, vapoteurs expriments ou non. Une grande famille se construit autour d’une mme passion, la cigarette lectronique, C’est donc suite aux demandes de nombreux curieux que nous avons voulu nous implanter au coeur de la vie quotidienne des Strasbourgois.

Nous proposons tous les amateurs de tester, en boutique, les produits qu’ils souhaitent connatre. Notre mission tant le conseil, nous avons voulu recrer l’atmosphre de notre premire boutique : chaleureuse, cosy, fdratrice. Nous l’avons imagin propice une premire exprience de la cigarette lectronique en toute simplicit.

L’histoire de notre entreprise a dbut en 2008, lors de la cration du site internet de vente en ligne Econo’clope. Les premires annes ont t l’occasion pour notre entreprise de trouver sa place dans le vaste monde de la cigarette lectronique. Puis notre premire boutique a ouvert

Sep 29

Crucial Safety Tips For Traveling

If you are planning a trip, especially to a foreign country, don’t forget to make plans to protect your safety. Too many travelers become absorbed in an enjoyable vacation, forgetting to watch out for their personal safety. Worldwide, far too many criminals prey on unsuspecting vacationers. You are particularly vulnerable far from home, where you don’t understand the local customs and may be easily tricked.

Before leaving home, do your research. Learn about the various areas of the cities you plan to visit. Make sure that the area is considered reasonably safe for tourists. Some areas of town may be friendlier to outsiders than others. Once you arrive, ask the hotel concierge for suggestions on activities and restaurants. Though it can make for an unforgettable vacation to go off the beaten path, the more popular tourist attractions are usually much safer for visitors. Don’t travel down back alleys and into neighborhoods where tourists may not be welcome.

Pack pepper spray, and keep this device in your purse or pocket when traveling. Don’t forget to check the local laws on carrying such devices, though. You don’t want to get in trouble with the police in a foreign country. Still, pepper spray and other self defense products make it much safer to travel in unfamiliar cities or countries.

When traveling, bring only the credit cards that you need. That way, if your wallet is lost or stolen, you won’t have to replace all of your cards. Leave your expensive jewelry at home, and keep a second set of your important travel documents in a separate bag from the originals so that you won’t be stranded if the originals are stolen.

Once you have arrived in your destination, do not accept a ride from an unlicensed taxi. These are common in many

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