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Flying is often thought of as a relaxed means of traveling just like cruising. No doubt, it is a largely used means of transportation as sources have it that between 93,000 and 100,000 flights takes off daily at over 9000 airports of the world. With each flight having an assumed average of about 120 passengers, one can say that not less than 11,160,000 people fly around the world.Personally, I’m one of those who like to fly. I enjoy having to seat by the window, preferably close to the wings so that I can catch a perfect glimpse of all the dynamics of movement and have that “I know how it works” feeling. Many people fly for many different reasons ranging for business, luxury and many others but its most certain that for so many reasons too, many flyers enjoy their flight differently. Asides those flight turbulences which often causes scare for non-regular flyers and some aero-phobic peeps, I think every flight should be an enjoyable one.

From time past, I can say that I have been of air for more than 150 times travelling from country to country, state to state and so on and from my experience on several flights, I have been able to identify the best things to do to make my flight an enjoyable one. Trust me, these things work for me and I’m almost certain they will work for anyone. Check out some of the below tips I have come up with on how to enjoy your flight. I have grouped them into two categories: Before you fly and while you fly.

Before you fly

a.       Choose the best airlines

Of course, just as we have some student who performs better than their colleagues, so does it applies with airlines. Some airlines are better than the other without questioning. A large percentage of travelers consider some airlines better than the other simply because of their cabin crew, some because of the services while some because of their prices. Different people with different perception of different airline but I will personally recommend that you make use of this sitewww.airlinequality.com , they will help you with valid information that may help you shape you decision making.

b.      Check-In Online

In this era were almost everything has gone online, the airlines too aren’t left out. Many airlines now provide flyers with options of checking-in online. This will save you the stress of long queues at the airport. Make sure your preferred airline proffers you with online check-in services.

c.       Choose the best seat

This is one thing I really enjoy. I always like the window seats, so does many other flyers. You are in best position to determine the kind of seat position that best suits you. A website that I use is www.seatguru.com , they provide detailed information about all seats on almost all major airlines of the world. You will even find seat maps and reviews and seat ratings.

d.      Cut down your luggage

I know this isn’t easy for many people but it is very good to limit yourself to hand luggage. You will enjoy it when you’re checking-out and you just walk easily out off the airport, there’s no time needed to be wasted while waiting for baggage pick-up and clearance.

e.      Avoid Peak periods

This may not be possible if you are travelling for events, business appointments and all but if it you can play around your travel periods, try as much to avoid peak periods. Here’s the thing, peak periods are usually most stressful and most expensive. There will be too many travelers at the airport and as a result of high flight prices you may have to eat deeply out of your budget.

f.        The almighty formula

Now, you begin to wonder what almighty formula has got to do with flying. The truth is you can circumvent all the above tips just by using this formula. The formula is to “USE A TRAVEL AGENT”. Many times I ask myself why do I need a travel agent and the answer I get is “do I have the time to do all this planning”. At an agreed service charge, a travel agent becomes your shortcut to an enjoyable flight. Do the flying, let them do the planning.

While you fly

a.     Get a book.

Almost everyone claims they don’t usually have time to read. To be honest, I think this is the perfect chance. Get a new book; your kind of book, preferably something light. You don’t want to be stuck in the air and find that the only thing you’ve got to read is “How to survive a plane crash”

b.      Watch the Movies

Many airlines have installed entertainment screens behind every seat which I think is awesome. You have several movies and music albums that have been loaded for your entertainment. Grab the earpiece and watch all you can.

c.     Grab a travel pillow.

These are so often overlooked, but if you want a decent flight, you don’t want to fall asleep in your lap and get a crook in your neck. You also don’t want to wake up halfway through your flight and discover you’ve been napping on your neighbor’s shoulder. That doesn’t make the rest of the flight very comfortable. Some airlines will provide you with a pillow.

d.      Watch what you drink

During your flight, the cabin crew will routinely offer you drinks, snacks and more. It is up to you whether to consume them all. I often advise not to drink just everything given to you. You don’t want to purge while onboard, of course, going back and forth to the bathroom isn’t a good idea too as you will have to disturb those sitting next to you.

e.     Enjoy your time.

All day, we spend time getting busy trying to get things done, answer every call, read and respond to every mails and do a bunch of other unnecessary activities. On your flight, it’s a different ball game, no calls, no mails, nobody to pester you and you have enough time to think and plan. I often share my flight time for different activities; watch movie, check out the cloud scenery intermittently, reflect on my thoughts and write down my plans. It’s such a quality time on air, enjoy it.

I hope you find these tips helpful. Feel free to submit your own tips, I’m curios to discover new methods.

How to Enjoy your Flight.

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Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel

Posted: November 30, 2012 in Beach Holiday, Hotel, Tourism
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Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel

A veritable legend of the 1930s, the Monte-Carlo Beach hotel was entirely redesigned to offer a resolutely modern living experience, tying the spirit of the Roaring Twenties on the Riviera with the well-protected intimacy of luxurious seaside vacationing and the latest decorative style with the spirit of a timeless luxury hotel. Surrounded by a water sports club with a seawater swimming pool heated to 24°C, the hotel offers you a choice of 40 guest rooms and suites with the sole view of the Mediterranean Sea and its horizon. And the gourmet cuisine is not to be outdone.

The Elsa restaurant offers contemporary cuisine drawing its legitimacy from the culinary history of the French and Italian Rivera and from the excellence of tradition. Depending on the time and mood, you can choose between the relaxed atmosphere by the poolside on the Deck or the lush green of the Vigie terrace in a tête-à-tête with the Mediterranean, or yet, enjoy the chic and trendy setting of the Sea Lounge.

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The Andaman Coast

Posted: November 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Andaman Coast

A World of Stunning Natural Beauty
…blessed with a whole string of magnificient beaches and coves bathed by the clear blue waters of the Andaman sea

Phuket
Justly famous as one of the world’s premier tropical beach resorts, Phuket blends extraordinary natural beauty with superb tourism facilities to ensure the perfect vacation in the sun just an hour’s flight from Bangkok.
Against a backdrop of green hills, the west coast of what is Thailand’s largest island, covering 810 sq. km., is blessed with a whole string of magnificent beaches and coves bathed by the clear blue waters of the Andaman sea. Matching nature’s bounty is a wide selection of hotels and resorts in all categories from super deluxe to budget bungalows, while for leisure, pleasure and sheer indulgence there are water sports, yachting, scuba diving, world-class golf, spa treatments, exquisite dining and more.
Yet Phuket is not just an island in the sun; as a province in its own right it has a wealth of scenic and cultural attractions. Buddhist temples, Chinese pagodas and Muslim mosques, as well as the fabulous annual Vegetarian Festival, attest to a multi-cultural history; magnificent mansions built in the Sino-Portuguese style tell the story of riches made from tin mining in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and rubber and coconut plantations contrast with areas of surviving virgin forest in a refreshingly green land scape.
In all, Phuket is an island of unparallel beauty and unique cultural traditions, a place to explore as well as where to relax totally and relish the vacation of a lifetime.

GETTING THERE

From Nigeria Emirate and Qatar Airways , Thai Airways International, Nok Air, Air Asia, One-Two-Go Airline operate several flights daily from Bangkok to Phuket, with a flying  time of one hour. Private carrier Bangkok  Airways has flights from Ko Samui, while Phuket can also be reached by air by air from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and other regional centers . Airconditioned buses depart daily from Bangkoks Southern Bus Terminal and the bus take about 14 hours to complete the journey to Phuket. There is no rail link to the island.

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CRUISE HOLIDAY 2013

9 DAY CANARY ISLANDS, ROUND-TRIP BARCELONA

 
Departs: Roundtrip from Barcelona, Spain
Departure Dates: 2013: Jan 8,17, 26  Feb 4, 13, 22  Mar 3, 12 , 21, 30  Apr 8,  Oct 26,  Nov 4 ,   13, 22, Dec  1, 10, 19, 28
 
 
Norwegian spirit is all about travelling in style. Cruise to the blue carribbean, the pink sand of Bermuda or colourful coastline of Canada and New England. While at sea, check out the Tivoli Pool, four outdoor hot tubs, and for the kids, Buccaneer’s Wet & Wild. And thats just the beginning – you can also enjoy the 15 dinning options, 10 bars and lounges, Maharaja’s Casino and the Roman spa & Fitness center.
Cruise fares from:

Inside              Ocean view              Balcony         Suite
$579               $629                        $899               $1449

3 NIGHTS AFCON PACKAGE TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR JUST N150,000

AFCON 2013

Africa cup of nations (AFCON) 2013 is the 29th edition of the tournament that takes place every two
years and is played by qualified African countries. The hosting country for this edition is South Africa
which follows after the decision made by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Being the host of the next edition, South Africa automatically qualified along with 46 other countries
and many countries made their return back to the finals in this tournament. The hosting country
south Africa makes their return after a 4 year absence, Ethiopia also makes it return after a 31 year
absence and other country like Nigeria, Togo, DR Congo and Algeria make their final return after
being absent from the 2012 tournament. Some of the countries that didn’t qualify from the 2012
tournaments are Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Sudan, Guinea and Botswana.

The qualified countries for the 2013 tournament have been grouped into 4 groups (Group A to D)
and the list includes:

GROUP A
SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE VERDE, MOROCCO, ANGOLA

GROUP B
GHANA, NIGER, DR CONGO, MALI

GROUP C
ZAMBIA, BURKINA FASO, NIGERIA, ETHIOPIA

GROUP D
IVORY COAST, ALGERIA, TOGO, TUNISIA

The tournament begins January 19 all and runs all through 10 February, 2013.The venues for the
stadiums are Soccer City will host the opening match and the final with capacity of 94,700. Other
venues selected for matches are Mbombela Stadium with capacity of 41,000, Nelson Mandela
Bay Stadium with capacity of 48,000, Royal Bafokeng Stadium with capacity of 42,000 and Moses
Mabhida Stadium with capacity of 54,000.

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Posted: November 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

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A PERFECT GETAWAY

Posted: November 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

A PERFECT GETAWAY

Explore the land of thousand hills and stunning natural beauty, spiced with artistic rolling and breath-taking green Savannah rain-forests, Savannah lakes and the beautiful cities of Kigali and Gisenyi.

Kigali Serena Hotel
Ideally located on one of Kigali’s most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Serenely sited on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens, the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers the ideal escape.

ENJOY 2 NIGHTS IN KIGALI & ANOTHER 2 NIGHTS IN GISENYI RWANDA
Package Includes
Return flight ticket to Kigali
Accommodation: 2 nights Serena Hotel Kigali and 2 nights in Lake Kivu Serena Hotel Gisenyi
Meet and greet services with airport transfers on arrival and departure
Meals on bed and breakfast basis
services of a tour guide.

Package Excludes
Visa

Bora Bora The Romantic Island

The most beautiful island in the world

Under a one hour flight from the island of Tahiti or Moorea, the island of Bora Bora, with a lagoon resembling an artist’s palette of blues and greens, is love at first sight.Romantics from around the world have laid claim to this island where the castle-like Mount Otemanu pierces the sky. Lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the illuminated lagoon like a delicate necklace. Perfect white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where colored fish animate the coral gardens as they greet the giant manta rays. This could be easily be described as the center of the romantic universe, where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatchedroof villas, and fabled ambience.
Simply said, Bora Bora is the most beautiful island in the world.
Romance on Bora Bora
Truly, the most romantic island in the world. From the dramatic scenery to the privacy and amenities of the overwater bungalows, everything in Bora Bora equals a 10 on the romance scale. Resorts have been welcoming couples for over 40 years and their special amenities have been fine tuned to perfection. From sunrise to sunset, each resort has designed their own blend of unique romantic experiences for their guests to choose from.
For Visitors, The Majesty of Bora Bora offers:
Enchantment from the neon-lit turquoise lagoon waters with unending days of exploration through snorkeling and diving.
Excitement above the lagoon by outrigger canoe, Boston Whaler, wave runner, jet ski, and dramatic sunset cruises aboard a catamaran sailboat.
Exploration of the panoramic overlooks found by hike or 4×4 accompanied by entertaining local guides.
Discovery of the world-renowned shopping for local and international original art, Tahitian pearls, perfumes and oils, and precious wood handcrafts.
Tahiti Passport & Visa Requirements
Entry Requirements
Every visitor to French Polynesia must have a return airline ticket to their resident country or to at least two more continuing destinations, sufficient funds to support themselves while in French Polynesia, in addition to the following: Click here
Zanzibar Serena Inn view of Indian Ocean - Zan...

Zanzibar Serena Inn view of Indian Ocean – Zanzibar – Unguja island – Tanzania, Africa (Photo credit: David Berkowitz)

ZANZIBAR SERENA INN TANZANIA

AFRICA CUP OF NATION PACKAGES

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Flight Ticket
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 2 Match Ticket
  • Transfer to the stadium
  • Airport Transfer

Payment Plan Available for this package……………50% Deposit and balance 50%  2 weeks before your travel date