Archive | September, 2011

The Top Five Exotic Travel Destinations Least Touched by Man

When one attempts to “get away from it all” one often finds that the task is a lot easier said than done. In fact the definition of “it all” probably varies from person to person. But if you mean “it all” quite literally, then of course you mean you want to vacate from civilization as fast as possible. Unfortunately mankind has left its imprint on just about every beautiful location on Earth. With that said, there linger a few opportunities to witness the world as it once was before the arrival of people. The following are five places you can still count on to provide you and yours with an authentic natural travel experience:

Seychelles

Located amidst a sequence of 115 archipelago islands in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is 50% natural preserve. That means half the country is off limits to the influences of human industry, commercialization, and residency. Seychelles also features 305 miles of paradise-grade beaches, providing visitors with a classic tropical experience. Continue Reading

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2011 Golden Backpack Awards : Celebrating The Best In Adventure Travel, Transport & Tours

The UK version of the Golden Backpack Awards has finally arrived. Taking place on 12 October 2011 at the spectacular Shaka Zulu in London, the gala evening event will honour excellence in travel. The inaugural awards will recognise tour operators, airlines, accommodation and transport providers who have shown outstanding commitment to the adventure and youth travel market.

The nominees include an exciting line up of over 35 companies from well-known names such as British Airways, Contiki, Intrepid Travel and Thomas Cook to smaller niche companies and industry newcomers such as Wicked Campers and Balkan Road Trip. The 19 award categories range from Best Tour Operator and Best Tour Itinerary to Best Festival Tour Operator and are being judged by TNT readers via a two-month online campaign at www.tntmagazine.com.

For further information on the event visit: www.tnttravelawards.com

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United States, UK and Japan are Named Top Travel Destinations in Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey 2011

The United States, United Kingdom and Japan have been voted the top global travel destinations among 11,620 respondents from 23 countries and territories around the world, according to the Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey 2011.

One in five (20 percent) respondents surveyed said they are likely to travel to the United States for leisure in the next two years. The United Kingdom followed closely behind in second place with 19 percent, followed by Japan (16 percent) and France and Italy (both 15 percent).

Other key findings from the survey include:

  • Travel Spend
    • Global average spend for the last trip taken by respondents was US$1,481, and this is expected to increase to an average of US$1,895 on their next trip.
    • Highest spenders were respondents from Australia who spent an average of US$3,636 on their last trip, followed by the Saudi Arabian (US$3129) and Egyptian (US$3072) travelers.
  • The availability of good deals (70 percent), natural scenery (69 percent), political stability and good weather (both 66 percent), and new destinations (65 percent) emerged as top factors that influence travelers’ choice of destinations.
  • On average, respondents are planning to make four international trips in the next two years, with 11 percent more respondents intending to travel in the next two years, compared with the last two years.

 

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What is the best beach destination in Asia?

Im traveling in the next couple of months with my fiance and I am not yet decided where to go but I really want to go to the beach.

Do you have a specific recommendation as to the best beach in Asia?

I dont care about the cost and how far the location is, I just want a really relaxing environment and a place that is not that crowded.

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