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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

A holiday to Cape Verde

Posted on October 31, 2016 by Andreas
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Cape Verde is made up of 10 floating islands off the coast of Africa. It is a popular destination for holiday makers and offers a wealth or activities to do as well as golden sandy beaches, with perfect clear blue sea and all round sunny weather. One of the most popular islands within Cape Verde is Sal. It has a beach which stretches over 8 kilometres, an array or local restaurants and al fresco cafes and beautiful cobbled towns that will keep you busy for hours. The islands were originally discovered by the Portuguese, and there’s a mixture of African, Brazilian and Portuguese influences. This means that there is also a wide range of traditional foods on offer as well as history to check out and fashions to admire. A flight from the UK takes about 6 hours but this part of Africa seems like a million miles away from the wet drizzly rain in the UK winter... Read More

Winter holiday ideas

Posted on September 16, 2016 by Andreas
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Winter holidays can be a great time to get away. It will allow you to enjoy summer in Brittan (or what little summer weather we have) and give you something to look forward to later on. If you are looking for a winter holiday then you can often save a huge amount of money travelling in the first three weeks of December. If you leave travel until Christmas and/or new year then you are likely to see a massive price increase. If you are looking for a winter sun holiday then going during early December will not only save you money but will allow you to experience many locations during the quitter period where many beaches are deserted and planes only half full. The Caribbean is often a popular destination in winter as you are unlikely to see temperatures any lower than 20C. If you travel before the 15th December the price is often half of that to travel and stay over the Christmas... Read More

Packing for a camping holiday

Posted on August 05, 2016 by Andreas
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Camping holidays can be a lot of fun for all the family, but you may be surprised as to how much stuff you actually need to take with you. Unlike when staying in a house or hotel, you may have no facilities and need to pack a basic kitchen, as such, with you to allow you to cook food. If you are staying in a caravan then you may not have to take as much but it is always worth finding out what is there before you go. When packing, try and not pack bulky items. For example, cereals that come in boxes can take up a lot of room so why not combine a few cereal packets in to one box.  You may wish to or need to take your own bedding, often  if you have children you can allow them to have the bedding in the car with them, not only will it make it comfy for them and possibly allow them to drop off to sleep but it will also save much needed space in the... Read More