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Friday, 18 January 2013

Finding the Best Travel Credit Cards

While many airlines offer enticements of frequent flier miles, there is a second prevalent option - travel credit cards - for discounting your airline travels. There is a very solid reason that these travel credit cards are so popular for avid travelers.

These travel credit cards - i.e., those with a feature that lets you earn air mileage discounts as you make purchases with your travel credit card - offer a double dipping opportunity. What this means, simply, is that you now have two ways to earn mileage discounts with the same trip - if you use your travel credit card to book the flight. You can earn credit not only towards your flight, but also towards an auto rental or a hotel room. You can also get mileage credit for purchases with your travel credit card that are not flight-related, such as meals and shopping from retailers.

Monday, 14 January 2013

ABCs of Adventure Travel

A – Address peel and stick labels for all your family and friends before you go. Then stick to postcards along the way and you'll come home looking good.
B – Bottled water is a must – don't drink anything else.
C – Cookbooks from your travels are always a great souvenir. Cook a dish from one when you have friends over to see your video and pictures
D – Digital cameras save the day; their small and you never run out of film
E – Expect excitement; go with anticipation, not trepidation
F – Food is fun, try something you've never eaten before like zebra pate or Australian wine
G – Give generous tips, especially in poor countries, you'll be so glad you did

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Boost Your Charitable Giving Responses with Travel Incentives

There have been so many disasters in the last few years that many donors are scaling back on their charitable giving. If you depend upon donations to operate your non-profit organization, that fact can spell financial disaster for you. But there are some unique ways to coax a donation out of even the most unresponsive donor if you know the secret of offering travel incentives.

Imagine being able to offer free round-trip airfare to major vacation destinations, or 3-night hotel packages to 3 and 4-star resorts! You can do that, and more, when you offer travel incentive coupons with your charitable solicitation.

What do you think will elicit a higher response rate; a "thank you" card, or 3 days and 2 nights in Hawaii for two? I think that the answer is obvious.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Travel Tips to America

Are you visiting America for the first time? It is exciting and thrilling isn't  it? Can't blame you for that good feeling because if you have been issued travel documents to enter the US, you are one of the lucky ones!

Imagine, there are millions of people all around the world who wish to visit the United States of America but more than two-thirds of those who applied for a US visa are denied for some reasons! So congratulate yourself that you have your US visa.

Always remember that having a visa is not the end of your struggle to have one. It is just the beginning of more thrills ahead. For one thing, as you enter the United States of America, you will go through the port of entries where immigration officials will still determine if you can come in through the doors of the country. If you got your visa fraudulently, you can be caught and be deported!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Traveling Fitness

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, being on the road usually leads to one thing: weight gain. From missed workouts to large restaurant meals, travel days often become high calorie days. Next time that you go on the road keep the following tips in mind, and come home leaner than when you left!

When you find yourself in a poorly equipped hotel exercise room, make the best of it. You are not going to be able to get in a normal workout like you would at your local health club, so you will have to make do with the available equipment. A great way of doing this is to workout in a circuit. Most hotel exercise rooms will have at least one piece of equipment for each body part, and they are usually as empty as a ghost town, so a circuit will work well. Do one set on each body part, and then hop on a bike or treadmill for 10 minutes. Repeat this two more times, and you will find yourself sweating up a storm.