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Booking a trip abroad well in advance

Posted on May 08, 2017 by Andreas
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There are many advantages to booking a holiday abroad in advance. Often you can pick up a bargain if you book early with many holiday companies giving people discounts for not only booking last minute but for booking in advance. Many of us need a holiday to give us time to relax and re charge our batteries, if you are able to book a holiday in advance, it means you can have something to look forward to and to keep you going when times get hard. You may be given the option to spread the cost of a holiday over 12 months or so. This can make holidays a lot more affordable to many people and mean that they do not have to use credit cards or take out loans to afford to pay for them. Paying for a holiday this way may mean you hardly notice the amount every month. When booking a holiday in advance you do need to consider what you would do if your circumstances changed or if you could not go on the holiday any more. You need to have adequate holiday insurance to cover this and check that the... Read More

Making friends with the locals on holiday

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Andreas
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When you go abroad for a holiday it is always nice to spend a bit of tie getting to know the local people and learning about their way of life. So many of us go on holiday, keep ourselves to ourselves and don’t find out much about how the local people live and the culture etc. This may mean we miss out on a lot and leave the country knowing no more about it than when we first arrived Many countries are very happy to welcome visitors and the local people are often all too pleased to help you with whatever you need. When staying in another country you need to respect their rules and regulations and show respect to the people living there. Some countries have very strict policies on drinking, relationships and driving etc that if not adhered to can land you in a whole heap of trouble. The local people will often be able to advise you better on where is great to eat and drink and places of interest to visit and indeed avoid, allowing you to get a true picture of the area rather than... Read More

Holidays on the Greek islands

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Andreas
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Do you want a relaxed holiday with great food, excellent wine and friendly locals? If this sounds like your dream holiday then head off to one of the Greek islands where you will be delighted to find lush green hillsides, magnificent sandy beaches, azure blue sea and remarkable historic monuments. A favourite destination for many is the vibrant island of Zante, or to give it it’s Greek name Zakynthos. As this island is one of the most westerly Greek islands, it is renowned for its verdant landscape, which is unusual for many places in this area. A trip up into the mountains often results in discovering a hidden lake where a refreshing dip on a hot day is fantastic. After exploring the superb countryside Zante has to offer, a visit to a quaint local taverna with its excellent home cooked food and delicious beverages is a must. Although not as cheap as it used to be, eating out in Zante is not expensive especially if you are willing to have the special of the day which may be fresh... Read More

The travellers must have gadgets

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Andreas
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If you are an avid traveller then you have probably found out that there are certain gadgets and gismos that can make your travelling experience easier and often more pleasurable. It may be that you miss the mod cons you have at home and are not able to transport such luxuries around with you but that doesn’t necessarily mean to have to forfeit everything. If you like to watch films, surf the internet or even keep in touch via the social media sites, you may be able to use your phone, but often this just doesn’t cut it. Investing in a notebook may be the best way to get access to all of the above without carrying a bulky laptop around. When looking for a notebook be sure to check the technical spec meets the requirements you need and also that the battery life is good. It may be that you use your notebook on the go and have nowhere to charge it up during the day. If you want to make sure that you have quality internet access when in your hotel room then you may want to fork out... Read More

What skills do you need to be a holiday rep

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Andreas
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Growing up, many people consider becoming a holiday rep. The idea of jetting of all over the world and working whilst on a permanent holiday is a dream job for many people but the reality is a little different and being a holiday rep is not always easy. To become a holiday rep you may need to have a qualification is travel and tourism, geography or even in customer services. Some companies will be happy to accept people with little or no experience of qualifications and will offer on the job training, although you may be expected to start off on a lower salary for these positions. There are a certain number of personal skills that you will need to show evidence of when applying for a holiday rep position such as communication (skills orally and written), good organisation, being out going and confident, listening and being able to negotiate, working well in a team, problem solving and flexible working. If you possess these then there is a good chance that you will be suitable for the... Read More