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TravelNiche A New Site Dedicated To Special Offers On UK Travel

New travel website Travel Niche is all about discount travel in the UK. We travel the web finding you savings from some of the most well known agents and travel companies covering tours, passes, transport and other travel necessities, so we can help you save on travel.

The UK can be an expensive country to travel about in, but there are a few ways to reduce costs whilst on holiday in the UK. London is far from being cheap and inexpensive even with special deals and offers like the London Pass, but leave the big city behind and the offers some great and cost effective holiday experiences.

Travel Niche is quite new and is a passion for it’s owner, “I love travel and have visited over 160 countries and wanted to share some of my experiences with others, I’m primarily a web designer but travel is my first love and finding ways of making my holidays more exciting and saving some money is a great challenge” says Travel Niche’s owner Stan Byford.

Travel niche is not just about special offers on UK travel it’s also about getting the most from your vacation budget, most well known operators like British Airways, Marriot Hotels and Kuoni Travel all have their own pages on the site and there are several new blogs coming, rss feeds to keep you up to date on saving on UK travel.

We regularly tweet and you can add us on twitter @kelstanmedialtd. We keep an eye out for discounts so you can get the most out of your UK trip, whether you live in the UK or are lucky enough to visit, save on travel and get the most for your money, making your UK adventure something to remember.

Soon we hope to add a readers section where members can write and post their own travel tales. Of course please get in contact with any ideas you may have.

One of Travel Niches best operators are currently Rail Europe for just over 60 years, Rail Europe has been showing Americans what Europeans have known all along: the best way to travel in europe is on the trains!

Another regular advertiser on Travel Niche is DiscountLondon. They offer many different types of Thames River Cruises from sightseeing hop on hop off type cruises to hurtling down the river in one of the River Thames Speedboats. There’s also great variety not only in the transport used but also the type of Thames River Cruise, London Showboat, Dinner and Lunchtime Cruises, disco cruises and the well known News Years Eve cruises. There are plenty of deals to help you save on UK travel.

Destinations for the Thames River Cruises are many such as Westminster, Greenwich (Home of the famous observatory) and the Tower of London.

So pop by and save on travel in the UK with TravelNiche

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Enjoy London For Not As Much As You Might Think

It’ been said that London is the most expensive city in the world. It certainly must seem that way for Americans with the North American dollar currently not doing so well! London can certainly put a large dent in a budget of a few thousand dollars. But, if you know where to look and when to look even a visit in London can be affordable.

Getting to the UK:

The best and least expensive time to travel is of course during the offpeak season when the weather is less than ideal. But, if you dress appropiately carry a raincoat, and carry an umbrella you can save a fair bit. Airlines will offer off-peak travel specials during the winter months. There are some great savings to be had when booking last minute and several sites which can find you cheap airfares such as cheapOair, British Airways often have disounts on package deals including hotels. Take a train from the airport to the hotel as cabs can be very costly or you can get a coach, there is a new taxi service called airtaxi you can find it on TravelNiche as well as other ways to save on UK travel. Don’t take a lot of baggage and keep it light British Airways allow for 23kg but some of the cheaper flights will charge a fee, bags weighing over 23kg incur additional fees from BA (in any case you don’t want to be carrying a lot of luggage around London!).

What to do:

London is very historical and fullto the brim with culture. The biggest difference some Americans especially New Yorkers will find, London is not open for business 24/7. Be sure to do your research and plan your agenda before you arrive so you won’t be disappointed by an unexpected closure (all the top attractions have websites with info as well as tourist information sites).

Many of the museums, churches, and public spaces are free. You may have to pay for special exhibits, but the permanent exhibits are almost always free. This can help you save on UK travel. Below is a list of suggested free places that are worth a visit:

The British Museum
The Tate Modern
The Museum of Natural History
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Westminster (parliment)
Trafalgar Square
Picadilly Circus
Museum of London
British Library
Imperial War Museum
All Hallow’s Church
National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory

Also you can buy a Londonpass via TravelNiche (you can currently save an extra 5% with our promo code) The Londonpass covers travel on most public transport across London and also provides free entry into over 50 of London’s top sightseeing attractions, £40 a day can be saved. Londonpass offers special offers all year round. If you like something a bit different many tour operators offer Thames river cruises with dining and entertainment, you can even cruise on the Thames and then go to a show in the West End, book in advance and online at somewhere like discountlondon and you can really save on UK travel.

Shopping:

OK London is a shoppers paradise, toy stores on Oxford street, Harrods and most of the biggest names in Fashion can all be found, but if you truly want a shopping experience you need to find those difficult to loacte places and of course we must mention the markets like Petticoat Lane, Camden Lock Market (Camden Market) are great, if you like something really historical try Smithfield Market original a cattle market, Portebello Road if you like antiques and the list goes on.

Nightlife:

London has a throbbing nightlife, Clubs, Theatres, Restuarants and Bars if you use the tour operators you can save on all these but you have to look around and spend some time on the internet. There are evening and night Thames cruises with dining and entertainment. There are a lot of options I’ll leave you to your own devices, there are some great sites that can help you out on TravelNiche.

Eating:

Top restuarants in London will be the most pricey, but if fancy dining isn’t for you then try the cafes a big english breakfast and a mug of tea, will set you up for the day, not to mention the price is very reasonable, try pubs for lunches many offer deals like two for one if you eat at a certain time of day. Of course like any major city London is not without it’s share of fast food outlets, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Pizzahut as well as many private outlets, let’s not forget good old Whimpey.

If you really want to save, go to one of the local supermarkets and buy what you need to make up lunches, there are a lot of nice parks in London where you can sit down and share your food with the squirrels and pigeons.

Travelling:

The best way to get around London is by public transport and of course as I mentioned before the Londonpass should be the first site to visit, you can get other travel passes but they won’t give you free access into London’s top attractions. The Thames is a great way to travel, no traffic jams and you get to see a lot more than you’d expect from the river. You can also get to great destinations like Greenwich using the London ferries.

Most people don’t have an unlimited travel budget. Planning and knowing where to cut corners can help you make the most of the budget you have to spend, using the information found on Travelniche you can fit in more experiences. Well I hope that helps you out.

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Safari in India: An Inimitable Experience

India is a country with diverse nature of culture, languages, tradition, food, etc. It is a country where you enjoy a lot with your close one. The country is very famous amongst the tourists. The country is popular for its wonderful beaches, monuments, waterfall, temples, forts, etc. Apart from al these the Wildlife Safari of India is also catch the attentions of the tourists. The country’s wildlife is rich and different which makes your trip thrilling. Wildlife safari offers you an opportunity to explore the rich heritage of the country’s wildlife. You feel amazing while doing the safari.

On this safari journey, you can gather the marvelous memories. The country offers you various types of safari like: Camel safari, Elephant safari, Horse safari, Jeep safari, Jungle safari, etc. The tourists can choose the safari according to their interest. India Tiger Safari is the great pleasure for anyone because the populations of tigers are falling day by day. This is the breathtaking experience which you never forget in your whole life. Wildlife safari in India takes you in between the natural beauty which makes your journey more flourishing. The jeep and elephant safari is the preeminent option to explore the wildlife.

You can visit sanctuaries and national parks to enjoy these entire safaris. The popular destinations for wildlife safari are: Jim Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve & National Park, Periyar Tiger Reserve & National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park, Kanha Tiger Reserve & National Park, Pench National Park, Sasangir National Park & Lion Sanctuary, etc. While doing safari in the sanctuaries and parks you will explore various animals.

Tour of Safari in India is an exhilarating tour which makes your holidays enjoyable. Visit India to enjoy the wildlife safari which gives you thrilling and joyful experience.

Camel attraction of Rajasthan

The land of desert “Rajasthan” is located on the north-western part of India. Because of the deserts, Rajasthan has some uniqueness at the place; it is a collection of kingship kingdoms. Royal palaces and rocky forts, amazing deserts, wooded hills and soothing lakes, lively towns and calm villages, marvelous flora and fauna and of course, the colorful and lively people of Rajasthan, depicts the awesome picture of the place. It is a place of its cultural heritage, richness, royalty and colorful life style. And people of the place can be seen in different mind set of manners, respect, ideals, and belief of the family.

Rajasthan’s some major attractions of the forts and palaces are: Amer Fort, Bhanwar Niwas Palace, Castle Mandawa, Chittorgarh Fort, City Palace – Jaipur, City Palace – Udaipur, Hawa Mahal, Jagmandir Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Junagarh Fort, Khimsar Fort, and Lake Palace. Apart from the attractions of forts and palaces here you can have fun on the famous and very lively lakes also they are as follows: Sardar Samand Lake, Lake Pichola Udaipur, and Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur, Other attractions of the brave warriors place are Thar Desert, and Mount Abu hill station.

Fairs and festivals are the best way to understand the way of Rajasthan living manner, as it include all the important aspects of the life, which directly relates the people and their mind set. The famous fairs and festivals of the place are the one of the major attractions among the tourists because of its colorful and cheerful atmosphere. So they are as Nagaur Fair, Nagaur, Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, Baneshwar Fair, Baneshwar, Mewar Festival, Udaipur, Elephant Festival, Jaipur, Urs Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer, Summer Festival, Mt.Abu, Pushkar Fair, Ajmer, and Camel Festival, Bikaner.

And among all festivals Camel festivals is most popular and to have excursion on Rajasthan Desert Safari tourist come across the world, The unique thing about this festival is that at this time tourist have opportunities to see the beautiful decorated camel, camel race and its dance, which is not available at other states. On this day there were lots of folk performances of dancing and singing is performed by the people. A contest for best decorated camel, fur cutting design, camel milking and the best camel hair cut is organized by the people of the Rajasthan. Camel Safari in Rajasthan is famous among the states. So one must come to visit Rajasthan to have a wonderful experience.

Darjeeling Tourism Appealing Holiday Makers From Across the Globe

Darjeeling Tour Packages


Darjeeling is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in India. Located in the north east region of India, Darjeeling is amazingly gifted by the nature with lush green surrounding, tea gardens, lovely view of the Himalayas, mist kissed hills, cool ambiance and pleasant climatic conditions, Darjeeling beauty is beyond the expectation of the visitors and its true beauty tempts great number of visitors from across the nook and corner of the world.

Darjeeling is amazingly gifted by the wonderments of nature and truly it is as. From the magnificent greenery to the enchanting culture and the charming locals, Darjeeling tempts thousands and hundreds of tourists from across the world.

Well to make the tour more enjoyable and memorable, several Darjeeling tour packages are made available by the tour operators. These entire packages let visitors and holiday makers explore the magnificent tourist attractions that include Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Botanical Garden, Peace Pagoda and much more. So come and enjoy vacation in this incredible Darjeeling and take back home lots of remarkable memories to relish in forever.

Darjeeling tours also offer vacationers and holiday makers to visit some of the magnificent and alluring tea gardens and factories and see how the world famous tea leaves are manufactured. Darjeeling tea is globally famous and has high value in the market and above all the aromatic and refreshing scent refreshes rule over the heart of the visitors. How wonderful will it be to enjoy the tea prepared from the world’s best tea leaves in the chilling cold? Imagine and this dream can be made possible only in Darjeeling lovingly called queen of hills.

Beside all these there are many other enigmatic attractions and sightseeing spots in Darjeeling which are worth to visit and explore. So book from the many tailored made Darjeeling holiday packages and enjoy vacation in this incredible hill station in a delightful and memorable way.

Curacao to Enter the Next Tourism Frontier

 It is no secret that a Caribbean vacation can transport you to a whole new world of island bliss, but did you know a trip to the tropics can also launch you to a whole new dimension? The Dutch organization Space Expedition Curacao (SXC) plans to establish a private space flight company based in the small island of Curacao, and estimates that excursions will begin in 2014.

      

 Each flight can accommodate one passenger, who will be safely belted into their seat before rocketing into space. The journey will last for less than an hour, but those who completed the experience will officially be able to call themselves an astronaut.

 Space Expedition Curacao anticipates offering up to four flights per day, which will fly out of a privately built shuttle station designed to mimic a space ship. In addition to private passenger voyages, the company plans to use its facilities to support scientific research, as well as galactic space training.

 Interested in taking your travels to the next level with an out of this world experience? Eager space explorers can reserve a flight for $95,000 (USD). It’s a small price to pay for the experience of viewing Earth from a distance as you float weightlessly through space. Celebrities like Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes have already lined up to snag a ticket.

 The first flight is scheduled to blast off from Curacao on January 1, 2014. The Caribbean island was selected as an ideal launching pad because of the superb weather in Curacao and the area’s ideal air space. Supported by the nation’s government, Space Expedition Curacao could potentially benefit the tourism industry by attracting new visitors and drawing media attention to the humble island.

 Reserve your spot today for a chance to experience the encompassing sensation of space travel – and when you return to our atmosphere, enjoy a relaxing vacation in Curacao.

 About the Author: Katie Boue is a Cuban-American writer who studied at Florida State University’s Creative Writing program before setting off on worldly adventures. An avid rock-climber and photographer, Katie has a passion for exploration. Her recent adventures include briefly living along the southern coast of France, eating her way through northern California and an upcoming road trip throughout America in search of the best climbing spots. She currently writes for a network of Caribbean travel guide sites, including caribbean-guide.info. Feel free to contact Katie at kboue@iiwinc.com.

St. Maarten Places Visa Requirements on Jamaica and Guyana

Many Caribbean travelers were slammed with an unexpected twist to their vacation plans when the Ministry of Justice in St. Maarten announced changes to visa requirements for those intending to enter the country. The changes came into effect as of Monday, April 11, 2011, rendering many travelers who booked airfare or cruise arrangements without proper time to obtain the necessary paperwork.

The new regulations affect those of Guyanese and Jamaican nationality. Previously, these individuals were welcomed into St. Maarten without visa paperwork, but the Minister of Justice motioned to change the requirements, and was supported by the Council of Ministers.

Due to the volume of passengers affected by the new changes, Caribbean Airlines has offered to waive fees for changing flights for those who have booked tickets to St. Maarten but will not be able to secure their visas in time. In addition, they offered full refunds for vacationers unable to reschedule their visit to the island.

These new changes came at an inconvenient time for many people, who were planning travels to coincide with the Easter holiday and Carnival season. These individuals could not apply for their visas in time to make their intended travel dates.

Travelers from the United States will fortunately remain unaffected by these new changes. Additionally, those of Guyanan or Jamaican nationality who are legal residents of the United States may still travel to St. Maarten without applying visas.

For more information about the visa and documentation requirements of St. Maarten, visit the St. Martin Passports and Documentation Guide. Travelers are also invited to check out the Caribbean visa requirements page of The Official Website of Sint Maarten.

About the Author: Katie Boue is a Cuban-American writer who studied at Florida State University’s Creative Writing program before setting off on worldly adventures. An avid rock-climber and photographer, Katie has a passion for exploration. Her recent adventures include briefly living along the southern coast of France, eating her way through northern California and an upcoming road trip throughout America in search of the best climbing spots. She currently writes for a network of Caribbean travel guide sites, including caribbean-guide.info. Feel free to contact Katie at kboue@iiwinc.com.

Nice Studios In Seefeld/Tirol Adabei-Appartements

The Adabei-Apartments are located in the famous Tyrolean town of Seefeld. Seefeld, located at 1200 m above sea level, the number is 1, when it comes to recreation, sports and entertainment. In addition to a beautiful landscape and intact nature suitable Seefeld in summer for hiking, mountaineering, climbing, cycling, tennis, paragliding, golf, swimming, Kneipp cures and much more. In the winter Seefeld is really snowsafe. The Olympiaregion Seefeld offers therefore of 279 km of cross-country ski trails in all difficulty levels, and ski has been in the ADAC guide very well. As a two-time venue for the Nordic competitions at the Winter Olympics 1964 and 1976, Seefeld is considered as the Mecca of cross-country. Almost the entire world elite has already trained and races contested. The tracks are passable usually until early April. In addition to the cross country skiing, the alpine sport occupies an important role. Whether now like snowboarding, skiing, carving, or just sun beds, well groomed you slopes and most modern lift facilities provide perfect conditions for everyone. The free shuttle bus, which keeps apartments in the immediate vicinity of the Adabei, will bring the guests to the ski lifts. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, curling, tobogganing, ice skating, a large water park (Olympia and Congress Centre) with indoor and outdoor swimming pool, 140 m white water slide,and one of the most beautiful sauna areas in the Alpine region are further highlights of Seefeld.A variety of events and entertainment, as well as an all-year opened Casino round off the offer. Seefeld is located ideally in the heart of the Alps. A fast motorway connection from all four directions allows you a quick and easy travel in the Seefeld holiday paradise. (Innsbruck 20 km, Italy 55 km, Germany about 10 km). To take leave from the car once, also a trip on the carpal Karwendel railway offers to Innsbruck. Here is a breathtaking view of the Inn Valley during the ride.
The Adabei-Apartments are away with numerous shops and boutiques about 8-10 minute walk from the pedestrian street (City Centre). The Munich road runs just to the Centre. Another variation would be that to get through an underpass to the Geigenbühel and the Centre on the Wiesenweg. The rustic, very lovingly furnished in Tyrolean style with wood 1-space Adabei apartments (35 m²) have a cosy living area with large dining table and corner seat next to a sleeping area with double bed. The couch in the living area can be used as single or double bed. Bathroom with shower and toilet are separated. A well equipped holiday kitchen enables guests to procure the holiday individually and independently. Every apartment has a 7.5 m² balcony. A space to store sports equipment, as well as a large hall is available at the entrance of the House. The outdoor parking are free of charge, a small fee is payable for covered parking spaces. Dogs are welcome and of course free of charge. A beautiful hiking trail (Roman road) leads directly in front of the House in a wonderful hiking area to the valley station of “Rosshütte”.

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Discover The Philippines, 7100 Island Are Ready For Your Adventures

Discover the Philippines.

Trekking and more

People who like the combination between nature and adventure have to join the offers of the Planet Action Team in Moalboal (Cebu-Island). Also Children will like it. And the prices are fair.

Adventures include Mountain Bike Tours locally or a field. Trek to active or non-active volcanoes on climbing tours, or cool of with the ever-popular River Climb Tour, or explore stalactite caves with unique rock formations, or repel jungle waterfalls on the Canyoning Tour. Or a leisurely Trekking Tour of the surrounding mountain sites.

Of course, the most activities are based on the water which is surrounding all this paradise islands. The Philippines offers plenty of activities in Aqua sports.

Jetskiing, sailing, fishing, bananaboat riding, windsurfing, swimming and lots of other offers u will find next to your location.

Diving in the Philippines

Every Sports fan has his favorite. Climbers have to go to Nepal to see the Mount Everest.
Surfers are dreaming about Hawai. For Skiing the people want to see the Alps of Switzerland. For Scuba Divers the Philippines are the goal to reach, and if they had been here, they will come back.

The underwater environment is still intact, the different kinds of ocean creatures and coral reefs are the reason, why scuba divers, can’t resist seeing this unique underwater world.

Wreck divers, have plenty of goals, from ancient ship wrecks up to the wrecks of WW 2. The map on the right shows a variety of different dive spots in the Visayans.

Cebu is the divers Paradise. Within the heart of the Philippines divers find lots of divespots, and reach the most beautifullest locations. The local dive instructors are friendly and knows what is recommended for divers from all over the world.
Adventures Philippines
Living on the Ring of Fire sounds thrilling. Indeed the Philippine Islands are located on the Ring of Fire and are part of an active volcano chain in the Pacific Ocean. It is far away from the nervous hustle and bustle of other tourist strongholds.

Actually the typhoons and the monsoons are some of the more exciting events which have to be faced from time to time. Small earthquakes can happen daily and we are a reminded of our closeness to nature. Most earthquakes can’t be felt.

It sounds more exciting than it is, but it’s just actually quite normal for this part of the region.
Travel guide Philippines
If you now got some appetite to visit the Philippines you have an easy start while visiting the private website of Mary and Klaus. Get you some insider information’s and discover what you are going to expect in the Philippines.

Discover 7100 Islands and the unique landscaped world by the “Ring of Fire”. Amazing how close nature can feel.

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Top Kashmir Magnetizing Tourist Places to Visit for Vacations

Kashmir tours

Someone has rightly said, if there is heaven on earth, it is no other then Kashmir. Gifted with sheer beauty of the nature, charm and splendor, Kashmir is one such state where nature speaks and invites thousands and hundreds of tourists from across the globe.

Some of the top tourism attractions that are worth to visit and explore during Kashmir visit are:

Gulmarg
Gulmarg is one of the picturesque hill stations in the country. Also known by the name Gaurimarg, as Shepherds used to call, Gulmarg is one such hill station, where magnetizing charm and splendor tempts great number of visitors from across the globe. Here tourist can enjoy vacation sitting and exploring the natural beauty and sightseeing spots in a delightful and memorable way.

Patnitop
Located just 112 kilometers from Jammu, Patnitop is a premium hill resort whose charm and natural beauty is beyond scope of words to describe. From the scintillating landscape to the ever greenery, Patnitop is truly an incredible tourist place where visitors can enjoy vacation with much joy and pleasurable way. It is one of the prominent destinations for Kashmir tours and can enjoy visit to some of the interesting tourist places as well as take pleasure in various fun-filled water sports and activities.

Apart from these two important tourist destinations which are the incredible part of Kashmir tour packages, tourists can also enjoy visit to many other tourism attractions that include Srinagar, Jammu, Kargil and Leh.

These places are also amazingly beautiful and are known for their exciting tourism attractions and sightseeing spots. So book one from the many Kashmir holiday packages and enjoy vacation in this incredible Kashmir in an enjoyable and delightful way.

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