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Exotic Mauritius – Land Package 4nt Mauritius
Package ID: INTLMAU5D4N00021
Validity: 01st Sep. 2016 – 30th Sep. 2016
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Description:
Places like Mauritius are not of this world. But don’t just believe what we are saying. Take this short trip to the island and you’ll know why we said what we said. Soak up some sun and enjoy a drink until time comes to a complete standstill and you find yourself relaxed and joyous like never before. And when you feel like you are there, break loose and enjoy a plethora of activities in store. From scuba diving to sailing to sightseeing, this amazing holiday to Mauritius is a perfect blend of laidback relaxed moments and some foot-tapping fun!

Features/Cost Includes:

  • Meet & Assist at the Airport
  • Return Airport transfers on SIC basis
  • 04 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner at Hotel / Resort (excluding drinks)
  • Full Day Ile Aux Cerfs Tour with speedboat transfers on SIC basis
  • Full Day North Tour on SIC basis
  • Full Day South Tour on SIC basis
  • Honeymoon Inclusions / Freebies as per Hotel/Resort

Tour Descriptions:

South Tour:
After breakfast drive to Curepipe to the spectacular crater “Trou aux Cerfs” where one enjoys the extensive view of the island. Few minutes away there is Floreal a destination which includes a textile museum/ shopping centers/ cafe/ 12 duty free boutiques/Ship model factory-shops. Then you proceed to discover the unspoilt beauty of the forest where flows a sacred lake, the “Grand Bassin” (Ganga Talao) a place for pilgrimage. Enjoy the magnificent view of Black River Gorge on the way to Chamarel, the place where the seven colour earth is found. Return back to hotel.

Ile Aux Cerfs (East Tour):
After breakfast leave for full day excursion to Ile aux cerfs Island. A speed boat will take you to an ideal place for sea lovers, which offers crystal clear water, fine golden sand and sparkling sunshine all fringed by “Filao” trees. Return back to hotel. Tip: Please carry swimming suits, towel & sun screen lotion.

North Tour:
After breakfast proceed for Port Louis/ view of the Citadel/ Champ de Mars/ Government House/ Harbour /Shopping in the local market. Drive through the city centre to reach “Caudan Waterfront” a commercial landmark of shops, restaurants, Craft market etc.

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On beach holiday, desis high on intimacy with strangers

MUMBAI: After Singaporeans, it is Indians who are apparently most likely to indulge in intimacy with complete strangers on a beach holiday, a global survey done by an online travel portal has revealed. The recent survey threw up other improbable findings as well, the most striking being that Indians topped the list of global travelers opting for a sun-and-sand vacation—as many as 95% said they were likely to take a beach holiday this year.

“Eighteen per cent of Indian and 20% of Singaporean respondents said that intimacy with strangers is among the ways in which they typically indulge themselves on beach vacations,” the survey, an analysis of the behaviour and preferences among beachgoers in Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia, said. That’s not all. Twenty per cent Indian respondents—26% men and 3% women—said they have gone topless on beaches. Four per cent said they have gone nude, while 11% have done both.

The survey was conducted online across Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America among 8,606 respondents in 21 countries, including the US, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Brazil, South Korea, Japan and Australia. The highest number of respondents were from Canada (1,285), while in India the survey covered 485 people.

Among the interesting revelations was the coming of age of the Indian traveller—they now prefer to do their own research, check out reviews, blogs and social media while planning their vacation. They plan a beach holiday months in advance, contrary to the popular perception that Indians are last-minute travellers. They literally work towards the holiday by going on diets and going in for makeovers and shopping to get into that swimsuit.

Twenty six per cent respondents said they had postponed their beach vacation from less than one month to more than a year to get into shape. The trend was led by south Indians (28%) followed by Delhiites (27%) and Mumbaikars (23%). It is not surprising as 56% of Indians surveyed said they buy a new beach outfit for their vacation.

Another interesting finding is that the fair skin-obsessed country values a tan, perhaps aping the West. However, Indians do not get their tan on the beach. Rather, they start their beach holiday with a tanned body. “Forty six per cent Delhiites get tanned before their beach vacation. The national average is 27%.”

Indians were also are among the most fun-loving people when on vacation, with the highest percentage of any nationality being involved in various activities such as spa (47%), playing volleyball (43%), water sports (52%) and running (65%). India has the second highest percentage of shopping lovers on vacation (76%), behind Singapore (78%). The country stands third when it comes to enjoying nightlife and dancing (51%). The trend is led by Brazilians (64%) and Mexicans (57%).

Malaysians, at 68%, were the most likely to share their beach photos on social networking sites, while 57% Indians said they do the same. “About 54% of Indians email/text photos to family/friends, followed by South Koreans at 51% and Americans at 47%. Indians (34%) also blog about their experience, sharing photos/videos, a trend led by South Koreans with 39%,” the survey said.

The Expedia Flip Flop Report 2013 was conducted online by Harris Interactive from April 19 to May 15. Vikram Malhi, general manager, South and South East Asia, Expedia, said, “The survey shows a clear evolution of the Indian traveller with respect to planning and booking behaviour. Their reliance on third party reviews when choosing a holiday destination has increased. Indians topped in consulting traveller reviews (62%), travel guidebooks (58%), travel magazines/ TV shows (54%) and were second in consulting social media (42%), news stories (42%) and travel blogs (47%).”

In fact, nearly nine in ten (89%) vacationers who travelled or plan to travel internationally felt it was important to learn the local culture and history of their international beach vacation destinations, he said.

Source: The Times of India


RV Travel Fun In Portland, Oregon

It is usually a good thing to begin an RV trip into Oregon at Portland, Oregon’s largest city. From here, it is easy to connect to highways that reach east, central, southern and coastal Oregon. If you are planning to stay at any National or State Parks or Monuments, you will have to make reservations in advance, sometimes a year in advance.

Portland Car Rental Travel To Portland

RV’s are not easy to drive into Portland itself. The highways have lots of curves and multiple bridges, some of which don’t allow RV’s on them. A good place to stay in this are is the Jantzen Beach RV Park. From this park it is an easy drive to the MAX train station which you can take into Portland.

From Portland which is a the northern part of the state, you can easily drive down by the coast until you reach Eureka in California. The northern area around Astoria does not have any RV parks with ocean views. If your rig is not too tall you can stay in the Cannon Beach RV park which is a short walk to the beach. Cities as you go down the coast that have RV parks by the beach include Lincoln City, Newport and Waldport.

Six miles south of Yachats is a great RV park, but this will run you about $60 a night. If you can afford it, this RV park is worth a stay. Going on down the coast, there are RV parks by the beach in Winchester Bay, Coos Bay, Gold Beach and Brookings. As you enter California, there is a beach front part in Cresent City for you to begin your stay in a new state. From Crescent City, you can easily take in Redwood State Park. These redwoods are not to be missed. The RV sites listed here are all a short drive from Highway 101.

From Crescent City you can easily head off to Crater Lake National Park, Oregon’s only National Park. This park is definitely worth a trip. You can also stay at an RV in Bend, which is not that far away from the park. Staying two days in Bend will allow you to see the sites of the Bend area and the National Park as well. From there, you can continue north and cross the Columbia River gorge area which is breathtaking. It is a short drive from here to visit Mount St. Helen. This is in Washington, but this area has much more to do for a family than Mount Rainier, which offers only hiking.

From here, it is easy to return to Portland. You can end your trip here, or visit other places in Oregon. It is a short trip into the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s agricultural area. This area is simply beautiful to drive through with its wooden bridges and green valleys. The area has many vineyards and wineries as well. This trip can be done in a day.

Some other places to fit into your agenda are the Mount Hood area which has spectacular views, skiing in season, and spectacular waterfalls. The high desert area of Oregon features numerous golf courses and rivers to fish. If you want to see the painted desert in Eastern Oregon, there are several places you should plan to visit. One is the Baker City area where you can still see the wagon ruts left by the pioneers. The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center should not be missed. In Kimberly, you can visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This is a large park with several areas and mueseums to visit. These areas offer RV campsites along the route.

If you plan to head home from Portland, along Highway 5 to California, you can also plan to visit Salem, the state capital and Ashland where Oregon’s Shakespeare Festival runs all spring and summer. There is simply so much to see in Oregon, it is hard to decide how to see it all.

Source: Article Base


Drinking banned on Goa’s beaches

PANAJI: Persons carrying liquor glass bottles and drinking on Goa’s beaches will soon be history as the state tourism department has directed the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) not to allow anybody to step on the beach with alcohol or glass bottles.

Persons carrying liquor glass bottles and drinking on Goa's beaches will soon be history as the state tourism department has directed the Indian Reserve Battalion not to allow anybody to step on the beach with alcohol.

During the fortnightly meeting between tourism department and IRB, the decision to ban liquor and bottles on beaches was conveyed to IRB staff.

IRB has been deployed on the Goa beaches to provide round the clock security.

“Implementation of this has begun,” a senior tourism department official told TOI. The official also said the department received complaints that tourists are being injured after stepping on broken liquor bottles on the beaches.

Locals who picnic on the beaches will also be affected by this order as they will no longer be able to take alcoholic drinks with them.

Through this decision tourism department wants to stop tourists drinking on beaches and the breaking of bottles on beach by drunken tourists.

The official also said that the rise in crimes against women across the country led to this decision. “To prevent eve teasing incidents on Goan beaches we have taken this step,” the official said.

People can now only drink at licensed premises where liquor is served. This includes shacks and hotels. “Domestic tourists coming to Goa, buy liquor in bulk from wholesale stores and enter beaches with snacks which is one of the reasons for littering on beaches. This will also help to keep beaches clean,” the official said.

The tourism official said IRB has been instructed to first politely request people not to take liquor bottles to beaches, and consume alcohol in licensed premises. If the people refuse then IRB officers have been asked to take the bottles away from the tourists.

Source: The Times of India


No talk of shutdown: Kingfisher

MUMBAI: Trying to scotch speculation of a shutdown, cash-strapped Kingfisher on Sunday said it was in talks with tax authorities to get the accounts of the airlines un-frozen and asked its pilots, skipping flying duties, to fall in line.

But pilots protesting delay in payment of salaries claimed that Kingfisher CEO Sanjay Aggarwalhad warned them during a meeting on Thursday that the extreme step could be resorted to, indicating the airlines’ closure, if they don’t resume duties.


“Sanjay Aggarwal met with a group of pilots to appeal to them not to stay away from flying duties which would potentially affect the operating schedule. At no time was there any suggestion that Kingfisher Airlines would shut down,” a statement by Prakash Mirpuri, vice-president, corporate communications of the airlines, said.

“We are trying our very best to cooperate with the tax authorities and get our accounts un-frozen at the earliest so that normalcy could be restored, employee salaries paid and further aircraft recoveries started,” he said.

A different version of the meeting was given by the pilots.

“If you want to fly, you fly and if you dont want to fly, you are free to do so. Otherwise, we will have to think of the extreme option (of completely closing),” the pilots quoted Aggarwal as having told them.

Aggarwal also told the delegation he cannot commit anything before March 10, a pilot, who was part of the delegation, said.

The development comes on the heels of the service tax department freezing as many as 40 bank accounts of Kingfisher Airlines for non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 40 crore.

Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh has indicated that flight license could be temporarily suspended, instead of being cancelled, to give the airline a chance to resume operations once it sorts out its problems.

The aviation regulater DGCA has already warned Kingfisher that its financial problems should not impinge on safety.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/No-talk-of-shutdown-Kingfisher/articleshow/12135055.cms