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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Rich Culture of Dominican Republic

One of the largest islands of the Caribbean, Dominican Republic is spread over a vast region on the island of Hispaniola. It has Atlantic Ocean to the north and Caribbean Sea to its south. This country is a perfect blend of Taino Indian, African and European cultures. People visiting this nation can witness it in the region's music, food, arts, and many other aspects. Within a short span of time, tourists can have the good fortune to experience both traditions and modernity in Dominican Republic. Among all the things that introduce travelers to the rich cultural heritage of this country, food is the most visible aspect.

Attractions in Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic Vacations
 The delicacies served in this part of the world have a Latin American feel, and one is instantly reminded of the fact that this country was once a Spanish colony. Dominican Republic's cuisine makes a generous use of meat, rice, and beans in its dishes; while Taino Indian culinary delights feature ingredients like plantains, potatoes, and yucca. Besides its rich cuisine, the country has also managed to preserve its traditions through brilliant artwork. Decorative and religious figures made of porcelain, guano, clay and hemp are created by the local artists, which can be purchased as souvenirs at several markets and shops of this region.

A tour of this nation would give tourists the opportunity to explore its fabulous culture. Many of the popular travel sites come up with irresistible all inclusive vacation deals that allows travelers to have a great time in Dominican Republic. They also offer them a chance to visit the interesting places and popular attractions of the country. Making a trip to Dominican Republic during festive occasions like carnival would help them know more about the nation's culture. They can also indulge in some wonderful celebrations along with the local population during these times.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Montego Bay Now Has a Refurbished Cultural Centre

With some fantastic tourist attractions, beautiful beaches, elegant hotels, and a cruise line terminal, Montego Bay is one of those exotic places in the world where tourists like to spend their days of leisure. This city is set against the backdrop of picturesque mountains that delight every tourist visiting this part of the world. It is the second-largest Jamaican city that offers travelers the opportunity to enjoy duty-free shopping. Ongoing modernizations have greatly improved the infrastructure of this region, and would go a long way in making it the most favored travel destination in the Caribbean.

Atrractions in Montego Bay

The Montego Bay Civic Centre, which was undergoing some major renovations, was officially opened as Cultural Center recently in Sam Sharpe Square. With a contribution of 109 million dollars towards its refurbishment, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) took a major step towards fulfilling its mission to promote growth and ensure development of tourism in the city. People of Montego Bay as well as numerous tourists who make a trip to this region would now get a chance to explore this renovated Cultural Center. It is home to a museum, an art gallery, artisan village, bistro, gift shop, and a space for performing arts. With a variety of cost-effective packages provided by several travel companies, tourists can enjoy cheap vacations in Montego Bay and get to visit the newly renovated Cultural Centre.

Jamaica's largest airport called 'Sir Donald Sangster International Airport' is located in Montego Bay. Many of the European and North American airlines connect this island city with the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom and Germany. Several cities of the United States and Canada can be reached within a very short time from this region. An excellent transport system of Montego Bay makes it truly convenient for tourists in reaching their desired destinations in the city without any hassles.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Houseboats: One of the Unique Aspects of Kerala Tourism

In the past few years, houseboats of Kerala have contributed immensely towards making the state one of the most preferred travel destinations. Today, most of the tourists arriving in this part of the world long for a houseboat cruise along the beautiful backwaters. Many travelers consider it as an experience, which they would like to cherish forever in their memories. Earlier, the houseboats, also known as 'Kettuvallams', were designed to carry large quantities of rice and a variety of spices. Over the years, they evolved as slow-moving, stylish, and spacious barges; having more than one rooms to accommodate travelers.

Kerla Boat House

Only the materials obtained from nature are used in their construction, to make them as eco-friendly as possible. Their roofing is done using sticks, bamboo mats and wood from the areca nut palm. Wooden planks and coir mats are used for flooring, while the beds are made using wood from coconut trees and coir. Solar panels are used as an energy source for lighting in most of them. In recent times, boat-trains formed by joining two or more houseboats can also be seen at some places in Kerala. Most of the kettuvallams are driven by oarsmen by using poles, while some are run by a 40 HP engine. The all inclusive vacation deals offered by some of the leading travel portals give tourists the opportunity to enjoy a tour of these exotic houseboats.

Couples can have a pleasant honeymoon in the kettuvallams, enjoying all the scenic views that surround the backwaters of Kerala. There are different varieties of kettuvallams available for the tourists, ranging from simple one-bedroom houseboats to the ones having three bedrooms. People booking a trip on these kettuvallams would also get to enjoy some of the mouth-watering local delicacies.  These dishes are prepared by experienced cooks, and are served fresh to the travelers on board.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tourists are in Love With English Attractions Lately

You may be in for a surprise after hearing the latest revelation by Visit England's Annual Attractions Survey. It has stated that there has been a five-percent increase in the number of visits to England's attractions in the year 2013. This is only expected to rise even further, considering the immense interest that tourists are showing for this part of United Kingdom in recent times. England shares its borders with Wales and Scotland, and includes many smaller islands like the Isle of Wight and Isles of Scilly. Among the well-known attractions of this region are the Devil's Arrows, Castlerigg, Stonehenge and Rudston Monolith.

Despite the challenging economic conditions prevailing in most parts of the world, England is contributing immensely to the economy of United Kingdom with its majestic offerings. Researchers are of the opinion that the beauty of this country and its interesting ancient structures have been highlighted through innovative digital marketing strategies, such as, the use of mobile apps. You can enjoy a cost-effective tour of the country with the help of the all inclusive vacation deals offered on travel packages of England. These packages are available on some of the leading travel portals. All these websites offer the best online booking facilities and also provide all the valuable information that you want to know about a particular region.

Results of Visit England's Annual Attractions Survey have further shown that the rise in revenues came from a strong digital presence of each of the country's attractions. Almost all of them have a website where you can information about their various aspects. The survey also provides a glimpse into a booming tourism in London, as it is the place that attracts most of the visitors. Among the other places in the country favored by many travelers are East Midlands and North East England.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Essentials That Tourists Look for in a Hotel

A comfortable stay in a hotel is something which tourists cannot avoid while vacationing in any of the exotic locations on the planet. While they may find plenty of options while searching online, choosing one that best suits them would be the toughest part. Today, there are many websites with real pictures and reviews of hotels posted on them, which make the process of finding an ideal hotel easier for tourists. However, there are certain things that are definitely of great help for travelers in choosing the best hotel for their stay.

Wi-Fi Access: Staying connected with people has become one of the priorities for many tourists, and this is the reason why many hotels offer Wi-Fi access to their guests. Speed of wireless Internet also matters a lot for guests, and this is the reason why many people choose hotels that have high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity in their rooms and suites.

Cost-efficiency: Rates of rooms and suites definitely play an important role in influencing the booking decisions of travelers. The cheap hotels in New York or any other travel destination across the world would result in greater savings, but they may not provide all the facilities that guests expect to have during their stay. It is acceptable for most of the tourists if they have to pay a slightly higher price and have all the facilities that they want, rather than get sucked into booking a hotel room just because it is cheap.

Proximity To Public Transport: Tourists can do themselves a great favor if they book a hotel which has access to to all or most of the public transport modes. This would ensure that they reach their desired destinations without wasting too much time commuting. While searching for hotels, one would definitely find some lower star-rated hotel, which is centrally located and offer the best facilities at reasonable rates.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tips for Comparing and Finding Best Flight Deals

Waiting for booking last minute flights? Not a good idea. You might be thinking that airlines get rid of their empty seats and lower the pricing but it is no longer a case in today's global rush. With so many budget airlines and business travellers who are willing to pay more for their last minute bookings, it will be saneful to book in advance. As a matter of fact, the Airlines Reporting Corporation recently has reported that airlines generally keep a low price six weeks before the journey.

As you may know, flight prices may differ depending on the time, place and offers for booking. The routes also may vary pricing. Constituents of a healthy bargain will be to look out for all the options and reassess the information in hand. Having said that, canny travelers should prefer an off-season travelling period to book the flights.

The below tips, researched by our team from first hand information from reviewers, customers and air transport intelligence, can come handy to you to get a tactful deal.
  1. Best booking time:
    Say no to last minute bookings because late in the race can cost you a lot of money. Airlines generally raise domestic fares in the last two weeks before the flight, so carefully plan in advance. For international flights it is three to six months in advance.

  2. Deal research:
    Before booking flights, one must be more creative in finding best deals online as well as ground-level inquiry. Now-a-days there are more offers to choose from by individually searching airline sites to opt for the best. Most important aspect of flight booking is comparing prices from different booking portals/agencies to get the most suitable deal.

  3. Subscribe to e-mail alerts or use twitter:
    In today's digital world, best online sources can provide vital information you might be looking for. To save on national and international flight booking, subscribe to newsletters directly from the airlines and reliable sites and, not to miss, our online portal www.traveluniversally.com for the professional services and best deals that we provide. Twitter can also be very helpful, having quickly read the hotest deals in no time.

  4. Go for connecting flights:
    It is recommended to take connecting flights rather than costly direct flights. Local airlines of a particular place might charge less to reach your final destination and in between you have all the time to shop and see the city where you have halted.

  5. Avoid baggage fees:
    Always look for an air service provider costs less for your baggage that has a low-cost or no-cost baggage policy. For some airlines in the U.S., you can check two bags without any cost. With some, you’ll have to pay for only for the second bag. Some charge US$25 for the first bag, US$35 for the second.

  6. Refundable difference of fares:
    Choose an airline which allows to get a refund of the difference if fare goes down of the flight that you have booked, this will surely save money.