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May 2012

How to Choose an Airline

22

May

There is a myth that will pervade the minds of many tourists this upcoming spring and summer seasons as they depart on their annual vacations. This myth can be very expensive and it can end in disappointment and regret. What myth could affect so many tourists to such a great degree? The myth is thinking that all major airliner companies are essentially the same. So many families and tourists are shocked when they find their expectations shattered by either the service or costliness of a particular airliner. For many people, they seem to hold to the idea that one major airline is the exact same as another airliner but this is simply not true. This myth can be very expensive and has the potential to put a major crimp in a vacation event that should otherwise be very pleasant and rewarding.

But the only way to fully dispel the myth that all airliners are the same is to actually experience the services of competing airlines. Some major airlines offer excellent service but that can sometimes mean that the bill is a bit larger than normal. Other airlines will offer less than stellar service but their costs will be relatively low. Believe it or not, there do exists some airlines that have achieved a perfect balance between cost and the quality of their service. All that is required upon the traveler’s part is that they have to do some research into which airline they wish to fly with rather than just choosing one at the terminal. It is always a great thrill when one finds a great deal on cheap Jetblue flights online! Traveling to one’s vacation destination does not need to cost a small fortune and excellent service can be much more affordable than one may expect.


Travel Preparations to Europe

10

May

With the spring season well under way in the Northern Hemisphere, travel agencies all over the world are bracing for the influx of tourists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and countries everywhere as excursionists turn their eyes to Europe. Europe lays claim to many tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the feel of the old country side of Germany, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, and a whole slew of other fantastic locations. European cruises and cross country tourist caravans are quite common in the spring and summer seasons when tourist business is at its height. In addition to all of the typical fanfare that is included for tourist season, hostels and hotels are also making their presence known to travelers both foreign and domestic (and unfortunately their rates per night also coincidentally raise as well). But before a traveler or family of tourists begins their trek to the Old Country it is very important that they think ahead first; getting lost in Europe may sound fun right now, but it can become a nightmare very quickly!

A lot of people who find themselves embarking on all inclusive luxury holidays to Europe first realize they will need proper currency for the countries they are choosing to visit. Traveler’s checks are never a bad idea, but the Euro is accepted in seventeen of the twenty-seven major European nations. For some reason, many travelers also hold to an odd notion that if they bring a cellular phone with them that it will somehow ruin their touring experience but it is highly recommended that a tourist have a way to contact others, even in suburban areas. Finally, maps are quite important so one does not get lost while exploring a beautiful countryside or visiting popular sites in a metropolis area.