Yearly Archives: 2014

Preparing to travel to India

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Travelling to India has become increasingly popular over the last 5 or 10 years. The backpackers and gap year students have been visiting in their droves since the 1960s but it is now becoming a destination for the more ordinary, more mature, yet adventurous tourist who wants more from a holiday than just lounging by the side of a pool near Alicante.

However, it is absolutely vital to make sure all routine vaccinations are up to date before departure. In addition, some vaccinations, like hepatitis A and B, require a course of 3 injections over 3 months so do allow enough time for this to happen. Other courses and boosters which are also highly advised include tetanus, diphtheria and typhoid. Depending on the area to be visited, you may also require a course of anti-malarial tablets and to be vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis, especially if you are spending prolonged time in rural areas.

If you are staying in India for a long time, it is also worth considering a rabies shot too. However, providing you allow enough time before departure, your GP or practice nurse will be able to give up-to-date relevant health advice for the area of India to which you are travelling.

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Everyone needs a holiday

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Some people look at a holiday as a luxury, but I think we should all try to budget in a holiday as if it was a necessity. The reason for this is that without having a break away from it all it is quick to become run down and can make us less productive in work and home life.

Holidays do not necessarily have to be expensive; just a weekend away in Wales camping can be all we need to recuperate from the daily chores and challenges that life throws at us.

If you have children, it is great for them to experience new things. If you have always stayed away in a resort or hotel then why not try braving the great outdoors. Although these holidays may not be as relaxing it can bring you closer as a family and actually make you appreciate the things that we have at home and possibly take for granted.

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Finding a good travel agent

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Travel agents are often skipped in the process of booking a holiday with many travellers cutting out the middle man and booking a vacation direct with the hotel or resort provider. This can save you money but may mean that you have to take on a lot more responsibility yourself and should anything go wrong you often have no one to turn to.

There are advantages of booking through an agent and finding a good one can be somewhat scary especially if this is the first time you have gone away. Most travel agents will offer you some sort of insurance or compensation that will be paid out should there be any hiccups whilst on holiday. Check before you leave what you are entitled to and what they will provide in terms of emergency accommodation or flight changes if required. Read a few reviews on an travel agent before using thm and do not always just go with the cheapest.

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Basic Guide for Overseas Business Travel

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Preparing for overseas business travel is not the same as planning for a trip in your country. This is because there are a couple of things you need to take care of to make sure your trip is successful without any major hitches. For instance, you need to make sure that all the travel documents are in check at least 2-3 months before you travel especially in cases where you need updated passports, visas and vaccinations depending on the country you will be visiting. Other things you need to check include:

Have a well planned itinerary 

An itinerary that has been well thought off reflects what you and your company want to accomplish at the end of the trip. Take into consideration relative priorities and goals before you write one down to get the one that works best for you. Make sure that your schedule is flexible enough so that you do not have to rush through things and you can also deal with unexpected problems without causing a storm. Leave a copy of this with someone you trust so that they can know where you are at all times in. You should also leave your planner with an emergency contact list.

Research on culture 

When visiting a foreign country, it is essential to do extensive research on the people and culture here. This will help you when it comes to brushing up on differences in negotiating styles, gift giving styles, attitudes towards punctuality and the proper use of tiles and names which comes in handy as you are conducting business.


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An Affordable Summer Break in Majorca

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Majorca is a really popular holiday destination in Europe, it’s big among teens on clubbing holidays, couples and families, and that’s because it has an awful lot to offer. Magaluf is the home of the clubbing strips and bars, but there are a wide range of water sports on offer here too so you can head out on a banana boat with your friends and then finish up with a bite to eat and a glass of wine in a quality restaurant.

Palma Nova is another popular area and it really does offer holidays makers the chance to experience white power beaches and turquoise waters. There are also some ancient ruins to visit if you want to take advantage of the history on offer. For a little bit more excitement the water park attracts a great deal of attention, yet there are plenty of wonderfully situated hotels and complexes so finding deals has never been easier.

Majorca has different hotels for different budgets, and you don’t necessarily have to spend a great deal here to enjoy a holiday in the sun.

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