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Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Luggage

You have booked your cheap flight and decided on the airline company to travel by to your next destination. However, although luggage is included in most airplane tickets terms and conditions, you should first drop a glance at these tips and tricks for your perfect luggage. First tip is to keep your most valuable belongings with you in the plane. Then, take only small bottles with you in the plane, you are only allowed bottles containing under 100 ml of liquid. Toiletries, should, however, be kept in clear plastic bags. The following tip for the perfect luggage is clothing. For women might be rather complicated to choose from many items of clothing but you should consider well the local temperature. If you plan to go to the beach, then you should not make the same luggage for that. Shoes are more easily to be transported if they are filled with socks. Before the departure, is important to keep in mind everything what you might need to buy from there and what are the other terms and conditions at departure and arrival in the destination airport. If you have not booked any hotel room, then go to a tourist information, which might help you find the right room at good rates.

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Perfect Luggage - Source mzv.cz

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Essential Steps in Planning Your Ideal Vacation

It is summer and most of us have already booked their vacation. Romantic vacation or not, booked in advance or not, everyone seeks for the best rates of accommodation in top hotels, best flight ticket prices, best weather, sightseeings, last minute vacation deals and so on. But how many of us do really know how to book a holiday for them or for the entire family, without skipping any important point and in the end saving some money? Due to the difficult period the world is getting through, cutting expenses is considerable for many also in matter of traveling. Below our travel experts have considered the best tips in booking your ideal holiday based on travelers’ experience before, during and after returning from their vacation.

Romantic Ideal Holiday
Romantic Ideal Holiday

1. Choose what fits you best – an adventurous vacation, maybe a relaxing or rather a romantic journey? This is the most important step you have to take into account before thinking of any destination. Make a full research.

2. Who do you go with in your trip – your boyfriend or girlfriend, your wife or husband, your entire family or maybe you are single. No problem, there are many traveling agencies that include singles in their itineraries for this purpose, to join others who are single as well and can meet their soulmate.

3. What follows next is the amount of money you have at your disposal and afford to spend. It is important to have the amount cash before your eyes. It is important to have also an additional amount of money in case of high emergencies, such as missing the plane flight or any unfortunate accidents.
The Ideal Holiday
The Ideal Holiday

4. What is your top destination on your list? Beware of the legislation in that country? Do you need a passport or an I.D.? Or maybe both. What other documents do you need to have with you?

5. Make a list of the items you want to take with you and revise it twice before your departure. It might cost you more if you buy the forgotten-at-home ones from the shops at the destination. Moreover, check the luggage policies of the airline company you are flying with. Exceeding the limit of kg usually costs you a lot.

6. It is very important to book in advance, this if it’s not a special occasion and you have to depart in few days time. If this is not the case for you now, then remember, you can save up to 70% if you book your holiday some months before setting off. What do you think? It really worths it. And especially because you have the possibility to choose from a wide range of hotels and airline companies. It is recommended to book your flight tickets immediately as the airline companies start selling them and it is advisable to buy them online. If you choose to go by car, then there is no problem if you take into account the most easiest routes and the price of gasoline. You can find the best guaranteed rates of accommodation here or in the form below.

7. After having settled everything, talk to a close friend or neighbour to watch your home, not to be the victim of robbery.

8. One or two days before setting off call all the companies where you have made a previous booking in order to confirm your seat or arrival the following days.
Best Rates of Accommodation
Best Rates of Accommodation

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Save an Average of 41% on Your Short City Break Hotel

If you’re looking to admire Barcelona’s outstanding architecture or setting off to enjoy a romantic weekend in Venice, you’ll be astounded to find that you can save considerably just by booking within 5 miles of the centre, compared to a booking a hotel in the centre itself. The weekend city break has been increasingly popular for general holidaymakers, and research by travelsupermarket.com has shown that the city breaker can save on average a staggering 41% (around £53 per room per night) on accommodation costs by booking comparable hotels a mere 5 miles from the centre.

Taking a Parisian short break can see the average rise to 48%. And by adventuring 5 miles out of the romantic capital you could even get yourself a 4 star hotel rather than a 1 star for a depreciated amount. The 4 star Golden Tulip Paris – Porte de St Cloud is offering a standard double room for a mere £100 per night, while the 1 star central Le Petite Belloy Saint Germain, is offering a similar room during the same date for £132 per night.
Paris isn’t the only isolated example, the research shows the same story with 4 other major European cities, including Venice, Barcelona, Madrid and London. Where in terms of London, you can book yourself a 3 star hotel for around 60% cheaper a little further a field, with a potential saving of £94 per room per night.

While booking your accommodation, be sure to keep away from popular stadiums and business areas such as La Defense in Paris and London’s Canary Wharf. Their popularity is reflected in the price. The misconception we have that booking a little further out would place you too far from all the major sites and attractions is largely unfounded. All the hotels within the research were well within a mile of either a bus or metro station, allowing ease of access to the heart of each city via public transport.

Bus or metro ticket prices will vary depending on whether you are visiting during peak or off peak times, however weekends usually fall within the off peak time for public transport in the majority of cities. The prices are also dependent on the city you visit and your age, with children and elderly people usually paying less. Individual tickets are available, although if you wish to make use of all the systems, including buses, undergrounds, trains and in terms of Venice, the waterbuses, you could opt for a travel or day card.

The savings that can be made on your accommodation will easily offset the price of a travel card. Taking a stay in the English capital for example, a hotel 5 miles out of the centre of London will generally put you within zone 3 on the tube map. An off peak travel card for an adult will cost £6.30 for a day. With this you’ll be getting full access to London’s public transport system in zones 1 to 4.
By taking the most costly scenario with an adult couple wishing to spend the weekend in London, the daily travel costs would amount to £12.60 (£25.20 for the weekend). Compare this to the average saving of £53 per room per night, that’s still a staggering saving of £81 over the weekend, or £40.40 a day, by staying within zones 3 or 4 rather than zone 1.

Some travel cards also come with additional benefits, such as the London travel card, which allows for 2 for 1 entry to some of the more popular attractions and sites, such as the London Eye and Tower. This can potentially save you even more on your city break. Be sure to check terms and conditions in order to see if you can benefit from such promotions.

Top tips for weekend break hotel savings:
• Search for hotels outside of the centre, looking for hotels only 5 miles out will give you a significant reduction in the costs.
• Stay clear of accommodation near business areas and stadiums.
• Stay in hotels that are near bus or metro stations.
• Sum up the value of travel cards, and see if any come with promotional offers to help you save even more money during your break.

Guest post contributed by Michael Wade of the weekend breaks team at travelsupermarket.com.
Research by travelsupermarket.com correct on 14/06/2010
Based on the dates of: 16th-18th July (Friday and Saturday night). 2 adults, 1 double room, room only.
Prices per room per night.
Data compiled on 5 cities of London, Venice, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona