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Travel Tip Tuesday – Cultural Differences

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Cultural Differences

Visiting different areas of the world is an incredible way to broaden your horizons and appreciate this world in an entirely new light. However, leaving your comfort zone to go explore unknown locations can understandably be unnerving. It’s not uncommon for travelers to experience some degree of culture shock during their trip. Such examples include how people greet one another, the language, the adequacy of the restrooms and accommodations, the type of cuisine, facial expressions, currency, mannerisms, the Embracing list goes on and on.

Hit The Books

Researching your destination in advance is the key to a comfortable, enjoyable journey wherever you end up going. The internet is your best resource for finding information that you need. Reading books or even watching certain television shows will also help you feel more prepared. Keep in mind that most of the world expects a certain amount of naivety from travelers, so don’t worry about trying to know everything beforehand. For example, it is not customary to tip in Japan, eat in public transportation in Singapore, or eat with your hands in Chile, the locals are likely to quickly forgive such cultural faux pas since it’s understood that their social norms are new to you. Focus on learning the basics for everyday social interaction.

Enjoy Yourself

Bear in mind that wherever you touch down, most locals are likely to be welcoming and thrilled that you decided to make their homeland your getaway destination of choice. Provided you share a common language, talk to them, share stories, share food, learn about their humor and way of life, and teach them the same in return. Move outside major tourist areas to find real, genuine locals to truly immerse yourself in the culture and learn new things.

Keep Top Of Mind

  • Sitting with legs crossed is common in North America and some European countries, but showing the sole of your shoe to another person is considered disrespectful in Asia and the Middle East.
  • Bargaining is often an expected part of transactions abroad. Learn to haggle and demand better prices.
  • Showing the peace sign in the United States is the equivalent of giving someone the finger in the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. Just remember that this only applies should your palm be facing you. If your palm is facing outwards then you’re in the clear.
  • The “a-okay” hand symbol is equivalent to giving the finger in Brazil.
  • In Morocco it is considered impolite to see someone you know, say “hi”, and keep walking. Be prepared to chat for a while about family, children, health, etc.

Experiencing new foods, sights, and ways of doing things is one of the best parts of travel, but can be hard to adjust to if you don’t travel often. By using these tips as a guideline, you can better organize and prepare for your trip. Stay tuned to Travel Tip Tuesdays for more in-depth information about the best way to travel.

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Travel Tip Tuesday – Ferris Wheels

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High Roller
Las Vegas, Nevada
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller is the world’s largest observation wheel with 28 transparent pods holding 40 passengers each.

Singapore Flyer

Singapore

Standing at a stunning 541 feet from the ground, the Singapore Flyer offers you breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay and beyond.

Star Of Nanchang

Nanchang, China

The Star Of Nanchang looks like a huge dazzling clock at night since it is adorned with 7,000 LED lights.

London Eye

London, England

Also known as the Millennium Wheel, the London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.

Orlando Eye

Orlando, Florida

Each capsule contains Apple iPads allowing you to learn about the landmarks and surroundings in several languages and see beyond what the eye can see.

Melbourne Star

Docklands, Australia

Whether you know and love Melbourne, or are a first-time visitor to the cultural capital, the Melbourne Star is a spectacular way to get your bearings.

Tianjin Eye

Tianjin, China

The Tianjin Eye is a 394 foot tall Ferris wheel built on the Yongle Bridge over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. It is the only such wheel to have been constructed over a bridge.

Mickey’s Fun Wheel

Anaheim, California

Mickey’s Fun Wheel offers two different ride experiences: swinging or stationary gondola.
 

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Think of your ideal wedding day — you and that special person will finally become one, but what would it take to make the day even more special? Nobody knows what you want like you do, but we have an idea: how about something fun and memorable?

Carnival makes fun and memorable happen every time someone cruises with us, so just imagine what we can do for your wedding!

The location is up you — your ideal wedding spot just may be aboard a Carnival ship, or perhaps one of the scenic island destinations we sail to. Imagine wedding photos with a blue sea-sky background or white-sand beach behind you… and a gentle sea breeze in your hair, of course. Whichever you prefer, you’ll have a wedding unlike any back home, not to mention one that’s hassle-free thanks to our experienced and attentive staff.

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Why Using Snapchat Is A Great Idea For The Business Owner?

1. Growing social platform- it is not saturated by Snapchat travel agents or travelers.

2. Over 8 billion videos are being downloaded every day by Snapchatters

3.  Pave your way on a social platform that is hungry to see and hear interesting stories

4.  You can personally engage with your fans and potential fans

5.  Tell audience about your event, travel tips, travels create geofilters, stickers, drawings and more to add flavor

6.  Show behind-the-scenes look at the world’s best cities, festivals and activities 

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Cruise Discounts

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Many travel operators offers discounts on the whole trip, including the flights, hotels and in some cases the transport.

Most times a lot of the tips for getting cheap flights will be the same as they are for package

deals. 

Why offer package deals?
1.  Travel operators buy a certain number of flights and hotel rooms which they then try and sell throughout the year. 

2.  Last minute package holidays are readily available if you are not fussy about destination and can
wait until the very last minute. 

3.  Optional extras are big business for package tour operators and they will often make most of their profit from these extras such as insurance, excursions and transport at your destination. Whilst these will often be available elsewhere cheaper, you may find that purchasing these from your package holiday operator will allow you to negotiate a discount on your holiday.
You may even be able to get a ‘free’ extra if you agree to book on the spot.

4.  Accommodation is not the expensive part of the package and you will sometimes find that a package holiday to a particular destination will end up as a cheaper alternative to trying to book flights on their own. Last minute package deals are
often so cheap that you can take the point of view that even if you hate the accommodation you
can always phone around for your chosen hotel. 

 

How to find adventure deal packages?

 Word of mouth is invaluable when you are considering going off the beaten track. 

 Get hold of a couple of guidebooks on the areas that you are considering. 

 Look at message boards online. The internet is a superb resource and will allow you to contact
many people who have first hand experience of your destination.
 If you are going on a guided tour once you reach your destination, make sure that you get
everything straight before you depart.  Agree a price before you leave as you will be in a much weaker
position once you are halfway up a mountain!

 

 

Cruise Bargains


Very few people ever pay the full brochure price for a cruise. This is a fact, so getting a discount
from the advertised prices should be relatively easy. 

On a cruise you are stuck on it for the duration of the cruise so make sure you read reviews, consider what others said about the cruise ship and talk to a reputable travel agent. 

Look for cruise discounts online or ask your travel agent. 

Some cruise lines offer last minute bargains 

When it comes to cruising, finding a specialist travel agent will normally be a good move. Contact suitable looking agents and ask to be put on their mailing list. I f you are interested in a specific line or destination make this known to them.

Remember to ask the agent for the best deals.

Another thing to bear in mind is that children often pay full adult price on cruises if they are
taking a full adult berth.

Cruise Rewards

1.  Cruise lines like to keep their customers and many lines will offer you incentives to book for the following year when you are onboard.

2.  Onboard credit for booking with certain cruises -which will mean that you get the benefit of your early booking next year.

3. Loyalty programs, so inquire about these on board, too.

4.  Military discounts

5.  Group discounts 

6.  Travel credit card point reward program offer cash off of your next travel trip 

7.  Travel membership clubs offer deals and often guarantee lower prices than you can find anywhere

 

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Save Money On Cruises With These Smart Traveling Tips

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There is more to travel than just jumping on a cruise.  Cruises can prove to be an exciting experience.

There are many things to see and do on a cruise, so plan appropriately. Do you have what it takes? No matter how good of a planner you are, you should find something in this article to help you.

Booking cruises online is like one-stop shopping for vacation planning.

Look  for sites that offer sample itineraries for your convenience.  

Look for sites that offer comparison pricing and/or various packages. 

You can book everything you need for your trip, from rental cars to flights to hotel rooms, all from the comfort of your computer.

One of the best parts is the fact that you can read reviews from many sources.

These websites also include special deals when your flight and hotel are booked together in a single package.

They also offer discounts when vacancy is high or when you are traveling at the last minute.

More Savings:

1.  Look for credit cards that offer bonus millage points for traveling

2.  Look for cards that offer special travel bonuses for putting trips on the card

3.  Search for travel companies offering travel  bonuses for signing up 

4.  Travel membership companies offering savings on vacations car rental, hotel, cruises and give reward points for traveling

5.  Travel membership companies offering reward points for referrals and guarantee lowest prices for traveling as a member

 It is customary to give gratuities or tips to any staff that makes your stay easier.

Gratuities can be included in your package or paid on-board.

You should give about a dollar per bag and 2 to 5 dollars per day of housekeeping

if you want to leave extra at the end of your stay.   

Always carry an updated color photo of your child with you.

This will come in handy if they are ever lost. Losing your child is a scary situation.

Sometimes these kinds of things happen.

Keeping a picture with of your child with you in the event they become separated from you will help to locate them more easily than just a description will. 

Look for a hotel that offers free parking and stay the night before leaving from a port city, on a cruise.

You can check with staff at the hotel for unpublished parking deals. 

Before you go on a trip, ensure that you have copies of your important papers.

Keep the copies of vital documents in a location separate from the ones you are taking with you on the trip. Leave another set of copies with someone you trust in case something happens to your copies. 

Attach a label with your name and contact information to your luggage and place another one on the inside.

This way, even if your luggage gets lost and external tags are detached, your luggage may still find you.

Placing labels on the interior of your bag can help to ensure that you will get your belongings back, regardless of how long they are out of sight. 

You can obtain local currency on-board ship for the port calls activities and shopping,  I

f you want to hit the ground running on your next vacation, be sure to take some of the local currency with you. 

You might find it difficult to exchange the currency if you need it after business hours.

You can also visit a major bank and get some foreign currency before you even start your trip. 

Leave all unnecessary valuables at home. An excess of valuables will make you an obvious target for theft. 

Keep track of your important belongings when traveling.

When carrying a purse, make sure you keep it tucked under your arm.

Avoid bags with easy-access zippers that can be easily accessed by someone other than yourself.

Carefully evaluate your bags for security risks when choosing one for traveling.

 As much as it would be fun to just get on a plane, cruise and go, traveling is much more complicated than that.

You need to plan and enjoy the experience. Follow these tips to enjoy traveling more.

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