- Travel - How To Survive The Travel Agent Hard-Sell By:-Tim Cahill
Real Estate agents have a worldwide reputation for exaggerating the good points of something they are trying to sell and downplaying the bad - but they're not alone. This 'selective editing' tactic is used by any professional company trying to sell something; the trick is to learn to see through their statements and find the truth.
- Travel - Tourism and Crime: An Unavoidable Link By:-Mark Radcliffe
No matter what country in the world you visit, there is a perennial problem when visiting big cities. Any city that is synonymous with tourism also has another unfortunate association; a criminal association. As cities are prime preying ground for the less scrupulous of society, tourists are among the most likely people to be a victim of crime - and particularly, theft.
- Travel - How To Avoid The Pick Pocketing Problem By:-Mark Radcliffe
Pick pocketing is one of the biggest crimes for tourists to suffer. The reasons for this are simple; tourists are more likely than regular citizens to be carrying their valuable belongings with them, making them a prime target for pick pocketers.
- Travel - The Con of 'Discounted Attraction Tickets' By:-Mark Radcliffe
When you visit a new city or country, there tends to be a thousand and one things you want to see, try and do. The adventures to be had in somewhere new and unknown are seemingly never-ending; from museums and art galleries, right through to theme parks and thrill-seeking attractions, every day can be a new experience when you are traveling.
- Travel - Is Travel Insurance Really An Essential? By:-Mark Radcliffe
Any holiday website, hotel reservations website or travel agent will be quick to tell you that travel insurance is an essential for any trip either abroad or in the same country. This 'advice' usually accompanies a hard sell for their in-house insurance, which many people purchase without even thinking about it.
- Travel - Effective Budget Holiday Planning By:-Mark Radcliffe
Saving money is always a bonus, especially if we're trying to plan a holiday. If the purse strings are a little tight at present, here's a few tips on how to get the best deal when it comes to planning a budget holiday:
- Travel - Why Hostels Aren't Just For Students and Backpackers By:-Ron Lovell
When going on vacation, the cost of accommodation while you are away is one of the biggest drains on your budget. It would seem that no matter where you go in the world, hotels are always expensive places to stay - leaving you less money for enjoying yourself and having fun. Yet most of us cling to the concept of hotels as clean, enjoyable places to stay - and book ourselves in despite the cost.
- Travel - Three Unusual Tourist-Friendly Cities in Europe By:-Ron Lovell
When traveling a trip to Europe, certain countries naturally suggest themselves to your itinerary Everyone wants to visit the usual places; Italy, Spain, France, England, Holland and the Czech Republic. All of the aforementioned have a city, tourist attraction or night life that is tempting to any possible tourist.
- Travel - The Benefits of Traveling Solo By:-Mark Radcliffe
When presented with the idea of holidaying alone, many of us will recoil immediately at the idea. Where, we wonder, would the fun be? Or even if the idea does appeal, we worry about the possibility of looking like some kind of 'loser', alone because we have no friends to go on holiday with.