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The Benefits of Frequent Flyer Programmes
9/22/2017
The Benefits of Frequent Flyer Programmes

If you are a regular traveller, you may be looking to try and cut down on costs. While certain strategies such as purchasing plane tickets during sale periods, or purchasing according to inter-month price differences can each have a positive effect on your airfare expenditure, it is also worth remembering frequent flyer programmes. Not convinced? Here’s why airline loyalty programmes are worth your time.

Earn miles everywhere

Most frequent flyer programmes work on a basis of miles, whereby passengers earn amounts of points that correspond to the distance travelled or amount spent. While the most common way is to earn these when you are flying with the particular airline, lots of providers –

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What To See And Do In Bansko
9/20/2017
What To See And Do In Bansko

If you are looking for an alternative European skiing destination, Bansko is the perfect place to visit. Not only is it one of Eastern Europe’s premier ski resorts, it is also a great town to explore. Bansko has a rich history, lots of traditional Bulgarian restaurants and a selection of spas to help you relax after a day on the slopes.

Bansko has something for everyone and you don’t need to be a winter sports enthusiast to enjoy your time here. The service and experiences available to you rival those of the more popular Alpine destinations. Read our guide below on how to make the most of your time visiting this delightful town.

Unspoilt Bansko

Due to the spectacular mountains of the Pirin ...

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Architectural icons at Kempinski: If buildings could talk…
9/18/2017
Architectural icons at Kempinski: If buildings could talk…

From sultans’ palaces to Art Nouveau through Bauhaus and Secession to the top of modern architecture, there is an impressive variety of architectural styles to be discovered when staying at Kempinski Hotels around the globe. Pioneers in their destination, the hotel buildings allow guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and history while experiencing a traditional sense of luxury and excellence. It is by maintaining the hotel’s identity that Kempinski strives to create in each stay a distinctive memory. While Berthold Kempinski, the famous founder of Kempinski Hotels, has left his own legacy that has now lasted 120 years, each of the 76 properties has an individual story to tell ...

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Autumn Walks Around Southern Europe
9/13/2017
Autumn Walks Around Southern Europe

If you are thinking of visiting one of the many beautiful destinations in southern Europe but you do not enjoy the hotter summer temperatures in places like Greece, Italy or Spain, autumn can be one of the best times to visit. This is a time when southern locations offer the pleasant activities of walking and hiking – something that can often be overlooked during the summer months.

To help you narrow your search for the perfect destination, here are some of the most enjoyable southern European walking routes.

Camino de Santiago

An ancient pilgrimage route to the Cathedral at Santiago and its shrine to the apostle St. James the Great, Camino de Santiago is a popular walking route through ...

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Preparing The Perfect Business Presentation
8/24/2017
Preparing The Perfect Business Presentation

Preparing for an event or business presentation abroad can be daunting, but speakers do not need to worry. There are many simple steps both individual presenters and entire teams can take to ensure their event runs as smoothly, and successfully, as possible.

No matter where you are hosting your presentation, be it in inside a city hotel or otherwise, our following top tips can help you plan ahead.


Talk to staff

It is likely you will be arriving at your destination the night before you are due to present or, in some cases, even on the day of the event. It can be difficult to envision a space before you have seen it for yourself. This is why it is important to contact venue staff as early ...

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What to Do and See in Gelendzhik
7/19/2017
What to Do and See in Gelendzhik

Situated in a natural bay on the Black Sea, Gelendzhik is a beautiful and historic Russian resort town with a range of attractions both natural and man-made. A popular summer holiday spot for Russians, Gelendzhik is home to sandy beaches, water parks, ancient monuments and lots of walking opportunities in the surrounding hills and valleys.

Gelendzhik is one of a number of towns to be developed into a spa resort during the Soviet period of Russia's history, and today it remains a charming and relaxing holiday destination for people of all ages. Explore the best of Gelendzhik here.

Beautiful Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik occupies a unique spot in a horseshoe-shaped bay on Russia's Black Sea coast ...

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Honeymoon Destinations off the Beaten Track
7/12/2017
Honeymoon Destinations off the Beaten Track

After your wedding day is over, your journey together is ready to begin. When it comes to planning your honeymoon, why not choose somewhere a little bit different and make your first trip as a married couple a truly unforgettable experience.

You will still find plenty of opportunity for romance, but there may be a hint of the unexpected too. From vibrant Masai Mara to tranquil Portorož, there are so many locations across the globe to consider. Take a look at some of these less frequented honeymoon destinations below which are simply perfect for newlyweds.

Tranquil Gozo

For couples who still want a relaxing break in the sunshine, Gozo can be your own private paradise. This breath-taking ...

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A Guide to Keeping Cool in Hotter Climates
7/5/2017
A Guide to Keeping Cool in Hotter Climates

If you enjoy travelling across the world, you will have to get used to experiencing hot weather a lot of the time, particularly if you have mainly lived at latitudes above 40° north or 30° south, where temperatures are mild and never jump or drop to extremes.

There are lots of things you can do to improve your ability to cope with hotter climates though, allowing you to explore and enjoy the best the world has to offer, however high or low the temperature gets.

Acclimatise

There is a reason why our bodies can’t cope with a wide variety of climates, and it’s called acclimatisation. This is a physiological response that is different to short-term reactions like sweating or shivering, instead ...

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Northern Europe In Summer
6/28/2017
Northern Europe In Summer

When most travellers think of Northern Europe, cold temperatures, snow and short days tend to come to mind. However those people who have experienced it will know that in summer the region comes into bloom, and in countries like Iceland, Latvia, Russia and Finland there are all kinds of cultural and natural sights to discover during the warmer months.

Russia

Beautiful all year round, Russia should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Northern Europe. In summer the country enjoys pleasant temperatures and lots of green spaces – certainly the best time of the year to explore all this northerly destination has to offer.

Exploring the western region of the Federation is a good place ...

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The World's Best Swimming Pools
6/21/2017
The World's Best Swimming Pools

One of the best parts of travelling is enjoying a refreshing swim beneath sunny skies in a beautiful location, wherever you are visiting in the world. On top of this, passing time by relaxing around a pool is enjoyable for both adults and children alike.

Some pools around the world have been designed to perfection to create some amazing experiences for guests and visitors. Below are a list of some of our favourite, inviting and exciting pools situated across the globe.

Infinity Pool, Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

Overlooking the Bosphorus River, Çırağan Palace Kempinski has an amazing location within the city, and the luxury hotel has a heated outdoor pool that takes advantage of the ...

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