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HeraldNet.com - 9 tricks for coping with European airports

HeraldNet.com - 9 tricks for coping with European airports | Newport International Group Projects Company | Scoop.it
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Sometimes I wonder why I lug my bag through airports, following my own recommendation to pack light enough to carry on and avoid checking any bags on international flights. (Newport International Group Projects Company: http://www.newportinternational.net )

 

It can be a drag, dragging your bag through airports. But when scrambling with last-minute changes in flight plans, those without checked bags are far more nimble.

 

Over the years I've learned some tricks on dealing with European airports. Here are a few of them:

 

Pack Light and Carry It On: When you carry your own luggage, quick, last-minute changes in flight plans become simpler.

 

A small bag sits in the overhead bin or under your seat; when you arrive, you can hit the ground running.

 

It's a good feeling. When I land in London, I'm on my way downtown while everyone else stares anxiously at the luggage carousel. When I fly home, I'm the first guy the dog sniffs.

 

It Doesn't Hurt to Ask: I'll often ask airport staff for small favors, and so should you. I'll ask the gate agent if she can seat me in the exit row.

 

I'll ask the car-rental agent for the easiest way to get out of the airport.

 

And if I have a tight connection and there are lines at passport control, I'll ask the attendant politely if I can use the "elite flier" line instead, so I can make that connecting flight.

 

Just Say No to Exchange Booths: At airport exchange booths such as Forex or Travelex, you lose about 15 percent when you change dollars to euros or other currency.

 

When I arrive in Europe, I head for an airport ATM, load up on cash, and keep it safe in my money belt. I've never been to an airport in Europe that didn't have plenty of ATMs.

 

Appreciate Airport Amenities: You may be jet-lagged and just want to get to your hotel, but take advantage of airport services before you leave.

 

Stop by the tourist information office for maps, museum passes, subway tickets and advice (usually they're less crowded than the downtown office).

 

If you need an international phone card or SIM card for your mobile phone, many airport convenience stores carry them.

 

I've also found that free Wi-Fi at executive lounges in airports often leaks into the main hall. Just sitting against the wall, I can get online for free.

 

Know Where You're Going: Smart travelers download airport terminal maps to their smartphones or print them out before they leave.

 

You can also look for websites with detailed instructions on how to get from your arrival gate to the center of the city (for Paris, try www.parisbytrain.com; for Rome, see the YouTube channel at www.romewalks.com). Google has even started mapping airport interiors with its Street View program.

 

Avoid Taxi Scams: If you want to take a taxi from the airport, it's better to head for the official taxi stand and join the queue rather than flag one down.

 

It should have a big, prominent taxi-company logo and telephone number. Avoid using unmarked beaters with makeshift taxi lights on top.

 

Don't Get Lost in Translation: Nearly everything is translated into English at European airports, but you still need to pay careful attention.

 

For example, the shuttle bus between terminals at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport is called the CDGVAL— you have to look carefully to see that it is also marked "Airport Shuttle" in smaller letters.

 

At the Frankfurt airport, regional trains depart from the Regionalbahnhof, while long-distance trains use the Fernbahnhof.

 

Watch Out for the Name Game: Budget airlines sometimes use obscure airports. For example, one of Ryanair's London hubs is Stansted Airport, one of the farthest airports from London's city center. Ryanair's flights to "Frankfurt" actually take you to Hahn, 75 miles away.

 

Having Happy Returns: When it's time to fly home, be sure you know your departure terminal before you leave for the airport.

 

Don't count on the taxi driver or shuttle bus driver knowing where you should be dropped off.

 

For example, at Rome's Fiumicino Airport, American airlines flying direct to the U.S. depart from Terminal 5, which is a separate building not connected to the rest of the terminals.

 

If your driver leaves you at the main terminal, you'll have to take a shuttle bus— it's too far to walk. (Flight Track-type apps give you terminal details reliably and can be a huge help.)



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Newport International Travel Leisure: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel/Leisure.htm

 

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Holidays at Newport International Group: How to travel with kids

Holidays at Newport International Group: How to travel with kids | Newport International Group Projects Company | Scoop.it
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Johannesburg - I had an interesting discussion once with a fellow parent at my son’s junior school. He was horrified that we didn’t have a computer in the house (this was the mid-1990s) and said I was handicapping my children’s future progress.

 

I was reminded of that recently by two things. The first was that my son came top of his class at Toulouse University for his Master’s in International Trade Law (after an LLB in South Africa). Holidays at Newport International Group .

 

The second was a report saying school pupils these days feel themselves grossly disadvantaged if they don’t have an iPad.

 

There can be no doubt that, in these competitive times, parents must become involved in the education of their children, and that education should not be left only to digital devices. That’s because, I believe, computers and the Net, far from expanding a person’s view, often give them tunnel vision. Case in point: Twitter. Those who use it tend to think the points of view they see comprise the entirety of human thought – yet they are only a fraction of the tip of the iceberg.

 

I still believe that good, old-fashioned, hands-on, “analogue” experiences are what true education is about.

 

Another example. When my son was about 18 months old and his friends’ parents would sit their kids in front of TV to watch Barney the Dinosaur videos, in Household Seery we had the “Third World Video”. This consisted of a sheet of white plastic, board markers and two kiddie’s chairs. I would then sit next to my son and we would do “drawing stories”. It didn’t matter that I couldn’t draw. He didn’t know. Also I stuck to things like planes and boats. And he would sit, entranced, hanging on every word out of Daddy’s mouth. So when he was barely three years old, my son told my sister one day: “Auntie Carmel, did you know the Titanic sank because it hit an iceberg?”

 

Travel, they say, broadens the mind – and there is no better way to stimulate a young child’s brain than by exposing it to the experiences travel brings.

 

When our kids were small we noticed huge improvements in the way they spoke, they reasoned and the questions they asked after a holiday at the coast.

 

When their developing brains have to cope with major additional stimuli, they grow additional neuronal connections – or so a friend who has studied this sort of thing assures me.

 

So how do you incorporate travel into a child’s life? And how do you travel with a child?

 

First, simple is best… and often cheapest. When children are young, they don’t yet know the value of things and appreciate the basics, like splashing in the sea and searching for fish in tidal pools. So beach holidays are perfect.

 

Driving there is also the most logical way to go. You have more control of yourself, your child and the situation when you’re in a car as opposed to travelling on a plane or a train. Also, plan your journey with frequent “wee stops” and with games to play. Identifying specific cars is an old one but it still works. Try to incorporate quizzes on the way, too.

 

When all else fails and the “are we there yet?” chorus starts to grow in intensity, have an audio book or look into installing a DVD player with screens for the rear-seat passengers. Remember to limit the time devoted to the videos, though.

 

It’s also a great idea to get the kids to put together scrapbooks (or digital albums on their iPads) about their experiences and to get them to share them with you or in class.

 

Taking children to the bush sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Often our kids would get bored quickly in game reserves and did not have the patience to sit quietly at a waterhole. Game drives tend to be short and frustrating – but if there is an opportunity for them to experience nature first-hand, they’ll love it: I showed my son how ant lions capture and kill their prey and, on a trip to Zimbabwe, showed him how to fish a “camel worm” out of its hole in the ground.

 

My son was never one for the great outdoors, though, and his most famous teenage comment, on reaching Swakopmund in Namibia, was: “Why would you want to travel 2 500km just to look at nothing?” He then sat and watched Euro soccer on DStv while my daughter and I climbed the world’s highest sand dune.

 

Yet he was entranced by Europe even though his first visit there was in the teeth of an awful winter. The history and culture – and the thousands of people his age (21) – appealed to him. And now he’s there.

 

My daughter, by contrast, quite liked the bush and animals. No surprise that she’s now training to be a vet.

 

I don’t think it is a good idea to take young children on an overseas trip – rather wait until they’re in their teens and can appreciate it (and you might be able to afford it by then, too).

 

And school tours (if you can afford them) are a great mind expander.

 

Just remember when travelling with older children not to let your guard down in terms of security and things like drink, drugs and sex. Just because you’re out of the city doesn’t necessarily mean those things aren’t there. They may whinge but while they’re minors, you’re still in charge.

 

An important thing to remember when you travel is family. Kids need to see granny and grandpa. They need to meet suckers who believe they’re little angels – and they need to know they’re part of a bigger family.

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Corporate Travel at Newport International Group, Travel tips: holidays in Formentera, and this week's best short break

Corporate Travel at Newport International Group, Travel tips: holidays in Formentera, and this week's best short break | Newport International Group Projects Company | Scoop.it
Psychedelic sunsets in the Med, and weekends at home and away, chosen by Joanne O'Connor
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Take me there: Formentera

 

 

Why go?

 

It's a refuge for hippies, clubbed-out Ibiza veterans, Italian tourists by the boatload and the occasional supermodel, yet Formentera manages to hang on to its bohemian, below- the-radar charm. The sugar-soft beaches and psychedelic sunsets are among the best in the Med.

 

What to do

 

Hire a bike or scooter and set about finding your perfect beach: Illetes for people-watching, Migjorn for dazzling white sands, Llevant to escape the crowds (and your clothes). Wade out to the deserted isle of Espalmador to wallow in the natural hot mud springs. Shop for jewellery and clothing at El Pilar de la Mola artisan market (Wednesdays and Sundays).

 

Where to eat

 

Formentera has no shortage of beach-front restaurants, but Es Caló, in the little fishing village of the same name, is one of the best, serving up paella, seafood platters and grilled fish a pebble's throw from the ocean (restauranteescalo.com) .

 

Where to stay

 

Fall asleep to the sound of the waves at Talaya, a collection of 10 simple-but-stylish studios and bungalows behind the dunes at Migjorn beach (from €140 a night, talayaformentera.es).

 

Insider tip

 

"It's magical to watch the sunset from the lighthouse at Cap de Barbaria," says Jax Lysycia, who runs the wildly popular Formentera Yoga retreats (formenterayoga.com). "On a clear day you can see all the way to Algeria."

Give me a break

 

Home: getting to know Lincolnshire Attractions across Lincolnshire will be offering free admission or special discounts as part of the Discover Lincolnshire Weekend, 22-23 March. Attractions taking part in the promotion include Lincoln's open-top sightseeing bus, the medieval manor house Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincoln castle and cathedral, and the Museum of RAF Firefighting (visitlincolnshire.com)

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E-checks are handy, but are they safe?

E-checks are handy, but are they safe? | Newport International Group Projects Company | Scoop.it

As she paged through Viking River Cruises’ glossy brochure one recent afternoon, Diane Moskal noticed a new way to save money: If she booked the Waterways of the Tsars itinerary sailing from Moscow to St. Petersburg with something called an e-check, the cruise line promised to knock $100 off the fare.

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An e-check is an electronic debit to your checking account, and it’s billed as a quick, convenient way to pay for your vacation that is “as easy as providing your credit card number,” according to Viking.

 

But like any smart traveler, Moskal wasn’t content with that explanation. “I see that the cruise lines advocate consumer savings if you pay by e-check,” she says. But she also found several complaints online, which made her, hesitate. She wondered: Are e-checks safe?

 

As airlines, hotels and cruise lines offer new ways to pay for their products, Moskal’s question resonates across the entire travel industry. On several airlines, including American, Southwest and United, you can book a ticket through PayPal. Virgin Galactic made a splash late last year when it announced that it would accept Bitcoin for its spaceflights. One hostel in San Francisco, the Pacific Tradewinds, famously offers a 30 percent discount to guests who pay with the digital currency.

 

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While Viking River’s e-check option isn’t new — it’s been available since 2008 — the concerns raised by Moskal and others are. It turns out that there are several important differences between paying by e-check and paying by credit card. And given the popularity of new electronic payment choices, it’s a good time to understand how they work.

 

Americans made 22.1 billion electronic payments using options such as e-checks in 2012, the most recent year for which numbers are available, according to a recent Federal Reserve study. The number of transactions grew at an annual rate of 5.1 percent from 2009 to 2012, the Fed reports. By comparison, consumers conducted 26.2 billion credit card transactions in 2012, and those numbers grew at a somewhat faster 7.6 percent annual rate.

 

The benefits to companies are obvious: They avoid paying any fees associated with credit cards and they receive the customer’s money right away, deposited directly into their merchant bank. But consumers have an advantage, too, at least according to companies like Viking.

 

“Guests who pay via e-check receive a discount of two percent, which reflects a savings that Viking passes on to the guest by not having to pay a fee to a credit card company,” says Viking spokesman Ian Jeffries. He says that the company also recommends payment via e-check as an alternative to a credit card so that you can avoid any interest rates or fees that some credit card companies may charge.

 

Viking is hardly alone. One recent study found that a quarter of airlines worldwide offer some form of alternative electronic payment option. As companies try to escape the high merchant fees charged by credit cards, these payment choices are bound to become more common in the near future.

 

“Conventionally, the discounted pay-by-e-check transactions are processed through the traveler’s bank, given the customer’s bank routing numbers and checking or savings account numbers,” says Oliver McGee, a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of transportation for technology policy and a professor at Howard University.

 

E-checks come in two basic flavors: Check21 electronic payment processing, which is more flexible but also more expensive, and the more restricted ACH wire deposit payments, which are commonly used for handling direct deposits for employees and for paying bills.

 

As a practical matter, setting up an e-check involves giving the travel company basic bank information, typically gained through the bank’s routing numbers, as well as your account number, and authorizing the transaction.

 

But you also sacrifice something when you’re paying with an e-check. As with paper checks, once the money is deposited into the company’s account, your ability to reverse the charges is limited. Your right to dispute an e-check travel purchase is governed by the ACH or Check21 terms and conditions as well as the electronic fraud protection conditions of your financial institution.

 

By comparison, a credit card purchase is protected by federal law under the Fair Credit Billing Act, which, among other things, lets you dispute charges for products you didn’t accept or that weren’t delivered as agreed, and which can quickly fix a billing error.

 

“You have more leeway to dispute a purchase made with a credit card,” says David Bakke, who edits the personal finance Web site Money Crashers (www.moneycrashers.com).

 

If an e-check booking goes wrong — say, for example, that your cruise line files for bankruptcy protection and you want a refund — you may lose your money. Bakke says that e-checks can be reversed in only three cases: if you didn’t authorize the purchase, if the e-check was processed on a date earlier than authorized or if the amount of the processed transaction is different from what was authorized. Otherwise, the money is as good as gone.

 

While complaints about e-checks are rare, grievances with companies over wired money appear to be increasingly common. Not a week seems to go by that someone doesn’t ask me to help retrieve money that had been wired to a company or an individual. These transactions are difficult, if not impossible, to undo. Generally, if you’re dealing with a small local company or an individual, you can kiss the cash goodbye.

 

After I explained the differences in payment methods to Moskal, she consulted her travel agent, who booked her on the Viking riverboat cruise to Russia this fall. “She never raised the question of paying by anything other than credit card,” says Moskal.

 


Newport International Travel: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel.html


Newport International Travel Leisure: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel/Leisure.htm


Newport International Travel at Turkey: http://www.newportinternational.net/turkey.htm

 

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Newport International Group Corporate Travel: Best travel money-saving tips

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The biggest problem with traveling though is the fact that it can be a rather expensive affair. 

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Be it to escape the tortures of daily life; to partake in a fascinating cultural exchange or even just to see the pretty sights; everyone has dreamt of traveling at least once in their life. Articles on Facebook recommend it, tempting you with promises that it will change your life, help you appreciate yourself and others more with offerings of new experiences.  Newport International Group Projects Company: http://www.newportinternational.net 


The biggest problem with traveling though is the fact that it can be a rather expensive affair.

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t travel if you can’t afford to spend exorbitantly, it just means that you have to be smarter when it comes to traveling. There are many tips available online to help you cut down cost and save. Here are some really good ones you can find on various sites. Newport International Travel: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel.html

Clear your cache

When you’re doing your research online for cheap flights, transportation and accommodation, it’s best to clear your cache as often as possible. Most of these sites may be monitoring your web history and instead of dropping the price, they may raise it even further to raise their margin as they know it’s the destination and date you really want.

Book at the right time

Finding the right timing to purchase airline tickets or even reserving a hotel room really defines how much you’ll end up paying. Book too early and you could miss out on a new sales promotion that could have saved you significantly. Book too late and you may not only pay more but receive far worse offers. So look out for the best deals, keeping track of when cheap promotions are announced and gather information from other people’s experience to help you figure out the best time to book a flight or room. Newport International Travel at Turkey: http://www.newportinternational.net/turkey.htm

Be aware of extra fees

Ignorance may be bliss but not knowing all the possible hidden fees involved in your travel plans could be costing you more. Read the fine print of your payment purchases, taking note of the additional fees and how you can possibly cut them out. For example, knowing how much you’ll have to pay for baggage fees could help you from packing just enough without getting hit with extra charges. So find out more on all the extra fees and find ways to avoid them or keep them to a minimum. Newport International Travel Leisure: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel/Leisure.htm
 
Take advantage of reward points

If you have a credit card, loyalty or even membership card that can give you possible free flights or services for traveling, be sure to take advantage of them. Check the amount of points you have and if you’ve collected enough to get what you need, you can use them. But be sure to read the fine print and that there won’t be possible extra charges for the “free items” that you’re claiming. Also, don’t force yourself to spend beyond your means just to get the points that you need as the interest or extra charges you may get may be more than the cost of purchasing the actual item yourself.

Don’t overspend on travel insurance

You can opt for full travel insurance especially if your travel is rather expensive. But make sure that you’re not paying for one when another insurance that you already have has you covered. There are a number of credit cards that offer travel insurance as part of their cardholder agreements, as long as you purchase the flight ticket with the card in question. So check with your provider before making any decisions on insurance.

Saving on food

Other than hotels and airfares, your next biggest expenditure is definitely food. Rather than eat out constantly, look into booking a room at a hotel with apartment or suite facilities that include kitchenettes. This way you could prepare some of your meals in the room and save on exorbitant restaurant prices. In the same way, go for hotels or homestays that offer free complimentary breakfast.

Be sure to do as much research as you can when you’re planning your travels and don’t be afraid to ask the providers questions on any areas that may be unclear. Do read reviews of the services or items you’re interested in purchasing and always check out other brands or services to make a good comparison. Traveling may take a lot of work, but the efforts may make the entire process worth it, so don’t give up! Keep learning and reading what you can online and you’ll soon be enjoying that dream holiday you’ve always wanted.

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Slå køene på populære turistattraksjoner, Newport International Group Projects Company

Slå køene på populære turistattraksjoner, Newport International Group Projects Company | Newport International Group Projects Company | Scoop.it
Here's 20 tips to help you tick off those bucket-list items with minimal stress.
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Med mindre du er i ekstreme eventyr, vil du sannsynlig ferien være en øvelse i avslapning, ikke survival of the fittest.

 

Men når destinasjonen er et hav av støy, jostling andre ser for deres egen stykke avslapning, hver dag kan virke som en kamp.

 

En strategi for å håndtere frustrasjonen til publikum er, selvfølgelig, å unngå dem: hodet av turist stier og styrer klar av de ikoniske landemerkene der turister swarm.

 

Problemet med det er du glipp. Verdens travleste turistattraksjoner er opptatt for en grunn - de er fantastiske.

 

Folk leder i hopetall til Eiffeltårnet, Taj Mahal og Grand Canyon fordi de er inspiringly vakre og å se dem er å bli flyttet. Så ikke avkall dem - spesielt hvis det er første gang på en destinasjon.

 

Lagre off-piste reiserutene for retur besøk og arm selv med strategier for å slå folkemengdene. Her er 20 å hjelpe du krysse av elementene bucket list-med minimal belastning.

 

Eiffeltårnet, Paris, Frankrike

 

Hvorfor gå: selv om det ble bygget som en midlertidig utstilling, Eiffeltårnet er emblemet til moderne Paris og utsikten er helt fantastisk.

 

Åpner: 9 am-midnatt juni-September 11 pm resten av året.

 

Strategi: Delta køen på Sør pilaren 15 minutter før åpningen. Ta trappen til nivå to, der du må kjøpe en egen billett for fire heiser til tredje nivå. Men før 10 am, ventetiden vil ikke synd og ikke på langt nær så ille som ned nedenfor. Ingen trapper for deg? Kjøp heis billetter online og skrive ut tidligere. Du unngå bakkenivå heis køen, minst, og passerer gjennom en egen kanal.

 

Tips: Den beste måneden å gå er oktober. Sommeren er over, det er fortsatt ikke for kaldt og jul er ennå å sparke i. Eiffel-tower.com

 

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

 

Hvorfor gå: det er den mest besøkte stedet på planeten med god grunn - en av fire parker i Walt Disney World komplekse, innenfor det er seks forskjellige "lander," ritt for alle aldre, parader, fyrverkeri og høytider. I fjor, besøkt 17.5 millioner mennesker Magic Kingdom.

 

Åpner: 9 am - 11 pm kortere timer noen helligdager.

 

Strategi: Gå i tet opp til de kjøligere månedene USA ferie: Thanksgiving ferieuke og to uker før jul er relativt stille, også uke etter nyttårsaften. En annen ting å huske på er at peak tid på en dag er mellom 11 am og 15: 00.

 

Tips: En flott tid å line opp ritt er når alle andre er stilt opp for fyrverkeri. Disneyworld.Disney.go.com

 

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

 

Hvorfor gå: sin skjønnhet nært overgår forventningene - det virkelig er å se selv. Fra 1600-tallet monument elsker er en av de mest fotograferte bygningene i verden.

 

Åpner: Sunrise-solnedgang (stengt fredag). Kvelden ser er 08: 30 pm-12.30 er fullmåne dager, samt to dager før og to dager etter.

 

Strategi: Taj er fortryllende ved soloppgang og heldig for morgenfugler, som tid skjer også å være best for å slå folkemengdene.

 

Tips: Få en kvalifisert guide, hoppe over natten visning og sikre et nærliggende hotell med din egen privat visning. TajMahal.gov.in

 

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Hvordan slå køene på verdens travleste attraksjoner, Newport International Group Projects Company

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Julietta Jameson reveals how to beat the crowds for 20 major sights from the Taj Mahal to the Tower of London.
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De er monumentale... og det er bare linjene å komme inn. Ikke la køene på verdens travleste turistattraksjoner tap deg. Julietta Jameson avslører hvordan slå folkemengdene for 20 severdigheter fra Taj Mahal til Tower of London.

 

Med mindre du er i ekstreme eventyr, vil du sannsynlig ferien være en øvelse i avslapning, ikke survival of the fittest. Men når destinasjonen er et hav av støy, jostling andre ser for deres egen stykke avslapning, hver dag kan virke som en kamp.

 

En strategi for å håndtere frustrasjonen til publikum er, selvfølgelig, å unngå dem: hodet av turist stier og styrer klar av de ikoniske landemerkene der turister swarm.

 

Problemet med det er du glipp. Verdens travelste turistattraksjoner er opptatt for en grunn - de er fantastiske. Folk leder i hopetall til Eiffeltårnet, Taj Mahal og Grand Canyon fordi de er inspiringly vakre og å se dem er å bli flyttet. Så ikke avkall dem - spesielt hvis det er første gang på en destinasjon. Lagre off-piste reiserutene for retur besøk og arm selv med strategier for å slå folkemengdene. Her er 20 å hjelpe du krysse av elementene bucket list-med minimal belastning.

 

Eiffeltårnet, Paris, Frankrike

 

Hvorfor gå: selv om det ble bygget som en midlertidig utstilling, Eiffeltårnet er emblemet til moderne Paris og utsikten er helt fantastisk.

 

Åpner: 9 am-midnatt juni-September 11 pm resten av året.

 

Strategi: Delta køen på Sør pilaren 15 minutter før åpningen. Ta trappen til nivå to, der du må kjøpe en egen billett for fire heiser til tredje nivå. Men før 10 am, ventetiden vil ikke synd og ikke på langt nær så ille som ned nedenfor. Ingen trapper for deg? Kjøp heis billetter online og skrive ut tidligere. Du unngå bakkenivå heis køen, minst, og passerer gjennom en egen kanal.

 

Tips: Den beste måneden å gå er oktober. Sommeren er over, det er fortsatt ikke for kaldt og jul er ennå å sparke i.

 

 

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

 

Hvorfor gå: det er den mest besøkte stedet på planeten med god grunn - en av fire parker i Walt Disney World komplekse, innenfor det er seks forskjellige "lander," ritt for alle aldre, parader, fyrverkeri og høytider. I fjor, besøkt 17.5 millioner mennesker Magic Kingdom.

 

Åpner: 9 am - 11 pm kortere timer noen helligdager.

 

Strategi: Gå i tet opp til de kjøligere månedene USA ferie: Thanksgiving ferieuke og to uker før jul er relativt stille, også uke etter nyttårsaften. En annen ting å huske på er at peak tid på en dag er mellom 11 am og 15: 00.

 

Tips: En flott tid å line opp ritt er når alle andre er stilt opp for fyrverkeri.

 

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

 

Hvorfor gå: sin skjønnhet nært overgår forventningene - det virkelig er å se selv. Fra 1600-tallet monument elsker er en av de mest fotograferte bygningene i verden.

 

Åpner: Sunrise-solnedgang (stengt fredag). Kvelden ser er 08: 30 pm-12.30 er fullmåne dager, samt to dager før og to dager etter.

Strategi: Taj er fortryllende ved soloppgang og heldig for morgenfugler, som tid skjer også å være best for å slå folkemengdene.

 

Tips: Få en kvalifisert guide, hoppe over natten visning og sikre et nærliggende hotell med din egen privat visning.

 

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Svindel by: en drosjetur fra helvete i Mumbai, Newport International Group Projects Company

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An undercover reporter for Scam City was filmed taking a taxi ride in Mumbai with an uninvited passenger who claimed to be his travel agent
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En spanings-reporter for svindel byen ble filmet tar en drosjetur i Mumbai med en uoppfordret passasjer som hevdet å være hans reise agen

 

Conor Woodman er en undersøkende journalist som besøkte ti av verdens byer å avsløre turist feller for et nytt program svindel byen.

 

For denne siste serien oppdaget han en livstruende spillet russisk rulett i New Orleans; opplevde en taxi svindel i Mumbai; filmet pickpocketers i New York og møtte gjenger i red light district i Amsterdam.

 

Mumbai taxi svindel

 

I Mumbai møtte han en svindler som hoppet, uninvited, til hans taxi, som sett i videoen ovenfor. "Det var to av oss i taxi, meg og kameramannen," forklarte Woodman, og han stopper og denne fyren får i og sier "Oh, jeg er ditt reisebyrå".

 

"Hvis han ikke var, han var hovedmannen i denne mest omfattende svindel. Det involvert ham tar oss galt - vi var omringet av denne høytid og måtte betale en bestikkelse- og tok han oss til feil hotell.

 

"Vi var i hovedsak kidnappet i dagslys. Jeg var i det taxi for ca to timer, var det ingen air-con, og han holdt ber om mer penger. Det ble morsom for en stund, men det flyttet fra komedie til skrekk.

 

"Denne fyren gjør dette hver dag, han har en avtale med noen drosjer, de slutter og han får i. Det var interessant, snakket til ham etterpå for å se hvor mye han virkelig liker å få i sin karakter."

 

Andre svindel Woodman i India inkludert overtalt til å sette i falske medisinsk forsikring krav om penger og bli konfrontert av noen representerer en politimann.

 

"Ingen vil være i et fremmed land da plutselig politiet bust i og dere gjør alle slags ulovlige aktiviteter som du ikke engang vet var ulovlig," sa han. "Vi kom over denne gang i Mumbai og en annen gang i Amsterdam."

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Newport International Group Projects Company: OM VÅR GRUNNLEGGER

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Source: http://www.newportinternational.net/Projects/Consulting/Company.htm

 

Newport International Group Projects Company, Newport Travel, Newport International Group Consultancy, Business Development, Newport Tour Operations: OM VÅR GRUNNLEGGER

 

Newport internasjonale prosjekter Company, Inc., en California selskap, ble grunnlagt av M. Esat Kadaster i 1985.

 

Mr. Kadaster mottatt hans BS-grad Sivilingeniør fra Duke University og hans mastergrad i Civil Engineering fra Clemson University, der han tok hovedfag i strukturer og Engineering mekanikk.

 

Han tjent senere sin Master av Management med utmerkelse ved Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, hovedfag i markedsføring og finans.

 

Før innlemmer Newport internasjonale prosjekter co, Mr. Kadaster lederstillinger topp i engineering, rådgivning og kommersielle selskaper i USA og Europa. I tillegg har han vært oversjøiske rådgiver i hovedstaden utvikling og Engineering avdeling av US Agency for International Development.

 

M. Esat Kadaster har vært aktiv i flere "think tanks", har deltatt i TV diskusjon programmer, har lært

graduate-nivå universitetet klasser, og har forelest på nasjonale konvensjoner bransjeorganisasjoner.

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Corporate Travel at Newport International Group, ON THE ROAD: TIPS FOR SMOOTH SAILING ON YOUR NEXT BUSINESS TRIP

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Here are some tips from one association professional and travel pro to help make your next business trip go as smooth as possible.
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Traveling for work can be fraught with delays, mechanical difficulties, and missed connections as a new study by the Global Business Travel Association recently found. Here are some tips from one association professional and travel pro to help make your next trip go as smooth as possible.

 

For anyone who’s traveled this winter, you’ve probably experienced at least one travel delay due to the weather and realized what a headache that can be.

 

For business travelers, weather-related delays were the most frequently reported issues disrupting travel last year, according to a recently released study by the Global Business Travel Association. Other frequent travel issues included delayed departures, airplane mechanical issues or late plane arrivals, and missing a connecting flight.

 

The study also found that 75 percent of business travelers had encountered a mishap while traveling over the last year.

 

While pretty much nothing can help alleviate the pain of weather delays, here’s some travel advice from seasoned traveler and association professional Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, senior director, membership and professional development, at the Society for Neuroscience, who up until this year was on the road three out of every four weeks a month.

 

What was a top concern or pet peeve when you were traveling so frequently?

 

Once you travel a lot you get your routine down: How soon you need to get to the airport, how much time you need for security, where you need to go after security to get the best cup of coffee or be ready for your flight.

 

I’d say a pet peeve would be anything that happens that messes up that routine. It could be people who are in the wrong line for security, people who still don’t realize you need to show ID to check in, any of the small things you know are going to mess up your usual pattern.

 

Just like when people go to the office in the morning and they have their routine—they like to set up their computer, get their cup of coffee, check the news—it’s the same for a traveler.

 

What time of day or days of the week did you prefer to travel?

 

In terms of when to travel, my philosophy is I want to be away from home as little as possible, so I’d rather get the 5 a.m. flight and get there and have a full day to work in hopes that when it comes time to leave I don’t have to stay the extra day or the extra night because I’ve spent the whole day working.

 

But if you get the 5 a.m. or 6 a.m. flight that means you’re up at 3 a.m. in time to get there, so I’m not saying that’s for everyone. There’s give and take and wear and tear on your body, and are you going to be awake and vibrant when you get to your first meeting?

 

I happen to be a morning person so it works for me, but I’d much rather do the early morning flight and get the full day in than leave at noon and try to start meetings at four or five in the evening.

 

What about choosing a hotel?

 

I think my advice would be location, location, location. People have brand loyalty and earning points and perks will definitely make your hotel experience better. But, in general, if you know where you have to be for a conference, staying five, 10 minutes farther away to save 10 or 20 bucks isn’t worth it.

 

When you’re traveling, your hotel room is your home base. It’s the place you have that you can work. It’s the place you have that is quiet. It’s the place you have that you have all your stuff organized and you can lay everything out and no one’s going to touch it. You don’t have an office. You don’t have a home. But you have the hotel room. … It’s worth the investment to be close to that home base.

 

What advice would you give a newbie business traveler?

 

You quickly learn that the perks of loyalty programs—whether it’s boarding first and getting your bag on the plane, or having access to a lounge that has breakfast in the morning—whatever the perks may be, for business travelers who are on the road all the time, they become part of what helps you do your job better.

 

If you travel a lot, being able to board first so you can take your bag [and not run out of space on the plane to store it], means that much less time that you’re waiting at baggage claim so you can go and get to your meeting. The lounge in the hotel in the morning, which may seem first class, is really a quiet place you can go, spread out, and do some work before your meetings.

 

Any other advice?

 

Any day that you are traveling somewhere new, even if you’re booked from 8 a.m. till 10 p.m., you’re still somewhere different, you’re still somewhere new, there’s always the possibility to try and get a little bit of the local flavor, whether that’s the food, the people you talk to, or maybe there’s a beautiful outdoor environment you can go out and appreciate.

 

Yes, business travel is business first and travel second, but it shouldn’t mean that you don’t pay attention to where you are and try to experience a little of where you are even though it may not be the primary reason you are there.

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Leisure Planning at Newport International Group: The Insanely-Tested Top Ten Travel Tips for Spring

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To guide those desirous of good travel this spring, passages without dread or detours, I've put together my list of the top ten travel tips for this spring, gleaned from delirious misadventures all over the world....
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Spring is the season hope is rekindled, when broken blades are renewed, and light washes the shadows. We can go barefoot in the grass, pluck the charms of flowers, whistle in the warming breeze, and hit the winding road. 

 

But, as with any venture, travel can have its pitfalls and pitsprings, if the traveler is not rightly attuned to or aware of warning signs. Many, and I include myself, celebrate uncertainty, mystery, and well-planned trips gone wrong. But it is just to a point, as nobody wants to go over the cliff of recklessness.

 

For many years I've tested the parameters of travel, and have made discoveries, and mistakes. I've learned equally from both. 

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Have fun on vacation, but watch for travel scams

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I know what you're thinking: You're so fed up with this winter weather that you've finally planned a tropical vacation — a cruise, a beach, or maybe both.
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After a long, exhausting day of sightseeing, you might be tempted to stay in your hotel room and have a pizza delivered. In Orlando, scammers were putting fliers on tourists’ car windows, or slipping them under hotel room doors, with deals on a “local” pizza restaurant. But the pizza restaurant was fake, and when the unsuspecting tourists called to place an order and read off their credit card number, the scammers stole their identity.

You should also be careful of sketchy cab drivers who steal your luggage, warns the Las Vegas Police Department. Here’s how the scam works: The cab driver insists on unloading your bags at your hotel or at the airport. He says he’s in a rush, slams the trunk and speeds away. After he’s long gone, you’ll discover that one of your bags is missing. To protect yourself, make sure to note the driver’s name, cab number and company when you enter the cab. Then, if anything should happen, you have some recourse.

In Dallas and Seattle, hotel guests were targeted in a clever identity theft scam. The phone in their room rang in the middle of the night, and the voice on the other end of the phone claimed it was the hotel’s front desk calling. The caller was polite and courteous, but explained that there had been a computer glitch when they’d checked in, and their credit card numbers were lost. If they’d be so kind to re-read their credit card numbers, the hotel would give them a discount on their stay. (Newport International Group Projects Company: http://www.newportinternational.net )


Unfortunately, scammers had found a way to bypass the hotel operator and dial rooms directly. If you should receive a call like this, hang up and dial the front desk directly. If there’s a problem with your credit card, go down to the front desk to resolve the problem in person.

Need to do some online banking while you’re on vacation? Be careful of the Wi-Fi network you connect to. Scammers are notorious for creating what appear to be safe Wi-Fi connections at places like airports, convention centers and hotels.

Once you’ve logged in to a scammer’s Wi-Fi connection, he can monitor your online activity and steal your bank account numbers and passwords. If possible, avoid using free, wireless connections, especially to do your banking.

These are just a few of the scams we hear about at the Better Business Bureau, but they may be just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other scams that target vacationers before they ever leave their house — like timeshare and vacation rental scams.

Don’t let the dreary Wisconsin weather cloud your judgment when you’re planning your vacation. Check out companies first at wisconsin.bbb.org.

 

Newport International Travel Leisure: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel/Leisure.htm

 

Newport International Travel at Turkey: http://www.newportinternational.net/turkey.htm

 

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Five Things Friday: Five tips for safer travel abroad | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

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FARGO – I thought Paris would be all macarons, art and wine.
And then I met my first pickpocket, and my iPhone was gone.
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Traveling abroad for the first time is exciting and scary.

Besides avoiding pickpockets, I learned a few other useful tips on my trip earlier this month that could benefit other international travel newbies.

Bon voyage!

1. Prep properly.

• Make sure you have your passport book. It’s required to travel overseas and re-enter the U.S.

And don’t confuse a passport book with a passport card. The latter is only good for travel by land or sea, not by airplane.

Visit http://travel.state.gov for more passport information.

• Photocopy your passport. Keep a copy for yourself and give one to someone who’s staying in the U.S.

• Check to see if your health insurance carries over abroad. If not, you can purchase short-term travel insurance at a site like http://insuremytrip.com.

• Learn at least a few phrases in the language of the country you’re visiting.

People appreciate when you try, and knowing a few phrases can make everyday things like ordering food easier.

A useful app for learning basic words and phrases is Duolingo. The free app has courses in six languages and users speak into their phone to ensure correct pronunciation.

2. Pack smartly.

• Pack anything of importance (medications, eyeglasses, valuable jewelry, etc.) in a carry-on bag (also, make sure that carry-on isn’t too big. Check with your airline so you won’t end up paying to check it.)

• Research the street style of the city or country you’re visiting so you get a feel for how to dress.

You’ll be more comfortable blending in with the locals and less likely to be targeted by pickpockets (see No. 5).

• If you’re bringing prescriptions, carry them in their original labeled containers.

3. Don’t forget the power converter.

Outlets and voltage are different in each country. In Europe, for example, the voltage is twice that of America’s.

If you’re planning to charge your cellphone, dry your hair or use other electronics, you need a power converter so you don’t fry your expensive devices.

Big-box stores sell power converters for about $40.

4. Money matters.

• Find a credit card with no foreign transaction fees.

Most credit cards charge a 3 percent fee for every foreign transaction, and it all adds up.

Check out http://nerdwallet.com for helpful tips and credit card recommendations.

• Withdrawing money usually has a fee, too.

I was charged 5 percent for any cash I withdrew abroad, but I had to have it on hand at all times.

Some foreign merchants (and Metro ticket dispensers, for example) don’t accept American credit cards, so cash (and coins) are essential.

5. Protect yourself from pickpockets.

European cities topped Trip Advisor’s list of the Global Pickpocket Top 10 in 2010. Paris was No. 3.

I learned this lesson the hard way and had my iPhone stolen from my jacket pocket as I chatted with the seemingly friendly pickpocket.

A few things to note about pickpockets and what to do if someone steals from you:

• Pickpockets can be children or adults, and they usually work in groups. They’re especially prevalent in tourist spots (think the Eiffel Tower or Champs Elysees in Paris) and busy areas like trains.

My pickpockets were women walking on the Champs Elysees carrying sheets of paper asking people to “support the blind and deaf.”

• If you stop to look at their paper (I did!), they use the opportunity to scope out your goods and swipe whatever’s in your pockets or open handbag/backpack.

• Another common way of pickpocketing is to try to wrap bracelets on unsuspecting wrists. The people (usually men) claim it’s a tradition in their home country. They really just want a few euros or whatever they can grab from your pockets.

• People standing with a giant map between their hands screams “tourist.”
Travel websites recommend carrying a small map and always look like you know where you’re going, even if you don’t.

• Avoid anyone who looks suspicious or tries to distract you with items like a gold ring they “found” on the sidewalk, papers they want you to sign, etc.

• Don’t be afraid to ask a police officer for help. The U.S. Embassy recommends yelling for the police immediately if you know you’ve been pickpocketed.

• If something is stolen from you, file a complaint with the nearest police office so at least there’s a better chance of catching the perpetrator. You may also need the paperwork to file an insurance claim.

The chances of getting your stolen goods back are slim though (my iPhone is likely taking the selfies of someone in Europe).

• Don’t chase down the person who stole from you. Even if you catch them, they might not have your item, and then you’re the one in trouble.

• The bottom line: Don’t keep anything in your pockets. Guard your bags. Use a bag that zips. Don’t carry valuables or an excessive amount of money.


Newport International Travel: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel.html

Newport International Travel Leisure: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel/Leisure.htm

Newport International Travel at Turkey: http://www.newportinternational.net/turkey.htm

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Newport International Group Corporate Travel: Travel tips and trips

Newport International Group Corporate Travel: Travel tips and trips | Newport International Group Projects Company | Scoop.it
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Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently: During Hotel Week Boston, Feb. 16-23, participating hotels will offer rooms with rates at least 30 percent off best available rates. Newport International Group Projects Company: http://www.newportinternational.net

 

Liberty Travel has a three-night getaway to Cancun, Mexico, priced from $625 per person double occupancy. Included is round-trip air from Miami and three nights' lodging at the all-inclusive Oasis Cancun. 877-823-8888, Newport International Travel: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel.html

 

It doesn't get much cheaper than this. The Online Vacation Center has seven-night eastern Caribbean cruises on Holland America Line as cheap as $499 per person double occupancy for travel this winter. At that price, you might as well splurge and get a balcony for $250 more. The cruise is round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with port stops in the Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay. 800-780-9002, Newport International Travel at Turkey: http://www.newportinternational.net/turkey.htm

 

Austin Adventures, which Travel + Leisure selected as No. 1 in Family Travel in its 2012 World's Best Awards, has family adventures in the U.S. and Canada, as well as around the world. Newport International Travel Leisure: http://www.newportinternational.net/travel/Leisure.htm

 

Gray Whale Watching in Baja, Alaska Bear Viewing & Safari and Walking Holiday in Scotland is among the trips offered on the new website of Adventure Women, which for more than three decades has been offering adventure trips aimed at women over 30. 800-804-8686, "Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation," which looks at the lives of the slaves and their white owners on the 13,000-acre plantation in Robertson County, Tenn., will run Feb. 11 to Aug. 31 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

 

The Vancouver International Wine Festival will be Feb. 24 to March 2 in the British Columbia city. SmarterTravel.com lists 27 inspiring places to travel at tinyurl.com/q8bxvkk. Essential Travel, a U.K.-based online travel-insurance provider, has tips on choosing a ski helmet.

 

Check out Insight Vacations' new Exotics Collection of trips.

 

FamilyVacationCritic.com lists its picks for best ski resorts for families. Presidents' Day weekend, Feb. 15-17, will be fee-free for national wildlife refuges.

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Svindel City 2: Conor Woodman reiser verden på jakt etter turist feller, Newport International Group Projects Company

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NatGeo's new show sees one man unravel tourist scams and speak to dangerous con artists, rip-off merchants and swindlers to find out how they get away with it time and time again. He also offers some great advice for travellers...
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Conor Woodman reiser verden med en undercover film team i vise sin svindel City (9 pm, 16 januar, National Geographic) og får selv ranet conned og roughed opp, alt så vi kan lære å unngå lignende svindel i utlandet. Woodman forklarer mer om sine farlige opplevelser mens showet og gir gode tips om hvordan å unngå å bli dratt-off når du er på ferie...

 

Hva kan vi forvente fra den nye serien av svindel?

 

Den neste serien er 10 nye byer, nye svindel og noen gamle favoritt svindel som gaten hustlers og tyver. Episoden en kick off i New Orleans, hvor jeg besøkte under Mardi Gras. Vi gikk etter den store svindelen for den tiden av året-en gambling spill kalt "razzle". Amerikanerne har morsomme regler om gambling-

hvis du er i et kasino det er lovlig, hvis du er noe annet det er litt ulovlig- men det stopper ikke folk som ønsker å gamble. Folk der har satt opp en underjordisk, bakrommet Hi, men dessverre det er ikke alltid en god innsats, skal vi si.

 

Så spilte spillet og visste hva svindelen var?

 

Ja, spillet jeg ble involvert i kom til litt av en klissete slutt; Det var ingen måte jeg skulle gå ut av. Jeg gjorde ikke vinne noen penger, og det var masse folk i skremmende bakrommet på Bourbon Street maskerte og bære våpen. Jeg hadde hørt av svindel, men folk hadde sagt det endret hele tiden, og til du kommer inn i rommet du ikke vet nøyaktig hva det er.

 

Hvordan fikk du ut av det?

 

Vi filmen undercover, og når jeg nådd den endelige spillet, jeg møtte noen av høyere nettverk, og de vet hva som skjer. De var interessert i hva jeg var opp til som jeg var hva de var opp til. Men jeg har allerede fått penger på bordet og det er baseball flaggermus og våpen involvert. Jeg er det å finne ut hvordan disse svindel arbeid, jeg er ikke der for å få folk problemer. Når folk innser hva jeg skal gjøre de fortsatt ta pengene mine, og ikke gå lett på meg, men samtidig har ingen skutt meg ennå. Men noen ganger får jeg banket opp.

 

Har du noen gang tenkt at du ikke skal gjøre det ut i live?

 

Nei, jeg har vært redd for at. Igjen, i Buenos Aires episoden jeg endte opp i et låst rom med menn iført masker, bærer våpen og komme høyt på kokain mens jeg prøver å gjøre et intervju med dem-det var ganske skremmende situasjon. Å være fra England, jeg er ikke vant til pistolen kultur og folk vinket våpen rundt i et rom, det er ganske skremmende. Jeg vil ikke si at jeg ikke skal gjøre det ut, men jeg er definitivt på min vakt.

 

Hva er sketchiest stedet du har vært?

 

Jeg har vært til Afghanistan, jeg har vært i Kongo, men det er ikke mange svindel der som det ikke er noen turister.

 

Du synes ikke redd for å reise til risikofylt steder, er at hva fikk du inn i denne bransje?

 

Etter jeg skrev boken min urettferdig handel, om selskaper utnytte folk i ulike deler av verden, som innebar mye kommer under tak til å finne informasjon, kontaktet en produsent meg om å finne ut hvordan kriminelle engasjerer med turister fra hele verden. Når vi gjorde den første serien av showet i 2012, utviklet den slags. I denne nye serien vi har dyttet litt videre og gått litt dypere. Mannskapet har blitt svært gode på å gå under tak. Vi tilgang til disse verdener først ved å se dem gjennom øynene til en turist og spilles lure helt til svindel, og så når vi har gjort at vi re engasjere seg med disse menneskene å finne ut litt mer om hvordan de fungerer og hvem de er og hvorfor de gjør hva de gjør.

 

Er kriminelle ofte fiendtlige når du avsløre hvem du er?

 

 

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Barcelona’s beste familievennlige hoteller, Newport International Group Projects Company

Barcelona’s beste familievennlige hoteller, Newport International Group Projects Company | Newport International Group Projects Company | Scoop.it
Ask the experts: Sally Davies, our Barcelona expert, advises a reader looking for a family-friendly hotel in the city
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William Blair skriver

 

Jeg leter etter råd om å finne et familievennlig hotell, ideelt med et innendørs svømmebasseng, i sentrale Barcelona for min 70-årsdag i oktober neste år. Vårt parti inkluderer oss og vår 15-år gamle barnebarn, våre eldste datter og mann og to barnebarn-alderen 12 og ni- og en annen barnebarn alderen 18 måneder. Vi setter pris på hotel råd kan du gi oss på: a) plassering, b) tilgjengelighet av familierom og c) familie vennlighet.

 

Sally Davies, Barcelona ekspert, svarer

 

Innendørsbassenger er sjeldent som høne i tennene i Barcelona-de du ser annonsert nesten alltid vise seg å være dipping bassenger som inngår i kjelleren spa. Ett unntak er det på Hotel Fira Palace (Avda Rius jeg Taulet 1-3, 00 34 93 426 2223  fira-palace.com), som er stor nok til å skikkelig svømme, mens selve hotellet er nær lekeplasser, museer, hager og taubanene av Montjuïc. Innendørsbassenget på Hotel 1898 (La Rambla 109, 0034 93 552 95 52, hotel1898.com) er kun åpen for barn over 14, men det er en oppvarmet bassenget på taket som er åpent året rundt. Klassiske filmer er vist i komfortable lobbyen, og er ofte barnevennlige.

 

Hotel Novotel Barcelona City (Avda Diagonal 201, 0034 93 326 24 99; novotel.com) kan også være et alternativ. Barn under 16 år kan overnatte gratis (to per rom deler rom med voksne), og øya er innendørs lekesenter for myk. Sin nærmeste strekning av stranden er fortsatt moro i oktober (med vann bare om varm nok til å padle i). For flere råd, kan du se min guide til byen på telegraph.co.uk/barcelona.

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Student byguide: Barcelona, Newport International Group Projects Company

With its young-at-heart attitude, Barcelona attracts students on a skimpy budget with many ways to have a blast without emptying your wallet!
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Med sin unge til sinns holdning tiltrekker Barcelona studenter på et skimpy budsjett med mange måter å ha det gøy uten å tømme lommeboken! Barcelonas milde klimaet gjør forfølgende kostnadsfrie utendørs aktiviteter enkelt og det er mange billige spiser og prute shopping steder som velkommen studenter å grundig engasjere seg i Spanias forfriskende livsstil.

 

Hvor å gå på Sightseeing

 

Barcelonas gjennomgang med ultra-cool modernistisk arkitektur av Antoni Gaudi, så scorer en gratis vandrekart eller app for Self-guidede turer til den spennende Parc Güell (en perfekt setting for en piknik) og La Sagrada Familia katedralen som har tatt 144 år å bygge den fantastiske Casa Batlló boligkompleks. Heng på Nova Icária stranden hvor den vennlige atmosfæren appellerer til stranden boms publikum som liker endte dagen på nærliggende Yelmo kino å se engelskspråklige filmer. Spaser langs kysten på en av mange boardwalks som La Fusta der modernistisk skulpturer er innrammet med staselige royal palmer. En helårig favoritt ledig skjer hver kveld på La Font Màgica de Montjuïc med forseggjort vann akrobatikk koreografert med populærmusikk. Du kan også reise museer som Picassomuseet gratis på søndag ettermiddag!

 

Hvor å spise

 

Fylle magen uten å tømme lommeboken på La Boqueria utendørs marketplace med frisk frukt, grønnsaker, lokalt kjøtt og oster og chow ned på tradisjonelle retter som paella servert av de gateselgere som tilbyr også den deilige snacks varm sjokolade og churros. Merk at før middag time (10 pm) barer som Cervecería de kontingent tilbyr også gratis tapas med alkoholholdige drikkevarer. Når vandrende bydelen Ravela innom restauranten saftig Jones vegan for sunne måltider.

 

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Hvor å feste

 

Enhver tid av året i Barcelona du finner en lystig nabolaget festival, ferie hendelse eller en gate fair pågår hvor besøkende er velkommen til å delta i feiringen inkludert den største - La Mercè - som holdes i fire dager September. For kraftig ukentlige raves, tilbringe en søndag med andre festløver på Mar Bella-stranden som havner et bortgjemt nudist område. På Sala Apolo Club du kan danse til du slipper på Nasty mandag der handlingen ikke selv starter ved midnatt, bli litt mellower publikum på Crappy tirsdager eller gå retro at Cupcake 80's party holdes hver torsdag.

 

Hvor å handle

 

Finn awesome tilbud i en bohemsk stil på Els Encants loppemarkedet i OG rundt Barcelonas Plaça de les Glòries hver mandag, onsdag, fredag og lørdag fra 9 am –5pm (Merk: de beste tilbudene gå til tidlig shoppere). Variert publikum kommer aldri bort tomt tomhendt når inn den fantastiske basaren i El Raval nabolaget som er stappfullt av nyheter fra verden - fra meksikansk stil tepper til marokkanske instrumenter til rare japansk leker. Enten du liker Ralph Lauren eller Levis, er det verdt en tur til La Roca Village å cruise 100 outlet butikker som trimmer opp til 60% av utsalgsprisen for designer klær.

 

Møter & Spesielle Tjenester

 

Lela Lake er en erfaren internasjonale reisende som deler hennes kjærlighet til utforskning, og oppdagelse med sine lesere. Opprinnelig fra Texas tok hennes wanderlust til slutt henne til Maui der hun kjørte en non-profit dyr hjelpe organisasjon i 10 år. Lela skriver også for HostelBookers.com som har budsjetthoteller i Barcelona for student reisende.

 

 

 

 

 

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Newport International Projects Company - Interntational Business Development Division - Company Information

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ABOUT OUR FOUNDER


Newport International Projects Company, Inc., a California Corporation, was founded by M. Esat Kadaster in 1985.

 

Mr. Kadaster received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, where he majored in Structures and Engineering Mechanics.

 

He subsequently earned his Master of Management With Distinction at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern

 

University, majoring in Marketing and Finance.

 

Prior to incorporating Newport International Projects Co.,

 

Mr. Kadaster held top management positions in engineering, consulting, and commercial companies in the United States and in Europe. Additionally, he has served overseas as an Advisor in the Capital Development and Engineering Division of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

 

M. Esat Kadaster has been active in several "think tanks", has participated in televised discussion programs, has taught graduate-level university classes, and has been a featured speaker at national conventions of industry associations.

 

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