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Travel Website – Why You Need One for Your Travel Business

Travel Website - Why You Need One for Your Travel Business

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Ticketing is online; all information one needs is practically online and people planning to travel, either on business or for pleasure, naturally turn to the web to find out information on places to visit and the travel agency that will help them and make it a smooth process. A travel agency with a web presence can reach people across the world; it is not localized and the scope of business breaks geographical barriers. People anywhere in the world can know about your services and book tickets or travel holidays, charters, cruises, hotels, trains, taxis and just about any travel-related service.

Traditional forms of advertising are very expensive, offer very limited exposure time that is directly in proportion to the costs and if a travel agency should need to let people know about its services through media like TV and newspapers, it would be simply beyond its budget. The internet, on the other hand, reaches out to everyone. People specifically searching for travel and travel related information can land at your website and know what you have to offer and the reasons why they should consider your agency over others. You can make your travel website a mine of information about local facilities like trains, buses, car hire, hotels, destinations and your involvement in providing tourists a happy and exciting time. Your travel website has intrinsic capabilities to display information about global destinations, the travel arrangements you can make for your clients, the local ground support, overseas support and visa assistance they can expect from you.

Once a travel agency has a website, it can easily have tie ups with other travel agencies located in various countries and through such synergistic tie-ups, grow fast, and earn more revenue. How you present the contents of your website also makes an impression on visitors as to your friendliness and helpfulness-factors that will induce them to avail your services. Your website is a static and dynamic marketing agent that works silently, does not ask for much pay and delivers all information visitors and potential clients need through customer relationship management (CRM) systems. A single website does more than a team of marketing people achieve, at a fraction of the cost, day and night. Besides, you can have a page where clients and visitors can leave their opinions, remarks and suggestions-all acting as feedback to help you raise the standard of your services, diversify and incorporate them to the betterment of your travel business. A testimonials page from clients will help convince potential clients like no salesperson can do. A travel website works tirelessly for your travel agency.

A travel website has immense potential to act as on online, dynamic brochure. You can display any number of alluring images of destinations, hotels and people along with interesting content. It can be improved further by the addition of flash movies embedded in the content and links to motivate people to explore the site more. A travel agency can deploy a website and then post … Read the rest

Discovering The Joys Of Meals and Travel

Discovering The Joys Of Meals and Travel

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Among the list of greatest things about visiting new locations the likelihood to combine sampling the neighborhood food and travel. One particular single country can provide an enormous assortment of dishes. Indian cuisine is quite sophisticated, even though normally we do not know its diversity for the reason that the food in most Indian restaurants comes in the Punjabi area of northern India. The other wonderful Indian styles of southern, eastern and western cookery are largely vegetarian, though some consist of lamb, chicken, fish and in some cases goat.

French cooking represents among the greatest cuisines on the planet. Many of your dishes are rich with their use of cream and alcohol. ‘Escargots’ (snails) cooked in garlic butter might, along with ‘frogs’ legs, ‘ put you off your dinner. France also specialises in exquisite pastries (‘patisseries’). Liqueurs, spirits along with a marvellous choice of wines also greet you any time you visit France.

The majority of the Mediterranean nations possess a cuisine worth trying and Spain is no exception. Well-known for its tasty snacks or starters named ‘tapas, ‘ Spanish seafood dishes also can be very tasty. As well as several excellent wines, you could prefer to sample one of several most famous national drinks – sherry, traditionally made in Jerez from wine fortified with brandy. ‘Sangria’ is often a bit like punch, created from inexpensive red wine with added spices, spirits and fruit.

In Mexico, Aztec cookery blended with Spanish suggestions to make characteristic dishes wrapped in tacos or tortillas created from flour-based flat breads. Guacamole, a creamy dip produced from avocado mashed with oil and garlic, is actually a favourite Mexican dish.

Italy is well-known for pasta and pizza. Pizza is equivalent to our word ‘pie’ and was the regular lunchtime meals for labourers in the fields. Every village used to have its open brickwork pizza oven and also you could see females returning from the woods with baskets laden having a variety of mushrooms, to create the scrumptious ‘pizza ai funghi.’ Italian cooking is certainly one of most ancient cuisines on the planet, with over 300 varieties of sausage to choose from and 400 cheeses, any traveller is spoilt for choice.

Middle Eastern cookery reflects one thing of the Mediterranean combined with additional eastern accents, with its emphasis on warming spices, like cinnamon. As in Greece, ‘mezzes’ or appetizers, dips, pickles, are eaten with delicious breads. This cookery style utilizes a lot of pulses, like lentils and chick peas, with lots of fresh and fascinating salads, and perhaps a bit significantly less meat.

Thai cooking makes use of lime juice and lemon grass, to create delicate and subtle flavours. Recipes blend bitter, sweet, hot and sour flavours. Well-known for its fish sauce, Thai cooking also uses lots of noodles. ‘Sushi’ rice and fish dishes could come to mind when you consider of Japanese cooking. Created over many historical periods, Japanese cookery contains a variety of sweets at the same time as rice-based dishes and many … Read the rest

Desert tours from Marrakech

Many people are attracted to Morocco because of the beautiful scene of the desert. Unlike other parts of the world, the government of Morocco has invested a large part of its resources in ensuring that the desert is also a tourist attraction. One of the outstanding things about the desert is that out team has coordinated with other organizations to plan and coordinate various activities that can be conducted in the desert. For instance, the company has organized motorcycles which our customers can use to compete with each other. I know you might be asking yourself, “how safe is riding motorcycles in the desert?” Don’t worry we’ve got you back, with the help of our team, we ensure that our customers are well trained on how to ride on them and if they are not sure about it, our responsible team will carry them around.

Desert tours from Marrakech also include learning some of the ancient aspects about the country. Our vehicles are designed in such a way that they are safe for our passengers. Some people have complained about being allergic to dust, Morocco Tours has looked at all the factors that might hinder people from enjoying themselves in the desert and developed mitigation measures. For instance, the vehicles are well sealed which means that very limited amount of dust can enter inside the vehicle. Additionally, the air conditioning inside the vehicle, ensures that all the dust is absorbed making the air within the vehicle conducive for the passengers.

Day trips from marrakech to sahara desert

Desert tours from MarrakechFor a real treat, enjoy a spa treatment at one of the city historic hammans. It is important to note that some of those traditional Moroccan places date back to the 17th century. Want more adventure? Consider hiking in the Atlas Mountains. This is one of the tallest mountains in the world with breathtaking sceneries. The Morocco Tours travel agency has provided security measures for all our customers who might want to take up this adventure of hiking up the mountain. For example, we offer a one week training exercise to ensure that our customers are well fit for the excursion up the mountain. We also offer a tour guide who will guide them through out their hiking adventure.

Based on research reports, many tourists prefer traveling as a group. Morocco Tours have organized several traveling buses that are very comfortable. Rift local markets are another place that you would not want to miss. The markets contain some of the traditional artefacts that people use in the country. In the market, you will also get to interact with many of the people who would tell you more about the country.
Morocco is a country that is also known for the different types of traditional foods. Do you want to try and cook some of these foods? Marrakech Tours provides skilled chefs who are ready to cook and train our customers on how to prepare certain meals. In order to embrace diversity, foreign … Read the rest

Guide on the Four Cheapest Beach Vacations

Guide on the Four Cheapest Beach VacationsBeach vacation doesn’t have to be expensive and break your budget. There are many nice beaches with beautiful sceneries and lots of activities for budget travelers. The less expensive beaches are usually either not crowded or small or situated in hard to access areas. The following are the 4 best cheap vacation spots in the world. 

  1. Marsa Nayzak

Marsa Nayzak, also called Shooting Star by the locals, is a natural pool formed as a result of a meteorite that hits the coast in Egypt. It is situated about 14km south of Marsa Alam. The pool looks like an eye that is filled with water that comes from the Red Sea. The pool has an area of about 5,000 meters and its depth is around 8 – 10 meters. Divers will get to see many endangered species of marine lives like green and hawksbill sea turtles, moray eels, giant napoleon wrasse and dolphins.

  1. Bamboo Beach

Bamboo Beach is a short stretch of beach with a quiet atmosphere in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. One part of the beach has lots of coconut palm trees where you can get some shades. The nearest resort is the Bamboo Beach Club. Every week, the cruise ship will stop by at this beach in between 1 – 2 pm to drop off passengers. The beach has lots of rock formations. You also get to watch dance entertainers who sing the Big Bamboo song. Souvenirs can be purchased at the nearby shop. There are rest rooms that you can use for free. Other facilities are restaurants, and lounge chairs.

  1. Kata Beach

Kata Beach is a year round family friendly beach located to the south of Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Kata Beach which has white sandy seashore and blue sea water is not as crowded as Patong Beach. The beach is divided into 2 parts including Kata Centre and Kata South. There are various shops within proximity including souvenir shops, mini supermarkets, restaurants, street hawker stalls, and clothing boutiques. If you like to play golf, you can visit the dinosaur themed golf club, Dino Park. Karon View Point is only a few kilometers away and provide a good view over 3 bays. You can carry out surfing in low season. There are also parasailing services.

  1. Praia de Camilo

Praia de Camilo consists of 2 beaches that are connected through a man made tunnel. You need to descend a long stairs to reach the beach. At the beach, you will see a lot of rocky cliffs and rocks in some distances from the seashore. When you climb up the cliff, you can see the bay of Lagos. The water is calm, and not too cold. You can always see fishes swimming around during snorkeling. The best time to visit is during low tide. At other times, the small beach can get crowded with lots of tourists.

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How to Reach Andaman from Mumbai?

The trip to Andaman is once in a lifetime experience; the place is full of natural beauty and gorgeous marine life. If you are planning a trip to Andaman and are not sure about how to reach Andaman from Mumbai, this blog is for you.

By Ship: Only option to reach Andaman if you are not traveling by Air is through the sea. You can reach here from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vizag by ships operated by the Government of India. You first need to come to any of these places from Mumbai and then take a ship that takes between three to four days to reach Andaman. The distance from Chennai to Port Blair is 1362 km, for Kolkata to Port Blair is 11297 km and from Vizag to Port Blair is 1216 km.

 

SHIP Departing Port Departing Time Arrival Port Time Taken
 M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP  Port Blair  1600 Hrs  Chennai  60 Hrs
 M.V. HARSHAVARDHANA  Port Blair  1600 Hrs  Chennai  60 Hrs

Chennai to Port Blair by Ship

SHIP Departing Port Departing Time Arrival Port Time Taken
 M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP  Chennai  1600 Hrs  Port Blair  60 Hrs
 M.V. HARSHAVARDHANA  Chennai  1600 Hrs  Port Blair  60 Hrs

Port Blair to Kolkata by Ship

SHIP Departing Port Departing Time Arrival Port Time Taken
 M.V.AKBAR  Port Blair  1000 Hrs  Kolkata  66 Hrs
 M.V.NICOBAR  Port Blair  1000 Hrs  Kolkata  66 Hrs


Kolkata to Port Blair by Cruise

SHIP Departing Port Departing Time Arrival Port Time Taken
 M.V.AKBAR  Kolkata  1600 Hrs  Port Blair  66 Hrs
 M.V.NICOBAR  Kolkata  1600 Hrs  Port Blair  66 Hrs

Port Blair to Vishakapatnam by Ship

 SHIP  Departing Port  Departing Time  Arrival Port   Time Taken
 M.V.NICOBAR  Port Blair  1600 Hrs  Vizag  56 Hrs
 M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP  Port Blair  1600 Hrs  Vizag  56 Hrs

Vishakapatnam to Port Blair by Ship

 SHIP   Departing Port   Departing Time  Arrival Port   Time Taken
 M.V.NICOBAR  Vizag  1000 Hrs  Port Blair  56 Hrs
 M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP  Vizag  1000 Hrs  Port Blair  56 Hrs

 

By Train: If you are willing to travel by train, let us tell you there is no road connectivity to Andaman so you can take a train up to Chennai and from there reach Port Blair through the ship or by air.

By Air: It is the best mode of travel from Mumbai to Port Blair as many direct flights run between these two locations. The time taken to commute by air is less compared to ship and hence it is the most convenient mode of travel.

Flights from Mumbai to Port Blair

 

Flight Duration Type
Air India
6:35 PM – 7:20 AM 12h 45 1 stop
8h 40m MAA
IndiGo
10:10 PM – 8:00 AM 9h 50m 1 stop
4h 40m CCU
SpiceJet
7:30 AM – 2:15 PM 6h 45m 1 stop
GoAir
5:50 AM – 10:25 AM 4h 35m 1 stop

 

The Ship and Flights timings are for reference only; the actual time may vary during your travel.

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