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Cuba Fact Sheet For Travellers

As the largest Caribbean island, tourism is one of the main sources of revenue for Cuba, it’s favourable climate, beaches, architecture and cultural history makes the island an attractive destination for tourists. Cuba has no less than 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 7 Natural Biosphere Reserves and 253 protected areas. The capital city is Havana and the country has a population of 11,238, 317 (2014). The island is 1,250 km long and 191 km across its widest points and 31…

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VIP Airport Lounge Access

Just a quick tip I’d thought I’d share with you. We regularly use airport lounges around the world, but that’s not because we travel business or first class – I wish we could afford to! It’s because we have something called Priority Pass. We have a simple rule – if the airport departure area is really busy and / or we have more than two hours to departure, we use a lounge. They are always an oasis peace, good Wifi…

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Car Hire Around The World

When we started travelling, we decided we wanted to build a relationship with one supplier, and stick with them. Looking around at the various offers, we liked the look of Avis – they have coverage all over the world, and their loyalty scheme looked good, so we joined the Avis Preferred scheme. Avis Preferred gives us a number of benefits: They keep the information on credit cards and driving licences on file, so no need to go through paperwork when…

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Free Things To Do In Las Vegas

It’s very easy to splash out and enjoy all the attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. Here’s our suggestions if you’re looking for something different to do that won’t cost a dime. Visit the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign. The sign is on the South end of Las Vegas Boulevard by the Bali Hai Golf Club, which is a couple of blocks walk from the Mandalay Bay. The sign was created by Betty Willis and installed…

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Bali Fact Sheet For Travellers

The Indonesian island of Bali attracts a variety of tourists from young backpackers on a budget to more experienced and luxury travellers. The “Island of the Gods” offers complete contrasts in one package, ranging from beautiful beaches to lush green plantations; and party scene to spiritual retreats. The island is 90km from North to South and 140km from West to East. There aren’t direct flights from the UK, popular connections include Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Seasons The…

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Airport Lounges – Are They Worth It?

We have a simple rule for airport lounges – If we have two or more hours to kill, particularly with a flight delay, we go straight to the nearest lounge! The benefits of getting onto decent Wifi, having some peace and quiet away from the crowds, and being able to eat and drink what we want, far outweigh the cost of using a lounge for that kind of time period. In fact, we’ve often saved money – have you seen…

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Free Wi-Fi Worldwide Airports

Thanks to travel blogger and computer security engineer Anil Polat for producing this fantastic map of Wi-Fi passwords and the best locations, to get online at airports around the world. Simply click the plane symbol for the airport you’re interested in, and a pop up will provide details of the free Wi-Fi connection available in that location. Anil has been travelling for six years, he’s on a journey to visit every country in the world and along the way he…

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When’s a good time to visit the Indian Ocean?

Mention the Indian Ocean and it conjures up picture perfect postcard images of a tropical paradise, we’ve investigated what time of year is best to visit each of these four destinations. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka can offer a year round destination, you just need to know which monsoon will affect each side of the island to find your perfect holiday destination. The southwest monsoon brings rain to the southwest of Sri Lanka between May and September, the dry season here…

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