Released on: June 30, 2010, 9:20 am
Travellers can search for the best prices on both direct and indirect flights at Skyscanner.net, allowing them to choose what is more important, price or time. For the budget conscious, savings of up to 48% can be made by selecting the indirect route option. For example: Save $1,096 on flights to Australia Are you looking for cheap flights to Sydney? Visitors to Sydney in October can save up to 48% by flying indirect f r o m San Francisco, adding 13 hours to their flight – by choosing Air Canada flights via Vancouver f r o m $1,195, rather than the direct United Airlines service f r o m $2,291. While in Vancouver, take the opportunity to visit Stanley Park, stroll along Robson Street, or test your fear factor on the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Save $423 on flights to India
If you’re looking for airfare deals, consider this. Flights f r o m New York with Aeroflot f r o m JFK to Delhi via Moscow in October cost f r o m USD $899, rather than direct with Air India f r o m $1,322. The indirect flights take only six hours longer and passengers can save up to 32%.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 9:09 am
Author: The Children’s Mutual
The Children’s Mutual has revealed that Dads, and not footballers or pop stars, are the number one hero for kids aged between five and seven for the second year running.
The annual UK poll by The Children’s Mutual has revealed that although Dads have topped the list of heroes, mums will be disappointed as they have fallen from the number two spot last year, to number three in 2010.
However if Dads want to top the list again next year, they can’t afford to rest on their laurels just yet. They face strong competition from fictional characters such as Ben 10, Spiderman and Hannah Montana. Interestingly, there are four new entries in the top 10 this year, with teachers coming in at number five, the ever-popular Cheryl Cole at number six and Granddad at number nine. Those to fall out of favour in 2010’s top 10 include Gabriella from High School Musical, Power Rangers, Dora the Explorer and Sporticus.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 11:54 am
Superbreak, short breaks tour operator, has launched its new redesigned website featuring a vibrant new look and improved navigation.
The redesign aims to improve both the usability and the existing look and feel of the site with bigger, bolder lifestyle images and a stronger use of branding. In an increasingly competitive short breaks market there is also far more reassurance about the tour operator’s pedigree, particularly its 25 year history.
In addition the information architecture of the site has been improved with a new navigation. The Superbreak development team has worked on a solution which utilises the same best practice procedures as several other leading online retail sites to make navigation as intuitive as possible for users. Using an expandable navigation gives the opportunity to provide greater visibility to the growing breadth of exciting new products the tour operator sells from mystery hotels to theatre breaks.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 11:48 am
Author: NH Hotels
NH Hotels opens the NH Olomouc Congress hotel in Moravia, Czech Republic. The new NH Olomouc Congress Hotel is the second NH Hotel to be opened within the Czech Republic; however it is the first of the chain to be operating under a new management agreement.
The new hotel includes a wide range of entertainment features and a comprehensive wellness and health centre – the Omega Sport Center – which has 13 tennis, badminton and squash courts, golf facilities, as well as providing fitness and maintenance programmes in its gymnasium and a fully equipped spa area with a water area, sauna and Turkish bath. The NH Olomouc Congress hotel restaurant ‘Sal de Mar’ can also offer excellent cuisine from Petr Zucek, who has already achieved two Michelin stars for his restaurant in London. The new menu combines international cuisine, with traditional Spanish tapas and many of the best recipes from around the region.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 11:42 am
Experian QAS has announced that it is working with Charles Tyrwhitt, the fine menswear retailer. The deal supports the retailer’s increasingly multichannel approach, helping to ensure customer contact details are accurate and validated for Charles Tyrwhitt’s offices in the UK, US and Germany.
Charles Tyrwhitt has implemented a range of products from Experian QAS to help improve its contact data management strategy and meet growth targets that forecast sales of £55 million in 2010. The company’s menswear range, which includes formal shirts, suits and ties, is currently sold through a combination of 12 European retail outlets, a call centre and a dedicated website.
At the front-end, QAS software, including an address finder and postcode finder, is used to add accurate data to its database for order fulfillment and future marketing communications. In the UK, it is also used to cross-reference customer addresses against the edited Electoral Roll to verify that a person claiming to live at a given address actually lives there.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 11:37 am
Author: Melanie Breeze
Industry: Consumer Services
Summer months mean fun in the sun and family vacations. Summer months also mean additional expenses, from sandals to sunscreen. Smart moms use online coupons and coupon codes from CouponChief.com to reduce their summertime spending. The website has thousands of valid online coupons and coupon codes from hundreds of popular stores, and registration is not required. Moms who do register can take part in CouponChief.com’s Pays-2-Share program, which allows them to earn money when they contribute their own online coupons and coupon codes.
June 2010 – Summertime can be an expensive time for families. If mom and dad both work, childcare – whether summer camp or a full-time babysitter – adds to the monthly expenses, as do the new summer clothes and sunglasses a growing child needs each year. Skincare products such as sunscreen should be purchased fresh each summer, as well. With all of these summertime expenses taxing the family budget, savvy moms turn to CouponChief.com for online coupons and coupon codes. Some even take the savings a step further by joining the website’s Pays-2-Share program, which gives moms who upload online coupons and coupon codes to the website two percent of all sales resulting in the use of those coupons.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 11:25 am
Author: Bernie Grohsman, Founder, www.treatment-centers.net
Asking for help is an alcoholic’s first step toward sobriety. It is an important step, one that should not be wasted by placing the alcoholic in the wrong alcohol treatment center for him. Treatment-Centers.net helps an alcoholic – or his loved ones – find the right alcohol treatment for his individual needs. Created by recovering addict Bernie Grohsman, the comprehensive directory has more than 11,000 detailed listings, plus live phone assistance to narrow the options down to one. Access to both the directory and the addiction helpline is free.
June 2010 – It takes great strength for an alcoholic to ask for help, strength that can be drained away by the overwhelming number of alcohol treatment options available today. Treatment-Centers.net has more than 11,000 listings for alcohol treatment centers and professionals across the country, ensuring that the alcoholic need not travel far for help, and live phone assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to determine which alcohol rehabilitation center suits his specific situation. There is no cost to use the online directory or to talk with an addiction specialist.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 11:14 am
Many travelers pick hotels based on their proximity to popular attractions. After all, the less time they spend getting to the sights they want to see, the more time they have to spend at the sights. Expedia’s robust search engine makes finding hotels near popular attractions easier than ever, and its maps feature makes planning a day of sight-seeing simple. Whether travelers are looking for Adelaide hotels or Melbourne hotels – or for accommodations anywhere else in the world, such as hotels in Hong Kong – Expedia serves as the ultimate holiday-planning and booking tool.
June 2010 – Holiday time is precious. The last thing a traveler wants to do is spend more time getting to a popular attraction than actually enjoying the popular attraction. Expedia’s “Near an attraction” search allows a traveler to choose a hotel close to what she wants to see and do. All of a city’s major attractions are represented in the travel website’s search, and a map accompanies both the search results and each hotel listing, so that a traveler can see exactly where the hotels are in relation to the must-see attraction.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 11:04 am
Author: Jeremy Reitman, Expedia.co.nz
Business travelers require a different type of hotel than those traveling for pleasure. Not only does the business traveler need a room with certain amenities, but the hotel itself should cater to business travelers. Expedia offers a “business hotel” category within its robust search engine, allowing those who travel for work to find places to stay wherever their business takes them, from hotels in London and Hong Kong to Bangkok hotels. In these cities alone, Expedia classifies dozens of hotels as excellent options for business travelers. Detailed listings let the business traveler plan ahead, not leaving anything – such as Internet access or meeting rooms – to chance.
June 2010 – Traveling for work has certain challenges. A business traveler must find a hotel room that can double as his office, providing everything from a comfortable desk and chair to Internet access. Depending on the agenda, a business traveler also might need a meeting room and secretarial services. With Expedia’s “business hotel” category, a business traveler – or his company’s travel planner – can find the hotel he needs to get his job done. Expedia has “business hotel” listings in every major city, with dozens alone for business hotels in London and Hong Kong, plus Bangkok hotels that cater to business travelers.
Released on: June 30, 2010, 10:44 am
Author: Jeremy Reitman
In the past, selecting London hotels or accommodations in other parts of the world required a lot of guesswork. But Expedia.com.au has eliminated that part of the equation. This comprehensive travel service not only provides great savings to travelers, but it also supplies information about the hotels, descriptions of the travel destination area and reviews f r o m past guests. Hotels are categorized according to theme. If a traveler is seeking Rome hotels that cater to children then a hotel under the category of ‘family theme’ will be ideal. In contrast, Bangkok hotels categorized as romantic would be perfect for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway. Having this knowledge available takes the guesswork out of selecting suitable lodging.
June, 2010 – Expedia.com.au has made booking London hotels and arranging other travel related details easier. This online travel service provides a wide range of information and services. This helps to eliminate the guess work associated with selecting hotels in cities around the world. A quick visit to the website or a phone call is all that is required to set things in motion. Travelers can easily book rooms in Bangkok hotels and make flight arrangements at the same time. The services and information provided by Expedia.com.au can relieve travelers of stress as well as save them money.