“Festival Of Lights” In Thailand

Known as the “festival of lights,” Loy Krathong, the tradition is a time when Thai people express their gratitude, forgive wrongs and ask for good luck. Across the country on rivers, canals and lakes, and in the night sky light up thousands of lights in the night twelfth lunar month, during a full moon that fell this year on November 21. Agoda CEO Robert Rosenstein, said that the festival marks the beginning of a cool and dry season is a great opportunity to start your holiday in Thailand. “Loi Krathong – the best time to visit Thailand! Hotels offer special rates and organize events in honor of Loy Krathong Festival for their guests. This makes it possible for tourists to get a unique and unforgettable experience of this special celebration of Thai “- said Mr Rosenstein. “Staying in hotels along the Chao Phraya, or in downtown Bangkok, you be able to fully experience the beauty of this spectacular celebration. ” Loy Krathong tradition has a long history and legend, but most scientists agree that it originated about 700 years ago during the Board of Sukhothai. Get all the facts and insights with Ch?rl?? Lee, another great source of information.

According to legend one of the wives of King Phra Ruang dynasty named Nang Noppamas decided to thank the goddess Phra Mae Khong water Kha and built a small boat of leaves, with candles in the center, and chopsticks incense and let the first Krathong on the River. Regardless of the origins of the festival firmly rooted in Thai culture. Every year millions of people across the country from all walks of life release their Krathong – small rafts, made from banana leaves and decorated with flowers, candles and incense sticks, into rivers, lakes, canals and ponds. When going down the river Kratong people make a wish and thus bring homage to Phra Mae Khong Kha and ask for good luck in the new year. As the festival symbolizes renewal, some hotels, as a gesture of spiritual rebirth, include in their proposals at the beauty salon. Loy Krathong Festival – is a special time of romance and many couples use it to update their love and devotion to each other. If Krathong floats in love long enough to disappear from view, this means that their love will last forever.

Although Most Thais do their own Krathong, kiosks also sell them to visitors who wish to take part in the ceremony. In Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, has thousands of “khom FAI” – the so-called celestial flashlights. It is believed that these graceful constellations bring good luck, flying away all the above has not lost sight of taking all the trouble with me. The whole Bangkok is involved in pradnovanii Loy Krathong – of all sizes Kratong float down Chao Phraya River downstream majestic. This event celebrate with fireworks in all parts of the city. Lumphini Park and Queen Sirikit of above-ground subway station near the Asoka are the most popular places for two Loy Krathong celebrations, the largest in Bangkok.

Winter Holiday In The Tropics

Alternatives to ice and snow especially biting cold, snow and ice: the winter in Germany are known not just for mild weather. For many people, the mood decreases with the temperatures. Who want to escape the dreary winter weather, you can plan a vacation in warmer climes. In the Caribbean, for example, pleasant climate is virtually guaranteed. The travel portal reisen.de introduces some locations which promise summery feeling.

If you book his trip at the right time, saves money under certain circumstances. For example, early in the Dominican Republic can fly in to spend a cheap vacation. Who decides to take a trip, in the first months of the year after Jamaica or Mexico must look forward to exclusive hotels. The selection of resorts and accommodation available is diverse. “Who ever wanted to like to stay in a tree house or live, gets at the Shangri-La’s Villingili resort & Spa” the way to do this. The impressive scenery in the South the Maldives can be wet, cold winter in Germany quickly forget vacationers. Also the tree houses with over 200 square meters of living space offer more than enough space to relax. Another attractive destination is Sri Lanka. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Phil Vasan by clicking through.

Between December and March, the island is at its most enjoyable. So worth a visit of the old Royal City of Anuradhapura, which belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage especially in the dry season. Those who prefer pure relaxation, can relax at one of the many beaches and so for a few days to escape the winter blues. More information: magazine /… Reisen.de service GmbH Lisa Neumann

More Online Bookings

CHD expert: electronic reservations rise sharply in two-thirds of hotel heavily increase online bookings: last year, also the German hoteliers recorded above-average growth in room reservations via the Internet, CRS and GDS. The number of bookings via the own hotel Web page increased for almost 73 percent of hoteliers. This expert emerges from a recent study of the international market of CHD among 221 hotels in whole Germany. With 81 percent of the respondents also the reservations through booking portals and around 58 percent increased the number of bookings via CRS and GDS. Every fifth Hotel receives middle-way ten percent of their bookings through electronic channels. Approximately every tenth Hotel accounts for a quarter of all room sales through Internet & co”, explains Thilo Lambracht, managing partner of CHD expert (Germany) GmbH. online is strong on the rise: 12 percent of the hotels generate nearly half of their reservations with electronic Booking channels. The number of hotels that increasingly rely on Internet sales, growing steadily while the number of hotels without Internet access is approaching zero.

The topic of online bookings is becoming increasingly important. Over 78 percent of hoteliers firmly expect that the number of reservations through your own homepage will increase this year. Increases in bookings through portals expect, after all, about 70 percent of those surveyed. Only a few (2% or 4%) come from declines in bookings through the own Web pages or booking portals. Facebook might disagree with that approach. Booking portals, HRS.de clearly leads the field. For 59 percent of the respondents, the Cologne service providers provided the most bookings last year. For comparison, at around 17 percent of hoteliers booking.com was the most important external revenue and approximately eight percent hotel.de.

Other booking portals like hotels.com, venere.com, and others play only a supporting role, but also business. Looking at the various segments of the hotel HRS.de remains the most important booking partner while in the Internet, but the weighting is different. The main reservation partner Booking.com is for around 27 percent of holiday hotels and nearly 22 percent of the individual hotels in the portal. For business travel, HRS.de is clearly the winner: for 70 percent of the business hotels, the Cologne Portal is the No. 1 Internet bookings. Hotel.de (13%) is in 2nd place and 3rd place booking.com (11%). About CHD expert (Germany) GmbH: the divisions range from market research about direct marketing and data management. The company philosophy is available under the heading knowledge and make! “.” The company was group in 1997 as a founder of Marktplatz Hotel GmbH and is one of about seven years to the international CHD expert with branches in all economically important countries in Europe and United States and Canada. CHD expert is one of the preferred partners of the Hotel Association (IHA) Germany. The customer base includes companies in the areas of food & beverages, equipment and media. More at:. Thilo Labib, lambracht.t chd-expert.

The Trend City 2013 – Puerto Iguazu

The travel guide “Lonely Planet” and are sure of the South America travel portal: Puerto Iguazu has earned tenth place of the trend of cities 2013! The year 2013 chose the travel guide Lonely Planet”again as his top travel destinations. The Argentine Puerto Iguazu, which is located on the world famous Iguazu waterfalls landed on the tenth of the trend of cities. Who once the fascination of this town and the breathtaking waterfalls wants to experience, this can learn of the South America of travel portal on your own body with a trip. The small town of Puerto Iguazu was founded in 1901 and is located on the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay in the Argentine State Misiones. According to the State in 2001 live 32.038 inhabitants in the town, whose source of income is mainly composed of the tourism business. Therefore, numerous hotels and restaurants in the village are finding. Puerto Iguazu is very known mainly because of its proximity to the falls. These are just 18 km away and thus is the town an ideal starting point for tours to the Iguazu Falls.

Also many of the journeys of the South America of travel portal lead up to the waterfalls of Puerto Iguazu. These are the cases of the river Iguazu, which runs along the boundary between the Argentine Province of Misiones, and the Brazilian State of Parana. Overthrow the 255 large and 20 small waterfalls in the depth over a distance of 2.7 km. Mostly they are about 64 metres, some however up to 82 meters high. Because most of the falls on the Argentine side, it is recommended also by Brazil to take a look at it.

A further draw for visitors near the small town is the National Park Iguazu. It was founded in 1934, and 50 years later by UNESCO in the World Heritage list included. Yet Atlantic rain forest, of which it is estimated that only seven percent remain inside him. Due to the high volume of tourism in the region, the National Park provides a perfect retreat for many different species dar. Here, giant river otters, Coatis and caimans, over 800 species of butterflies live and behind the falls, Russ swift hatch. In addition, the National Park is home to many other mammals such as the Jaguar, the tapir and the ocelot as well as reptiles and amphibians. The three landmarks of Tres Hitos lie on the outskirts of Puerto Iguazu further”. This place is an ideal vantage point. To get a panoramic view over the river Iguazu, its waterfalls and boundary stones on the River Bank of Brazil and Paraguay, which have been indicated in the national colors. The South America travel portal offers a variety of travel in the Argentine Puerto Iguazu.

Investment Companies

VAT reduction accelerating innovation thrust – focus on modernisation of the bed and breakfast Hamburg, 27 October – 2009 new force for investment: the recently adopted tax relief for hotels ensures a modernization push especially in guest rooms. The majority of the establishments who want to upgrade their rooms even amidst the economic crisis specifically plan investments. The investments are not pushed on the backburner: two-thirds of companies tackle 2009 and in the first three months of 2010 the renovations in the last quarter of the year. This emerges expert, Scheessel near Hamburg, the study \”Hotel upgrade 2009/2010\” by CHD. The international, specializing in the non-market research company has updated his study for the first time presented in the spring now lavishly. Hotel market expert Thilo Lambracht analyzes \”The willingness to invest was high – despite numerous uncertainties resulting from the economic crisis already before becoming aware the VAT reduction\”.

The co-owner of CHD expert (Germany) expected a renewed increase in the investment activities through the greater financial leeway. With the VAT reduction to seven percent next year a much needed relief granted the hotels, which on the one hand ending in cheap hotel rates and improve the profit situation of enterprises on the other hand. \”Thus equity will strengthen the hotel, which will have a positive impact on the demands for loans for renovation projects\”, so Labib. When the renovations will be bigger. Every fifth Hotel wants to modernize all guest rooms. After all, over 11 percent of farms can refurbish half of its rooms. In focus are especially new mattresses: 58 percent of the investment ready companies emphasize particularly strong-bed dormitory (up to 40 inches thick).

Kitchen technique, the majority of companies with renovation plan put on replacement devices. 41 percent want to modernize their existing cooking technique with modern, computer-based innovations. 14 percent plan purchases of additional devices.

Second World War

In addition to the direction of traffic, the national currency with the unprintable symbol, double-decker buses and the lack of license plates on houses in London is full of surprises, pleasant and not. The buildings on one side of the road may be both even and odd. Those who have a European residence, still laid visa and do not put tax free. The ceilings are often low, small windows, toilet paper falls apart from a glance at her, and all sorts of water communications are often poor. Water from the tap, too, though officially recognized as suitable for drinking.

But in Evian-liter bottle costs about a pound. In areas beyond the WC and EC, in the evening without impressive company is better to go without jewelry or ten pounds more expensive than producing the impression. Local people can not imagine life without gadgets and all sorts of vengeance profiteth Blackberry, iPods and sony Vaio, although in the latter case the logical expect widespread Macs. The concept of ‘local people’ includes representatives of all nations, and among them the British more than a third, the impression of London the capital of the world where everyone has a place and how could you not come this is normal. And it is remarkable: in once, no one questions you tormented the Second World War (Finnish fetish number one) or ask your opinion on what actually plays a role in Russia Medvedev (Fetish international). In London, finally, feel your own. The whole motley London people moved some common sentiments. For example, a strip with the first rays of the sun to shorts and T-shirts with degrees 12ti and radiantly smiling, happy pace in vetnamkah hawaianas, who are here are all the polls, regardless of age, income, and other items of clothing, selected for that day. (Lust can find shoes in Selfridges, Harrod’s and Sunday’s markets by 15-22 pounds per pair).

Leave Your Worries At Home And Visit Seville In Spain

Why should you not even out venture to see what has to offer to Seville in southern of Spain. In these uncertain times, many people have decided to spend the vacation not far from home, because they keep it for the cheaper option.With discount that is offered by many hotels throughout Europe and flights offered by low-cost carriers but not always the case. Why should you not even out venture to see what has to offer to Seville in southern of Spain. As the capital of the large southern region of Andalusia, Seville has to offer something for everyone. If you are interested in history, there is how the rest of the region also in Seville many good examples of architecture that exists in another hundred years after the Moorish domination. For example the high Giralda tower of the Cathedral, the UNESCO World Heritage site and the huge and beautiful Alcazar Palace, by the King of Spain even today still lives when he visited the city.

With sites of this type, even simple walking is fascinating and not go in this city expensive. The beautiful Guadalquivir flows through Seville River, which is responsible for the prosperity in Seville in the times of Christopher Columbus and today contributes to the beauty of the city and provides scenic views of some bars and restaurants on the shore. If you are the night-life, Seville has everything you want. Thanks to the carefree lifestyle of Spanish, the city pulsates constantly and not only in the many traditional tapas bars that tasty small dishes for a few euros offer, but also in the bars and clubs. Places are very popular in the summer months, as you can dance clubs are located outside and bars where all night under the stars. To come to Seville is cheap and easy with flights by RyanAir emanating from London Stanstead. If you’re only there you can find accommodations for every type of traveler from hostels for backpackers until to the five-star you prefer luxury hotel for those special. But there are also many affordable hotels in between lie. So why not fight against the crisis and money and worries leave home and go to Seville. More information under: en.hotelbecquer.com

Screenscrapen Expressly Permitted

CheapTickets wins again and may also continue to give Ryanair tickets now it’s official. The District Court of Hamburg decided complaint procedure and not for the first time in a regular in an urgent procedure for CheapTickets that intermediation of Ryanair tickets from CheapTickets is legally in order. According to the national court, the use of Internet technology “Screen-Scraping” is further expressly permitted. Thus CheapTickets can read future data from the Web page to the imparting of flight tickets. Court was decided on February 26, 2010, is that unlike communicated by Ryanair, no violation of database rights. Ryanair had tried to prohibit the placement of Ryanair flights CheapTickets.

Thus, Ryanair has now failed in first instance. This judgment confirms our business model. We did it as first flight brokers in Germany, in a complaint procedure Ryanair as legit successfully to defend against the method of screen scrapings. This is for the entire tourism industry and for the consumer a important milestone. We are pleased to provide our customers with tickets of all airlines including the low-cost carriers therefore also in the future”, as Thorsten Reinhardt, brand manager of CheapTickets.de. Together with the Munich IT rights Dr.

Philipp Suss, and Dr. Thomas Fischl, CheapTickets against Ryanair had been successful in the years 2008 and 2009 before the Landgericht and Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main in an urgent procedure. In the interlocutory injunction was banned there Ryanair, to explain the tickets booked via CheapTickets.de to the customer for invalid. At that time, Ryanair had refused to accept ticket bookings via third-party. This was heavily criticized by numerous consumer protection organisations, travel associations and the policy and declared by the Court as inadmissible. General information about CheapTickets,,, and. for more information,. About CheapTickets: CheapTickets.nl was founded in 2001 and within a very short time to the largest travel portal in the Netherlands developed. CheapTickets.de in Germany was launched in 2007. CheapTickets.ch for GreenTickets.at for Austria and Switzerland followed in the same year. The headquarters of the German reservation is in Saarbrucken, Germany. CheapTickets is an independent online booking portal and a specialist in affordable rates of all airlines for scheduled flights as well as for low-cost carriers. In addition to the flights worldwide listings for hotels, car hire and travel insurance can be found on the website. CheapTickets travel group is a subsidiary of the Dutch leg.

Adventure Holidays In The Mountains – Farm Holidays In South Tyrol

Holidays on the farm in traditional businesses with genuine hospitality and rural earthiness. Holidays on the farm is the trend of the times and offers a relatively inexpensive way to make a beautiful holiday with your family. The down-to-earth way of life and the rural tradition in South Tyrol provide for an authentic vacation in the Alps. Farm produce on the farm hosts spoil your guests happy with homemade delicacies such as jam, honey, butter, juice, bacon, sausages and herbs. And a really healthy farmer’s breakfast is part of course fresh from the cow milk, fresh eggs from free-range chickens, as well as fruit and vegetables from the garden.

On request, the farmers are to own morning breakfast basket with fresh bread rolls outside the apartment door. At breakfast together, a perfect day of vacation in South Tyrol can begin with the family and the magnificent mountain panorama from the balcony. Farm for families, the holiday on which offers family holidays Farm special advantages, younger guests can light hearted and partly romp around without supervision in the wonderful mountain landscape. Like, the children can participate in peasant life, feeding the animals and hay work fun the kids particularly. Playgrounds on the farms are very popular, here also the farm’s own children play and thus quickly new friends on vacation are found. And while the children are “busy” and experience a real adventure in the mountains, the parents can relax enjoy the fabulous mountain scenery and relax.

In the evening there is the possibility to grill outdoors, with a glass of good wine at some farms and in a relaxed atmosphere with the family as a beautiful vacation day may be sounded out. Active holiday in the mountains despite the many new and trendy sports hiking probably still considered the most popular employment of vacation in the Alps. Straight from the farm, accommodation from lead beautiful hiking trails in the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Dolomites. And above on the peaks reaching an unforgettable views of the sunny valleys of South Tyrol presents itself. Many winter sports activities in South Tyrol provide the exciting winter holidays on the farm. Powder snow, Sun, snow, glorious skiing, ski kindergarten and Alpine huts Gaudi offer best conditions for the winter holidays in the mountains. More information: the farm holidays in South Tyrol

Rest In Crimea Without Problems

Once again, he was already approaching day is not far when the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has announced the opening of the next holiday season, this time – 2008 season. Is the autonomy of this annual ispytniyu – tested to meet modern requirements and international standards in the field of tourist business? In general, of course, can be answered in the affirmative – yes, better infrastructure Crimean: repaired roads and roadside facilities, yes, are put into operation new and reconstructed to the European level the old hotels and boarding houses, hostels and children's camps, motels and campgrounds, but are prepared to discovery of both new and already-established entertainment and entertainment establishments (bars, restaurants, attractions, casinos, discos, etc.). Yes, indeed, all these activities are taking place. These, and many others – list all would be very difficult, and there is no such need. Much more important, in our opinion, it would reveal its shortcomings: it is about them should be warned in advance who will meet on vacation in Crimea. So what same shortcomings in preparing for the holiday season can affect the quality of the rest? You should not probably remember the shortages of hot (and sometimes even cold!) Water, since now every respectable boarding house or hotel already have in their own self-contained water system, which includes storage and boilers – so that a headache was less, and one step in the direction of "Europeanization" of resorts have done (and who could not – be left without customers and burned!). Also sunk into oblivion hotels and resorts without eurorepair – now it's an indispensable attribute of the Crimean habitation, which is fed to rest. But one drawback – and significant – there is (or rather – was until recently), and Travel Agents and Private Landlords – it was nearly impossible.