Travel blog about world tourism

Affordable Travel in the Fascinating London

Affordable Travel in the Fascinating London

Aug 26, 2014

London is a fascinating city and many people who live within easily traveling distance will have fond memories of family days out in the city. If you’ve never had a long weekend in London though, it’s well worth considering booking a break, as this is the best way to enjoy the theatre and all the nightlife that this lively city has to offer. Even if you think you’re familiar with London, there are some tips worth bearing in mind when planning a stay of a night or more. Be prepared Many people think of holiday insurance as something that’s only needed when you go abroad. In reality, you are just as likely to face an issue that means you need to cancel your holiday even if you’re planning a “staycation”. It’s easy to forget about insurance because it isn’t often offered a part of a package deal when booking a London break, but make sure you get some cover to help with costs if anything goes wrong.(Image bv PKJones) Because London is such a large city with so many things to do, it is well worth planning your activities in advance to make sure you can do everything you want. Sit down with your travelling companions and list everything you would like to see and do, and place it into a schedule for the time you are there. It’s well worth booking all of your train tickets in advance too and printing out a few key maps of the areas you will be going. Location, location, location Accommodation in London is notoriously expensive and the closer you are to the city centre, the more it’s going to cost. Set a budget in advance and decide how important it is to you to be on the doorstep of all the attractions. It’s also worth being wary of booking into the more affordable business hotels that describe themselves as “just outside the city centre” because sometimes they can be up to an hour away. Make sure you view the locations of hotels you are considering on a map to understand exactly where they are in relation to the attractions you want to see.(Image by Kaplan International)...

Is it Luxurious Enough? Essential Features of a Luxury Hotel

Is it Luxurious Enough? Essential Features of a Luxury Hotel

Aug 22, 2014

Today everything seems to be luxurious – from washing powder to cars. Every brand has its luxury line and every experience has its (more expensive) luxury choice. But when it comes to hotels, the term “luxury” means something quite special. Luxury hotels must stand out in some way in order to be classified as luxurious. What exactly makes a luxury hotel? There is no set standard for a luxury hotel and four-star and five-star accommodations both describe their facilities as luxury. Here are some of our luxury hotel musts, which help these lodgings stand out from the rest. Easy, Discreet and Intelligent It is not difficult to book a luxury hotel, nor is it stressful to find out about the rooms available and the facilities on offer. Luxury hotels offer a simple reservations process with experienced staff that will allow you to book a room with ease. It is also easy to check into a luxury hotel. You don’t need to stand in line and wait. Luxury hotels have made the check in process simpler than that of the average hotel. Your luggage should swiftly arrive at your room.(Image by rand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez Cannes ) Meets Your Needs The room you book in a luxury hotel should be the room you get – no switching around because there were no rooms in that category available. The luxury hotel should accommodate your request to have a room overlooking the pool, for example, or on a high floor. If you want a king bed or a pet-friendly room, you should get it. Luxurious Features A luxury hotel offers more. The best boutique hotel and luxury hotel brands provide luxury amenities to match the higher price tag for rooms and stays. Amenities include the overall design of the room as well as the facilities – for example, a luxury hotel room has a quality design with excellent fittings and furniture. There should be no nasty odors and there will be original art on the walls. The bed will be king sized with a good mattress. The cotton sheets will have a high thread count and there will be robes and slippers as standard. Luxury hotel...